SMR Technologies - BE Aerospace
(Formerly: BF Goodrich)
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Luis A. Pizarro 3LC20
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection
Ms. Catherine Guynn
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499 ext. 1288
- This facility is one of EPA Region III's high priority RCRA corrective action sites. In April 2001, EPA determined that both the Human Exposures and Groundwater Environmental Indicators have been met. On August 19, 2003, SMR submitted to EPA and WVDEP a Release Assessment Work Plan to gather additional information to determine if all of the Corrective Action requirements have been completed. EPA and WVDEP approved the Work Plan on September 2, 2003 and field sampling began shortly thereafter. On October 17, 2003, SMR submitted the Release Assessment Report. EPA and WVDEP reviewed the report and determined that it supports a "no further action". WVDEP solicited comments on this recommendation in a local newspaper on April 22, 2004. No comments were received during the 45-day public comment period. On August 4 2004 WVDEP transmitted the Final Decision to the facility stating that, at this time, there is "no further corrective action" needed at the SMR/BE Aerospace facility.
- The SMR Technologies/BE Aerospace facility is located in Fenwick, Nicholas County, WV near Route 39. The facility is bounded by Big Laurel Creek to the southwest and Cherry River on the southeast. Manufacturing activities include the fabrication of a variety of rubber products for industry and government, such as rafts, life vests, aircraft floatation and escape systems
- The facility was previously owned by B.F. Goodrich and was sold to SMR Technologies, Inc. in 1988. At that time, SMR determined that 90-day storage of their hazardous wastes was acceptable and applied to WVDEP to close the Hazardous Waste Storage facility. The area was a covered, curbed storage pad used for the accumulation of waste solvents from the rubber products fabrication operations. WVDEP approved the closure activities, which included sampling the soils surrounding the pad to ensure no contaminants were present from potential past releases in the area. This area is currently used as a less than 90-day storage for wastes generated at the facility, and are disposed of off-site.
- Public input and comments were solicited at all significant decision-making events during the RCRA Corrective Action process. A public notice was placed in a local newspaper to notify the local community of WVDEP/EPA's decision An Administrative Record containing relevant information was also made available for review.
- Six groundwater monitoring wells are located throughout the site. Sporadic detections of benzene, chloroform, lead, benzo(a)pyrene, and bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate have been found in these wells above appropriate screening numbers.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 7pp, 25 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater [PDF, 9pp, 27 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
West Viriginia Dept of Enviromental Protection
Division of Waste Management
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
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- The facility is in continued use.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the EPA Project Manager: Mr. Luis A. Pizarro (215) 814-3444.