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Li Tungsten - Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD)
May 2005

Get Involved!!!

In accordance with the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), a formal public comment period is not required when issuing an ESD. However, EPA is announcing the availability of this ESD in the Glen Cove Record Pilot, and there will be a public availability session relating to this ESD on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 7 PM in the City Council chamber, City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove.

In addition, as noted above, questions regarding this ESD may be directed to Edward Als of EPA,

Edward Als
Emergency and Remedial Response Division
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
290 Broadway, Floor 20
New York, New York 10007
(212) 637-4272

If you need further assistance please contact Cecilia Echols, Community Involvement Coordinator at 1-800-346-5009 or email: echols.cecilia @epa.gov.

EPA has chosen to issue this second Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) [PDF] to address the City of Glen Cove's decision to revise its Glen Cove Creek waterfront revitalization plan to include residential future use of the Site. The Glen Cove Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is planning to redevelop the Site to include both commercial and residential future uses. The City has revised its zoning code accordingly. This ESD re-evaluates the cleanup levels associated with the EPA's 1999 remedy as it pertains to the newly residential portions, examines the on-going implementation of the remedy, and provides detailed information as to how the remedy can safely accommodate the proposed residential uses at portions of the Site. Parcel A of the Li Tungsten property is still under evaluation with respect to future residential development, and may be the subject of a future determination by EPA.

EPA issued the first t ESD in November 2002 describing an increase in the volume of contaminated soil from the amount estimated in the ROD. The 2002 ESD updated the estimate of contaminated soil that required excavation to approximately 132,100 cy and also presented revised cost information resulting from new developments that occurred since the selection of the 1999 remedy.

The second ESD will become part of the Administrative Record file for the Site. The entire Administrative Record for the Site includes, among other things, the 1999 ROD and other relevant documents. These documents are available for review at the following locations:

Glen Cove Public Library
Reference Section
4 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 676-2130

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9am-9pm
Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm
Sun, 1pm-5 pm

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
290 Broadway, Floor 18
New York, New York 10007

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun, Closed


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