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EPA announces the availability of the Removal Administrative Record for the Abbeville Drum Site in Abbeville, South Carolina

Release Date: 03/04/2005
Contact Information:

For ImmediateRelease
March 4, 2005

Contact: Laura Niles Phone: (404) 562-8353

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Administrative Record for the Abbeville Drum Removal Site in Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina is available for public review.

The Administrative Record file includes documents that form the basis for selection of the removal action. A removal is a short-term cleanup intended to stabilize a site that poses an imminent and substantial threat to human health or the environment. Documents in the record may include, but are not limited to, preliminary assessment and inspection reports, test results, and the Action Memorandum. All interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the documents.

The documents will be available for public review during normal business hours at the following location:

Edgefield County Library
105 Court House Square
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824
Attn: Anu Acharekar

U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 11
th Floor
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
Attn: Debbie Jourdan

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which begins on March 4, 2005 and ends on April 4, 2005. Comments should be addressed to Bob Rosen, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 4, ERRB, 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303-3104. At the end of the 30-day comment period, a written response to all pertinent comments will be prepared in a responsiveness summary and placed in the file.

The Abbeville Drum Removal site consists of approximately 40 feet of roadside ditch on Old Hodges Road, a rural residential and agricultural area several miles east of the town of Abbeville. Site activities include an incident involving 55-gallon drums being dumped on the side of the road.