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EPA Announces the Availability of the Administrative Record for Channelside Drive Spill Removal Site in Tampa (Hillsborough County), Fla.

Release Date: 04/03/2006
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,

(ATLANTA – April 3, 2006) The EPA Administrative Record for the Channelside Drive Spill Site located in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Fla., is available for public review.

The Administrative Record file includes documents that form the basis for selection of the removal action. A removal action 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:

U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 11th Floor
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3104
Attn: Debbie Jourdan
(404) 562-8862

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which began March 28, 2006 and ends April 28, 2006. Comments should be addressed to Terry Stilman, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 4, ERRB, 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. 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 Channelside Drive Spill Site is a drainage ditch that was covered with a black sludge-like material. Analytical results indicated that the material had high levels of lead. Based on the size and scope of the incident, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection requested EPA’s assistance.