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EPA Announces the Availability of the Administrative Record for ESB, Inc., Removal Site in Atlanta

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

(ATLANTA – April 3, 2006) The EPA Administrative Record for the ESB, Inc., Removal Site located in Atlanta 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 locations:

Atlanta Public Library U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
525 Peeples Street, SW Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 11th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30310 61 Forsyth Street, SW
Attn: Ms. Rosie Meadows Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3104
(404) 752-8740 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 Chris Russell, 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 ESB, Inc. Site is located at 1246 Allene Avenue, SW in Atlanta. The Site occupies 12 acres of land and has two abandoned buildings. The facility manufactured lead-acid automobile batteries.