An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to EPA.gov. If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Outreach Information for Cavenham Forest Industries, LLC

Outreach Information for Cavenham Forest Industries, LLC
 

  1. Facility Cleanup Community Fact Sheet , Number 1 (U.S. EPA; August 2013): This first overall 2-page fact sheet describes the facility cleanup work being conducted at the Cavenham Forest Industries, LLC.  The cleanup work has been designed to meet the local needs to protect human health and the environment.  Both the roles of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Corrective Action program and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) program which are providing environmental oversight are described.  An update on recent progress being made under the EPA Corrective Action Program is outlined and key contacts are provided.  The Fact Sheet announces the renewal of a significant EPA permit which allows for public comment for forty-five (45) days, starting August 23, 2013.
     
  2. Permit Renewal Fact Sheet, Number 1 (U.S. EPA; August 23 2013): A 6-page Fact sheet focuses on describing the latest 10 year renewal for the draft EPA Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit. This document includes: the official public notice for the comment period; a facility background; regulatory history; and summary of investigations/cleanup, as well as outlines the permit requirements. It states how citizens may choose to provide comments within the eligible timeframe. Refer to next reading room item, which is the 75-page draft permit itself for more details.
     
  3. Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit Pursuant to the Hazardous & Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA). This draft permit is presented for the public and industry to review and comment upon for the forty-five (45) days between August 23, 2013 and October 7, 2013.  This permit was originally shared at the public meeting held on August 20, 2013 in Gulfport, MS.  The permit (75 pages) covers standard conditions, corrective action and includes figures and appendices.
     
  4. Control And Containment Design Report. September 15, 2011. This work plan (571-pages) is called the “SWMU-3-1 and 3-4 Control and Containment Design Report” was written to be in compliance with new FEMA requirements that the design must not create any positive change in the 100 year flood elevation.  As such, this report replaces an earlier report (May 22, 2009) which was revised and updated.  The report describes the conceptual design and rationale for the control and containment of releases from two areas on-site of the Cavenham Forest Industries facility.  The report includes: current conditions; measures; alternative measures; project management and construction/implementation.
     
  5. Turkey Creek Human Health Risk Assessment. Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health. September 2012. This report (292-pages), required under the EPA RCRA Corrective Action Program, reviews and evaluates surface water, sediment, and fish data to determine possible chemicals that pose a human health concern. It also assesses current and potential future exposure scenarios and quantifies the potential risk and hazard to human health. The report includes: data evaluation, exposure assessment, toxicity assessment and risk characterization and uncertainties analysis.
     
  6. Aquatic Wildlife Screening Level Exposure Evaluation (December 2010): The first report (14-pages) presents the methodology and results of the ecological risk assessment for benthic invertebrates and fish in Turkey Creek near the target facility.
    Mammalian and Avian Wildlife Screening Level Exposure Evaluation (December 2010): The second report (21-pages) presents the ecological risk assessment for higher level organisms (bird and mammalian receptors), using the raccoon and Great Blue Heron as indicator species.
     
  7. EPA Approval Letter for Human Risk Assessment (October 2012): The EPA approval letters for the human health risk assessment (2-pages) provides feedback to the regulated facility, Cavenham Forest Industries, that this report was acceptable. 
    EPA Approval Letter for Ecological-Related Risk Assessments (March 25, 2011): The EPA approval letters for the ecological risk assessments (2-pages) provides feedback to the regulated facility, Cavenham Forest Industries, that this report was acceptable.
     
  8. Presentations

    RCRA Facility Presentation
     (August 20, 2013): The EPA approval letters for the ecological risk assessments (2-pages) provides feedback to the regulated facility, Cavenham Forest Industries, that this report was acceptable.

    Draft Hazardous Solid Waste Amendment (HSWA) Permit Renewal (August 20, 2013): This presentation (17-slides) given by EPA’s Corrective Action Program, covers background, EPA’s perspective on the draft permit and a photography slideshow of facility conditions in 1987. This community presentation was conducted at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport on August 20, 2013, after public notifications and invitations were issued.

    Cavenham 1987 (August 20, 2013): This presentation (21-slides) given by EPA’s Corrective Action Program, covers background, EPA’s perspective on the draft permit and a photography slideshow of facility conditions in 1987. The presentation was conducted at the Good Deeds Community Center in Gulfport on August 20, 2013, after public notifications and invitations were issued.