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Public Notice: Occidental Chemical Corporation, Inc. Facility, Wichita, Kansas

Publish Date: 06/19/2018


Legal Notice - Statement of Basis Issued for Proposed Remedy and Public Availability Session Announced

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, KS 66219, is providing public notice regarding issuance of a Statement of Basis for a Proposed Remedy for the Occidental Chemical Corporation, Inc. Facility, 6200 South Ridge Road, Wichita, KS 67215 (EPA ID# KSD007482029).

EPA is issuing a Statement of Basis for a Proposed Remedy for the Occidental Chemical Corporation, Inc. facility site. This facility is required under the existing permit to investigate and remediate contamination resulting from releases at the facility.

The Proposed Remedy entails continued operation of the existing groundwater interceptor well system with groundwater plume monitoring, and the addition of one extraction well; maintaining ground cover with inspection and maintenance; limited excavation of surface soil and consolidation within the existing landfill, plus installation of a seep collection system to enhance the landfill cap; continued operation plus inspection and maintenance to protect against vapor intrusion; installation of recovery wells for contaminant removal; activity and use limitations to prevent human contact usage of impacted groundwater; limiting future site use to commercial or industrial; and requiring a media management plan to prevent exposures during future excavations on-site.

A copy of EPA’s Statement of Basis, Remedy Proposal, investigation reports, and other information are compiled in an Administrative Record available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

Haysville Community Library
210 South Hays
Haysville, KS 67060

EPA Region 7 Records Center
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219

The public comment period begins June 26, 2018, and ends August 9, 2018. Comments must be submitted in writing to:

Brad Roberts
EPA Region 7 (AWMD/WRAP)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Or via email:

Comments must be submitted prior to the expiration of the public comment period, which ends August 9, 2018.

A Public Availability Session is planned for:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Campus High School
2100 55th Street South
Wichita, KS 67217

A formal public hearing on the Remedy Proposal and draft Permit Modification has not been scheduled. However, if requests are received that indicate significant public interest in the Statement of Basis for the Proposed Remedy, a public hearing can be scheduled. Requests for a public hearing must be made in writing to Brad Roberts at the address listed above, and must state the nature of issues to be raised. Such requests must be submitted prior to August 9, 2018.

After consideration of all comments received, and of the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), EPA will make a Final Decision. If the decision is made to select a Final Remedy that is substantially unchanged from that described in the Statement of Basis made available for public comment as announced by this notice, EPA will notify all persons submitting comments or requesting a notice of the Final Decision. If the selected remedy is substantially changed from that described in the Statement of Basis, EPA will issue a public notice indicating the changes.

Applicant or Respondent

Occidental Chemical Corporation, Inc. Facility
6200 South Ridge Road
Wichita, KS 67215

Permit #: KSD007482029