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Public Notice: Former Carboline Company, Xenia, Ohio

Publish Date: 05/30/2017

Summary

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to install what officials call institutional controls at the Carboline facility in Xenia, Ohio. The controls would limit current and future land uses to industrial or commercial activities. The goal is to prevent contact or exposure to pollution that remains in subsurface soil on two sections of the property. Access to the facility is already restricted by an existing fence, and unauthorized digging is prohibited so the vegetation cover is not disturbed. Financial assurance will ensure remedies can be implemented and maintained.

Background and Operational History

The Carboline facility is located at 1125 Fairgrounds Road in the northern portion of the City of Xenia, Greene County, Ohio.  The entire Carboline facility comprises approximately 7.5 acres. Carboline specialized in manufacturing epoxy coatings.  The facility blended various grades of liquid and solid paint materials and solvents to match the specifications of a particular order.  The manufacturing process consisted of milling and high speed dispersal of raw materials (i.e., pigments, fillers, solvents, resins, and other additives) into a liquid or paste. Carboline stored approximately 700 virgin chemicals at the facility for use in the production of coatings.

In 1953, the Moran Paint Company of Xenia, Ohio (Moran) initiated operations involving manufacturing of paint finishes for the automotive and appliance industries.  The facility was purchased by Carboline in 1963, and continued manufacturing products under the Moran name.

Sun Chemical Company purchased Carboline in 1980. In July 1981, Carboline submitted a Notification of Regulated Waste Activity form and Part A permit application indicating its status as a RCRA treatment, storage, or disposal facility (TSDF).  In 1982, Sun Chemical sold the Moran product line formerly manufactured by Carboline. Sun Chemical continued the same manufacturing operations at the facility for the remaining products. Sun Chemical sold the assets of the Carboline Division to RPM, in 1986, who continued the manufacturing operations until it closed the facility in December 2000. RPM sold the property to Cherokee BB I, LLC (Cherokee) in July 2001.  Mr. Ken Weaver bought the facility from Cherokee on December 10, 2006.  Xenia Township Board of Trustees, Greene County, OH, 8 Brush Row Rd, Xenia OH 45385, bought the six properties from Ken Weaver on July 28, 2016. Trophy Sports Center (TSC), was in business at the facility from September 2013 to June 2016.  TSC customized sports apparel and products for business. TSC utilized the former Dry Pigment warehouse in the back of the facility for storage.

Program/Statute: RCRA 3008h on consent

Proposed Action: Imposition of industrial controls to assure the site does not pose a risk in the future by limiting current and future land uses to those consistent with industrial or commercial uses.

Applicant or Respondent

Xenia Township Board of Trustees
8 Brush Row Rd
Xenia, OH 45385

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