Trex Properties Site

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Charlotte, NC - EPA Region IV
POLREP #2
Final
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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
POLLUTION/SITUATION REPORT
Trex Properties Site - Removal Polrep
Final Removal Polrep

EPA Emergency Response

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Region IV

Subject: POLREP #2
Final
Trex Properties Site
B46U
Charlotte, NC
Latitude: 35.2489000 Longitude: -80.8096550


To:
From: Kenneth Rhame, OSC
Date: 9/21/2016
Reporting Period: 12/18/2015

1. Introduction
  1.1 Background
   
Site Number: B46U    Contract Number:  
D.O. Number:      Action Memo Date:  
Response Authority: CERCLA    Response Type: Emergency
Response Lead: PRP    Incident Category: Removal Action
NPL Status: Non NPL    Operable Unit:
Mobilization Date: 8/11/2015    Start Date: 8/11/2015
Demob Date: 12/18/2015    Completion Date: 12/18/2015
CERCLIS ID:    RCRIS ID:
ERNS No.:    State Notification: RCRA
FPN#:    Reimbursable Account #:

1.1.1 Incident Category
CERCLA
Emergency Response

1.1.2 Site Description
Properties neighboring a former hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility.

1.1.2.1 Location
Properties next to 3114 Cullman Avenue.

1.1.2.2 Description of Threat
Vapor Intrusion related to high concentrations of trichloroethene (TCE).
Releases of hazardous substances due to improper disposal and storage of drums.

1.1.3 Preliminary Removal Assessment/Removal Site Inspection Results
EPA observed several containers (drums) in the non-hazardous waste storage area that had leaked, some were bulging, some were in extremely poor condition. Though these containers were said to be non-hazardous waste, most did contain hazardous substances. Some drums were observed to contain TCE. A dismantled solvent recovery system was observed in the haz-waste warehouse. Several cracks were observed in the floors in the non-haz and haz warehouses. 

Upon NCDENR serving a administrative warrant on August 19 to access four semi-trailers that they had been attempting to get access to for several months and the discovery of mutiple hazardous waste drums (some leaking and some bulging)in the four trailers; NC DENR requested U.S. EPA to take control of the Site and conduct an emergency response.

2. Current Activities
  2.1 Operations Section
    2.1.1 Narrative

U.S. EPA received a request to conduct a Removal Site Evaluation (RSE) on August 11, at the Trex Properties Site due to the recent discovery of trichloroethene (TCE) in shallow groundwater. TCE was documented as high as 400,000 parts per billion (ppb) next to a church. These groundwater samples were collected by a consultant of Trex Properties. Trex Properties recently purchased the property at 3114 Cullman Ave that was previously owned by Detrex Corporation. Detrex Corp. contracted Parts Cleaning Technologies (PCT) to operate and manage a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility.

The OSC consulted with Region 4's Scientific Support Section who recommended a expedited assessment.
The OSC mobilized to the Site on August 12 to obtain access agreements from the church, Trex Properties, and a scrap leather business to the west.
The assessment work was scheduled to begin August 18, air was analyzed using the Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer (TAGA).

While conducting the RSE, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources served Trex Properties and PCT with a administrative warrant to search four semi-trailers that they had been trying to gain access to for months. When opening the trailer, they observed several drums of hazardous waste. Some of the drums appeared to be leaking, some of the drums appeared to be under pressure (bulging). NC DENR requested that U.S EPA take control of the Site. EPA initiated a emergency response action at the Site on Wednesday August 19. EPA notified Trex Properties to provide verbal notice, Trex Properties hired SWS to stabilize the site.

TREX Properties has agreed to conduct all site remediation and exposure mitigation actions under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Conservation & Recover Act (RCRA) corrective action program and oversight.  

2.1.2 Response Actions to Date

Trex Properties hired SWS to stabilize the Site.
TREX Properties has agreed to conduct all site remediation and exposure mitigation actions under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Conservation & Recover Act (RCRA) corrective action program and oversight.

2.1.3 Enforcement Activities, Identity of Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs)
Trex Properties
Detrex Corporation
Parts Cleaning Technologies (PCT)

2.1.4 Progress Metrics

Waste Stream Medium Quantity Manifest # Treatment Disposal
           
           
           


  2.2 Planning Section
   

2.2.1 Anticipated Activities
TREX Properties has agreed to conduct all site remediation and exposure mitigation actions under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Conservation & Recover Act (RCRA) corrective action program and oversight.

2.2.1.1 Planned Response Activities
TREX Properties has agreed to conduct all site remediation and exposure mitigation actions under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Resource Conservation & Recover Act (RCRA) corrective action program and oversight.

2.2.1.2 Next Steps
TREX Properties has agreed to conduct all site remediation and exposure mitigation actions under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Resource Conservation & Recover Act (RCRA) corrective action program and oversight.

2.2.2 Issues                                                                                                                                                                                        The NC DEQ RCRA program took over site responsibilities from EPA Region 4 Supefund Divisions Emergency Response, Removal & Prevention Branch (ERRPB).

  2.3 Logistics Section
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  2.4 Finance Section
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  2.5 Other Command Staff
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3. Participating Entities
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4. Personnel On Site
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5. Definition of Terms
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6. Additional sources of information
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7. Situational Reference Materials
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