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EPA Project Manager
Mr Leonard Hotham
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
Mail Stop: 3LC30
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Email: : firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryland Department of Environment
Ms Barbara Brown
Environmental Restoration & Redevelopment Program
Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone : (410) 537-3493
- TRB-MCB 5601 Eastern Avenue, LLC. purchased the property during April 2014. The new owners have entered MDE’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and performed site characterization work to address data gaps. The site is planned to be redeveloped with mixed commercial/residential use.
- The previous owner, PEMCO entered the facility into the Maryland Department of the Environment's Voluntary Cleanup Program ("VCP") and EPA's RCRA Facility Lead Agreement ("FLA") program. The Company conducted site investigations.
- PEMCO Corporation closed and sold its Baltimore facility that manufactured inorganic pigments and specialty glass (frit) that were used to produce porcelain enamel and ceramic glaze coatings. The facility was in operation since the early 1920's. The PEMCO site is an approximately 20-acre parcel located in a mixed residential, commercial/industrial zone in eastern Baltimore City, Maryland. The property is zoned heavy industrial. The site currently includes several one- and two-story buildings totaling approximately 196,000 square feet. Approximately half of this space was used for manufacturing with the remainder used for office, storage and laboratories. The site also includes an approximately four-acre landfill that was used as a disposal area for off-specification frit from plant operations. PEMCO ceased using the landfill in 1979. The landfill area has been covered with a vegetated soil cap. The anticipated redevelopment of the site will result in demolition of all existing structures on the property
- The contaminants of concern are primarily VOCs in the soils.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposure[ 8 pp, 550 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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- Future site use is to be deterimined.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the EPA Project Manager:Mr Leonard Hotham (215)-814-5778.