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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Griff Miller
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
The final decision of Complete without Controls became effective September 30, 2013 after a 30-day public comment period. No further action is required to make the GAF Materials property suitable for any type of land use.
An Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection was conducted in April 2004 to determine if human exposures to contamination and migration of contaminated groundwater are under control at the facility. Mentioned in the inspection report were several soil removals that were a result of leaking underground piping from an aboveground storage tank (AST) in 1993 and a pressurized release of asphalt oil from another AST in 2003. Residual contamination at levels below concern remained in place in isolated areas from both spills but pose minimal risk to any receptor. EPA determined that both EIs were met at the facility in June 2013.
The Atlas Roofing facility is located on approximately 25 acres in the Penn-Am Industrial Park in Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The facility began operations in 1979 and manufactures shingle roofing, roll roofing, and felt underlayment for shingle and roll roofing.
Primary contaminants at the facility include fuel oil constituents and heavier petroleum constituents from previous asphalt releases. Since prior asphalt spills have immediately hardened and been scraped off any surfaces, it is unlikely that any residual asphalt remaining would present a risk to workers or any other receptor. Residual levels of fuel oil constituents in subsurface soil are not expected to adversely affect potential receptors such as construction workers that may be exposed to contamination in subsurface soil.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Final Decision & Response to Comments [ 2 pp, 101 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [ 10 pp, 387 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 8 pp, 192 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [ 8 pp, 110 KB, About PDF]
- Documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division
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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The facility is unused.