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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Paul Gotthold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3410
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that corrective action is complete without controls at the Envirotrol Inc. Beaver Falls facility.
- In the past Envirotrol had small releases of activated carbon as a result fo routine operations. Envirotrol has removed spilled activated carbon and soils from the areas identified during EPA's facility assessment conducted in 1988. During an EPA site visit in 2001 there were no indications of continuing releases from Envirotrol waste management activities, which are now covered by the PADEP permit.
- Based on the RCRA Facility Assessment and the EI site inspection of the Facility, EPA has determined that corrective action is now complete without controls at the Facility. A more complete explanation of the conditions at the Facility can be found in the Administrative Record and the Statement of Basis
- EPA published in a notice in local newspaper detailing the proposed Agency decision of no further corrective action. The thirty (30) day public comment period ended on May 12, 2003 and no comments were received during that time.
- The Envirotrol, Inc. (Envirotrol) facility is located at the intersection of 24th Street Extension & 31st Street in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, PA 15010. The Envirotrol facility consists of a masonry building situated on a two and one-half acre tract of industrially zoned land. Envirotrol receives spent activated carbon from costumers, reactivates the carbon using a rotary kilns, and returns it to the costumer.
- Some of the spent carbon received at Envirotrol is classified as a hazardous waste. Envirotrol is covered by a Resource Conservation and Recovery Permit (RCRA) from PADEP for the storage of hazardous waste. Envirotrol is also subject to RCRA interim status requirements for the thermal treatment (i.e reactivation) of the spent carbon. The facility is currently only sporadically operated for the reactivation of spent carbon and is used mainly as a warehouse for the storage of spent and activated carbon. However, Envirotrol is seeking a permit for the thermal treatment of hazardous waste, which will cover the reactivation operations, and an application is being prepared. The current RCRA storage permit is scheduled to be renewed in 2002.
- The Envirotrol building was erected in 1927 as part of an industrial complex. The original tenant of the building was New England Laminates Company. Sometime after this occupancy, Ingram- Richardson moved into the building. Ingram-Richardson manufactured ceramic sings and armor plating during World War II. Envirotrol signed a lease purchase agreement for the building in the fall of 1977. Envirotrol owns or leases 3 of the 6 land parcels ( 1,4 and 6) and an auto salvage company operates on parcel #3.
- In 1996 PADEP conducted removal activities on the land parcel #2, east of the properties operated by Envirotrol . PADEP determined that the remediation activities were required as a result of the past operations by the ceramic manufacturing operations by Inngram-Richardson.
- Some of the spent carbon received at Envirotrol is classified as a hazardous waste
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [PDF, 4 pages, 86 KB, About ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 6 pages, 23 KB, About ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 8 pages, 24 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 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 EPA Project Manager: Mr. Paul Gotthold (215) 814-3410.