Procter & Gamble Mfg. Co.
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Luis Pizarro
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street MS 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-3433
Phone: (215) 814-3444
- A site visit was conducted by EPA and VDEQ at the Eagle Picher Automotive-Wolverine Gasket Division facility on Novemeber 8, 2008 to discuss the Proctor and Gamble Mfg Co (P&G) in Portsmouth, Virginia. The purpose of the visit was to gather relevant information to assess current and past environmental impact of P&G operations. After an extensive review of existing information and the site visit, EPA determined that there is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility.
- EPA published a notice in a local newspaper detailing the proposed Agency decision of no further corrective action. The thirty (30) day public comment period ended on July 17, 2009 and no comments were received during that time.
- On August7, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Final Determination of Corrective Action Complete without controls, no further corrective action is required at this time at the Proctor and Gamble Mfg Co (P&G) in Portsmouth, Virginia facility
- The site is currently occupied by Arreff Terminals Inc., with a number of shipping containers present on the site. Arreff Terminals provides transloading / warehousing for the Virginia Port Authority. P&G formerly utilized the 11,000 square foot, multi-story facility to manufacture and package peanut butter beginning in 1931. In 1994 the 21-acre site was sold to Fred R. Langley of Knoxville, TN (Virginia Pilot Newspaper 12/2/94).
- The P&G facility operated a hazardous waste management unit (HWMU) container storage area with a capacity of 550 gallons (10 drums) from November 19, 1980 to June 30, 1993. The HWMU container storage facility operated under Interim Status from November 19, 1980, until March 28, 1989, the date the facility requested the closure verification site visit by the Virginia Department of Waste Management (VDWM), predecessor to the VDEQ. (Interim Status was officially terminated by the VDWM on June 19, 1989.) Apparently, the same HWMU container storage area was operated under both a large quantity generator (LQG) and a small quantity generator (SQG) status under 40 CFR § 262.34, until the P&G facility closed. P&G deactivated the entire facility on May 22, 1995. The HWMU container storage area accepted wastes from the P&G facility's Quality Assurance Laboratory.
- A Closure Plan was submitted by P&G, dated July 19, 1988. On August 18, 1988, the public notice was published for the Closure Plan. On October 6, 1988, the VDWM provided P&G with comments on the initially submitted Closure Plan. P&G submitted the revised Closure Plan, dated October 14, 1988. The VDWM approved the revised Closure Plan on October 27, 1988. The VDWM received the closure certification according to the Closure Plan on March 28, 1989, and the facility requested the closure verification inspection by the VDWM. The Closure verification inspection by the VDWM staff occurred on June 2, 1989. The facility, under Arreff is currently is not a generator of hazardous waste.
- The P&G facility operated a hazardous waste management unit (HWMU) container storage area with a capacity of 550 gallons (10 drums) from November 19, 1980 to June 30, 1993.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 8 pages, 172 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 9 pages, 175 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [PDF, 5 pages, 30 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
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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 the EPA Project Manager: Luis Pizarro (215) 814-3444.