Hutchens, L.E., Inc
(Hutchens Petroleum Corporation)
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Luis A. Pizarro 3LC30
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3444
- On June 27, 2006, a CA site visit was performed by the EPA, the DEQ, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the EPA contracted consultant, and representatives of Hutchens to assess and evaluate the facility regarding the potential need for CA. A Final RCRA CA Site Visit Report, dated December 29, 2006, was submitted to the EPA and the DEQ, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
- On March 23, 2010, DEQ personnel inspected the facility and reported that there appeared to be no environmental threat from past operations. Several small spills have been documented at the facility, however, all records indicate that these spills were appropriately addressed using spill mitigation techniques such as absorbent pads. Furthermore, these spills have primarily occurred and have been contained on paved areas which minimized the potential for environmental contamination. Based on this environmental history, the facility has no record of unmitigated releases that could have impacted soil and groundwater.
- A Statement of Basis (SB) was noticed on July 22, 2010, which proposed that no further actions to remediate soil or groundwater were necessary to protect human health and the environment. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the Facility on August 26, 2010 stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.
- L. E. Hutchens, Inc. (Hutchens) was founded as a home heating oil provider in 1975. The Hutchens facility is located on a 4 acre site in the Patrick County Industrial Park in Stuart, VA. Hutchens is currently a local marketer for gasoline, diesel, and petroleum products to central-southwest Virginia and the Piedmont area of North Carolina.
- Hutchens provided portable solvent cleaning stations to automotive and industrial clients from approximately September 1986 until October 7, 1987. The solvents used in the cleaning stations contained a mixture of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons with synonyms White Spirits, Varnoline, and Naphtha Safety Solvent. The Hutchens facility was listed as a Large Quantity Generator of D001, waste ignitable liquids, until 1987, when Hutchens contracted the parts washing business to Safety Kleen. SWMU-1 consists of a former hazardous waste tank farm with adjacent pump station which contained two (2) 12,000gallon tanks for reclaimed solvent and a 10,000 gallon tank for virgin solvent. The hazardous waste ASTs were located on a concrete pad surrounded by an earthen dike. The tanks were certified closed in 1988. There is no record of spills in this area.
- The contaminants of concern at the site are cleaning solvents with mixture of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons with synonyms White Spirits, Varnoline, and Naphtha Safety Solvent.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Final Decision[1pp, 22 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [6pp, 212 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [7pp, 243 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater [8pp, 269 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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The facility is under continued use.
- 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. Luis A. Pizarro : (215) 814-3444.