Friday, November 18, 2016

DEP Hearing Dec. 6 On Hazardous Site Cleanup Action In Montgomery County

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it will host a public hearing on December 6 regarding the prompt interim response actions taken by DEP at the Hoff VC HSCA Site in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County.   
The hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Boyertown Junior High East School, located at 2020 Big Road, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.
It is intended to allow residents the opportunity to comment on the prompt interim response that was initiated by DEP to address risks associated with hazardous waste from truck washing activities at 334 Layfield Road in New Hanover, PA.
DEP discovered the hazardous solvent waste in a concrete pit that had not been remediated by prior owners of the property.
Click Here for an October 18, 2016 PA Bulletin notice of a consent order and agreement with Ethan Good, the Green Lane Trust, Good Oil Company and Shady Lane Estates, Ltd to resolve cost recovery claims for cleaning up the site.
Click Here for a copy of the 2014 environmental investigation of the site.
DEP will record testimony and receive written comments throughout the hearing; DEP will also accept written comments until February 3, 2017.
Those wishing to testify in person should contact Community Relations Coordinator Virginia Cain at 484-250-5808. Written comments may be sent to Colin Wade, Project Officer at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401.
Comments may also be emailed to:, with the subject clearly stating that the email is intended for the administrative record.
To date, actions at the site include removal, off site disposal of the waste and the in-situ treatment and/or disposal of contaminated soils adjacent to the concrete pit. DEP has determined that these actions are protective of human health and the environment, comply with Applicable, Relevant and Appropriate Requirements, are feasible and cost-effective. Department activities are expected to be completed by January 2017.
The administrative record containing the information that documents the selection of this response action is available for review by appointment between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 E. Main St., Norristown, PA 19401, 484-250-5910; additional copies are also available at the New Hanover Municipal Building, located at 2943 North Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.
Individuals in need of an accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Virginia Cain.

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