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COLUMBIA MANUFACTURING

Westfield,  Massachusetts
Hampden County
Street Address: 1 Cycle Street
Zip Code: 01085
Congressional
District(s):

01
EPA ID #: MAD001115609
Site ID #:
Site Alias:
Environmental Indicators Status: Current Human Exposures Under Control = YES


Description
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Columbia Manufacturing, Westfield is a manufacturer of school furniture and bicycles. The facility is located on a 24 acre parcel of land. The site is zoned for industrial use. The facility generates electroplating and solvent wastes and formerly operated two hazardous waste lagoons. Significant cleanup work has been performed. The site is undergoing investigation and cleanup under a RCRA 3008(h) order issued by EPA.

Current Status
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EPA has prepared a Statement of Basis for a Corrective Action remedy determination for the Columbia Manufacturing Company located at One Cycle Street in Westfield, Massachusetts. Based upon investigation and remediation activities conducted at and around the facility, EPA is announcing its Statement of Basis for a Completion Determination that Corrective Action obligations under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act are “Complete with Controls.” The Statement of Basis proposal includes a summary of the facility history, contaminant investigation and cleanup, proposed controls, and details of the public comment process. Anyone interested in reviewing this proposal can view the Statement of Basis and other project documents at the Westfield Anthenaeum Library located at 6 Elm Street, Westfield, Massachusetts during the Public Comment Period. The public comment period will run from August 27, 2011 through September 26, 2011. If significant comments are received, EPA would consider a request for a 15 day extension to the public comment period.

All interested persons are invited to express their views on this proposed Completion Determination. Written comments related to this proposal should be submitted during the public comment period to:

Mr. Frank Battaglia
RCRA Corrective Action Section
United States Environmental Protection Agency
EPA New England, Region I
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OSRR07-3
Boston, MA 02109-3912

Questions may be directed to Mr. Frank Battaglia at (617) 918-1362, battaglia.frank@epa.gov .

EPA will not make a final decision regarding this proposed Completion Determination until the public comment period has closed and all comments received during the public comment period have been evaluated and addressed.


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RDMS#108766

Links to Other Information
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Disclaimer Instructions about PDF

Current Human Exposures Under Control Environmental Indicator Determination, October 3, 2005 (653 KB)  
Corrective Measures Study Report, February 3, 2010 (Opening file is 577KB with links to additional PDF files)  
Statement of Basis for a Corrective Action Completion Determination, August 26, 2011 (2.25 MB)  
EPA Corrective Action Website  
EPA - RCRA Cleanup Enforcement Authorities Website  

Public Record Locations
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OSRR Records and Information Center, 1st Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (HSC), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617) 918-1440

Contacts
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Frank Battaglia
EPA Project Manager
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OSRR07-3
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:617-918-1362
E-Mail Address:battaglia.frank@epa.gov

Jeff Chorman
State Contact
Address:MassDEP
One Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone #:617-292-5888
E-Mail Address:

Ken Howard
Facility Contact
Address:Columbia Manufacturing
One Cycle Street
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone #:413-562-3664
E-Mail Address:

 


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