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EPA ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF THE REMOVAL ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD FOR THE HUFF BATTERY SALVAGE SITE, BOWMAN, SOUTH CAROLINA

Release Date: 11/05/2002
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Media Relations, (404) 562-8421   Kathy Armstrong, EPA Media Relations (404) 562-8225
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Administrative Record for the Huff Battery Salvage Site in Bowman, Orangeburg County, South Carolina is available for public review.

The Administrative Record file includes documents that form the basis for selection of the removal action. Documents in the record may include but are not limited to preliminary assessment and inspection reports, test results, and the Action Memorandum. All interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the documents.

The documents will be available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

                  Orangeburg County Library
                  510 Louis Street
                  Orangeburg, SC 29115
                  Attn: Paula Paul

                  U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
                  Sam Nunn Federal Center - 11
                  th Floor
                  61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
                  Atlanta, GA 30303-3104br> Attn: Debbie Jourdan

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which begins on November 5, 2002 and ends on December 5, 2002. Comments should be addressed to Kevin Misenheimer, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 4, ERRB, 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303-3104. At the end of the 30-day comment period, a written response to all pertinent comments will be prepared in a responsiveness summary and placed in the file.

The Huff Battery Salvage Site is the location of a former lead-acid battery cracking operation and lead recovery process. The site is a privately owned property located in a rural portion of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, off of Frontage Road, west of I-26 near the town of Bowman.