News Releases from Region 7
Public Given Additional Time to Comment on Carter Carburetor Site
Release Date: 11/30/2010
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 30, 2010) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 has extended the public comment period 60 days for the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) Report findings for the Carter Carburetor Superfund Site in St. Louis. The current comment period was expected to expire today.
Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks granted a final extension of the public comment period until Jan. 31, 2011, in response to a letter from Robert Kuehn, Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, Washington University School of Law. Kuehn contacted EPA on behalf of the Lindell Park Neighborhood Development Association. The letter asked for a 90-day extension.
“It is important that we give the community sufficient time to submit comments, but we also need to move forward on the most appropriate long-term remedy for the site,” said Brooks. “I believe this second extension meets our policy to afford the affected community every opportunity to participate in the process, but I will also emphasize that in response to the overwhelming sentiment expressed at a public meeting in October, I will not grant a further extension.”
The Carter Carburetor Superfund Site is located at 2800 to 2840 N. Spring St. The EE/CA Report was prepared by ACF Industries, Inc., a former owner of the Carter Carburetor Plant and a potentially-responsible party (PRP). EPA has reviewed and approved the report.
Written comments should be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2011, and should be sent to:
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA - Region 7
Office of Public Affairs
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Telephone: 913-551-7768 or
Toll Free: 1-800-223-0425