COUNTY, FL - The USEPA Region 4 "Proposed Clean-up Plan for the Koppers
Portion of the Cabot Koppers Superfund Site"was released on Thursday July
USEPA has scheduled a Public Information Meeting to present the Proposed
Plan on August 5, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stephen Foster Elementary
School, 3800 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL. The USEPA has also
established an initial 30 day public comment period ending August 15,
2010 to receive public comments on the plan.
view or download The USEPA plan from the Alachua County Environmental
Protection Department website click here.
City of Gainesville plans to request an extension of this
public comment period to allow sufficient time for review and
comment by the public and the Local Intergovernmental Team
consisting of representatives from the City of Gainesville, Alachua County
Environmental Protection, Gainesville Regional Utilities and the Alachua
County Health Department and their consultants. The Local Team
plans public meetings with citizens and the City of Gainesville
and Alachua County Commissions to receive input and prepare comments
to USEPA on the Proposed Plan. The dates for these
meetings have not been set.
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department will continue to work in
coordination with the City of Gainesville and other members of the local team
to review and provide comments to USEPA on the Proposed Plan," said
Chris Bird, Alachua County Environmental Protection Director,"
We will be looking for ways to improve the plan based on concerns and
comments we receive from our technical team, the public and our local
elected officials. Our comments will be oriented to improving the
protection to our drinking water, protecting adjacent neighborhoods, and
meeting local expectations for the future use of the site."
more information, contact Alachua County Pollution Prevention Manager John
Mousa at 352-264-6800.