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12/12/2019 - Public Invited to Informational Meeting on Tentative Determination Concerning Former Exide Battery Facility - Dec. 19, 2019, 4:30 pm, Independence Hall

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection's (DEEP)’s Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse Remediation Division has issued the Town of Fairfield the following Notice of Tentative Determination:

Former Exide Battery Facility
2190 Post Road, Fairfield, Connecticut
EPA ID No. CTD001181148


The Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) hereby gives notice pursuant to Section 22a-6h of the Connecticut General Statutes (“CGS”) and Section 22a-449(c)-110 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (“RCSA”), incorporating and amending 40 CFR 270, that she has made a Tentative Determination that the Corrective Action is complete and that no Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit is necessary, and that a Completion Determination for the Investigation and Corrective Actions will be made for the Former Exide Battery Facility located at 2190 Post Road, Fairfield, Connecticut.

The Statement of Basis provides details of the environmental investigation and remedial activities completed at the facility on which the Commissioner’s tentative determination is based. The Statement of Basis also provides a description of the Former Exide Battery Facility’s closure and corrective action activities under RCRA. Under RCRA, the Former Exide Battery Facility has demonstrated that any releases of hazardous wastes or hazardous constituents at the facility have been investigated and remediated to levels established to protect human health and the environment, which include environmental clean-up endpoints to at least those specified pursuant to RCSA Section 22a-133k-1 et seq. (Connecticut’s Remediation Standard Regulations). All requirements pursuant to RCSA Section 22a-449(c)-104(a)(2)(O) are in compliance.

The Statement of Basis and other related materials are available for review at the following locations:

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
The hours of the Department’s record center are:
Tuesday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Fairfield Town Hall
Town Clerk Office
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 256-3090
The hours of the Fairfield Town Hall are:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

An informational meeting will be held at Sullivan Independence Hall (1st Floor Conference Room), 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield on December 19, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.  All interested persons are invited to express their views on this tentative determination concerning the Former Exide Battery Facility. Written comments on the Statement of Basis should be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., on January 27, 2020. Comments shall be directed to: Carolyn Fusaro, Remediation Division, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106 5127 or by email at Carolyn.Fusaro@ct.gov.

The Commissioner will hold a public hearing in addition to a public informational meeting if she determines there is sufficient public interest in her decision that no permit is required because remediation is complete. Any requests for a hearing regarding this tentative determination shall be submitted within forty-five (45) days after publication of this notice.

The State of Connecticut has authorization to administer the RCRA hazardous waste program in lieu of the Federal Government. Therefore, hazardous waste facilities in Connecticut are subject to and must comply with all applicable Connecticut hazardous waste requirements found in Sections 22a-449(c)-100 through 119 and 22a-449(c)-11 of the RCSA and Section 22a-454 of the CGS.

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), individuals with disabilities who need this information in an alternative format to allow them to benefit and/or participate in the agency’s programs and services, should call (860) 418-5937 or e-mail Barbara Viadella, ADA Coordinator, at barbara.viadella@ct.gov. Requests for accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Jan Michael Czeczotka
Remediation Division
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Newspaper: Connecticut Post
Date: December 12, 2019