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Monday, December 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Warren Wilson College
North Entrance (Kittredge Theatre)
701 Warren Wilson Rd.
Swannanoa, NC 28778
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Superfund Division will host a public meeting concerning the Chemtronics Superfund Site. This meeting is to present opportunities available to communities during a Superfund remediation. The Superfund program bears the responsibility of cleaning up hazardous waste sites throughout the country.
Community Advisory Group (CAG)
Information on forming a Community Advisory Group (CAG) for the Site, per Superfund guidance, will be discussed. CAGs are established to ensure that all segments of the community have an opportunity to participate in the decision-making process.
The CAG would provide an additional setting via which representatives of the local community may receive up-to-date information about the status of cleanup activities, as well as to discuss community views and concerns about the cleanup process with EPA, the North Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Potentially Responsible Parties and other stakeholders involved in the cleanup of the site.
The CAG will be a public forum in which all affected and interested parties in a community can have a voice and actively participate in the Superfund process. If formed, the CAG would be made up of members of the community who would serve voluntarily and without compensation. Members should be willing to serve two-year terms.
The CAG will meet regularly to review and comment on technical documents and plans related to the environmental studies and cleanup activities at the site and to relay community views and concerns related to the site. All CAG meetings will be open to the public, and all members of the community are invited to participate. EPA encourages community involvement and considers the formation of a CAG where there is interest to be an important element of the Superfund process.
Technical Assistance Services for Communities
Also available is the Technical Assistance Services for Communities program. This program offers technical assistance to help communities better understand and become involved in the cleanup process for hazardous waste sites. The agenda also includes the provision of information regarding the Technical Assistance Grant for which a CAG may submit an application.
For more information regarding the purpose of this meeting, please contact Tonya Whitsett, Community Involvement Coordinator, toll-free at (877) 718-3752, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or concerns related to the technical aspects of the Chemtronics Superfund Site, Jon Bornholm, Remedial Project Manager, may be reached toll-free at (800) 435-9233, ext. 28820 or via email at email@example.com.