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Public Notice: Toastmaster Macon Superfund Site, Macon, Macon County, Missouri

Publish Date: 08/26/2020


Public Comment Period

Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis and Administrative Record File Available for Non-Time-Critical Removal Action

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is soliciting public input on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for a removal action at the Toastmaster Macon Superfund Site (site). An EE/CA looks at environmental conditions and ways to clean up contamination.

The site encompasses a light industrial and residential area of Macon, Missouri, where trichloroethylene (TCE) has been detected in the groundwater, soil gas, and indoor air at the former Toastmaster small-appliance manufacturing facility and other nearby properties. The facility, generally located at 704 South Missouri Street, is occupied by Compton’s Furniture & More, a retail outlet.

Public comments on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) will be accepted from Aug. 26, 2020, through Sept. 25, 2020. The EE/CA and Administrative Record file (AR file) for this site are available on EPA’s website (see Administrative Records). Upon timely request, the comment period can be extended by an additional 15 days.

A Fact Sheet related to this notice is available online. Fact sheets with more information about TCE are available on EPA's website and ATSDR's website. Additional site information is also available online.

Written comments, questions about the EE/CA, and requests for information can be directed to:

Elizabeth Kramer
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 7 (ORA/OPA)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 913-551-7186
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425
EPA has also established a voicemail box for accepting oral comments at 913-551-8755.
EPA has compiled the AR file for public inspection. This is the official site file that contains technical documents with respect to response actions at this site. EPA has assessed the ability of the public to access the AR file through an internet-based Information repository and has determined that the local community has this ability. The AR file and EE/CA are also available during normal business hours at the following location:
EPA Region 7 Records Center
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa KS 66219

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