The Site is located at 7301 Milnor St., Philadelphia, PA 19136, and comprises about 10.5 acres of open land and a structure. The Site was formerly operated by Metal Bank of America, Inc. (''Metal Bank'') and others as a scrap yard and transformer processing facility. From 1969 until 1984, Metal Bank was involved in the processing of used transformers to reclaim their copper cores and iron casings. Metal Bank processed the transformers, emptied them of their oil, disassembled them, separated the various parts, and drained the transformer oil onto a concrete pad and into an underground storage tank (''UST''). Because of the reclamation operation, the ground near the UST became saturated with oil, and other contaminants, including PCBs, PAHs, SVOCs, and VOCs.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Utilities Group entered into a Consent Decree to remedy and monitor the Site. The Department has determined that it is in the public interest to resolve its response cost claims against the Utilities Group. Consequently, the Department and the Utilities Group have signed a COA through which the Utilities Group agreed to pay the Department Forty-Five Thousand Dollars ($45,000) to resolve its response cost liability. The Department has agreed to provide the Utilities Group with protections against certain future liabilities.
The Department provides this notice under Section 1113 of HSCA, 35 P.S. § 6020.1113, which states that ''settlement shall become final upon the filing of the Department's response to significant written comments.'' The COA is available for public review and comment. The COA can be examined from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department's Southeast Regional Office, located at 2 East Main Street in Norristown, PA 19401, by contacting Tim Cherry at (484) 250.5728 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Schena, Esquire at (484) 250-5865 or email@example.com. A public comment period on the Agreement will extend for 60 days from today's date. Persons may submit written comments regarding the COA within 60 days of today's date by submitting them to Mr. Cherry in the Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields Program at the above address.
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