The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 will hold a community meeting August 3, 2023, to provide an update on activities at the Patrick Bayou Superfund Site.
Contact Adam Weece, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at 214.665.2265, 800.533.3508 (Toll-Free), or [email protected] with any community outreach or participation questions, or media inquiries.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Signs Approval Memorandum to Conduct an Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the Patrick Bayou Superfund Site
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed an Approval Memorandum on November 3, 2022, to conduct an Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for a Non-Time Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) at the Patrick Bayou Superfund Site. The purpose of the EE/CA will be to develop and evaluate alternatives to address sediments contaminated with mercury and PCBs. Addressing areas with elevated concentrations of PCBs and mercury will help to significantly reduce the potential for direct contact and uptake of contaminants by ecological receptors, as well as reducing the transport of contaminated surface water and sediment into the Houston Ship Channel. While the NTCRA will accelerate the overall Site cleanup by containing and reducing site contamination, it is not expected to constitute the complete and final cleanup plan for the Site. Additional CERCLA response actions may be necessary as more information regarding the Site conditions become available. A remedial investigation and feasibilty study (RI/FS) is ongoing to complete the characterization of the nature and extent of contamination and to identify whether any further response actions will be necessary, post implementation of this NTCRA, to protect human health and the environment. EPA will document any future remedial action activities in a Record of Decision (ROD).