OU3 –Suspected Air Deposition Area 2

Operable Unit (OU) 3 consists of Suspected Air Deposition Area 2, on/north of the Erie Canal and east of Niagara/Orleans County Line. It is located in the blue-colored areas in the upper and far right corners of the map below:

FMC submitted RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Report Volume X for OU3 in 2012 and the Regulatory Agencies accepted the report as complete in 2013. A draft Corrective Measures Study (CMS) report, dated September 2015, was submitted to NYSDEC and USEPA pursuant to the 1991 AOC. Pursuant to the Order, NYSDEC has accepted the draft CMS report for technical completeness.

Current Status

  • FMC submitted a Final Pre-Design Investigation Work Plan on November 1, 2021 to NYSDEC for approval. It was approved November 29, 2021 by NYSDEC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). PDI activities outlined in the Work Plan and associated remedial design activities could be potentially implemented in 2022, as necessary.
  • NYSDEC issued the Final Statement of Basis for OU3 on February 17, 2021.
  • NYSDEC issued a Draft OU3 Statement of Basis on September 30, 2020 for public review and comment through November 16, 2020.
  • FMC Corporation submitted public comments to NYSDEC on November 13, 2020 after reviewing the Draft OU3 Statement of Basis.
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