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NOTICE OF PROPOSED INTERIM RESPONSE JACKSONVILLE TCE HSCA SITE,NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, BUCKS COUNTYThe Department of Environmental Protection (Department), under the authority of the HazardousSites Cleanup Act, Act of October 18, 1988, P.L. 756, No. 108, 35 P.S. §§6020.101-6020.1305('HSCA'), is proposing a response action at the Jacksonville TCE HSCA Site (Site) inNorthampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.The Department, under the authority of HSCA, has been conducting an environmentalinvestigation of the Site. This investigation includes the sampling of private drinking watersupply wells located along portions of Jacksonville Road, North Traymore Avenue, and SouthTraymore Avenue. Sampling revealed levels of Tetrachloroethene (PCE), Trichloroethene(TCE), and/or 1,1-Dichloroethene exceeding Safe Drinking Water Maximum ContaminantLevels.To address the release and threat of release of hazardous substances at the Site, andcorresponding threats to human health and the environment, the Department proposes toimplement a response action at the Site under Sections 501(a) of HSCA, 35 P.S. §6020.501(a).The Department hereby proposes the installation of a waterline, including water mains andlateral connections to the public water supply. This proposed alternative complies withApplicable, Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARARs) and is feasible and cost-effective.Other possible alternatives include no action or the installation and continued monitoring andmaintenance of whole-house carbon filtration units and/or supplying bottled water.An Administrative Record, which contains more detailed information concerning this proposedresponse action, is available for public inspection. The Administrative Record may be examinedfrom 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Department's office at 2 East Main Street, Norristown PA 19401.Those interested in examining the Administrative Record should contact Bonnie McClennen at(484) 250-5965 to arrange for an appointment. Additional copies of the Administrative Recordare available for review at the Northampton Township Administration Building.Pursuant to Section 506(d) of HSCA, 35 P.S. § 6020.506(d), the Department shall conduct apublic hearing on August 25, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Northampton Township AdministrationBuilding, 55 Township Road, Richboro, PA. Anyone who would like to present formal oralcomments regarding this proposed response may do so by calling DEP Community RelationsCoordinator Lynda Rebarchak, at (484) 250-5820 to register.Any person with a disability who wishes to attend the public hearing and will require anauxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contactLynda Rebarchak at the telephone number listed above or through the Pennsylvania AT&TRelay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate theirneeds. The public may also submit written comments regarding the Department's proposedInterim Response action during the period of public comment. In accordance with Section 506(c)of HSCA, 35 P.S. § 6020.506(c), the Department has established a period for public commentthat is now open until close of business October 21, 2011. Written comments should beaddressed to Bonnie McClennen, Project Officer, Pennsylvania Department of EnvironmentalProtection, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401.Anyone with questions regarding this notice should contact Bonnie McClennen at (484) 250-
5965 to arrange for an appointment. Additional copies of the Administrative Record are available for review atthe Northampton Township
Administration Building.

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