The public has until January 2014 to submit comment on a plan by lead-acid battery recycler Exide Technologies to upgrade its underground piping system.
On Nov. 7, 2013, Exide Technologies, petitioned for a Provisional State Modification for the State of California, Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Such modification includes the Temporary System of Storm Water and Wash-down Water Collection in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure. The current system will be replaced in order to implement the comprehensive interim measure (“IM”) removal action work plan approved by the Department on August 21, 2013 through a temporary authorization
Located in the city of Vernon, Exide has been ordered by DTSC to reduce emissions of lead and arsenic into the air and storm water system, after it was found that the emissions exceed state safety standards.
The 60-day public comment period on Exide’s plan starts today, Nov. 14, 2013. Public comments should be mailed to Bill Veile, DTSC, 8800 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826-3200. A public hearing of the plan will be held Dec. 2 at the Double Tree Hotel, 5757 Telegraph Road, Commerce, CA 90040.
Exide’s proposed plan can be viewed at the Maywood Public Library or at DTSC. For more information, call (714) 484-5337. For access to the project documents, go to: www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/Projects/exide.cfm.
Update: The deadline for submitting comment was updated from Dec. 2, 2013 to Jan. 2014.