It can be difficult to determine who the players are in the Cleanup Process
at Central Chem. The proliferation of acronyms can make tracking down
information even more difficult. The following is intended as a brief
introduction to the stakeholders in the Superfund Process at Central Chem.
Hopefully, as you read around the site and become more knowledgable about
the process in general, the roles and responsiblities will become more
•The role of the community is represented by
the Future Land Use Committee, headed up by Kathy Maher,
Planning Director for the City of Hagerstown (email@example.com) and
comprised of members of the community, city planners, representatives of
the Potentially Responsible Parties, and others who have
been charged with developing a public outreach program for the purpose of
creating a future land use recommendation for the site. The public outreach
program is funded by a $100,000 award to participate in the EPA's Superfund
Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) Pilots program. For more about the SRI program
grant, see the FAQs
•Its actually quite simple: The Cleanup Process
as a whole is managed and run by the Environmental Protecton
Agency, or EPA. Hagerstown falls under mangagement
of Region III, and there are two EPA staff members assigned to the Central
Chemical Project. They are Eric Newman, Site Remedial Project
Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Patrick Gaughan, Site
Community Involvement Coordinator. (gaughan.Patrick@epa.gov).
What's the difference?
-Questions about involvement in any process leading to, during and after
a cleanup process are directed to Mr. Gaughan, the Site Community
-Questions related to technical issue are answered by Mr. Newman, the
Remedial Project Manager, members of the EPA's support
staff and those under contract to EPA. Technical questions include those
such cleanup time lines, suspected hazards posed by contamination, risk
factors to suspected hazards/contamination, planning leading to a cleanup,
decisions surrounding a cleanup, etc. The Remedial Project Manager evaluates
all Site factors, and in conjunction with state and local agencies, makes
final determinations about all Site factors and decisions.
•Two Consulting Groups are working with
the Land Use Committe as part of the SRI Grant: E-squared (E2) and
the Institute for Environmental Negotiation (IEN), both
of which are affiliated with University of Virginia. James Wilkinson (email@example.com)
is the representative from E2, an environmental and economic consultancy,
and Lynn Osgood (Lao5c@virginia.edu) represents IEN in its role as facilitor
and training consultant.
• Environmental and health issues can
be addressed to Robin Gilden, RN, MS. (firstname.lastname@example.org) the representative
from Technical Outreach Services for Communities (TOSC).
TOSC is a program of the EPA-funded Center for Hazardous Substances in Urban
Environments that provides free technical assistance to communities with
environmental contamination issues related to Superfund or Brownfields sites.
TOSC provides educational and technical resources to help understand the
technical issues related to the Central Chemical site. Ms. Gilden works
closely with environmental engineers at John Hopkins University’s
Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering to provide communities
with education materials and technical assistance.
• The Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs)
are companies or individuals thought to be responsible for Superfund site
contamination. PRPs are responsible for past and future
costs of cleaning up the site. The EPA has identified the following
as the Central Chemical PRPs: Allied-Signal, Inc., now Honeywell, Inc.,
Bayer Corporation, Central Chemical Corporation, E.I. du Pont de Nemours
& Co., Inc., Elf AtoChem North America, Inc., FMC Corporation, Monsanto
Company, Montrose Chemical Corporation of California, Novartis Corporation,
Occidental Chemical Corporation, Olin Corporation, Rohm & Haas Company,
Shell Oil Corporation, Union Carbide Corporation, Uniroyal Chemical Company,
and Wilmington Securities, Inc. Currently, a representative of the PRPs
is a member of the Future Land Use Committte.