Since 2012, General Chemical Corp. (GCC) has stopped accepting hazardous waste deliveries to its facility at 133 Leland Street in Framingham, emptied its storage buildings and tanks of waste materials, dismantled all waste tanks, submitted a detailed plan for closing, and conducted a variety of activities to decontaminate all hazardous waste storage structures. On April 8, 2014, MassDEP accepted GCC's certification of facility closure.
Facility Licensing, Closure, Post-Closure Care & Corrective Action
- MassDEP Final Determination on 2006 GCC License Renewal & Summary Response to Comments
GCC was first licensed as a hazardous waste storage and treatment facility in 1973 under the Massachusetts Clean Water Act. MassDEP issued the facility's first license under the U.S. Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act (M.G.L. Chapter 21C) in 1986. GCC is currently operating under a license issued in 2006. NOTE: Copies of the full license are available for review at the Boston and Wilmington offices of MassDEP and in the office of the Framingham Board of Health.
- GCC Hazardous Waste Facility License Attachment VI: Closure Plan
Outline of the procedures that would be necessary to completely close GCC's facility at the end of its intended operating life, and leave the facility proper in an uncontaminated condition.
- GCC Closure Notification to MassDEP - March 1, 2012
- GCC Outline of Detailed Facility Closure Activities Plan - April 11, 2012 file size 5MB
- GCC Detailed Facility Closure Activities Plan - June 14, 2012 file size 5MB
- GCC Revisions to Detailed Facility Closure Activities Plan - July 23, 2012 file size 5MB
- MassDEP Administrative Consent Order with General Chemical Corp. - March 26, 2014
This document specifies post-closure care, corrective actions and cleanup activities that the company has agreed to undertake at its Framingham facility. A draft of the agreement was subject to public comment in January 2014.
- MassDEP Acceptance of General Chemical Corp. Facility Closure Certification - April 8, 2014
The agency has determined that GCC has adequately decontaminated and closed the facility, and is requiring that the company perform post-closure care and corrective action.
- MassDEP Authorization to Proceed With GCC Cleaning & Decontamination - July 24, 2012
- MassDEP Community Notice: GCC Cleaning & Decontamination Work & Schedule (English) - July 24, 2012
Translations: Portuguese Spanish
- MassDEP Fact Sheet: Cleaning Buildings & Tanks at the General Chemical Facility in Framingham - July 25, 2012
- GCC Plan: Management of Drilling Waste - October 9, 2012
- MassDEP Authorization of GCC Air Quality Pilot Testing - June 21, 2012
- Fact Sheet on GCC Air Quality Pilot Testing (English) - June 2012
Translations: Portuguese Spanish
- GCC Air Monitoring During Pilot Test for Facility Decontamination Operations - July 17, 2012 file size 1MB
Prepared by the MassDEP Field Assessment & Support Team (FAST).
- GCC Report: Surface Cleaning Pilot Test - July 17, 2012 file size 3MB
Prepared by PRIME Engineering Inc. Includes chromatogram data.
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