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TCEQ/EPA Sampling at Former Encycle Facility

Documents regarding TCEQ and EPA's collaborative efforts in sampling the former Encycle Facility in Corpus Christi, TX.

The TCEQ and EPA collaborated on a sampling and analyses effort to screen soils, sediments, groundwater, and wastes for the presence of hazardous organic substances within the former ASARCO/Encycle facility. The following documents including the complete data set generated are available:



Required use of SW-846 Method 5035

New Information

Beginning January 1, 2016, the TCEQ Remediation Division will require the use of United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) SW846 Method 5035A, Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples, as amended, for the collection and preparation of solid samples for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis using purge-and-trap technology.

The TCEQ Remediation Division guidance on Method 5035 has been updated and is available.