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Cox Road Dump Site

No further Superfund environmental response actions are required at this waste disposal landfill in Dayton, Liberty County. The site was referred to the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

REFERRED TO Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP ID 1922)

Site Background

The Cox Road Dump site in Dayton also known as Liberty Waste Disposal Company was operated as an industrial waste disposal facility from 1969 until 1983. The landfill is 83 acres on the west side of County Road 491 (Cox Road) about one mile north of FM 1413. The site was originally used to landfill tank bottoms and filter cake from petroleum companies, using a trench and fill method. The trenches used to dispose of the wastes were originally 18 to 20 feet deep and penetrated the shallow water-bearing zone. The water level was documented at 13 to 15 feet below ground surface. When industrial solid waste regulations became effective in 1970, the landfill operations were limited to a depth of 8 feet and a landfarm operation was initiated. At the close of operations, the landfill was capped with soil dug up from a portion of the site. Since then, the three-foot layer of topsoil has been eroded and the buried waste has been exposed. Runoff from the site drains into the Trinity River through a series of ditches that criss-cross the property. Analytical results of soil and water samples indicate the presence of arsenic, barium, boron, chromium, lead, and mercury. Also detected were Aroclor 1016, cadmium, cobalt, cyanide, phenol, toluene, xylene, and the pesticide 4,4-DDE.

 

Superfund Actions Taken to Date

  • August 2004, a hazard ranking system (HRS) document was prepared for the Cox Road Dump site.
  • February 9, 2006, letters requesting good faith offers were mailed to the potentially responsible parties.
  • February 10, 2006, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in the Texas Register (31 TexReg 907–908) describing the site, proposing the site for listing on the state Superfund registry and the identification of potentially responsible parties. TCEQ will use nonresidential land criteria in setting cleanup levels. Nonresidential land use would be based on the existing land use of the property as is prescribed in 30 TAC Chapter 350, Texas Risk Reduction Program under §350.53. A public meeting to receive citizen comments was to be held Thursday, March 16, 2006, at the Dayton High School cafeteria.
  • March 14, 2005, a health consultation Exit the TCEQ document was prepared for the Cox Road Dump site by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • March 16, 2006, more than 130 interested citizens attended a public meeting at the
    Dayton High School. The meeting was to receive comments on the proposal to list the Cox Road Dump site on the Superfund registry and the use of commercial/industrial land use specifications for remediation of the site contamination.
  • April 17, 2006, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality was notified by potentially responsible parties of their intent to conduct a remedial investigation under the Voluntary Cleanup Program.
  • May 16, 2006, The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Voluntary Cleanup Program completed the review of the application and assigned a project number (VCP 1922). To continue tracking this site, see Voluntary Cleanup Program database.
  • May 24, 2006, legal notices were published in the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate, and the Liberty Vindicator, proposing to delete the site from the state Superfund registry in accordance with 30 TAC §335.344(c) and inviting public comment on the determination that the site has been accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program. A public meeting is scheduled June 29, 2006, at the Dayton High School cafeteria, 3200 North Cleveland, Dayton.
  • May 26, 2006, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in the Texas Register (31 TexReg 4506) proposing to delete the site from the state Superfund registry in accordance with 30 TAC §335.344(c) and inviting public comment on the determination that the site has been accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program.
    A public meeting to receive citizen comments is to be held June 29, 2006 at the Dayton High School cafeteria.
  • June 15, 2006, notices were published in the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate, and the Liberty Vindicator, inviting public comment on the determination that the responsible parties will assume cleanup responsibilities under the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program and the site will be deleted from the Superfund registry. Upon deletion from the Superfund registry, the site will carry the designation VCP 1922. A public meeting is scheduled June 29, 2006, at the Dayton High School cafeteria, 3200 North Cleveland, Dayton.
  • August 25, 2006, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in the Texas Register, (31 TexReg 7021), officially deleting the site from the state Superfund registry in accordance with 30 TAC §335.344(c) and 30 TAC §361.189(a). The site was accepted into the Voluntary Cleanup Program. In accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code §361.188(d), a notice will be filed in the real property records of Liberty County stating that the site has been deleted from the Superfund registry.

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Site Specific Information

EPA ID : TXD987987179
Location : Dayton, Liberty County
Site Status : NO FURTHER SUPERFUND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED
Type of Facility : Waste Disposal Landfill
Category : Deleted from Registry
Media Affected : Soil, Groundwater
Latitude : 29º58'31"N
Longitude : -94º56'13"W
Hazard Ranking Score (HRS) : 13.14
Contaminants at time of HRS : Aroclor 1016, Arsenic, Barium, Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Cyanide, Lead, Mercury, Phenol, Toluene, Xylene, 4,4-DDE
TCEQ Region : Houston - 12
Funded by : Potentially Responsible Parties

Contact Information

Voluntary Cleanup Program Contact
Mark Riggle
512-239-3044 or 1-800-633-9363
E-mail: vcp@tceq.texas.gov

Superfund Program Contact
Jeffrey E. Patterson
Phone: 512-239-2489 or 1-800-633-9363
E-mail: superfnd@tceq.texas.gov

Records Repositories

Jones Public Library
307 West Houston Street
Dayton TX 77535
936/258-7060

TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle Building E,
First Floor Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-2900
512-239-1850 (fax)
cfrreq@tceq.texas.gov