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Hagerson Road Drum

No further Superfund environmental response actions are required on this waste drum disposal facility in DeWalt, Fort Bend County.

Site Background

The Hagerson Road site is located on the south side of Hagerson Road (near the DeWalt community), just outside the city limits of Missouri City. The site consists of two areas, designated "A" and "B." These areas contained abandoned drums of solid waste, some of which had spilled or leaked onto the soil. Area A, roughly 0.25 acre within a 13-acre tract fronting on Hagerson Road, contained approximately 50 drums. Area B, roughly 0.25 acre within a 3-acre tract located about 0.25 mile southwestof Area A, contained approximately 100 drums. The drums at both sites were deteriorated. Some of the drums were lying horizontally, allowing the contents to spill onto the soil. The lids had been removed from other drums and replaced with plastic, which had also deteriorated and allowed over topping during rainy periods. In June 1995, six additional unrelated drums were discovered in the general vicinity of the existing site. This location, hereafter, was to be referred to as area C. Area C has since been referred to the Houston regional office of the TNRCC for further investigation.

Superfund Actions Taken to Date

  • February 1991, an emergency authorization was obtained to use state hazardous waste disposal fee funds to re-pack and store the leaking drums on pallets.
  • March 13, 1991, a site perimeter fence was constructed to limit unauthorized access, and signs were posted warning of contamination.
  • July 26, 1991, a legal notice was published in the Texas Register (16 TexReg 4102-4103) describing the site, proposing the site to the state Superfund registry, setting a period for receipt of written comments, and specifying that a public meeting to receive citizen comments would be scheduled if it was requested by interested parties.
  • April 1993, approximately 150 drums were removed from the site and approximately 40 cubic yards of contaminated soil was also excavated and taken off site for disposal.
  • September 1, 1993, effective date of the creation of the Texas Natural Resource
    Conservation Commission from the joining of the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Air Control Board and a portion of the Texas Department of Health.
  • October 1993, remedial investigation/feasibility study underway.
  • September 30, 1996, the final report was approved, marking completion of the remedial investigation/feasibility study phase. The remedial investigation/feasibility study data supported a risk assessment conclusion that the site no longer presented an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment and that the site is safe for residential development without any further remediation.
  • November 12, 1996, a legal notice was published in the Texas Register (21 TexReg 7136-7137) 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 no longer presented an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment. No further remedial action planned.
  • March 21, 1997, an affidavit of lien payable to the commission was filed in the Fort Bend County real property records by the TNRCC. The lien was filed pursuant to the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act, Texas Health and Safety Code §361.194, to recover the state's remediation expenses
  • April 18, 1997, a legal notice was published in the Texas Register (22 TexReg 3630-3631) officially deleting the Hagerson Road Drum site from the state Superfund registry in accordance with 30 TAC §335.344(c). No challenges or comments were received to the determination that the site no longer presents an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment. No further remedial action planned.
  • September 1, 2002, effective date of the name change from Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

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Site Specific Information

EPA ID : TXD980697833
Location : DeWalt, Fort Bend County
Site Status : CLEANUP COMPLETE -NO FURTHER SUPERFUND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED
Type of Facility : Waste Drum Disposal
Category : Deleted from Registry
Media Affected : Soil
Latitude : 29º32'03"N
Longitude :-95º34'55"W
Hazard Ranking Score (HRS) : 15.79
Contaminants at time of HRS : Organic Constituents, Total Lead, TCLP Lead
TCEQ Region : Houston - 12
Funded by : Hazardous & Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account

Contact Information

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

Records Repositories

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