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Shelby Wood Specialty, Inc.

No further Superfund environmental response actions are required at this former wood treatment facility in Tenaha, Shelby County. This site was referred to the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

Referred to Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP ID 2129)

Site Background

The former Shelby Wood Specialty, Inc., wood-treatment site is located at 3295 US Highway 84 East. The 27.4-acre site is about 3 miles east of Tenaha in Shelby County. The site is bounded by US Highway 84 on the north, a private residence on the west, woods and pasture on the south, and more pastures to the east. The wood-treating facility used 4 to 5 acres of the total 27.4 acres to pressure-treat wood poles using solutions of copper, chromium, and arsenate (CCA). The site was operated for wood treating from November 1980 through December 1985. The pressure vessel and the chemical tanks are no longer present at the site.

Superfund Actions Taken to Date

  • August 2006, a hazard ranking system (HRS) document was prepared for the Shelby Wood Specialty, Inc., site.
  • April 6, 2007, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in The Center Light and Champion and the Texas Register (32 TexReg 2038-2039) describing the site, proposing the site for listing on the state Superfund registry, and also proposing commercial/industrial land use specifications for remediation of the site contamination. The nonresidential use of the land may be considered in any remedial action proposed for the site. A public meeting to receive citizen comments was to be held at the Tenaha City Hall, 122 North Center, on May 17, 2007.
  • May 30, 2008, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in the Texas Register (32 TexReg 4358-4359) and The Center Light and Champion, proposing to delete the site from the state Superfund registry. A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m., July 10, 2008, at the Tenaha City Hall, 122 North Center.
  • June 5, 2008, legal notice was published in the Timpson and Tenaha News, proposing to delete the site from the state Superfund registry. A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m., July 10, 2008, at the Tenaha City Hall, 122 North Center.
  • August 22, 2008, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in the Texas Register (33 TexReg 7041), officially deleting the Shelby Wood Specialty site from the state Superfund registry because it has been accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program.

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Site Specific Information

EPA ID : TXD981917396
Location : East of Tenaha, Shelby County
Site Status : NO FURTHER SUPERFUND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED
Type of Facility : Wood Treatment
Category : Deleted from Registry
Media Affected : Soil
Latitude : 31º57'23"N
Longitude : -94º11'31"W
Hazard Ranking Score (HRS) : 5.95
Contaminants at time of HRS : Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Magnesium, Manganese, Sodium, Zinc
TCEQ Region : Beaumont - 10
Funded by : Hazardous & Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account

>Contact Information

Voluntary Cleanup Program Contact
Kirk Coulter
512-239-2572 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

Fannie Brown Booth
Memorial Library

619 Tenaha Street
Center TX 75961
936-559-2970

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