The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Waste and Hazardous Substances will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2023-R-WH-0008) on the Proposed Plan of Remedial Action for the Barbara Hicks Site (DE-1804), located at 427 Goodman Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
The Site will be subject to the following key remedial actions: submittal and approval of a Remedial Action Work Plan (RAWP), placement of a one-foot soil, stone, or impervious cap/cover over impacted areas to restrict access to underlying soil, or excavation of soil with elevated concentrations of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) or metals and disposal off-site, a proposed Environmental Covenant must be submitted to DNREC for approval, the approved Environmental Covenant must be recorded with the NCC Recorder of Deeds, development of and compliance with a Contaminated Materials Management Plan (CMMP), preparation and implementation of a site-specific Long-Term Stewardship (LTS) Plan if the cap/cover option is selected, the submittal of a Remedial Action Completion Report (RACR), and a request for a Certificate of Completion of Remedy (COCR) must be submitted to DNREC within 60 days of the approval of the RACR.
For additional information, visit den.dnrec.delaware.gov/ or contact Paul Will, Environmental Program Manager II, Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances, 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720, by phone at (302) 395-2600, or by email at RS_Public_Comments@delaware.gov.
The virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The link to the virtual hearing can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at de.gov/dnrechearings. To access the audio-only option, dial 1-646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID 957 5023 2508, and Passcode 827198.
Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register no later than noon on the date of the virtual hearing at de.gov/dnreccomments or by telephone at 302-739-9925.
The Department will also accept public comments through the close of business on Friday, April 21, 2023. Comments pertaining to the above matter will be accepted in written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, or by using the online form at de.gov/dnreccomments, or by U.S. mail to the following address:
Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901