The St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), announced the signature and release of the Final Record of Decision (ROD) for the North St. Louis County Sites Sept. 2, 2005. These sites consist of the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS), the Latty Avenue Properties including the Hazelwood Interim Storage Site (HISS) and the Futura Coatings Property, the SLAPS Vicinity Properties, which include Coldwater Creek.
The ROD outlines the final remedy selected to cleanup contamination at the North St. Louis County sites. Contamination at the sites is the result of Manhattan Engineer District/Atomic Energy Commission activities that supported our nation's early atomic program in the 1940s and 1950s.
USACE worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Department of Natural Resources to develop the document. The final remedy was selected based on comments received from the public and regulatory agencies on the North County Feasibility Study and Proposed Plan (FS/PP).
The public was encouraged to review and comment on both documents during a 75-day review period beginning May 1, 2003, and continuing through July 14, 2003. The final remedy was selected and identified in a Record of Decision after all comments received and any new information presented were considered. Responses to comments submitted on the FS/PP are included in the Responsiveness Summary. The Responsiveness Summary is an appendix to the ROD.
In response to the potential risk of radioactive exposure, USACE has implemented Alternative 5, Excavation with Institutional Controls for Soils under Roads, Rail lines and Other Permanent Structures to protect human health and the environment. Congress directed USACE to oversee the cleanup of the St. Louis North County Site under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The cleanup must follow the requirements set by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (also known as CERCLA or Superfund).
To help you navigate through the Record of Decision, Feasibility Study and Proposed Plan, the Table of Contents for each document has electronic links to all the contents listed. Click the content of your choice, and the program will route you to it automatically.
The ROD is available to the public and may be accessed at the Administrative Record locations listed below:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St Louis District
FUSRAP Area Office
114 James S. McDonnell Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Can normally be viewed Monday through Thursday by appointment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by scheduling an appointment by calling 314-260-3905. However, the FUSRAP Area Office is currently closed to visitors because of the 2019 novel-coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.
St. Louis Public Library
Government Information Room
1302 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
The Administrative Record Index and the Administrative Record on CD can be viewed by appointment at the library. If you would like to view the contents of the hard-copy binder, you must give at least one day's notice so it can be moved into the Government Information Room from an off-site location.
Schedule an appointment with Jason Sutterfield at 314-539-0375.