Notification of Receipt
of a Plan or Report (for site-specific standard)
Pursuant to the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, the Act of May 19, 1995, P.L. #4, No. 2 (Act 2), notice is hereby given that the Frankford Friends School has submitted a Remedial Investigation Report/Risk Assessment Report (RIR/RAR) for Soil to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast Regional Office, for a site located at 1515 Orthodox Street in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (“the Site”). The Site is currently vacant land that was previously occupied by a church for nearly 116 years. Site assessments have indicated that certain polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are present in surface soils. The intended future use of the property is an outdoor classroom. The RIR/RAR report provides characterization of soil conditions along with estimates of potential cancer risks and non-cancer hazards for human receptors exposed to regulated substances in soil. These estimates were developed to support the remediation decision-making process for the construction and development of an outdoor classroom. The results of the assessment indicate that no further controls, such as remediation or mitigation measures, are required. Accordingly, the RIR/RAR demonstrates attainment of the Site Specific Standards under Act 2.
Act 2 provides for a 30-day public comment period for site-specific standard remediations. The 30-day comment period is initiated with the publication of this notice. Until 30 days after the newspaper publication date, the City of Philadelphia may submit a request to the Frankford Friends School to be involved in the development of the remediation and reuse plans for the site. The City of Philadelphia may also submit a request to the Frankford Friends School during this 30-day comment period to develop and implement a public involvement plan. Copies of these requests and of any comments should also be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401.