3501 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA
(formerly the Gyrphin Coatings, Inc. Site)

The Department of Environmental Protection ("Department"), under the authority of the Pennsylvania Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act ("HSCA"), 35 P.S. § 6020.1113, has entered into a Consent Order and Agreement with 5627-41 Hegerman Street, LLC ("HSLLC") for cleanup of the property located at 3501 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134 ("the Site") and for reimbursement of certain Department response costs incurred to remediate hazardous substances released and threatened to be released at this property.
The Site was the former location of Gryphin Coatings, Inc. and the Gryphin Company ("the Gryphin Companies"), related companies which manufactured industrial paints, coatings, lacquers and varnishes at the Site. In 2008, the Department determined that the Gryphin Companies' caused the release and threatened release of hazardous substances from their operations on the Site.
To abate the release and threatened release of hazardous substances at the Site, the Department secured the Site and characterized on-site surficial hazardous substances abandoned by the Gryphin Companies. The Department's response actions did not include the remediation of soil and groundwater on the Site. Consequently, hazardous substances remain in soil and groundwater on the Site and create conditions which are a threat of pollution to the waters of the Commonwealth.
The Department and HSLLC have negotiated in good faith. These negotiations yielded the parties' execution of a Consent Order and Agreement in which HSLLC agreed to remediate existing on-site contamination to meet an Act 2 cleanup standard* and it also agreed to perform corrective actions to remediate storage tanks on the Site. HSLLC shall reimburse the Department for the government's past response costs in the amount of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500). It is in the public interest for the Department to resolve its potential claims against HSLLC.
This notice is provided pursuant to Section 1113 of HSCA, 35 P.S. § 6020.1113, which states that, "settlement shall become final upon the filing of the Department's response to significant written comments". The Consent Order and Agreement, which contains the specific terms of the agreement is available for public review and comment. The agreement can be examined from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department's Southeast Regional Office, located at 2 East Main Street in Norristown, PA by contacting either Richard Staron, P.G. at (484) 250-5780 or Gina M. Thomas, Esquire at (484) 250-5930. Mr. Staron and Ms. Thomas may also be contacted electronically at rstaron@pa.gov and githomas@state.pa.us, respectively. A public comment period on the Consent Order and Agreement will extend for 60 days from today's date. Persons may submit written comments regarding the agreement within 60 days from today's date, by submitting them to Mr. Staron at the above address.
* See the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act, the Act of May 19, 1995, P.L. 4, No. 2, 35 P.S. §§ 6026.101 et seq. ("Act 2")

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PostedMay 04, 2017