DEADLINE EXTENDED: EPA Seeking Public Comments On Draft Community Involvement Plan For Olin Cleanup

Below is information from the U.S. EPA:

WILMINGTON, MA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed a draft Community Involvement Plan (CIP) for its upcoming efforts to address contamination at the Olin Chemical Superfund Site in Wilmington.

EPA is accepting comments on this draft plan from November 17, 2022 through January 18, 2023. (The original deadline was December 15, 2022.)

A CIP is a site-specific strategy to enable meaningful community involvement throughout the Superfund cleanup process. CIPs, which are required by the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, specify EPA-planned community involvement activities to help communities understand: (1) the Superfund cleanup process; (2) how, when, and where EPA will provide site-related information to the public; (3) how the public can be actively involved in the cleanup process; and (4) the key points in the cleanup process and the ways in which EPA takes public input into consideration during interim and final decisions. The CIP reflects community needs, concerns, and expectations that are identified through community interviews and other means.

The CIP is both a document and the culmination of a planning process. As such, the CIP provides the backbone of the community involvement program and serves as a useful resource that the site team often turns to during the Superfund cleanup for advice on appropriate activities for community involvement. The CIP will be revised and updated when site or community conditions significantly change from what EPA initially planned.

The draft CIP can be found HERE: Olin Chemical Superfund Site Draft CIP.

Comments can be submitted in writing by email or mail to Charlotte Gray by midnight on January 18, 2023.

Mailed comments should be sent to:

Charlotte Gray
U.S. EPA Region 1
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109

Emailed comments can be sent to:

The CIP will be finalized after the conclusion of the public comment period.

Public Comment Period

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