This post has been updated to reflect the EPA’s 60-day extension of the public comment period. The previous comment period was set to expire Nov. 22, 2014. The extended comment period will expire Jan. 20, 2015.
The EPA recently proposed that the 35th Avenue Superfund Site be added to their National Priority List (NPL). Prioritizing the north Birmingham area will allow the federal government to fund the ongoing cleanup. This is a critical designation, because the polluting companies involved have not been compelled to pay.
Please join GASP in supporting our neighbors in north Birmingham communities. The comment period closes Jan. 20, 2015. Take action below to submit comments by mail, email or online.
[THIS ACTION IS NOW CLOSED]
Below are pertinent details needed for submitting a comment:
Docket Number: EPA-HQ-SFUND-2014-0623
Submit your comments, identified by the docket number above, via one the following methods:
- Online via GASP. Click here and follow the instructions.
- Online via the Federal Register. Click here to go directly to the North Birmingham Superfund Site public comments page.
- Email. Send a letter to [email protected]. Be sure to include the docket number (above) in the subject line and/or the body of your email.
- Mail. Print and mail comments to:
Docket Coordinator, Headquarters
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
CERCLA Docket Office
(Mail Code 5305T)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
The EPA Regional Docket contact is:
Jennifer Wendel, Region 4
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
EPA Disclaimer: The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. (Source: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/pubcom.htm)
Michael joined GASP in 2013 as communications specialist. He has lived in Birmingham since 2008, and is an active member of the Birmingham community. He’s a passionate advocate for health equity, civil rights and equality. He is currently serving as executive director. Email Michael