FMC is now reviewing in further detail the draft Part 373 Hazardous Waste Management Permit recently issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in relation to the FMC Corporation (FMC) plant in Middleport, NY.
In conjunction with this review, FMC welcomes any questions area residents may have prior to the public hearings scheduled at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on September 27, 2017 in the Middleport Fire Hall.
Residents with any concerns, comments or questions regarding the draft Part 373 permit may contact Jessica Heideman, FMC’s Community Liaison, at 716 735-9769 or visit her at the FMC Community Office at 8 S. Vernon Street in Middleport. Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Other times are available by appointment.
At a minimum, FMC views the draft Part 373 permit as unnecessary and inappropriate as it attempts to circumvent the 1991 Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), which has guided the plant and Village remediation.
The permit is under Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations [6 NYCRR] Part 373.
FMC has been fulfilling its obligations under the Administrative Order on Consent that has guided the investigation and development of Middleport remedial plans for 26 years.
Hazardous wastes currently generated at the Middleport plant are collected in regulatory approved containers or tanks for off-site disposal within 90 days of the material’s generation, or are managed in water treatment units which are regulated by NYSDEC under a State Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit.
The Middleport plant has not conducted any manufacturing activities since 1985 and has since served as a formulation and packaging facility for FMC’s Agricultural Solutions Group. FMC is committed to protecting human health and the environment and has worked diligently with the community over the years to ensure the Village of Middleport is safe.