FMC Corporation (FMC) will perform supplemental sediment and soil sampling activities later this summer for Tributary One North of Pearson/Stone Roads, known as Operable Unit (OU7), and Jeddo and Johnson Creeks (OU8) at the request of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) (the Agencies).

The Agencies, in consultation with the New York State Department of Health, approved FMC’s June 2018 Supplemental Sampling Work Plan for OU7 and OU8 on July 2, 2018. The Agencies directed FMC to submit the Work Plan to address a number of soil and sediment sampling data gaps determined by the Agencies after review of previous sampling conducted by FMC in the study areas during and before 2006.

Please click here to see the Supplemental Sampling Work Plan for OU7 and OU8.

The additional sampling will provide data for the preparation of a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI) report for the operable units.

The study area includes approximately 75 residential, commercial, agricultural and public properties along the upstream portion of Tributary One north of Pearson/Stone Roads and Jeddo and Johnson Creeks.

Specifically, the OU7 study area includes the section of Tributary One beginning at Pearson and Stone Roads in the Town of Hartland and ending where it joins together with Jeddo Creek on the south side of Ridge Road in the Town of Ridgeway. The OU8 study area includes Jeddo Creek starting at the south side of Ridge Road, as well as Johnson Creek, starting where it joins with Jeddo Creek on the northside of Mill Road and ends at or near Marshall Road. OU8 is in the Towns of Ridgeway and Yates.

Field activities and data analysis are expected be conducted from late August through late fall 2018 but are dependent upon obtaining access to private properties and seasonal/weather conditions.

FMC is contacting property owners in the study area regarding access agreements and representatives are available to answer questions about the Work Plan and the agreements. The Work Plan is available for public review on the FMC-Middleport website, at FMC’s Community Office at 8 S. Vernon St., Middleport, and in the document repository at the Royalton Hartland Community Library, 9 S. Vernon St., Middleport.