For Immediate Release
July 23, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Permit Renewal Action, Request for Comments for MRP Properties Company, LLC Arkansas City

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Environmental Protection Agency are announcing their intent to renew a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste post-closure permit to MRP Properties Company, LLC, the operator and owner for a facility located at 1400 M Street, Arkansas City. The facility operated as a refinery from 1923 to 1996.

The RCRA Post-Closure Renewal Permit will be issued jointly by KDHE and EPA for a 10-year term.

KDHE will issue Part I of the permit which requires MRP to:

Part II of the permit, issued by EPA, addresses corrective action for the rest of the facility. The facility will be subject to inspection by KDHE and EPA to determine compliance with the permit requirements.

An availability session and public hearing will be held in the Earle N. Wright Community Room, Cowley County Community College, 215 South 2nd St., Arkansas City, on Aug. 29. The availability session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. to allow an opportunity for the public to interact with representatives from EPA, KDHE and MRP.  The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. for anyone interested in providing oral or written comments on the draft permit or Part B Application.

A copy of the administrative record can be accessed on the KDHE website at and is also available for public review from July 23 to Sept. 5, at the following locations:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Hazardous Waste Permits Section
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1366
Phone: (785) 296-1609

Arkansas City Public Library
120 East 5th Street
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 7 AWMD/WRAP
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101

Written statements, postmarked no later than Sept. 5, may also be submitted during the comment period to Mostafa Kamal (KDHE) or Bradley Roberts (EPA) at the addresses listed above.