For Immediate Release
Ashton Rucker, KDHE, 785-291-3684
TOPEKA- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is requesting public comments on the agency's plan to address contamination at the Emporia Former Manufactured Gas Plant site. The public comment period runs from Oct. 8, until Oct. 22.
The draft plan, called a Draft Agency Decision Statement (ADS), describes the preferred remedial alternative for addressing residual contamination at the site, and it is available for review at the Emporia Public Library, KDHE’s offices in Topeka and online at http://www.kdheks.gov/remedial/site_restoration/download/FMGPEmporiaADS.pdf.
Public comments on the Draft ADS must be submitted in writing to KDHE, Attention: John Cook, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 410, Topeka, Kansas 66612 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 22. Comments submitted by email must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Documents concerning the Emporia Former Manufactured Gas Plant site are available for review and copying by appointment during normal business hours at KDHE’s offices in Topeka. Please contact John Cook, 785-296-8986 or email@example.com. Some documents are also available at the Emporia Public Library, Appointments to review the documents at the library are available by contacting Lynette Olson at 620-340-6450.
KDHE will select a final remedy and will issue a final ADS for the site after considering all information submitted during the public comment period. KDHE may modify the preferred remedial alternative or select another response action based on new information or public comments received.