North Birmingham Environmental Collaboration Project
The EPA is moving forward with a coordinated approach to evaluate the environmental condition and potential environmental impacts, in certain areas of the North Birmingham, Fairmont, Collegeville, and Harriman Park neighborhoods, as well as portions of Five-Mile Creek and Harriman Park ditch, located in and around Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. This effort, which includes air, water and waste issues, is known as the North Birmingham Environmental Collaboration Project.
Fact Sheets and FAQs
- TRI Snapshot: North Birmingham, Alabama
- North Birmingham Multi Media Updates
- General Notice Letters Sent to Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs)
- Access Authorization form for 35th Ave Superfund Site
- Resident Letter and FAQs - 35th Avenue Superfund Site - Fund Lead Sampling and Cleanup Activities
- RCRA Walter Coke Facility Cleanup Progress Newsletters: Volume 1 (July 2013); Volume 2 (December 2013)
- How does Air Permitting work in Jefferson County?
- The Jefferson County Department of Health is responsible for air permitting in the Birmingham (Jefferson County), AL area. EPA Region 4 oversees the permitting of large stationary air emission sources, but does not issue air permits in Jefferson County, AL. Information about air permits can be found on Jefferson County's website.Exit
"The Proof is in the Permit" is a handbook designed to help you ensure that a Title V permit issued to a facility in your community is as protective of human health and the environment as possible.
Ways to Protect Your Health - By keeping dirt from getting into your house and into your body
Simple Steps to Follow - To lower the amount of lead that gets into your body from soil, follow these simple steps
Stay Healthy During Pregnancy - Follow these easy steps to lower lead exposure, and protect your unborn baby
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What You Can Do
- Attend public meetings
- Monthly meetings will be scheduled with Neighborhood Associations and Community Action Panels (CAP).
- How do I submit comments on the proposal of adding the 35th Avenue site to the National Priorities List to EPA?
All comments must be submitted in writing, and MUST include the docket number EPA-HQ-SFUND-2014-0623. The public comment period is from September 22 to November 21, 2014.
Extension of Public Comment Period for Proposal to Add the 35th Avenue Site to the NPL
EPA is providing the public with 60 additional days to comment on the proposed listing of the 35th Avenue site in Birmingham, Alabama, to the Superfund National Priorities List. The 35th Avenue site includes residential soil contaminated with benzo(a)pyrene, arsenic and lead spanning several neighborhoods in northern Birmingham. The comment period, originally scheduled to end on November 21, 2014, will now end on January 20, 2015.
You may post your comments anonymously on the www.regulations.gov web site.
Comments can also be submitted via email to: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail a letter with your comments addressed to:Docket Coordinator, HeadquartersU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCERCLA Docket Office, 5305T1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20460
- Learn about funding opportunities
- Stay informed on facilities in your area
- The MyEnvironment search application is designed to provide immediate access to a cross-section of environmental information based on the user's location. Use the link in the Environmental Mapping Tool box below to find site reports, compliance reports, inspection information, etc. on facilities in the area surrounding 35th Avenue in North Birmingham. You can also use the tool to find demographic information based on the 2010 census.