September 12, 2014
TCEQ Reviews Roywell’s Final Report and Concludes No Further Action Required
Last spring, at the request of the TCEQ, Roywell collected soil samples from its Odessa Yard. Xylene was not found in any of the 31 samples collected from the site; but chlorides (i.e., table salt) were detected above background levels in some samples. Roywell excavated the soils in those areas and replaced them with clean fill. Then Roywell took additional samples to confirm that elevated chlorides had been removed. In addition, although not required by TCEQ, Roywell made improvements to its truck loading facilities to mitigate the chance of spills to the environment. Roywell submitted its final report to TCEQ in early May, and TCEQ has now reviewed and approved the report. TCEQ’s email is copied below:
I want to apologize for the later than normal response related to the May 5, 2014 final report prepared and submitted by Talon LPE. Upon review of the document it appears that the excavation activities conducted by Talon LPE has satisfactorily met background concentrations of chlorides as established in the report. It is was also recognized that the excavated area was backfilled with clean material to pre clean-up conditions, and all contaminated soil was transported to and disposed of at Charter Waste Management Landfill in Odessa. No further action is required at this time.
TCEQ Midland Region Office
Roywell is committed to good corporate citizenship and is pleased that TCEQ has approved its response activities.