Environmental Quality Control (EQC)
DHEC Decision on Voluntary Cleanup Contracts
After careful consideration of all comments received, DHEC has officially entered into Voluntary
Cleanup Contracts (VCCs) with Associated Asphalt for the Seaco, Inc. and former Bagnal
Builders properties located on Commerce Drive and South Edisto Avenue.
The VCCs require Associated Asphalt to perform more testing of soil and groundwater on the
properties in exchange for liability protection for any existing contamination that is discovered,
excluding that which would be attributed to asphalt or asphalt emulsion production, storage
or transport. If significant contamination is found on the properties, Associated Asphalt will be
required to take steps to protect human health and the environment and keep the properties
safe for industrial re-use.
The final VCCs, written comments received, summary of DHEC’s responses, and other
information pertaining to the VCC for each site are included here.
DHEC appreciates the comments and concerns expressed during the public comment period
and remains committed to keeping the Edisto Court and Rosewood Communities updated
about ongoing investigations and any environmental remediation at the Seaco, Inc. and Former
Bagnal Builders sites. This will be done primarily through this website.
For additional information or questions about environmental issues in the Edisto Court or
Rosewood Communities, please contact Karen Sprayberry, DHEC Community Liaison, at (803)
896-9730 or Donna Moye, DHEC Public Participation Coordinator, at (803) 896-4281.
A public meeting to discuss the proposed VCCs and accept comments was held on August 28,
2012 at A.C. Moore Elementary School, located in the Rosewood Community. The meeting
enabled DHEC staff to talk with citizens about the Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup Program
(VCP) and the benefits of additional environmental assessments that would be required of each
site under a VCC. (An initial environmental assessment, as required by the VCP, previously
revealed the presence of elevated levels of arsenic and lead in soil at the Seaco, Inc. site.)
The meeting also gave citizens the opportunity to voice concerns, provide written comments
and ask questions about the proposed VCCs. Mr. Sam Cannon, owner of Associated Asphalt
Columbia, LLC, also attended the meeting to discuss and answer questions about continued
operations at both of the sites.
DHEC extended the public comment period until September 11, 2012 so that written comments
could be submitted after the meeting.
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