LGRC NIH Remediation Completion Report, 1/8/13

The attached letter report documents the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) remediation activities conducted between February and August 2012, as part of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Grant Lab Renovation Project at the Lederle Graduate Research Center Tower A on the University of Massachusetts (UMass) campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The PCB remediation activities were integrated into planned renovation activities including upgrades to the respective laboratory and lobby spaces of the third, seventh, and eighth floors of Tower A. PCB-related activities performed during the renovation project included window removal and off-site disposal (with PCB-containing glazing sealant) and encapsulation of window glazing sealants at select locations.

Prior to implementation, notification of the activities was provided to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a letter dated December 8, 2011, submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Draft Consent Agreement/Final Order (CAFO) that was under negotiation between UMass and EPA at the time (the CAFO was subsequently initialized).