The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is soliciting public comments regarding a remediation proposal for No Further Corrective Action Planned for two sites at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant (SFAAP) near De Soto, Kansas. The Sites of interest are Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) 01 Classification Yard and Area of Concern (AOC) 22 The Old Reclamation Yard. The Draft-Statements of Basis (SB) presents KDHE's preferred alternatives for the sites; however, KDHE may modify the alternative or select another response action based on new information or public comments.
The Draft SB documents and other information on the cleanup for the Sites are available for public review at the KDHE office in Topeka by contacting Margaret Townsend, Unit Chief at 785-296-8801. Also, KDHE established a webpage dedicated to the Sunflower Site which includes the Administrative Record for SWMU 01 and AOC 22.
KDHE will accept written comments on the SFAAP SWMU 01 draft SB, and AOC 22 draft SB from January 20 through February 18, 2022. A public meeting is not scheduled at this time but may be held virtually or in person if the public requests one in writing with a statement of issues to be discussed.
Public comments on the Draft SBs may be submitted to KDHE in writing during the 30-day period at the address listed, or by email. Comments sent by mail must be postmarked by February 18, 2022, and emails also must be received by 5 pm on February 18, 2022. All comments that are received by KDHE prior to the end of the public comment period will be addressed by KDHE in the Responsiveness Summary Section of the Final Decision and Response to Comments document.
Responses by KDHE to public comments will also be sent to the person submitting the comment. A copy of the finalized Statement of Basis and the Final Decision Document will be included in the Administrative Record for the sites.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Environmental Remediation
Federal Facilities Unit
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 410
Topeka, KS 6612