Details for State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

State of Tennessee

Department of Environment and Conservation

Division of Remediation

Notice of an Approved Administrative Settlement Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 9613(f)

with Respect to the Park Center I property


The Division of Remediation (“DoR”) has accepted into its Brownfield Program an

approximate 5-acre parcel of property to facilitate redevelopment of the Site by VRE-NRE Maryland Farms Venture (the “Voluntary Party”). The Brownfield Agreement between the Voluntary Party and DoR includes liability protection for the Voluntary Party and related parties, including protection against third-party contribution claims regarding matters addressed in the Voluntary Agreement. This notice serves the dual purpose of notice of the terms of the Voluntary Agreement to the general public and to third parties that hold contribution claims under 42 U.S.C. § 6900 et seq.


The Site is an approximately 5-acre site located at 5200 Virginia Way in Brentwood,

Tennessee. The Site was used for farming until the mid-1980s. The current office building was constructed in 2001. The DoR acknowledges that the Site has been impacted by past activities from previous owners and operators. The soil is contaminated by benzene, ethylbenzene and xylene above the United States Environmental Protection Agency Protection of Groundwater Soil Screening Levels but below direct contact screening levels. No groundwater contamination related to the presence of benzene, ethylbenzene or xylene in the soil has been identified.


Historical information indicates that the property experienced an apparent release of

hydraulic fluid from elevator equipment that may have caused low-level groundwater

contamination. The groundwater is known to be contaminated with benzo(a)anthracene, benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, chrysene, indeno(1,2,3-cd) pyrene, pyrene and bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Remedial Action with regard to the Site is being overseen by the Tennessee Division of Remediation. All reports of the investigation and remediation of the Site are on file with the Tennessee Division of Remediation. 


The Voluntary Party proposes to use the subject property for commercial purposes. The Voluntary Agreement between DoR and the Voluntary Party requires that certain land use restrictions be imposed at the site, which includes a land use restriction (LUR) for groundwater usage and for soil management approval in the event of future land disturbance. The subject site and surrounding area are serviced by municipal water; therefore, site redevelopment will not need onsite groundwater usage.


The public may contact Chris Seifert in Nashville at the Department of Environment and Conservation Nashville Field Office, 711 R. S. Gass Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243 or by phone at 615-687-7000 to obtain a copy of the Voluntary Agreement or for more information. DoR is accepting written comments from the general public on the Voluntary Agreement for thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice, and these comments should be mailed to Chris Seifert at the above address. The DoR is also accepting written comments from persons that possess contribution claims regarding the matters addressed in the Voluntary Agreement for a period of thirty (30) days. These comments should be mailed to Chris Seifert at the foregoing address.


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