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  • May 5, 2008: A meeting was held with the Homeowners Association Presidents and community members to discuss the latest developments with the Raytheon site.


  • May 30, 2008: At the Raytheon facility, a community meeting took place to explain the groundwater assessment and the upcoming cleanup.


  • July 2, 2008: The Department sent Raytheon its review of the company's Site Assessment Report Addendum. The Department determined that Raytheon must conduct additional fieldwork before it can approve the Site Assessment Report Addendum. Raytheon has 60 days to submit to DEP a revised Site Assessment Report.
    • Note: The Department's technical experts concluded that this report provided sufficient assessment information to allow Raytheon to propose an interim source removal plan that can be implemented while the additional fieldwork mentioned above is conducted.
  • July 9, 2008: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosted an open house and community meeting at the Pasadena Community Church to provide the latest information to the community about the Raytheon site.


  • August 29, 2008: Raytheon submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) its Site Assessment Report Addendum which addresses the groundwater contamination located around its St. Petersburg facility. 


  • January 15, 2009: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a community meeting at Azalea Middle School regarding Raytheon's on-going contaminated groundwater assessment and cleanup plan.


  • January 29, 2009: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approved Raytheon's Site Assessment Report Addendum which addresses the groundwater contamination by defining how far and how deep the contaminants have traveled.

  • April 29, 2009: Raytheon submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) its Remedial Action Plan which proposes how the company plans to cleanup the contaminants of concern.

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  • August 28, 2009:  After reviewing Raytheon's Remedial Action Plan, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sent Raytheon a Request for Additional Information.
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  • February 25, 2010:  Raytheon submitted its Remedial Action Plan Addendum (RAPA).  The RAPA is to address DEP's August 28, 2010 Request for Additional Information.  DEP is expediting its review of Raytheon's revised cleanup plan and will continue to provide updates to community members as its review moves forward.
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  • January 26, 2011: Raytheon submitted its Temporary Point of Compliance (TPOC) report demonstrating that the statutory 30-day comment period expired for the TPOC notice. This process is required before DEP can proceed with the Remedial Action Plan Order.

  • May 10, 2011: Community meeting held at Azalea Middle School. Raytheon presented its cleanup plan to the community and DEP provided an opportunity for the community to provide public comment.

  • May 26, 2011: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued Raytheon's Remedial Action Plan Approval Order. The Approval Order allows Raytheon to initiate a comprehensive cleanup of the contaminants of concern around Raytheon's St. Petersburg facility to state standards.

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Last updated: June 11, 2013

 
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