Grant Activities/Projects

Technical Assistance Plan Grant (TAPG)

The West Anniston Foundation is pleased to announce that we have received a $50,000 grant award from Solutia, Inc. to continue the Technical Assistance Plan Grant (TAPG). The project utilizes a Technical Advisor, Bertrand Thomas to review and comment on documents pertaining to PCB cleanup activities.

–About the Technical Assistance Plan Grant:

Grant Title: Technical Assistance Plan Grant

Funding Agency: Solutia, Inc.

This project updated on: May 2, 2008

Accessible/Printable documents:

Summarization of the Consent Decree>>Consent Decree Summarization TAPG Pre-Education Survey>>TAPG Pre-Education Survey

Technical Review Comments to South Staging and Soil Management Area Operating and Closure Plan>>SSSMA

Technical Review Comments to the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RIFS) Work Plan>>RIFS

Technical Review Comments to the Quality Assurance Project Plan (contains comments to Field Sampling Plans for Operable Units (OU) 1, 2, and 4>>Quality Assurance Project Plan

Technical Review Comments to the Operable Unit 3 (OU-3) Field Sampling Plan>>Operable Unit 3 (OU-3) Field Sampling Plan

Technical Review Summarization/Fact Sheet of the Screening Level Ecological Risk Assessment (SLERA) and Problem Formulation>>>SLERA

Technical Review Comments to the Ecological Risk Assessment for Operable Unit 4 (OU4)>>>Ecological Risk Assessment (OU4)

Technical Review Comments to the Addendum #2 to the Field Sampling Plan for the Non-Residential Properties of Operable Unit 1/Operable Unit 2>>>Addendum #2 to the Field Sampling Plan for the Non-Residential Properties of Operable Unit 1/Operable Unit 2

Technical Review Comments to the Baseline Problem Formulation for Operable Unit 4>>>Baseline Problem Formulation for Operable Unit 4

Technical Review Comments to the Phase 1 Field Sampling Plan (ESP) for Operable Unit 4 >>>Phase 1 Field Sampling Plan (ESP) for Operable Unit 4

Technical Review Comments Final Pathways Analysis Report to the Operable Unit 3 Baseline Risk Assessment>>>Operable Unit 3 Baseline Risk Assessment

Technical Review Comments Comments of the Data Summary Report for Fall 2006>>>Phase 1 Ecological Survey in Operable Unit 4 Anniston PCB Site, Alabama

 March 18, 2008 public forum, Carver Community Center where 58 residents were in attendance along with representatives from Solutia. The guest speaker was US EPA Remedial Project Manager, Pamela J. Langston Scully. The purpose of the meeting was to inform and discuss the 03 Risk Assessments. >>>View Announcement

 Technical Advisor is reviewing the United States Environmental Protection Agency comments on the May 2009    Feasibility Study for Operable Unit 3 (Factory).

 Technical Review Comments OU3 Superfund Proposed Plan>>>OU3 Superfund Proposed Plan


Technical Review Comments of the NTC Removal Action Interim Institution Control Program>>>Click here

  NTC Removal Action for Residential Cleanup-September 25,2012

Operable Unit 4 Update-December 4th, 2012

Anniston PCB Site Human Health Risk Assessment Operable Unit-1/ Operable Unit -2-April 8th, 2013

US Environment Protection Agency Proposed Record of Decision for Operable Unit 3-October22nd,2013

ADEM Report 

November and December 2015 Technical Advisor Report >>>>Click Here

2015.2016 Mid-year Report >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Click Here

December 5, 2016 TA Meeting>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Click Here

Review of Risk Assessments for OU-1/OU-2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>Click Here

This grant is a component of the Consent Decree (CD) which was signed into effect in August 2003. The Technical Assistance Plan Grant (TAPG) is a component of the CD. The CD contains PCB clean-up mandates. During clean-up efforts, documents and data are generated that contain technical language. This grant provides funding for the West Anniston Foundation to hire a Technical Advisor (TA) to serve as a liaison between the technical “side” of the CD and the community “side” of the CD. The TA’s primary responsibility is to interpret these documents and data and communicate these interpretations to the broader community.

 December 7, 2017 Forum>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Click Here

US EPA Record of Decision for OU1-OU2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Click Here

2017.2018 Fiscal Year Report >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Click Here

The West Anniston Foundation has hired the Technical Advisor to perform the TAPG Grant-directed responsibilities. Mr. Bertrand Thomas is the TA and can be reached at (256) 237-8748 or contact Kay Beard for Community Education Forum meetings at (256) 238-9900.

WE CAN!! ( Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)


We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition)is a national campaign of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aimed at addressing overweight and obesity in children between the ages 8-13 and their caregivers. The program provides educational opportunities within the targeted community to help children and their parents make healthier food choices, increase physical activity, and reduce time in front of screens (i.e. computers, video games, televisions).  Through programs, community events and materials We Can! will help parents and primary caregivers by encouraging them to:

·        Increase the availability and accessibility of healthy foods in the home.

·        Enjoy small portions at home and restaurants.

·         Limit the availability and accessibility in the home of sweetened beverages, high-fat foods, and energy dense foods.

·        Support and enable family physical activity.

·        Support and enable reduce screen time.


Current Partnerships with program

·        Bilingual Kids, Inc.

·        WigginsCommunity Center Summer Day Camp Program


Funding for We Can! made possible by: the Stringfellow Health Fund and the City of Anniston Competitive Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, The Community Development Block Grant, Eastman and the Daniel Foundation.

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