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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

POLES, INCORPORATION WOOD TREATMENT FACILITY
OLDTOWN, BONNER COUNTY, IDAHO
EPA FACILITY ID: ID0002406635

September 25, 2002

Prepared by:

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Bureau of Environmental Health and Safety Division of Health
Under a Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF APPENDICES

LIST OF TABLES

ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

1. PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

2. BACKGROUND

3. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

4. PATHWAYS OF HUMAN EXPOSURE

5. DISCUSSION - ADULT AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH ISSUES

6. CONCLUSIONS

7. RECOMMENDATIONS

8. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

9. REFERENCES

10. PREPARERS OF REPORT

11. CERTIFICATION


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A: Oldtown Location and Poles, Inc. Sampling Map
Appendix B: Health Consultation #1
Appendix C: Health Consultation #3
Appendix D: Cancer Incidence Evaluation
Appendix E: IDEQ Soil Sampling Report
Appendix F: Health Consultation #2
Appendix G: Contaminants of Concern Selection
Appendix H: Site Visit Photos
Appendix I: Risk Calculation Equations
Appendix J: Health Consultation ATSDR
Appendix K: ATSDR Interim Public Health Hazard Categories
Appendix L: Letter from School Districts
Appendix M: Oldtown Idaho Community Concerns Survey
Appendix N: Oldtown Idaho Community Concerns Survey, Overview of Results
Appendix O: Draft Public Health Assessment Review Comments and Responses


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Summary of Comparison Values and other Environmental Standards
Table 2. Pentachlorophenol August 2001 Air Sample Analytical Results, Poles, Inc.
Table 3. Completed Exposure Pathways
Table 4. Potential Exposure Pathways
Table 5. Eliminated Exposure Pathways
Table 6. Exposure Assumptions Summary
Table 7. Estimated Lifetime Exposure from Onsite Surface Soil Pathway
Table 8. Estimated Lifetime Exposure from Groundwater Pathway (if exposure occurred)


ACRONYMS
ATSDR Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BEHS Bureau of Environmental Health and Safety
bgs below ground surface
CAG Community Advisory Group
CAWG Cancer Analysis Working Group
CDRI Cancer Data Registry of Idaho
CEL Cancer Effect Level
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
Dioxin dibenzo-p-dioxin
E&E Ecology and Environment, Incorporated
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
HRS Hazard Ranking System
IA Integrated Assessment
IAAC Idaho Ambient Air Criteria
IDEQ Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
LOAEL Lowest Observed Adverse Effect Level
LTHA Lifetime Health Advisory (for drinking water)
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Goal
MRL Minimum Risk Level
m3/day cubic meter per day
mg/day milligrams per day
mg/kg milligrams per kilogram
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram per day
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCDD polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin
PCDF polychlorinated dibenzofuran
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
Penta pentachlorophenol
Poles, Inc. Poles, Incorporated
PPE Probable Point of Entry
PRG Preliminary Remediation Goal
QA/QC Quality Assurance/Quality Control
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RED Re-registration Eligibility Decision
RfD Reference Dose
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
SPCC Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure
START Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team
SVOC semi-volatile organic compound
TCDD 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin
TCDF 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran
TEQ Toxicity Equivalent Quotient
VOC volatile organic compound
F degree Fahrenheit
g/M3 micrograms per cubic meter
g/kg micrograms per kilogram
g/L micrograms per liter


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