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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

ST. MARIES CREOSOTE
ST. MARIES, BENEWAH COUNTY, IDAHO
EPA FACILITY ID:IDSFN1002095

September 30, 2003

Prepared by:

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Bureau of Environmental Health and Safety
Division of Health
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLES OF CONTENTS

LIST OF APPENDICES

LIST OF TABLES

ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

1. PURPOSE AND HEALTH ISSUES

2. BACKGROUND

3. DISCUSSION

4. CONCLUSIONS

5. RECOMMENDATIONS

6. PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

7. REFERENCES

8. PREPARERS OF REPORT

9. CERTIFICATION


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A: St. Maries Creosote Site Location and Sampling Maps

Appendix B: Explanation of Evaluation Process

Appendix C: Exposure Pathways for St. Maries Creosote Site

Appendix D: ATSDR Interim Public Health Hazard Categories

Appendix E: ATSDR Glossary of Environmental Health Terms

Appendix F: St. Maries Creosote Site Public Health Assessment Public Release Review Comments Addressed


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Soil Contaminants Above Soil Comparison Values

Table 2. Surface Water Contaminants Detected Above Drinking Water Comparison Values

Table 3. Sediment Contaminants Above Soil Comparison Values

Table 4. Ground Water Contaminants Detected Above Drinking Water Comparison Values


ACRONYMS
AL EPA Action Level
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BEHS Bureau of Environmental Health and Safety
C-EMEG Chronic Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
COC Contaminants of Concern
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
CV Comparison Value
E&E Ecology and Environment
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
HOD Health Outcome Data
I-EMEG Intermediate Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
LTHA Lifetime Health Advisory (for drinking water)
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MRL Minimal Risk Level
mg/day Milligrams Per Day
mg/kg Milligrams Per Kilogram
mg/kg/day Milligrams Per Kilogram Per Day
NPL National Priorities List
PAHs Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
PHA Public Health Assessment
ppb Parts Per Billion
ppm Parts Per Million
PRG EPA Region 9 Preliminary Remediation Goal
PRPs Potentially Responsible Parties
RBC EPA Region 3 Risk Based Concentration
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
RS-PRG Residential Soil Preliminary Remediation Goal
UAO Unilateral Administrative Order


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