This Web page was created to keep residents generally informed about issues related to Exide Technologies, located south of downtown Frisco. This page may be updated as information becomes available to Frisco. Please note that the items posted on this page are for informational purposes only and such postings are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all matters related to Exide Technologies. Also, Frisco has not necessarily confirmed the accuracy of information posted hereon that is not drafted by, or at the direction of, Frisco. All citizens are encouraged to visit Frisco’s website on a routine basis for notice of meetings regarding Exide Technologies, which are open to the public, and to attend the same.
Frisco Recycling Center Shutdown Informational Website
Stewart Creek Voluntary Clean Up Promgram (VCP) Application for J Parcel Area:
VCP Application for J Parcel Area with Attachments A and B
VCP Application J Parcel Area Attachment C - 1
VCP Application J Parcel Area Attachment C - 2
VCP Application J Parcel Area Attachment C - 3
TCEQ VCP Eligibility Letter Dated 12.07.12
June 4, 2012
City of Frisco, Frisco CDC and Frisco EDC approve plan to purchase land surrounding Exide plant
Letter of Thanks regarding Exide agreement form Mayor Maher Maso
May 31, 2012
Exide Technologies and City of Frisco reach tentative agreement
April 26, 2012
Notice of EPA & TCEQ Lead Open House May 21
April 19, 2012November 21, 2011
city of frisco Responds to Direct Mail Piece, "Which Side Are You On?"
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) – Dallas-Fort Worth:
Lead Latest Planning Activities
DSHS Frisco Blood Lead Testing Final Report
(View the final report from the Texas Department of State Health Services dated August 26, 2011)
DSHS Blood Lead Testing Clinic Community Meeting
Frisco residents who participated in the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Blood Lead Testing Clinic are invited to a Community Meeting, hosted by DSHS, on Tuesday, August 30. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Frisco Council Chambers, located inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Residents will learn about the results from blood lead testing clinic conducted in March 2011. DSHS agency representatives will be available to speak with citizens beginning at 6 p.m., prior to the start of meeting. DSHS is also mailing clinic participants a meeting notice. For more information, call Tina Walker at (512) 776-2932 or David Rivera at (512) 776-6572.
August 1, 2011
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an Administrative Order to Exide Technologies, Inc. on August 1, 2011. View a copy of the order, forwarded by the EPA to the City of Frisco on August 2, 2011.
View the Exide Technologies paid advertisement published in Frisco Enterprise July 22, 2011 and Dallas Morning News on July 24, 2011. The City of Frisco is posting this advertisements for informational purposes, only.
TCEQ to Host Public Hearing in Frisco July 28
(July 19, 2011) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will host a public hearing in Frisco on Thursday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers inside the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The purpose of this hearing is to receive comment concerning revisions to the state implementation plan (SIP)... read more on meeting and how to submit comments.
View the Notice of Public Hearing from the TCEQ dated July 7, 2011. ____________________________________________________________________________________
Exide Technologies to Hold Community Meeting for Frisco Residents on April 13
Frisco Blood Lead Exposure Investigation
(March 7, 2011) In response to community concerns, staff from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will be conducting an exposure investigation March 24 - 27, 2011 in Frisco, Texas... read more.
Results of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Frisco Neighborhood Soil Summary taken from public areas within one mile of the Exide Technologies Frisco, TX plant.
(January 13, 2011)
TCEQ: Lead Stakeholder Group Meeting to be held in Frisco January 19
The EPA issued a rule designating a Nonattainment Area with an effective date of December 31, 2010. The attached map reflects the boundaries of the area.
On November 24, 2010 the EPA provided a template for technical support document concerning Exide Technologies.
On November 4, 2010 Exide Technologies has announced that testing for blood lead concentration is now available for all residents of the City of Frisco, at no charge. Exide will be responsible for all expenses incurred for the blood draw and testing... read more. Review the blood lead testing program procedures.
On October 7, 2010 City Manager George Purefoy wrote a letter to Frisco citizens concerning Exide Technologies.
On September 1, 2010 the City of Frisco received a letter from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regarding recent news reports about air quality in Frisco neighborhoods and schools.... read the letter.
On August 13, 2010 the City of Frisco sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding “Comments on the Re-designation of the Lead Nonattainment Area of Collin County, Texas”... read the letter.
Citizen Cory Jensen submitted the following written inquiry: "Why were they (Exide) given an extension to meet 2009 standards of .15?"
The following is the verbatim response from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)... read TCEQ response.
On October 30, 2009 Exide Technologies sent a letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) asking to withdraw their application to expand the Frisco plant... read the letter.
On October 23, 2009 the City of Frisco received notice Exide Technologies agreed to withdraw an application to expand the Frisco plant... read the press release. View the letter.
On October 20, 2009 during its regularly scheduled city council meeting, the Frisco City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager George Purefoy to draft a letter to Exide asking for the company to withdraw its permit application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to expand production at the battery recycling plant.
What action has the City of Frisco taken?
On October 19, 2009 Mayor Maher Maso and City Manager George Purefoy drove to Austin to meet with the Executive Director of TCEQ. Click here to read the e-mail from Frisco’s City Manager to the Mayor and Council, summarizing the meeting with TCEQ. *This e-mail was among four documents shared with the public during the Town Hall meeting, October 19, 2009.
On November 24, 2008, the City of Frisco wrote TCEQ about concerns that Exide’s requested permit amendment will authorize lead emissions in excess of the actual current level at Exide’s Frisco facility. The City also specifically requested a contested case hearing on the matter. Click here to read the correspondence in its entirety. *This letter was among four documents shared with the public during the Town Hall meeting, October 19, 2009.
What can I do?
TCEQ advises anyone concerned about the permit amendment can send in a protest letter, adding residents and property owners within a one mile radius of the emissions point (smokestack) should have standing to require an evidentiary hearing at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
Click here for a sample protest letter. *This sample protest letter was among four documents shared with the public during the Town Hall meeting on October 19, 2009.
Click here to see map detailing one (1) and two (2) mile radius around Exide Technologies. *This map was one of four documents shared with the public during the Town Hall meeting, October 20, 2009.
What is the TCEQ saying?
Click here to read a letter, dated October 20, 2009, from TCEQ to a citizen regarding Exide Technologies. The letter provides explanation of nonattainment area as well as Exide Annual Lead Emissions vs. Ambient Concentrations.