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Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2011

OTHER NOTICES

OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
PROPOSED NO FURTHER ACTION
Bair Logging Company (former), Vernonia, Oregon

  • Comment Due: May 31, 2011
  • Project Location: Maple St. and Weed Ave., Vernonia
  • Proposal: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 465.315, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing to issue a No Further Action (NFA) determination for the former Bair Logging Company site, a 1.5 acre property encompassing a city block located southwest of the intersection of Maple St and Weed Ave in Vernonia, Oregon. The site is also proposed for de-listing from the Confirmed Release List.
  • The Voluntary Cleanup Program has reviewed assessment and cleanup activities performed at the site. The site has been developed since at least 1928. Historic uses include a logging company, temporary storage of flood debris, and temporary housing for flood victims in 2008. The site is currently being redeveloped.
  • Contamination issues at the site included impacts from releases at a bulk plant located north of the site, possible elevated levels of arsenic in soil, and impacts from an old railroad spur. Based on the results of the assessments performed to evaluate these issues, additional cleanup is not required at the site.
  • Additional information concerning site-specific investigations and remedial actions is available in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database located on the web at http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecsi/ecsi.htm under Site ID 1787.
  • Site specific information is also available by contacting Katie Robertson, DEQ’s project manager for this site. The Administrative File for this facility is located at DEQ’s Pendleton office, and can be reviewed in person by contacting project manager at the number below to arrange for an appointment.
  • How to Comment: The public comment period will end on May 31, 2011. Please address all comments and/or inquiries to project manager at the following address:
  • Katie Robertson
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • 700 SE Emigrant, Suite 330
  • Pendleton, OR 97801
  • (541) 278-4620
  • robertson.katie@deq.state.or.us
  • Upon written request by ten or more persons or by a group with a membership of 10 or more, a public meeting will be held to receive verbal comments.
  • The Next step: DEQ will consider all public comments received before making a final decision regarding the “No Further Action” determination.


Request for Comments
Proposed Remedial Action for the Tigard Library Site

  • COMMENTS DUE: May 31, 5:00 PM
  • PROJECT LOCATION: 13500 SW Hall Boulevard, Tigard, OR
  • PROPOSAL: As required by ORS 465.200, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites public comment on its proposed remedy for the site.
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Early site investigations found elevated levels of arsenic in surface and near-surface soils. This area of Tigard was
    historically used for orchards, and arsenic-based chemicals were typically used as pesticides and fungicides. Data collected shows that soil erosion from upslope areas has transported soil contaminated with arsenic from the southwest portion of the site to lower elevation areas. Soils with elevated concentrations of arsenic are mostly present beneath the library building and the Pinebrook Stream corridor along the southern side of the property, and in the original farm pond that is now used for stormwater detention.
  • Investigations conducted between 2002 and 2008 identified three general areas on the Tigard library property where soil samples contained arsenic above DEQ risk-based screening levels: the North Field; the Parking and Pine Tree Area; and the Wetland/Wild Area. Based on human health and ecological risk evaluations, these areas were found have arsenic concentrations that exceed one or more of the applicable Risk Based Concentrations (RBCs) for human exposure. Ecological screening values were also exceeded in some site areas.
  • The selected remedies for areas of elevated arsenic involve preventing exposure through a combination of capping, fencing, and cover vegetation. The Pine Tree and Parking lot area will be covered with a geotextile fabric and a 6-inch layer of mulch. Access to the Wetland/Wild area and North Field areas will be restricted by installing fencing, and maintaining vegetation cover to discourage use. If funding becomes available, the City of Tigard may excavate contaminated soil in the North Field Area, replace it with a minimum of 6 inches of clean fill, and re-sod with grass. The covering of the North Field Area with a minimum of 6 inches of fill will be protective for public use, and allow the City of Tigard to remove the fencing in the North Field Area. These engineering controls will be memorialized in a deed restriction recorded with the property deed, requiring that fences and mulch covers are regularly inspected and maintained. If additional soil is removed from the site, a Contaminated Media Management Plan (CMMP) shall be submitted to DEQ for approval. The CMMP will outline procedures for the safe excavation, management, and disposal of any arsenic-contaminated soil generated at the site.
  • DEQ welcomes the public’s comments on the proposed remedial actions.
  • HOW TO COMMENT: To review project records, contact Dawn Weinberger at (503) 229-5425 and ask for records for Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) site #4063. The DEQ Project Manager is Shawn Rapp (503-229-5614). Written comments should be sent to Shawn Rapp at the Department of Environmental Quality, Northwest Region, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201 and must be received no later than 5 pm on May 31, 2011. A public meeting will be held to receive verbal comments if requested by 10 or more people, or by a group with a membership of 10 or more. Site information can also be found in DEQ’s on-line ECSI database at: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsi.htm, by searching on Site ID #4063.
  • THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all comments received and make a final decision after consideration of these comments.
  • ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: DEQ is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. Please notify DEQ of any special physical or language accommodations or if you need information in large print, Braille or another format. To make these arrangements, contact DEQ Communications & Outreach (503) 229-5696 or toll free in Oregon at (800) 452-4011; fax to 503-229-6762; or e-mail to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us
  • People with hearing impairments may call DEQ’s TTY number, 1(800)735-2900.


OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
PROPOSED CONDITIONAL NO FURTHER ACTION
Chemtura Asphalt Plant, Klamath Falls, Oregon

  • Comment Due: May 31, 2011
  • Project Location: 2936 Hilyard Avenue, Klamath Falls
  • Proposal: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 465.315, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing to issue a Conditional No Further Action (NFA) determination for the Chemtura Asphalt Plant located at 2936 Hilyard Avenue in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The 7.4 acre asphalt plant produces, stores, and distributes emulsified asphalts and dust binders in addition to storage and distribution of asphalt paving materials and road oils.
  • The Voluntary Cleanup Program has reviewed site assessment and remedial activities performed at the site. Groundwater on and off-site has been impacted by solvents including trichloroethene (TCE) and vinyl chloride. The site is proposed for a risk-based closure and issuance of a Conditional No Further Action determination. All of the potential exposure concerns were addressed during the development of the site-specific conceptual site model or will be addressed through the preparation of a Contaminated Media Management Plan and through institutional controls in the form of Easement and Equitable Servitudes (E&ES). The E&ES will prohibit beneficial use of shallow groundwater and require a 40 foot well seal for any wells installed at the properties to access deeper groundwater.
  • Additional information concerning site-specific investigations and remedial actions is available through DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database located at http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecsi/ecsi.htm under Site ID 1751.
  • Site specific information is also available by contacting Katie Robertson, DEQ’s project manager for this site. The Administrative File for this facility is located at DEQ’s Pendleton office, and can be reviewed in person by contacting project manager at the number below to arrange for an appointment.
  • How to Comment: The public comment period will extend from May 1 to May 31, 2011. Please address all comments and/or inquiries to project manager at the following address:
  • Katie Robertson
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • 700 SE Emigrant, Suite 330
  • Pendleton, OR 97801
  • (541) 278-4620
  • robertson.katie@deq.state.or.us
  • Upon written request by ten or more persons or by a group with a membership of 10 or more, a public meeting will be held to receive verbal comments.
  • The Next step: DEQ will consider all public comments received before making a final decision regarding the “Conditional No Further Action” determination.


OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
ANALYSIS OF BROWNFIELD CLEANUP ALTERNATIVES
Independent Order of Odd Fellows & State Theater, La Grande, Oregon

  • Comment Due: May 31, 2011
  • Project Location: La Grande, Oregon
  • Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is providing notice for a public opportunity to review and comment on the Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Odd Fellows) and State Theater located at 1106 Adams in La Grande, Oregon. The ABCA details the analysis and selection of protective cleanup options designed to address contamination at the site.
  • The property consists of two buildings built in 1900 and 1910 that are currently vacant. The buildings are connected and have been jointly used. The buildings have been neglected for decades. Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) has been identified as the primary contaminant in the buildings that must be addressed before any renovation of the site. Lead-based paint (LBP) is also likely present. The interior of the building has water damage, which has led to a mold and mildew problem and the upper levels of the structure have been infested with pigeons.
  • The ABCA selected the abatement of all ACM, LBP and miscellaneous hazardous substances as the preferred remedial alternative. The removal of wet construction material and the bird droppings will be required to properly access the ACM for abatement purposes.
  • The ABCA, as well as more information concerning site-specific investigations and remedial actions, is available in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database located on the web at http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecsi/ecsi.htm under Site ID 5493.
  • Site specific information is also available by contacting Katie Robertson, DEQ’s project manager for this site. The Administrative File for this facility is located at DEQ’s Pendleton office, and can be reviewed in person by contacting project manager at the number below to arrange for an appointment.
  • How to Comment: The public comment period will extend from May 1 to 31, 2011. Please address all comments and/or inquiries to project manager at the following address:
  • Katie Robertson
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • 700 SE Emigrant, Suite 330
  • Pendleton, OR 97801
  • (541) 278-4620
  • robertson.katie@deq.state.or.us
  • Upon written request by ten or more persons or by a group with a membership of 10 or more, a public meeting will be held to receive verbal comments.
  • The Next step: DEQ will consider all public comments received before finalizing the selected remedial action for the site. DEQ will provide written responses to all received public comments.

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