Oregon Bulletin

June 1, 2011



Shephard Greenhouses AST Releases
Aurora, Oregon

Comment Due: June 30, 2011

Project Location: 23150 Boones Ferry Rd, Aurora

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 Shephard Greenhouses AST Releases site located at 23150 Boones Ferry Road in Aurora, Oregon. 

The Voluntary Cleanup Program has reviewed assessment and cleanup activities performed at the site. The site has been in long term commercial agricultural use. Multiple above ground storage tanks (ASTs) were located on the property and primarily used to heat greenhouses. Petroleum releases from the ASTs were documented and cleanup actions were performed. Based on the results of the assessments and cleanup actions, additional work 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 5461.

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 June 30, 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


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 Approval of Cleanup for
USDA Forest Service Sisters Site

COMMENTS DUE: 5 p.m. July 1, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: Highway 20 and Pine Street, Sisters, Oregon

PROPOSAL: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposes to approve of cleanup actions performed by the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Transportation to remove arsenic, petroleum hydrocarbons, pentachlorophenol, dioxins, and furans from soil at the Sisters Forest Service Compound site. The proposed approval is also known as a no further action determination.

HIGHLIGHTS: The site consists of various Forest Service buildings on 80 acres dating back to the 1950s. ODOT also occupies six acres of the site with a maintenance shop and sand shed. The Forest Service and ODOT, in preparation for sale of the property, conducted several soil cleanup actions over the last few years. These soil excavation and disposal cleanup actions addressed the following pollutants at the site: arsenic in a burn pile; petroleum hydrocarbons at a chainsaw maintenance area; pentachlorophenol (a wood treatment chemical), dioxins and furans from a suspected fence post treatment operation; and petroleum hydrocarbons under a used oil tank. Pollutant levels remaining in soil after the cleanup actions are protective of human health and the environment.

HOW TO COMMENT: Send comments by 5p.m., Friday July 1, 2011 to DEQ Project Manager, Marcy Kirk, DEQ Bend Office, 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110, Bend, OR 97701, or to kirk.marcy@deq.state.or.us. The project file may be reviewed by appointment at DEQ’s Bend Office or online. To schedule an appointment to review the file or ask questions, please contact Marcy at 541-633-2009. To access site summary information and the staff report in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database on the Internet, go to www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsidetail.asp?seqnbr=3029.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the close of the comment period before making a final decision regarding the proposed cleanup approval.

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 and 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 711.


PUBLICATION: Secretary of State’s Bulletin, The Oregonian

PUBLISHING DATE: Wednesday June 1, 2011

COMMENTS DUE: Friday July 1, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: 10145 North Portland Road, Portland, Oregon

PROPOSAL: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute, ORS 465.320, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issues this notice regarding completion of cleanup actions performed at the subject property pursuant to a Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) issued in December 2005 in the form of a Stipulation and Consent Judgment (Case Number 0512-13315). The DEQ will consider public comments prior to issuing a cleanup Certification of Completion.  Send written comments on the proposed certification to Anna Coates, Oregon DEQ, Northwest Region, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201, or e-mail to coates.anna@deq.state.or.us. by 5 p.m. on Friday July 1, 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS: The North Portland Road, LLC (NPR) Site is an approximately 15-acre parcel. The Site is also known as the South Larsen Site and is separated from the Columbia Slough by the approximate 22-acre parcel known as North Larsen, currently owned by the City of Portland.

The Site has been used for trucking and transportation-related uses since the mid 1960s, included truck maintenance and tanker truck cleaning. Environmental testing at the site prior to the PPA identified releases of metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phenols, phthalates, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and cyanide. A chlorinated solvent plume in groundwater was also identified.

The Consent Judgment required: a payment into a DEQ fund for investigation and remedial actions in the Columbia Slough sediments, investigation and cleanup of surface soils, stormwater system improvements to protect the Slough from future releases, treatment of the chlorinated solvent plume source area, assessment of the on-site water supply well and evaluation of other groundwater beneficial uses, and a risk evaluation for worker exposure to solvent vapors, and installation of engineering and institutional controls as necessary.

NPR has satisfactorily completed the investigation and cleanup work required by the agreement and no further remedial actions are required at the Site to protect public health, safety, and welfare of the environment. The proposed certification decision would be conditioned on: undertaking site management decisions in accordance with the DEQ-approved Site Management Plan.

HOW TO COMMENT: Written comments can be sent to DEQ Northwest Region at 2020 SW Fourth Ave., Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201-4987. To view the project files please call Dawn Weinberger, File Review Specialist, at (503) 229-6729 to schedule an appointment (ask for ECSI files #3337 and #186). If you have any questions, please call the DEQ project manager, Anna Coates, at 503- 229-5213 or by email at coates.anna@deq.state.or.us.

THE NEXT STEP: Once the public comment period has closed DEQ will consider all comments before making a decision concerning the Certification of Completion.


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