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Oregon Bulletin

July 1, 2011

OTHER NOTICES

 

A CHANCE TO COMMENT ON
PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MEDIATION
CONFIDENTIALITY RULES DEVELOPED BY the ATTORNEY GENERAL
PURSUANT TO ORS 36.224

Comment Due: July 31, 2011

Proposal: The Department of Justice is reviewing and amending the ORS 36.224 Mediation Confidentiality rules. The proposed rule changes are available at: http://www.doj.state.or.us/adr/rules.shtml

How to Comment: The public comment period will end on July 31, 2011. A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 12th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm to receive input on and answer questions regarding the proposed rule changes. This meeting will be held in the Redwood Room DOJ Robertson Building, 1215 State Street Salem, OR 97301. Comments may also be directed to the DOJ ADR Coordinator:

Mike Niemeyer

Department of Justice

1162 Court street NE,

Salem, Or 97301

mike.niemeyer@state.or.us

The Next step: DOJ will consider all public comments received before making a final decision regarding these rules.

PUBLIC NOTICE
PROPOSED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR
STURDICRAFT SITE, KLAMATH FALLS, OR

Comments Due: July 30, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: 2742 Homedale Road, Klamath County

PROPOSAL: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing to issue a No Further Action decision regarding cleanup activities at the above referenced site based upon an approval of work done to date and a proposed Risk-Based Corrective Action Plan.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Sturdi-Craft property was used for manufacturing particle-board furniture. One 5,000-gallon steel underground storage tank (UST) that was used to store gasoline, one 10,000-gallon steel UST that stored diesel, and one 10,000-gallon steel UST that was used to store heating oil were decommissioned by removal in 1994. Site investigations confirmed the presence of petroleum impacted soil and groundwater. In an effort to remove the source of contamination, approximately 48 cubic yards of suspected petroleum contaminated soil (PCS) was excavated from the site and taken to the Klamath County Landfill for disposal. The groundwater contaminant plume at the site has been shown to be stable and that it does not migrate off of the property. The contamination occurs at depths of 5-feet or greater below ground surface, which is considered to be protective of human health, welfare, and the environment.

A conceptual site model was developed and a risk-based assessment performed showing that residual petroleum hydrocarbons do not pose an unacceptable risk through all reasonably likely complete exposure pathways.

If implemented as proposed, this risk-based corrective action plan will achieve protective conditions at the site as defined in OAR 340-122-0040.

COMMENT: All documents and reports pertaining to the recommendation of acceptance of the proposed remedial action may be reviewed by appointment, at DEQ’s office in Bend, 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Bend, OR 97701. To schedule an appointment or make inquiries, contact the project manager, Joe Klemz at (541) 633-2015.

Written comments should be sent to the attention of Mr. Klemz at the address listed above and must be received by 5 PM July 30, 2011. Questions or comments may also be directed to Mr. Klemz via email at klemz.joe@deq.state.or.us .

NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all comments received. A final decision concerning the proposed remedial actions will be made after consideration of any public comments received.

PUBLIC NOTICE
PROPOSED REMEDIAL ACTION FOR
CHILOQUIN CHRISTIAN CENTER, CHILOQUIN, OR

Comments Due: July 30, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: 301 S. Chiloquin Blvd, Chiloquin, Klamath County

PROPOSAL: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is proposing to issue a No Further Action decision regarding cleanup activities at the above referenced site based upon an approval of work done to date and a proposed Risk-Based Corrective Action Plan.

HIGHLIGHTS: A release of heating oil from an above ground storage tank occurred at the Chiloquin Christian Center in the summer of 2010. The cause of the release, a damaged product line, was discovered and repaired in the fall of 2010. A site investigation confirmed the presence of petroleum impacted soil and groundwater. The groundwater contaminant plume at the site has been shown to be stable and that contamination does not migrate off of the property. The contamination occurs at depths of 5-feet or greater below ground surface, which is considered to be protective of human health, welfare, and the environment.

A conceptual site model was developed and a risk-based assessment performed showing that residual petroleum hydrocarbons do not pose an unacceptable risk through all reasonably likely complete exposure pathways.

If implemented as proposed, this risk-based corrective action plan will achieve protective conditions at the site as defined in OAR 340-122-0040.

COMMENT: All documents and reports pertaining to the recommendation of acceptance of the proposed remedial action may be reviewed by appointment, at DEQ’s office in Bend, 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Bend, OR 97701. To schedule an appointment or make inquiries, contact the project manager, Joe Klemz at (541)633-2015.

Written comments should be sent to the attention of Mr. Klemz at the address listed above and must be received by 5 PM July 30, 2011. Questions or comments may also be directed to Mr. Klemz via email at klemz.joe@deq.state.or.us .

NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all comments received. A final decision concerning the proposed remedial actions will be made after consideration of any public comments received.

A CHANCE TO COMMENT ON
PROPOSED REMEDIAL ACTION
FOR ASTORIA AREA WIDE PETROLEUM SITE AREA 4

COMMENTS DUE: Monday August 1, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: Port of Astoria; Astoria Area-Wide (AAW) Petroleum Site; Astoria, Oregon

PROPOSAL: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute, ORS 465.320, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issues this notice of a proposed remedial action for a portion of the Port of Astoria’s property. The DEQ will consider public comments in finalizing its selection of a final remedy. Send written comments on the proposed remedial action to Anna Coates, Oregon DEQ, Northwest Region, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201, or e-mail to coates.anna@deq.state.or.us. by 5 p.m. on Monday August 1, 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Port of Astoria facility is part of a larger investigation and cleanup site referred to as the “Astoria Area Wide Cleanup Site”. It is divided into five areas. Area 4 that is the focus of this proposal includes Port property where the former Mobil/Niemi Oil bulk plant operated, several petroleum distribution pipelines, a Port maintenance shop, a former Port vehicle service facility, and portions of former steelworks and furniture manufacturing facilities. Area 4 extends to the head of Slip 2 where an ongoing petroleum seep discharges into the Columbia River sediment bed and surface water.

In December 2001, DEQ issued an order (DEQ No. ECSR-NWR-01-11) to the Port, several oil companies and several other current and past owners and operators at and adjacent to the Port’s facilities where releases of petroleum fuels occurred that required investigation and cleanup of petroleum contamination. Investigations and interim measures to control petroleum seeps to the river have been ongoing since that time. Other interim actions taken include re-routing the sewer system, decommissioning of pipelines and two underground fuel storage tanks, upgrades to the HVAC system for Port’s offices and engineering controls for the redevelopment of the former Niemi Oil bulk plant area.

The proposed remedial action for Area 4 includes: construction of a treatment barrier and sediment cap in Slip 2 to control on-going releases to the river and prevent exposure to petroleum-impacted sediments, excavation and off-site disposal of surface soil in a limited area, and implementation of institutional controls to prevent exposure to petroleum-impacted media. Institutional controls would include inspection and maintenance of previously implemented engineering controls (capping and building venting), and groundwater monitoring to document the progress of reducing the concentration and mobility of petroleum contamination remaining at the site. The estimated cost for the cleanup, including operations and maintenance, is approximately $3.6 million. The design data collection and remedial design is expected to take approximately nine months to complete.

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 file #2277). 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 final cleanup remedy.

DEQ Conditional No Further Action
Determination, DEQ Approves Cleanup of
a Portland Municipal Water Well

June 14, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: Portland Water Bureau municipal water well PW-14 is located in the City of Fairview at the west end of Blue Lake Regional Park, near the intersection of NE Marine Drive and NE Interlachen Lane.

PROPOSAL: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approves cleanup action performed by the Portland Water Bureau at municipal well PW-14 to remove a small amount of mercury (less than a gram) released to the well from a failed submersible pump. DEQ approves this cleanup work as a conditional no further action determination.

HIGHLIGHTS: DEQ reviewed the results of the cleanup work and agrees with the Portland Water Bureau’s conclusion that this well is safe for resumed use in the Portland municipal water system.

Laboratory data reviewed by DEQ indicates that water pumped from well PW-14, which is representative of the public water supply, contains no detectable mercury.

DEQ has determined that no further action is required because the site no longer poses a risk that exceeds the acceptable risk level defined in Oregon law.

Following cleanup actions, and before the pump was replaced, the final discrete deep well water sampled (at 350 feet) contained detectable mercury. The detected concentration of mercury slightly exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Contaminant Level established for mercury in drinking water.

DEQ is confident in its proposed conditional cleanup approval determination for the following reasons:

• Water pumped from PW-14 has been repeatedly sampled at the wellhead and consistently found to contain no detectable mercury.

• DEQ does not expect that water from the 350 foot depth in this well circulates to the well pump at the 235 foot depth.

• Following cleanup actions, and collection of the final deep well water sample, millions of gallons of water were pumped from the well prior to resumed use as a public supply well. This action further removed any residual mercury from the well.

• Water from PW-14 is combined with water from up to 26 other wells and surface water sources, prior to treatment and distribution to municipal water customers.

The conditions placed on this no further action determination are the following institutional controls agreed to by the City of Portland Water Bureau:

• PW-14 will not be deepened.

• PW-14 maintenance and operation will not to disturb the grout seal at the bottom of the well placed as a remedial action.

These requirements will be maintained with the PW-14 records.

Questions can be addressed to DEQ Project Manager Ken Thiessen, DEQ Northwest Region Office, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201, or Thiessen.Kenneth@deq.state.or.us

Review the file by appointment at DEQ Northwest Region Office, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Ste 400, Portland, Oregon. Call File Review Specialist, Dawn Weinberger at 503-229-6729 to schedule an appointment.

To access site information and the Conditional No Further Action Determination Municipal Well PW-14 Mercury Spill Cleanup, go to http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsidetail.asp?seqnbr=5323 

DEQ considered all public comments received during the March 2011 comment period before making the conditional No Further Action decision.

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) 229-5263 or toll free in Oregon at (800) 452-4011; fax to 503-229-6899; or e-mail to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us

People with hearing impairments may call DEQ’s TTY number 711.

Request for Comments
PROPOSED SETTLEMENT REGARDING former Frontier Leather
and Ken Foster Farm Sites

COMMENTS DUE: August 1, 2011, 5 PM

PROJECT LOCATION: The former Frontier Leather site is located at 15104 SW Oregon Street (formerly 1210 NE Oregon Street), in Sherwood, Oregon. The Ken Foster Farm (“KFF”) property is a 40-acre tract of former pasture land located at 23000 to 23500 SE Murdock Road in the southeast corner of Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon.

PROPOSAL: DEQ is proposing to enter a settlement with the potentially liable parties for cleanup of these sites. The parties include Linke Enterprises, the owner and operator of the Frontier Leather site, Don Nelson who worked for Frontier Leather Company as plant manager from 1966 to 1972 and as general manager from 1972 until 1988, Wells Fargo Bank who managed the Frontier Leather facility as a trustee for Linke Enterprises, James Wilson, who served on the Board of Directors of Frontier Leather Company, and acted as Wells Fargo’s representative in managing operations at the Tannery, Craig E. and Pamela A. Bowen, and Michael C. Gibbons who were former owners of portions of the KFF property, Patrick D. and Tamara L. Husky and Ironwood Homes, Inc. who currently own several lots at the KFF site. The settlement would resolve on-going litigation between the parties concerning cleanup of these properties and would be in the form of a consent judgment pursuant to ORS 465.325. The settlement would require the parties to pay DEQ specified amounts to be used by DEQ for future cleanup of these sites and wetlands restoration. In return, the settling parties would receive a covenant not to sue from the State and contribution protection as to third parties regarding the matters addressed by the settlement.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Frontier Leather Company began operating a tannery at the site in 1947. Two 3-acre sedimentation lagoons were constructed between late 1964 to early 1965, and placed in service in March 1965. Frontier discharged wastewater to the sedimentation lagoons intermittently between 1965 and 1982. Between 1971 and 1974, chromium-treated hide splits were both stockpiled on Tax Lot 600 and buried at the facility. Frontier Leather land-filled an estimated 21,000 cubic yards of chromium-containing wastes including chromium-treated hide splits and chromium-containing vacuum filter sludge. Some of the hide splits were later covered with approximately 2 feet of soil, but a large percentage of the landfill was not adequately consolidated and capped to control possible direct contact or surface water runoff. Land filling of hide splits was discontinued in 1973 after analytical results from a hide split samples collected by DEQ suggested that the hides could adversely impact soil, groundwater, or surface water quality.

In January 2002, Pacific III, LLC, entered into a Prospective Purchaser Agreement with DEQ prior to acquiring Tax Lots 400 and 500 from Transpacific. These parcels included the former tannery building, wastewater treatment facility, and former battery manufacturing building. The agreement defined the cleanup to be performed by Pacific III LLC in exchange for DEQ limiting the company’s future liability for cleanup costs at the site. Work required under the agreement was completed leading to DEQ issuance of No Further Action decisions for each parcel.

DEQ designated the remaining tax lots comprising the Frontier Leather facility excluded from the Prospective Purchaser Agreement as an “Orphan” site in 2002. DEQ completed an investigation and feasibility study during 2003 and 2004 but did not finalize a remedy due to lack of funds to complete the work.

DEQ uncovered records from the former tannery indicating that tannery wastes were land-applied to pasture land at Ken Foster Farms during the 1960’s. Mr. Foster was an employee of the Frontier Leather Company. DEQ initiated evaluation of the farm land and referred the site to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for further evaluation following DEQ’s preliminary assessment in 2005. Investigations of the farm confirmed presence of high concentrations of chromium in surface soils consistent with land application of the tannery wastes. The original 40-acre farm was subdivided into approximately 10 separate lots for residential use.

In 2007, EPA, published findings of their assessment of the former Ken Foster Farm site. The EPA work confirmed that several heavy metals, primarily chromium, lead, and mercury were present at elevated concentrations in site soils in many areas on the former farm site. A wetland pond at the KFF site also was found to be contaminated. Sampling performed to date indicates the metals lead and chromium in site soils are attributable to historical land application of tannery wastes at the site.

HOW TO COMMENT: DEQ will hold a public information meeting and hearing from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on July 26, 2011 at the Sherwood Senior Center located at 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd., Sherwood. The proposed settlement is available at DEQ’s Northwest Region Office, 2020 SW 4th Ave., 4th floor or from DEQ’s web site: http://www.deq.state.or.us/Webdocs/Forms/Output/FPController.ashx?SourceId=2638&SourceIdType=11

To review files at DEQ’s office, please contact DEQ’s file review coordinator at (503) 229-6729 to make an appointment. Comments may be submitted, by August 1, 2011, 5:00 p.m., to Mark Pugh, DEQ Cleanup Project Manager, by email at pugh.mark@deq.state.or.us; by mail at DEQ, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201; or by fax at 503-229-6945.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will review and consider all comments received during the comment period. If DEQ then determines to enter the consent judgment, the consent judgment will be executed by the parties and filed with the Washington County Circuit Court. The court must approve the consent judgment for it to take effect. If approved by DEQ, the Consent Judgment will supersede the consent judgment with Linke and Nelson proposed by DEQ through public notice on April 1, 2011.

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, (503) 229-6993.

Chance to Comment On...
Proposed Conditonal No Further Action
Elks Cleaners Site (ECSI #4954)

Comments Due: August 1, 2011

Project Location: 1010-1018 N. Killingsworth, Portland, Oregon

Proposal: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute, ORS 465.320, and Oregon Administrative Rules, OAR 340-122-100, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites public comment on its proposal to issue a conditional no further action (NFA) for the former Elks Cleaners site (ECSI File #4954).

Highlights: The former Elks Cleaners site operated a dry cleaning business from approximately 1924 to 2006. Stoddard solvent was likely used during initial operations. The most recent dry cleaner operator used perchloroethene (PCE) as a solvent from 1993 to 2006.

A series of environmental investigations found high concentrations of PCE in shallow soil (generally less than 5 feet in depth) beneath the southwest part of the building. The contamination appears related to leaks in a floor drain and associated trench drain and piping.

In 2009, approximately 57 tons of contaminated soil was excavated and trucked off-site for disposal at a permitted landfill. The removal action included installation of a vapor control system within the excavation area consisting of perforated piping connected to a fan and vented to the atmosphere, placement of a vapor barrier over the excavation footprint, and sealing the entire building floor with a commercial radon seal product.

Soil gas from beneath the building and indoor air monitoring was performed until April 2011 to determine whether the ventilation system needed to continue to operate to protect indoor air quality. Monitoring results showed PCE and related contaminants in indoor air were within protective standards for air for typical commercial/occupational uses conditioned upon continued operation of the fan, and maintenance of the floor and vapor barrier. The vapor control system and fan operation will need to be maintained unless subsequent sampling shows indoor air levels are protective without controls in place.

DEQ reviewed the existing environmental information for the site and concludes that the site currently does not present an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, and that a conditional no further action determination (NFA) is warranted for the site. DEQ will conduct a review of the site in 5 years to evaluate whether vapor controls need to be maintained.

How to Comment: To access additional detail on the site, please view the DEQ Staff Report in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database on the Internet at http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsiquery.asp. Enter 4954 in the “Site ID” box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 4954 in the Site ID/Info column. Next, click on the staff report under Site Documents. You can review the administrative record for the proposed conditional no further action at DEQ’s Northwest Region office located at 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon. For an appointment to review the files call (503)229-6729; toll free at (800)452-4011; or TTY at (503)229-5471. Please send written comments to Mark Pugh, Project Manager, DEQ Northwest Region, 2020 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 400, Portland, Oregon, 97201 or via email at: pugh.mark@deq.state.or.us. DEQ must receive written comments by 5 p.m. on August 1, 2011.

DEQ will hold a public meeting to receive verbal comments if 10 or more persons, or a group with membership of 10 or more, requests such a meeting. Interest in holding a public meeting must be submitted in writing to DEQ. If a public meeting is held, a separate public notice announcing the date, time, and location of any public meeting would be published in this publication.

DEQ is committed to accommodating people with disabilities at our hearings. 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 at (503) 229-5696 or toll free in Oregon at (800)452-4011. People with hearing impairments may call DEQ’s TTY number, (503)229-5471.

The Next Step: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the deadline. In the absence of comments, DEQ will issue a conditional No Further Action for the site.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
PROPOSED: INTERIM REMEDIAL ACTION MEASURE
DETERMINATION REGARDING SALEM-KEIZER
SCHOOL DISTRICT (NEW) EAST ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL, SALEM, MARION COUNTY

COMMENTS DUE: July 30, 2011

LOCATION OF CONTAMINATION: The site is located at 2170 Walker Road NE, Salem, Oregon.

HIGHLIGHTS: The site has historically been used for agriculture purposes to grow crops, including grass seed. As a standard practice in growing agriculture crops, herbicides and pesticides are used. Soil testing was done at various depths to determine if these constituents were present at unacceptable concentrations. The insecticide Dieldrin was identified in soil at levels exceeding the DEQ’s Risk-Based Concentration (RBCs) for a residential scenario. The residential scenario is the most protective scenario. Dieldrin was not detected at unacceptable concentrations in groundwater. Dieldrin contaminated soil at the site poses an unacceptable risk to site occupants by direct exposure. The Salem Keizer School District (SKSD) has proposed capping the contamination by covering the areas not covered by asphalt, concrete, or the school building(s) with a 1-foot thick layer of compacted clean soil. This cap eliminates the risk posed by the underlying contaminated soil on this site. However, in order to be an effective remedy, the cap will require regular inspection/maintenance and limit who is authorized to penetrate the cap with proper handling/disposal of contaminated soil under a deed restriction.

PROPOSAL: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) considers the cap as an acceptable way to protect school occupants or nearby residents from contaminated soils beneath the site. DEQ proposes to prepare a deed restriction requiring the SKSD or other future owners to maintain the cap indefinitely. The deed restriction will also require the SKSD to maintain control in order to prevent unauthorized penetration through the soil cap. DEQ considers the cap to be an interim action measure, which means that, while it is likely to be part of the final remedy, the need for applying other cleanup technologies at the site will be evaluated as part of a Focused Feasibility Study. Once the study is complete, DEQ may prepare a “conditional no further action” determination for the site, requiring long-term maintenance of the cap and recording of the deed
restriction with Marion County. From July 1 through July 30, 2011, DEQ is accepting comments from the public on the proposed determination.

HOW TO COMMENT: A staff report describing the proposed determination is available at DEQ’s Western Region Office, 750 Front Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97301, or electronically by request to scherzinger.bruce@deq.state.or.us. To review files at DEQ’s office, please contact Ginny Deck, DEQ’s file review coordinator at (503) 378-5046 to make an appointment. Written comments may be submitted to Bruce Scherzinger, DEQ Cleanup Project Manager, by email at scherzinger.bruce@deq.state.or.us ; by mail at DEQ, 750 Front Street NE, Suite 120, Salem, Oregon 97301; or by fax at 503-373-7944. Comments must be submitted in writing not later than July 30, 2011. Upon written request by 10 or more persons or by a group having 10 or more members submitted by July 30, 2011, DEQ will conduct a public meeting for the purpose of receiving verbal comments regarding the proposed settlement.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will review and consider all comments received during the comment period. After considering public comments, DEQ will accept, modify, or reject the proposed remedy for the site. If DEQ accepts the proposed remedy, the next step will be to prepare a letter of No Further Action for the site.

Request for Comments
Proposed No Further Action determination
for Broadway Recover Center

COMMENTS DUE: August 1, 2011, 4:30 pm

PROJECT LOCATION: 707 W. Burnside St., Portland

PROPOSAL: The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to issue a No Further Action determination following soil and groundwater sampling, and removal and offsite disposal of a buried tank and contaminated soil and debris from this site. This determination is based on approval of investigation and remedial measures conducted to date. Public notification is required by ORS 465.320.

HIGHLIGHTS: DEQ reviewed documentation regarding environmental investigation and cleanup at the northwest corner of Burnside and NW Broadway in Portland. The site is now being developed as the Broadway Recovery Center, a health care clinic for the local population. A closed Burger King restaurant was recently demolished as part of this redevelopment.

Primary environmental issues at this site included contaminated soil and debris in the northeast corner, a buried underground petroleum storage tank on the east side, and former service stations along the south side of the property. Cleanup contractors removed approximately 900 tons of contaminated soil and debris, which were taken to Hillsboro Landfill for disposal. The excavated tank was cleaned and the steel was recycled.

Sampling of soil, groundwater and soil gas showed that residual contamination had been reduced to safe levels.

HOW TO COMMENT: The project file may be reviewed by appointment at DEQ’s Columbia Gorge office, 400 E. Scenic Drive, Suite 307, in The Dalles. Comments and questions should be directed to Bob Schwarz, project manager, by phone at 541-298-7255 ext. 230, by email at schwarz.bob@deq.state.or.us, or by mail at the address above. To access site summary information and DEQ’s staff report in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database on the Internet, go to http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsiquery.asp, then enter ECSI# 5413 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled ECSI #5413 in the Site ID/Info column. Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on the due date in order to be considered in DEQ’s decision.

THE NEXT STEP: Following the public comment period, DEQ will issue the No Further Action determination unless public comments indicate the need to reconsider that decision.

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

 


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