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Oregon Bulletin

July 1, 2013

 

OTHER NOTICES

Request for Comments
Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives for Ostwald Machine Shop

Comments due: 5 p.m., July 31, 2013

Project location: Ostwald Machine Shop, 2430 Balm St., Baker City

Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality is providing notice for a public opportunity to review and comment on the Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the Ostwald Machine Shop located at 2430 Balm St. in Baker City. The ABCA details the analysis and selection of protective cleanup options designed to address contamination at the site. The selected cleanup option will be approved through the issuance of a Record of Decision by DEQ.

Highlights: The site was a machine shop from at least 1927 to approximately 2005. The property consists of a machine shop building and other out buildings. A site investigation was completed at the site in October 2010 to evaluate soil and groundwater conditions. The sampling identified high concentrations of arsenic and lead in soil as well as polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and the need for cleanup actions.

The ABCA selected the excavation and removal of contaminated soils above the residential risk-based cleanup standard and the abandonment of an on-site water well as the preferred remedial alternative.

How to comment: Send comments by 5 p.m., July 31, 2013, to DEQ Project Manager Katie Robertson by phone at 541-278-4620, by mail at 700 SE Emigrant, Suite 330, Pendleton, OR 97801, by e-mail at robertson.katie@deq.state.or.us or by fax at 541-278-0168.

To access site summary information and other documents, including the ABCA, in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database, go to www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsi.htm, select “Search complete ECSI database” link, enter 5387 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 5387 in the Site ID/Info column. To review the project file, contact the project manager above for a file review appointment.

The next step: DEQ will consider all public comments received before making a final decision on the proposed consent order. DEQ will provide written responses to all public comments received.

Accessibility information: DEQ is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. If you need information in another format, please contact DEQ toll free in Oregon at 800-452-4011, email at deqinfo@deq.state.or.us, or 711 for people with hearing impairments.

Request for Comments
Proposed Consent Order for Cleanup at PGE Hawthorne Building Site

COMMENTS DUE: 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2013

PROJECT LOCATION: 1510 SE Water Avenue, Portland Oregon

PROPOSAL: DEQ is proposing to enter into a prospective purchaser agreement in the form of a consent order with Killian Pacific, LLC regarding the Portland General Electric (PGE) Hawthorne Building site. Killian Pacific intends to purchase the property for the purpose of renovating the existing PGE Hawthorne Building into office space. Under the proposed consent order, Killian Pacific would receive protection from potential liability for pre-acquisition releases of hazardous substances at or from the property, as well as protection from contribution claims by third parties after the site is cleaned up.

DEQ’s prospective purchaser agreement program was created in 1995 through amendments to the state’s Environmental Cleanup Law. The prospective purchase agreement is a tool that expedites the cleanup of contaminated property and encourages property trans?actions that would otherwise not likely occur because of the liabilities associated with purchasing a contaminated site.

HIGHLIGHTS: The property is located on approximately 0.9 acres of urban industrial land about 600 feet east of the Willamette River. The existing 19,400 square foot, two-story office/warehouse building was built in 1911 by PGE predecessor companies as a railway depot and parking garage. Since 1935, PGE used the building for storage and maintenance uses including automotive repair, painting, and electrical equipment maintenance. Site investigations identified contaminated concrete, soil, sump sludge, and stormwater sediment; contaminants include polychlorinated biphenyls, metals, petroleum products, dioxin/furans, and asbestos. The proposed action would include removal and off-site disposal of contaminated material, including the entire basement floor and associated sumps and piping, resulting in contaminant concentrations that are protective of human health and the environment. Subsequently, the building would be renovated for office use.

HOW TO COMMENT: The project file, including environmental investigation reports, the draft prospective purchaser agreement, and the draft restoration plan may be reviewed by appointment at DEQ’s Northwest Region office, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201. To schedule an appointment, contact Dawn Weinberger at 503-229-6729. For more information, please contact project manager Tom Gainer at 503-229-5326 or by email (gainer.tom@deq.state.or.us). To access site summary information 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 #5779 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled ECSI #5779 in the Site ID/Info column. Send comments by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 to gainer.tom@deq.state.or.us, or by mail to Tom Gainer, Oregon DEQ Northwest Region, 2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will review and consider all comments received during the comment period. A final decision concerning the proposed consent order will be made after consideration of public 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 and Outreach at 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon at 800-452-4011; fax to 503-229-6762; or deqinfo@deq.state.or.us.

Request for Comments
Proposed No Further Action for Broken Horn Ranch

Comments due: 5 p.m., July 31, 2012

Project location: 60983 Hwy 203, Union

Proposal: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposes to issue a no further action determination for the Broken Horn Ranch site located at 60983 Hwy 203, Union. DEQ issues a no further action determination when a cleanup has met regulatory standards.

Highlights: A diesel above ground storage tank was found to be leaking in March 2006. Approximately 300 cubic yards of petroleum contaminated soil was excavated and treated on-site. Residual soil and groundwater contamination are less than applicable screening levels. DEQ has reviewed remedial actions performed at the site and has determined no further action is required. The site is also proposed for de-listing from the Confirmed Release List.

How to comment: Send comments by 5 p.m., July 31, 2013, to DEQ Project Manager Katie Robertson by phone at 541-278-4620, by mail at 700 SE Emigrant, Suite 330, Pendleton, OR 97801, by e-mail at robertson.katie@deq.state.or.us or by fax at 541-278-0168.

To access site summary information and other documents in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database, go to www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsi.htm, select “Search complete ECSI database” link, enter 4623 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 4623 in the Site ID/Info column. To review the project file, contact the project manager above for a file review appointment.

The next step: DEQ will consider all public comments received before making a final decision on the proposed no further action determination. DEQ will provide written responses to all public comments received.

Accessibility information: DEQ is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. If you need information in another format, please contact DEQ toll free in Oregon at 800-452-4011, email at deqinfo@deq.state.or.us, or 711 for people with hearing impairments.

Request for Comments
Proposed Conditional No Further Action for Overall Petroleum Company, Prineville, Oregon

Comments due: 5 p.m., July 31, 2013

Project location: Overall Petroleum Company, 1155 Lamonta Road, Prineville, Oregon.

Proposal: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposes to issue a conditional no further action determination for the Overall Petroleum Company, located at 1155 Lamonta Road facility. DEQ issues a no further action determination when an environmental cleanup has met regulatory requirements under Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 340-122-0205 to 340-122-0360 and ORS 465.200 et seq., unless new or previously undisclosed information becomes available.

Highlights: Overall Petroleum Company owns and operates a bulk petroleum storage and distribution facility located at 1155 North Lamonta Road in Prineville, Oregon. A bulk plant has operated at the site since the early 1920s. Petroleum products are stored in above ground storage tanks (ASTs). A cardlock fueling station has operated at the site since the late 1970s. Gasoline for the cardlock station was stored in two underground storage tanks (ASTs) from the late 1970s until December 1998. Since use of the USTs was discontinued, gasoline for the cardlock station has been stored in bulk plant ASTs. Diesel for the cardlock station has always been stored in ASTs.

Between 1989 and 2008, several remedial investigation and ongoing periodic groundwater monitoring events were performed. Two removal actions and UST decommissioning occurred between 1990 and 2002. Overall Petroleum Company entered the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Voluntary Cleanup Program’s Independent Cleanup Pathway on date July 23, 2012.

How to comment: Send comments by 5 p.m., July 31, 2013 to DEQ Project Manager Cliff Walkey by mail at 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110, Bend, OR 97701, by email at walkey.cliff@deq.state.or.us or, or by fax at 541-388-8283.

To review the project file, call Cliff Walkey at 541-633-2003 for a file review appointment. Site information may be viewed and downloaded at the following website:

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecsi/ecsilist.asp?SiteID=2511&Bus_Name=&Address=&County=ALL&City=&Zip_Code=&LatitudeMin=&LatitudeMax=&
LongitudeMin=&LongitudeMax=&Township=All&TownshipZone=N&Range=1&RangeZone=E&Section=All&ActionCode=All&Substance=None&Alias=
None&Submit=Submit&listtype=lis

The next step: DEQ will consider all public comments received before making a final decision on the proposed no further action determination. DEQ will provide written responses to all public comments received.

Accessibility information: DEQ is committed to accommodating people with disabilities. If you need information in another format, please contact DEQ toll free in Oregon at 800-452-4011, email at deqinfo@deq.state.or.us, or 711 for people with hearing impairments.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS
PROPOSED CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION
CASCADE WOOD PRODUCTS, INC. SITE, WHITE CITY, JACKSON COUNTY

COMMENTS DUE: 5 p.m., July 31, 2013

PROJECT LOCATION: 8399 14th Street, White City, Oregon

PROPOSAL: DEQ is providing this public notice and an opportunity to comment on a proposed certification of completion for environmental cleanup activities conducted at the Cascade Wood Products, Inc. (Cascade Wood) site in White City, Oregon. Cascade Wood entered into a consent order with DEQ on February 25, 1999 to address final remedial actions at the site. A remedy for the site was required by the January 7, 2005 record of decision for the Cascade Wood site.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Cascade Wood site consists of the Cascade Wood property located at 8399 14th Street, White City, Oregon. The Cascade Wood property operated as a home construction wood products manufacturing facility from 1952 to the present. The property is still in use as a home construction wood products manufacturing facility.

Past remedial activities at the Cascade Wood property included removal of of soil and groundwater that were contaminated by pentachlorophenol. Cleanup activities including excavation of pentachlorophenol-contaminated soils were effective in reducing contaminant concentrations to within acceptable levels for likely future commercial uses of the site. The final remedy in the record of decision called for land and groundwater use restrictions together with a soil management plan to be placed on the property deed for the Cascade Wood property by means of an easement and equitable servitudes.

The easement and equitable servitudes for the Cascade Wood property were recorded with the Jackson County Clerk on March 3, 2005.

Monitoring of sentinel wells has been determined to be no longer necessary and DEQ is proposing that a certification of completion be issued for the site and that no further action is required. The certification of completion requires Cascade Wood to continue to comply with the land use restrictions and the terms of the Easement and Equitable Servitudes.

HOW TO COMMENT: The project file may be reviewed by appointment at DEQ’s Eugene office at 165 East 7th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon by contacting DEQ at 541 686-7838 to make a file review appointment. Site summary information may be accessed electronically by request to read.norm@deq.state.or.us.

Comments on the proposed certification of completion must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday July 31, 2013, to be considered in DEQ’s decision. Written comments should be sent by mail to Norman Read, DEQ, 165 E. 7th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401, or by e-mail to read.norm@deq.state.or.us, or fax at 541-687-7551.

THE NEXT STEP: All comments received will be addressed at the completion of the comment period. Once comments are adequately addressed, the DEQ may approve, modify or deny the proposed certificate of completion.

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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