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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2011

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OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
RECORD OF DECISION, Amtrak Depot/Former
Stimson Lumber Mill ECSI # 2288

Comment Due: August 31, 2011

Project Location: 1757 Washington Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97405

Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) extends an opportunity for the public to comment on the DEQ’s Record-of-Decision (ROD) for the Amtrak Depot/Former Stimson Lumber Mill, Parcel 1, located in Oregon City, Oregon.

The Amtrak Depot ROD describes relevant information related to site investigations and interprets this information for the purpose of eligibility for a No Further Action for the facility. The DEQ’s Bend, Oregon office is the repository for the draft ROD and it is also available for review on the DEQ’s website at: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsidetail.asp?seqnbr=2288

The administrative file for this facility can be reviewed by contacting Mr. Cliff Walkey, DEQ’s project manager located in Bend, Oregon at (541) 633-2003.

How to Comment: A public comment period will extend from August 1 through August 31, 2011. Please address all comments and/or inquiries to Mr. Cliff Walkey at the following address:

Cliff Walkey

Department of Environmental Quality

475 NE Bellevue, Ste. 110

Bend, Oregon 97701

(541) 633-2003

walkey.cliff@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.

OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT
PROPOSED NO FURTHER ACTION, Texaco Bulk
Plant (former), Enterprise, Oregon

Comment Due: August 31, 2011

Project Location: 103 Fish Hatchery Lane, Enterprise

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 Texaco Bulk Plant located at 103 Fish Hatchery Lane in Enterprise, Oregon.

The Voluntary Cleanup Program has reviewed assessment activities performed at the site. The former petroleum bulk plant operated from approximately 1924 through the early to mid-1980s. Low levels of petroleum contamination were documented in soil and groundwater and the site is proposed for a risk-based closure and issuance of a No Further Action determination.

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 3881.

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 August 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 making a final decision regarding the No Further Action determination. DEQ will provide written responses to all received public comments.

Request for Comments
Proposed No Further Action for
East Highway 26, Brightwood Gasoline Tanker Spill

COMMENTS DUE: by 5 p.m. on August 30, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: 65420 East Highway 26, Welches, Oregon 97067.

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 no further action (NFA) determination for the 65420 East Highway 26, Welches, Oregon (site). The DEQ has reviewed the site investigation and remediation activities performed by the responsible party, Cascade Petroleum Transportation Company, and determined that no further cleanup actions are necessary.

HIGHLIGHTS: On May 19, 2008, a petroleum tanker truck operated by Cascade Petroleum Transportation overturned on Highway 26 at Mile Post 39 on the eastbound lanes spilling approximately 750 gallons of unleaded gasoline to the shoulder of the Oregon Department of Transportation highway right-of-way. An emergency response cleanup took place which removed close to 2000 tons of petroleum contaminated soil. All of the impacted soil could not be removed because the spill extended beneath essential utilities in the right-of-way and Highway 26, leading to a longer-term cleanup at the site. This involved injecting 10,000 pounds of oxygen-releasing compound to biodegrade remaining soil and groundwater contamination. Eight monitoring wells were installed to monitor the groundwater plume and track the effectiveness of the treatment. Confirmation soil samples indicated that cleanup was successfully achieved in19 of 20 locations sampled. An additional 2,200 gallons of treatment solution was applied to the excavation to this location at depths close to the water table.

Since May 2008, 16 groundwater sampling events from a network of eight monitoring were performed at the Site. Initial monitoring showed contamination in half of the sampling locations at levels exceeding DEQ risk based concentrations for drinking water use. Petroleum contaminants have been has not been detected during nine monitoring well sampling events since January 2009. Additional evaluations were completed to assess whether any possible contamination remaining under Hwy 26 could impact current well users. The evaluation concluded that well users would not be impacted since the nearest well is located 1500 feet of the spill area.

The proposed NFA is documented in the “File Memorandum” for the site dated July 13, 2011. DEQ will consider all public comments received by the close of the comment period before issuing the NFA determination.

HOW TO COMMENT: Send written comments on the proposed remedial action to the DEQ project manager, Ray Hoy at Oregon DEQ, Head Quarters Office, 811 SW 6th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97201, or e-mail to hoy.ray@deq.state.or.us by 5 p.m., August 30, 2010. To view the project files please call Dawn Weinberger, File Review Specialist, at (503) 229-6729 to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, please contact the project manager at 503-229-6712.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the deadline. In the absence of comments, DEQ will issue a NFA for the site.

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 711.

Request for Comments
Proposed Approval of Cleanup for Former
Eudaly Brothers Property

COMMENTS DUE: 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: 6920 NE 42nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

PROPOSAL: The Department of Environmental Quality proposes to issue a conditional no further action determination for the former Eudaly Brothers property located at 6920 NE 42nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon. Eudaly Brothers formerly operated an excavation company at the property involving the storage and maintenance of heavy equipment. DEQ based the determination on the results of site investigation and cleanup activities performed at the property. DEQ has determined that further action is not required because the site does not pose an unacceptable level of risk.

HIGHLIGHTS: In March 2009, GRI observed petroleum staining on a sidewalk adjacent to the vehicle fueling area at the property. Subsequent investigation revealed petroleum hydrocarbon-stained soil in the area of a utility corridor adjacent to and beneath the sidewalk. GRI removed approximately 4.2 tons of contaminated soil from the utility corridor to depths ranging from two to four feet below ground surface. Subsequent confirmation sampling revealed diesel-range hydrocarbons in soil at a maximum concentration of 9,730 milligrams per kilogram.

Test pit investigations completed at the property between April 2009 and July 2010 showed that soil and groundwater contamination was primarily from diesel fuel. Laboratory analysis of soil samples from the test pits further showed minor amounts of gasoline and heavy oil contamination. Contaminated soil and groundwater were found to be restricted to the vicinity of the above-ground storage tank enclosure and vehicle fueling area.

The property is zoned for industrial/commercial use and future use for residential purposes is unlikely. Shallow groundwater at the property has no current or likely future use as drinking water.

Investigations did not detect petroleum hydrocarbons and associated constituents in soil or groundwater at concentrations exceeding Risk-Based Concentration standards for applicable exposure pathways. As a result, residual soil and groundwater contamination does not pose significant risks to current and likely future occupational workers.

HOW TO COMMENT: Send comments by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 to DEQ Project Manager Jeff Schatz, at schatz.jeff@deq.state.or.us; DEQ Northwest Region, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201; or fax to 503-229-6945.

For summary information in DEQ Environmental Cleanup Site Information database go to http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/
ecsiquery.asp, then enter 4495 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 4495in the Site ID/Info column.

To review the project file, please contact Dawn Weinberger at 503-229-6729 to schedule a file review appointment.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the close of the comment period before making a final decision regarding the Conditional NFA determination. If DEQ receives a written request by ten or more persons or by a group with a membership of ten or more, a public meeting will be held to receive verbal 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 at 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.

Chance to Comment On…
Proposed Conditional No Further Action
Former Portland Cleaning Works Site (ECSI #3529)

Comments Due: Sept. 1, 2011

Project Location: 3954 N. Williams Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality invites public comment on its proposal to issue a conditional no further action determination for the former Portland Cleaning Works site.

Highlights: Dry cleaning operations were conducted at the property from 1920s to about 1993. Solvents used in the dry cleaning included Stoddard Solvent, a midrange petroleum product, and perchloroethene (PCE), also known as tetrachloroethene.

A series of environmental investigations found high concentrations of Stoddard Solvent and PCE in shallow soil at levels exceeding DEQ risk-based concentrations.

In January 2009, DEQ finalized a Prospective Purchaser Agreement with Saving Grace-Williams, LLC. The tasks completed under the agreement included installation of controls for the building and other cleanup actions to protect air quality in the building and remove the solvent from beneath the building.

Air samples collected from the building interior following installation of the vapor controls and cleanup show that indoor air quality within the building is protective for occupational workers, but not under a residential exposure setting. Soil gas sampling in the adjacent residential yards showed the significant reductions in solvent concentrations in soil gas indicating remedial action has successfully mitigated the PCE soil gas source at the former Portland Cleaning Works site. DEQ has determined that the cleanup has restored off-site areas to protective levels.

DEQ reviewed the existing environmental information for the site and concludes that the site conditions are protective to to human health or the environment under current site uses. DEQ proposes a conditional no further action determination for the site, provided the vapor controls for the site building are maintained and on-site residential use of the property is restricted. Restrictions on residential use would continue until DEQ approved such use based on re-evaluation of subsurface conditions or expanded vapor controls were implemented to reduce indoor air levels to protective levels for residential use. These requirements and restrictions will be memorialized in an Easement and Equitable Servitudes with the property owner to be filed with Multnomah County.

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 at http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsiquery.asp. Enter 3529 in the “Site ID” box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 3529 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. People with hearing impairments may call 711. Please send written comments to Anna Coates, Project Manager, DEQ Northwest Region, 2020 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 400, Portland, Oregon, 97201 or via email at: coates.anna@deq.state.or.us. DEQ must receive written comments by 5 p.m. Sept. 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.

Chance to Comment On…
Proposed Remedial Action
Lakeside Reclamation Landfill (ECSI #4413)

COMMENTS DUE: September 23, 2011

PROJECT LOCATION: 14930 SW Vandermost Road, Beaverton, Oregon

INFORMATION MEETING/HEARING: DEQ will hold a public information meeting and hearing beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Beaverton City Hall, City Council Chambers located at 4755 Griffith Dr. Beaverton, OR 97076.

PROPOSAL: DEQ is opening a 45-day public comment period beginning August 10, 2011 on a proposed cleanup remedy to address groundwater contamination at the former Lakeside Reclamation Landfill. Grabhorn Incorporated, owner of the landfill, evaluated a range of technologies and strategies to address groundwater contamination from the Landfill and contamination seeping into the Tualatin River. The primary objectives of the cleanup remedy are to: 1) prevent leachate contaminated groundwater from seeping into the Tualatin River and, 2) improve the effectiveness of the Landfill’s cover to minimize or eliminate further groundwater contamination.

HIGHLIGHTS: Lakeside Reclamation Landfill is a 37 acre former construction debris landfill that operated since the early 1950’s until closure in 2009. Beginning in the late 1990’s, levels of various landfill related contaminants began rising in groundwater sampled from monitoring wells located between the landfill and the Tualatin River. The landfill was referred to DEQ’s Cleanup Program in 2005 to evaluate the need for corrective action for contaminants in groundwater in excess of their DEQ landfill permit concentration limits. Based on investigations completed by Grabhorn, DEQ determined that contaminated groundwater seepage to the river poses a potentially significant adverse affect on beneficial uses of the river for aquatic organisms but posed no significant human health risks. Grabhorn completed a feasibility study to identify a remedy to address the causes of the groundwater contamination and to prevent further discharge of contaminated groundwater to the Tualatin River until contaminant levels decline to protective levels. The proposed remedy uses groundwater extraction wells to contain the plume of groundwater contamination and improvements to the landfill cover to minimize leaching of landfill wastes.

DEQ prepared a report titled: STAFF REPORT: RECOMMENDED REMEDIAL ACTION for Lakeside Reclamation Landfill, Beaverton, Oregon, dated August 2011 (to be published August 10, 2011) that provides an overview of the site’s history and operations, the results of environmental investigations completed by Grabhorn, and DEQ’s recommended remedy to address groundwater contamination.

HOW TO COMMENT: The project file may be reviewed by appointment at DEQ’s Northwest Region Office at 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212. The August 2011 DEQ staff report will be available for review beginning August 10, 2011. To make an appointment please contact Dawn Weinberger at (503)229-6729.

To access site summary information and the August 2011 staff report in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database on the Internet, go to www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsiquery.asp, then enter ECSI#4413 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled ECSI #4413 in the Site ID/Info column.

Written comments on the proposal should be submitted to Henning Larsen at 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212, or by electronic mail by sending to: Larsen.henning@deq.state.or.us. Comments must be received by 4:30 PM on the due date in order to be considered in DEQ’s decision.

THE NEXT STEP: Once the comment period has ended, DEQ will review all written comments and public hearing testimony then issue a Record of Decision, DEQ’s final decision regarding selection of a cleanup remedy.

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.

 


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