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Oregon Bulletin

November 1, 2012

 

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A CHANCE TO COMMENT ON
PROPOSED CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION FOR A CONSENT JUDGMENT
AT THE FORMER TUM-A-LUM LUMBER PROPERTY, CORVALLIS, OREGON

COMMENTS DUE: November 30, 2012

PROJECT LOCATION: 1327 and 1335-1347 NW 9th Street, Corvallis, Oregon.

PROPOSAL: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute ORS 465.320 and ORS 465.325(10), the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issues this notice regarding completion of work item actions performed at the subject property pursuant to a Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) issued in May 22, 2012 in the form of a Consent Judgment/General Judgment by the Benton County Circuit Court. The DEQ will consider public comments prior to issuing Certification of Completion.

HIGHLIGHTS: P&B Pence, LLC (Pence) acquired the Property pursuant to a PPA Consent Judgment facilitating beneficial redevelopment of the Property. The Property was used historically as a lumber yard and housed several additional retail businesses located on the Property that changed in nature and use through the years, two of which were dry cleaning operations. The dry cleaners used solvents in the cleaning process including tetrachloroethylene (PCE). The dry cleaning operations ceased in the early 1980s. Historically, the Property buildings were connected to a septic system, which was abandoned in place in 1960s, when the Property was connected to city sewer. Waste dry cleaning solvents were also disposed of in the septic tank and subsequently released to the soil and shallow groundwater from the tank. In December 2000, soil and groundwater samples were collected at the Property to determine if past dry-cleaning operations had adversely impacted the Property. Soil and groundwater contamination was detected. In October 2011, additional site characterization work was completed by Pence; and the abandoned septic tank was discovered to still contain solvent-contaminated septic wastes. The recent soil and groundwater sampling work established that the abandoned septic tank was the source of solvent contamination remaining in the soil and shallow groundwater.

The Consent Judgment required Pence to place institutional controls on the Property precluding usage of the Property for residential purposes or the installation of water well(s) or use of the shallow groundwater. Pence also agreed to pay $ 30,000 towards the cleanup activities conducted at the site. In the summer of 2012, a DEQ contractor removed the septic tank and surrounding contaminated soil. The soil was treated by bioremediation on-site and then disposed of as non-hazardous waste in a permitted solid waste landfill. The Consent Judgment also outlined the long-term institutional and engineering controls deemed necessary for the Property, which will be recorded on the title to the Property as an Easement And Equitable Servitude. There is also a requirement that any subsequent transferee of the Property agree, in writing, to assume responsibility for completing any remaining requirements of the Consent Judgment.

DEQ’s Prospective Purchaser Program was created in 1995 through amendments to the state’s Environmental Cleanup Law. The Prospective Purchaser Agreement is a tool that facilitates the cleanup of contaminated property and encourages property transactions that would otherwise not likely occur because of the liabilities associated with purchasing a property with existing contamination. DEQ has approved more than 100 Prospective Purchaser Agreements throughout the State since the program began.

The Consent Judgment provides Pence with a release from liability for claims by the State of Oregon under ORS ¦465.255 relating to any historical releases of hazardous substances at or from the Property. The Consent Judgment also provides Pence with protection from potential contribution actions by third parties for recovery of remedial action costs associated with any historical releases of hazardous substances at or from the Property. DEQ retains all existing rights it may have as to all other parties potentially liable for any releases.

DEQ reviewed the conditions stated in the PPA and the corresponding actions:

1) Pence provided access to the Property to DEQ, as required in the Consent Judgment.

2) Pence has agreed to the language in the Easement And Equitable Servitude. Once this document is recorded with Benton County this requirement will be considered complete.

3) Pence has paid DEQ $30,000 toward the cleanup costs.

4) Pence has been paying DEQ certain DEQ cost recovery charges. Once Pence has paid DEQ’s final invoice, the cost recovery requirement of the PPA will be complete after which DEQ will issue a Certification of Completion, after consideration of any comments received during the public comment period.

5) All Pence’s requirements under the Consent Judgment have either been satisfied or documentation of their satisfaction will be included in the Certificate of Completion document.

HOW TO COMMENT: Written comments concerning the Certification of Completion should be sent to Geoff Brown at DEQ Western Region offices at 165 E 7th Avenue, Ste 100, Eugene, Oregon 97401-3049. Comments must be received by DEQ by 5:00 pm November 30, 2012. A draft version of the Certification of Completion is available for review in the DEQ office in Eugene. Questions may be directed to Geoff Brown at (541) 686-7819. Requests for an electronic version of the draft document should be directed to Geoff Brown at brown.geoff@deq.state.or.us

Upon written request by ten or more persons, or by a group having ten or more members, a public meeting will be held to receive verbal comments on the proposed Certification of Completion.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all public comments. A final decision concerning the proposed Certification of Completion will be made after consideration of public comments.

Request for Comments, Information Meeting
Proposal for Restoration and Consent Judgment for the Miller Creek Site

COMMENTS DUE: Nov. 30, 2012, 5 p.m.

PUBLIC MEETING: DEQ will hold a public meeting to provide information regarding the proposed consent judgment, on Nov. 15, 2012, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, at the Linnton Community Center, 10614 NW St. Helens Rd, Portland.

PROJECT LOCATION: 12800 NW Marina Way, Portland Oregon

PROPOSAL: DEQ is proposing to enter into a prospective purchaser agreement in the form of a consent judgment with Portland Harbor Holdings III, LLC regarding the Miller Creek site. Portland Harbor Holdings intends to acquire the development rights in perpetuity on 13.17 acres for the purpose of restoring and enhancing a combination of tributary channel, riparian, marsh and mud flat, and forested habitats. This will involve removal of approximately 100,000-200,000 cubic yards of soil. It is anticipated that this material will be disposed of at one or more offsite permitted landfills, or re-used in accordance with applicable Beneficial Use Determination/Solid Waste Letter of Authorization requirements. To ensure permanent protection of the site as a wildlife habitat, a conservation easement will be granted to a non-profit entity or government organization approved by the Portland Harbor Trustees or the property will be encumbered by a deed restriction that is approved by the Portland Harbor Trustees. Under the proposed consent judgment, Portland Harbor Holdings 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.

HIGHLIGHTS: The subject site is currently undeveloped and is owned by and adjacent to Fred’s Marina. Beginning around 1940 and continuing through 2005, the site was used periodically for placement of fill including dredge materials from Multnomah Channel and the Willamette River. In addition, in the last approximately 15 years, fill derived from construction projects around the Portland region have also been placed at the site. According to the Phase II Environmental Site Assessment report, contaminants detected in fill include the following: metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, semivolatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (commonly known as PCBs), and organochlorine pesticides. Site sampling results indicate that acceptable soil concentrations will remain in the areas proposed for aquatic and riparian habitat after fill and some native soil is removed.

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 #5741 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled ECSI #5741 in the Site ID/Info column. Send comments by 5 pm Friday, Nov. 30 to gainer.tom@deq.state.or.us, or by mail to Oregon DEQ NW Region, Attn: Tom Gainer, 2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201.

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 with Portland Harbor Holdings and filed with the Multnomah County Circuit Court, after which the company intends to acquire the development rights in perpetuity and proceed with the activities described above.

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 e-mail to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us

Request for Comments
Proposal for Consent Judgment for the Rexel-Taylor Site

COMMENTS DUE: Nov. 30, 2012, 5 p.m.

PROJECT LOCATION: 240 SE Clay Street, Portland Oregon

PROPOSAL: DEQ is proposing to enter into a prospective purchaser agreement in the form of a consent judgment with Fisher’s Terrace, LLC regarding the Rexel-Taylor site. Fisher’s Terrace intends to purchase the property for the purpose of constructing approximately 60,000 square foot of industrial office space with 3 to 4 floors and about 110 parking stalls. Under the proposed consent judgment, Fisher’s Terrace 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.

HIGHLIGHTS: On May 17, 2006, a fire that was started offsite by unknown persons destroyed much of the former Rexel-Taylor Electric building. An offsite wooden utility pole exterior to the southern side of the building with three PGE-owned pole-mounted transformers containing PCB-containing insulating oil were consumed by the fire. Fire debris samples detected petroleum hydrocarbons, PCBs, polychlorinated dibenzodioxin and polychlorinated dibenzofuran, metals, and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon constituents. The majority of contaminated fire debris and stormwater sediment in two pipelines adjacent to the property were removed from the site, and Fisher’s Terrace will remove the remaining onsite contaminated debris and soil during building construction.

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 #4632 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled ECSI #4632 in the Site ID/Info column. Send comments by 5 pm Friday, Nov. 30 to gainer.tom@deq.state.or.us, or by mail to Oregon DEQ NW Region, Attn: Tom Gainer, 2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201.

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 with Fisher’s Terrace and filed with the Multnomah County Circuit Court, after which the company intends to purchase the property and proceed with the activities described above.

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 e-mail to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us.

Request for Comments
Proposed Approval of Cleanup at the Small Arms Firing Ranges, Camp Withycombe, Clackamas, Oregon

COMMENTS DUE: 5pm, November 30, 2012

PROJECT LOCATION: 15300 SE Industrial Way, Clackamas, Oregon

PROPOSAL: The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to issue a “No Further Action” (NFA) determination based on results of site investigation and remedial activities performed at the Small Arms Firing Ranges at Camp Withycombe located at 15300 SE Industrial Way in Clackamas, Oregon. DEQ has determined that the cleanup is complete and residual lead contamination does not pose risks to human health and the environment exceeding the acceptable levels defined in ORS 465.315. DEQ is therefore proposing issuance of a No Further Action determination for the facility. This decision excludes potential contamination related to ongoing investigations of larger caliber unexploded ordnance that is present at other areas of the site.

HIGHLIGHTS: Camp Withycombe was originally developed by the federal government in 1909 as the Clackamas Rifle Range. Flat land and adjacent terrain sloping up (northeast) toward Mt. Talbert was historically used for seven small arms firing ranges. The future Sunrise Corridor Freeway alignment runs northwest to southeast along the base of Mt. Talbert foothills and through the area of the former ranges.

A number of environmental investigations of firing range soils and groundwater have been performed at the site since 1991. Lead at concentrations as high as 180,000 mg/kg was found in shallow soil at all firing ranges, particularly in the target impact zones. Dissolved lead in groundwater was generally not found above naturally occurring levels.

The small arms ranges cleanup ran from April 2008 through July 2009 and included planning and permitting, clearing of vegetation and trees, soil excavation, soil treatment, soil sampling, material recycling, soil disposal, and site restoration. A total of 28,223 tons of soil, including all hot spot-level soil contamination (lead exceeding 4,000 mg/kg), were excavated in effort to meet the cleanup remedial action objective of 400 mg/kg lead, generally to a depth of less than two feet bgs. Over 270 tons of lead bullets were recovered for recycling. Over 11,000 tons of soil were cleaned up enough to reuse on-site while nearly 17,000 tons of soil was trucked to landfills where most of it was used for daily cover. After cleanup the excavations were filled and planted with native vegetation. The vegetation and groundwater below the site were monitored for two years.

DEQ concludes that environmental conditions at the site do not pose an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment, and therefore, meet the requirements of the Oregon Environmental Cleanup Laws. During cleanup of the small arms firing ranges it was found that unexploded ordnance from larger caliber weapons is present in other areas of the facility. Two investigations of unexploded ordnance are now underway at Camp Withycombe. The proposed cleanup approval would apply only to the Small Arms Firing Ranges.

HOW TO COMMENT: The DEQ No Further Action Recommendation Memo and Cleanup Record of Decision for the Camp Withycombe site and other project file information are available for public review (by appointment) at DEQ’s Northwest Region Office, 2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon, 97201. To schedule a file review appointment, call Dawn Weinberger at 503-229-6729; toll free at 1-800-452-4011; or TTY at 503-229-5471. Summary information and documents mentioned above are available 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 1705 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 1705 in the Site ID/Info column. Please send written comments to Robert Williams, Project Manager, at the address listed above or via email at williams.robert.k@deq.state.or.us. To be considered, DEQ must receive written comments by 5 pm on November 30, 2012. Upon written request by ten or more persons or by a group with a membership of 10 or more, DEQ will hold a public meeting to receive verbal comments.

THE NEXT STEP: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the date and time stated above, before making a final decision regarding the “No Further Action” determination. In the absence of comments, DEQ will issue the No Further Action determination for the Small Arms Firing Ranges at the Camp Withycombe 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) 229-6488 or toll free in Oregon at (800) 452-4011; fax to 503-229-6945; or e-mail to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us. People with hearing impairments may call the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service 1-800-735-2900 number.

Request for Comments
Proposed Cleanup Approval for Former Sunset Shopping Center

Comments due: 5 p.m., Monday Dec. 3, 2012

Project location: 822 NW Murray Boulevard, Washington County, Oregon

Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality invites public comment on its proposed approval of interim remedial action measures and a proposed No Further Action determination for the Sunset Shopping Center property.

Highlights: The property formerly contained an 8,600 square-foot strip mall and separate 1000 square-foot building used for retail fueling. Structures were demolished in 2009 and the site is currently vacant. The original 1.02-acre Sunset Shopping Center property was purchased by Washington County in 2008 as part of a Corridor Improvement Project that involved the taking of a 40-foot wide right-of-way along the bounding streets of NW Murray Boulevard and NW Cornell Road, which reduced the tax lot size to 0.69 acres.

An automotive fuel/service station formerly operated at the northwest corner of the Site from approximately 1947 to 1973. This area is now entirely beneath the new right-turn lane of NW Murray Boulevard. The former dry cleaner, most recently Fox Cleaners, operated from at least 1968 until 2006 at the northern portion of the property.

A remedial investigation conducted between 2007 and 2012 showed petroleum impacts related to former gasoline and waste oil underground storage tanks. Contamination is at depth and below levels of concern for human health. Higher levels of contamination were detected at a former oil/water separator, prompting removal of approximately 40 cubic yards of associated petroleum contaminated soil for landfill disposal.

The dry cleaning solvent perchloroethene also known as PCE was detected in soil beneath the former dry cleaner tenant space and in underlying shallow groundwater that occurs at a depth of about 10 feet. PCE concentrations in soil were generally low, but several elevated levels indicated that vapor intrusion to indoor air could be of concern. With the exception of one sample, indoor air concentrations were below levels of concern. Groundwater contamination was found to extend to approximately 650 feet to the south and southeast, encroaching on residential properties.

An Interim Remedial Action Measure was implemented at the property in September 2011 to reduce source area groundwater concentrations. The cleanup action targeted the source area beneath the former dry cleaner and consisted of delivery of soluble, food-grade, nutrient source to subsurface soils and groundwater in order to promote breakdown of the PCE and related chemicals to non-toxic compounds. Groundwater monitoring showed a decrease in PCE groundwater concentrations in a limited area. However, groundwater monitoring has shown that natural attenuation is occurring and likely to continue to reduce contaminant concentrations.

A risk assessment evaluated risks to potential future on-site and off-site workers and residents. The primary human health concern is volatilization of PCE and associated chemicals from groundwater and soil into indoor air. Shallow groundwater is not currently used for drinking water and not likely to be used in the future. Based on the relatively low levels of site contamination detected in soil, groundwater and soil gas, the risk assessment did not identify any unacceptable risks to human health under current or future anticipated exposure conditions.

More Information: To access site summary information and other documents in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database, go to http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsi.htm, then enter ECSI #5037 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled ECSI #5037in the Site ID/Info column. Next, click on the “View” under “webdocs” to review site documents

You can also review project files at the DEQ Northwest Region office located at 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon. For an appointment to review the files call. For a file review appointment, call 503-229-6729; toll free at 800-452-4011.

How to comment: Please send written comments by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2012 to Project Manager Mark Pugh, DEQ Northwest Region, 2020 SW Fourth Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, Oregon 97201 or via pugh.mark@deq.state.or.us.

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 cleanup action for Saturn of Southwest Oregon

Comments due: 5 p.m., November 30, 2012

Project location: 400 North Riverside Avenue, Medford, Oregon

Proposal: Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 465.320 DEQ is providing a thirty-day opportunity for public review and comment on the 400 North Riverside Avenue, Medford, Oregon facility administrative records that support a conditional No Further Action (NFA) finding. The site is currently zoned Commercial – Community [CC], and is currently used as an automotive administrative office. The site history included gasoline and automotive service, retail pet food store, television repair, and automotive sales and service.

Highlights: Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, LLC requested a No Further Action (NFA) from DEQ with respect to site investigation and cleanup of legacy contamination related to historic activities at the site. Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, LLC entered DEQ’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) on July 23, 2012 for regulatory oversight under the Independent Cleanup Pathway (ICP).

How to comment: Send comments by 5 p.m., November 30, 2012, to DEQ Project Manager Cliff Walkey at walkey.cliff@deq.state.or.us and/or by US Postal mail addressed to Mr. Walkey’s attention at the DEQ’s Bend, Oregon office located at 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110, Bend, Oregon 97701-7415.

A thirty-day public opportunity to review and comment will extend from November 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012.

To review the project file, call Cliff Walkey at (541) 633-2003 for a file review appointment.

To access site summary information and other documents in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database, go to http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsi.htm, then enter ECSI #2488 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled ECSI # 2488 in the Site ID/Info column.

The next step: DEQ intends to issue a No Further Action (NFA) finding conditioned upon comments received during the public opportunity to review the 400 North Riverside Avenue, Medford, Oregon administrative record during November 2012. DEQ will consider and respond to all comments received.

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 email to deqinfo@deq.state.or.us

People with hearing impairments may call 711.

Request for Comments
DEQ Recommends No Further Action for Cleanup of Port of Newport’s International Terminal

COMMENTS DUE: 5 pm, November 30, 2012

PROJECT LOCATION: 1510 SE Bay Boulevard Newport, OR 97365; International Terminal, Dock Road, Newport, OR

PROPOSAL: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is recommending No Further Action for assessment or cleanup of contamination relating to the former Pasley and the Hennebique, two 1940’s era concrete hulled vessels that were used as part of the dock structure at the Port of Newport’s (The Port’s) International Terminal (DEQ Environmental Cleanup Site Inven?tory [ECSI] #1827). Based on a review of the final cleanup report and the project file, DEQ recommends No Further Action and as such, DEQ requests public comment on our recommendation.

HIGHLIGHTS: In 1948, two World War II vessels (Pasley and Hennebique) were sunk and incorporated into the dock structure of the International Terminal, which is currently owned by The Port, who uses the facility for cargo and fishing operations. Petroleum and other contaminants remained on the vessels. In 1996, petroleum releases started to occur due to failure of the Pasley’s hull. From 2006 to 2009, investigations were conducted to determine how much contamination remained on the vessels, the likelihood of additional releases, the risk to the environment, and what the best cleanup alternative would be. Using Federal Brownfield funding, the Port along with their consultant, and DEQ, proposed a cleanup plan for the 2 two vessels in 2009.

The cleanup plan was chosen based on a number of balancing factors that address the effectiveness, long term reliability, implementation difficulty, implementation risk, and cost of the remedy. Details were presented in the document titled, Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) – Phase I Remedial Action Activities, dated April 2009 and the follow-up ABCA Amendment, dated July 2010. The cleanup plan, consisting of cleaning the holds of both vessels, removing the Pasley, and filling the Hennebique with clean fill, was compared to several alternatives which were presented to the public during the month of September, 2010.

After addressing public comment, DEQ approved the proposed cleanup plan in December, 2010. The Port’s contractors, Advanced Remediation Technologies (ART), Natt McDougall Company, and Western States Environmental Services with oversight from The Port and DEQ, conducted the cleanup during the summer of 2011, according to the ABCA and the more detailed, Remedial Action Work Plan, dated August, 2010. There were no modifications from the approved cleanup plan during cleanup activities.

ART prepared a summary report titled Final Cleanup Summary Report, dated August 2012, detailing the work that was conducted. In addition, DEQ prepared a brief Staff Memorandum concluding that the cleanup was conducted according to the approved cleanup plan and presenting why the site has been cleaned up to acceptable standards, and why the project should be given a No Further Action determination. Before final issuance of a No Further Action determination, DEQ is soliciting public comment on the recommendation for No Further Action.

HOW TO COMMENT: The DEQ Staff Memorandum and the Final Cleanup Summary Report are available for review on DEQ’s web site located at the following link, http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecsi/ecsi.htm, by entering the site ID, #1827 in the search bar of the ECSI database. Documents can also be reviewed at the Eugene or Salem office by contacting the DEQ project manager, Bryn Thoms, at 541-687-7424 or by email at thoms.bryn@deq.state.or.us, or the DEQ project coordinator, Mary Camarata, at 541-687-7435 or by email at camarata.mary@deq.state.or.us. Also, the documents can be viewed in person at the Port of Newport office located at 600 SE Bay Blvd, Newport.

Comments on the recommendation need to be received at the DEQ Eugene office, attn: Bryn Thoms or Mary Camarata, by 5 pm on November 30, 2012. Fax or email comments are acceptable.

Upon completion of the comment period, comments received will be addressed by DEQ. Once the comments have been adequately addressed, the DEQ may approve, modify, or deny the No Further Action determination.

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, 800-735-2900.

Request for Comments
Proposed Conditional No Further Action for Former Richfield Oil Bulk Plant

Comments due: 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2012

Project location: 3375 17th St., Baker City

Proposal: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Voluntary Cleanup Program proposes to issue a conditional no further action determination for the former Richfield Oil Bulk Plant - North site located at 3375 17th St., Baker City. DEQ issues a conditional no further action determination when a cleanup has met regulatory standards.

Highlights:The former Richfield Oil petroleum bulk plant operated from 1950 to 1975. All of the former bulk plant facilities have been removed from the site. The property has been redeveloped for light industrial use. At some point during the bulk plant’s operation, fuel leaked into the ground and contaminated soil and groundwater. The contamination is present beneath the eastern portion of the property and extends beneath onto the property located directly north of the site. Deed restrictions, prohibiting the use of groundwater, were placed on the site and eight additional properties as part of cleanup effort related to this and other former bulk plants located in the area. Residual soil and groundwater contamination are less than applicable screening levels. The Voluntary Cleanup Program has reviewed remedial actions performed at the site and has determined conditional no further action is required.

How to comment: Send comments by 5 p.m., Nov. 30, 2012, 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 3012 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 3012 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.

Proposed Conditional No Further Action Determination,
Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline Terminal in Eugene, Oregon

COMMENTS DUE: 5 pm, November 30, 2012

PROJECT LOCATION: 1765 Prairie Road, Eugene, Oregon

PROPOSAL: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requests public comment on its recommendation that no further action is required for investigation or cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater at the Santa Fe Pacific Pipeline Eugene Terminal located at 1765 Prairie Road, Eugene, Oregon.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Site is a petroleum storage and distribution facility located at 1795 Prairie Road in Eugene, Oregon. The terminal portion of the Site comprises approximately 15 acres and includes three aboveground storage tank (AST) farms with a total of 42 ASTs, a manifold area, several truck loading racks, a former rail car loading rack (no longer in service) and operation and administrative buildings. The terminal was purchased in 1962, before which it was the site of a lumber mill.

Long-term use of the site as a bulk fuel plant and pipeline terminal resulted in numerous releases of gasoline, diesel, and fuel additives to the soil and shallow groundwater, mostly within the footprint of the tank farm. Numerous small excavations and cleanups have occurred at the site. The site has a groundwater monitoring well network that is sampled and analyzed for contamination quarterly. The groundwater monitoring results have indicated that the contamination beneath the center of the site is relatively immobile and does not extend to offsite.

DEQ’s review of the site characterization, groundwater monitoring results, and beneficial groundwater use for the surrounding area did not identify any current unacceptable risks associated with the soil and groundwater contamination beneath the site. This determination is based on the identification of no drinking water wells on neighboring properties, the land use (commercial) remaining stable, and the continual monitoring of the groundwater contamination to detect additional contamination.

Future risk at the site will be managed by requiring continuing monitoring of the monitoring well network, preparing a plan for safely managing contaminated soils, should they be encountered, and preparing a deed restriction. Among other things, the deed restriction will require the property owner to not use groundwater for domestic purposes and restrict future structures for human occupancy from areas of the site. Once these elements are in place DEQ, conditions at the site will be protective of human health and DEQ will require no further action for this site (aside from the ongoing requirements for monitoring described above).

HOW TO COMMENT: A DEQ Staff Report presenting details about the site and cleanup activities supports the decision to approve the No-Further-Action determination. The document supporting this proposal can be viewed in DEQ’s Eugene office at 165 E. 7th Ave, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401. You may also request an electronic copy by contacting Geoff Brown at brown.geoff@deq.state.or.us or at (541)686-7819. Comments on the proposed determination need to be received by the Eugene Office, attn: Geoff Brown, by 5 pm on November 30, 2012. Fax or email comments are acceptable. The Fax number is 541-686-7551.

THE NEXT STEP: Upon completion of the comment period, DEQ will consider and address any comments it receives. Once the comments have been adequately addressed, DEQ will document its decision in a Record of Decision. DEQ will then require Kinder Morgan to complete the institutional controls identified above. Once the administrative actions are complete, DEQ will issue a conditional letter of no further action 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

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Request for Comments
Proposed No Further Action for the W.R. Grace & Co. Synthetech Facility Site

Comments due: 5 p.m., November 30, 2012

Project location: 1290 Industrial Way SW, Albany, Oregon

Proposal: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Voluntary Cleanup Program proposes to issue a no further action determination for the W.R. Grace & Co., Synthetech property (Site) located at 1290 Industrial Way SW in Albany. DEQ issues a no further action determination when a cleanup has met regulatory standards.

Highlights: The Site is an active chemical manufacturing facility which had a release in August 2010 from a chemical neutralizer floor sump, which was part of a wastewater treatment system. Subsequent investigations identified limited soil and groundwater contamination at the Site and adjacent properties. A previous no further action determination was issued for the Site in April 29, 1996 by DEQ. The detected concentrations are below applicable exposure pathway levels and are protective of human health and the environment. The Site will remain listed on the DEQ’s Confirmed Release List and Inventory of Hazardous Substances.

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 240 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 240 in the Site ID/Info column. To review the project file, contact the project manager below for a file review appointment.

How to comment: Send comments by 5 p.m., November 30, 2012, to DEQ Project Manager David Anderson by phone at 541-633-2012, by mail at 475 NE Bellevue Dr, Suite 110, Bend OR 97701, by e-mail at anderson.david@deq.state.or.us, or by fax at 541-388-8283.

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 866-863-6668, email at deqinfo@deq.state.or.us, or 711 for people with hearing impairments.

 

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