Notice of Routine Program Change From the Oregon Coastal Management Program
Notice: Pursuant to 15 CFR Section 923.84 (federal Coastal Zone Management Act regulations), notice is hereby given that the Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD) has submitted two routine program change requests to the federal Office of Ocean and Coastal Resources Management (OCRM). The requests seek to incorporate updates to the City of Coos Bay and City of North Bend Comprehensive Plans and zoning ordinances into the federally-approved Oregon Coastal Management Program (OCMP).
OCRM approved the incorporation of the City of Coos Bay plan and ordinance into the OCMP in 1986. OCRM approved the incorporation of the City of North Bend plan and ordinance into the OCMP in 1986. Since that time the cities have periodically approved updates to the plans and ordinances. DLCD is now submitting the current versions of these documents for OCRM’s approval.
DLCD has determined that these updates constitute a routine program change to DLCD’s federally-approved coastal management program because the actions do not make any substantial changes to any enforceable policies or authorities related to: (1) uses subject to management; (2) special management areas; (3) boundaries; (4) authorities and organization; or (5) coordination, public involvement and national interest. DLCD has requested that OCRM concur with this determination.
Additional Information: Additional information and related documents are available on the OCMP website at: http://www.oregon.gov/LCD/OCMP/PublicNotice_Intro.shtml
Comments: Comments regarding whether these program modification do or do not constitute routine program changes may be submitted to OCRM within three weeks of the date of this notice. Please send all notices to:
Ms. Joelle Gore
Coastal Programs Division
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact DLCD at 503-934-0029.
Request for Comments
DEQ Proposes Prospective Purchaser Agreement Consent Order with 623 Klamath LLC
Comments due: 5 p.m., Dec. 2, 2013
Project location: Fashion Cleaners (former), 623 Klamath Ave., Klamath Falls
Proposal: The Department of Environmental Quality proposes to enter into a prospective purchaser agreement consent order with 623 Klamath LLC to facilitate the sale and redevelopment of the property. 623 Klamath LLC will provide access to DEQ and its contractors and maintain the asphalt cap. The creation of additional downtown parking and redevelopment of the adjacent building has resulted in a substantial public benefit.
The consent order is a tool that facilitates the beneficial reuse of contaminated property and its cleanup and encourages property transactions that would otherwise not likely occur because of the liabilities associated with purchasing contaminated property. The prospective purchaser program was created in 1995 through amendments to the state’s environmental cleanup law. DEQ has approved over 100 prospective purchaser agreements throughout the State.
Highlights: The site was a dry cleaning business from 1966 through September 1988 when a fire damaged the building. The dry cleaner used the solvent perchloroethylene (PCE) in their operations. PCE was detected in a monitoring well at an adjacent Unocal service station in August 1989. Samples were collected at Fashion Cleaners in 1990 and releases of PCE to soil and groundwater were documented. Investigations and cleanup actions have been performed at the site by DEQ since the contamination was documented. The consent order will require 623 Klamath LLC to continue to allow DEQ access for on-going cleanup actions and to maintain the asphalt cap.
The proposed consent order will provide 623 Klamath LLC with a release from liability for claims by the State of Oregon under Oregon Revised Statute ¦465.255 relating to any historical releases of hazardous substances at or from the property. The proposed consent order will also provide 623 Klamath LLC with protection from potential contribution actions by third parties for recovery of remedial action costs associated with any historical releases at or from the property. DEQ retains all existing rights it may have as to all other parties potentially liable for any releases.
How to comment: Send comments by 5 p.m., Dec. 2, 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 email@example.com 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 1004 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 1004 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or 711 for people with hearing impairments.
Request for Comments
Proposed Cleanup Approval at Alsco in North Portland
COMMENTS DUE: 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
PROJECT LOCATION: 1441 N. Columbia Blvd., Portland
PROPOSAL: The Department of Environmental Quality proposes to issue a No Further Action determination based on results of site investigation and cleanup activities performed at the Alsco site located at 1441 N. Columbia Blvd. in Portland. DEQ has determined that the cleanup is complete and residual solvent contamination does not pose risks to human health and the environment exceeding the acceptable levels defined in ORS 465.315. DEQ is also proposing to remove the facility from the CRL and Inventory lists as provided in ORS 465.230 and OAR 340-122-0070 through -0079.
HIGHLIGHTS: Oregon Laundry Services operated at the site from the early 1970s to 1986 and used a dry cleaning machine. Alsco purchased the facility in 1986 and continued industrial laundry operations without dry cleaning. Alsco was notified in an April 6, 2009 letter from DEQ that investigation at the adjacent Macadam Aluminum and Bronze Foundry property had detected the dry cleaning solvent tetrachloroethene, known as PCE, along the common property boundary, and that the Alsco property would need to be investigated.
Investigation began in 2009 and a high concentration of PCE was found in soil gas, up to 5,900,000 micrograms per cubic meter and soil up to 2,680,000 micrograms per kilogram, in the area of the former Oregon Laundry Services dry cleaning machine. Building indoor air samples contained PCE at concentrations above DEQ risk levels. Groundwater monitoring wells were installed around the perimeter of the property but only minor groundwater contamination was found.
In 2011, a vapor extraction system was installed to remediate the shallow soil contamination. The system operated for one year and six months and confirmation samples of soil gas and indoor air were collected in 2012 and 2013. Final measured concentrations of groundwater, soil gas, and indoor air contaminants were below risk levels for exposure to solvents from:
• Volatilization from groundwater to indoor air and inhalation by site workers
• Soil gas vapor intrusion to indoor air and inhalation by site workers
• Contact with groundwater by excavation workers
• Indoor air inhalation.
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.
HOW TO COMMENT: The DEQ No Further Action Recommendation Memo 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, fill out and submit the Records Request Form found at: http://www.deq.state.or.us/records/RecordsRequestForm.pdf . Summary information and documents mentioned above are available in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database on the Internet; go to http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsiquery.asp, then enter 5009 in the Site ID box and click submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 5009 in the Site ID/Info column. Please send written comments to Project Manager Robert Williams, at the address listed above or to email@example.com. To be considered, DEQ must receive written comments by 5 p.m., December 2, 2013. If DEQ receives a written request from ten or more people or from 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 Alsco site and remove it from the CRL and Inventory lists.
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- 229-6488 or toll free in Oregon at (800) 452-4011; fax to 503-229-6945; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. People with hearing impairment may call 711.
A CHANCE TO COMMENT ON
PROPOSED PARTIAL NO FURTHER ACTION DETERMINATION FOR THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD’S
FORMER 104TH AIR CONTROL SQUADRON COOS BAY, OREGON
COMMENT PERIOD: November 1 to November 30, 2013
PROJECT LOCATION: Coos Head, ? mile west of Charleston
PROPOSAL: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites public and Tribal Nation comment on the proposed No Further Action decision for cleanup of contaminated soil present at Area of Concern (AOC) B, AOC C - Outfall 1/Outfall 2/Building 13/Multiple Former Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), and AOC K.
BACKGROUND: The Former 104th Air Control Squadron (the Site) was located on 43 acres of land just north of the Cape Arago Highway about ? mile east of Charleston, Oregon. The Site sits atop a bluff overlooking Coos Bay and Bastendorf Beach. The ANG occupied the property from 1987 to 1996. Prior to 1996, the property was used by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. The property was transferred to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) in 2005.
During July and August of 2013, remedial action was taken on soil at the following locations:
1. AOC B – Wash Rack and Drain Line. Approximately 73 cubic yards of contaminated soil were excavated and transported to an offsite DEQ permitted landfill.
2. AOC C – Outfall 1 Approximately 18 cubic yards of contaminated soil would be excavated and transported to an offsite DEQ permitted landfill.
3. AOC C – Outfall 2. Approximately 284 cubic yards of contaminated soil were excavated and transported to an offsite DEQ permitted landfill.
4. AOC C – Building 13/Multiple Former USTs. Approximately 1,903 cubic yards of contaminated soil were excavated and transported to an offsite DEQ permitted landfill. Following excavation, contaminated groundwater underlying the excavation footprint was sparged (bubbled) with air to remove volatile organic contaminants.
5. AOC K – Fire Training Area. Approximately 116 cubic yards of contaminated soil were excavated and transported to an offsite DEQ permitted landfill.
Since 2005 the ANG has worked closely with representatives from the CTCLUSI, the DEQ, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the U.S. Navy to investigate soil and groundwater contamination at the Site.
Work continues at AOC C – Building 13/Multiple Former USTs and the area extending several hundred feet west to address groundwater contamination.
Project documents are available for review at:
DEQ – Eugene Office
Attn: Norman Read
165 E.7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Telephone: (541) 687-7348
HOW TO COMMENT: Please send written comments via letter or e-mail to:
Attn: Norman Read
165 E.7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Oregon DEQ must receive written comments by November 30, 2013.
DEQ RECOMMENDS NO FURTHER ACTION
FOR ASSESSMENT OR CLEANUP OF FORMER RAWLINSON DRY CLEANER SITE, SALEM, OREGON
PROJECT LOCATION: 1264 Broadway Street NE
Salem, Marion County, Oregon
SUMMARY: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is recommending No Further Action (NFA) for assessment or cleanup of historical contaminants at the former Rawlinson Dry Cleaner Site in Salem. DEQ is soliciting public comment on the recommendation. The following provides a short project summary and information on how to comment.
From the mid 1930’s until 1991, the Rawlinson Dry Cleaner site operated as an industrial laundry facility. Stoddard solvent and Tetrachloroethene (PCE) was released to soil and groundwater from historical spills or inadequate handling practices. All dry cleaning equipment was removed from the site in 1993, after dry cleaning operations were terminated. Removal of several underground storage tanks (USTs) that contained solvents and petroleum and contaminated soil, followed in 1993.
Since about 2000, assessment and cleanup activities were performed during several events. Groundwater was monitored from about 2003 to 2012. A soil vapor extraction system was installed and operated for about 6 months in 2011 followed with several rebound monitoring events. The consultant for Rawlinson prepared a closure report in May 2013 presenting a residual risk assessment and supporting documentation for closure. DEQ agreed with the conclusions and prepared a staff report recommending No Further Action for assessment and cleanup. The report also supports DEQ’s conclusions as to why residual contaminants at the site are below acceptable risk levels and that the site is protective of human health and the environment.
HOW TO COMMENT: The Closure Report and the Staff Report are available on line at http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/cu/index.htm by entering the Site ID number 3312 in the Environmental Cleanup Site Inventory (ECSI) database. A file containing detailed information for the site is available for review in DEQ’s office located in Suite 100 at 165 East 7th Avenue in Eugene. Comments need to be received by December 2nd at 5 pm by email or letter. Comments or questions should be directed to Bryn Thoms at DEQ’s Eugene office at 541-687-7424 or toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-844-8467, extension 7424, or by email at email@example.com.
DEQ RECOMMENDS NO FURTHER ACTION
FOR ASSESSMENT OR CLEANUP OF FORMER UNOCAL TERMINAL NO. 0124, AREA 2, COOS BAY, OREGON
PROJECT LOCATION: 2315 North Bayshore Drive, Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon
SUMMARY: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is recommending No Further Action (NFA) for assessment or cleanup of petroleum contamination in soil and groundwater at Area 2 of the Former Unocal Terminal in Coos Bay. DEQ is soliciting public comment on the recommendation. Area 2 is the shore area of the former terminal site. The following provides a short project summary and information on how to comment.
From 1935 to 2006 the terminal site was used for bulk petroleum distributio. Gasoline, Deisel, and Heavy Oil was historically released to the subsurface at the terminal. Cleanup activities from 1998 to about 2009 were conducted across the site. In 2004, a sparge trench was installed in the bayshore soil in order to remediate contaminants migrating in groundwater towards the bay from the the main area of contamination west of the highway.
The upland area, designated as Area 1, received a No Further Action Determination in 2010 after excavation of contaminated soil. Additional assessment was conducted on Area 2. A closure request report was prepared by TRC for Area 2 in June 2012. The report requests a full NFA, but based on the potential for contaminated groundwater to discharge to the bay from a zone deeper than the shallow sparge trench, DEQ is not able to NFA potential discharge to the Bay. There is limited evidence either supporting or denying the issue. However, contaminants in soil and groundwater in Area 2 do not present an unacceptable risk to human health and the site can be issued a partial NFA. A staff memorandum was prepared by DEQ supporting the partial NFA recommendation.
HOW TO COMMENT: The Closure Report and the Staff Memo are available on line at http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/cu/index.htm by entering the Site ID number 288 in the Environmental Cleanup Site Inventory (ECSI) database. A file containing detailed information for the site is available for review in DEQ’s office located in Suite 100 at 165 East 7th Avenue in Eugene. Comments need to be received by December 2nd at 5 pm by email or letter. Comments or questions should be directed to Bryn Thoms at DEQ’s Eugene office at 541-687-7424 or toll-free in Oregon at 1-800-844-8467, extension 7424, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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