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Publish 09/14/2011.                                            CLK12406

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

DEQ Public Hearing
Proposed Environmental Cleanup for Lakeside Landfill
(14930 SW Vandermost Road, Beaverton)

6 p.m., Tuesday, August 23
Beaverton City Hall,
City Council  Chambers,
4755 Griffith Dr., Beaverton, OR 97076

More information:
www.deq.state.or.us/news/publicnotices/PN.asp
www.deq.state.or.us/nwr/LakesideReclamation.htm

Publish 08/18/2011.            VT8367

Proposed Remedial Action for the Tigard Library Site

Proposed Remedial Action for the Tigard Library Site

COMMENTS DUE:  May 31, 5:00 PM

PROJECT LOCATION:  13500 SW Hall Boulevard, Tigard, OR

PROPOSAL:  As required by ORS 465.200, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites public comment on its proposed remedy for the site.

HIGHLIGHTS:  Early site investigations found elevated levels of arsenic in surface and near-surface soils.  This area of Tigard was historically used for orchards, and arsenic-based chemicals were typically used as pesticides and fungicides.  Data collected shows that soil erosion from upslope areas has transported soil contaminated with arsenic from the southwest portion of the site to lower elevation areas.  Soils with elevated concentrations of arsenic are mostly present beneath the library building and the Pinebrook Stream corridor along the southern side of the property, and in the original farm pond that is now used for stormwater detention.?

Investigations conducted between 2002 and 2008 identified three general areas on the Tigard library property where soil samples contained arsenic above DEQ risk-based screening levels: the North Field; the Parking and Pine Tree Area; and the Wetland/Wild Area.  Based on human health and ecological risk evaluations, these areas were found have arsenic concentrations that exceed one or more of the applicable Risk Based Concentrations (RBCs) for human exposure.  Ecological screening values were also exceeded in some site areas.

The selected remedies for areas of elevated arsenic involve preventing exposure through a combination of capping, fencing, and cover vegetation.  The Pine Tree and Parking lot area will be covered with a geotextile fabric and a 6-inch layer of mulch.  Access to the Wetland/Wild area and North Field areas will be restricted by installing fencing, and maintaining vegetation cover to discourage use.  If funding becomes available, the City of Tigard may excavate contaminated soil in the North Field Area, replace it with a minimum of 6 inches of clean fill, and re-sod with grass.  The covering of the North Field Area with a minimum of 6 inches of fill will be protective for public use, and allow the City of Tigard to remove the fencing in the North Field Area.  These engineering controls will be memorialized in a deed restriction recorded with the property deed, requiring that fences and mulch covers are regularly inspected and maintained.  If additional soil is removed from the site, a Contaminated Media Management Plan (CMMP) shall be submitted to DEQ for approval.  The CMMP will outline procedures for the safe excavation, management, and disposal of any arsenic-contaminated soil generated at the site.

DEQ welcomes the public’s comments on the proposed remedial actions.

HOW TO COMMENT:  To review project records, contact Dawn Weinberger at (503) 229-5425 and ask for records for Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) site #4063.  The DEQ Project Manager is Shawn Rapp (503-229-5614).  Written comments should be sent to Shawn Rapp at the Department of Environmental Quality, Northwest Region, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201 and must be received no later than 5 pm on May 31, 2011.  A public meeting will be held to receive verbal comments if requested by 10 or more people, or by a group with a membership of 10 or more. Site information can also be found in DEQ’s on-line ECSI database at: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ECSI/ecsi.htm, by searching on Site ID #4063.

THE NEXT STEP:  DEQ will consider all comments received and make a final decision after consideration of these 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 (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, 1(800)735-2900.
Publish 04/28/2011.            TT11547

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Publish 11/24/2010.                                            CLK12163

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Publish 10/27/2010.                                            CLK12138

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Publish 10/21, 10/28/2010.                            WLT9702

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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Publish 10/20/2010.                                            CLK12138

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PROPOSED NO FURTHER ACTION DETERMINATION FOR FORMER BAER PROPERTY, 9100 N VANCOUVER AVENUE,
PORTLAND, OREGON

Publication:          Portland Tribune

Publishing Date:        April 1, 2010

Comments Due:         April 30, 2010

Project Location:    9100 N Vancouver Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Proposal:  Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute, ORS 465.230 and 465.320, and Oregon Administrative Rules, OAR 340-122-077, OAR 340-122-078 and OAR 340-122-100, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites public comment on its proposal to approve a conditional no further action determination (CNFA) for the former Baer Property in Portland, Oregon.  The site is listed in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database as #5012.

Highlights: DEQ has reviewed reports that describe soil and groundwater sampling, methane gas investigations, and site engineering/institutional controls established at this 1.4-acre property in a mixed industrial/commercial area in north Portland. This site is located in an area that received contaminated debris and fill in the 1940’s and 50’s until it was developed for warehouse space in the 1960s.

Site investigations in 2007-2008 showed that the property is underlain by structural material, fill soils and other wastes, and that soils and groundwater are contaminated with diesel and heavy-oil range petroleum hydrocarbons and elevated metals in several areas. Site investigations also showed that methane gas is present in the subsurface. The City of Portland Brownfields Program assisted with investigations and analysis in 2009 that indicated that subsurface contamination was localized within the existing fill and did not pose a threat to local groundwater wells. Methane gas concentrations required additional work.

Under a Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) with Moeller Family, LLC, DEQ directed analysis and methane mitigation measures on the site. Engineering and institutional controls (EC/IC) were established and recorded in an Easement and Equitable Servitudes (E&ES) that has been filed with Multnomah County. The E&ES required improvements on the site to reduce infiltration of water and measures to prevent methane from entering enclosed spaces. Moeller Family LLC has completed installation of mitigation measures. Methane measurements over the last year show that subsurface methane above DEQ’s protective criteria, but that methane is not entering the building.

Based on the work completed and the methane results, DEQ has concluded that there is no unacceptable risk to human health or the environment and is prepared to issue a CNFA for the Baer Property.

How to Comment: DEQ’s project file information is 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: 503-229-6729; toll free at 1-800-452-4011; or TTY at 503-229-5471. Please send written comments and requests to Chuck Harman, Project Manager, at the Northwest Region office address listed above or via e-mail at harman.charles@deq.state.or.us by 5 p.m., April 30, 2010.

Site information can be found on the internet in DEQ’s on-line ECSI database (http://www.deq.state.or.us/wmc/ecsi/ecsiquery.htm). The Baer Property is listed as ECSI # 5012.

Please notify DEQ of any special physical or other accommodations you may need due to a disability, language accommodations, or if you need copies of written materials in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large print, etc).  To make these arrangements, contact DEQ’s Office of Communications and Outreach at 503-229-5317.

The Next Step: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the April 30, 2010 deadline and the Regional Cleanup Manager will make a final decision after consideration of these public comments.
Publish 04/01/2010.                                PT1038

Chance to Comment On…..

PROPOSED NO FURTHER ACTION DETERMINATION FOR OLD SHERWOOD CANNERY, 220 SE WILLAMETTE STREET, SHERWOOD, OREGON

Publication:          Sherwood Gazette

Publishing Date:        March 1, 2010

Comments Due:         March 31, 2010

Project Location:    220 SE Willamette Street, Sherwood, Oregon.

Proposal:  Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute, ORS 465.230 and 465.320, and Oregon Administrative Rules, OAR 340-122-077, OAR 340-122-078 and OAR 340-122-100, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites public comment on its proposal to approve a no further action determination (NFA) for the Old Sherwood Cannery site in Sherwood, Oregon.  This site is listed in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information database as #4624.

Highlights: DEQ has reviewed reports that describe soil and groundwater investigations, underground storage tank (UST) decommissioning, soil removal and confirmation sampling completed at the 5.85-acre site. Several limited areas of contamination existed on the site – contaminated soils around the USTs, which were removed and remediated in 1997; polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated soils from an area underneath the floor of a historic  building (Building 3, since demolished); and contaminated sediments inside two historic concrete wastewater treatment units. In 1997 DEQ’s UST Program issued a no further action for the UST cleanup.

The City of Sherwood directed removal of 201.28 tons of contaminated sediments from the remnant wastewater treatment system cells in 2007, which were disposed at the Hillsboro Landfill. Between April to June of 2009, the City of Sherwood had another 108.06 tons of PCB-contaminated soils removed from the identified area under the former Building 3 structure and transported to the Hillsboro Landfill.

DEQ evaluated the residual concentrations of contaminants from post-removal soils and groundwater data from a Site Investigation performed in the summer of 2006 and compared them to applicable risk-based concentrations for residential and commercial land use. DEQ also evaluated the data to determine if the detected releases posed a threat to a nearby City of Sherwood public water supply well (Well #3), located approximately 200 feet from the site.

Based on the work completed DEQ has concluded that there is no unacceptable risk to human health or the environment and is prepared to issue a NFA for the Old Sherwood Cannery Site.

How to Comment: DEQ’s project file information is 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: 503-229-6729; toll free at 1-800-452-4011; or TTY at 503-229-5471. Please send written comments and requests to Chuck Harman, Project Manager, at the address listed above or via email at harman.charles@deq.state.or.us by 5 p.m., March 31, 2010.

Summaries of site information can be found on the internet in DEQ’s on-line Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database (http://www.deq.state.or.us/wmc/ecsi/ecsiquery.htm). The Old Sherwood Cannery Site is listed as ECSI # 4624.

Please notify DEQ of any special physical or other accommodations you may need due to a disability, language accommodations, or if you need copies of written materials in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large print, etc).  To make these arrangements, contact DEQ’s Office of Communications and Outreach at 503-229-5317.

The Next Step: DEQ will consider all public comments received by the March 31, 2010 deadline and the Regional Cleanup Manager will make a final decision after consideration of these public comments.

Publish 02/25/2010.            TT11417

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (DEQ):
DEQ proposes to renew the Solid Waste Material Recovery Facility Permit for Metro South Transfer Station & Material Recovery Facility, located at 2001 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045. DEQ invites written public comment related to the proposed permit.  The full public notice, permit evaluation, and draft permit are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/news/publicnotices/PN.asp or by appointment at the DEQ Northwest Region office.  For more information or to schedule a file review appointment, please call Holly Pence at (503) 229-5353.  Submit written comments to DEQ via any of the following: Email: Pence.Holly@deq.state.or.us ; Fax: (503) 229-6945; Postal mail: Metro South Comments, DEQ Northwest Region, Solid Waste Section, 2020 SW Fourth Ave, Suite 400, Portland OR 97201.
Comments are due by 5:00 PM April 22, 2009.
Publish 03/25/2009.        CLK11634