Public Information Concerning Hazardous Waste Activities in Washington State
McFarland Cascade Pole Site, Tacoma: Site investigation and Cleanup Study Available for Review
A draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, which summarizes cleanup activities and suggests additional cleanup actions, is now available for public review and comment.
The Department of Ecology invites the public to read and comment on:
The public is invited to comment on these documents through June 16, 2014. After reviewing the public comments, Ecology will consider whether any revisions should be made to the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study.
Burlington Environmental (PSC Environmental Services) Georgetown Facility
Draft Permit Comment Period: May 9, 2014 through June 23, 2014
The Washington State Department of Ecology (“Ecology”) is accepting public comment on a draft permit.
In January 2014 Burlington Environmental (PSC Environmental Services) proposed a modification of their Georgetown facility RCRA permit. Burlington Environmental’s facility no longer operates as a dangerous/hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility. However, the facility has been issued a Washington State dangerous waste management permit for completion of RCRA Corrective Action. The current permit references an Agreed Order issued in 2010 to govern the cleanup of the eastern portion of Burlington Environmental’s Georgetown site. The company’s permit modification request proposes to additionally reference the new West of 4th Agreed Order in the permit. The new Order sets out requirements for addressing cleanup in the western portion of the Burlington Environmental site, and on April 23, 2014, was issued to four companies whose releases have contributed to contamination in this area. Burlington Environmental is one of these companies.
Burlington Environmental held a 60-day comment period on their requested modification. Ecology has reviewed the company’s request and public comments submitted during the 60-day commenting period. We agree that the facility permit must be modified to refer to both of the Orders noted above. We have therefore prepared a draft permit, based on our review, which proposes new permit language similar to what Burlington Environmental has requested.
The comment period on Ecology’s draft permit runs for 45-days. After considering the public’s comments on our draft document, Ecology intends to prepare a final permit.
Boeing Commercial Airplane Group – Everett plant
Proposed Interim Soil Removal Cleanup Action and SEPA Documents for Public Review and Comment The Department of Ecology invites the public to read and comment on:
The public is invited to comment on these documents through April 28, 2014. After reviewing the public comments, Ecology will make a final decision on these draft documents.
"West of 4th Site"
|Exhibit A - Site Diagram||Exhibit G - Approval VIM Report|
|Exhibit B - DCAP||Exhibit G - VIMS Annual Inspection Form|
|Exhibit C - SOW||Exhibit G - VIMS Monthly Inspection Form|
|Exhibit D1 - Environmental Covenant||Exhibit H - Final GWMP|
|Exhibit D2 - Environmental Covenant||Exhibit H - Groundwater Monitoring|
|Exhibit E - Public Participation Plan||Exhibit I - Groundwater Recovery Well O&M Plan|
|Exhibit F - Permits|
|Indoor Air Sampling, December 2005||Indoor Air Sampling, November 2006|
|Indoor Air Sampling, May 2006||Indoor Air Sampling, February 2007|
|Indoor Air Sampling, May 2006||Indoor Air Sampling, March 2007|
|Indoor Air Sampling, August 2006||Indoor Air Sampling, November 2007|
The public is invited to comment on these documents through January 16, 2014. After reviewing the public comments, Ecology will make a final decision on these draft documents.
Public Comment Period: September 27, 2013 through October 30, 2013
The Washington State Department of Ecology invites the public to read and comment on:
After reviewing the public comments, Ecology will make a final decision on these draft documents.
Public Comment Period: September 4, 2013 through October 4, 2013
The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking comments in order to finalize the Closure Plan at the site. You are invited to read and comment on:
Draft documents for public review: Interim Action Work Plan, State Environmental Policy Act checklists, Amendment to Agreed Order.
The Department of Ecology proposes to clean up contaminated groundwater at the University of Washington at Tacoma. Historic leaks of chlorinated solvent-contaminated wastewater from a former cistern and an associated footing drain at the Howe Parcel are the suspected source of the tetrachloroethene (PCE) in groundwater. Ecology invites the public to read and comment on the documents posted here.
The Washington State Department of Ecology’s Proposed Termination of Interim Status
The public is invited to comment on Ecology’s proposal to terminate interim status. The dangerous waste management is no longer needed at this facility. You are invited to review all pertinent documents posted here:
Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Department of Ecology propose to excavate lead contaminated soil on the south side of Miller Hill and at a former skeet range south of American Lake. These areas were used as small arms training ranges and a skeet shooting range. Decades of spent bullet slugs and fragments have accumulated in the soil and contaminated it with lead.. You are invited to read and comment on:
The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking comments on the proposal to re-issue a permit for dangerous waste management at this facility. The permit will authorize and has requirements for storage and limited treatment of dangerous waste at PSC-Tacoma. You are invited to read and comment on:
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