Time Oil Bulk Terminal

Facility Site ID: 75486194 Cleanup Site ID: 14604

  • Site Status

  • Cleanup Started

Special Note About This Page

This is the Ecology webpage for the Time Oil Bulk Terminal Cleanup Site. The Site includes five parcels of land, including the BNSF Property, which recently went through a public comment period associated with its cleanup process. Please see Site History section below for a description of each of these properties.

Site Status - October 2021

Aerial view of Time Oil Properties
Aerial view of Time Oil Properties

Ecology recently hosted a public comment period for documents associated with the cleanup of the BNSF Property, which is one of the parcels of land that make up part of the Time Oil Bulk Terminal Cleanup Site. Documents that were available for public comment included:

1) Agreed Order
This is a legal document that requires BNSF to investigate environmental conditions, complete a Remedial Investigation (RI) and Feasibility Study (FS), and if requested by  Ecology a preliminary draft Cleanup Action Plan (dCAP) for the BNSF property;

2) Public Participation Plan
This describes how Ecology will inform the community about Site activities and opportunities to be involved in the cleanup process.

Ecology received no comments that warranted changes to these documents, and therefore has finalized the documents and is moving forward with the cleanup process. You can read more about the cleanup process here:

*  Ecology's Time Oil Factsheet, in both English and Spanish; and
*  Ecologys' Blog.



In July 2020 Ecology completed a public comment period for documents related to the cleanup process of the other four parcels associated with the former Time Oil Bulk Terminal Facility in Seattle. TOC Seattle Terminal 1 LLC purchased these four parcels (Property), and plans to clean up and redevelop them with Ecology oversight. The name Time Oil Bulk Terminal also refers to the contaminated site (Site) located within and beyond the Property. Ecology did not receive any comments during the 2020 comment period that warranted significant change to any of the documents. They were therefore finalized and the cleanup process is moving forward. Design and permitting of the cleanup action is currently under way, and construction is expected to begin in Spring of 2021.

Property History

The Property is generally located at 2737-2805 West Commodore Way in Seattle, along the industrial waterfront area of Salmon Bay on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. It is approximately 11 acres in size and consists of five parcels. Time Oil began bulk fuel operations at the Property in the early 1940s, primarily to support World War II efforts. The former Time Oil Bulk Terminal supported large quantities of fuel being stored and distributed during and after the war. In later years, portions of it were leased to other parties for industrial purposes.

The historical operations and uses resulted in releases of petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, wood preservative, and metals into soil and groundwater on the Property and the adjacent West Commodore Way right-of-way. Several interim cleanup actions were done between 1991 and 2017 to remove some contamination. A final cleanup action is proposed now to address the remaining contamination at the Property, including parts of the West Commodore right-of-way.

The name Time Oil Bulk Terminal also refers to the contaminated Site located within and beyond the Property.  The Site includes the Property and wherever a hazardous substance released from the Property has come to be located, including throughout the Property, in Salmon Bay Sediments, and releases of hazardous substances from the entire historical footprint of the former Time Oil operations.

Parcels

Portions of the Property, referred to as the Remedial Action Area, are subject to active remedial actions as part of the proposed cleanup action plan. These parcels are identified as the Bulk Terminal, ASKO, and East Waterfront parcels. The other parcel (West Waterfront parcel) is part of the Property to be purchased, but is not included in the Remedial Action Area.

An adjacent parcel is owned by BNSF Railway Company and is a continuing source of contamination within the Site. Ecology is currently negotiating a legal agreement with BNSF to investigate contamination and develop a cleanup action plan for that portion of the Site

Legal 5
Leaking Underground Storage Tank 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Time Oil 2754 Commodore - Site Assessment Report 3/8/2000 LUST - Site Assessment Report
Public Information 8
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Time Oil-BNSF Property - Factsheet (Spanish) - August 2021 8/22/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Time Oil-BNSF Property - Factsheet (English) - August 2021 8/11/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Time Oil-BNSF Property - Draft Public Participation Plan - August 2021 8/11/2021 Public Participation Plan
Time Oil - Final Response to Comments - September 2020 9/25/2020 Responsiveness Summary
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Presentation - July 29, 2020 7/29/2020 Multimedia
Time Oil - Factsheet-Spanish - July 2020 7/16/2020 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Time Oil - Public Participation Plan - July 2020 7/14/2020 Public Participation Plan
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Fact Sheet - July 2020 7/13/2020 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
State Environmental Policy Act 2
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SEPA Determination - June 2020 6/24/2020 SEPA Documents
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SEPA Checklist - June 2020 6/22/2020 SEPA Documents
Technical Reports 86
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - Fourth Quarter 2023 1/12/2024 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Fourth Quarter 2023 1/10/2024 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Draft Q4 2023 Groundwater Data 1/4/2024 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - Third Quarter 2023 10/13/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Third Quarter 2023 10/13/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Draft Q3 2023 Groundwater Data 8/28/2023 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Second Quarter 2023 7/14/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - Second Quarter 2023 7/13/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - Remedial Investigation Work Plan 6/26/2023 Remedial Investigation Work Plan
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Draft Q2 2023 Groundwater Data 5/19/2023 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - First Quarter 2023 4/14/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - First Quarter 2023 4/7/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Draft Q1 2023 Groundwater Data 4/5/2023 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Long-Term Compliance Monitoring Plan 2/10/2023 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Fourth Quarter 2022 1/11/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - Fourth Quarter 2022 1/10/2023 Progress Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - Third Quarter 2022 10/14/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Third Quarter 2022 10/13/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Remedial Action Report_Phase 1-PART 4_AppsE_thru_K 8/8/2022 Remedial Action/As-Built Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Remedial Action Report_Phase 1-PART 3_AppD 8/8/2022 Remedial Action/As-Built Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Remedial Action Report_Phase 1-PART 2_AppC 8/8/2022 Remedial Action/As-Built Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Remedial Action Report_Phase 1-PART 1_text_tables_figures_AppsA1_A2_B 8/8/2022 Remedial Action/As-Built Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Second Quarter 2022 7/19/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - Second Quarter 2022 7/13/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - First Quarter 2022 4/13/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - First Quarter 2022 4/13/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Fourth Quarter 2021 1/14/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil BNSF Property - AO Progress Report - Fourth Quarter 2021 1/6/2022 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Third Quarter 2021 10/15/2021 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - Second Quarter 2021 7/15/2021 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - EDR Approval Letter 6/29/2021 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Engineering Design Report-part2_AppC_thru_AppH 6/28/2021 Engineering Design Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Engineering Design Report-part1_txt_tbls_figs_AppA_AppB 6/28/2021 Engineering Design Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Pre-Remedial Design Investigation Summary Report 5/17/2021 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - PPCD Progress Report - First Quarter 2021 4/15/2021 Progress Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Ecology Project Coord Change Letter 3/22/2021 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Pre-Remedial Design Work Plan 10/20/2020 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Final Supplemental RI-FS Report-Part 2 9/25/2020 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Final Supplemental RI-FS Report-Part 1 9/25/2020 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Final Cleanup Action Plan - September 2020 9/25/2020 Cleanup Action Plan
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SHA Rank Letter 7/9/2020 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Site Hazard Assessment 7/7/2020 Site Hazard Assessment Report
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - Upland Ecological Risk Assessment Memo 6/26/2020 Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SHA Notification Letter (Ice) 8/14/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SHA Notification Letter (Crabbe) 8/14/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SHA Notification Letter (DeGross) 8/14/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SHA Notification Letter (Joyce) 8/14/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Time Oil Bulk Terminal - SHA Notification Letter (Wood) 8/14/2019 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Technical Memorandum: Sediment Data Summary Report 8/5/2019 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Supplemental Upland Remedial Investigation Work Plan 3/27/2019 Remedial Investigation Work Plan
Technical Memorandum: Addendum to the Surface Sediment Quality Evaluation Sampling and Analysis Plan/Quality Assurance Project Plan, Cantera-TOC, time Oil Bulk Terminal PPA 2/6/2019 Sampling and Analysis Plan
Former time Oil Company Seattle Terminal, Surface Sediment Quality Evaluation Sampling and Analysis Plan/Quality Assurance Project Plan 7/23/2018 Sampling and Analysis Plan
Time Oil Co Asko Property - Laboratory Analytical Reports 6/14/2016 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Laboratory Analytical Reports 6/7/2016 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil East Waterfront - Laboratory Analytical Reports 5/24/2016 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Vapor Intrusion Assessment, ASKO Hydraulic Property 2/17/2016 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Vapor Intrusion Assessment, Bulk Terminal Property, 2737 West Commdore Way, Seattle 2/15/2016 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Subsurface Investigation Report, East Waterfront Property, 2750 West Commodore Way 12/2/2015 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Subsurface Investigation Report, Bulk Terminal Property Southern Property Line, 2737 West Commodore Way, Seattle 8/3/2015 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Feasibility Study Report 6/17/2014 Feasibility Study
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - RI Report - Part 4 6/14/2014 Remedial Investigation Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - RI Report - Part 3 6/14/2014 Remedial Investigation Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - RI Report - Part 2 6/14/2014 Remedial Investigation Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Remedial Investigation Rpt - Part 1 6/14/2014 Remedial Investigation Report
Time Oil 2754 Commodore - FS Report 6/12/2014 Feasibility Study
Time Oil 2754 Commodore - RI Report 6/12/2014 Remedial Investigation Report
Time Oil Co Asko Property - FS Report 6/9/2014 Feasibility Study
Time Oil Co Asko Property - RI Report 5/23/2014 Remedial Investigation Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Technical Memorandum: Sediment Quality 6/17/2008 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Annual Groundwater Monitoring Event, Fourth Quarter 2005 12/20/2005 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Draft Quarterly Groundwater Sampling Report for November 2004 3/1/2005 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Final Quarterly Groundwater Sampling Report for July 2004 11/1/2004 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Final Quarterly Groundwater Sampling Report for July 2004 11/1/2004 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Results of Ground Penatrating Radar and Electromagnetic Survey 9/17/2003 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Final Cleanup Action Plan 5/1/2003 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Final Limited Soil Removal Report at the Former PCP/Diesel Mixing Area 12/18/2002 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Asko Property - Final Environmental Site Assessments & RBCA Evaluation 10/1/2002 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Rapid Response Soil Excavation at western edge of parking area 8/23/2002 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Phase III Environmental Site Assessment 12/27/2001 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Final Phase II Environmental Site Assessment for the PCP/Diesel Mixing Areas 6/4/2001 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Asko Property - Final Environmental Site Assessment Phase II 4/6/2001 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil 2754 Commodore - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment 8/25/2000 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Phase I Environmental Site Assessment 8/25/2000 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Asko Property - Environmental Site Assessment Phase I 8/25/2000 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil 2754 Commodore - Excavating Activities Conducted at Former Waste Oil Tank Location 9/22/1992 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - Underground Storage Tank Site Check/Site Assessment 12/30/1991 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Voluntary Cleanup Program 13
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Time Oil Bulk Terminal—NW3201 VCP Termination letter 10/22/2020 VCP Administrative Document
Opinion on Proposed Remedial Action - Time Oil Bulk Terminal PPA 4/8/2019 Voluntary Cleanup Program Opinion – Other
Opinion on Proposed Remedial Action: Time Oil Bulk Terminal PPA 2/28/2019 Voluntary Cleanup Program Opinion – Other
Opinion on Proposed Remedial Action: Time Oil Bulk Terminal PPA 2/28/2019 Voluntary Cleanup Program Opinion – Other
Time Oil Co Asko Property—NW2950 VCP Termination by customer 6/6/2017 VCP Administrative Document
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal—NW2948 VCP Termination by customer 6/6/2017 VCP Administrative Document
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal—NW2948 Status Request Letter 6/1/2017 VCP Administrative Document
Time Oil 2754 Commodore—NW2949 Status Request Letter 6/1/2017 VCP Administrative Document
Time Oil Co ASKO Property—NW2950 Staus Request Letter 6/1/2017 VCP Administrative Document
Time Oil Co Seattle Terminal - NW2948 Opinion Letter - RIFS 11/25/2015 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – Other
Time Oil Co Asko Property - NW2950 Opinion Letter - RIFS 11/24/2015 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – Other
Time Oil 2754 Commodore - NW2949 Opinion Letter - RIFS 10/8/2015 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – Other
Time Oil Terminal 01-228—NW1705 VCP Termination Letter 6/2/2010 VCP Administrative Document
There may be more documents related to this site. To obtain documents not available electronically, you will need to make a public records request.

Places to see print documents

  • Northwest Regional Office
    15700 Dayton Ave N
    Shoreline, 98133
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 6

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
Halogenated Organics - Dioxins/Furans C
Metals - Arsenic C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Benzene C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Other Non-Halogenated Organics C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Diesel C C
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Gasoline C C
S
Suspected
C
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
B
Below Cleanup Levels
RA
Remediated-Above
RB
Remediated-Below
R
Remediated
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.