Facility Site ID: 1768931 Cleanup Site ID: 2045

Current Status

Ecology removed the site from the Hazardous Sites List and the environmental covenant on the property was terminated and removed in 2018.

Periodic reviews are required when institutional controls are required for a site. The environmental covenant for this site has been terminated. Therefore, periodic reviews are no longer required. 

Site Background

Site Location - click to enlarge
Site Location - click to enlarge

The Stutz Oil site formerly contained five above-ground fuel storage tanks. In 2001, the property owners found petroleum contamination from gasoline and diesel leaks and spills. Between 2004 and 2005, sampling of soil and groundwater indicated petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater.  Ecology included the site on the Hazardous Sites List due to these petroleum releases.  

The property owners worked with Ecology under the Voluntary Cleanup Program to remove the contaminated soil and treat and monitor the groundwater.

In 2005, the property owners removed about 1,200 tons of contaminated soil and did six quarters of groundwater monitoring. The results showed groundwater met state cleanup levels by 2007. The soil removal was effective in getting rid of the main source of petroleum hydrocarbons contaminating the groundwater.

After the 2005 soil removal, samples showed that petroleum hydrocarbons still remained in soil above cleanup levels. The site was turned into a parking lot and the remaining soil contamination was contained below asphalt pavement. The property owner recorded an environmental covenant for the property in 2009 so that no groundwater could be taken from the property. It also required groundwater monitoring every 18 months. Three rounds of monitoring in 2010, 2011, and 2013 detected no groundwater contamination.

In 2017, additional soil cleanup was conducted. Soil and groundwater tests showed that the cleanup was successful. Ecology has determined that no further action is necessary.  

In 2018, Ecology held a comment period from April 16 to May 16 to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on Ecology's proposal to remove the site from the Hazardous Sites List and to remove the environmental covenant. Ecology received one comment and it was in support of the proposals.

Stutz Oil Responsiveness Summary

Voluntary Cleanup Program

This site was cleaned up under our Voluntary Cleanup Program, which provides technical help to owners of contaminated sites.

Voluntary Cleanup Program customers pay fees to cover our costs for technical help and reviewing cleanup reports. Sites in this program must meet the same cleanup standards as the sites Ecology manages under legal orders.

Legal 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Environmental Covenant Termination/Release 6/1/2018 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism - Removed
Public Information 4
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Stutz Oil Responsiveness Summary 2/20/2019 Responsiveness Summary
Stutz Comment _ Stanley 5/16/2018 Responsiveness Summary
Stutz Comment Period Contact List 5/16/2018 Responsiveness Summary
Stutz Oil Proposed Removal from the Hazardous Sites List 4/16/2018 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Final Cleanup Report 8/7/2017 Final Cleanup Action Report
Final Cleanup Report 8/7/2017 Site Specific Technical Document - other
Stutz Oil Periodic Review Report-Final 7/14/2014 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Voluntary Cleanup Program 2
Document Title Document Date Document Type
2017.11.06_SW1608_Stutz Oil_Site No Further Action Letter 11/6/2017 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – NFA
2017.08.29_SW1608_Stutz Oil_Acceptance letter with VCP Agreement and Application 8/29/2017 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

  • Southwest Regional Office
    300 Desmond Dr SE
    Lacey, 98503-1274
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 2

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified RB RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Other RB
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
Below Cleanup Levels
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.