Northwest Pipeline Moses Lake

Facility Site ID: 605 Cleanup Site ID: 2354

  • Site Status

  • No Further Action

Public Comment Period March 06, 2013-April 05, 2013

Ecology Proposes to Remove the Moses Lake Meter Station Site from the Hazardous Sites List

Please click on the fact sheet summary below for more information about the proposed delisting and where to submit comments.

NOTE:    Comment Period Extended until April 20, 2013
             for Northwest Pipeline Moses Lake Meter Station Site
An error occurred with the original mailing list used for this site.  Residents are receiving this notice approximately one week after the comment period began.  Ecology apologizes for any inconvenience and is extending the comment period until April 20, 2013.  This extension will provide additional time to review the fact sheet summary, associated documents, and submit comment if desired.
Please contact Patti Carter with any site-related questions at 509/329-3522.  Her additional contact information is in the box on the first page of the enclosed fact sheet.

Site Background

The site is made up of two meter stations that originally regulated and metered the distribution of natural gas to a local distribution company or customer.  These two stations were adjacent to each other within a fenced enclosure.   One station was known as the Moses Lake meter station and the other as the U&I Sugar meter station.
An assessment of the site was conducted in 1990, and inorganic mercury was found in soil at the meter stations.  The level of mercury in soil exceeded state standards, therefore cleanup was necessary.

ADA accommodations or documents in an alternate format, call Carol Bergin 509/329-3546 (voice), 711 (relay service), or 877-833-6341(TTY).

Para asistencia en Español Gregory Bohn 509/454-4174

Responsiveness Summary For Delisting 2013

Ecology has responded to all comments received during the comment period for the proposed delisting of the site.  You may review the Responsiveness Summary by clicking on the link below.  There is no comment period associated with this document.

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.

Public Information 2
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Responsiveness Summary Northwest Pipeline Moses Lake 2013 4/29/2013 Responsiveness Summary
Fact Sheet Northwest Pipeline Moses Lake Meter Station Delisting 3/6/2013 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 2
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Northwest Pipeline - Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation (TEE) Memo 3/26/2012 Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation
Northwest Pipeline - Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation (TEE) Summary Report 11/1/2011 Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation
Voluntary Cleanup Program 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Northwest Pipeline Moses Lake - VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup - No Further Action 2/26/2013 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – NFA
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

  • Eastern Regional Office
    N 4601 Monroe St
    Spokane, 99205-1265
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.

Contaminants 1

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants 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.