Oline Storage Yard

Facility Site ID: 2452753 Cleanup Site ID: 2464

Site Description

Oline cleanup - approximate property boundary and cleanup areas
Oline cleanup - approximate property boundary and cleanup areas
The Oline Storage Yard site is located at 1915 Marine View Drive in Tacoma. Don Oline used the site as a salvage yard. This resulted in waste chemicals and petroleum products building up at the site.

Between 2002 and 2008, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Ecology, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studied the site and found contamination in soils.

The main contaminant of concern is polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs were used as coolants and lubricants before 1977, but can remain in the environment for a long time. PCBs can be harmful to human health and the environment, so cleanup is important.

In 2012, Don Oline entered into an agreed order (agreement) that required him to:
  • Find and remove hazardous waste.
  • Study the site to determine the nature and extent of contamination.
  • Prepare a cleanup plan outlining the recommended cleanup.

After Don Oline’s death in February 2012, the Estate of Don Oline (the estate) completed a waste inventory and submitted a Waste Analysis Plan (WAP) to Ecology in 2012. The plan helped identify toxic waste stored at the site before disposal. The estate removed some waste in early 2013 and found no PCBs in any of the waste samples.

In 2014, 16.5 cubic yards of PCB contaminated concrete and soil was removed from the site and transported to a landfill. The sites were backfilled with clean soil.

Cleanup is complete and test results show that it was successful. The Estate has demonstrated that it has complied with the agreed order.

Delisted From The Hazardous Sites List

From February 6 – March 9, 2015, Ecology held a public comment period for taking the Oline Storage Yard site off the Hazardous Sites List. We received no comments. We are removing the site from the list.

You can read more about the cleanup and delisting in the fact sheet and the No Further Action letter below.
Legal 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Oline Storage Yard No Further Action Letter 1/16/2015 NFA Letter – non-VCP
Oline Storage Yard Agreed Order Amendment and Final Cleanup Action Plan 5/27/2014 Agreed Order Amendment
Oline Storage Yard Agreed Order 1/3/2012 Agreed Order
Oline Storage Yard - Corrected table of contents for the Agreed Order 12/27/2011 Agreed Order
Final PLP Determinations 8/10/2011 Final Potentially Liable Person Status Letter
Public Information 7
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Oline Storage Yard Delisting Fact Sheet 2/6/2015 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
AO Amendment and DCAP Responsiveness Summary 5/27/2014 Responsiveness Summary
Oline Storage Yard Updated Public Participation Plan (2014) 5/22/2014 Public Participation Plan
Oline Storage Yard Fact Sheet - Cleanup Plans Available 4/15/2014 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Oline Storage Yard Agreed Order Comment Period Responsiveness Summary 3/16/2012 Responsiveness Summary
Oline Storage Yard - Public Participation Plan 12/28/2011 Public Participation Plan
Oline Storage Yard fact sheet 12/27/2011 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
State Environmental Policy Act 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
2014 Remedial Actions SEPA DNS and Checklist 4/15/2014 SEPA Documents
Technical Reports 4
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Oline Storage Yard Remedial Action Report 9/25/2014 Remedial Action Report
Oline Storage Yard CAP - Final Draft 3/12/2014 Cleanup Action Plan
Oline Storage Yard Remedial Investigation Report 12/10/2013 Remedial Investigation Report
Oline Storage Yard RI Work Plan - Final 5/9/2013 Remedial Investigation Work Plan
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 9

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Other Contaminant - Base/Neutral/Acid Organics B B
Halogenated Organics - Halogenated Organics B B
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants B B
Halogenated Organics - Polychlorinated biPhenyls (PCB) RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified RB B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Non-Halogenated Solvents B B
Halogenated Organics - Dioxins/Furans B B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons RB B
Reactive Wastes - Corrosive Wastes B B
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.