Facility Site ID: 28314355 Cleanup Site ID: 356

Cleanup Complete

In 2014, Ecology removed the site from the Hazardous Sites List of contaminated properties that have been ranked by their level of potential hazard. We had ranked this site a 4. A rank of 1 is the highest level of concern compared to other sites on the list, and a rank of 5 is the lowest.

The site is a five-acre auto dealership sales lot and parking area. Contaminated soil containing petroleum, arsenic, cadmium, and lead remains 20 feet beneath the site, but is covered with asphalt and a building. Groundwater is approximately 80 feet underground. An environmental covenant was filed to prohibit activities that might expose contaminated soils and to notify future property owners of remaining contamination. 

No further cleanup is required, and we issued a no further action letter in 2014.

Periodic reviews

Ecology visited the site May 22, 2019, and found that the building and protective asphalt cap over contaminated soil remain intact. You can learn more in the periodic review report.

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.

Site use restrictions called institutional controls are in effect

Institutional controls can be fences, signs, or restrictions on how the property is used. For instance, an institutional control may prohibit installing drinking water wells or disturbing a protective cap that isolates contamination. These restrictions keep the contamination contained and keep people from being exposed to the contamination. The controls are usually listed in environmental covenants recorded with the county.

Periodic reviews are required when institutional controls are required at a site. Ecology conducts reviews to make sure the controls remain effective and the cleanup still protects human health and the environment. We conduct periodic reviews about every five years.

Environmental Covenant

County Recording #: 6282610
County Recording Date: 2/5/2014


  • Prohibit Soil Disturbance

Restricted Media

  • Soil
Legal 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Appleway Chevrolet Environmental Covenant 2/5/2014 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
Public Information 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Proposed Delisting from Hazardous Sites List 3/24/2014 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Periodic Review: Appleway Chevrolet Inc. Site 8/8/2019 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Voluntary Cleanup Program 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Appleway Chevrolet Inc VCP NFA letter 2/19/2014 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 3

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Metals - Metals Priority Pollutants RA RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified RA RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons RA 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.