Tacoma Port of Parcel 88

Facility Site ID: 34114562 Cleanup Site ID: 5897

Site Background

Port of Tacoma habitat restoration on Hylebos Creek (photo courtesy of the Port of Tacoma)
Port of Tacoma habitat restoration on Hylebos Creek (photo courtesy of the Port of Tacoma)
The Parcel 88 site is located at 1621 Marine View Drive in Tacoma. From the 1950s to 2006, the site was a gravel and sand mine and solid waste recycling facility. The Port of Tacoma bought the parcel in 2006.

Site Cleanup

Former owners brought in soil, concrete, asphalt, wood waste and metal waste as fill. Studies found the soil and groundwater were polluted with:

  • petroleum hydrocarbons and
  • metals, like lead, copper, arsenic, and zinc.

A former owner and the port cleaned up the site by removing polluted soil, debris, and old underground storage tanks. The port restored 30 acres of habitat in 2010. Read more about the cleanup actions in this 2013 fact sheet.

The port monitored groundwater four times a year to make sure cleanup levels were reached. Now, a full year of monitoring shows groundwater contamination is below state cleanup levels. Ecology has determined cleanup at the site is complete.

Ecology provided the port with a $3 million Remedial Action Grant to help with a part of the cleanup cost. 

Removal From Hazardous Sites List

Ecology is removing the Parcel 88 site from the Hazardous Sites List. Ecology held a public comment period on this decision from May 1– June 2, 2014. View comment period fact sheet. Below is the final agreed order satisfaction letter and other documents showing cleanup of the site:

Legal 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Letter of agreed order satisfaction 6/17/2014 Order Notice of Satisfaction/Status
Signed Agreed Order for Parcel 88 site 5/22/2013 Agreed Order
Agreed Order for Port of Tacoma Parcel 88 4/15/2013 Agreed Order
Port of Tacoma Parcel 88 Signed Agreed Order 5/10/2011 Agreed Order
Parcel 88 Port of Tacoma Agreed Order DE 8400 Unsigned 1/1/2011 Agreed Order
Public Information 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Parcel 88 Proposed Hazardous Sites List Removal Fact Sheet 4/22/2014 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Fact Sheet for Agreed Order 4/15/2013 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Parcel 88 Port of Tacoma Fact Sheet Agreed Order for Cleanup Available 3/1/2011 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 7
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Parcel 88 Cumulative Groundwater Monitoring Report 2/3/2014 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Parcel 88 Compliance Monitoring Workplan 5/30/2013 Performance/Confirmational Monitoring Plan or Report
Final CAP for Parcell 88 site 5/22/2013 Cleanup Action Plan
Draft CAP for Parcel 88 4/15/2013 Cleanup Action Plan
RI/FS for Parcel 88 4/15/2013 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Port of Tacoma Parcel 88 RI/FS 2/20/2013 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Tacoma Port of Parcel 88 - Site Hazard Assessment 7/7/2008 Site Hazard Assessment Report
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.
  • Citizens for a Healthy Bay
    535 Dock St., Suite 213
    Tacoma, 98402
    This location may only have print documents available during open comment periods.

Contaminants 4

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons RB RB
Metals - Arsenic RB RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Diesel 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.