Facility Site ID: 53876575 Cleanup Site ID: 6242

  • Site Status

  • No Further Action

Released From Environmental Covenant

Environmental cleanup is complete at the site and no further cleanup actions are needed. The environmental covenant was removed from the property.

Ecology held a comment period from March 11 to April 11, 2021, and asked the public to comment on the proposal to remove Environmental Covenant No. 4971334 from the property. We received no public comments during the comment period.

The site is located at 13204 NE Hwy 99 in Vancouver (Clark County parcel number 186754000).

Site Description

The site was an Exxon service station. When the service station was operating, there was a gasoline pump station, service bays, and six underground petroleum storage tanks at the site. 

Now the site is occupied by a restaurant with an adjacent parking lot. 

Site Cleanup

When the site was a service station, releases from underground storage tanks contaminated soil and groundwater with petroleum.  Sometime prior to 1988, the underground storage tanks and the pump island were removed from the site.

Between 1988 and 2002 studies showed petroleum contamination of soil and petroleum and lead contamination of groundwater.

To clean up the site, a soil vapor extraction system was used to remove about 1,290 pounds of hydrocarbon vapors from soil and groundwater. In 2008, testing indicated that petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater had decreased to below state cleanup levels.  

In 2010, groundwater monitoring confirmed the amount of lead in groundwater was above state cleanup levels. Based on lead contamination in the groundwater, an environmental covenant was recorded for the site in 2013.

The covenant required that no groundwater be taken for any use from the property and prohibited any activity on the property that may interfere with the integrity of the cleanup action.  Ecology required a groundwater monitoring plan that included analysis for lead that would coincide with the timing of the 5-year periodic review.

Results of the compliance monitoring in October 2018 indicated that lead concentration in groundwater decreased to below state cleanup levels. 

In 2020, Ecology issued a No Further Action Letter and in 2021, the owner requested removal of the environmental covenant from the property.

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 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Exxon Station 73594 - Termination & Release of Restrictive Covenant 5/17/2021 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism - Removed
Exxon Station 73594 Release from Restrictive Covenant 5/17/2021 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism - Removed
Exxon Station 73594 - SW0447 - Site Environmental Covenant 5/14/2013 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
Public Information 3
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Exxon Station 73594 Removal of Covenant Responsiveness Summary (no comments) 4/26/2021 Responsiveness Summary
Exxon Station 73594 Release from Restrictive Covenant Fact Sheet 2/16/2021 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Exxon Station 73594 2019 Periodic Review Response Summary -no comments 4/17/2019 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Exxon Station 73594 - Restrictive Covenant Removal 4/22/2021 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Exxon Station 73594 - SW1692 - TEE 10/7/2019 Terrestrial Ecological Evaluation
Exxon Station 73594 - Notice of Periodic Review 4/1/2019 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Periodic Review Report-Final 3/30/2019 Periodic Review (5 Year)
5-Year Groundwater Compliance Monitoring and Temporary Monitoring Well Installation Report 1/22/2019 Groundwater Monitoring Report
Voluntary Cleanup Program 5
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Exxon Station 73594 - SW1692 - VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup - Site NFA 5/28/2020 VCP Opinion on Site Cleanup – NFA
Exxon Station 73594 - SW1692 - VCP Accedptance 10/30/2019 Voluntary Cleanup Program Opinion – Other
Exxon Station 73594 - SW1692 - VCP Agreement 10/14/2019 Voluntary Cleanup Program Opinion – Other
Exxon Station 73594 - SW1692 - VCP Application 10/2/2019 VCP Administrative Document
Exxon Station 73594 - SW0447 - VCP NFA 8/20/2013 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

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

Contaminants 1

Contaminant Type
Soil
Groundwater
Surface Water
Air
Sediment
Bedrock
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum-Other RB RB
S
Suspected
C
Confirmed Above Cleanup Levels
B
Below Cleanup Levels
RA
Remediated-Above
RB
Remediated-Below
R
Remediated
This contaminant list was based on our best information at the time it was entered. It may not reflect current conditions at the site.