Facility Site ID: 2627 Cleanup Site ID: 761

Site Background

Past occupants of the Norseland Landfill cleanup site have included a former mobile home park, former landfill, and former military base. The U.S. Army acquired the Site in 1943 and the facility was named Camp Christie. All buildings and debris were removed or burned before the Army transferred the land back to Kitsap County in 1948. Puget Service Company leased the land and operated a landfill between 1951 and 1961. This landfill was operated under a permit from the Kitsap Public Health District. The landfill was the disposal site for the City of Bremerton and operated as a burn dump and salvage operation. Puget Service Company closed the landfill consistent with standards acceptable in 1961. In 1962 Kitsap County leased property to a developer and a mobile home park was created called the Norseland Mobile Estates. In 1963 Kitsap County gave the property to the Port of Bremerton, the current property owner.

In 1991 Ecology received reports that odors had been detected by the mobile home park residents. Between 1992 and 2000 a remedial investigation and feasibility study was conducted and a cleanup action plan developed. The mobile home park residents were moved to a new mobile home park in Port Orchard. Cleanup activities were completed under a consent decree.

The cleanup actions required the consolidation of waste within a designated area. The waste was covered by a permeable soil cap with vegetated topsoil cover. The requirements included cap maintenance, surface water control, a restrictive covenant, and compliance monitoring for groundwater and ambient air. A restrictive covenant was recorded with Kitsap County in 2000.

Groundwater and ambient air compliance monitoring was conducted from 2001 to 2006. Over this interval, Site contaminants of concern were not detected above their respective cleanup levels. The Site was removed from the Washington State Hazardous Sites List in 2011 after a public notice and comment period.

A periodic review is conducted about every five years after a cleanup action when institutional controls are used as part of the remedy. The purpose of the periodic review is to make sure the controls remain effective, and the cleanup still protects human health and the environment. The 2022 Periodic Review concluded that the cleanup actions completed at the Site appear to still be protective of human health and the environment.

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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 #: 200008090107
County Recording Date: 8/9/2000


  • Ongoing Maintenance of Remedy
  • Prohibit Soil Disturbance
  • Restrict All Ground Water Extraction/Well Installation
  • Restrict Land Use

Restricted Media

  • Groundwater
  • Soil
Legal 6
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Norseland Site - Satisfaction of Consent Decree 11/10/2011 Consent Decree - Amendment
Norseland Site - Restrictive Covenant 8/9/2000 Environmental Covenant; Alternative Mechanism
Order Entering Consent Decree Consent Decree March 1994 3/31/1994 Consent Decree
NORSELAND SITE Agreed Order March 1994 3/28/1994 Agreed Order
NORSELAND SITE Enforcement Order March 1994 3/15/1994 Enforcement Order
In the Matter of Remedial Action by: State of Washington Department of Ecology 3/15/1994 Enforcement Order
Public Information 1
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Norseland Periodic Review and Proposed Removal from the Hazardous Sites List Fact Sheet 6/3/2011 Fact Sheet\Public Notices
Technical Reports 12
Document Title Document Date Document Type
Norseland Landfill - 2022 Periodic Review 12/31/2022 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Norseland Landfill - Exposure Assessment and Work Plan for Inventech Marine Solutions Development 8/2/2022 Scope Of Work
Norseland Landfill - Stormwater Report for Inventech Marine Solutions Development 4/11/2022 Scope Of Work
Norseland - Kitsap County Health District Letter to City of Bremerton, Site Development Permit Application 2/3/2022 Site Specific Administrative Document - other (Administrative correspondence)
Norseland Mobile Estates Periodic review 2016 5/24/2017 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Norseland Periodic Review 4/1/2011 Periodic Review (5 Year)
Norseland Landfill - As-Built Report 6/29/2001 Remedial Action/As-Built Report
Norseland Landfill - Engineering Design Report 6/23/2000 Engineering Design Report
Norseland Landfill - CAP 5/17/2000 Cleanup Action Plan
Norseland Final RI/FS volume 3 of 3 5/7/1997 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Norseland Final RI/FS volume 2 of 3 5/7/1997 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
Norseland Final RI/FS volume 1 of 3 5/7/1997 Remedial Investigation / Feasibility Study
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

  • Northwest Regional Office
    15700 Dayton Ave N
    Shoreline, 98133
    Please schedule an appointment to view print documents at this location.
  • Port of Bremerton - Bremerton National Airport
    8850 SW State HWY 3
    Bremerton, 98312
    This location may only have print documents available during open comment periods.
  • Kitsap County Regional Library - Central Branch
    1301 Sylvan Way
    Bremerton, 98310
    This location may only have print documents available during open comment periods.
  • Kitsap Regional Library, Port Orchard Branch
    87 Sidney Avenue
    Port Orchard, 98366
    This location may only have print documents available during open comment periods.
  • Timberland North Mason Library
    23081 NE State Route 3
    Belfair, 98528
    This location may only have print documents available during open comment periods.

Contaminants 5

Contaminant Type
Surface Water
Halogenated Organics - Halogenated Organics B
Non-Halogenated Organics - Petroleum Products-Unspecified RB RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Phenolic Compounds RB RB
Non-Halogenated Organics - Non-Halogenated Solvents RB RB
Other Contaminant - Conventional Contaminants, Organic 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.