Petroleum Reclaiming Service Inc
3003 Taylor Way, Tacoma, WA 98421-4309


Last Updated July 30, 2018

Ecology held a public comment period for a draft Agreed Order (Order) issued to PRS Group, Inc. (PRS) in fall 2015. We did not receive any comments and the Order was finalized.

The Agreed Order requires PRS to:

  • Sample and test groundwater quarterly from 9 monitoring wells for 1 year.
  • Submit a data report to Ecology after the year of sampling.
  • Compile groundwater data from past sampling events into one report for submittal to Ecology.
  • Complete a remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) report.
  • Draft a cleanup action plan (CAP).

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The PRS facility is located on 0.66 acres in the Port of Tacoma at 3003 Taylor Way. The facility has 22 aboveground storage tanks with secondary containment and concrete pads for loading and unloading. PRS receives and manages wastes from off-site generators. PRS stores and treats used oil for resale and treats wastewater suitable for discharge to the local sewer utility. PRS also manages non-dangerous waste sludge for disposal at a Subtitle D landfill.

The PRS facility previously operated as an interim status dangerous waste management facility for Washington "state-only" dangerous wastes. The facility received waste oils containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and state dangerous wastes.

After a public comment period, PRS was notified on January 23, 2015 that their interim status dangerous waste permit was terminated. Since PRS no longer treats or stores dangerous wastes at its facility, its permit does not allow the company to operate as a dangerous waste management facility at this location.


Petroleum Reclaiming Services (PRS) sampled the soil and groundwater in the 1990’s and in 2001. Contamination at the site includes:

  • Metals
  • Chlorinated solvents
  • Benzene
  • Petroleum byproducts
A new agreed order finalized in the fall of 2015 requires PRS to sample and test groundwater further in 2015 and 2016.

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Corrective action requirements apply to facilities seeking or are required to have a treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) permit. TSD facilities that become subject to the hazardous waste permit requirements have “interim status” and are treated as having a permit if they satisfy certain requirements. Interim status facilities are subject to corrective action requirements. Corrective action is required regardless of when a waste was managed or placed at a facility.


Map showing site location as Pierce County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 1245

Cleanup Site ID: 3255

Tacoma, Pierce County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Charles Hoffman
Site Manager
(360) 407-6344

Bridgette Valdez-Kogle
Public Involvement Coordinator

Document Repositories:

Southwest Regional Office
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Lacey, 98503-1274

Citizens for a Healthy Bay
535 Dock St., Suite 213
Tacoma, 98402