Bills Gas & Country Store

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD JUNE 03, 2021-JULY 06, 2021

Periodic Review Draft Report Completed

Ecology invites you to review and comment on the second draft Periodic Review report for the Bills Gas & Country Store Site:

Comments will be accepted June 3, 2021 through July 6, 2021.  

You may submit your comments online or by mail to Frank Winslow, Periodic Reviewer, at Ecology's Central Regional Office. 

A periodic review is conducted at least every five years after the initiation of a cleanup action at a Site when required by the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA).  The purposes of the review are to evaluate Site conditions after cleanup is considered complete, and to ensure protection of human health and the environment when institutional controls are used as part of a remedy.

We will review comments received during the comment period and make recommendations for suggested changes.  The periodic review will become final if no significant changes are made.  An additional public comment period will be held if significant changes are made.


SITE DESCRIPTION

The Bill’s Gas and Country Store has been in operation for more than twenty years. Seven underground storage tanks (USTs), along with two pump islands and all associated piping, were removed from the Site in March 1992 prior to the installation of a new UST system. Confirmation samples were collected from the limits of the excavations. A number of the samples analyzed were above MTCA Method A cleanup levels for petroleum hydrocarbons and for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes. Contamination was found beneath five of the UST's and the three pump-islands.


CLEANUP ACTIVITIES

Seven USTs along with two pump islands and all associated piping were removed from the Site in March 1992 prior to the installation of a new UST system.  Piping from an unknown third pump island was uncovered to the north of the two existing pump islands.  The third abandoned pump island was completely covered with asphalt.  
 
The original excavation extended to a depth of 15 feet below ground surface (bgs), as did the three pump island trenches.  Confirmation samples were collected from the limits of the excavations.  A number of the samples analyzed were above MTCA Method A cleanup levels for TPH and for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX).  Contamination was found beneath five of the UST's and the three pump-islands. No additional excavation was conducted due to the proximity to site structures.  No holes were discovered in the tanks when they were cleaned and inspected, thus the problem was deemed to be with the plumbing of the piping system, and to improper original installation.  In total, over 250 truck loads were excavated and hauled away from the Chelan site.  Following remediation, a Restrictive Covenant was recorded for the Site in 2003. 


CLEANUP COMPLETE

Based upon cleanup activities and the recording of the restrictive covenant, Ecology has determined the site is no longer a threat to human health and the environment.  Ecology issued a No Further Action determination in December 2003.

You can find site documents by using the "View Electronic Documents" link in the bar on the right, or requesting information from the Central Regional Office public records coordinator.


PERIODIC REVIEW

Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment.

Periodic Review Results

The property continues to operate as the retail petroleum facility.  The majority of the site is covered by asphalt and building structures.  The Restrictive Covenant for the Site was recorded and is in place. 

The cleanup actions completed at the Site appear to be protective of human health and the environment.

Soil cleanup levels have not been met at the Site; however, the cleanup action is determined to comply with cleanup standards under WAC 173-340-740(6)(f), since the long-term integrity of the containment system is ensured and the requirements for containment technologies have been met.

The covenant for the property is in place and will be effective in protecting public health and the environment from exposure to hazardous substances and protecting the integrity of the cleanup action.

If the building is removed or replaced, contaminated soils beneath the Site must be remediated.
 
No additional remedial actions are required by the property owner.  It is the property owner’s responsibility to continue to inspect the Site to assure that the integrity of the Site surface is maintained.


 

Map showing site location as Chelan County, WA SITE INFORMATION

Map

View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 55999815

Cleanup Site ID: 6294

Location:
Chelan, Chelan County

Status: No Further Action   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
JUNE 03, 2021 - JULY 06, 2021


Document Repositories:

Central Regional Office
1250 W Alder St
Union Gap, 98903-0009
(509)575-2027