Texaco 211577 Monterey
631 Queen Anne Ave N 622 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98109

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Ecology recently hosted a public comment period for documents associated with the Texaco 211577 Monterey Cleanup Site, including a legal agreement called an agreed order, that it had negotiated with the Potential Liable Parties (PLPs) for the Site in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle. The PLPs include Roystone on Queen Anne, LLC (Roystone) and Chevron Environmental Management Company (CEMC). CEMC is an affiliate to Texaco, Inc. The order requires them to investigate environmental conditions, conduct an interim cleanup, and develop a cleanup plan for the Site.

The public comment period was held from June 24 - July 23, 2019, and included the following documents:

·         Agreed Order with Exhibits A-C – requires the PLPs to conduct interim actions, investigate contamination, suggest cleanup alternatives, and develop a draft cleanup action plan.

·         Interim Action Work Plan– describes partial cleanup work along with the planned property redevelopment, as the overall cleanup process moves forward.

·         State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist and Determination of Non-Significance – a determination that the interim action will not harm the environment.

·         Public Participation Plan – describes how Ecology will inform the community about Site activities and opportunities to be involved in the cleanup process.

Ecology also hosted a public meeting on June 27, 2019 to present these documents and information about the site, and to take comments.

Ecology did not receive comments that warranted change to any of these documents.  Therefore we have moved forward to finalize the documents, and are moving forward with the cleanup process. The PLP's will now be moving forward with the requirements of the Agreed Order, including investigation of the Site, and conducting an interim cleanup of the Site.  They will also be developing an overall cleanup plan for the Site.

Stay tuned to this page for updates!

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The Site includes the former Texaco property located at 631 Queen Anne Avenue North in Seattle (Property). The Site also includes the nearby Del Roy, Monterey, Bungalows, Queen Anne Arms, U-Park, and Bank of America properties, and property under West Roy Street, Queen Anne Avenue North, and 1st Avenue West.

From 1927 to 1993, gas stations operated at the Property. Then from 1993 to 2017 the Manhattan Express Deli operated there. The Property currently consists of the vacant building and a parking lot.

In 1986, Ecology responded to complaints of gasoline odors at the adjacent Monterey Apartments, and found up to 2 feet of petroleum (gasoline and diesel) in groundwater beneath the Monterey Apartments and the Property. From 1986 to 1990, Ecology installed groundwater monitoring wells and collected soil gas samples to investigate the contamination. The investigation identified the former Texaco gas station as the likely source of petroleum. Ecology installed two recovery wells to remove petroleum in groundwater.

When the gas station closed in 1993, Ecology removed seven fuel underground storage tanks and found petroleum soil contamination. Ecology installed and operated a soil vapor extraction (SVE) and groundwater recovery system until 1997. In 2002 CEMC initiated independent interim actions, which included upgrading the SVE system, replacing the SVE with a dual-phase extraction system, and continuing investigations. Contaminated soil and groundwater still exist at the Site.


Map showing site location as King County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 77774779

Cleanup Site ID: 6663

Seattle, King County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Jing Song
Site Manager
(425) 649-7109

Brad Petrovich
Project Planner and Public Involvement Coordinator
(425) 649-4486

Document Repositories:

Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, 98008-5452