GTX TRUCK STOP
18723 E Cataldo Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99016

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD APRIL 19, 2021-MAY 08, 2021

Ecology invites you to provide input on the proposed removal of the restrictive covenant for the GTX Truck Stop site. We determined that a restrictive covenant is no longer required following cleanup. If removed, we will no longer monitor the site.

In November 2020, all the underground storage tanks were excavated along with the remaining petroleum-contaminated soil. Follow-up soil sampling showed that the cleanup meets requirements for unrestricted land use, so we are proposing to remove the covenant. The owner is planning to sell the property.

To learn more about the site's history and cleanup, please visit the document repository. The public notice we mailed to the community around the site and the cleanup report can be viewed.

Submit comments by May 8, 2021, to:

Ted Uecker, site manager, ted.uecker@ecy.wa.gov
Or use our online comment form


Looking at West side of the property from the West
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SITE BACKGROUND

The GTX Truck Stop site is immediately north of I-90. The site began operating as a commercial truck stop and retail fueling facility in 1971.

A gasoline service facility with a canopy roof, two pump islands, and three underground storage tanks (USTs) was on the west side of the building. A diesel underground storage tank system on the northern portion of the site was constructed in 1988.

The diesel pump island area was renovated between December 2000 and March 2001. Diesel-contaminated soil was found under several dispensing units and the former concrete pad where there were seams or cracks.


CLEANUP

Later in 2001, about 1,263 tons of contaminated soil were excavated and disposed at the Graham Road Landfill in Medical Lake. The contaminated soil could not be completely removed because the canopy was held up by posts on footings in the ground. Impacted soil also remained under pump island 4 approximately 15 feet deep and around the post footings that supported an adjacent canopy. Due to the proximity of the footings, all the contaminated soil could not be removed. Residual affected soil also remained in the diesel tank bed between Tanks No. 2 and 3.

A restrictive covenant was recorded for the site in 2005, and Ecology issued a no further action determination. The covenant showed the type and location of contamination and limited activities such as digging, drilling, or other actions that could create exposure pathways to the remaining contaminants. 

In November 2020, all the underground storage tanks were excavated along with the remaining contaminated soil. Follow-up soil sampling showed that the cleanup meets requirements for unrestricted land use, so the covenant is no longer needed. 

Periodic Reviews

Ecology conducts a periodic review at least every five years after beginning cleanup at a site, as required by the Model Toxics Control Act. The purposes of the review are to evaluate site conditions and to ensure continued protection of human health and the environment when institutional controls are used as part of a cleanup.
 
Ecology visited the site May 13, 2010, and June 17, 2015. Asphalt, concrete, and building foundations that prevent human exposure to remaining contaminants in soil were intact. No repair, maintenance, or other actions were required. The restrictive covenant for the property ensured that the remedial action was protected until the underground storage tanks and remaining contaminated soil were removed in 2020.


 

Map showing site location as Spokane County, WA SITE INFORMATION

Map

View Electronic Documents

Cleanup Site Details Report

Facility Site ID: # 63511172

Cleanup Site ID: 7275

Location:
Spokane Valley, Spokane County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
APRIL 19, 2021 - MAY 08, 2021

Contacts:
Ted Uecker
Site Manager
(509) 329-3522

Erika Beresovoy
Public Involvement Coordinator
(509) 329-3546


Document Repositories:

Eastern Regional Office
N 4601 Monroe St
Spokane, 99205-1265
(509)329-3415