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Site Report: ADOT&PF Sitka Airport Access Road

Site Name: ADOT&PF Sitka Airport Access Road
Address: Sitka Airport Access Road, Sitka, AK 99835
File Number: 1525.38.013
Hazard ID: 1759
Status: Active
Staff: Catherine Beatty, 9073344499
Latitude: 57.048861
Longitude: -135.353984
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

We make every effort to ensure the data presented here is accurate based on the best available information currently on file with DEC. It is therefore subject to change as new information becomes available. We recommend contacting the assigned project staff prior to making decisions based on this information.


Site assessment for road re-route revealed underground contamination associated with a bulk fuel tank farm that consisted of eleven, 5,000-gallon, underground storage tanks (USTs) storing both diesel and gasoline. USTs were removed from the shoreline where an underground fuel tank farm was located. Fuel lines are present from the shoreline into Millerville, a housing complex formerly operated by the military. Heating oil was distributed to housing via pipeline from the UST farm formerly located between Tongass Avenue and the harbor shoreline.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
11/9/1994 Site Added to Database No Longer Assigned
5/21/1996 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Ranked by Shannon and Wilson. S&W
1/16/2002 Update or Other Action Reviewed information. May be able to link closure of this site to adjacent sites. Mike Jaynes
6/16/2005 Update or Other Action Project management transfer to Wanstall; site status changed to Active. Bruce Wanstall
7/14/2005 Update or Other Action File review of the DOD reports for Areas E and K; discussion with CS Federal Section PM for USACE/Jacobs site cleanup schedule and application of the 10 times rule for soil for the SNOB on Japonski Island. Bruce Wanstall
3/1/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other Evaluation of DERP FUDs Area K data located within the ADOT&PF Sitka Airport Access Road site for a proposed CORPs IC agreement for residual soil & sediment contamination. Estimated volume of 14,100 cubic yards of residual petroleum contamination will be left in-place in subsurface soil and sediment under a Notice of Environmental Contamination Institutional Control statement submitted for ADOT&PF approval by USACE FUDs. Rational is that petroleum contamination extended below the water table and extent is unkown; floating product was observed. Large rocks were placed in the exposed groundwater and contaminated material was backfilled on top of the rock layer. Sediments and surface water are contaminated with petroleum product (DRO and SVOCs) and water samples contained concentrations of lead above the CWA AWQC. (1996 Phase II Report Sitka NOB Woodward Clyde). Located under the airport employee parking area, a pipeline may have extended along Airport Road to Tongass Drive through Millerville Housing to the former Navy Dock in the east side of the island. More likely UST Tank Farm No. 3 supplied diesel fuel to the airport. Bruce Wanstall
4/2/2012 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 78183 USTs & Distribution Pipeline. Bruce Wanstall
6/11/2012 Site Visit DEC conducted a site visit of the Airport Road right of way on Japonski Island adjacent to the Alice Island small boat harbor and Tongass Avenue. No distressed vegetation was observed. The former paint storage building and fire hall across from the boat harbor parking area are heavily vegetated and appear to be abandoned. Bruce Wanstall
10/31/2014 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 78183 USTs & Distribution Pipeline. Bruce Wanstall
8/16/2016 Site Visit Site visit with Nortech and engineers working on the aquatic center Bruce Wanstall
10/10/2017 Update or Other Action Staff assigned changed from Sally Schlichting to Eileen Olson. Kathryne Roldan

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