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Site Report: Bay Crest Fuel & C Store

Site Name: Bay Crest Fuel & C Store
Address: 3375 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603
File Number: 2314.26.035
Hazard ID: 26143
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: ,
Latitude: 59.658083
Longitude: -151.638802
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

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On September 19, 2013 during an Environmental Site Assessment conducted by Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, benzene soil contamination was encountered south of the two underground storage tanks (one 26,000 and one 20,000-gallon tanks) at 0.326, 0.136 and 0.178 mg/kg at depths of 10 to 17.5 feet below ground surface. The facility has an on-site water well drilled to a depth of 184 feet. This water is filtered, treated and then plumbed only to the exterior spigot on the east side of the building, where it is used solely for non-potable water. The station is serviced by potable water trucked in from the City of Homer public water system, and stored in a 1,000-gallon above ground water storage tank. Water collected from the spigot on the east side of the building was sampled with detectable levels of GRO, DRO, BTEX, Naphthalene, and PCE, none at concentrations exceeding Alaska drinking water standards for public water systems.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
11/1/2013 Site Added to Database A new site has been added to the database Alyce Hughey
11/1/2013 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Confirmed - Petroleum LUST site created in CSP database for source area Underground Storage Tank, 79534 Alyce Hughey
11/1/2013 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 79534 name: Underground Storage Tank Alyce Hughey
11/6/2013 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Bill Janes
1/17/2014 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received Coble Geophysical Service's revised Work Plan, Contaminated Soil Cleanup, for ADEC review. Paul Horwath
2/1/2014 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Initiated - Petroleum Administrative action addition for grant reporting purposes. Evonne Reese
2/18/2014 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Paul Horwath approved the January 17, 2014, Coble Geophysical Service's revised Work Plan, Contaminated Soil Cleanup, for the Bay Crest Fuel & C Store, revised by ADEC as of 1/21/14. Alyce Hughey
5/28/2014 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 79534 Underground Storage Tank. Paul Horwath
5/29/2014 Cleanup Complete Determination Issued Based on the environmental characterization work completed at this site, ADEC has determined that the residual contamination doesn’t pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment. Therefore, a Cleanup Complete determination is issued, subject to the following condition: The most current soil sample analytical data from this site reported DRO and benzene contamination exceeding the ADEC ‘Migration to Groundwater’ soil cleanup levels at depths of 10 to 27 feet below ground surface south/southwest of the two underground fuel storage tanks. Any proposal to excavate, transport, move, treat, and/or dispose of contaminated soil at this “site” requires prior ADEC approval. This is consistent with the requirements of 18 AAC 78.274(b) and 18 AAC 78.600(h). A “site” [as defined by 18 AAC 75.990 (115)] means an area that is contaminated, including areas contaminated by the migration of hazardous substances from a source area, regardless of property ownership. Paul Horwath

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
Benzene Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
DRO Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil

Control Type

Type Details
No ICs Required


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site.

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