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Site Report: Baker Oil Tools - Machine Shop

Site Name: Baker Oil Tools - Machine Shop
Address: West Side of Spine Road, ~0.5 Mile NE of Deadhorse Airport, Deadhorse, AK 99734
File Number: 300.38.244
Hazard ID: 4244
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229
Latitude: 70.221417
Longitude: -148.430222
Horizontal Datum:NAD83

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.


An excavation that occurred inside the machine shop resulted in excavation, stockpiling, and eventual treatment using the TDU at KIC of approximately 300 cubic yards of DRO-contaminated soil. Metals detected below cleanup levels. Additional investigation in 2000 concluded that an additional 450 cubic yards of soil north of the machine shop is contaminated with DRO, GRO, and benzene, and recommended excavating and thermally treating this soil. ADL 400080.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
7/17/1997 Update or Other Action Received a faxed memo from Gary Schultz of ADNR Lands request a Sampling Plan for this site. Jim Frechione
11/19/1997 Update or Other Action Received a Baker Oil Tools Sampling Plan dated 11/17/97 from Gary Schultz, ADNR Lands. Jim Frechione
12/16/1997 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Reviewed Baker Oil Tools Aampling Plan and submitted comments to Gary Schultz of ADNR Lands. Jim Frechione
8/28/2001 Update or Other Action The department received a copy of the Padre Associates, Inc. report titled "Prelimninary Soil Assessment Program at the Baker Oil Tools Machine Shop Facility, Spine Raod, Deadhorse, Alaska." The report recommends that the documented hydrocarbon-contaminated soil at the site combined with the DRO and GRO concentrations in excess of 500 mg/Kg be excavated and transported off-site for treatment. Rich Sundet
5/8/2006 Site Added to Database DRO, GRO, and benzene. Bill Petrik
5/8/2006 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Initial ranking. Bill Petrik
5/8/2006 GIS Position Updated Obtained the latitude and longitude using area parcel maps in conjunction with TopoZone Pro. Obtained coordinates at 1:25,000 Scale and plotted at 1:50,000 Scale on a 1:24,000 Scale USGS Topo Base Map on a Large Size Map. NAD 83. Coordinates are only approximate, have a low degree of confidence in accuracy, and need improvment. Bill Petrik
5/9/2006 Update or Other Action File number issued: 300.38.244. Aggie Blandford
1/12/2007 Update or Other Action Teleconference with Doug Bell and Elina Adams about Tract 12 BOT Machine Shop. Doug and Elina will discuss potential action at the site with their corporate environmental folks and we will reconvene in Feb. 2007 to discuss. Bill O'Connell
5/11/2007 Update or Other Action Recieved work plan for contaminated soil removal at Baker Oil Tools Tract 12. Soil will be excavated at the location of former DH-3, where DRO was detected at 10,000 mg/kg in 2000. A test pit will be excavated in the NW corner of the pad and a surface water sample will be collected from a lcoation nearest the 2000 sample, which contained DRO and benzene. Bill O'Connell
9/24/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Bill O'Connell
12/27/2007 Update or Other Action Received Contaminated Soil Removal Report for Baker Oil Tools Tract 12. Approximately 33 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed from an area identified during 2000 sampling. Confirmation samples indicate DRO up to 2,250 mg/kg remains at the limits of the excavation adjacent to the machine shop. A test pit in the NW corner of the pad did not detect DRO, and a surface water sample collected off the NW corner of the pad contained 12.6 ug/l TAH. Bill O'Connell
2/1/2008 Conditional Closure Approved The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Contaminated Sites Program (ADEC) reviewed environmental records associated with Baker Oil Tools Machine Shop Tract 12. This site had been contaminated by the release of a hazardous substance; however, based on the information provided to date, ADEC has determined that no further remedial action is required, and that Baker Oil Tools Machine Shop Tract 12 can be closed subject to the conditions outlined below. The hazardous substance contamination has been adequately addressed and does not pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment. Bill O'Connell
2/1/2008 Institutional Control Record Established There is contamination remaining above established cleanup levels at Baker Oil Tools Machine Shop Tract 12 but ADEC has determined there is no unacceptable risk to human health or the environment, and this site will be conditionally closed. This decision is subject to the following conditions: 1. A Notice of Environmental Contamination will be recorded on the ADEC database to document that there is residual contamination remaining on site above the most stringent ADEC cleanup levels; 2. Any proposal to transport soil off site requires ADEC approval in accordance with 18 AAC 78.274(b) Bill O'Connell
6/12/2012 Institutional Control Update An IC review was conducted on this site and the staff assigned was changed from Bill O'Connell to IC Unit. Evonne Reese
3/2/2016 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC compliance review conducted. Scheduled to send an IC reminder letter in the near future. Nathan Maxwell
4/13/2017 Institutional Control Compliance Review Follow-up IC compliance review conducted. Contacted ADNR to verify the current lessee of this property. Will issue a reminder letter once the lessee is confirmed. Reminder system set to check back in two months. Kristin Thompson
11/29/2018 Update or Other Action After a sheen was observed on the Baker Oil Tools property during a DNR inspection surface water sampling and a site inspection was performed by DNA Environmental. Unless this sheening can be determined to be linked with the original machine shop contaminated site, this investigation will be handled by DEC Prevention and Emergency Response (PPR). The sampling was performed in August 2018. The results were sent to PPR and the Contaminated Sites Program was copied. Evonne Reese

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
DRO > Method 1 (Arctic only) Soil

Control Type

Type Details
CS Database Notation And Letter To Landowner/RP


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site. Standard condition.
Movement or use of contaminated material (including on site) in a manner that results in a violation of the water quality standards is prohibited (18 AAC 70) Standard condition.

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