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Site Report: Arctic Structures LLC

Site Name: Arctic Structures LLC
Address: 200 East Commercial Drive, at South Industrial Way, Palmer, AK 99645
File Number: 2245.38.027
Hazard ID: 4264
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: ,
Latitude: 61.588333
Longitude: -149.117222
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.


Four 55-gallon drums with unknown contents, multiple disabled vehicles, and surface stains observed on property. Test pits in suspected contaminated areas revealed exceedances of ADEC Cleanup Method 2 Levels for DRO up to 22,100 mg/kg and RRO to 35,700 mg/kg.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
6/19/2006 Update or Other Action ADEC received electronic copy of 'Limited Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), 200 East Commercial Drive, Palmer, Alaska' dated April 28, 2006. The report references a Phase I ESA that has not been submitted to ADEC and describes excavation and sampling of six exploratory test pits from which a total of four soil samples were collected and submitted for laboratory analysis on April 20, 2006 based on field screening readings. Soil contamination detected in the one of the test pits exceeded ADEC cleanup levels, with a diesel range organics (DRO) concentration of 10,400 mg/kg in Test Pit 4 at a depth of 2-2.5 feet. Eileen Olson
6/20/2006 Update or Other Action Approved transport of an estimated 30 cubic yards of soil to Alaska Soil Recycling (ASR) for thermal treatment. Eileen Olson
6/20/2006 Site Added to Database DRO, RRO, arsenic, and chromium in soil samples above cleanup levels. Bill Petrik
6/20/2006 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Initial ranking. Bill Petrik
6/21/2006 GIS Position Updated Used Figure 1, Site Plan of the Shannon & Wilson, "Limited Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, 200 East Commercial Drive, Palmer, Alaska" dated 4/28/06 in conjunction with the Palmer-Wasilla Area Atlas and TopoZone Pro 1:24,000 Scale USGS Topo Base Map, Large Map Size, at 1:24,000 Scale. Multiple sources of contamination exist on property, therefore the coordinates are generic for the lot. High degree of confidence in the accuracy of the coordinates. Bill Petrik
9/14/2007 Update or Other Action ETM ranking complete, copy in file. Eileen Olson
9/14/2007 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Intitial Ranking Complete for Source Area: 75230 (Autogenerated Action)
9/8/2008 Update or Other Action Responded to information request by environmental consultant researching sites along the right-of-way for a road construction project. Provided site location information. Eileen Olson
9/8/2008 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC review letter issued for Phase II ESA report dated 4/28/2006 received 6/19/2006. Letter notes that ADEC has no record that the contaminated soil identified in exploratory test pits in April 2006 was excavated or otherwise addressed in accordance with Department regulations. Excavation of 72 tons or approximately 30 cubic yards of stockpiled soil that was approved for transport to ASR was not reported in the Phase II ESA or any subsequent documents, and appears to have been excavated without oversight by a qualified third party consultant and without excavation confirmation sampling, reporting, etc. ADEC records do not include a report documenting the date or dates the soil was excavated, and did not identify the person(s) who excavated the soil, the location of the excavations, excavation confirmation sampling results, or other information documenting environmental work. Letter requested all reports including the Phase I referenced in the Phase II be submitted. Eileen Olson
9/19/2008 Update or Other Action Received two reports as email attachments; one is ASR Soil Disposal documentation, the other is a Phase I report submitted in response to ADEC's September 8, 2008 request for all reports and environmental information not previously submitted. Eileen Olson
2/22/2013 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter ADEC letter to owner Precision Power requesting submittal of a plan by June 30, 2013 to further characterize contamination identified in 2006 report and subsequent submittals. The letter also provides notification of ADEC's cost recovery requirements for contaminated site regulatory oversight. Eileen Olson
2/26/2013 Update or Other Action ADEC received response to ADEC letter dated 2/22/2013, with notification by PRP Peak Oilfield Service Co. that the company is working with a consultant to address issues raised by ADEC. Eileen Olson
6/13/2013 Update or Other Action Consultant SLR called to discuss approach to completing work necessary for site closure, will prepare work plan by date requested in ADEC's letter of Feb. 26, 2013. Eileen Olson
6/27/2013 Update or Other Action ADEC received a work plan titled "Soil Assessment at 200 East Commercial Drive, Palmer, Alaska" that includes a conceptual site model (CSM) and a proposal to evaluate two areas where contaminated soil was excavated in 2006 for possible closure. Eileen Olson
7/3/2013 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC letter issued granting conditional plan approval for "Soil Assessment" work plan dated June 27, 2013. Eileen Olson
7/3/2013 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 75230 name: Surface diesel Eileen Olson
9/11/2013 Update or Other Action Received "Soil Assessment Report" prepared by SLR and requesting site closure. Eileen Olson
10/2/2013 Institutional Control Record Removed Institutional Controls have been removed. Eileen Olson
10/2/2013 Cleanup Complete Determination Issued ADEC issued a decision document granting a cleanup complete determination. Closure was granted based on file documentation including the "Soil Assessment Report...September 2013" prepared by SLR demonstrating that the remaining petroleum contamination in soil is below approved cleanup levels. Eileen Olson
10/2/2013 Institutional Control Record Removed Institutional Controls have been removed. Eileen Olson
10/2/2013 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 75230 Surface petroleum hydrocarbon spills . Eileen Olson

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
DRO < Method 2 Most Stringent Soil
RRO < Method 2 Most Stringent Soil

Control Type

Type Details
No ICs Required


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

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