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Site Report: FIA - Hydrant Fuel System


Site Name: FIA - Hydrant Fuel System
Address: Fairbanks International AirportSouth Apron, Fairbanks, AK 99709
File Number: 100.38.128
Hazard ID: 23140
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229 dec.icunit@alaska.gov
Latitude: 64.813929
Longitude: -147.877652
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.

Problems/Comments

A hydrant fueling system was used for fueling aircraft on the FIA south apron in the 80's. Problems with the system resulted in the system being shut down. The system was drained in the early 90's. DOT initially reported discovery of free phase liquid product during a structural investigation to replace sewer line. Three borings drilled and contaminated soil discovered in B-1 and free product in B-3, none in B-2. An expedited site assessment was conducted in 1999, which identified three areas where leaking had occurred: the low point drain and two valve pits. The expedited site assessment was limited to the northeastern portion of the pipeline. Free product recovery was conducted at each of the three spill areas between 2000 and 2004 with a total of 145 gallons of product recovered. Since 2004, DOT has been reworking the risk-based calculations that were prepared in the 1999 expedited site assessment. Groundwater monitoring is ongoing. This site is intermingled with the FIA - Drainage Pond for more information see file number 100.38.128.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
12/21/2004 Report or Workplan Review - Other Groundwater monitoring report submitted. MW-27 and MW-31 removed due to frost jacking and placement in high traffic areas. Petroleum concentrations were generally similar to past results. Janice Wiegers
2/23/2005 Site Added to Database * Not Assigned
2/23/2005 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Confirmed - Petroleum LUST Site created in CSP for source area ID 76025 (Added by System) Janice Wiegers
2/23/2005 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Initiated - Petroleum 10/20/06 Update action history Evonne Reese
2/23/2005 Update or Other Action RECKEY has automatically been generated. * Not Assigned
7/1/2005 Update or Other Action The majority of the investigative work and product recovery for the FIA Hydrant Fuel System were documented in the CS database under the entry called "FIA Drainage Pond". In July 2005 it was decided that the petroleum issues associated with the hydrant fuel line and other LUSTs would be handled in this entry of the LUST database. Solvents that were identified during this work are not related to the fuel line or LUSTs, so the solvents will be addressed under the FIA Drainage Pond entry. Janice Wiegers
8/24/2005 Report or Workplan Review - Other Response to ADEC comments, NFRAP Request for Three UST Sites and Fuel Hydrant Sites received today. PM will summarize upon completion of review. Kim DeRuyter
12/16/2005 Report or Workplan Review - Other Groundwater monitoring and well removal report submitted. Wells MW-1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 24, and 26 were decommissioned. Before decommissioning, groundwater samples were analyzed for BTEX, GRO, and DRO from MW-1R, MW-19, MW-20, MW-24, and the lawn watering well. MW-1R contained DRO above cleanup levels, so it was not removed. No contaminants were found in the lawn watering well. The firefighting well at the Airport Rescue and Firefighting building was not sampled because it is not used and DOT plans to decommission it. All remaining wells were resurveyed for elevation. Janice Wiegers
2/9/2006 Conditional Closure Approved NFRAP letter sent to FIA. Soil and groundwater contamination remains in the vicinity of the low point drain and the valve pits. Solvent contamination found during this cleanup will be addressed through the FIA Drainage Pond site in file 100.38.188. Janice Wiegers
2/9/2006 Institutional Control Record Established Soil and groundwater Ics have been established for this site. These Ics are documented in the Record of Decision letter, in the DEC's IC registry, and in the FIA leasing file. Future groundwater monitor will include the alernative point of compliance wells (MW-25, MW-15, and MW-18) and in additional monitoring wellss (MW-1R, MW-22, MW-29, and MW-30). These wells will be sampled annually during the fall high water event for GRO, DRO, and BTEX. Janice Wiegers
1/16/2007 Report or Workplan Review - Other Annual groundwater monitoring report received. MW-29, and MW-30 were replaced. All sample results were with-in normal fluctuations with the exception of MW-25, which showed an increase in DRO from 5 mg/L in 2005 to 111 mg/L, and GRO up from 6 mg/L to 17. OASIS concludes that this is a laboratory or field error. Kim DeRuyter
1/16/2007 Report or Workplan Review - Other Monitoring well decomissioning and limited Groundwater Sampling from the South Heavy Apron Borer: FIA Fuel Hydrant System Contaminated Site Project Report Received. Monitoring Wells MW-21, MW-22, MW-23 which were installed to monitor contamination associated with the Fuel Hydrant Line near the Passenger Terminal Building were decommissioned in preparation for the Passenger Terminal Expansion. The wells were sampled prior to decomissioning. VOC analytes were detected below cleanup levels. DRO was detected in MW-23 at 1.89 mg/L which is with in normal fluctuations for this well. Kim DeRuyter
3/25/2008 Report or Workplan Review - Other July 2007 MW-32 was removed as part of the terminal expansion. Historically, this well has been ND except DRO, latest sampling is also clean. Neal Everson
3/25/2008 Report or Workplan Review - Other Reviewed 2007 annual gw monitoring report. Free product 0.01' detected in MW-25. MW-25 also had DRO fall back to historical concentrations. All data seem to be within historical fluctuations. Exceptions- MW-15 has new max for DRO. MW-29R replaced MW-29 40 feet away. Neal Everson
1/22/2009 Report or Workplan Review - Other Reviewed 2008 Annual Groundwater Monitoring report. MW-15 had the hightest DRO concentration since sampling began in 1999- but same order of magnitude as previous sampling. MW-29R may be removed due to low concentrations of COCs in last two years. Next sampling event fall of 2009. Neal Everson
2/25/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC received the 2009 Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report from Oasis. Wells MW-25, MW-15, MW-18, MW-1R, and MW-22 were sampled as part of the long term monitoring. Well MW-30 could not be sampled due to a blockage and will be replaced in 2010 if blockage persists. MW-25 contained the highest historic GRO (22.4 ppm). Highest DRO was detected in MW-1R at 7.89 ppm (lower than the previous year). Highest benzene was detected in well MW-25 at 102 ppb. There were no detections of toluene, xylenes, or ethylbenzene above cleanup levels. Tamara Cardona-Marek
3/31/2011 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC review conducted, tickler updated, and periodic reporting requirement added. Erik Norberg
5/2/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC received and reviewed the 2010 Annual Fuel Hydrant System Groundwater Monitoring Report. Trend analysis were performed in four of the nine wells (MW-1R, MW-15, MW-18 and MW-25). MW-25 is the only well to show increasing concentrations or GRO ethylbenzene and xylenes. The other wells showed decreasing trends with MW-18 showing the most definite decreasing trend. Tamara Cardona-Marek
10/14/2013 Update or Other Action Site symbol visually adjusted to low point drain using ArcGIS and documents from the file. 64.813929, -147.877652. Other releases at valve pit #1 adn #2. 10/14/13; MLB. Michelle Barnes
11/6/2013 Site Characterization Workplan Approved DEC reviewed and approved the 2013 Hydrant Fuel system work plan for groundwater monitoring Robert Burgess
11/13/2013 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC reviewed the 2012 Fuel Hydrant System Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report. LNAPL was detected in several wells, presumably due to low groundwater elevation. DRO, GRO, and Benzene were detected above cleanup levels in several wells. ERM plans to continue annual monitoring and perform trend analyses to determine the status of the plume. Robert Burgess
11/13/2013 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC reviewed the 2012 Fuel Hydrant System Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report. LNAPL was detected in several wells, presumably due to low groundwater elevation. DRO, GRO, and Benzene were detected above cleanup levels in several wells. ERM plans to continue annual monitoring and perform trend analyses to determine the status of the plume. Robert Burgess
10/6/2014 Institutional Control Update Current project manager chooses to retain management of the site at this time. Kristin Brown
3/16/2015 Update or Other Action Administrative update: A 2013 Fuel Hydrant System Site Groundwater Monitoring Report was submitted by ERM and reviewed by Robert Burgess in July 2014. In March 2015, ADEC approved the recommendations from the most recent reports from the FIA fuel hydrant and drainage pond projects, so long as DOT and Fairbanks Airport also concurred. Kristin Brown
3/16/2015 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC's Robert Burgess reviewed the 2013 Fuel Hydrant System Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report submitted by ERM. Groundwater sampling was conducted on December 3 and 5, 2014. Monitoring well MW-18 was the only well with measurable LNAPL thickness. Conditions at the site remain consistent with previous sampling events. Concentrations of DRO, GRO, and benzene remain above ADEC cleanup requirements in at least one well at the site, but demonstrate an overall decreasing trend. Xylenes demonstrated an increasing trend, but remain well below cleanup levels. ERM's recommendations were approved. MW-25, MW-34, and MW-35 should be repaired. If MW-04 is deemed no longer necessary, it should be decommissioned. Sampling will now occur biennially, with the next event scheduled for the 2015 field season. Kristin Brown
9/8/2016 Institutional Control Compliance Review Staff changed from Robert Burgess to IC Unit. IC compliance review conducted. Groundwater monitoring is required biennially at this site. Contacted the ERM consultant regarding the 2015 sampling event. Kristin Brown
10/20/2016 Institutional Control Update Spoke with the landowner (ADOT) regarding the 2015 groundwater monitoring. Due to contract issues, monitoring was not able to be completed in 2015. R&M Consultants are putting together a workplan to have monitoring performed this year. If freezing occurs before samples can be collected, sampling will get pushed to the 2017 field season. ADOT will let us know either way. Reminder system set to follow-up in six months. Kristin Brown
12/28/2016 Report or Workplan Review - Other A 2017 FIA Hydrant Fuel System Groundwater Monitoring Work Plan was approved on this date. The sampling will not occur until the 2017 field season, tentatively in July. Evonne Reese
8/21/2017 Update or Other Action Received a call from R&M Consultants to let us know that they would be on site in the next few days to complete the groundwater monitoring and also decommissioning of a well no longer needed which was approved in the December 2016 workplan. The decommissioning procedure will be slightly modified from the workplan description, but still meets the requirements in the 2013 Monitoring Well Guidance. The modification is approved. Evonne Reese
11/9/2017 Report or Workplan Review - Other IC Unit staff reviewed the 2017 Annual Monitoring Report submitted by R&M Consultants, Inc. Groundwater monitoring occurred September 5-7, 2017. Samples were collected from four wells (MW-1R, MW-15, MW-18, and MW-30R) and analyzed for GRO, DRO, and BTEX. Well MW-15 was above ADEC cleanup levels for ethylbenzene (0.0615 mg/L) and total xylenes (0.452 mg/L). Well MW-18 was above ADEC cleanup levels for benzene (0.0563 mg/L), ethylbenzene (0.245 mg/L), total xylenes (1.85 mg/L), GRO (4.35 mg/L, flagged with a high bias due to matrix effect and with an unknown bias due to quality control failures), and DRO (12.4 mg/L). Monitoring wells MW-4, MW-25, and MW-35 were decommissioned during this sampling event. The monitoring well network has been affected due to well damage since the 2013 sampling event with the loss of wells MW-25 and MW-35. R&M recommends the following: complete decommissioning of well MW-25; re-survey of wells MW-1R, MW-30R, and MW-34 to re-establish elevations; investigate the use of MW-5 and/or MW-2 as replacements for MW-25 in the monitoring network as part of 2019 sampling; and continue biannual sampling schedule. Kristin Brown
11/16/2017 Report or Workplan Review - Other The 2017 monitoring report recommendations documented above are approved. The recommendations are the following: complete decommissioning of well MW-25; re-survey of wells MW-1R, MW-30R, and MW-34 to re-establish elevations; investigate the use of MW-5 and/or MW-2 as replacements for MW-25 in the monitoring network as part of 2019 sampling; and continue biannual sampling schedule. Evonne Reese

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
Benzene Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
Toluene Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
Ethylbenzene Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
Xylenes (total) Between Method 2 Migration to Groundwater and Human Health/Ingestion/Inhalation Soil
GRO 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
DRO > Table C Groundwater

Control Type

Type Details
CS Database Notation And Letter To Landowner/RP Entered into database on 2/9/06.
Institutional Control Management Plan Record of Decision letter stored in FIA leasing files. The file is reviewed when an application is submitted to FIA for a building permit.

Requirements

Description Details
Excavation / Soil Movement Restrictions ADEC approval will be obtained prior to removal and/or disposal of soil or groundwater from this site to an off site location. If excavation is planned for areas where residual contamination has been identified, a plan to address the contamination will be submitted to ADEC for review and approval. Excavation or trench work conducted in areas of residual contamination shall follow applicable OSHA regulations.
Restricted to Industrial / Commercial Land Use Alternative cleanup levels were developed through a risk assessment process based on commercial/industrial use.
Groundwater Use Restrictions ADEC shall be notified prior to installation of drinking water wells or other groundwater extraction wells on (or adjacent to) this site.
Groundwater Monitoring As of March 2014, the groundwater monitoring plan has been updated and now includes monitoring wells MW-1R, MW-15, MW-18, MW-25R, and MW-30R. These wells will be sampled biennially during the fall high water event for GRO, DRO, and BTEX.
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site. ADEC approval will be obtained prior to removal and/or disposal of soil or groundwater from this site to an off site location.
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)

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