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Site Report: Sunny Service Station


Site Name: Sunny Service Station
Address: 152 East Pioneer Avenue, Homer, AK 99603
File Number: 2314.26.027
Hazard ID: 23733
Status: Cleanup Complete - Institutional Controls
Staff: IC Unit, 9074655229 dec.icunit@alaska.gov
Latitude: 59.646268
Longitude: -151.542788
Horizontal Datum:NAD83


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Problems/Comments

Gasoline contamination was reported on March 23, 1989 due to a broken fuel line due to a hard frost that occurred during the winter. Approximately 30 cubic yards of soil was excavated and stockpiled on site. One 4,000 gallon unleaded, one 3,000 gallon regular, and one 2,000 gallon super gasoline underground storage tanks were removed on June 8 and 9, 1998. GRO and DRO contamination was encountered, but contamination was left in the ground. On June 6 to 13, 2002 approximately 500 cubic yards of impacted soil was removed and stockpiled. The soils were transported to North Pacific Remediation, LLC and treated by Hot Air Vapor Extraction. Groundwater was impacted. Updated 10-12-06 Alyce Hughey.



Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
3/23/1989 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Release Confirmed - Petroleum LUST Site created in CSP for source area ID 76467 ADD; * Not Assigned
3/23/1989 Site Added to Database * Not Assigned
3/29/1989 Site Visit FI; J. Halverson investigated complaint. Joel Carroll (owner) stated that the dispenser was picking up water. * Not Assigned
3/30/1989 Update or Other Action John Halverson sent a letter following up to a phone call and the NOV's for the spilling of fuel, and the failure to report the loss to ADEC. Alyce Hughey
3/31/1989 Update or Other Action John Halverson sent a letter and information to assist in dealing with underground storage tanks. Alyce Hughey
5/22/1989 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment PA; Preliminary site survey performed by 5/22/89, but no cleanup underway. * Not Assigned
5/24/1989 Update or Other Action John Halverson sent a letter requesting the owner to Pressure Test the entire fule supply system at Sunny's Service Station. Alyce Hughey
6/1/1989 Site Visit FI; Northern Lights Petro Equipment pressure tested tanks. Two tanks passed, and one failed. The 4000 gallon unleaded tank was pumped out and existing tanks were to be removed within two weeks. * Not Assigned
7/26/1989 Update or Other Action John Halverson sent a letter requesting a progress report of the soil contamination at the service station as a result of the leak/leaks noted this spring. Alyce Hughey
9/8/1989 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway RAPR; QA/QC plan for sampling received from J. Cushing. New installation to be done by Northern Lights Petro. Co. in accordance with Chevron Oil Co. typicals. * Not Assigned
9/19/1989 Update or Other Action REM; Excavation found that most soils encountered have some petroleum contamination. Work proceeding without a written plan. J. Carroll discovered problem larger than anticipated and is unsure if he could afford the costs. DEC requested work be stopped until plans are received and approved. Also requested water well survey, summary of work to date, and proof of financial capability. * Not Assigned
10/6/1989 Update or Other Action John Halverson sent a letter to confirm and follow-up on phone conversation requesting that the owner cease further cleanup actions until ADEC receives and reviewed and approved written plans identifying how clean-up is going to proceed. Alyce Hughey
10/30/1989 Update or Other Action John Halverson sent a letter after phone call regarding the failure to comply with the requests in the letter dated October 6, 1989. Alyce Hughey
10/30/1989 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway RAPR; Written proposal from RZA for site assessment. Proposal lacked sufficient content and detail. Assessment plan re-submitted on 11/13/89 and accepted on 11/17/89. * Not Assigned
11/17/1989 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment John Halverson approved the workplan to conduct the initial assessment work, but additional work may need to be done to thoroughly document the vertical and horizontal extent of contamination, and requested the remainder of the information requested. Alyce Hughey
1/19/1990 Release Investigation SI; Eight borings were drilled on Jan. 24 and 25, 1990. 2 of 5 soil samples above ADEC cleanup levels. Both water samples had benzene concentrations greater than MCL (5 ppb). Contamination not defined vertically or laterally. * Not Assigned
1/19/1990 Release Investigation RELR; RELR date changed DB conversion 1/11/11 * Not Assigned
1/19/1990 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment SA1R; SA1R date changed DB Conversion 1/11/11 * Not Assigned
5/23/1990 Update or Other Action Monica English sent a letter requesting additional information regarding the extent and concentration of the fuel contamination after reviewing the Subsurface Petroleum Hydrocarbon Evaluation, from RZA, Inc. dated February 26, 1990. Alyce Hughey
12/1/1991 Update or Other Action UPD; Financial Aid Application sent to Responsible Party. * Not Assigned
12/13/1991 Update or Other Action Monica English sent a letter requesting the additional information requested. Alyce Hughey
3/1/1992 Update or Other Action UPD; Financial Aid Application sent to Responsible Party again. If the RP does not apply for financial assistance this site should be reviewed for enforcement actions as the RP has ignored all requests for action. * Not Assigned
8/15/1993 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Initiated - Petroleum LCAU; * Not Assigned
12/14/1993 Update or Other Action NOR; Joel Carroll of Sunny's Chevron called in to report a potential spill. He was getting water in one of his underground storage tanks. Mr. Carroll felt that the water may have displaced fuel (unleaded gas) from the tank. The suspect tank was pumped free of product. * Not Assigned
8/23/1994 Update or Other Action Monica English sent a Warning Letter after a failure to conduct a release investigation and failure to provide the department with a Corrective Action Plan. Alyce Hughey
1/3/1997 Release Investigation Monica English sent a letter of response after reviewing the Release Investigation from Cushing Engineering and requested for a Corrective Action Plan. Alyce Hughey
3/3/1997 Update or Other Action Monica English sent a letter of response after receiving a letter from the owner stating that the tanks will be removed during the summer of 1997. Alyce Hughey
11/20/1997 Update or Other Action ADEC sends Notification of Intent to Cost Recover Letter to Current Owner: JOEL J. CARROLL * Not Assigned
5/2/1998 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment Stockpile sample results report. Alyce Hughey
6/3/1998 Update or Other Action Monica English sent a letter approving the disposal of the approximate 30 cubic yards of the stockpiled soil after reviewing the Stockpile Sampling Results from Rozak Engineering, dated May 2, 1998. Alyce Hughey
7/11/1999 Report or Workplan Review - Other Site Assessment & Release Investigation Report. Alyce Hughey
8/6/1999 Report or Workplan Review - Other Colin Basye sent a letter with review comments after reviewing the Underground Storage Tank Site Assessment and Release Investigation Report from Rozak Engineering dated June 8, 1999. Alyce Hughey
4/27/2001 Update or Other Action Paul Horwath sent a Notice of Violation letter for failure to cleanup the contaminated soil and groundwater after the department's UST Financial Assistance Program was able to offer cleanup grant funding. Alyce Hughey
6/15/2001 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway CAP received & reviewed. Alyce Hughey
4/29/2002 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment Report received and reviewed. Alyce Hughey
5/30/2002 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway CAP approval. Alyce Hughey
8/30/2002 Report or Workplan Review - Other Soil Excavation report received & reviewed. Alyce Hughey
9/24/2002 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway Monica English sent an approval letter for the Corrective Action Plan, Contaminated Soils Remediation from OASIS, dated August 14, 2002. Alyce Hughey
11/4/2002 Underground Storage Tank Site Characterization or Assessment Monitor Well Installation Workplan. Alyce Hughey
12/4/2002 Update or Other Action Monica English sent a follow-up letter after reviewing the Treated Soil and Post-Treatment Pad Sample Results Report from OASIS Environmental. Alyce Hughey
1/3/2003 Update or Other Action Monica English sent an approval letter for the cleanup of contaminated soil stockpile. Alyce Hughey
4/2/2003 Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Underway Revised Work Plan and Schedule for GW Sampling. Alyce Hughey
5/1/2003 Report or Workplan Review - Other GW Monitor Well Installation & Sampling #1. Alyce Hughey
5/22/2003 Report or Workplan Review - Other GW Monitor Well Sampling #2. Alyce Hughey
11/24/2003 Conditional Closure Approved Based on cleanup activities conducted and inaccessibility and levels of remaining soil contamination, a NFRAP letter is issued. Alyce Hughey
11/24/2003 Institutional Control Record Established Note to the database documenting that GRO and benzene contaminated soil remains in the right of way along the edge of the property. If future excavation activities occur in the area of soil contamination then the RP will be required to utilize a qualified third party consultant to oversee the activities. Monica English
5/14/2004 Update or Other Action Monica English sent an approval letter to decommission the Monitoring Wells. Alyce Hughey
10/13/2004 Update or Other Action File number 2314.26.027 assigned and entered into the Fileroom DB and LUST DB. Alyce Hughey
10/12/2006 Update or Other Action Using Firgures 1 and 2 from the Groundwater Monitor Well Installation and Sampling #1, from Rozak Engineering, dated May 1, 2003, in conjunction with TopoZone Pro and the KPB Parcel Lookup, entered the coordinates for this site. Metadata includes No Topo Basemap, Black and White Aerial Photo, TopoZone Pro Street Maps, on a Medium Size Map, view Scale 1:9,840, Coordinate Datum NAD83. High degree of confidence in accuracy of location. Alyce Hughey
11/10/2014 Update or Other Action Staff changed from Paul Horwath to IC Unit. Kristin Brown
6/3/2016 Update or Other Action Attach ADEC's Approval to Decommission MWs, and the final MW Decommissioning Report to the publicly available version of this CSP database. Paul Horwath
6/7/2016 Institutional Control Compliance Review IC compliance review conducted. The groundwater monitoring requirement was never added as part of the Closure/IC Details entered upon site closure. This IC requirement has previously been fulfilled (along with the monitoring well decommissioning). Added this information to the Closure/IC Details. Issued an IC reminder letter to the responsible party on this date. Reminder system set to follow-up in five years. Kristin Brown

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
Benzene 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


Control Type

Type Details
CS Database Notation And Letter To Landowner/RP The NFRAP letter documents that contaminated soils exceeding the cleanup levels remain along the edge of the property within the road right-of-way. Groundwater qaulity monitoring data did not reveal significant impacts to the groundwater. If excavation activities occur in the contaminated area in the future, then the RP will be responsible for qualified third party assessment and handling of the contaminated soils.


Requirements

Description Details
Excavation / Soil Movement Restrictions If excavation activities occur in the area of identified soil contamination, then a qualified third party is required to assess and propose corrective action measures for any contaminated soils encountered.
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.
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site. Standard condition.
Periodic Review Every five years.