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Site Report: Larsen Bay Old School

Site Name: Larsen Bay Old School
Address: Old School, Larsen Bay, AK 99624
File Number: 2606.57.001
Hazard ID: 25511
Status: Active
Staff: Christy Howard, 9074655390
Latitude: 57.538059
Longitude: -153.981476
Horizontal Datum:WGS84

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The Larsen Bay Tribal Council submitted a DEC Brownfield Assessment request for 2010 (FY2011) for the old school in Larsen Bay. The BIA built the school in 1968 and the Kodiak Island Borough owned the building and parcel until 1987. A new school was built directly adjacent to the property in 1980. Property ownership transferred the school to the City of Larsen Bay in 1988, then in 2007 the property was transferred to the Native Village of Larsen Bay. The building now stands vacant and is boarded up. There is a potential for asbestos and lead based paint. The site is directly adjacent to areas of high public use. The Tribal Council would like to remove the building and host a community garden space on the property.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
4/28/2010 Site Added to Database A new site has been added to the database Deborah Williams
7/9/2010 Update or Other Action DEC received a response from the Alaska State Historic Perservation Office (SHPO) for the assessment work planned for FY2011 that there is "No Historic Properties Affected." Deborah Williams
7/30/2010 Brownfield Confirmed Notice to proceed was awarded to Shannon & Wilson through SPAR term contract. Project managed under Reuse and Redevelopment Program. Deborah Williams
4/8/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC received the Draft PACP for the Larsen Bay Old School site. According to the report, several recognized environmental conditions were identified: Asbestos-containing materials and lead-containing paint in the school; PCB-containing light fixture ballasts; soil impacted with DRO in the SE portion of the site (surface soil levels up to 73,000 ppm DRO near the former generator building); 55-gallon drums with unknown contents; A UST in the ground between the Old School and the active Larsen Bay School; suspected used oil and used antifreeze may have been stored in the SE portion of the site; a septic system may remain in the subsurface west of the building; and an AST and a UST on the adjacent property occupied by the active Larsen Bay School. Deborah Williams
4/8/2011 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 79071 name: Former generator shed associated with old BIA school Deborah Williams
8/5/2015 Update or Other Action Transfer to Whitsel for evaluation of BIA as PRP and further follow up. Fred Vreeman
4/6/2017 Potentially Responsible Party/State Interest Letter Sent PRP letters to City of Larsen Bay, Native Village of Larsen Bay and Kodiak Island Borough School District Joy Whitsel

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