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Site Report: Galena AFS/Airport - Sitewide


Site Name: Galena AFS/Airport - Sitewide
Address: Galena Air Force Station, North of Old Town Galena, Galena, AK 99741
File Number: 860.38.005
Hazard ID: 563
Status: Active
Staff: Dennis Shepard, 9074512180 dennis.shepard@alaska.gov
Latitude: 64.741389
Longitude: -156.953333
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.

Problems/Comments

Numerous contaminated sites exist at the Galena Airport and are organized as different Installation Restoration Program sites by the Air Force. Former bulk fuel storage areas (Million Gallon Hill, POL Tank Farm) and distribution points (JP4 Fillstands) have resulted in subsurface petroleum contamination. Primary contaminants of concern are benzene, gasoline-range organics, diesel-range organics, and other constituents of petroleum products. Historical practices at former shops and warehouses (Bldgs. 1845/1700) within the main base have resulted in a chlorinated solvent plume that has migrated towards the airport drinking water wells. Primary contaminants of concern are trichloroethylene (TCE), TCE degradation products, and petroleum constituents. Drinking water well sampling in 2003 and 2004 has not detected contaminants above cleanup levels, and the main airport drinking water well has been protected by an air stripper since 1996. Free-phase petroleum still exists at some monitoring wells near the contamination source areas, and downgradient dissolved phase petroleum plumes have been delineated. New monitoring wells continue to be installed and sampled to monitor the contaminants relative to downgradient receptors, such as the Yukon River and the Old Town drinking water wells. Migration of volatile contaminants into the indoor air of buildings has been addressed at selected sites (POL Tank Farm, Bldg. 1872). Other sitewide concerns include the past use of pesticides such as DDT and aldrin, which have been intermittently detected at low concentrations in the soil and groundwater. Investigation and remedial activities are ongoing. Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study and Human Health Risk Assessment reports are currently being completed. The installation is a former Air Force Forward Operating Base that is currently undergoing closure under the 2005 round of Base Realignment and Closure. Certain buildings on base are owned City of Galena for use by the Galena City School District. Potential base reuse is focused around expansion of the school systems. While there is no official Local Redevelopment Authority since the State owns the property that the Air Force currently holds in reserve or leases, the Galena Economic Development Committee is functioning as a de facto LRA by coordinating with both the State and the Air Force. The contaminated sites at Galena Airport have received increased attention by the Air Force and DEC since 2002 when the sites underwent a Remedial Process Optimitization. Since the optimization process began, regular meetings of a Technical Project Team (TPT) have commenced. The TPT is compromised of many stakeholders, including the Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, Galena City Schools, Air Force, and DEC. Another entity fostering communication with stakeholders and the community is the Galena Restoration Advisory Board, which discusses the sites at Galena Airport, as well as nearby Campion Air Station and Kalakaket Creek Radio Relay Station. EPA ID AK9570028655; EPA site name USAF Galena Air Force Station.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
9/1/1985 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). IRP Phase I - Records Search, AAC-Northern Region prepared by Engineering Science. Identified 6 sites of potential contamination, with HARM scores from 69 to 80. No Longer Assigned
3/1/1989 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). IRP Stage II 1989 Work Plan prepared by Woodward-Clyde Consultants dated March 1989. No Longer Assigned
4/1/1989 Site Characterization Report Approved (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). IRP Phase II - Confirmation/Quantification, Stage 1 Final Report prepared by Woodward-Clyde Consultants. Investigated waste accumulation area where primarily POLs and spent solvents were stored; spill/leak Number 1 where drums of Avgas, jet fuel, diesel, solvents, thinners, and possibly waste products were stored and dumped on the ground; spill/leak Number 2 where 20,000 to 30,000 gallons of fuel were spilled; spill/leak number 4 and 5 at the tank farm containing jet fuel, gasoline and diesel; fire training area; and spill/leak number 3 where 4,000 gallons of JP-4 spilled. Soil analyses from waste accumulation area detected up to 680 ppm TPH, 3.5 ppm toluene, ethylbenzene, chloroform, dichloroethane, trichloroethene (TCE), and tetrachloroethene (PCE). No PCBs detected in soil or groundwater. Groundwater analyses detected low levels of toluene and benzene. A minimum of 12,000 cubic feet of soil with detectable TPH. Spill/leak Numbers 1 and 2 soil samples showed benzene, xylenes, toluene, dichloroethene, TCE, and PCE. Up to 3 ppb TCE, 2.4 ppb benzene and 5.4 ppb toluene detected in groundwater. Areal extent at least 200 x 300 feet. Spill/leak Numbers 4 and 5 soil samples showed up to 110,000 ppm TPH, 1 ppm benzene, 7.6 ppm toluene, 0.58 ppm PCE, 0.05 ppm TCE, and low levels of ethylbenzene, xylenes, and dichloroethene. Groundwater analyses detected up to 280 ppm TPH, 45,900 ppb benzene, 23,900 ppb toluene, 1900 ppb xylenes, and 21 ppb dichloroethane (5 ppb MCL). Greater than one acre contaminated by gasoline and diesel fuel. Fire training area showed up to 37 ppm TPH in soil and 928 ppb benzene in groundwater. Areal extent approximately 0.75 acres. Spill/leak number 3 soil samples showed up to 150 ppm TPH. Base water wells contained up to 26 ppb chloroform and 3 ppb toluene. ADEC drinking standard for chloroform is 100 ppb. No Longer Assigned
3/22/1990 Site Number Identifier Changed Old Reckey 19883402721. Changed to reflect correct region, workplan and sequence. No Longer Assigned
9/28/1990 Update or Other Action Completed comments for revised QAPP plan for Vehicle Maintenance Facility at Galena Airport. Comments note that the project should be separated between the tank removal and the excavation of contaminated soils. ADEC was not allowed enough review time to provide comments before project began. Laura Noland
12/28/1990 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Initial ranking. No Longer Assigned
9/27/1991 Preliminary Assessment Approved Awaiting final report from Air Force on Preliminary Assessment before further action. No Longer Assigned
3/16/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). Reviewed Installation Restoration Program Plans for Galena scheduled for summer 1992. Comments regarding sampling plan, source control, and no further action documents sent to Air Force. Laura Noland
4/1/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = TAS - Treatment Alternative Study (CS)). ADEC received "Test Plan and Technical Protocol for a Field Treatability Test For Bioventing" report from Air Force. Treatability Test to begin May 1, 1992 at Galena and Campion. No Longer Assigned
5/1/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). Reviewed second Draft IRP Work Plan which includes new sites: West Unit, Base Drinking Water Wells, and Dike Perimeter which may contain from 2000 - 4000 crushed barrels. Former ADEC comments incorporated in plan. Laura Noland
5/6/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RECN - Site Reconnaissance (CS)). Noland and Kalu conducted site visit with contractor and Air Force. Reviewed site investigation plans and discussed state requirements with RP. Laura Noland
7/8/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). Reviewed and sent comments regarding IRP Stage 3 Sampling and Analysis Plan and Work Plan for Campion and Galena AFS. Perimeter Drum site removed from this year's work season and Vehicle Maintenance Building Area added to work plan. Laura Noland
7/20/1992 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = TAS - Treatment Alternative Study (CS)). Reviewed Pilot-Scale Treatability Study Work Plan prepared by Radian Corporation which proposes Soil Vapor Extraction followed by bioventing at the POL Tank Farm site. Bench scale lab testing will be conducted concurrently. Work plan approved. Laura Noland
8/11/1992 Meeting or Teleconference Held (Old R:Base Action Code = RECN - Site Reconnaissance (CS)). Met with Air Force and Radian Corp. to observe vapor extraction unit at POL tank farm. Assisted in choosing ambient site for soil and water samples. IRP status meeting. Laura Noland
12/14/1992 Meeting or Teleconference Held ADEC met with Air Force representatives to discuss ongoing remedial and investigation activities at Galena AFS. No Longer Assigned
2/16/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). ADEC received preliminary sampling results from Remedial Investigation work accomplished in 1992. Initial results show extensive groundwater and soil contamination. Primary contaminant appears to be POLs. No Longer Assigned
4/6/1993 Site Characterization Workplan Approved ADEC received work plan for soil gas survey and aquifer characterization. Work to begin this season. Kalu reviewed and gave verbal approval 4/13/93. Official approval sent 4/30/93. Kalu Kalu
4/22/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). ADEC received Draft Remedial Investigation Report for Galena and Campion AFS. No Longer Assigned
4/29/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = TVES - Treatment, Vapor Extraction System). ADEC received proposed plan to manage vapor emissions from the pilot vapor extraction study planned for Galena. No Longer Assigned
6/2/1993 Meeting or Teleconference Held ADEC attended Management Action meeting with Air Force and contractor to begin planning for MAP and 1993 work season. No Longer Assigned
6/15/1993 Update or Other Action Air Force sent two draft workplans: 1) UST Tank 38 and Saddle Tank Removal Plan and 2) Barrel removal and requested co. No Longer Assigned
6/22/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = TECH - Technical Assistance). Provided comments for Draft Removal Work Plans. Additional information required for Drum Removal Plan. Laura Noland
6/30/1993 Site Ranked Using the AHRM QA and reranked per Project Manager and modifications to AHRM. No Longer Assigned
7/7/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). ADEC received Draft Addendum to the Work Plan for Galena and Campion. ADEC agreed to give priority attention to plan in order to insure field work begins immediately. Laura Noland
7/12/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = FS - Feasibility Study (General)). ADEC received Draft Pilot-Scale treatability Study, Phase II Work Plan for Galena AFS. Laura Noland
7/29/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = TBIO - Treatment, Bio-remediation). Received Interim Report for Bioventing activities at Galena AFS conducted by Battelle. Laura Noland
8/1/1993 Update or Other Action ADEC received QAPP, Health and safety Plan, Tank Cleaning, disposal, and soil stockpile Plan for Vehicle Maintenance Facility at Galena airport dated August 1993. Report sent by Hoffman Construction Company. Plan details tank removal and soil stockpiling. Laura Noland
8/9/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). ADEC received Site Investigation Final Reports which were prepared for EPA HRS ranking. Laura Noland
8/23/1993 Update or Other Action ADEC received and reviewed Draft Aquifer pumping test Plan for Galena AFS, report dated August 1993. ADEC granted verbal approval for VOC and TPH sampling of waste water. If levels below health base or Water Quality standard then disposal to sewage lagoon will be allowed. Laura Noland
9/10/1993 Meeting or Teleconference Held Met with Air Force the Corps and contractors to discuss management of DDE contaminated soils at Vehicle Maintenance Building. DDE at 220 ppm concentrations. ADEC agreed to allow excavation to proceed while DDE soils are further characterized and RCRA application determined. Laura Noland
9/14/1993 Meeting or Teleconference Held Attended Management Action Plan meeting for Galena. Draft MAP submitted to ADEC for review. Contractor reported on initial field season results. Laura Noland
9/27/1993 Update or Other Action Received and reviewed revised QAPP plan for Vehicle Maintenance Facility at Galena Airport. Laura Noland
9/30/1993 Update or Other Action Approved Stockpile plan for POL contaminated soils to be stored at Campion with 3 conditions: 1.) POL soils only to be stored, 2.) Monthly inspections to take place, and 3.) Within 180 days Air Force to submit plan for remediation. Laura Noland
10/6/1993 Interim Removal Action Approved Received revised Investigation Derived Waste Drum Disposal Plan for Galena and Campion from USAF. Revisions approved by ADEC. Laura Noland
11/15/1993 Site Ranked Using the AHRM Reranked. No Longer Assigned
12/9/1993 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = MP - Management Plan (CERCLIS)). Attended MAP meeting to discuss upcoming RI/FS work. Laura Noland
1/13/1994 Update or Other Action Reviewed and sent brief comments on Draft Outline for Waste Management Plan for 1994 field season. Laura Noland
1/25/1994 Site Added to Database Multiple sites, multiple contaminants. No Longer Assigned
3/2/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RECN - Site Reconnaissance (CS)). Reviewed Letter Report on Site Survey for Ammunition Sites at Galena AFS and Campion AFS. The survey team from the Corps of Engineers Huntsville Division could find no evidence of ordnance burial sites at Galena (1 site investigated) or Campion (2 sites investigated). One suspected site near Galena was not investigated due to high water and lack of right of entry by land owners. Laura Noland
3/2/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = TOTH - Treatment, Other). Received Pilot Scale Treatability Studies Phase II Progress Report for the months of November, December (1993), January and February 1994. The study is officially concluded as of February 1, 1994 but the vapor extraction unit will still be operated in the tank farm area. Laura Noland
4/22/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). Received and reviewed "Workplan, Galena Tank Foundation Excavation" and "Sampling and Analysis Plan" which describes excavation, sampling and stockpiling to take place during construction of 40,000 barrel fuel storage tank at the former tank farm. ADEC comments suggested that Air Force obtain EPA Region 10 concurrence with RCRA issues. Laura Noland
5/27/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RPL2 - Site Information Request Letter). Sent PRP-CS Database Notification Letter to RP requesting update and more environmental information concerning contaminated site. Jeff Peterson
7/12/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = SI - Site Investigation). Reviewed and provided comments for final work plans: "Work Plan Galena Tank Foundation Excavation" and "Sampling and Analysis Plan Galena Tank Foundation Excavation" dated June 20, 1994. All ADEC concerns have been addressed in revised work plans. Stockpile plan due 11/1/94. Laura Noland
11/25/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). 611th CES sent Aquifer Test Report, dated 10/94; Addendum to the Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for Galena and Campion dated 7/94; and Addendum to the Work Plan for Galena Airport and Kalaket Creek RRS dated 9/94. Laura Noland
11/25/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). 611th CES sent Community Relations Plan for Galena and Campion AFS dated 11/94. ADEC provided comments. Laura Noland
11/25/1994 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). 611th CES sent Addendum to the Work Plan for Galena and Campion AFS dated July 1993. Laura Noland
1/4/1995 Update or Other Action 611th CES sent Draft "Human and Ecological Baseline Risk Assessment Protocol for Galena Airport and Campion AFS" dated 12/94. Due to spelling errors, second copy sent and received 1/23/95. Laura Noland
1/11/1995 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). 611th contractor presented RI summary data for all sites investigated during 1994 field season, as well as work plan for 1995 and risk assessment. Information contained in Management Action Plan document. Laura Noland
1/11/1995 Update or Other Action (Old R:Base Action Code = RI - Remedial Investigation). ADEC received "Analytical Data Tables for Galena Airport and Kalakaket Creek RRS" dated 12/94. Laura Noland
1/2/1996 Interim Removal Action Approved Approval of removal or closing of tanks 37, 43, 42, 1770-1 and 1770-2. Kalu Kalu
3/1/1996 Update or Other Action Final Remedial Investigation Report issued. Kalu Kalu
3/19/1999 Meeting or Teleconference Held Met with the 611 and Radian in Anchorage to discuss the Comprehensive Monitoring Environmental Monitoring Plan. Patrice Buck
5/1/1999 Cleanup Plan Approved Drum Removal Actions work plan approved of wood tar barrels east of base and north of runway. Patrice Buck
7/1/1999 Update or Other Action Final Comprehensive Monitoring Environmental Monitoring Plan for the 1998 sampling. Patrice Buck
4/24/2001 Update or Other Action Staff reviewed and commented on Environmental Monitoring Report #5. This is 5th sampling report on the bi-annual monitoring program at the Galena Airport, which began in 1998. The report covers the sampling event that occurred in October 2000. This report included a statistical analysis to predict trends using the Seasonal Kendall Test. After consulting with Dave Verbrugge, staff concluded there was insufficient data to use statistic and two more years of data would be needed. Patrice Buck
6/27/2001 Site Number Identifier Changed Changed Workplan from X1 to X9 to reflect the presence of hazardous substances at some of these sites. No Longer Assigned
10/17/2001 Update or Other Action Staff traveled to Galena for a site investigation during the biannual groundwater GW sampling event. This is the last GW sampling in a project that started in 1998 with sampling done in June and October, which is estimated to be the high and low GW levels. The contamination concentrations have not shown a decreasing trend, in fact some benzene levels have increased. An interim action decision document will be the next step to determine how to continue the site characterization. The residences of Galena are concerned that the plume is migrating into the Yukon River. Patrice Buck
12/7/2001 Update or Other Action Staff reviewed and commented on Monitoring Report Number 6. The report is for sampling done in June 2001. A new monitoring well installed in June shows benzene levels above the MCL one-tenth mile from the Yukon River. Staff traveled to Galena for a RAB meeting on December 3, 2001. The community is concerned that contamination is migrating into the Yukon River and is requesting more monitoring be done closer to the river. The Air Force is planning to do a passive free product treatability study starting this month. The technology chosen is called “spill busters.” Patrice Buck
2/1/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held January 24-24, 2002, staff attended a meeting with Louden Tribal Council (LTC) and the Air Force in Galena. In a July meeting sponsored by LTC Colonel Chamberlain and the First Chief Peter Captain agreed to meet quarterly to discuss Galena issues. Curt Black from EPA was connected by teleconference. Also, present at the meeting was Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC), BIA and DOT. Comments made by DEC, EPA, and LTC on the monitoring program for the POL and TCE plumes were discussed. The AF said they planned to prepare responses to the comments and have a comment resolution meeting. The AF is in the process of hiring independent consultants to review the reports and comments. The AF is also planing to have a peer review to determine the best solutions for the site. The AF could not give dates of when these events will occur. The Department has also hired a hydrologist with Shannon and Wilson to review documents, recommend improvements in site characterization, and evaluate suitable remedial technologies. Patrice Buck
3/26/2002 Update or Other Action Staff attended a private wells sampling event. The community of Galena is concerned that the contaminated plumes on the Galena Air Force Base may be reaching the private drinking water wells in Old Town Galena. Approximately eight wells in Old Town, which is located between the Yukon River and the runway were sampled. Patrice Buck
4/11/2002 Update or Other Action Staff received final Technical Review of Results of Groundwater Monitoring and Remedial Investigation, Galena Airport, Alaska, prepared by Shannon and Wilson Inc. Under a DEC’s contract Shannon and Wilson review previous investigations and made recommendations for further site characterization. The document has been forwarded to the Air Force. Some of the recommendations include: 1. Using nested wells at different depths with 10 foot screening intervals instead of using large screening intervals. 2. Bioventing is not the appropriate method to cleanup the free product and heavily impacted soil at this site. Vapor extraction in combination with product recovery wells would be more appropriate. 3. The current data does not conclusively indicate whether contaminants from the sites are reaching the Yukon River. Patrice Buck
4/25/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held Galena AFS (Buck) Staff attended RAB meeting on April 25. The new AF project manager Dave Hertzog was introduced at the meeting. The AF stated that their contractors are currently reviewing the comments from DEC, EPA, and Louden Tribal Council (LTC) and responses will be provided by May 15. The AF is planning to have their contractors in Galena for a site visit the week of June 10. During this time, they will have the peer review which will follow the Remedial Process Optimization (RPO). There will be a site visit and meetings, to discuss the response to comments and made recommendations on further actions. The goal of the RPO is to evaluate appropriate remedial technologies and develop an updated conceptual site model. The next RAB meeting is scheduled for June 13 to coincide with this site visit. Deborah Leblang has replaced Mark Ader as Environmental Engineer/Site Assessment Manager for EPA assigned to the Galena AFS. She informed me that a meeting between Chief Peter Captain (LTC) and Senator Ted Stevens is scheduled for June 1, 2002. LTC has asked EPA for an endorsement letter. Last July, Colonel Chamberlain and Major Pollack recommended the tribe contact their congressman or senators to request funds for remedial actions because the 611th had limited funding. Patrice Buck
7/3/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended remedial process optimization (RPO) meetings in Galena on June 10-14th. Issues and recommendations discussed during those meetings include the following: 1.Significant potential for indoor air quality problems exists with the Galena School District using many of the Air Force buildings as classrooms. One classroom (a former airplane hangar) has a free-phase petroleum plume beneath the foundation. The Air Force is planning to install a depressurization system this summer at the former hangar location. 2. Soil gas and indoor air sampling will be conducted at the other buildings. 3. The source areas, particularly the solvent plume, have not been completely delineated. Additional source characterization will be completed this summer. 4. Active treatment systems currently in place at two of the most heavily contaminated source areas, Million Gallon Hill and the POL Tank Farm, will be overhauled and restarted if possible this summer. Information collected from those systems will be used to determine the final remedy for each source area. 5. EPA sampled the residential drinking water wells in Old Town Galena and did not find any contaminants above action levels. However, there were low levels of toluene and metals detected in the wells. 6. There is an old military dumpsite adjacent to the Yukon River. Monitoring data from this area was not available for this meeting. Staff will follow up on this site with the Solid Waste Department. 7. The Air Force agreed to revise the risk assessment to include more current information and an updated conceptual site model. 8. EPA is still in the process of conducting their evaluation and ranking of the site. Ann Farris
11/25/2002 Meeting or Teleconference Held ADEC met with the Air Force, EPA, Louden Tribal Council, and City of Galena to discuss EPA's role at the site. It was decided the installation will not be listed as a Superfund site, but that the parties will continue to look at other options for EPA involvement. Ann Farris
1/15/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held ADEC attended a Restoration Advisory Board Meeting regarding the Galena Air Force Station, Campion Air Force Station, and Kalakaket Creek Radio Relay Station. Items discussed at the meeting include the following: 1.The Agency on Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will complete a risk evaluation at the request of Louden Tribal Council to determine if there is an increased cancer risk for Galena residents. 2.The Galena Air Force Station will not be listed as a Superfund site. 3.The Air Force will complete the Final Remedial Investigation at Galena in 2003. Ann Farris
2/21/2003 Update or Other Action Staff submitted a draft Request for Proposal for a Facilitator for the Galena Airport Technical Project Team to the contracting group. The purpose of the contract is to hire a contractor to assemble and facilitate a technical project team that will address cleanup issues at the Galena Airport, a former Air Force Forward Operating Base. Participants will include the City of Galena, Louden Tribal Council, Air Force, and ADEC. Ann Farris
2/27/2003 Update or Other Action Staff commented on the Baseline Risk Assessment for the Galena Airport. The comment letter informs the U.S. Air Force that the risk assessment does not meet the requirements of ADEC’s regulations and that they must revise it appropriately if they wish to use it to justify cleanup levels or site closure. Ann Farris
5/5/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended the first Technical Project Team Meeting regarding the Galena Airport cleanup. The team currently consists of representatives from the ADEC, the Air Force, the Louden Tribal Council, the City of Galena, and the Galena City School District. The team discussed potentially adding a representative from the Alaska Dept. of Transportation since they are landowners at the airport. This will be followed up for the next meeting, which is scheduled for June 2nd. The issues discussed at the meeting included Rules of Engagement and Goals, Overview of the cleanup process, schedule for the summer field season, sampling indoor air quality at the school, the recent fuel spill and response, and the need for emission control on the soil vapor extraction system to be installed this summer. The meeting was productive and communications seem to have improved since the Facilitator started. Ann Farris
5/8/2003 Update or Other Action Staff worked with the Galena Air Force Project Manager on the scope of work for the remedial investigation, risk assessment update, and feasibility study to be completed over the year. The work includes: ·Groundwater sampling at all the sites, including deep wells within the trichloroethene plume at Building 1845; ·Soil sampling at certain sites; ·Installation of a pilot scale soil vapor extraction system at the POL Tank Farm site as part of a treatability study; ·Operation and maintenance of the depressurization system at the school building. This includes evaluating the vapor intrusion pathway; ·Operation and maintenance of the existing bioventing systems at Million Gallon Hill; ·Update of the human health and ecological risk assessment; ·Feasibility study for those sites that do not meet closure requirements; and ·Decision documents for those sites that do meet closure requirements. The contract is expected to be issued for this work by the end of this month. It is expected a work plan will be submitted to ADEC for approval sometime near the end of June. Ann Farris
6/2/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended the second meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team, which was formed to address the restoration activities at the Galena Airport. The team went through the background on each site at Galena and discussed the planned activities for this summer. The risk assessment revision that will occur over the next year was also discussed. The team will be engaged at the next meeting to help form the conceptual site model for the risk assessment to be sure it includes the appropriate subsistence pathways and other concerns of the local agencies. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for August 5th and 6th. Ann Farris
9/17/2003 Update or Other Action Staff received the Draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan for Galena Airport. Staff has begun review of the document. A comment resolution/technical project team meeting is scheduled October 2-3rd in Anchorage. This work plan is intended to address the many outstanding site characterization issues that were raised by Louden Tribal Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, and ADEC as well as the Remedial Process Optimization Evaluation completed in 2002. Ann Farris
9/17/2003 Update or Other Action Staff reviewed a draft work plan for a treatability study at the Petroleum, Oil, Lubricant Tank Farm/Galena School Building. The focus of the study is to determine the appropriate technology for source treatment. Technologies that will be tested include bioventing and soil vapor extraction. The soil vapor extraction will be tied into the existing depressurization system at the building. The bioventing will be a separate system for treatment of the areas not in the vicinity of the school building. Bioventing is being tested in order to prevent excess hydrocarbon emissions, which has been a problem in past remediation efforts. Ann Farris
11/4/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended a Galena Technical Project Team Meeting on Nov. 3-4. The Treatability Study work plan will be submitted next week. This will include an evaluation of the potential emissions from the soil vapor extraction system at the school building as well as details on testing the bioventing, free product recovery, and air stripper systems. The question of historical data usability will be addressed by the Remedial Process Optimization contractors in a separate report expected in December. A draft final version of the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study work plan will be submitted in late January and will include revised conceptual site models and a more thorough evaluation of historical data. Community interviews were completed by Louden Tribal Council (Louden) and the Air Force Contractor, Oasis, in October to gather information for the conceptual site models and the risk assessment that will be completed over the next year. Louden and the Air Force reported that these interviews went very well and valuable information was gathered. Ann Farris
11/12/2003 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended a Galena Restoration Advisory Board Meeting via teleconference on Nov.12. There was an update given on the status of the RI/FS work plan, which is now expected in mid-January. In addition, the Air Force presented a summary of the treatability study efforts and sample results received to date. Results of the latest round of indoor air sampling in the school building are below the risk-based screening criteria and the emission rates from the soil vapor extraction exhaust stack are below the NIOSH limits. Ann Farris
1/9/2004 Update or Other Action Staff will attend a technical project team meeting in Galena January 12-16th to review each restoration site on the Galena Air Force Station. The intention is to determine which sites are ready for decision documents and which require additional remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) activities. These decisions will feed into the RI/FS work plan that will be finalized this spring. Ann Farris
1/22/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended the 7th Galena Technical Project Team Meeting on January 12 through 15th. We discussed most of the contaminated sites at the Galena Air Force Station and the Campion Radio Relay Station. We evaluated the adequacy of the historical site characterization, the need for further characterization, possible remedial options, the adequacy of exiting remediation systems, and the need for a risk assessment. Of the 23 sites reviewed at the meeting, 5 are closed already by ADEC, 5 are believed to not need any further characterization or remediation. The remaining 13 need additional investigation or remediation of some type. Additionally, there are a few sites that were not covered during this meeting that will still need to be reviewed. Ann Farris
4/19/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff participated in the 9th Galena Technical Project Team meeting on April 19th. The meeting was between representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, Galena City School District, and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The primary objective of this meeting was to complete comment resolution on the Draft Final Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan. The team did ultimately come to resolution on the work plan and the final version is expected out by mid-May. Ann Farris
5/20/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended the Restoration Advisory Board Meeting for the Galena Airport. The discussion focused on the remedial investigation work plan that is nearing completion. The community concurs with the work that is to be completed this summer, however, there are still concerns about the fish in the Yukon River. Louden Tribal Council plans to complete further fish tissue sampling. Ann Farris
6/3/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended the 10th Galena Technical Project Team Meeting. The meeting included comment resolution on the 1996 baseline risk assessment. It was agreed by the team the assessment was not acceptable and a new risk assessment would be completed by the Air Force using current data and approved conceptual site models. Drinking water and indoor air sample results were also presented at the meeting and both were below cleanup standards This indicates the depressurization system at the school building is working and the base water supply is currently safe to continue using. Ann Farris
6/7/2004 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Staff sent a letter to the Air Force on June 7th approving the Work Plan for Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study at Galena Airport and Campion Air Station, which was dated May 2004. The field work has begun for this investigation. A draft report with the results is expected in February 2005. Ann Farris
8/30/2004 Update or Other Action IRP Site CS001 closed administratively. See the Galena AFS Vehicle Maint/DDT Soil site specific description for more details. Colin Craven
8/30/2004 Update or Other Action Staff reviewed the Air Force's Proposed Plan on five IRP sites. The Proposed Plan was received on 7/12/04, and comments were submitted on 8/24/04. These sites included the CTDSA/CTDSA South (2 sites), POL Fuel Line Leak, Road Oiling, and Power Plant Tank 49 sites. Details on DEC's responses can be found within each of these specific sites. Colin Craven
8/30/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held Staff attended the 11th Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) meeting held in Galena. USAF and its contractors provided updates on indoor air sampling at the GAVTC Building, and ground water sampling at the Bldg 1845/1700 site. DEC’s response to the Proposed Plan for five IRP sites was discussed, and a few technical issues requiring resolution between DEC and USAF will be discussed further at the next TPT meeting. USAF and contractors provided an overview of the workplan for the planned Human Health Risk Assessment at the Galena AFS and Campion Air Station. Colin Craven
10/21/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held Galena RAB meeting held at the Galena Airport base headquarters. Attended by contractors involved in the Galena Airport cleanup, the Air Force 611 CES, Louden Tribal Council representatives, and DEC. Besides discussing the latest site characterization work, a lengthy discussion took place about how long the cleanup process would take to complete. Colin Craven
11/5/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC hosted the 12th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team in Anchorage. Meeting topics included comment resolution on the draft Human Health Risk Assessment work plan for the Galena Airport and Campion Air Station, the ongoing Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, implementation of Institutional Controls at the airport, and discussions on indoor air samples from the Galena Aviation Technology Center that exceeded health-based screening levels for benzene. Colin Craven
11/19/2004 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC staff attended a week long meeting in San Antonio, Texas to participate in the formulation of an outline for the Galena Airport and Campion Air Station Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS). Colin Craven
1/12/2005 Update or Other Action Submitted comments to the Air Force to finalize the 2004 Site Recommendations for the upcoming Remedial Investigation report. The 2004 Site Recommendations were produced during the November 2004 meetings in San Antonio, Texas. Colin Craven
1/28/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held The Galena RAB held a meeting at the City Offices. The meeting was attended by representatives of Chugach Support Services, Yukaana Development Corporation, Air Force 611th, Louden Tribal Council, and DEC. The main topic of this meeting was to summarize the discussions at the November 2004 meetings in San Antonio, and provide a new schedule for the Remedial Investigation now that additional funding has been approved. Colin Craven
1/28/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC attended the 13th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team in Galena. Meeting topics included a summary of the November 2004 meetings in San Antonio, the formulation of an indoor air contingency plan for the GAVTC building, and the revised schedule for the Remedial Investigation report since the acquisition of additional funding. Colin Craven
3/18/2005 Update or Other Action Comment resolution between DEC and the Air Force has been achieved on the draft Human Health Risk Assessment Work Plan for the Galena Airport and Campion Air Station. The Air Force contractors are currently finalizing the work plan. Colin Craven
4/19/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC hosted the 14th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) in Anchorage. Meeting topics included the indoor air sampling and screening levels for the GAVTC building, information sharing with the TPT during the Remedial Investigation report drafting, and final edits to the Human Health Risk Assessment work plan. Colin Craven
4/28/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held The Galena RAB met at the Base Headquarters on April 26, 2005. The meeting was attended by representatives of Chugach Support Services, Yukaana Development Corporation, Air Force 611th, and DEC. The community co-chair was out of town. The meeting was kept short due to the lack of attendees. Colin Craven
5/13/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC attended the 15th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team held on base in Galena. Meeting topics included an update of the current status in the Risk Assessment Work Plan, acceptance of the Air Force’s proposal to conclude indoor air sampling at the GAVTC building, and updated site reviews based on the findings from the 2004 sampling events. Colin Craven
6/9/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC attended the 16th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) held at the DEC offices in Anchorage. Representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, and DEC attended the meeting. The Air Force provided a summary of the status of the Remedial Investigation (RI) for each of the sites included in that study. The draft version of the RI is expected to be ready by late September 2005. DEC presented evidence why natural attenuation of chlorinated solvents was not a proven remedy at the Building 1845/1700 site. The TPT agreed that ending indoor air sampling at the GAVTC school building was appropriate, although details between the Air Force and DEC still remain unresolved. Colin Craven
7/29/2005 GIS Position Updated Provided a latitude and longitude of the base headquarters for a database location. Colin Craven
8/30/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC attended the 17th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) held on base in Galena. Representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, Galena City Schools, and DEC attended the meeting. Much of the discussion involved the recent Base Realignment and Closure listing of the Galena AFS. The main local interest for reuse of the base infrastructure seems to be from the Galena City Schools for expanding their programs. The draft Remedial Investigation for Galena Airport and Campion Air Station has been delayed till approximately late December 2005. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry gave a brief summary of their recent Public Health Assessment on Galena and took questions and comments from the TPT. Colin Craven
10/12/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held The Galena Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) met at Town Hall on October 12, 2005. The meeting was attended by representatives of Chugach Support Services, Yukaana Development Corporation, Air Force, City of Galena, Galena City Schools, KIYU (local radio), and DEC. Several of the milestones from the past year were summarized, including the current status of the risk assessment, remedial investigation, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Public Health Assessment. There was a general discussion on the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) versus the RAB. It was generally agreed that the TPT will end once Decision Documents on the sites are signed, but that the RAB would have new found significance under base closure. No community co-chair has been selected yet to replace the outgoing co-chair. Colin Craven
10/14/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held ADEC attended the Galena Town Hall Reuse Meetings, which were organized to provide a forum for public discussion on the closure of the Galena Air Force Station (currently in “standby” status). The meeting served to formulate the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA), which is a consortium of local interested that will interface directly with the Air Force as the base is closed under BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure). The LRA was determined to be composed of four representatives: Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, Galena City Schools, and an “At-Large” representative for private enterprise, youth, and seniors. The most prominent reuse identified by the locals was for expansion of the school system, which serves as a vocational and boarding school for many rural Alaskans across the state. Colin Craven
10/20/2005 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC hosted the 18th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) in the Anchorage offices. Representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, Galena City Schools, and DEC attended the meeting. The representative of the City summarized the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) initiation meetings held last week in Galena. Discussion throughout the meeting focused on base reuse under eventual closure. The Proposed Plan for closing sites not included in the Remedial Investigation was discussed with the Department of Transportation (the landowner at the Galena Airport) participating by telephone. DOT took issue with the leaking underground storage tank site at the Power Tank (Tank #49). The contract for sampling and remedial system maintenance recently ended, without a replacement contractor due to internal disputes within the Air Force on contracting mechanisms. Air Force in-house technical crew will temporarily maintain the remedial systems until a new contract is awarded. DEC contractors provided a training session on the use of risk assessment in risk management decisions and guidelines for communities undergoing base realignment and closure. Colin Craven
1/26/2006 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC attended the 19th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) in the Galena base headquarters. Representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, Galena City Schools, Alaska Department of Transportation attended the meeting. The Air Force and contractors presented each the findings of the draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, which covered all active IRP sites at Galena Airport. A public meeting was held one night and was covered by the local Alaska Public Radio Network station (KIYU). The Air Force's proposed remedies for all sites included long-term monitoring (LTM) and land use controls (LUCs), which are complicated due to the pending base closure, uncertain base reuse by local entities, and State of Alaska ownership of the land that the Air Force has held under indefinite lease. Numerous sites with petroleum contaminated soil were proposed to be treated by air injection bioventing or landfarming, in combination with LTM and LUCs. More controversial was the proposed remedy of LTM and LUCs for a groundwater plume of trichloroethene that could pose an unacceptable future risk due to vapor intrusion. Both DEC and Department of Transportation (DOT) representatives will meet with support from assistant attorney generals to determine DOT's willingness to implement LUCs and accept risk-based cleanup levels for soil contamination on state land. Colin Craven
3/7/2006 Update or Other Action DEC submitted comments on the draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, including comments from a contracted risk assessment review. The Air Force's proposed remedies for multiple petroleum contaminated sites include limited excavation and in-place landfarming for surface soils, and bioventing for subsurface soils. DEC agreed to these remedies, many of which have already been implemented on a pilot scale or larger, and have shown largely promising results. All sites include long-term groundwater monitoring and land use controls (LUCs) as integral components, however, it is currently under discussion which entities that will implement the LUCs after the base closes. DEC has informed the Air Force that remedies relying on LUCs to prevent future exposure of people to contaminants will depend on the outcome of negotiations between the Air Force and the airport landowner (Alaska Department of Transportation). The risk assessment review comments posed numerous questions for resolution, including unexplained exclusion of data, and potentially inappropriate use of input parameters for the Johnson and Ettinger model for evaluating the risk posed by vapor intrusion. Comment resolution on the risk assessment is scheduled for middle March, and further negotiation on the implementation of LUCs is set for April. Colin Craven
3/14/2006 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC attended the 20th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) held in Anchorage. Representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, and Alaska Department of Transportation attended the meeting. The majority of the meeting was spent on comment resolution for the draft risk assessment contained within the draft remedial investigation. The discussion of land use controls continued from the January meeting. Colin Craven
6/1/2006 Site Characterization Workplan Approved DEC approved an Air Force work plan for installation of new monitoring wells at several sites, which includes limited groundwater sampling. Environmental restoration program sites included in this plan include: CTDSA South, Million Gallon Hill, Fire Training Area, POL Tank Farm, and JP-4 Fillstands. See the individual database entries for these sites for more details. Colin Craven
6/20/2006 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC attended the 21st meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) in the Galena base headquarters. Representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, City of Galena, and Alaska Department of Transportation attended the meeting. DEC contractors provided training presentations on vapor intrusion and a prior case example of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) involving state land ownership. Discussion also included updates on the local involvement in the BRAC process; the local organization for reuse planning will not be formally recognized as a Local Redevelopment Authority by the Air Force since no land transfer from the federal government will occur. Lastly, further comment resolution on the risk assessment took place, and updates on plans for new groundwater monitoring well installation was provided. Colin Craven
10/6/2006 Meeting or Teleconference Held DEC hosted the 22nd meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) in Anchorage. Representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, and Alaska Department of Transportation attended the meeting in person, while the City of Galena representative participated by teleconference. Discussion included updates on the local reuse plan under BRAC, as well as the Air Force’s plans for catching up with Compliance sites (USTs, ASTs, etc.) and planning for infrastructure demolition and disposal. The Air Force and DEC shared the progress of ongoing comment resolution meetings held outside the TPT working towards finalization of the remedial investigation and risk assessment. A new representative for the Louden Tribal Council expressed concern about the openness of the Galena environmental restoration to the locals in Galena. The Air Force responded by pointing to its involvement in the TPT as well as the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), while DEC encouraged Louden to serve as a voice for these concerns within the TPT or to help encourage greater public participation in the RAB. Colin Craven
11/17/2006 Meeting or Teleconference Held The 23rd meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) was held in Fairbanks, with representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, Galena Economic Development Committee (GEDC), and Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT) attending. Immediately before the TPT meeting, DEC and the Air Force conducted final comment resolution on the draft remedial investigation and feasibility study, including the human health risk assessment contained within the RI/FS. During the TPT meeting, the GEDC summarized a detailed conceptual base reuse plan, which outlines three levels of redevelopment ranging from minimal to extensive. All three scenarios envision the apron-front properties remaining under ADOT ownership while the City of Galena would take ownership of the main base “triangle” north of the apron-front lots. Other topics included discussions on land use control implementation by local Galena entities and the Alaska Department of Transportation, as well as presentation of basewide 2006 groundwater sampling results. Discussions with the Air Force continue due to the latest groundwater monitoring results, which found significantly higher benzene concentrations than expected. Specifics on the new groundwater data are presented in the database entry specific to each site (POL Tank Farm, Million Gallon Hill, JP-4 Fillstands, Fire Training Area, and CTDSA South). Colin Craven
1/18/2007 Meeting or Teleconference Held The 24th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) was held in Anchorage, with representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, Galena Economic Development Committee (GEDC), and Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT), and DEC attending. The GEDC representative provided an update of the Galena Airport reuse plan formulation, which will center around the existing and potentially expanding school system. The Air Force will soon provide draft versions of many relevant documents: the Environmental Condition of Property, Proposed Plans for the IRP sites, and an Environmental Assessment (NEPA) for creation of a new Air Force landfill. Based on the 2006 groundwater monitoring results discussed at the 23rd TPT meeting, the Air Force will initiate an internal peer review to evaluate potential characterization or remedial action necessary for consideration of the TPT. Colin Craven
3/8/2007 Meeting or Teleconference Held The 25th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) was held in Galena, with representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, Galena Interior Learning Academy, Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT), and DEC attending. The Galena Economic Development Committee representative called to state that the Galena Airport reuse plan would seek the “maximum development” scenario, and that interim funding would be sought from the Air Force to keep buildings maintained until reuse is implemented. It was decided to proceed with the proposed plan for three IRP sites that are ready for closure, but to delay the proposed plan for the other IRP sites until a path forward for the decision documents is clear in light of the 2006 groundwater monitoring results. Colin Craven
4/18/2007 Meeting or Teleconference Held The 26th meeting of the Galena Technical Project Team (TPT) was held in Anchorage, with representatives of the Air Force, Louden Tribal Council, Galena Economic Development Committee (GEDC), Galena Interior Learning Academy, Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT), and DEC attending. The GEDC is looking to expand the draft reuse plan based on shortcomings identified by the Office of Economic Adjustment; the final reuse plan will be complete by May 15. Still no work plan was available for the planned “compliance sites” investigation this summer, although it should be released before the next TPT meeting. DEC provided a summary of the Comprehensive Site Evaluations (Phase I) for the Military Munitions Response Program sites at Galena and Campion, which had found one munitions response area (MRA) at Galena northwest of the base triangle, and two MRAs at Campion south of the former installation along the roadway. Colin Craven
4/28/2008 Exposure Tracking Model On Hold Sitewide record only. Colin Craven
4/1/2010 CERCLA PA Prelimiary Assessment Reviewed and comments sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
4/1/2010 CERCLA PA For sites: AST44, AST1428, AST1552, AST 1568, AST1569, AST 1572, AST1573, AST15783, AST1772, AST1850, AST1854, AST1858, AST1859, AST1875, AST2000, and AST77506 UST1400, UST1401, UST1404, UST1428, UST1429, UST1552, UST1769, UST1854, UST1859, UST15783 OWS1573, OWS1833, OWS1845 OAP, PADS, VP09, PIPE, ILS8, TACAN1, SWQ B400, B408, B1403, B1558, S1769, B1770, B1812, S1850, B1879, B3002, B3205, AAs3, AOC023, BERM, BLA, TAR Fred Vreeman
4/12/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TPT meeting in Anchorage, discussion and comment resolution for QAPP approval Fred Vreeman
4/20/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held GIS sharing meeting Fred Vreeman
4/28/2010 Update or Other Action City of Galena discussion regarding land use controls Fred Vreeman
5/10/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other MMRP report reviwed, comments sent to USAF Amanda Loomis
5/26/2010 Public Notice Participation in public Restoration Advisory Board and stakeholder meetings in Galena Fred Vreeman
6/28/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TPT meeting in Anchorage, QAPP approval comment resolution continued Fred Vreeman
7/28/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2010 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
8/4/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2010 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
8/5/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved AST1569 SC WP approved Fred Vreeman
8/5/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved AST1875 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/5/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved OWS1833 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/5/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted AST1569 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/5/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted AST1875 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/5/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted S1850 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/5/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved S1850 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/11/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted AOC023CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/11/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved AOC023SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/11/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2010 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved AST1768 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1578-3 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved B1812 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted AST1768 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1578-3 CSM submitted Amanda Loomis
8/13/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted B1812 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1769 CSM submitted Amanda Loomis
8/13/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1770 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST 1859 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1769 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1770 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1859 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/13/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved S1769 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved B1402 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved B3205 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved OWS1845 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1401 CSM submitted Amanda Loomis
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1429 CSM submitted Amanda Loomis
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted OWS1845 CSM submitted Amanda Loomis
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted AST2000 CSM submitted Amanda Loomis
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1404 CSM submitted Amanda Loomis
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1428 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted UST1400 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted B400 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted B1558 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted OAP/PADS/VP09 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted BLA CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted B1402 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted B3005 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Conceptual Site Model Submitted Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved B400 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved B1558 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved OAP/PADS/VP09 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved BLA SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1400 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1401 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1404 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1428 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved UST1429 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved AST2000 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/24/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved B3005 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
8/26/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2010 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
9/1/2010 Site Visit Site work audit Amanda Loomis
9/8/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2010 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
9/8/2010 Site Characterization Workplan Approved SS015 SC Workplan approved Fred Vreeman
9/22/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2010 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
10/19/2010 Report or Workplan Review - Other Bioreactor Work Plan review Fred Vreeman
11/9/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2010 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
12/7/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held TPT meeting, 2010 sample data discussion for multiple sites, pre-RAB meeting discussion, 2011 field season discussions Fred Vreeman
12/8/2010 Public Notice Participation in public Restoration Advisory Board and stakeholder meetings in Galena Fred Vreeman
12/13/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting with Marty Brewer and USAR to discuss risk assessment Fred Vreeman
12/16/2010 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting with Earl Crapps and USAF to discuss MIS sampling Fred Vreeman
1/13/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Comments on Background soil study submitted Fred Vreeman
2/15/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TPT meeting, 2010 data summary for multiple sites and pathforward discussion. Fred Vreeman
2/23/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Comments on Vapor Intrusion Workplan submitted Fred Vreeman
3/4/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received Revised Draft Workplan for Full-scale Landfarming at Former Galena Forward Operating Location, Alaska, March 2011. Fred Vreeman
3/24/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting with Marty Brewer and USAR to discuss risk assessment Fred Vreeman
3/31/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Landfarm workplan comments submitted Fred Vreeman
4/15/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TPT meeting, multiple site discussion. Also included presentation of baseline groundwater data and IRA and landfarm workplans Fred Vreeman
4/21/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received Attachment D-45, 2011 Hydrogeologic Study FSP. Fred Vreeman
4/25/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC received a Draft field sampling plan for Characterization of Background Concentrations of Metals in Groundwater. Dennis Shepard
5/5/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TPT meeting, comment resolution meeting for multiple field sampling plans. Fred Vreeman
5/10/2011 Site Characterization Workplan Approved 2011 Site characterization step out work plan for multiple sites approved Fred Vreeman
5/11/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Meeting with Earl Crapps and USAF to discuss MIS sampling Fred Vreeman
5/23/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TPT meeting, comment resolution continued for multiple field sampling plans Fred Vreeman
5/25/2011 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Vapor Intrusion Scite Characterization of DOT Building Work Plan approved Fred Vreeman
5/25/2011 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Vapor Intrusion Scite Characterization of DOT Building Work Plan approved Fred Vreeman
6/9/2011 Site Visit Field work audit Fred Vreeman
6/10/2011 Site Visit LUC site visit James Ward
6/16/2011 Site Visit Field work audit and MMRP sites visit Amanda Loomis
6/21/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2011 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
6/22/2011 Public Notice Fred Vreeman
6/30/2011 Update or Other Action Triad Notes from 6/21/2011 Approved Fred Vreeman
7/5/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD meeting held, 2011 field data discussed Fred Vreeman
7/12/2011 Update or Other Action First Annual Land Use Control Agreement Report written for City of Galena James Ward
7/15/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Justification for Phase I Wells receieved from USAF Fred Vreeman
7/16/2011 Update or Other Action 2010 Boring Logs receieved from USAF Fred Vreeman
7/18/2011 Update or Other Action Historical boring logs received from USAF Fred Vreeman
7/20/2011 Update or Other Action Galena Newsletter received from USAF Fred Vreeman
7/21/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Revised Phase I well screen summary received from USAF Fred Vreeman
7/21/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Fred Vreeman
7/21/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Triad Meeting Fred Vreeman
7/26/2011 Interim Removal Action Approved Work Plan for Interim Removal Action Approved. Sites AST1569, SS005, SS016, SS014, and SS017. Fred Vreeman
7/28/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Additonal 11 Phase 1 Monitoring Well Approval Fred Vreeman
8/2/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other 7/21/2011 Triad meeting notes submitted by USAF for ADEC review Fred Vreeman
8/2/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD Meeting Fred Vreeman
8/5/2011 Conceptual Site Model Submitted OWS1833 CSM submitted Fred Vreeman
8/9/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other 8/2/2011 Triad meeting notes submitted by USAF for ADEC review Fred Vreeman
8/11/2011 Update or Other Action Document Submittal Schedule Received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/12/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Phase 2 Monitoring Well Installation Memo received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/12/2011 Update or Other Action Comments on Phase II Monitoring Well installations sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
8/15/2011 Update or Other Action Redline Triad notes for 7/21/2011 and 8/2/2011 sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
8/15/2011 Update or Other Action Set 1 of 2011 Field Logs and Data received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/16/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD Meeting Fred Vreeman
8/17/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Phase 2 Well installation response to comments received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/18/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Conditional approval for installation of Phase II Monitoring Wells Fred Vreeman
8/18/2011 Update or Other Action Draft TACAN1 FSP submitted by USAF Fred Vreeman
8/19/2011 Update or Other Action Draft Final Preliminary Assessment and Response to Comments document submitted by USAF Amanda Loomis
8/19/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other QAPP Updates received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/19/2011 Update or Other Action 2010 Data Quality Assessments received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/23/2011 Update or Other Action Final Background Soil Study received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/23/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other B408 Field Sampling Plan Comments sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
8/23/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held MMRP Meeting Fred Vreeman
8/24/2011 Update or Other Action Draft Disposal Areas Field Sampling Plans submitted from USAF Amanda Loomis
8/25/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other 2010 Annual Technical Report recieved from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/26/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other 2011 Draft Groundwater Contaminant Characterization Study received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/26/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Draft 2011 Hydrogeologic Study and Response to Comments received from USAF Fred Vreeman
8/29/2011 Update or Other Action TACAN1 FSP Comments sentto USAF Fred Vreeman
8/29/2011 Update or Other Action B408 FSP Comments sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
8/29/2011 Update or Other Action Draft Final B408 FSP and Response to Comments submitted by USAF Fred Vreeman
8/31/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC received the Draft Pilot-Test Bioreactor Startup and Commissioning Report, Site SS015, Former Galena FOL, Galena, Alaska. Dennis Shepard
9/1/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Comments on Field Sampling Plans for Disposal Areas DSNW, DSWD, DS1769 sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
9/2/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Site Lab Technical Memo received from USAF Fred Vreeman
9/2/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Biopile Sampling Plan Approved Fred Vreeman
9/2/2011 Update or Other Action Site Lab correlation value of 1000ppm approved Fred Vreeman
9/2/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Old Town Well Discussion Fred Vreeman
9/2/2011 Update or Other Action Final SS015 Field Sampling Plan submitted by USAF Fred Vreeman
9/7/2011 Update or Other Action TACAN1 Response to Comments submitted by USAF Fred Vreeman
9/8/2011 Update or Other Action Fall 2011 Groundwater sampling response letter sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
9/8/2011 Update or Other Action Preliminary Assessment Response to Comments replies sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
9/13/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TRIAD Meeting Fred Vreeman
9/15/2011 Update or Other Action TACAN1 comment response summary reply sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
9/15/2011 Update or Other Action Background Metals in Ground Water Field Sampling Plan response letter sent to USAF Fred Vreeman
9/16/2011 Update or Other Action Spill notification from USAF Fred Vreeman
9/16/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other 8/10/2011 Triad Notes submitted by USAF for ADEC review Fred Vreeman
9/16/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Preliminary Assessment Disposal Areas Response to Comments received from USAF Fred Vreeman
9/16/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held TACAN1 Meeting Fred Vreeman
9/19/2011 Update or Other Action Draft Final Optimization Study and Response to Comment submitted by USAF Fred Vreeman
9/19/2011 Update or Other Action Bioreactor Start-Up Report submitted by USAF Fred Vreeman
9/21/2011 Site Visit Galena Site visit and work audit. Dennis Shepard
9/27/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Triad meeting held. Sites SS015, SS020, OAP, and UST1428 discussed. Dennis Shepard
10/3/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC Received the Final Preliminary Assessment (PA) for Former Galena Forward Operating Location, September 2011. Of 58 sites evaluated in the Preliminary Assessment , 21 sites were recommended for further site investigation, 9 sites were recommended for site characterization, and 1 site was recommended for remedial investigation. Dennis Shepard
10/6/2011 Offsite Soil or Groundwater Disposal Approved Transport approval given for 150 cubic yards of petroleum contaminated soil from site OT099 to the temporary stockpile at Campion air field. Soil will be remediated in the planned Landfarm at Campion. Dennis Shepard
10/11/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Triad meeting held. Disposal Sites DS1769, DSWD discussed. ST005, SS014,017,021 and SS015 sampling and stepouts discussed. Dennis Shepard
10/17/2011 Site Visit Site visit and work audit to review direct push drilling methods. Dennis Shepard
10/20/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Triad meeting held. Discussion of sample results for ST005, SS006, SS019 and TU001. Dennis Shepard
10/25/2011 Site Visit Galena Site visit and work audit. VOC sample collection observed. Dennis Shepard
11/4/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received Draft Site Inspection reports (sites: AST1768, AST1875, B1558, B3005, BLA, UST1429, VP09) Dennis Shepard
11/16/2011 Meeting or Teleconference Held Stakeholders and RAB meeting held in Galena. ADEC Fred Vreeman and Dennis Shepard attend. Dennis Shepard
12/2/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC received Draft Site Inspection Reports for 5 sites (Sites: B1403, B3205, S1769, UST1404 and UST1769) Dennis Shepard
12/13/2011 Update or Other Action DEC approval of site investigation Workplan for Site B408. Dennis Shepard
12/13/2011 Update or Other Action DEC approval of site investigation Workplan for Site ST020. Dennis Shepard
12/14/2011 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received Draft Background Concentrations of Metals in Soil Report. Dennis Shepard
12/16/2011 Update or Other Action ADEC approved TRIAD meeting minutes for 2011 TRIADs 2,4,5,6,7,8. Dennis Shepard
12/27/2011 Update or Other Action Field Sampling Plan for Sites SS014/SS017/SS021 Approved. Dennis Shepard
12/28/2011 Update or Other Action Field Sampling Plan for TACAN1 Approved. Dennis Shepard
12/28/2011 Update or Other Action Field Sampling Plans for Sites DSWD, DSNW and DS1769 Approved. Dennis Shepard
12/29/2011 Update or Other Action Field Sampling Plans for Sites TU001 and SS016 Approved. Dennis Shepard
1/6/2012 Update or Other Action DEC received Final version of TRIAD meeting notes from the 2011 meetings. Dennis Shepard
1/6/2012 Update or Other Action DEC received Draft Site Characterization plans for 3 Sites (UST 1400, UST 1401 and UST 1770). Dennis Shepard
1/9/2012 Update or Other Action DEC received a Draft Interim Removal Action and Closure Report for Site OT099. Dennis Shepard
2/1/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC received Draft Site Inspection Reports for Sites AST2000, B408, TACAN1, DSNW and DS1769. Dennis Shepard
2/1/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other Received Draft Site Characterization reports for Sites B400, PADS, and AST1569. Dennis Shepard
2/15/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC provided comments and conditional approval for the Characterization of Background Concentrations of Metals in Groundwater Field Sampling Plan for Galena. Dennis Shepard
2/15/2012 Update or Other Action ADEC provided comments on the 2010 Data Quality Assessments for 2010 Sample data from Galena. Dennis Shepard
2/18/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC provided review comments on the 2012 Draft Site Characterization reports. Comments included were focused on Part 1: Introduction (all Sites) and Part 2: Site results reports for Sites UST1400, UST1401, UST1770, and B400. Dennis Shepard
2/29/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC received Draft Site inspection reports for Sites TAR and OWS1845. Dennis Shepard
3/6/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other Sent review comments for Draft Report for Building Demolition/Drum Removal Site (Site OT099), Interim Removal Action and Site Closure Report, Former Galena Forward Operating Location, Alaska. Dennis Shepard
3/9/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC reviewed and approved the Draft Final Redline, Attachment M-1, Sustainable Bioreactor Demonstration and Additional Site Characterization Work Plan. Dennis Shepard
3/9/2012 Update or Other Action ADEC approved the Draft Pilot-test Bioreactor Startup and Commissioning Report for Galene Site SS015. Dennis Shepard
3/12/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC provided review comments for Draft Site Inspection Reports for Sites AST2000, B408, DS1769, and DSNW, Former Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL), Galena, Alaska. Dennis Shepard
3/12/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC reviewed and provided comments on the Draft Site Inspection Report for Site TACAN1 at Galena. Dennis Shepard
3/14/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC reviewed and provided comments on the Draft Site Inspection Report for Site UST1429. Dennis Shepard
3/19/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC reveiwed and provided comments to the Air Force on a Draft Site Inspection Report for Site UST1404, Galena, Alaska. Dennis Shepard
3/19/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC reviewed and provided comments on the Draft Site Inspection Reports for Sites B1558, AST1768, AST1875, B3005, VP09, and BLA, Former Galena FOL, Galena, Alaska. Based on the report, ADEC review finds that a non-qualifying site determination is appropriate for these sites. Dennis Shepard
3/21/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC provided comments on the Draft Site Inspection report for Site UST1769. Dennis Shepard
3/22/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC provided comments on the Draft Site Inspection Report for Site S1769. Dennis Shepard
3/27/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC sent comments on the Draft Site Inspection report for Site TAR. Dennis Shepard
3/27/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other ADEC sent comments on the Draft Site Inspection report for Sites B3205 and B1403. The review found that a non-qualifying site designation is appropriate for these two sites. Dennis Shepard
3/29/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided comments on the Site Invsestigation report for Site OWS1845. Dennis Shepard
3/29/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided comments on a Site Characterization report for Site PADS. Dennis Shepard
3/29/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided comments on a Site Characterization report for Site AST1569. Dennis Shepard
4/4/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held A teleconference was held with representatives from the Air Force and its contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to discuss the draft data quality assessments for the 2011 Galena site investigations. The meeting clarified some data validation and usability questions for DEC. Dennis Shepard
4/9/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided approval of a technical memorandum for a Semi annual groundwater sampling event. Dennis Shepard
4/18/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the Site Investigation (SI) reports, Part 1 for Galena SI Sites. Dennis Shepard
4/18/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the Draft Characterization of Background Concentrations of Metals in Soil report. Dennis Shepard
4/23/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided comments on a revised draft Landfarm Work plan which addresses construction and maintenance of a landfarm to be located at the Campion Airstrip. Dennis Shepard
5/4/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the draft Galena supplemental Comprehensive Site Evaluation Phase II Work Plan for Military Munitions Responce Program. Dennis Shepard
5/4/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the Draft Uniform Federal Policy Quality Assurance Project Plans (UFP QAPP) updates for the Galena Work Plan. Dennis Shepard
5/11/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC received responce to comments from the Air Force concerning Galena Site investigations (SI) report part 1 comments that were originally provided on 4/18/2012. Dennis Shepard
5/11/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for Appendix G (Human Health and Ecological risk assessment methodology) to the Galena Work Plan. Dennis Shepard
5/11/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the draft final attachment D-43 (field sampling plan) for Site ST006. Dennis Shepard
5/11/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for attachment D-45 (field sampling plan) for Sites ST005 and CB001. Dennis Shepard
5/14/2012 Update or Other Action DEC provided comment on a draft Technical Memorandum No. 4, Draft Corrective Action Memorandum. Dennis Shepard
5/15/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided approval of the Galena Groundwater Modeling Workplan. Dennis Shepard
5/15/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments and approval of the Galena HydroGeologic report. Dennis Shepard
6/14/2012 Site Visit A site visit was conducted on June 14 and 15, 2012 in order to inspect test pits on the Landfarm at the Campion Airstrip. The site visit included an inspection of Monitoring wells south of the closed Wet Landfill (also known as the alternate landfill). The wet landfill monitoring wells (MW-3 and MW-4)were evaluated to determine if they were still useable. Depth to groundwater and total depth of completion were measured by lowereing a groundwater probe. Both MW-3 and MW-4 were found to be intact and usable. This information was collected in order to prepare a Groundwater sampling Request for Proposals (RFP) to address long term monitoring requirements for the closed landfills at Galena. Dennis Shepard
6/19/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held A meeting was held between the DEC and Air Force (AFCEE) project manager for Galena to discuss issues and priorities for submittal of reports for Galena Site investigations. Dennis Shepard
6/27/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC approved the Draft Final Work Plan for Landfarming at Galena. The Landfarm facility is located at the Campion Airstrip. Dennis Shepard
6/28/2012 Update or Other Action DEC responded to a written request from the Air Force concerning start up of brush clearing work for Military Munitions Responce Program Supplemental Site Investigation. The Air Force requested start up prior to full approval of the Work Plan. DEC expressed concerns for an early start up without an approved Workplan and did not concur. Dennis Shepard
6/28/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the Site Characterization results report for Site ST020. Dennis Shepard
6/28/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the Site Characterization results report for Site SS016. Dennis Shepard
7/2/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the Site Characterization results report for Site UST1428. Dennis Shepard
7/2/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held A teleconference was held between DEC and Air Force to discuss the draft Military Munitions Response Program Supplemental Site Investigation Workplan (MMRP WP). Dennis Shepard
7/5/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC approved changes to the Landfarm Issued for Construction Drawings. The drawing revisions documented addition of geotextile beneath a decon pad and seeding requirements for late season seeding. Dennis Shepard
7/11/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held A meeting was held between the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the United States Air Force (USAF) to discuss the remaining issues concerning the work plan, site specific field sampling plans (FSPs), and reporting for sites located at Galena. A Risk Assessment/Data Quality Meeting was proposed to resolve issues concerning the calculation of risk for the Site Characterization/Remedial Investigation reports and to address issues for the Data quality evaluations/ data usability in the Galena reports. Dennis Shepard
7/13/2012 Update or Other Action DEC provided a letter documenting Action Items identified during the 7/11/2012 (remaining issues for Galena reporting) meeting. Dennis Shepard
7/16/2012 Offsite Soil or Groundwater Disposal Approved DEC approved the transport of soil cutting from drilling activities (investigation derived waste) collected during 2010 and 2011 site investigations at Galena. The material was transported to the approved Landfarm at the Campion Airstrip. Dennis Shepard
7/16/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided review comments for the Data Quality Assessments on 2011 laboratory analytical data. Dennis Shepard
7/17/2012 Offsite Soil or Groundwater Disposal Approved DEC provided approval of soil transfer from the approved soil stockpile at the Landfarm to a newly constructed landfarm cell at the Galena landfarm at the Campion Airstrip. The soil originated at Sites SS005 and AST1569 at Galena. Dennis Shepard
7/19/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided a final reply to the responce to comments on Appendix G (Human Health and Ecological risk assessment methodology) to the WorkPlan for Galena. There are still unresolved issues concerning the determination of Exposure area and calculation of exposure point concentrations. A meeting to resolve the remaining risk assessment issues is planned for August 2, 2012. Dennis Shepard
7/25/2012 Site Visit Site visit to inspect landfarm cell construction and TAR investigation sites. Dennis Shepard
7/26/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC provided a reply to the responce to comments for Site SS019 field sampling plan. Dennis Shepard
8/1/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held Risk assessment and Data Quality issues resolution meetings were held at DEC offices in Anchorage, Alaska. Risk assessment methodology and Data validation/usability process was discussed for the Galena Investigation results reports. Dennis Shepard
8/9/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC approved a Technical Memorandum proposal to decommision and abandon several (9) groundwater monitoring wells at Galena. Dennis Shepard
8/10/2012 Offsite Soil or Groundwater Disposal Approved DEC approved transport of excess backfill soil from road reconstruction at the SS014/SS017 site locations. The backfill soil had a petroleum odor and was potentially contaminated from contact with contaminated groundwater and soil. The backfill had been used to fill the excavations from the 2011 Interim Removal Action at the SS014/SS017 sites. The soil was transported to the Landfarm at the Campion Airstrip. Dennis Shepard
8/15/2012 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC approved the addition of one 4 inch pipe to the decommissioning and abandonment request (approved 8/9/2012) for monitoring wells at Galena. The pipe is located approximately 330 feet north of the centerline of the main runway at Galena. ADOT has expedited the access approval for this decommissioning effort. Dennis Shepard
10/9/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held A meeting was held with Air Force Project Manager and Contractor staff to discuss RAB meeting presentations. The Air Force reported that the recently closed Performance Based Remediation (PBR) Contract for Galena received no Bids. The Air Force Project Manager is proposing a seperate one year contract (non-PBR) scope of work to address data gaps identified in the Investigation reports for the Galena sites. DEC is working to compile a Data Gaps list for all the Galena investigation sites. Dennis Shepard
10/10/2012 Update or Other Action DEC sent a letter to EPA concerning Risk Assessments (RAs) for Remedial Investigation Sites at Galena. DEC has asked EPA to provide an opinion on risk assessment issues requiring resolution for the remedial investigation sites at Galena. Specific issues of concern are: determination of risk assessment source area and calculation of exposure point concentrations Dennis Shepard
10/10/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) and Stakeholders meetings were held. Air Force discussed 2012 work completed and work planned for 2013. DEC presented a contaminated sites powerpoint presentation and demonstrated the Galena GIS database. Dennis Shepard
11/8/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held A meeting was conducted in Anchorage to identify and tabulate remaining data gaps for site characterization and remedial investigation Sites at Galena. DEC Staff and DEC Contractor Shannon and Wilson were in attendance. The data gap compilation is to be provided to the Air Force to facilitate the development of a scope of work for a one year contract to fill the remaining Data Gaps at Galena Sites. Dennis Shepard
11/28/2012 Meeting or Teleconference Held A meeting was held in Redding CA with members of the AF, AF Contractors and DEC staff and Contractors to discuss data gaps in site characterization for Galena Sites. Dennis Shepard
3/21/2013 Meeting or Teleconference Held During the review of Remedial Investigation results reports, ADEC expressed concern for the use of non-detect (ND) Method Detection Limit (MDL) exceeding results in nature and extent investigations and future risk assessments at the Galena sites. In order to address the ADEC concerns and to reach agreements on a path forward for the risk assessments at Galena, a risk scoping meeting for the Former Galena FOL, Alaska was held from 20 to 21 March 2013 in Austin, Texas at the Parsons Austin office. The meeting included discussions of upcoming FY13 field activities including: Review and evaluation of available site data for the Galena RI sites, review of data gaps, sufficiency of data and the usability of the data for inclusion into the risk assessments. Dennis Shepard
4/15/2013 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Technical Project Team meeting was held on April 15 & 16 to discuss plans for the 2013 field season at Galena Sites. In attendance were representatives from the Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC), AFCEC contractors: Booz Allen Hamilton, CH2MHill, Parsons, Tetra Tech, Subcontractors: Bethyl and Ahtna Engineering. Continuing Site Characterization, an Interim removal action of ~10,000 cubic yards DRO contaminated soil, and risk assessment issues were discussed. Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers also attended and presented on a scope of work for Military Munitions Response Program plans to investigate sites at Galena in FY13. Dennis Shepard
4/17/2013 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Remediation Advisory Board (RAB) meeting was held in Galena. Presentations by the Air Force and Air Force contractors: Ch2MHill, Parsons and Tetra Tech informed the community of work planned for FY13. Dennis Shepard
4/18/2013 Site Visit A site visit of the Galena / Campion Landfarm was conducted to determine the Landfarm conditions. Dennis Shepard
5/7/2013 Meeting or Teleconference Held Conference call was held to discuss: Document status, IRA Construction Report comments, Landfarm comments, SS015 comments Dennis Shepard
8/21/2013 Site Visit A site visit was completed. DEC, Air Force and U.S.Army Corp of Engineers representatives visited Military Munitions Restoration Program Sites in Galena to assess site conditions and effects of the spring Flooding. One area impacted contained blind seeds for calibration verification of the geophysical surveys. The team determined that a new area will need to be established for the blind seeds. Dennis Shepard
9/13/2013 Site Visit A Site visit was completed. DEC visited the removal action/excavation at SS016. Site DSWD was also visited to observe trenching at the PCB/potential tramsformer disposal site. Large amounts of metal debris was observed in the trench locations. Debris included: old electrical components and wiring, old engine and transmission parts, rusted drums, metal cable, and piping. A layer of blueish sludge was encountered from approximately 6 - 8 feet below ground surface with Tar chunks mingled throughout. Samples were collected of the worst looking soil/sludge material. The water table was encountered at approximately 8 feet below ground surface. After the DEC site visit, a second trench from the DSWD location encountered a full drum of presumed waste oil which was punctured during the excavation effort. the excavation was stopped and the drum and contents as well as impacted soil was containerized. A Spill report was made to DEC spill response. The oil and impacted soil were sampled and results are pending. Dennis Shepard
9/30/2013 Meeting or Teleconference Held A comment resolution meeting was held to discuss the draft final reports and RTCs for FT001, SS006/SS019, and SS015 Dennis Shepard
4/15/2014 Update or Other Action A Technical Project Team meeting was held to meet the Air Force newly selected Performance Based Remediation Contractor for Galena. The 6.5 year remediation contract was awarded to Parsons Governmental Services (Parsons). The contract includes completing the risk assessments, remediation feasibility studies, proposed plans and record of decision for remedial investigations at 10 Sites (FT001, SS006, SS013, SS015, SS019, SS018/AOC023, SS022/B400, DP023/DSWD, OW024/OWS1833, and SS025). A time critical removal action is planned for one of those sites (DP023/DSWD). The contract also includes proposing Cleanup work plans and putting remedies in place for 21 sites (CG001, CG002, SS005, CB001, ST005, ST009, ST010, SS014, SS016, SS017, ST020, SS021, TU001, CSS001/AST1569, CSS002/B1812, CSS005/PADS, CLP006/OAP, CST011/UST1428, CST013/UST1770, CST014/UST1859, and CST009/UST1400) that have completed site characterization. Dennis Shepard
6/24/2014 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Technical Project Team (TPT) meeting was held in Austin, Texas on June 24-25, 2014. The DEC Project Manager travelled to Austin and met with US Air Force (USAF) and their newly awarded performance based remediation contractor, Parsons Governmental Services (Parsons). The meeting was held to discuss the completion of site characterization, remedial investigations, feasibility studies and risk assessments, as well as discuss cleanup plans and remedies for the remediation of Galena sites over the next six and a half years. An unresolved issue from the meeting: Parsons is presenting cleanup remedy selections in Site Characterization report addendums. DEC is requesting additional detail to document the remedy selection process in the Site Characterization report addendums; including, the remedy options considered and rationale for why the remedy selected is the best choice for the Site. Dennis Shepard
10/22/2014 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Technical Project Team (TPT) meeting (#3) was held in Anchorage, Alaska on October 22-23, 2014 to discuss revisions to the Galena Work Plan/UFP-QAPP. The discussions resolved some outstanding issues from 2013 data quality reviews and developed language for UFP-QAPP revisions. The schedule for feasibility studies and cleanup plans was proposed by the performance based remediation contractor (Parsons). Dennis Shepard
11/6/2014 Institutional Control Record Established Institutional Controls established and entered into the database. Dennis Shepard
11/28/2014 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC approved the Data Quality Assessment (DQA) for 2014 Groundwater Monitoring, Former Galena FOL, Alaska. The DQA report contains the data quality assessment for groundwater samples collected as part of ongoing Groundwater Monitoring in 2014 at the Former Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL), Alaska. The report evaluates whether the analytical data obtained in the investigation are of sufficient quality and quantity to accomplish the project objectives. Monte Garroutte
3/17/2015 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Technical Project Team meeting (#4) was held in Anchorage, Alaska to discuss the Preliminary Hydrocarbon Risk Calculator Evaluation for CH2M HILL Sites at Galena, Alaska. The discussions included development and use of surrogate EPH/VPH Fuel profile data for galena sites that have similar Fuel releases and release dates. Dennis Shepard
4/14/2015 Meeting or Teleconference Held Technical Project Team meeting (#5) was held in order to review responses to comments for draft reports and Work Plans: OAP Supplemental Site Characterization, SS006/SS019 Supplemental Remedial Investigation, and DP023 (DSWD) Removal Action (TCRA Work Plan). The Agendas for the April 15, 2015 Remediation Advisory Board and Stakeholder meetings in Galena, Alaska were also discussed. Dennis Shepard
4/15/2015 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)meeting and a Stakeholder meeting was held in Galena, Alaska. Approximately 36 people attended the meeting including representatives from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), and the Galena Restoration Advisory Board (RAB). The meeting focused on 2015 Performance Based Remediation work planned for 2015. The Air Force PBR contractor presented slides and fact sheets on the CERCLA Time Critical Removal Action planned for the Site DSWD/DP023. Dennis Shepard
6/10/2015 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Technical Project Team meeting (6) was held in Fairbanks, Alaska to discuss the Performance Based Remediation Work Plans and schedule for the 2015 season. Dennis Shepard
6/12/2015 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC approved the Technical Memorandum, 2015 Site-Wide Data Collection Sampling Plan (CH2M HILL Sites), Former Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL), Alaska. The technical memorandum presents proposed activities for the 2015 field season in support of the Performance Based Remediation (PBR) contract for remediation sites managed by CH2M HILL at the Former Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL), Alaska. Dennis Shepard
6/17/2015 Report or Workplan Review - Other DEC approved the Technical Memorandum, 2015 Site-Wide Data Collection Sampling Plan (Parsons sites), Former Galena Forward Operating Location (FOL), Alaska. The technical memorandum presents the rationale, sample locations, and analytical protocols for a Site-Wide Data Collection Sampling Plan at sites managed by Parsons within the Former Galena FOL, Alaska. The Data collection is proposed to provide additional input data required for site-specific calculation of cumulative risk using either the DEC Hydrocarbon Risk Calculator (HRC) or Method Three cumulative risk calculations. Dennis Shepard
10/20/2015 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting was held in Galena Alaska. Topics discussed include the 2015 TAR and Pipeline investigation/inspections and the Site DP023 CERCLA Time Critical Removal Action. Three CERCLA proposed plans were presented at the RAB. The three proposed plans were for Sites SS015, SS022,and OW024. Public comments were recorded during the meeting and requests for written comments were solicited with a handout booklet which presented all three of the plans. Dennis Shepard
4/13/2016 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting was held in Galena Alaska. Topics discussed included summer restoration activities, recent preliminary assessment for per fluorinated compounds /results and a discussion of remediation technologies to be employed at Galena sites. Dennis Shepard
7/22/2016 CERCLA SI DEC provided acceptance for the Draft Final Uniform Federal Policy - Quality Assurance Project Plan (UFP-QAPP) Addendum, Site Inspection of PFC Release Areas at Multiple BRAC Installations. Dennis Shepard
7/26/2016 Update or Other Action DEC approved the Uniform Federal Policy, Quality Assurance Program Plan (UFP QAPP) for Performance-Based Remediation, Former Galena Forward Operating Location, Galena, Alaska. Dennis Shepard
10/25/2016 Meeting or Teleconference Held A Technical project team meeting was held to discuss multiple sites and facility issues. The DEC comments for draft Cleanup plans were discussed. The cleanup plans are proposing alternate cleanup levels (ACLs) for several contaminated sites/areas. Due to the changes in DEC cleanup levels, the ACLs are being reevaluated with the New Method three calculator. Dennis Shepard
10/26/2016 CERCLA Proposed Plan A restoration advisory board (RAB) meeting was held in Galena. Prior to the RAB meeting,Proposed plans were presented for sites Fire Protection Training Area (FT001), Waste Accumulation Area (SS018) and West Perimeter Road TCE Spill (SS025). Dennis Shepard
10/26/2016 Meeting or Teleconference Held A restoration Advisory board meeting was held in Galena Alaska to discuss the general and specific status of site investigations and cleanup at Galena. Dennis Shepard
5/24/2017 Meeting or Teleconference Held A restoration Advisory Board meeting was held in Galena, Alaska. Preliminary site investigation results were presented from the 2016 Site Investigation for Per-Florinated Compounds (PFCs). Four sites in Galena have confirmed PFOS and PFOA in soil and groundwater above DEC cleanup levels. Two additional sites were confirmed to have PFOS in soil exceeding DEC cleanup levels. Dennis Shepard

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