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Contaminated Sites Program
Project Scoping Human Health and Ecological Risk
Contaminant Screening an Establishing Cleanup Levels Remediation Operations
Site Characterization and Cleanup Closure and Institutional Controls
Analytical Methods and Quality Assurance Regulations and Statutes

Industry Preparedness Program
Facility and Vessel Contingency Plans Financial Responsibility Forms
Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks Undergound Petroleum Storage Tanks

Prevention and Emergency Response Program
Home Heating Oil Tanks Spill Response

Contaminated Sites Program

bullet CSP Homepage

bullet See an explanation of the regulatory cleanup process
bullet See information on Selecting an Environmental Consultant
bullet See the list of Approvals/Authorizations for the cleanup process


Project Scoping
Download Document Date
Conceptual Site Model (CSM) Policy Guidance
More information bullet Frequently Asked Questions
PDF 680 K October 2010
bullet Human Health Scoping Form (interactive)   PDF 293 K October 2010
bullet Human Health Graphic Form (interactive)    PDF 88 K October 2010

Ecoscoping Guidance: A Tool for Developing an Ecological Conceptual Site Model

This March 2014 guidance was updated from the January 2012 version to remove the Species of Special Concern List, because the Alaska Department of Fish and Game no longer maintains or updates the list.

PDF 496K March 2014
User's Guide for Selection and Application of Default Assessment Endpoints and Indicator Species in Alaskan Ecoregions PDF 477K June 1999

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Contaminant Screening and Establishing Cleanup Levels
Download Document Date
Soil Cleanup Levels under Method Two PDF 71 K October 2008

Groundwater Cleanup Levels

PDF 26 K October 2008

Cleanup Levels Guidance

PDF 226 K June 2008
bullet Web-Based Method Three Calculator Method Three Calculator December 2008

Hydrocarbon Risk Calculator

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DEC Implementing Guidance for the Hydrocarbon Risk Calculator


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The Hydrocarbon Risk Calculator (HRC) can be used as an alternative to the Method 3 online calculator and can be used under Method 4 when following the Risk Assessment Procedures Manual. Consult the accompanying User Manual for details on applying this tool at sites and contact your DEC project manager prior to using it on your project.

 

bulletFor more information, contact Brian Englund at (907) 269-7526.

User Manual - PDF 8.3MB

Hydrocarbon Risk Calculator (Ver. 1.1) - Excel 1.9MB

Mass Fraction Spreadsheet - Excel 81K

Data Presentation Templates - Excel 190K
March 2011
Arsenic Technical Memorandum PDF 16 K March 2009

PCBs

State requirements for cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are outlined in 18 AAC 75.341 and 345. The federal requirements are outlined in 40 CFR Part 761.61. DEC recommends following EPA TSCA guidance for PCBs and coordination with DEC:

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Site Revitalization Guidance Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (See pdf in next column.)

The EPA Region 10 PCB coordinator: Michelle Mullin at (206) 553-1616. The EPA Region 10 PCB website: www.epa.gov/region10/pcb.html.

PDF 5.2 MB

Guidance dated
November 2005

Soil Water Partitioning Technical Memorandum PDF 27 K November 2008
Arctic Zone Cleanup Levels Guidance PDF 10 K December 1999
Contamination in Hydrologically Connected Groundwater and Surface Water PDF 22 K April 2011
EPA's Land Use in the CERCLA Remedy Selection PDF 815 K October 2001

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Site Characterization and Cleanup
Download Document Date
Dredge Material Guidance

PDF 155K

June 2013
Site Characterization Work Plan and Reporting Guidance for Investigation of Contaminated Sites PDF 168K September 2009
Underground Storage Tank Procedures Manual

PDF 713K

November 2002
Groundwater In The Unsaturated And Saturated Zones -- Guidance No. SPAR 00-1 PDF 9K February 2000
Statistical Design / Analysis

Draft Guidance on MULTI INCREMENT Soil Sampling

PDF 118K March 2009

Military Munitions,
Army Corps of Engineers Interim guidance for the Implementation of Incremental Sampling of Soil for the Military Munitions Response Program.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, look for # 09-02 August 2009

For additional information on statistical design and analysis see:
EPA's web site on Technical Support Center for Monitoring and Site Characterization.

ProUCL statistical software may be downloaded at this link.  

Environmental Molecular Diagnostics (EMDs)

 

EMDs are isotopic chemical analyses and molecular microbiological techniques that can provide additional lines of evidence to assess biodegradation or contaminant
attenuation.

ITRC fact sheets
PDF 1.3MB
November 2011
ITRC Environmental Molecular Diagnostics PDF 4MB April 2013

Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA)

 

Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) refers to the reliance on natural attenuation processes in soil or groundwater to reduce contaminant mass or concentration, and achieve site-specific cleanup objectives within a time frame that is reasonable and practicable compared to that offered by other more active remedial methods. For additional information on use and evaluation of MNA as cleanup remedy, see:

EPA's web site on Monitored Natural Attenuation references, guidances, and computer applications.
  October 2013
Determining Background Concentrations (EPA Guidance) PDF 1.2MB September 2002
EPA Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance for Hazardous Waste Sites PDF 2.6MB December 2005
Monitoring Well Guidance Recommended Practices for Monitoring Well Design, Installation and Decommissioning

PDF 3.1MB

April 1992
Monitoring Well Guidance PDF 246K September 2013
Guidance for Fate and Transport Modeling (CSRP 98-001) PDF 74K July 1998
Vapor Intrusion Guidance
For questions, please contant Todd Blessing at (907) 269-7699.
PDF 1.14MB
October
2012
Appendix I, Building Survey form PDF 147K
October
2012
Lab Data Review Checklist for Air Samples PDF 166 K DOCX 70 K
September
2012
EPA DRAFT VI guidance on vapor intrusion pathway.
Raymark VI report 4.3 MB
   

Vapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical Guideline by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council)

PDF 3.1 MB

January 2007
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Technical Memorandum
PDF 20K September 2008
Draft Field Sampling Guidance
For contaminated sites and leaking underground storage tank sites.
PDF 986K May 2010
Drycleaners
The State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners (SCRD) and DEC encourages use of the SCRD website at http://www.drycleancoalition.org.

DEC recommends the SCRD's guidance, Conducting Contamination Assessment Work at Drycleaning Sites. Site characterization workplans must be approved by DEC staff prior to implementation.
PDF 2.0MB October 2010
Utility and Right-of-Way Projects with Contaminated Media
Technical memorandum on how to manage petroleum contaminated soil, water or free-product during construction and maintenance projects.
PDF 88K March 2014

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Analytical Methods and Quality Assurance
Download Document Date
Underground Storage Tank Procedures Manual

PDF 713 K
November 2002

Laboratory Data and Quality Assurance Policy - Technical Memorandum
bullet For more information, contact Todd Blessing
       at (907) 269- 7699.

PDF 19 K March 2009
bullet Laboratory Data Review Checklist PDF 616 K
DOC 28 K
January 2010
bullet Laboratory Data Review Checklist for Air Samples PDF 166 K
DOC 28 K
September 2012
Biogenic Interference and Silica Gel Cleanup - Technical Memorandum

bullet For more information, contact Brian Englund

       at (907) 269-7526.

PDF 36 K May 2006
EPA's Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods (SW-846) -- Adopted by Reference

EPA website

PDF 1.4 MB

 
EPA's Quality System Web page
EPA website
 
Guidelines for Data Reporting, Data Averaging and Treatment of Non-Detect Values - Technical Memorandum

PDF 16 K

June 2012

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Human Health and Ecological Risk
Download Document Date
Conceptual Site Model (CSM) Policy Guidance - Recommended
More information bullet Frequently Asked Questions
PDF 680 K October 2010
Toxicity of the Polar Fraction in Petroleum - Technical Memorandum PDF 16.3 K January 2001
Risk Assessment
DRAFT Risk Assessment Procedures Manual
Updated and Recommended for Use
PDF 995K - DRAFT November 2011
Risk Assessment Procedures Manual
Adopted by Reference
PDF 305K June 2000
For more information, contact Ted Wu at (907) 451-2269.    
Cumulative Risk Guidance -- Adopted by Reference PDF 139 K June 2008

Ecoscoping Guidance: A Tool for Developing an Ecological Conceptual Site Model

This March 2014 guidance was updated from the January 2012 version to remove the Species of Special Concern List, because the Alaska Department of Fish and Game no longer maintains or updates the list.

PDF 496K March 2014
User's Guide for Selection and Application of Default Assessment Endpoints and Indicator Species in Alaskan Ecoregions PDF 477K June 1999

Technical Background Document for Selection and Application of Default Assessment Endpoints and Indicator Species in Alaskan Ecoregions

Click Here for Figures and Tables
PDF 694K June 1999
Sediment Quality Guidelines - Technical Memorandum PDF 57 K January 2013
Sediment Quality Guideline Options for the State of Alaska PDF 591 K May 2001
EPA Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance for Hazardous Waste Sites PDF 2.6MB December 2005
EPA Eco Update - Evaluating Ground-Water/Surface-Water Transition Zones in Ecological Risk Assessments PDF 1081K July 2008
EPA Region 10 Recommendations Regarding TCE Toxcity in Human Health Risk Assessments PDF 608 K December 2012
DEC Fact Sheet – Additional Information about Exposure to TCE PDF 169K January 2014

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Remediation Operations
Download Document Date
Operation Requirements for Soil Treatment Facilities -- Adopted by Reference PDF 224 K March 15, 2013
Request Form for Contaminated Soil Transport and Treatment Approval PDF 23 K October 2009
Petroleum Hydrocarbon Cleanup for Oversize Material - Technical Memorandum PDF 32 K September 2005
Design and Maintenance of Landfarming Operations - Technical Memorandum PDF 69 K March 2011
Closure and Institutional Controls
Download Document Date
Site Closure Memorandum PDF 268K July 2009

Institutional Control Guidance

PDF 710K February 2011

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Industry Preparedness Program bullet IPP Homepage

 

Sections of IPP Guidance
Facility and Vessel Contingency Plans Financial Responsibility Forms Aboveground Storage Tanks
Underground Storage Tanks Underground Storage Tank Forms Underground Storage Tank Training

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Facility and Vessel Contingency Plan Applications
Download Document Date
Contingency Plan Application PDF 70K 9/23/04
Statement of Contractual Terms PDF 12K 9/23/04
Contingency Plan Verification Log PDF 28K 10/25/13
Nontank Vessel Streamlined Plan Application PDF 590K 7/03
Instruction Sheet for Streamlined Plan Application PDF 234K 7/03
Nontank Vessel Equivalent Plan Application PDF 99K 7/03
Primary Response Action Contractor Application PDF 75K 2/07

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Financial Responsibility Forms
Download Document Date
Financial Responsibility Application PDF 120K 1/09
Nontank Vessel Financial Responsibility Application PDF 103K 1/06
Surety Bond Form A PDF 79K 10/03
Guaranty Form B PDF 84K 4/04

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Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks
Download Document Date
Underground Storage Tank Procedures Manual
Requirements for Treatment of Contaminated Soil and Water, Remediation Technologies, Sampling Procedures, and Laboratory Data Submittals and Alaska Analytical Methods

PDF 713K  or  
DOC 2.08M

November 7, 2002
Operation and Maintenance Manual PDF 1.2M  
Automatic Line Leak Detectors PDF 64K  
Automatic Tank Gauges EPA document EPA webpage with download  
EPA UST Publications List EPA has lots of great UST publications on their web page. Free EPA documents on Underground Storage Tanks: Call 1-800-424-9346 EPA webpage  
Financial Responsibility --> EPA FR webpage

UST FR webpage

Inspector Handbook
The definitive handbook for third party inspectors.

Part 1 PDF 1.12M
Part 2 PDF 1.01M

 
Underground Storage Tank Training Training webpage  
Leak Detection Recrodkeeping Fact Sheet PDF 105K

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Underground Storage Tank Forms
Download Document Date

The following forms are required to be submitted whenever you perform significant work at an Underground Storage Tank system.

2013 Inspection Report Form
Due every three years
PDF 715K  
2013 Inspection Report Emergency Generator Form
Due every three years
PDF 715K  

UST Registration
Registration for Installation, Repair, Upgrade or Reconfiguration for new or existing underground storage tank. No more than 30 days after installation or return to operation (for Upgrades, too)

PDF 34K  
Change Ownership of UST
15 to 60 days after change of ownership
PDF 15K  
Intent to Install or Reconfigure a UST
15 to 60 days prior to tank work
PDF 18K  

Corrosion Log
60-Day Log for Impressed Current Cathodic Protection

PDF 11K  
Out of Service Part 1
Taken Out of Service or Temporary Closure of an underground storage tank
PDF 73K  
Out of Service Part 2
Empty Tank Affidavit
PDF 58K  
Closure of an UST
15 to 60 days prior to closure work
PDF 22K  
Post-Closure of an UST
30 days after closure complete
PDF 19K  
Site Assessment/Release Investigation
Site Assessment report within 60 days from date of closure
Release Investigation report within 45 days from date of closure
PDF 23K  
Preliminary Risk Evaluation Form PDF 420K  
Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility Form PDF 147K  
Underground Storage Tank Financial Guarantee Form
Proof of Financial Responsibility
PDF 25 K  
Underground Storage Tank Surety Bond Form
Proof of Financial Responsibility
PDF 28 K  
Class A/B Facility Operator Designation Form PDF 252 K  
Class C Operator Training ADEC Recommended Checklist PDF 47 K  

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Aboveground Storage Tanks
Download Document Date
Secondary Containment Requirements At Tank Truck and Rail Car Loading and Unloading Areas PDF 205K August 2004
Operator Training Handbook

Manual (sections 1-5) PDF 1.8 MB
Appendices A-C PDF 1.0 MB
Appendices D-E PDF 2.3 MB

January 2003

Prevention and Emergency Response Program Guidancebullet PERP Homepage

 

Sections of PERP Guidance
Home Heating Oil Tanks Spill Response  

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Home Heating Oil Tanks 
-- Please see the Home Heating Oil Tank webpage
Download Document Date
Home Heating Oil Tanks
A complete guide for property owners
PDF 715K January 2003
Installation Brochure PDF 192K March 2012
Inspection Checklist PDF 146K March 2012
Aboveground Tank Inspection Brochure PDF 849K March 2012
Underground Tank Inspection Brochure PDF 1.13MB March 2012
Underground Tank Closure Brochure PDF 1.13MB March 2012
Tank Safety in Flood and Earthquake Areas PDF 547K March 2012
Spill Reporting Placards PDF 207K June 2010

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Spill Response
Download Document Date

In Situ Burning Guidelines for Alaska, Revision 1 -- FINAL (August 2008)
The Alaska in situ burning guidelines are used by State and Federal onscene coordinators to authorize an emergency in situ burn of oil
PDF 645K August 2008
Alaska Incident Management System (AIMS)
Guide for Oil and Hazardous Substance Response cooperatively developed by industry, spill coops, Federal and State agencies. On the Alaska RRT website
AIMS webpage  
Tundra Treatment Manual
Literature review and tundra cleanup guidelines.
Tundra Treatment webpage  
Alaska Regional Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Teams
Brochure providing a general overview of regional hazmat response teams in Alaska
PDF 598K May 2002
Contaminated Soil Transport and Treatment Request Form. Currently, Alaska Soil Recycling, Inc. (ASR) is the only bonded soil treatment facility in Alaska.  As a bonded facility, they are allowed to co-mingle contaminated soil for treatment under their approved facility operations plan.  Post-treatment soil samples are collected and analyzed at regular intervals to insure that the contaminants are successfully treated.  Because the post-treatment analytical results for co-mingled soils are provided directly to ADEC, the Responsible Party does not have to provide a separate copy of the post-treatment analytical results as indicated in the form. PDF 37K July 2009

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