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Site Report: Haines-Fairbanks Pipeline MP 343.9

Site Name: Haines-Fairbanks Pipeline MP 343.9
Address: Alaska Highway Mile 1226, Haines-Fairbanks Pipeline MP 343.5, Northway, AK 99764
File Number: 900.38.001
Hazard ID: 4467
Status: Cleanup Complete
Staff: No Longer Assigned, 9074655229
Latitude: 62.671240
Longitude: -141.064770
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.


Location of Scottie Creek scraper trap. The Corps of Engineers has identified the most likely locations where petroleum contamination might be present, including: 1) valves, 2) locations of documented spills, 3) locations where contamination has been noted by local residents or other persons, and 4) scraper traps and pump stations. These locations were the basis for the Site Investigations that were conducted in order to determine if petroleum contamination is present along the pipeline. Interviews of personnel who worked on the pipeline stated that significant volumes (1,000’s of gallons) of fuel were released to the ground during pigging operations at the site. The trap was located on the north side of the Alaska Highway, west of the Scottie Creek Lodge entrance. The pipeline and trap assembly have been removed from this area. Only the concrete slab foundations for the trap assembly remain in place. 3/13/18: A significant excavation of petroleum contaminated soil has occurred and the site now meets ADEC cleanup levels.

Action Information

Action Date Action Description DEC Staff
7/17/2007 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Site characterization workplan approved Anne Marie Palmieri
10/22/2007 Site Added to Database Site added to the database. Mitzi Read
4/29/2008 Site Characterization Workplan Approved Workplan approved for the USACE to conduct ROST activities in May 2008. Anne Marie Palmieri
9/4/2008 Site Characterization Report Approved Report approval from 2007 activities. Two scraper traps were present at this location. Contamination was found at each one. 20 cubic yards of soil was excavated. Confirmation samples showed that contamination is still present. At the West trap: DRO = 2500 mg/kg, GRO = 690 mg/kg. At the East trap: DRO = 8400 mg/kg, GRO = 2000 mg/kg. Additional work needed. Anne Marie Palmieri
3/5/2009 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking Initial ranking with ETM completed for source area id: 75454 name: auto-generated pm edit Haines-Fairbanks Pipeline MP 343.5 Anne Marie Palmieri
9/29/2010 CERCLA SI 2008 ROST SI approved this date. At this site, 8 probes were installed and no analytical samples were collected. Petroleum contaminated soil was found but contamination was not delineated due to wet and marshy soil conditions. Anne Marie Palmieri
2/4/2013 Update or Other Action Project manager changed from Palmieri to Morris. Anne Marie Palmieri
12/17/2015 Update or Other Action Staff changed to Danielle Duncan and hard file transferred to the Juneau office. Kristin Thompson
4/20/2016 Update or Other Action RP received right of entry to conduct work. Danielle Duncan
11/22/2016 Update or Other Action The work plan is in the works. Danielle Duncan
1/25/2017 Update or Other Action Provided comments on the draft work plan for Scottie Creek, Birch Lake, and Timber Pump Station. Danielle Duncan
3/23/2017 Update or Other Action Approved the work plan this date for removal of tanks, piping, etc. and some petroleum contaminated soil. Danielle Duncan
7/6/2017 Update or Other Action Bristol completed Scottie Creek and they believe they reached clean soil on the floor and sidewalls of the excavation. We are still awaiting results of confirmation samples. Danielle Duncan
3/13/2018 Exposure Tracking Model Ranking A new updated ranking with ETM has been completed for source area 75454 auto-generated pm edit Haines-Fairbanks Pipeline MP 343.5. Danielle Duncan
3/14/2018 Report or Workplan Review - Other Sent comments on the draft Scottie Creek/Birch Lake/Timber Pump Removal Action report. Danielle Duncan
4/5/2018 Update or Other Action Accepted responses to my comments on the Scottie/Birch/Timber Draft RmAR (Rev 0), February 2018 this date. Danielle Duncan
5/30/2018 Final Cleanup Report Reviewed Reviewed and approved the report titled: 2017 Source and Contaminated Soil Removal Report Final (Revision 1). The work at Scottie Creek scraper trap included removing and excavating two concrete slabs, piping, and other appurtenances. The excavation measured approximately 670 square feet (ft.) and had a depth of about 9 to 13 ft. The results of the confirmation samples met ADEC cleanup levels. The 1,700 tons of petroleum contaminated soil was sent to Organic Incineration Technology (OIT) for treatment. The ADEC concurs that no further action is needed at the Scottie Creek Scraper Trap and the ADEC anticipates closure of this site. Danielle Duncan
6/18/2018 Update or Other Action The army's closure report should be ready in about 3 weeks. Danielle Duncan
9/10/2018 Cleanup Complete Determination Issued The site meets the most stringent ADEC cleanup levels and is now cleanup complete. Danielle Duncan

Contaminant Information

Name Level Description Media Comments
DRO < Method 2 Most Stringent Soil
GRO < Method 2 Most Stringent Soil

Control Type

Type Details
No ICs Required


Description Details
Advance approval required to transport soil or groundwater off-site.
Movement or use of contaminated material (including on site) in a manner that results in a violation of the water quality standards is prohibited (18 AAC 70)

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