SITE DESCRIPTIONThe Olympic Wood Products (OWP) site is located at 30 E. Export Road in Shelton, in an industrial area. Simpson Lumber Company now rents the property from the Port of Shelton (port). Simpson uses it as a lumber mill and storage yard.
Why is it a cleanup site?
In the past, OWP used the site for milling and treating wood. Wood treating activities and spills contaminated areas of the site. Investigations found two types of petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH-D and TPH-O), pentachlorophenol (PCP), and di-iodo-butane above state cleanup levels. In 1995, Ecology placed the site on the Hazardous Sites List.
How was the site cleaned up?
OWP entered the Voluntary Cleanup Program in 2003. In 2004, OWP removed contaminated soil and sent it to a landfill. However, they could not remove some contaminated soil without damaging structures and machines. OWP filled the areas with clean soil and covered them with pavement.
In order to consider the site cleaned up, Ecology required the owner, the port, to record a restrictive (environmental) covenant for the site. Ecology issued a No Further Action determination in 2004.
What does the restrictive covenant do?The covenant prohibits activities that could result in the release of contaminants that remain at the site. It ensures that current and future property owners maintain and repair pavement that covers contaminated soil and inform anyone leasing the property.
PERIODIC REVIEWEcology reviews cleanups at least every five years to make sure they still protect human health and the environment. The cleanup appears to be protective.
While contaminated soil remains on the site, pavement prevents contact with it. A covenant is also in place. The port must continue inspecting and maintaining the pavement.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD MARCH 22, 2012-APRIL 20, 2012A draft periodic review report is available for your review and comment. Please send comments to site manager Panjini Balaraju email@example.com through April 20, 2012.
Ecology will respond to comments at the end of the comment period. Ecology will do another periodic review in five years.