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Comment Period

Inland Empire Paper site

Third Periodic Review Report

Sept. 20, 2021 - Oct. 19, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on the draft periodic review report for the Inland Empire Paper site.

In 2001, a spill of about 600 gallons of oil was found coming from a storage tank at Inland Empire Paper, a newsprint manufacturer. The oil tank was removed and contaminated soil was excavated and disposed at an approved landfill. Some contaminated soil was left where digging might damage a building, so a restrictive covenant was filed to prohibit activities that could expose people or animals to the remaining contaminated soil. Groundwater was sampled, and contamination wasn't detected. 

Ecology visited the site for the third periodic review August 24, 2021​, and found the cleanup remains intact.

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Next steps

We will review comments received during the comment period and make recommendations for suggested changes. The periodic review will become final if no significant changes are made. An additional public comment period will be held if significant changes are made.

We will hold an online public meeting if 10 or more people request one.

About periodic reviews

We conduct a periodic review at least every five years at cleanup sites where some contamination remains, as required by the Model Toxics Control Act. The purposes of the review are to evaluate site conditions and to ensure continued protection of human health and the environment.

This is the third periodic review for this cleanup site.

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Ted Uecker
4601 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99205
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Ted Uecker
Site Manager

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