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Comment Period

Exxon Station 73594, Vancouver

Public comment period

March 11, 2021 - April 11, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on removing the environmental covenant from this site. An environmental covenant limits the way a property is used to protect human health and the environment when contamination remains on the site. 

Ecology invites you to review and comment on the following document:

The Exxon 73594 site used to be a service station. When the station was operating, petroleum from underground storage tanks contaminated soil and groundwater. Before 1988, the underground storage tanks and the pump island were removed. Between 1988 and 2002 studies showed petroleum contamination in soil and petroleum and lead contamination of groundwater.

The owner installed a system to remove petroleum vapors from soil and groundwater. In 2008, tests showed that petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and groundwater had decreased below state cleanup levels.

In 2010, groundwater sampling confirmed that lead concentration was above state cleanup levels. Based on the lead contamination in the groundwater, an environmental covenant was recorded for the site in 2013.

Results of monitoring in 2018 indicated that lead concentration in groundwater decreased and was below state cleanup levels. In 2020, we issued a No Further Action letter and the owner requested removal of the covenant from the property.

Ecology will consider comments received during the comment period. If there are no significant changes, Ecology will remove the covenant from the site.​

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Panjini Balaraju
PO Box 47775, Olympia, WA 98504-7775
Vancouver, WA
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Panjini Balaraju
Periodic Review Coordinator

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