ERRS and START contractors and the EPA OSC mobilized to the site on the morning of Wednesday, March 2, 2016. ERRS contractors and the EPA OSC arrived at the site in the early afternoon, and ERRS promptly set up the equipment and proceeded to hydroseed the retention area.
2.1.2 Response Actions to Date
This POLREP covers the operational period from March 2, 2016 through March 3, 2016.
Wednesday, March 2
1. ERRS loaded
6 bags of mulch, 1/2 bag of fertilizer, seed, and 1,000 gallons of
water into a towable 1,000-gallon Hydroseeder.
2. ERRS hydraulically
applied all 1,000 gallons of the hydroseed mixture to the retention area. They mixed
a second batch and applied it as well. A small portion of the second batch was hydraulically applied to the slope above the new access ramp to
the north side of the wall that had been built in April 2015.
3. While the hydroseed was applied, OSCs Zavala and Weigel talked to the church representative, the pastor, about the effort to have the grass grow in the retention area and the possibility of coming back to apply gravel if the grass didn't grow this time. All parties agreed to wait until July to see if the grass would grow.
4. The ERRS response manager and OCSs Zavala and Weigel inspected the retention wall. No issues were noted.
5. ERRS cleaned the equipment (hydroseeder) and demobilized from the site.
Thursday, March 3
1. START and the EPA OSC conducted an inspection of the site and at the same time trained one of the representatives, the pastor, so that he understood what needs to be done during the inspection. He agreed to conduct the inspections and gave EPA some feedback about it. The pastor asked about the frequency of asphalt maintenance, which EPA will look into. The Pastor also asked for the names of contractors that could provide this work. OSC Zavala will contact the pastor to provide this information in addition to a draft of the Post Removal Site Controls documents including the inspection and maintenance sheets.
2.1.4 Progress Metrics