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Orofino Asbestos Site

All POL/SITREP's for this site Orofino Asbestos Site
Orofino, Clearwater County, ID - EPA Region X
Orofino Asbestos Site- Re-Seeding the Retention Area
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Orofino Asbestos Site - Removal Polrep

EPA Emergency Response

Region X

Subject: POLREP #9
Orofino Asbestos Site- Re-Seeding the Retention Area
Orofino Asbestos Site
Orofino, Clearwater County, ID
Latitude: 46.4793470 Longitude: -116.2551395

To: James Werntz, EPA Region 10 (POLREP List)
Calvin Terada, EPA Region 10 (POLREP List)
Wally Moon, EPA Region 10 (POLREP List)

From: Angie Zavala, On-Scene Coordinator
Date: 3/7/2016
Reporting Period: 3/02/2016 to 3/03/2016

1. Introduction
  1.1 Background
Site Number: IDN001002885    Contract Number:  
D.O. Number:      Action Memo Date: 4/7/2015
Response Authority: CERCLA    Response Type: Time-Critical
Response Lead: EPA    Incident Category: Removal Action
NPL Status: Non NPL    Operable Unit:
Mobilization Date: 3/2/2016    Start Date: 3/2/2016
Demob Date: 3/3/2016    Completion Date: 3/3/2016
ERNS No.:    State Notification: 09/30/2010
FPN#:    Reimbursable Account #:

1.1.1 Incident Category
Fund Lead Removal Action. 

1.1.2 Site Description
Please see previous pollution reports. Location
The repository site is located at the FBC, Orofino, Clearwater County, Idaho.

2. Current Activities
  2.1 Operations Section
2.1.1 Narrative

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

Waste Stream Medium Quantity Manifest # Treatment Disposal

  2.2 Planning Section

2.2.1 Anticipated Activities

The representative of the church will irrigate the retention area as needed. Planned Response Activities

EPA is planning to conduct a second inspection in August or September, 2016. Next Steps
EPA will contact the pastor to find out if the grass is growing in the retention area to determine the next course of action.

2.2.2 Issues

This is the second time EPA has seeded the retention area.  If the grass doesn't grow by July, EPA may replace the grass in the retention area with gravel.   

  2.3 Logistics Section
    No information available at this time.

  2.4 Finance Section
    No information available at this time.

  2.5 Other Command Staff
    No information available at this time.

3. Participating Entities
  No information available at this time.

4. Personnel On Site

5. Definition of Terms
  No information available at this time.

6. Additional sources of information
  No information available at this time.

7. Situational Reference Materials
  No information available at this time.

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