BAY WOOD PRODUCTS

A Puget Sound Initiative Site - Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound.


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BACKGROUND

The Bay Wood Products Site is a former sawmill (from the 1930s to the 1970s) and log handling and storage facility (1979 to 1994). It is generally located at 200 West Marine View Drive, near Maulsby Mudflats where the Snohomish River and Port Gardner Bay meet.

Lumber and mill operations began on this Site around 1936. In 1979, Bay Wood Products, Inc. removed the sawmill and used the Site for log handling and storage until 1994. Site features during Bay Wood Products operations included office and shop buildings, a covered shed, oil drums, electrical transformers, above-ground fuel storage tanks, and log rafts. These features have been removed, and the Site is vacant. An investigation to fully characterize potential contamination at the Site is ongoing.

Primary contaminants identified include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (cPAHs) in upland soil. Wood waste was also identified in adjacent in-water areas (embedded in the sediments). Wood waste smothers near-shore habitat and animals such as clams, and can cause changes in water chemistry that can harm marine and sediment ecosystems. 

PCB-contaminated soil was removed from the Site in 1985 and 1993 and much of the wood waste accumulated in the upland area was removed in 1995.


STATUS

The Amended Agreed Order and Interim Action Work Plan, currently under review, will expedite cleanup at the Site through an interim remedial action. The interim action will partially address cleanup of the Site by removing contaminated on-site soil stockpiles.  These stockpiles contain cPAHs above the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) unrestricted cleanup level and require cleanup in the Site uplands. The interim action will be designed to be consistent with the final cleanup action for the Site upland area.

Ecology and the Port of Everett entered into an original Agreed Order for Site cleanup in October 2008. The Agreed Order requires the Port to develop a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study Report (RI/FS) work plan to evaluate the nature and extent of Site contamination, an RI/FS report, and a draft Cleanup Action Plan (CAP).

  • The RI/FS work plan was finalized and approved in May 2009 and the initial RI data (soil, groundwater, and sediment samples) were gathered between May and August 2009.
  • An RI Data Report was submitted in September 2009 and was used to identify additional data needs to define the full nature and extent of contamination at the Site.
  • Additional data collection was performed as part of a Phase 2 RI and results were submitted to Ecology in April 2010.
  • The Draft RI/FS report was submitted to Ecology in April 2011 and was available for public review and comment in June 2011. Public comments received were compiled and evaluated (see Jan. 2012 Summary of Public Comments under Site Documents). Based on public comments, additional RI investigation in the Site upland and in-water areas was performed in 2011 and 2012. 
  • After public comments on the draft RI/FS report are reviewed and evaluated, the selected cleanup alternative will be described in the draft CAP. The draft CAP will provide a detailed description of the cleanup remedy for the site and will be available for public review and comment.
  • Following review of comments received on the Amended Agreed Order and Interim Action Work Plan, the upland interim action was completed in 2013. The upland interim action will be described and documented in the draft CAP. The draft CAP will provide a detailed description of the cleanup remedy planned for the Site (includes both upland and in-water areas), and will be available for public review and comment.

Cleanup of the in-water area is anticipated for 2017.


SITE DOCUMENTS

You can view the documents electronically (see links below and in the column to the right) or review them at the Everett Public Library. Click on the Fact Sheet for more details.


RELATED INFORMATION


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Map showing site location as Snohomish County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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View Electronic Documents

Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 4438651

Cleanup Site ID: 2581

Location:
Everett, Snohomish County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Contacts:
Sam Meng
Site Manager
(360) 407-7239

Andy Kallus
Project Lead
(360) 407-7259


Document Repositories:

Headquarters
300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503
(360)407-7224