1705 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA 98902


Periodic Review Draft Report Completed

Ecology invites you to review and comment on a document called a periodic review for the Brand X Site.  A periodic review is conducted at least every five years after the initiation of a cleanup action at a Site when required by the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA).  The purposes of the review are to evaluate Site conditions after cleanup is considered complete, and to ensure protection of human health and the environment. 

Ecology 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.

You are invited to:

  • Review the Periodic Review Report.
  • Send your comments to Ecology for consideration. Comments will be accepted February 21, 2019 through March 25, 2019.

The Periodic Review Report is available for review below and at the View Electronic Documents link in the right navigation pane.  These documents are also available for review at the repository location listed in the right navigation pane.  Please submit any comments online or by mail to Jeff Newschwander, Periodic Review Coordinator, at Ecology's Central Regional Office. 

Northeast corner of store with monitoring well in forefront - from the northeast. Photo by J Newschander, Ecology.
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The Site is currently used for commercial purposes.  A leaking fitting from an underground storage tank in 1988 released approximately 1,500 gallons of gasohol to soil and groundwater.  Explosive vapors were detected in the basement of a neighboring home, triggering remedial activities at the site.


An interim action was conducted that consisted of the installation of a simple groundwater treatment system and soil vapor extraction system.  Over 6 million gallons of groundwater were extracted, treated, and discharged to the City of Yakima sewer system by the groundwater treatment system.  Approximately 4,000 cubic yards of impacted soil were excavated from the Site in 1992.  Following remedial activities a restrictive covenant was recorded for the Site in 1999.


Based upon cleanup activities and the recording of the restrictive covenant, Ecology determined the Site is no longer a threat to human health and the environment.  Ecology issued a No Further Action determination in 2001.  The Site has been removed from the Hazardous Sites List.


Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment.

Periodic Review Results

The cleanup actions completed at the Site remain protective of human health and the environment. 

Soils with TPH concentrations higher than the 100 mg/Kg Method A cleanup level are still present, and MTCA Method A Soil cleanup levels have not been met at the Site; however, the cleanup action is determined to comply with cleanup standards under WAC 173-340-740(6)(f), since the long-term integrity of the containment system is ensured and the requirements for containment technologies have been met. 

The Restrictive Covenant for the property is in place and will be effective in protecting public health and the environment from exposure to hazardous substances and protecting the integrity of the cleanup action.


Map showing site location as Yakima County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 521

Cleanup Site ID: 4934

Yakima, Yakima County

Status: No Further Action   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
FEBRUARY 21, 2019 - MARCH 25, 2019

Jeff Newschwander
Periodic Review Coordinator

Document Repositories:

Central Regional Office
1250 W Alder St
Union Gap, 98903-0009