TC SYSTEMS INC

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OCTOBER 05, 2018-NOVEMBER 05, 2018

You're invited to comment on plans to clean up a portion of the TC Systems Site from October 5 –November 5, 2018. Send comments using the online form or to the address located in the right column of this page.

The following draft documents are for your review and comment:

  • The draft Amended Agreed Order is a legal agreement between Ecology and the Potentially Liable Parties who are responsible for the cleanup to provide remedial action at the site.
  • The draft Interim Action Work Plan describes the proposed remedial action to address cleanup on a portion of the site by digging out soil for replacement of 300 feet of stormwater trunkline along the southern edge of the site.
  • The proposed SEPA determination of non-significance explains the possible environmental consequences of the cleanup action and the determination that impacts are unlikely to result in significant adverse effect.


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BACKGROUND

Historic industrial activities at the TC Systems, Inc. Site included a historic shingle mill (Jamison Shingle Mill) as far back as 1914, a fiberglass boat construction company, and manufacturing of windows and railings for boats. TC Systems and its predecessors (Marpac and Tri-Coatings) operated at the Site from 1980 to 2010.  From 1984 to 2010, TC Systems supported the aviation and boating industries by chemically treating and painting metal parts.

TC Systems completed the facility closure in compliance with Ecology’s Dangerous Waste Regulations, (see Chapter 173-303 WAC). The facility closure included, in part, disposal of all dangerous waste and removal of all equipment associated with the metal finishing operations associated with the facility. The current tenant's operations consist of marine services which include marine related retail sales and a machine/repair shop.

A ongoing cleanup investigations at the site began in April 2011. The investigations have identified contamination in both groundwater and soil. Primary contaminants include metals, petroleum, and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).


STATUS

Ecology, Norton Industries, Inc. and TC Systems, Inc. entered into an Agreed Order for cleanup on August 5, 2010. The work to be performed under the Agreed Order will include a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) work plan to evaluate the nature and extent of Site contamination, development of an RI/FS Report and a draft cleanup action plan. 

  • An RI/FS work plan was completed in February 2011.
  • Field RI - The initial phase of RI sampling (i.e., soil and groundwater sampling) was completed in late April/early May 2011.  An RI data report detailing the results of the initial investigation was completed in November 2011.  Based on the initial RI results, an additional 21 boring locations have been targeted as part of a Phase 2 RI. Additional soil and groundwater sampling was conducted as part of Phase 2 in 2012 and 2014.
  • Draft RI/FS Report – A draft RI/FS report is in development.  An interim action to replace a trunk line pipe along to southern edge of the site boundary is expected to take place by early 2019. The interim action will eliminate a potential pathway from groundwater to Port Gardner Bay, and will provide information for the draft RI/FS report. The RI/FS draft should be available in late 2019.


SITE DOCUMENTS


 

Map showing site location as Snohomish County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 10587741

Cleanup Site ID: 628

Location:
Everett, Snohomish County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

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


Document Repositories:

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

Mailing Address
PO BOX 47600
Olympia, 98504-7600
(360)407-7224