214 Sigurdson Ave, Blaine, WA 98230

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Ecology has just concluded a public comment period about cleanup of the Blaine Marina, Inc. site, which included the following documents: 

In 2012 Ecology and the Port entered into a legal agreement called an agreed order. It required that the Port repair a failing section of bulkhead, conduct an environmental investigation of the site, and prepare a draft cleanup plan based on its findings. The Port completed these tasks over the last several years. Ecology is now requiring the Port to take some additional actions to complete the design of the cleanup plan for the site. These are described in the amendment to the agreed order.

Although the public comment period for these documents closed on January 25, 2017, any questions regarding the site can be directed to:

Cris Matthews-Project Manager
Department of Ecology
1440 10th Street, Suite 102
Bellingham, WA  98225
Phone:  (360) 715-5232

Stay tuned to this web page for updates on the next steps for the cleanup of this site.

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The Blaine Marina, Inc. site is located in the western portion of the Blaine Harbor industrial area.  Most of the site was originally tide flats and sub-tidal areas of Drayton Harbor.  Prior to 1949, the aquatic lands were dredged to create a small boat harbor and marina.  The upland industrial area was created at that time and was generally constructed of hydraulic fill with timber and riprap bulkheads along the shoreline.  The marina was expanded several times since its original construction, but the footprint of the upland industrial area has remained largely unchanged.  The Port has leased this property to Blaine Marina, Inc. for use as a tank farm and fueling facility since the 1950’s.  In 1955, the tenant installed three aboveground storage tanks to store gasoline and diesel fuel for dispensing at the fueling dock, and also for filling tanker trucks for delivery of home heating oil.  The fueling facility now supports commercial and recreational boating activities at the marina.

Environmental investigations between 1990 and 2007 have documented the release of diesel-range and oil-range petroleum hydrocarbons and petroleum associated compounds benzene, ethylbenzene, and xylene in both soil and groundwater.  Some of these releases exceed standards of the state’s cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act, and pose a threat to human health and the environment, so they must be addressed.




Map showing site location as Whatcom County, WA SITE INFORMATION


View Electronic Documents

Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 2888

Cleanup Site ID: 63

Blaine, Whatcom County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Cris Matthews
Site Manager
(360) 715-5232

Brad Petrovich
Project Planner and Public Involvement Coordinator
(425) 533-5537

Bob Warren
Executive Manager
(425) 649-7054

Document Repositories:

Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave SE
Bellevue, 98008-5452

Ecology Bellingham Field Office
913 Squalicum Way, Unit 101
Bellingham, 98225