PORT OF LONGVIEW TPH
10 Port Way, Longview, WA 98632-1019

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOVEMBER 25, 2018-DECEMBER 26, 2018

Ecology is entering into an Agreed Order with multiple parties to clean up contamination related to historic industrial activities at the Port of Longview.  In the past, the Port of Longview TPH site was used to transport and store petroleum products.  Practices associated with the handling of petroleum and leaks from storage tanks and underground pipelines have contaminated soil and groundwater.  Contaminants identified so far include:

  • Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in the gasoline and diesel carbon ranges.
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene).
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

After long-term exposure, these chemicals can be harmful to the health of people and the environment. 

The following documents are available for public comment:

  • Agreed Order - a legal agreement requiring the completion of a remedial investigation, feasibility study, and a draft cleanup action plan.  Exhibits include:
  • Exhibit A - Port of Longview TPH Site Diagram
  • Exhibit B - Scope of Work and Schedule of Deliverables
  • Exhibit C - Port of Longview TPH Site Interim Action Work Plan

To review the Fact Sheet associated with the cleanup, click on the following link:

Port of Longview TPH Fact Sheet

For more information, please contact Matt Morris, Cleanup Project Manager, at (360) 407-7529 or Matthew.Morris@ecy.wa.gov

Comments can be submitted using the online form at:

http://wt.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=EYAbS

Ecology will respond to comments in a responsiveness summary at the end of the comment period.

Site Description

The site is located in Longview, Washington, on a portion of the Port of Longview property zoned as Heavy Industrial. It is bordered by the Columbia River, the Lewis and Clark Bridge, an active lumber facility, and an active bulk fuel facility. The Port and BNSF Railway have active rail lines within and across the site. Currently, the Port uses several buildings for port operations and storage of vehicles and heavy machinery. They use two shipping berths for the import and export of bulk products.

Since the early 1900s, the site has served for storage or distribution of petroleum products by the Port, Calloway Ross, Inc., United States Army, Longview Fibre Company, Standard Oil Company of California, Crown Zellerbach, and Wilson Oil Inc. No petroleum products have been stored or distributed at the site since 1996.  


 

Map showing site location as Cowlitz County, WA SITE INFORMATION

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Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 42978181

Cleanup Site ID: 9152

Location:
Longview, Cowlitz County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
NOVEMBER 25, 2018 - DECEMBER 26, 2018

Contacts:
Sheila Coughlan
Public Involvement Coordinator
(360) 407-6255

Matt Morris
Site Manager
(360) 407-7529


Document Repositories:

Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503-1274
(360)407-6365

Longview Public Library
1600 Louisiana Street
Longview, 98632
(360)442-5300