The following provides an outline of the CMI
Process that we have been following.
(Click here to view a flow chart outlining the CMI Process.)
Consent Order Signed –
On July 13, 2006, a new
Administrative Order on Consent
(RCRA 2006 Consent Order) signed by the USEPA, PADEP and Gould
became effective regarding the implementation of Corrective Measures
at the Marjol Battery Site. The RCRA 2006 Consent Order lays out the
requirements for implementing the corrective measures in USEPA/PADEP’s
The first phase is the
design phase and the second phase is construction. The third and
final phase is maintaining and monitoring the constructed remedy.
Corrective Measures Implementation Work Plan Submitted – July 21, 2006
The CMI Work Plan was due to be submitted by Gould to the Agencies
within 60 days after the Consent Order was signed. In an effort to
move the process forward and allow the pre-design investigation to
occur this construction season, Gould was able to submit the Work Plan
CMI Work Plan Approval - May 3, 2007; Section
7.5 on May 29, 2007
On May 3, 2007, USEPA and PADEP approved the Marjol Corrective
Measures Work Plan (with revisions) with the exception of Section
7.5, Institutional Controls. Section 7.5, Institutional Controls,
was issued and approved as final by USEPA on May 29, 2007.
Supplemental Mine Fire Investigation portion of the Preliminary
Design Investigation was previously approved on September 1, 2006; the Depth to
Bedrock Investigation was previously approved on November 2, 2006 . These investigations were approved in order to
allow for those parts of the PDI to occur in the Fall of 2006.
Soil Sampling Investigation Plan was approved on April 20, 2007, allowing soil
sampling to begin on April 23, 2007.)
Preliminary Design Investigation - September 11, 2006 to August 8, 2007
The Supplemental Mine Fire Investigation portion of the PDI began on
September 11, 2006 and was completed on October 13, 2006. The
Depth to Bedrock Investigation was completed during the week of
November 27th along with soil samples that were obtained using the
same type of equipment. The Soil Sampling Investigation was
conducted from April 19, 2007 to May 25, 2007and was completed on
August 8, 2007.
(Click here for more information on the PDI
Preliminary (30%) Design Submitted - June 29, 2007
Although the Preliminary or 30% Design Submission was not due to USEPA and PADEP until 90 days after all phases of the PDI
completed, in an effort to facilitate the start of construction in
Spring 2008, Gould submitted the 30% Design on June 29, 2007.
Gould received comments from USEPA/PADEP on all
but the sampling and analysis portions of the 30% Design on August
Gould responded to USEPA/PADEP's
comments on September 7, 2007.
USEPA/PADEP Comments on
the sampling and analysis portion of the 30% Design were received on
October 4, 2007.
Pre-Final (90%) Design Submitted - November 8, 2007; Sampling & Analysis Portion on November 28, 2007
The Pre-Final (90%) Design Submission was submitted to USEPA and PADEP
on November 8, 2007. Gould's responses to USEPA/PADEP's
comments on the sampling and analysis portion of the 30% Design were
submitted to USEPA/PADEP on November 28, 2007 and were added into
the Pre-Final Design Document. Gould received comments on the
90% Design (other than the sampling and analysis section) from USEPA/PADEP
on December 13, 2007. Comments from USEPA/PADEP on the sampling and
analysis section were received on February 1, 2008.
– April 11, 2008
The 100% Design Submission was submitted to USEPA and PADEP on April
11, 2008. The 100% Design Plan was approved by USEPA/PADEP on
May 8, 2008.
Contractor Selection Process
– started November 15, 2007; contractor announced April 25, 2008
SCE Environmental Group of Dickson City, PA, was chosen and
approved by USEPA/PADEP as the contractor to perform the
construction of the Final Remedy.
(Click here to be taken to SCE
Environmental Group’s web site).
Construction of Final Remedy
– started May 12, 2008
Inspection was conducted at the Marjol Battery Site on August 31, 2010. Based
on the inspection, construction of the Final Remedy was determined to be
“substantially complete” as of August 27, 2010, and the site is in the
post-construction period. All lead-contaminated material at the Site has been
consolidated in the Containment (cap) Area (CA) and covered by the multiple
layers of cap materials, so all surfaces of the Site are clean (average lead
levels below 500 mg/kg).
For more information on the Construction
Schedule and Information,
For more information on the Background of the Marjol Site, click here.