Conference Call Minutes from September 19, 2014

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State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners Teleconference
Friday, September 19, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Conference Call Participants - State Representatives

  • Carrie Spiegel, Alabama
  • Bonnie Temple, Alabama
  • Sheila Gleason, Connecticut
  • Bill Linn, Florida
  • Pat Ericksen, Illinois
  • Joe Dom, Kansas
  • Scott Huckstep, Missouri
  • Pete Doorn, North Carolina
  • Joe Westersund, Oregon
  • Allison Hensley, Tennessee
  • Dan Switek, Texas
  • Kerry Martin, Texas
  • Terry Evanson, Wisconsin
  • James Fish, Alaska
  • Nathan Casebeer, California
  • Rob Beirle, Colorado
  • Rob Langston, EMS

Administrative Subgroup & Project Management/Technical Support Subgroups
Some members of each of these subgroups are working together to develop data to answer three questions: How are drycleaning sites being closed? How long does it take to clean up a contaminated drycleaning site? And, what does it cost to cleanup a contaminated drycleaning site? Three (3) spreadsheets have been developed to capture data from the thirteen (13) SCRD state programs:

Some of the problems that have been encountered are: site closure terminology, collection of data on remedial technologies utilized, and what constitutes a conditional closure. The closure cost data obtained to date is from some of the state lead programs. There was a proposal to complete a paper on closure costs. Copies of the spreadsheet were e-mailed to SCRD members.

New Business
The annual meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) is being held in Reston, Virginia October 29 -30. Several SCRD members will be making presentations.

Scott Huckstep, Missouri: SCRD Overview and Accomplishments

Pete Doorn, North Carolina: Development of North Carolina’s Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Act (DSCA) Program &
Evaluating Vapor Intrusion at Dry-Cleaning Sites: Lessons Learned in North Carolina

Judy Fassbender, Wisconsin: Wisconsin’s Approach to Addressing Historical Drycleaning Facilities.

Colorado: Cleanup Approach at Drycleaning Sites

Bob Jurgens, Kansas: Emergency Removal Action - Supplying Clean Drinking Water, Former Four Season’s Dry Cleaner

State Spotlight: Texas
Dan Switek of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) made a presentation on how drycleaning sites are prioritized in the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program (DCRP).

TCEQ may postpone corrective action at a lower priority site in order to work on a higher priority site. Sites are prioritized every six months or less. To date, 252 applications have been received and 186 sites have been prioritized. Work is being conducted at 105 sites and has been postponed on 81 sites. A total of 54 sites have achieved closure standards.

Prioritization is based on: ranking score; cost effectiveness of interim or immediate remediation; estimated expenditures for work expected in the fiscal year; redevelopment activities that would reduce corrective action costs; necessity for emergency action and any other factor that TCEQ considers relevant.

A site’s ranking is based on the data provided in the application and a measure of the potential for receptors to be exposed due to a release from the site. Ranked sites will be prioritized for corrective action and a priority list will be posted on the TCEQ web page.

TCEQ has developed a Priority Classification System for DCRP Sites:

The Priority List is available on the TCEQ Public Website: http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/remediation/dry_cleaners/priorlist_current.pdf

Presentation referenced during Spotlight (PDF) (9pp, 272KB)

Final Comments and Wrap-Up - Scott Huckstep