Comment Resolution Summary
Name of Project: SR 0119, Section A02 SR 0819/SR 0119 Interchange
Submission: Revised Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Reviewer Page Comment Date Review Comment Response
Table 7 - Phase I ESA Site Recommendations (also Table ES-1 ) was revised as
All alternatives will use existing right-of-way potentially affected by this property. The
current design for this area is mainly in a fill with an area of approximately 30 feet wide
and 100 feet long in cut. This area is within a ramp tie-in to existing SR 119 which is
elevated above the immediate surrounding land. Conduct Phase II Environmental
The existing right-of-way is currently adjacent to an area which contains above ground
storage tanks with stained soils at and surrounding the tanks. The adjacent McGill
Equipment site also utilizes the existing right-of-way for storage of heavy equipment and
trucks under maintenance on the property. These storage and maintenance actions are
located in close proximity to the proposed project excavation. These actions long with the
history of manufacturing of truck bodies, included painting operations, has prompted the
recommendation for further assessment.
The report should provide more specific
Therefore, in accordance with PennDOT’s Waste Site Evaluation Procedures Handbook,
recommendations for the Phase II ESA proposed
Volume I, Publication No. 281 (May 2008), AECOM recommends completing hand auger
for the McGill Equipment/J&L Dump
soil borings to characterize soils as part of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
John S. Clarke Bodies/Saxon’s Auto site. It is not clear if AECOM
Table ES-1 based upon the specific areas of concern. The use of the hand auger screening analyses
Pollution Prevention Section, EQAD 1 3/29/2010 recommends a geotechnical investigation, surface
and Table 7 will establish a compound of concern analytical suite for follow-up investigations and can
Bureau of Design soil sampling, and/or subsurface soil sampling for
aid in the preparation of a Contaminated Materials Handling Plan, as necessary.
this site. Please note that the use of powered
equipment to conduct soil sampling would make
AECOM proposes to advance three (3) hand auger borings in the area of soils estimated
the proposed investigation a Phase III ESA.
to be excavated and removed for the installation of Ramp H. The hand auger borings will
be advanced to the proposed invert of the excavation estimated at 3.5 feet below the
current ground surface. Soils encountered during advancement will be screened using a
photoionization detector (PID) to determine the relative concentration of volatile organic
One (1) soil sample will be collected from each boring (three total) from the estimated
invert of excavation, or from soils containing the highest PID readings. The soil samples
will be analyzed for Priority Pollutant Compounds including a library search for 40
tentatively identified compounds (PP+40) and Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH).
These analyses are comprehensive and include the prominent potential contaminants of
concern such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs - e.g., gasoline-related byproducts),
Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs - e.g., heavier fuel oil and dry cleaning
byproducts), Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Herbicides/Pesticides, and total Metals.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) field and trip blanks will also be collected, as
John S. Clarke The report references Publication 281 as dated
References to Publication 281 were revised to the most recent version of May 2008.
Pollution Prevention Section, EQAD General 2a 3/29/2010 August 2004. The current edition of Pub 281 is
(Pages 1, 13 and 18)
Bureau of Design dated May 2008.
The current edition of Pub 281 is dated May 2008, AECOM provided the following conclusion on the presence of Historic Fill:
and for this edition Historic Fill was added to the
John S. Clarke list of suspect waste site types on Page 4-2. I No areas of concentrated historic fill such as ash, cinders and slag are evident within the
Pollution Prevention Section, EQAD Page 13 2b 3/29/2010 recommend that AECOM advise District 12-0 project area. There is evidence of coal fines and cinders that have been transported via
Bureau of Design whether it evaluated the project area for Historic flooding of Sherrick Run along the stream corridor. The potential disturbance of existing fill
Fill such as cinders and slag, and if so mention is anticipated only in those areas placed by the Department for the construction of SR
this in the report. 819, SR 119 and the associated facilities.