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Comment Resolution Summary Name of Project: SR 0119, Section A02 SR 0819/SR 0119 Interchange Submission: Revised Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Submission Date: Reviewer Page Comment Date Review Comment Response Table 7 - Phase I ESA Site Recommendations (also Table ES-1 ) was revised as follows: 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 Assessment. 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 compounds. 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 required. 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.
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