Public Notice NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Lincoln, Nebraska Highway Express

Pursuant to NDEQ’s Title 118 - Ground Water Quality Standards and Use Classification, public notification and opportunity for comment is hereby given of the following:

1. On or about May 3, 1993, a petroleum release was identified originating from a storage tank system owned by Highway Liquor.  The source of the release is located at 101 E. Highway 20, Gordon, Nebraska.  An approximate legal location is NW1/4, NW1/4, NW1/4, Section 31, Township 33N, Range 41W, Sheridan County.

2. Follow-up investigation identified the effects of the release and led to the remedial actions proposed by NDEQ.  The investigation resulted in a determination that this ground water contamination event is defined as remedial action class one.

3. The source of the release has been removed.  A Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) assessment was conducted.  The assessment indicated the presence of free and dissolved petroleum compounds in ground water.  The cleanup of readily removable free product has been completed.  The remaining contaminant concentrations are below the numerical levels used by the RBCA process to establish a need for further investigation or remediation.  Based on the current site conditions and property use, the NDEQ has determined that no further remedial action is necessary due to the lack of threat to human health or safety.

Information regarding this release is contained in the file:  NDEQ ID 62205, LST 050393-CT-1115.

Any person may receive further information or submit comments on the proposed action, and request or petition NDEQ for a hearing, in writing, stating the nature of the issues to be raised in the hearing, on or before December 25, 2015.  A final decision by the Director will be made in a manner provided by Title 115, NAC Ch. 5.  Direct written correspondence to :  Director, NDEQ, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE  68509-8922.  You may also call David Chambers at 402/471-2186 with comments or if alternate formats of materials are needed.  TDD users call 711 and ask the relay operator to call 401/471/2186.

Published: November 25, 2015