ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT SUPPORT INC.
7220 West Jefferson Avenue, Suite 406 telephone (303) 940-3426 Lakewood, CO 80235 Telecopier (303) 940-3422
January 10, 2012 VIA: Electronic Mail
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region Vll 901 N.S”^ Street Kansas City, KS 66101
ATTENTION: Mr. Dan Gravatt
SUBJECT: Monthly Status Report – December 2011 West Lake Landfill Operable Unit 1, Bridgeton, Missouri
Dear Mr. Gravatt,
On behalf of Cotter Corporation (N.S.L.), Laidlaw Waste Systems (Bridgeton), Jnc, Rock Road Industries, Inc., and the United Sates Department of Energy (the “Respondents”), Engineering Management Support Inc. (EMSI) submits the attached status report for the month of December 2011 as required by paragraph 56 ofthe West Lake Landfill Administrative Order on Consent, Docket No. VII-93-F-005. Ifyou have any questions or desire additional information related to this status report or any other aspect ofthe project, please do not hesitate to contact me.
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, Inc.
Paul V. Rosasco, Distribution:
Shawn Muenks – Missouri Dept of Natural Resources
Victoria Warren – Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
Ward Herst – Herst & Associates, Inc.
Jessie Merrigan – Lathrop & Gage
Bill Beck – Lathrop & Gage
Charlotte Neitzel – Holme Roberts & Owen
Steve Golian – U. S. Department ofEnergy
Steven Miller – U. S. Department ofEnergy (via electronic mail)
Christina Richmond – U.S. Department of Justice (via electronic mail)
Dan Feezor – Feezor Engineering
Mike Bollenbacher – Auxier & Associates
Monthly Status Report – December 2011
West Lake Landfill Operable Unit 1
This status report has been prepared by Engineering Management Support Inc. (EMSI) on behalf of Cotter Corporation (N.S.L.), Bridgeton Landfill, LLC (formerly known as Laidlaw Waste Systems [Bridgeton] Inc.), Rock Road Industries, Inc., and the United States Department ofEnergy (the “Respondents”) for Operable Unit -1 (OU-1) at the West Lake Landfill as required by paragraph 56 ofthe West Lake Landfill Administrative Order on Consent, Docket No. VII-93-F-005.
1. Work Performed During December 2011
A final Work Plan for preparation of a Supplemental Feasibility Study (SFS) of “complete rad removal” altematives addressing EPA and MDNR comments was submitted to EPA and MDNR on June 7, 2010.
Note – A draft Remedial Design Work Plan was submitted to EPA in November 2008. In accordance with direction from EPA, all work on design ofthe ROD-selected remedy has been put on hold until after completion ofthe SFS evaluations of “complete rad removal” altematives.
Fieldwork – Sample Collection/Analysis
A revised SFS report was completed and submitted to EPA and MDNR on September 30, 2011. The Respondents received comments from EPA on November 14, 2011. EMSI received comments from MDNR on November 21, 2011: EPA provided guidance relative to MDNR comments via e-mail on December 7, 2011 and via U.S. Mail on December 9, 2011. Work was performed during December to address EPA and MDNR comments and prepare a final version ofthe SFS report. The revised SFS report was submitted to EPA and.MNDR on December 16, 2011. A revised title page and revised ” compact disks without the Executive Summary were submitted on December 28, 2011. An Executive Summary was submitted separately on December 29, 2011.
The monthly progress report for November 2011 was prepared and submitted to EPA and MDNR on December 10, 2011.
December 2011 Projeci Status Report Westl..ake Landfill ou-1
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Analytical Data Collected During This Reporting Period None.
Work Scheduled to be Performed during January and February 2012
With completion ofthe revised SFS report in December 2011, no further work on the SFS or any other aspect ofthe project is anticipated to be conducted during January or February 2012 unless additional work is requested by EPA. Per prior direction from EPA, all work towards finalizing the Remedial Design Work Plan and implementation of the remedial design activities is on hold until the SFS is completed.
Problems Encountered None.
December 2011 Project Status Report West Lake Landfill OU-1