30 Day Public Comment Period: Feasibility Study Work Plan For the West Van Buren (WQARF) Registry Site


April 5, 2013 — NOTICE OF 30 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON REQUEST OF APPROVAL OF FEASIBILITY STUDY WORK PLAN FOR THE WEST VAN BUREN WATER QUALITY ASSURANCE REVOLVING FUND (WQARF) REGISTRY SITE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Roosevelt Irrigation District (RID), a political subdivision of the State of Arizona, has submitted and seeks approval of a draft final Feasibility Study Work Plan for the West Van Buren WQARF Site pursuant to A.A.C. R18-16-407 and 413. RID will conduct the Feasibility Study pursuant to a Working Agreement with ADEQ. A draft Feasibility Study Work Plan defines the work that will be conducted by RID to identify a remedy and alternative remedies that appear to be capable of achieving the established remedial objectives.

The West Van Buren WQARF Site is located in Phoenix and is bounded approximately by W. McDowell Road to the north, 7th Avenue to the east, W. Buckeye Road to the south and 75th Avenue to the west. In addition, a finger shaped plume exists between 7th Avenue and 27th Avenue between Buckeye Road and Lower Buckeye Road.

A copy of the Feasibility Study Work Plan is available for review at the Harmon Public Library, 1325 S. 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003. A copy is also available on the ADEQ web site, http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/waste/sps/wvb.html or at ADEQ Records Center, 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. In Phoenix, please call (602) 771-4380 or email recordscenter@azdeq.gov 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment to review the document. For further information on the West Van Buren WQARF site, please visit: http://azdeq.gov/environ/waste/sps/siteinfo.html.

PARTIES WISHING TO MAKE COMMENTS regarding the request of approval may make such comments in writing to ADEQ, Attention: Tina Le Page, Waste Programs Division, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Additionally, ADEQ will hold a Community Advisory Board meeting on April 15, 2013, starting at 6:00 pm, at ADEQ’s office located at 1110 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007, at which time written comments may also submitted. Comments must be postmarked no later than 5:00 pm on May 6, 2013.

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to Wendy Flood, (602) 771-4410 or via e-mail at flood.wendy@azdeq.gov.

Dated this 5 of April 2013