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Certificate of Completion for Roosevelt Middle School

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Letter dated July 16, 2008


Dale A. Desnoyers, Director
Division of Environmental Remediation New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Addressed to:

Mr. Carl Thumau, P.E., Office of Facilities Planning
New York State Education Department


Roosevelt Middle School Site, Roosevelt, Nassau County, NY

Body of Letter:

This Certificate of Completion is issued following the review by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), in consultation with the New York State Department of Health (DOH), of the Final Engineering Report (FER) and data submitted pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement, dated August 13,2007, as well as any other relevant information regarding the Site. The FER states that the cleanup requirements set forth in the remedial work plan have been achieved.

The remedial work plan specified excavation and off-site disposal of all buried debris and any commingled pesticide-contaminated soil containing contaminant concentrations exceeding Site-Specific Soil Action Levels (SSSALs). At the time of the original remedial work plan submission, the SSSALs were established to be the Department Technical and Administrative Guidance Memorandum 4046, Recommended Soil Cleanup Objectives, for all compounds. In a December 28,2006 addendum to the remedial work plan, the Department amended the approved remedial work plan by establishing the SSSALs for the site as the lower of the Residential and Groundwater Soil Cleanup Objectives specified in 6 NYCRR Part 375-6.

The test results demonstrate that the remedial program for the Site has achieved a cleanup level that is consistent with residential use. As defined in 6 NYCRR375-1.8(g)(2)(i), this cleanup level is equivalent to a single family housing land use. Notably, this cleanup level allows for the use of the Site as a school. The remedial program does not include use restrictions or reliance on the long term employment of institutional or engineering controls.

Based upon this cleanup, which is consistent with residential use, the site is acceptable for use as a school by the Roosevelt Union Free School District.

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