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Provan Ford Site

Record of Decision
Provan Ford Site Environmental Restoration Site (#B00127-3)
City of Newburgh, Orange County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) announces that the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Provan Ford Environmental Restoration Site # B00127-3, City of Newburgh, Orange County, is available. The ROD presents the selected remedy for the Provan Ford Site and the rationale for the chosen remedy.

NYSDEC held a public meeting on March 7, 2005, presenting the Proposed Remedial Action Plan for the Provan Ford Site and receiving public comments on the proposal. The comments received at this meeting and during the public comment period (February 11, 2005 through March 28, 2005) were considered along with the administrative record for the site in preparing the final ROD. The ROD also contains a Responsiveness Summary addressing the public comments received.

The chosen remedial action plan described in the ROD includes:

  • A remedial design program to provide the details necessary to implement the remedial program.
  • A pre-design investigation to determine the extent of off-site groundwater and vapor contamination.
  • Demolition of the former Provan Ford operations building and wash rack.
  • Excavation of subsurface soils impacted with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL).
  • LNAPL recovery from open excavation areas.
  • Off-site treatment/disposal of excavated soil and LNAPL to an appropriate, NYSDEC approved disposal facility.
  • Removal, cleaning and off-site disposal of the 8,000 gallon underground storage tank (UST) present under the wash rack area.
  • Backfill excavated areas with clean fill.
  • Treatment of on-site groundwater using in situ chemical oxidation.
  • Covering all vegetated areas with clean soil and all non-vegetated areas with either concrete or a paving system.
  • Development of a site management plan to address residual contamination and any use restrictions.
  • Annual certification of the institutional and engineering controls.
  • Imposition of an environmental easement.
  • Operation of the remedial components until achievement of remedial objectives or technical impracticability.
  • Institution of a long term monitoring program.

A printed copy of the Provan Ford Site ROD with responsiveness summary can be reviewed at the following locations:

Newburgh Free Library
124 Grand Street Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: (845) 563-3625
Hours: Mon- Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NYSDEC Region 3 Office
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561-1696
Phone: (845) 256-3154
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
Contact: David Camp Phone: (518) 402-9767
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

For Further Information Contact:

William Bennett, Project Engineer
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7016
Phone: (518) 402-9767

Michael J. Knipfing
NYSDEC Region 3
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, New York 12561-3154
Phone: (845) 256-3154

For Health Concerns Contact:

Anthony Perretta
Flanigan Square
547 River Street
Troy, New York 12180-2216
Phone: (800) 458-1158, ext. 27890

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