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Accomplishments

AOC I

         AOC I signed. (January 2003)

         Town of Pines Public Meeting. (February 2003)

         Town of Pines Community Meeting. (September 2003)

         Municipal water service extended to 130 homes in two areas of the Town of Pines. (December 2003)

AOC I Amended

         Amendment to AOC I signed. (April 2004)

         Bottled water offered to 140 homes to be connected to municipal water. (April 2004)

         Bottled water offered to approximately 77 additional homes in the Town of Pines. (April 2004)

         Municipal water service extension construction initiated to an additional 140 homes in the Town of Pines. (June 2004)

         Construction of municipal water service extension complete. (July 2005)

AOC II

         AOC II signed. (April 2004)

         Town of Pines Public Meeting. (April 2004)

         USEPA Conducts Community Interviews. (July-August 2004)

         Pines Update On-line (www.pinesupdate.com) established. (November 2004)

         Community Involvement Plan available from USEPA. (December 2004)

         Town of Pines Information Meeting. (April 2005)

         USEPA selects P.I.N.E.S. group for the Technical Assistance Plan. (May 2005)

         USEPA Conducts Community Training in Superfund Process. (June 2005)

         Technical Assistance Plan signed between P.I.N.E.S., Brown Inc., and NIPSCO. (effective April 2005)

         First Amendment to the Technical Assistance Plan between P.I.N.E.S., Brown, Inc. and NIPSCO. (effective May 2009)

Site Management Strategy (SMS)

o    Site Management Strategy submitted to USEPA for review and approval. (June 2004)

o    USEPA and their supporting agencies provided comments on the Site Management Strategy; the strategy document revised and resubmitted to USEPA. (September 2004)

o    Revised Site Management Strategy (SMS) conditionally approved by the USEPA. (November 2004)

o    Final Site Management Strategy (SMS) provided to USEPA. (January 2005)



Remedial Investigation Work Plan


o    Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Municipal Service Water Extension Project submitted to USEPA for review and approval. (July 2004)

o    USEPA and their supporting agencies provided comments on the Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Municipal Service Water Extension Project. (August 2004)

o    Revised Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Municipal Service Water Extension Project submitted to USEPA for review and approval. (October 2004)

o    Sampling and Analysis Plan for Yard 520 submitted to USEPA for review and approval. (December 2004)

o    Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan submitted to USEPA for review and approval. (January 2005)

o    USEPA and their supporting agencies provided comments on the RI/FS Work Plan and on the Yard 520 Sampling and Analysis Plan. (March 2005)

o    Revised Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Municipal Service Water Extension Project conditionally approved by USEPA. (March 2005)

o    Revised Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan submitted to USEPA (May 2005)

o    Revised Yard 520 Sampling and Analysis Plan submitted to USEPA. (June 2005)

o    Revised Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan and Revised Yard 520 Sampling and Analysis Plan conditionally approved by the USEPA. (August 2005)

o    Final Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Municipal Service Water Extension Project and Final Sampling and Analysis Plan for the Municipal Service Water Extension Project submitted to USEPA. (Sept 2005)

o    Final Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan submitted to USEPA. (September 2005)

o    Draft Remedial Investigation Report and Evaluation of Data Collected Under the Yard 520 Sampling and Analysis Plan submitted to USEPA (May 2008)

o    USEPA provided comments on the RI report and Evaluation of Data Collected Under the Yard 520 SAP (August 2008)


Remedial Investigation Field Investigation


o    Samples of suspected CCBs and native soil were collected from utility trenches during the installation of the municipal water service. (September 2004 August 2005)

o    Samples of CCBs were collected from soil borings drilled in the Type II (North) Area at Yard 520. (September 2005)

o    CCB visual inspection conducted in rights-of-ways. (November 2005 April 2006)

o    Groundwater samples collected from vertical profile locations at several proposed monitoring well locations. (May 2006)

o    Installation of piezometers and staff gauges. (September 2005, June 2006, July 2006, October 2006)

o    Installation of monitoring wells within and around the Area of Investigation. (July 2006, September 2006)

o    Ecological habitat evaluation. (August 2006)

o    Sampling events conducted over five calendar quarters, which included:

  Water level gauging at groundwater and surface water locations (August 2006, October 2006, January 2007, April 2007, July 2007)

  Surface water flow rate measurements (August 2006, October 2006, January 2007, April 2007, July 2007)

  Sediment sampling (October 2006)

  Surface water sampling (August 2006, October 2006, January 2007, April 2007)

  Groundwater sampling (August 2006, October 2006, January 2007, April 2007)

  Groundwater sampling from private wells (August 2006, October 2006, January 2007, April 2007)

o    Hydraulic conductivity testing (slug testing) at monitoring wells installed under the RI program and select monitoring wells at Yard 520. (January 2007 February 2007)

o    Continuous water level monitoring at select groundwater and surface water locations within the Area of Investigation. (February 2007 Present)

o    Background surface soil samples collected within and around the Area of Investigation. (April 2007 May 2007)

o    CCB visual inspection conducted on private property. (September 2007 January 2008)

o    Soil samples were collected from boring locations within the Area of Investigation. (December 2007)

          Remedial Investigation Report

o    Remedial Investigation Report submitted to USEPA for approval. (May 19, 2008)

o    USEPA and their supporting agencies provided comments on the Remedial Investigation Report. (August 25, 2008)

o    Revised Remedial Investigation Report submitted to USEPA for review and approval. (December 5, 2008)

o    USEPA and their supporting agencies provided comments on the Remedial Investigation Report, and conditionally approve the report. (November 3, 2009)

o    Final Remedial Investigation Report submitted to USEPA. (March 5, 2010)

          Risk Assessment

o    A draft of the Ecological Risk Assessment was submitted to the USEPA. (January 22, 2010)

o    A draft of the Human Health Risk Assessment was submitted to the USEPA. (March 5, 2010)

Pines Updates Newsletters

         Pines Update newsletter No. 1 distributed. (June 2004)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 2 distributed. (July 2004)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 3 distributed. (October 2004)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 4 distributed. (November 2004)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 5 distributed. (January 2005)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 6 distributed. (February 2005)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 7 distributed. (April 2005)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 8 distributed. (May 2005)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 9 distributed. (July 2005)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 10 distributed. (August 2005)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 11 distributed. (September 2005)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 12 distributed. (April 2006)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 13 distributed. (July 2006)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 14 distributed. (November 2006)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 15 distributed. (April 2007)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 16 distributed. (June 2007)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 17 distributed. (September 2007)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 18 distributed. (August 2008)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 19 distributed. (May 2010)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 20 distributed. (January 2012)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 21 distributed. (March 2013)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 22 distributed. (November 2013)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 23 distributed. (June 2015)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 24 distributed. (September 2015)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 25 distributed. (April 2016)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 26 distributed. (August 2016)

         Pines Update newsletter No. 27 distributed. (March 2017)