Oct 12, 2020

Blaine WA: Ecology Notice re Sea K Fish cleanup site


Following is the forwarded 10/9/20 email notice from the Washington State Department of #Ecology re the comment period for this cleanup site (without the attachment). Please see their links for complete coverage. I'd encourage anyone interested in #pollutionprevention in the #SalishSea to study and comment as they are able.

See also related sites:
Ecology - NW Region Twitter post:      

----- Forwarded message ----
From: Fawley, Ian (ECY) <IFAW461@ecy.wa.gov>
Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2020, 7:40 AM
Subject: Ecology Notice: Sea K Fish cleanup site in Blaine; Comment Period 10/12 - 11/10; Online site tour available


You are receiving this email notice because of your interest in the Sea K Fish cleanup site in Blaine, WA.

Formal cleanup process beginning

Ecology invites you to comment on an agreed order (legal agreement) and a public participation plan for the Sea K Fish cleanup site (Site) at the Blaine Harbor. The Port of Bellingham (Port) operates Blaine Harbor and manages the Sea K Fish property under an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources.

The contamination is the result of past petroleum storage and fish oil processing operations. The contaminant levels are potentially harmful and must be addressed under Washington's cleanup law, the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). 

The following documents are available for review and comment:

·         Agreed Order:  legal agreement between Ecology and the Port that requires the Port to characterize the Site (Remedial Investigation), evaluate cleanup options (Feasibility Study), and create a draft Cleanup Action Plan.

·         Public Participation Plan:  document that explains how people can participate in the cleanup process.

A future legal agreement will require the Port to design and carry out the work described in the cleanup plan.

Comments accepted:

Monday, October 12 – Tuesday, November 10, 2020


Ecology's webpage:


·         Cleanup documents and review locations

·         Site details

·         Contact information


Online Site tour

·         View a virtual Site tour with informational videos created by RE Sources: www.re-sources.org/SeaKFish

·         This product is funded through a Public Participation Grant from Ecology.


Best Regards,


Ian Fawley

Community Outreach & Environmental Education Specialist

Washington State Department of Ecology

Bellingham Field Office  |  Toxics Cleanup Program

913 Squalicum Way, Unit 101, Bellingham, WA 98225 Working remotely

Office: 360-255-4382  |  Cell:  425-324-5901  |  ian.fawley@ecy.wa.gov

All of Ecology's offices are closed to walk-in service until further notice. However, we are still operating. Please contact me by calling my work cell 425-324-5901 or sending me an email at ian.fawley@ecy.wa.gov

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