Abandoned Mines Projects; Blue Ledge Copper Mine Site

2012 Blue Ledge Mine Superfund Site Removal Action

  • Presentation to the U.S. EPA Hardrock Mining Conference by On-Scene Coordinator, Pete Jones. Script and Photos

Removal Action Completion Report – February 2012
Prepared by: Engineering / Remediation Resources Group, Inc

Whole Report (includes everything below in one large file – best to right click and “save” this file to your computer) (341,062 KB PDF)

  • Cover, Table of Contents, & Acronyms and Abbreviations (110 KB PDF)
  • Section 1 – Introduction (53 KB PDF)
  • Section 2 – Removal Action Objectives (46 KB PDF)
  • Section 3 – Project Organization (37 KB PDF)
  • Section 4 – Removal Action Activities (166 KB PDF)
  • Section 5 – Site Controls, Best Management Practices, and Construction Quality Control (47 KB PDF)
  • Section 6 – Removal Action Monitoring Activities (76 KB PDF)
  • Section 7 – Conclusions (49 KB PDF)
  • Section 8 – References (33 KB PDF)
  • Figures (4,891 KB PDF)
  • Tables (188 KB PDF)
  • Appendix A. Photographic Logs of Construction Progress in 2010 and 2011 (37,446 KB PDF)
  • Appendix B. Repository As-Built Drawings (4,843 KB PDF)
  • Appendix C. Daily QC Reports and Daily Superintendent Reports from the 2010 and 2011 Construction Seasons (8,392 KB PDF)
  • Appendix D. Repository Geosynthetics QC and QA Documentation (15,639 KB PDF)
  • Appendix E. Field XRF Sample Data (63,282 KB PDF)
  • Appendix F. WRP Confirmation Samples (11,049 KB PDF)
  • Appendix G. Adaptive Management Plan Reclamation Planting Documentation (13,081 KB PDF)
  • Appendix H. Red-Line Record Drawings (137,834 KB PDF)
  • Appendix I. Compaction Testing Results (1,583 KB PDF)
  • Appendix J. Sediment and Water Sample Results from After Water Release from Unknown Adit A1N2 (1,814 KB PDF)
  • Appendix K. Submittal Log (30 KB PDF)
  • Appendix L. Drinking Water, Stream Water, and Sediment Samples (4,246 KB PDF)
  • Appendix M. Fish and Macroinvertebrate Sampling (2,410 KB PDF)
  • Appendix N. pH Treatment Basin Data (137 KB PDF)
  • Appendix O. Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Inspection Form (10,622 KB PDF)
  • Appendix P. Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Inspection Form (15,554 KB PDF)

Documents - Forest Service

  • Letter from Forest ServicePacific Northwest Regional Office to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supervisor - May 13, 2010 "Non-Time-Critical Removal Action Memorandum, Blue Ledge Mine Site" (127 KB PDF)
    • Attachment 1: Memorandum of Understanding between Environmental Protection Agency Region IX and USDA Forest Service Regin 6 concerning The Blue Ledge Mine Mixed Ownership Site (871 KB PDF)
    • Attachment 2: Figures (381 KB PDF)
    • Attachment 3: Photos (482 KB PDF)
    • Attachment 4: Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARAR) Tables (80 KB PDF)
  • FINAL Removal Action Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis - April 26, 2010 (The WHOLE document - LARGE FILE 22,440 KB PDF - Smaller portions available below.)
    • Cover, Table of Contents, and Abbreviations (193 KB PDF)
    • Summary (35 KB PDF)
    • Section 1.0 Introduction (42 KB PDF)
    • Section 2.0 Site Characterization (66 KB PDF)
    • Section 3.0 Rationale for Removal Action, Cleanup Criteria, and Removal Action Objectives (36 KB PDF)
    • Section 4.0 Identification and Analysis of Removal Action Technologies (54 KB PDF)
    • Section 5.0 Site Characteristics and Data Gaps (57 KB PDF)
    • Section 6.0 Removal Action Alternatives (36 KB PDF)
    • Section 7.0 Comparative Analysis of Removal Action Alternatives (28 KB PDF)
    • Section 8.0 Removal Action Recommendation (24 KB PDF)
    • Section 9.0 Signatures of Preparers (41 KB PDF)
    • Section 10.0 References (17 KB PDF)
    • Tables (140 KB PDF) - Corrected May 4, 2010
    • Figures (1,564 KB PDF)
    • Appendix A Photo Log (4,500 KB PDF)
    • Appendix B Microinvertebrate Survey (879 KB PDF)
    • Appendix C Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation (3,289 KB PDF)
    • Appendix D Supplementary Geotechnical Investigation and Stability Analysis (11,723 KB PDF)
    • Appendix E Cost Details (33 KB PDF)
  • Site Inspection Report, Blue Ledge Mine - April 2009 (The WHOLE document - LARGE FILE 33,977 KB PDF - Smaller portions available below.)
  • Pre-assessment Screen for the Blue Ledge Mine Site - Final - October 28, 2002 (The WHOLE document - 1,101 KB PDF - Smaller portions available below.)
    • Cover, and Table of Contents (65 KB PDF)
    • Executive Summary (16 KB PDF)
    • Section 1.0 Introduction (15 KB PDF)
    • Section 2.0 The Blue Ledge Mine and Its Environs (308 KB PDF)
    • Section 3.0 Site History and Information Regarding the Release of Hazardous Substances at the Blue Ledge Mine Site (528 KB PDF)
    • Section 4.0 Preliminary Identification of Resources Potentially at Risk (199 KB PDF)
    • Section 5.0 Potentially Responsible Parties (20 KB PDF)
    • Section 6.0 Damages Excluded from Liability (18 KB PDF)
    • Section 7.0 Preliminary Determination Regarding Preassessment Screen Criteria (16 KB PDF)
    • Section 8.0 Conclusion (16 KB PDF)
    • References (21 KB PDF)
  • Fisheries Biological Evaluation - August 20, 2009 (354 KB PDF)
  • Botanical Biological Evaluation - August 26, 2009 (18 KB PDF)
  • Terrestrial Wildlife Biological Evaluation - October 1, 2009 (156 KB PDF)

Correspondence - Forest Service

  • Letter from Environmental Protection Agency - June 10, 2010 (50 KB PDF)
  • Letter from Department of Toxic Substances Control - April 13, 2010 (360 KB PDF)
  • Letter from California Regional Water Quality Control Board - March 29, 2010 (788 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon - August 14, 2009 (21 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon - August 14, 2009 (20 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Quartz Valley Indian Reservation - August 14, 2009 (20 KB PDF)
  • Letter to U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - August 11, 2009 (673 KB PDF)
  • Letter to California Department of Fish and Game - August 11, 2009 (709 KB PDF)
  • Letter to California Regional Water Quality Control Board - August 11, 2009 (733 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Office of Historic Preservation - July 13, 2009 (109 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service - June 25, 2003 (1,392 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from State of California Department of Fish and Game - June 2, 2003 (767 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from United States Environmental Protection Agency - May 6, 2003 (571 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from California Regional Water Quality Control Board - March 10, 2003 (763 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians - March 5, 2003 (420 KB PDF)
  • Letter to Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from California Regional Water Quality Control Board - November 6, 1998 (1,931 KB PDF)
  • Letter to North Coast Regional Water Control Board from Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest - August 4, 1998 (1,350 KB PDF)

Documents - Environmental Protection Agency

Tribal Relations

  • Maintaining a governmental relationship with federally recognized tribal governments.

Interagency Agreements

  • Memorandum of Understanding - Environmental Protection Agency and Forest Service - December 8, 2008 (871 KB PDF)
  • Memorandum of Understanding Amendment - Environmental Protection Agency and Forest Service - June 21, 2010 (86 KB PDF)

Community Relations

  • Community Relations Plan - August, 2009 (346 KB PDF)

Public Comments

  • Available upon written request

Responses to Public Comments

  • Responses to Substantive Public Comments (95 KB PDF)

Public Notices

  • News Release March 8, 2011, EPA Environmental News: U.S. EPA Proposes to Add Northern, Central California Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List (99 KB PDF)
  • News Release June 3, 2010: $11.1 Million Contract Awarded to Begin Restoration of the Blue Ledge Mine
  • Please note that the Forest Service has received a written request to extend the public comment period on the draft Removal Action Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis. As such, the period to provide written comments to the proposed action has been extended to October 13, 2009.
  • Medford Mail Tribune Legal Notice, August 26, 2009 (48 KB PDF)
  • Blue Ledge Copper Mine Clean-Up Fact Sheet, August 26, 2009 (45 KB PDF)
  • News Release August 26, 2009: Forest Service Seeks Comments on Blue Ledge Copper Mine Toxic Clean-up Blue Ledge Copper Mine Site

Monitoring

Biannual Removal Action Monitoring Reports

Site Inspection Reports





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/rogue-siskiyou/landmanagement/resourcemanagement/?cid=stelprdb5316893