Kalamazoo River Webline

Timeline of Key Events

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December 2012
Crews complete major construction work associated with the closure of the Willow Boulevard/A-Site Operable Unit.

Georgia-Pacific submits the 2012 Former Plainwell Impoundment and Plainwell No. 2 Dam Area Bank Conditions Monitoring Report to USEPA, and Georgia-Pacific and ARCADIS carry out agreed upon bank maintenance activities.

November 2012
Georgia-Pacific submits the Area 2 draft Supplemental Remedial Investigation Report and the draft Area 4 Supplemental Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan to USEPA.

October 2012
ARCADIS completes the soil and sediment sampling in Area 3 with oversight by representatives of USEPA and MDEQ.

Georgia-Pacific submits the Area 1 draft Feasibility Study Report to USEPA.

August 2012
Georgia-Pacific submits the revised final Area 1 Supplemental Remedial Investigation Report to USEPA; USEPA approves the report.

Georgia-Pacific, ARCADIS, USEPA, MDNR, MDEQ, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service participate in the annual site walk of the former Plainwell Impoundment and Plainwell No. 2 Dam Area to inspect restored river banks.

May 2012
USEPA approves the Area 3/Former Otsego Impoundment Supplemental Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan.

USEPA also approves a supplemental work plan for soil and sediment sampling activities in Area 2/Otsego City Impoundment, and Georgia-Pacific continues with the field work in Area 2.

April 2012
Georgia-Pacific submits the draft Area 1 Alternatives Screening Technical Memorandum to USEPA.

March 2012
Georgia-Pacific submits the revised draft Area 3/Former Otsego Impoundment Supplemental Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Work Plan to USEPA.

February 2012
Georgia-Pacific submits the revised draft Area 1 Supplemental Remedial Investigation report to USEPA. The report includes updates to the Area 1 Terrestrial Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment and the updated assessment of risks to people who consume fish.

 

Abbreviations

AOC

Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent

MDEQ

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

MDNR

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

PCB

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

USEPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency