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APS Douglas Manufactured Gas Plant | VRP Site


SWC of 3rd Street & Pan American Avenue, Douglas, AZ

Acceptance Into Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP):

Sept. 3, 2019

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

  • PAHs and Metals

Affected Media:

  • Soil

What Are My Health Risks?

For Soil | There is little to no health risk unless there is contact with skin or ingestion of contaminated soil.

Site Summary:

  • Extensive characterization completed prior to acceptance into the VRP.
  • Work Plan to continue site characterization received by ADEQ with VRP application and approved by VRP on Sept. 6, 2019.
  • A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) to initiate excavation activities was received by ADEQ and conditionally approved on Feb. 27, 2020, pending completion of a public comment period. APS provided a 30-day comment period on the RAP from March 12 through April 15, 2020. A public notice was published on two dates in the Sierra Vista Herald. APS mailed out a newsletter to a total of 1,135 addresses within 0.5 mile of the site on March 31, 2020. One inquiry for more information was received by APS and addressed. Neither ADEQ nor APS received any comments on the RAP.
  • ADEQ issued formal approval of the Remedial Action Plan on April 30, 2020.
  • Remediation began in October 2020 and was completed in February 2021.
  • A final remedial action completion report will be submitted in the third quarter of 2021.