News Release

For release: Aug. 10, 2010

Marcy Kirk, Eastern Region Cleanup Program, Bend (541) 633-2009
William Knight, Communications & Outreach, Portland, (503) 229-5680

DEQ Proposes Capping Asbestos Contamination at Sunriver Amphitheater Site

Public comments due on Sept. 1

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality proposes to approve a plan to cap soil contaminated with asbestos at the Sunriver Owners Association Amphitheater Site. DEQ has determined that this action will meet requirements to protect human health and the environment.


            The current recommended plan consists of capping the asbestos containing soil with clean soil, asphalt, or concrete, and institutional controls to maintain and monitor the cap. The area to be capped consists of open forested land and is used as a sledding area in the winter and occasionally used for walking and bike riding in the summer. Sunriver Owners Association is considering redeveloping the site into an aquatics and multi-use park. The proposed action will be compatible with redevelopment.


The project file may be reviewed by appointment at DEQ’s Bend office located at 475 NE Bellevue Drive, Suite 110 in Bend.


To schedule an appointment to review the file or ask questions, please contact Marcy Kirk at (541) 633-2009.


To access site summary information and the staff report in DEQ’s Environmental Cleanup Site Information (ECSI) database on the Internet, go to, then enter 4179 in the Site ID box and click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Next, click the link labeled 4179 in the Site ID/Info column.


Send written comments by 5 p.m., Sept. 1, 2010 to Marcy Kirk, Project Manager via email at You may also mail comments to:


Oregon DEQ – Bend Office

Attn: Marcy Kirk

475 N.E. Bellevue Dr., Ste. 110

Bend, OR 97701


DEQ will consider all public comments received by the close of the comment period before making a final decision regarding the recommended action.

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