For release: May 10, 2012
DEQ to hold May 24 information meeting on placing dredged sediments on West Hayden Island
Port of Portland wants to use Willamette River sediments as fill
What: The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will hold an information meeting about, and invites comments on, a proposed beneficial use determination approval for placement of dredged sediments at the West Hayden Island placement site as fill.
When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2012
Town Meeting Room
Oxford Suites Jantzen Beach
12226 N Jantzen Drive, Portland, OR 97217
Background: DEQ proposes to approve the beneficial use determination requested by the Port of Portland for placing dredged sediment at the West Hayden Island placement site. This material will come from the Port of Portland’s proposed dredging of approximately 10,000 to 40,000 cubic yards of material from the Willamette River at the Port of Portland’s Terminal T-2, Berth 205 and 206. This dredging is regular maintenance dredging to maintain safe navigation in the river.
In making its determination, DEQ reviewed laboratory analytical data for the Willamette River sediments to ensure that contaminant concentrations are below levels of concern for people and animals based on current and proposed future uses of the site.
Information: Contact DEQ Solid Waste Permit Coordinator Holly Pence, at 503-229-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see the public notice at http://www.deq.state.or.us/news/publicnotices/PN.asp