Summary Information
(last updated on: 8/1/2013 3:05:12 PM)
[Aug. 2008] The former Velco facility manufactured paint and putty. Between 1969 and 1979, paint and solvent wastes generated at the facility were disposed of in an onsite unlined pit, which was backfilled in 1979. In 1984, a warehouse was built over part of the pit.

Environmental investigations began in 1986 and documented releases of hazardous substances to soil and groundwater, including lead, mercury, toluene, ethyl benzene, benzene, xylene, MEK, and acetone. In 1989, most of the paint in the pit was excavated, but contaminated soil under the walls of the warehouse was left in place.

In July 2008, EPA and DEQ issued a "Determination of Corrective Action Complete" for the Velco site and terminated the RCRA corrective action order. An Equitable Servitude and Easement (E&ES) was required on the northern portion of the site (Corrective Action Complete with Control). See the links below to access these documents.
General Site Information
Site: Velco, Inc. (Former) (ECSI Site ID: 319) CERCLIS (EPA) Id009414400
Project Manager: N/A - Project Completed. Investigative Status:No Further Action needed
PM Phone: NPL(National Priority Listing):No
Address: 3900 W 1st Ave. Is this site an Orphan?No
Eugene, 97402 Is this site a brownfield?Yes
County: LANE Action Underway or Needed: No Further Action (Conditional)
Region: Western Region Click for more details ...  
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Site Documents
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File NameCategory File Size MB Document Date Upload Date
Strapworks EES Mod Approval Letter.pdf Correspondence 0.4077 4/30/2013
Up-dated EES County Recorded Feb 2013.pdf E&ES documents 2.5239 4/30/2013
Well Decom and Haz Material Soil Removal Report - Strapworks.pdf Reports 4.9604 11/19/2012 10/27/2017
Velco Final Statement of Basis Report.pdf RODs/Staff Reports 3.5851 8/11/2008
Velco Conditional NFA Letter.pdf Signed NFA letters 0.1577 8/11/2008
Redevelopment Workplan Sept 2012.pdf Work Plans 4.4483 4/30/2013

Click on the Photograph to see a larger version.

Looking south across the completed remediation of soil in the former paint disposal area.
Finished building – much larger than the previous warehouse, which allowed Strapworks to expand its business by redeveloping this brownfield site.
Soil remediation in progress.
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