Dubose Oil Products Company
Site Summary ProfileEPA ID: FLD000833368
Location: Cantonment, Escambia County, FL
Lat/Long: 30.618060, -087.376950
Congressional District: 01
NPL Status: Proposed: 10/15/84; Final: 06/10/86
Affected Media: Soil
Cleanup Status: Deleted from the NPL: Physical cleanup activities have been completed.
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: Currently unused.
Site Manager: Scott Martin (email@example.com)
The 10-acre Dubose Oil Products Company site is located in a rural residential area near Cantonment, Florida, about 10 miles north of Pensacola. Surface water features at the site include natural drainage and two man-made ponds built to retain natural spring seepage and stormwater runoff. Natural springs on and around the site and surface runoff accumulate in a low-lying area north of the site to form the headwaters of Jacks Branch, a tributary of the Perdido River.
The site operated from 1979 through 1981 as a waste storage, treatment, recycling, and disposal facility. Waste oils were transported to the site by tanker trucks. The facility used a batch thermal treatment process to recover a usable oil product from waste oil, petroleum refining wastes, and oil-based waste solvents. When operational, the site consisted of a process facility and three bermed ponds. The site is currently unused.Land use in the vicinity of the site is predominantly agricultural. Tree farms are located west of the site, while to the north there are pasture lands and undeveloped forest areas. Residences are located nearby to the south and east of the site. The nearest residents live adjacent to the site. The community water supply in the area is provided by the Farm Hill Utility District and there are no known private wells in the vicinity.
Waste materials handled on the site included waste oils, petroleum refining waste, wood-treatment process waste, spent solvents, spent pickle liquors, and various paint wastes. Soil samples taken from the site indicated the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and pentachlorophenol (PCP). Ground water contamination was limited to VOCs.As a result of removal and remedial actions taken at this site in the 1980s and 1990s, there are no remaining hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants at the site above levels considered harmful.
Site Cleanup Plan
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Dubose Oil Products site was issued in March 1990. Major components of the cleanup approach included:
- Excavation and bioremediation of soils.
- Draining and backfilling of on-site (waste holding) ponds.
- Removal of on-site structures.
- Site grading and revegetation.
- Installation of surface water runoff controls.
- Ground water monitoring and deed restrictions to preclude inappropriate future use.
Between November 1984 and May 1985, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) conducted an emergency removal action that consisted of excavation and on-site containment in a vault of the contaminated soils. The area that had been the South Pond was excavated and lined with a synthetic liner. The depression was filled with contaminated and uncontaminated site soils to approximately 20 feet above surrounding grade and covered with a synthetic cover. An estimated 38,000 cubic yards of soil were placed in the former South Pond or vault.
Implementation of the cleanup approach identified in the 1990 ROD began in May 1993. Installation of the wastewater treatment plant was completed in October 1993. Construction of site controls and temporary facilities was completed in November 1993.
The bioremediation of on-site soils, including contaminated soils in the vault, which did not meet cleanup goals identified in the ROD for VOCs and PACs was completed in 1994. The biotreatment facility leachate was collected and treated on site monthly before it was discharged. The North Pond and Leachate Pond were then drained.
Short-term ground water and surface water monitoring were initiated in October 1995 and continued quarterly through August 2000. Additional surface water sampling was conducted in July 2001, and ground water and surface water sampling was conducted at selected locations in July 2002 and June 2003.
In June 2003, EPA determined that all appropriate actions at the site have been completed and no further remedial action was necessary. The site was deleted from the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2004.
According to the third and final Five-Year Review completed for this site, all soil, ground water, and surface water cleanup goals identified in the 1990 ROD have been met.
Site cleanup activities are being led primarily by potentially responsible parties (PRPs) with oversight by EPA.
The Dubose Oil Products Company discontinued operations in 1981. Between 1982 and 1984, FDEP initiated multiple legal actions against the site owner for improper facility management and closure.After the site was listed as final on the NPL in 1986, PRPs were identified and a PRP Steering Committee was formed. In 1987 a Consent Agreement was reached between FDEP and the PRPs for proceeding with the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study.
EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities at the Dubose Oil Products Company site to solicit community input and to ensure that the public remains informed about site activities throughout the site cleanup process. Outreach activities have included public notices and information meetings on cleanup progress and activities.
In June 2003, EPA determined that all appropriate actions at the site have been completed and no further remedial action is necessary. The site was deleted from the NPL in 2004.
Site Administrative Documents
For more information or to view any site-related documents, please visit the site information repository at the following location. As new documents are generated, they will be placed in the information repository for public information.University of W. Florida Main Library
11100 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
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