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Northeast ChurchRock Mine

Superfund Site

Step-Out Interim Removal AR

Administrative Record Index

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This administrative record file contains the documents that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used to identify removal actions appropriate to the Northeast Churchrock Mine Superfund site, Step-out Interim Removal Action in Church Rock, New Mexico in an Action Memorandum signed on July 23, 2009. It is presented in compact disc (CD) format.
This administrative record file also includes by reference the documents in the Northeast Churchrock Mine Superfund Site, Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Non-Time-Critical Removal Administrative Record, June 11, 2009; Northeast Churchrock Mine Superfund Site, Residential Removal #1 Administrative Record, April 11, 2011; and NE Churchrock Quivira Mines Superfund Site, Residential Removal #2 Administrative Record, April 11, 2011.

Please address questions on this administrative record to:

Sara Jacobs
Remedial Project Manager
U.S. EPA (SFD-6-2)
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3972
(415) 972-3564
jacobs.sara@epa.gov
or:Grace Ma
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA (SFD-6-3)
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3972
(415) 947-4212- or (800) 231-3075
ma.grace@epa.gov

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Administrative Record Index

ABBREVIATIONMEANING
&And
AssnAssociation
attch(s)Attachment(s)
BIABureau of Indian Affairs
CoCompany
DeptDepartment
EE/CAEnvironmental Evaluation/Cost Analysis
encl(s)Enclosure(s)
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
ExExemption
FOIAFreedom of Information Act
frFrom
IncIncorporated
infoInformation
ltrLetter
memoMemorandum
mtgMeeting
MWHMontgomery Watson Harza
NECRNortheast Church Rock
NMNew Mexico
NRCNuclear Regulatory Commission
PolrepPollution report
reRegarding
TL(s)Transmittal Letter(s)
USUnited States
w/With
w/oWithout

Administrative Record Index

Doc_dateAuthorAddresseeTitle_subjectDocid
5/29/2007Ecology & Environment, IncAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
(Redacted, FOIA Ex 6) Memo: Review of soil samples, w/attch2183630
5/29/2007David Taylor / Navajo Nation Dept of JusticeHarrison Karr / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Redacted, FOIA Ex 6) Email: Transmits ltr re granting access to common areas in immediate vicinity of residential site #2, w/forward to A Bain & others, w/o attch (07-05-29 Access letter.pdf)2183634
5/29/2007Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Daniel Meer / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Redacted, FOIA Ex 6) Action Memo: Request for time-critical removal action at Northeast Church Rock residential site #2, w/attchs 1 & 3, w/o attch 2 or enforcement addendum2101724
5/29/2007Harrison Karr / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9David Taylor / Navajo Nation Dept of Justice
Ron Maldonado / Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Dept
Tamara Billie / Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Dept
Email: Followup to clearance ltr - hiring archaeologist in connection with removal action starting 5/29, w/history & email TL to A Luther, et al1113398
5/29/2007Robin Clemens / Ecology & Environment, IncAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
(Redacted, FOIA Ex 6) Ltr: Review of soil samples, w/email TL to A Bain2183638
5/30/2007Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Lance Hauer / General Electric CoEmail: Notification of plans to temporarily store residential area #2 removal soils at NECR mine site

1111061
5/31/2007Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Mtg Notes: Removal site evaluation investigation results (conference call)2168160
5/31/2007Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Daniel Meer / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Polrep #4 - backfilling complete, NE Church Rock residential 1 & 2, Red Water Pond Rd & Hwy 5662129349
5/31/2007--Sign-in sheet for 5/31/07 NECR meeting at BIA office in Albuquerque2127534
6/2/2007Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Arlene Luther / Navajo Nation Environmental Protection AgencyEmail: Since residential area #2 soils pile was larger than anticipated, it is being stored (temporarily) at mine site
1112174
6/11/2007Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Michael Montgomery / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Transmits polrep #3 & polrep #4, w/o attchs (NECRResidential_polrep_3.htm & NECRResidential_polrep_4.htm)1114053
6/11/2007Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
-Web Page: Polrep #5 - initiation & completion of work at NECR residential #22127482
6/11/2007Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Michael Montgomery / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Transmits polrep #5, w/o attch (NECRResidential_polrep_5.htm)1114052
6/12/2007Roger Florio / General Electric CoHarrison Karr / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Residential site soil results & request to manage soils in Pond-1, w/attchs (NECR Karr ltr 6.12.07.PDF & C07051126Initial.pdf)1112996
6/12/2007Roger Florio / General Electric CoHarrison Karr / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Excavated soil characterization results & formal request to place stockpiled soil in pond 1 at NECR mine site2142908
6/13/2007Harry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Daniel Meer / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Polrep #6, NE Church Rock residential 1 & 2 - Red Water Pond Rd & Hwy 5662129350
6/15/2007Harrison Karr / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Roger Florio / General Electric CoEmail: Responds to General Electric Corp's request to dispose of excavated soils fr residential removal on NECR mine site, w/history1113247
6/18/2007Paul Michalak / Nuclear Regulatory CommissionHarry Allen / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Michael Montgomery / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Email: NRC has not had any involvement with Quivira, Kerr-McGee's Church Rock 1, or Church Rock 2 sites, w/history (ref NECR May 31 Notes & Action Items)1112329
6/27/2007Lance Hauer / General Electric CoHarrison Karr / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Roger Florio / General Electric Co
Email: Sets time for conference call re disposal of soils fr residential removal, & gives conference call information, w/history1112287
8/13/2007Roger Florio / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Response to EPA directive re soil disposal for residential removal action2142914
8/21/2007Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Acknowledges receipt of comments on draft removal site evaluation rpt & requests call to discuss timeframe for additional work2142918
8/21/2007Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Discusses & transmits ltr re acknowledgment of receipt of comments on draft removal site evaluation rpt & request for call to discuss timeframe for additional work, w/history, w/o attch (08212007Ack of Rec of Comments.pdf)1112654
10/14/2007Toby Leeson / Montgomery Watson HarzaAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Transmits supplemental removal site evaluation workplan, w/o attch (NECR Supplemental RSE Work Plan.pdf)1113252
11/8/2007Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Lance Hauer / General Electric CoLtr: Approval to proceed with supplemental RSE (removal site evaluation) investigation workplan, w/email TL1113528
12/12/2007Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Lance Hauer / General Electric CoLtr: Conditional approval of final removal site evaluation rpt dated 10/07 2142933
1/10/2008Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Transmittal of additional data & information for preparation of draft EE/CA, as discussed 12/17/07, w/attchs2150904
1/17/2008Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Development of additional info to support NECR EE/CA as discussed 12/17/07, w/attchs2149200
1/25/2008Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Lance Hauer / General Electric CoLtr: Conditional approval of subsurface soil sampling workplan & removal action alternative engineering evaluation dated 1/16/082149203
1/25/2008Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Lance Hauer / General Electric CoLtr: Response to United Nuclear Corp requests to consider delaying completion of draft EE/CA2149202
1/28/2008AMEC Earth & Environmental, IncUnited Nuclear CorpMemo: Workplan memo for preparation of refined human health risk assessment to support EE/CA), w/TL to A Bain fr L Hauer 1/28/082149204
2/22/2008Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Lance Hauer / General Electric CoLtr: Declines to approve request to review revised human health risk assessment workplan because EPA satisfied with assessment submitted 10/072149205
2/28/2008Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Response to denial of request to perform more detailed human health risk assessment2162540
3/11/2008Toby Leeson / Montgomery Watson HarzaAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Volume estimates of materials with Radium-226 in excess of screening levels, w/attchs2164120
4/16/2008Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Discusses & transmits memo re alternatives analysis of management of soils to be excavated by EPA fr around 5 home sites, w/o attch (NECR Alternatives Memo Home Sites April07 Final.pdf), w/forward to H Allen on 4/17/20071113043
4/24/2008Daniel Stralka / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Final PRG (preliminary remediation goal) discussion for file1113648
11/20/2008Montgomery Watson HarzaUnited Nuclear CorpInterim removal action workplan (draft), w/TL to A Bain fr R McAlister2199071
2/18/2009Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Limits of proposed interim removal action, w/attchs2199045
3/26/2009Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Lance Hauer / General Electric CoLtr: Response to interim action workplan dated 11/20/08 & 2/18/09 ltr re evaluating limits of proposed action2199052
4/3/2009Freida White / Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency - Superfund ProgramAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Comments on interim removal action workplan2199044
4/22/2009Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Response to comments on interim removal action workplan2199046
4/24/2009David Taylor / Navajo Nation Dept of JusticeAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Access for non-intrusive survey work associated with interim action workplan granted to US EPA & General Electric2199065
5/4/2009Kathy Helms / Gallup Independent (Newspaper)-Newsclip: Navajo awaiting decision on Churchrock cleanup2199084
5/6/2009--Sign-in sheet for 5/6/09 interim removal action meeting, GE/EPA/NNEPA2199063
5/28/2009Environmental Protection Agency-List of US EPA guidance documents consulted during development & selection of response action for site2183629
6/11/2009Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Northeast Churchrock Mine Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for Non-Time Critical Removal Administrative Record Index2240724
6/18/2009Lance Hauer / General Electric CoAndrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Agenda for weekly call to discuss interim removal action temporary housing2199051
6/19/2009Lance Hauer / General Electric CoLuis Garcia-Bakarich / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Email: Initial comments on temporary housing documents2199050
6/20/2009Teddy Nez / Red Water Pond Road Community Assn
Tony Hood / Red Water Pond Road Community Assn
Shirlee Lewis / Red Water Pond Road Community Assn
Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Concerns about interim removal action workplan dated 11/20/08 & insufficient time to review plan2199067
7/23/2009Andrew Bain / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Elizabeth Adams / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Action Memo: Request for time-critical removal action at Northeast Church Rock Step-Out Area, McKinley County, NM, Navajo Nation Reservation, w/attchs & w/o enforcement addendum (00 Action Memo AM006)2188453
4/8/2011Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-NE Churchrock Quivira Mines Superfund Site, Residential Site #2 Removal Administrative Record Index2240723
4/8/2011Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Northeast Churchrock Mine Superfund Site, Residential Site #1 Removal Administrative Record Index2240722

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