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Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine

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Elem Indian Colony Mine Waste Removal

Administrative Record Index

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This administrative record file contains the documents which form the basis for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) selection of a mine waste removal action to be taken at the Elem Indian Colony Mine at the Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine Superfund Site in Clearlake, California. It is presented in Compact Disk (CD) format.

EPA welcomes questions and comments on documents contained in the administrative record file. Please contact:

Richard Sugarek or: Pui Man Wong
Remedial Project Manager Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA (SFD-7-2) U.S. EPA (SFD-3)
75 Hawthorne Street 75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901 San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
(415) 972-3151 (415) 972-3242 or (800) 231-3075

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Administrative Record Index

ABBREVIATIONMEANING
appAppendix
attch Attachment
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
fr From
ltr Letter
memo Memorandum
mtgMeeting
rdRoad
re Regarding
ROC Record of Communication
rpt Report
SARASuperfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
TL Transmittal Letter
w/ With
w/o Without

Administrative Record Index

Doc_dateAuthorAddresseeTitle_subjectDocid
-A S C G Inc of New Mexico-Bureau of Indian Affairs specifications special provisions, project #J51-632-120(452)2&3, Elem Tribal Colony road project, w/marginalia2080624
4/30/1973Harold Brafford / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsFileMemo: Summarizes rd project #J51-411 activities at Sulphur Bank Rancheria (A-56)2080640
5/1/1999I C F Kaiser Engineers, Inc - Environmental Systems GroupEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Closure rpt, Elem Indian Colony, soil removal & replacement, carpet dust sampling & carpet replacement, w/marginalia2080622
2/1/2003Gregory Reller / Tetra Tech E M, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Technical Memo (draft): Elem Tribal Colony soil sampling (compact disc only)2079874
2/1/2003Gregory Reller / Tetra Tech E M, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Technical Memo (draft): Elem Tribal Colony soil sampling, w/attchs, w/o compact disc2080621
2/10/2003Michael Umbrello / Elem Indian ColonyRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Discusses & transmits F Kirschner technical documents request, w/history2080617
2/10/2003Fred Kirschner / A E S E, IncMichael Umbrello / Elem Indian ColonyMemo: EPA technical documents request2080616
4/18/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Eddie Dominguez / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsROC: Bureau of Indian Affairs road project, Elem Tribal Colony2080632
5/14/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9FileROC: D Galasso call to EPA hotline re Elem Tribal Colony road project2080631
5/14/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9FileROC: Elem Tribal Colony road project (between R Sugarek & D Galasso)2080630
5/16/2003Fred Kirschner / A E S E, IncMichael Umbrello / Elem Indian ColonyMemo: Comments on draft Elem Tribal Colony shoreline sediment sampling technical memo, Tetra Tech 2002, w/marginalia2080618
5/16/2003Fred Kirschner / A E S E, IncMichael Umbrello / Elem Indian ColonyMemo: Comments on draft soil sampling technical memo, Elem Tribal Colony, Tetra Tech 20022080619
5/19/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Bill Allen / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsROC: Elem Tribal Colony road project environmental assessment2080639
6/2/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Michele Dineyazhe / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Memo: Elem Tribal Colony consultant F Kirschner comments on EPA near-shore sampling & residential soil sampling (Privileged document target only)2081231
6/3/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Michael Umbrello / Elem Indian ColonyROC: Bureau of Indian Affairs road project, Elem Tribal Colony2080636
7/28/2003A S C G Inc of New MexicoUS Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsEnvironmental assessment, Sulphur Bank Rancheria road improvement project, w/marginalia, apps A-C, & TL to R Sugarek 8/5/032080615
8/25/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Bill Allen / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) ROC: Bureau of Indian Affairs road project environmental assessment, Elem Tribal Colony (Privileged document target only)2081230
8/27/2003Larry Bradfish / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Lewis Maldonado / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Email: Elem Tribal Colony cleanup, road construction, casino, Michael Waldrup & Brad Downs phone calls, w/marginalia (Privileged document target only)2081219
8/28/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Dan Galasso / A S C G Inc of New MexicoROC: Bureau of Indian Affairs road project environmental assessment, Elem Tribal Colony2080634
9/3/2003Larry Bradfish / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Email: Comments on R Sugarek comments on environmental assessment, Bureau of Indian Affairs road project at Elem Tribal Colony, w/marginalia (Privileged document target only)2081220
9/3/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Handwritten Notes: Bureau of Indian Affairs road project environmental assessment, Elem Tribal Colony2080633
9/3/2003Michael Waldrup / Funke & Work (Attorneys)Cheryl Steele / Elem Indian ColonyLtr: Comments on 7/28/03 Bureau of Indian Affairs environmental assessment, Sulphur Bank Ranchera road improvement project2080614
9/3/2003Fred Kirschner / A E S E, IncCheryl Steele / Elem Indian ColonyMemo: Comments on 7/28/03 Bureau of Indian Affairs environmental assessment, Sulphur Bank Rancheria road improvement project, w/TLs2080613
9/6/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9William Allan / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsLtr: Comments on environmental assessment re Sulphur Bank Rancheria road improvement project, Elem Tribal Colony2080610
10/7/2003Elmer Volzer / A S C G Inc of New MexicoKanu Patel / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsLtr: Discusses & transmits Elem Tribal Colony contaminated soil cost estimate, w/encl2080609
11/17/2003Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9John Rydzik / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs
Elmer Volzer / A S C G Inc of New Mexico
ROC: Elem Indian Colony waste removal & road project2080608
1/26/2004Carmen Davis / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs-Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), proposed Sulphur Bank Rancheria road improvement project, w/TL 1/27/042080607
2/20/2004Stan Smucker / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Additional considerations re cleanup goals for mercury in soils at site2018007
2/26/2004Delbert Thomas / Elem Indian ColonyClay Gregory / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsLtr: Elem Indian Colony response to 1/26/03 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Bureau of Indian Affairs road improvement project & waste removal, w/TL to R Sugarek fr T Gabe 2/26/042080606
3/1/2004Gregory Reller / Tetra Tech E M, IncRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Elem Tribal Colony garden soil sampling results 9/26/02, w/attchs2080604
3/1/2004Tetra Tech E M, IncFred Kirschner / A E S E, IncResponse to comments on draft soil sampling technical memo, Elem Tribal Colony2080605
3/17/2004Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9John Rydzik / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) ROC: Bureau of Indian Affairs road project at Elem Indian Colony (Privileged document target only)2081229
9/15/2004Gary Sturm / Tetra Tech E M, IncRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Elem Tribal Colony mine waste removal, soil remediation, gravel road abandonment or restoration, w/history2080601
9/22/2004Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Gary Sturm / Tetra Tech E M, IncEmail: Elem Tribal Colony removal, lots 24-26 testing, w/history2080600
9/24/2004Gary Sturm / Tetra Tech E M, IncHolly Renn / Tetra Tech E M, IncEmail: Mobile home prices, Lakeport & Ukiah, w/history2080599
9/27/2004Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Robert Fitzgerald / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Email: EPA fiscal year 2004 accomplishments summary re Elem Tribal Colony, w/history (Privileged document target only)2081228
10/1/2004Tetra Tech E M, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Technical Memo (draft): Mine waste alternatives evaluation, Elem Tribal Colony (compact disc only)2070999
10/1/2004Tetra Tech E M, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Technical Memo (draft): Mine waste alternatives evaluation, Elem Tribal Colony, w/attchs, app A-1, & TL fr G Reller 10/29/04, w/o compact disc2080593
10/18/2004Elizabeth Adams / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Robert Fitzgerald / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Kevin Mayer / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Email: Requests briefing papers re K Takata tribal conference mtg, Leviathan Mine & Sulphur Bank sites, w/marginalia (Privileged document target only)2081227
10/21/2004Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Site background & status re Elem Tribal Colony cleanup, communication, & mtg, w/marginalia (Privileged document target only)2081226
10/26/2004Keith Takata / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Email: Elem Tribal Colony mtg planning, w/history (Privileged document target only)2081225
10/29/2004Keith Takata / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Clancy Tenley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Email: Elem Indian Colony mtg & election schedule, w/history (Privileged document target only)2081224
11/2/2004Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9File(Redacted, FOIA ex 5) ROC: Elem Tribal Colony remedial alternative mtg & technical memo request (between R Sugarek & E Dominguez)2075338
11/18/2004--(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Mtg Agenda: Site update for E Adams, w/marginalia (Privileged document target only)2081223
12/6/2004A S C G Inc of New Mexico-Bureau of Indian Affairs Elem Indian Colony road construction plans (95%), w/marginalia2080625
12/9/2004Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Robert Fitzgerald / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: EPA & Elem Tribal Colony Chairman Delbert Thomas mtg re mine waste removal draft technical memo2080620
1/4/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9John Rydzik / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsROC: Bureau of Indian Affairs comments on Elem Tribal Colony technical memo2080628
1/4/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9FileROC: EPA concerns & environmental assessment re proposed Elem Tribal Colony casino project (between R Sugarek & B Allen)2080629
1/14/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9File(Redacted, FOIA ex 5) ROC: Elem Tribal Colony cleanup alternatives, Bureau of Indian Affairs road project (between R Sugarek & John Rydzik)2075340
1/26/2005Elmer Volzer / A S C G Inc of New MexicoRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9TL: Bureau of Indian Affairs road project specifications & construction plans (95%)2080623
2/15/2005John Spitzley / C H 2 M Hill, IncRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Comments on Sulphur Bank Rancheria street project plans & specifications, Elem Tribal Colony roadway replacement2080589
2/16/2005US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs-(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Mtg Notes (draft): Bureau of Indian Affairs & EPA coordination mtg re Elem Indian Colony, w/marginalia & TL to R Sugarek fr J Rydzik 3/21/05 (Privileged document target only)2081222
2/16/2005US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs-(Privileged, FOIA ex 5) Mtg Notes: Bureau of Indian Affairs & EPA coordination mtg re Elem Indian Colony, w/marginalia & TL to R Sugarek fr J Rydzik 3/25/05 (Privileged document target only)2081221
2/16/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Mtg Notes: Bureau of Indian Affairs & EPA coordination mtg re Elem Indian Colony2080591
2/16/2005C H 2 M Hill, Inc
Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs
-Mtg Notes: Sign-in sheet, Bureau of Indian Affairs & EPA coordination mtg re Elem Indian Colony2080590
3/21/2005John Spitzley / C H 2 M Hill, IncRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Comments on Sulphur Bank Rancheria street project plans & specifications, Elem Tribal Colony roadway replacement2080584
4/1/2005Gregory Reller / Tetra Tech E M, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Technical Memo: Elem Tribal Colony soil sampling (compact disc only)2070998
4/1/2005Gregory Reller / Tetra Tech E M, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Technical Memo: Elem Tribal Colony soil sampling, w/apps A&B & TL to R Sugarek, w/o compact disc (plate 1)2080586
4/8/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Mtg Agenda: Elem Indian Tribe participation in decision making process re cleanup, Delbert Thomas Jr mtg2080579
4/14/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9John Rydzik / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsLtr: Discusses & transmits comments on Burea of Indian Affairs road project design, Elem Tribal Colony, w/o attch2080585
4/20/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Mtg Agenda: Elem Tribal Colony participation in decision making process re cleanup, Ray Brown Sr mtg, w/marginalia2080583
4/22/2005US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs-Memo: Elem Indian Colony mine waste removal, road design & construction, 4/18/05 mtg notes, w/marginalia & TL to R Sugarek fr J Rydzik 4/25/052080582
5/13/2005Sandra Shearer / C H 2 M Hill, Inc
David Bunte / C H 2 M Hill, Inc
Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9(Redacted, FOIA ex 5) Mtg Notes: Draft Elem Indian Tribe mtg summary, 4/20/05, decision making process participation, w/TL fr D Bunte 5/16/052075337
6/27/2005David Bunte / C H 2 M Hill, Inc
Ellen Hedfield / C H 2 M Hill, Inc
Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Workplan for former unpaved roadbed mine waste evaluation, Elem Tribal Colony, w/TL fr D Bunte 6/28/052080580
7/21/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Elizabeth Adams / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Requests engineering evaluation & cost analysis approval re contaminated soils at Elem Tribal Colony2073084
7/21/2005Ryan Bailey / C H 2 M Hill, Inc
Kathryn Brown / C H 2 M Hill, Inc
Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Technical Memo: Elem Tribal Colony roadbed & parking area evaluation results re mine waste, w/attch2080577
8/15/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Gary Sturm / Tetra Tech E M, IncEmail: Elem Indian Colony mine waste removal mtg 8/17/05, w/history2080576
8/16/2005John Spitzley / C H 2 M Hill, IncRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Comments on ASCG cost estimate, Elem Indian Colony mine waste removal2080575
8/30/2005John Spitzley / C H 2 M Hill, IncRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Elem Tribal Colony mine waste removal, roadway replacement volume & cost review comments, street project plans & specifications2080574
9/1/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Elizabeth Adams / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Elem Tribal Colony mine waste removal action background, costs & schedule2080573
9/1/2005C H 2 M Hill, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Review draft Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA), Elem Indian Colony mine waste removal action2080571
9/20/2005Richard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Kanu Patel / US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Indian AffairsLtr: Elem Tribal Colony mine waste removal action cost estimate, w/attchs2080572
10/1/2005C H 2 M Hill, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA), Elem Indian Colony mine waste removal action (00 EE/CA EE 002, 4/6/06)2080570
10/10/2005John Spitzley / C H 2 M Hill, IncRichard Sugarek / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Elem Indian Tribe Executive Council mtg notes 10/9/2005, mine waste removal action2080569
10/17/2005Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Compendium of CERCLA guidance documents for Elem Indian Colony mine waste removal action2080159

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