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POLAR STAR MINE

Superfund Site

Removal Action

Administrative Record Index

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The documents contained in this administrative record have been considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in identifying activities appropriate to Polar Star Mine Superfund Removal Site, Dutch Flat, California.
The documents are listed in the index in ascending chronological order, which is consistent with the arrangement of documents in the administrative record.

The list of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance documents which were considered or relied upon in the selection of the remedy is AR 44 in this administrative record. Copies of the guidance documents are contained in the Compendium of CERCLA Response Selection Guidance Documents located in the Region 9 Superfund Records Center.





May 12, 2000

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Administrative Record Index

AbbreviationMeaning
AMLAbandoned Mine Lands
BLMBureau of Land Management
SSouth
CAState of California
DQOData Quality Objective
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
PRPPotentially Responsible Party
QASPQuality Assurance Sampling Plan
ROCRecord of Communication
SAICScience Applications International Corporation
THPTimber Harvest Plan
TLTransmittal Letter
USUnited States
USGSUnited States Geological Survey
w/TLWith Transmittal Letter
LtrLetter
EmailElectronic Mail
reRegarding
HgMercury

Administrative Record Index

Date
(yyyy/mm/dd)
Author / Author OrgAddressee / Addressee OrgSubjectAR #Doc. ID #
-Michael Feeley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Linda Haromy / Desert Star Group, IncLtr: Notice of federal interest/104(e) request for information, Polar Star Mine removal site, Dutch Flat, w/attch00010558-00004
1876/10/00Albert Webster-Article: A Day at Dutch Flat (Appletons Journal, pp 302-305)00020558-90024
1999/00/00Michael Hunerlach / US Geological Survey-Article: Mercury contamination fr hydraulic Placer-gold mining in Dutch Flat Mining District00030558-00008
1999/00/00Ecology & Environment, Inc-Dutch Flat DQO worksheet00040558-90011
1999/00/00--Sign-in sheet of interagency meeting00050558-90015
1999/00/00US Geological Survey-Press release: USGS to study mercury in historic Sierra gold mining areas, public meetings, 6/8/99 & 6/11/99 (draft)00060558-90034
1999/00/00--Abandoned mine lands sampling & inventory00070558-90035
1999/04/15Charles Alpers / US Geological SurveyBrad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Notification of Bear/S Yuba Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) project meeting on 4/20/99 at BLM office in Sacramento00080558-90025
1999/05/00Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Outreach (listening) for Bear/Yuba Superfund removal00090558-90026
1999/05/21Petroleum Properties Corp-SAIC title rpt, Polar Star Mine & Southern Cross Mine, Placer County, w/maps00100558-00009
1999/05/24Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-ROC: Meeting with John & Josh re Desert Star PRP, future mtgs - 6/7/99, 6/8/99 & 6/11/9900110558-90023
1999/06/07--List of participants, Bear River/S Yuba River watershed AML project00120558-90033
1999/10/00Ecology & Environment, Inc-Map: Preliminary sample sites00130558-90014
1999/10/12David Jones / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Email: Bear/Yuba watershed interagency mtg (USGS, BLM, Forest Service, State & EPA)00140558-90029
1999/10/21CA Dept of Forestry & Fire Protection-Maps re Desert Star THP (timber harvest plan), w/TL to B Shipley fr D Walters00150558-90016
1999/10/26Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Dan Walters / CA Dept of Forestry & Fire ProtectionLtr: Comments on planned timber harvest at Polar Star & Southern Cross Mine sites & request to extend public comment period for 60 days00160558-90017
1999/10/26Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Dan Walters / CA Dept of Forestry & Fire ProtectionTL: EPA comments on timber harvest plan (THP) at Polar Star & Southern Cross Mine sites, ref #2-99-239-PLA00170558-90018
1999/10/26Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Kirk Stowers / Broadbent & AssocTL: EPA comments on timber harvest plan (THP) at Polar Star & Southern Cross Mine sites00180558-90019
1999/10/26Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Rick Humphreys / CA Water Resources Control BoardTL: EPA comments on timber harvest plan (THP) at Polar Star & Southern Cross Mine sites00190558-90021
1999/10/27Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Charles Alpers / US Geological SurveyTL: EPA comments on timber harvest plan (THP) at Polar Star & Southern Cross Mine sites00200558-90020
1999/10/29Columbia Analytical Services Inc-Sample results (total metals) for water collected at mouth of Polar Star & Southern Cross tunnels, w/TL to B Shipley fr J Walter 12/10/9900210558-90001
1999/10/30Eric Bailey / Los Angeles Times-Newsclip: Mines toxic legacy of mercury still haunts State00220558-90008
1999/11/10Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Charles Alpers / US Geological SurveyLtr: Thank you for assistance with site characterization activities at Polar Star & Southern Cross mines, w/access agreement00230558-90022
1999/11/21Grace Karpa / Neighbors (Newspaper)-Newsclip: Mercury rises over logging - Dutch Flat is 'hot spot' of contamination00240558-00006
1999/11/28Eric Bailey / Los Angeles Times-Newsclip: Worries about mercury persist - toxic leftover of mining era found today in CA lakes, delta & fish (in Modesto Bee 11/28/99)00250558-90007
1999/12/00Ecology & Environment, IncEnvironmental Protection Agency - Region 9Quality assurance sampling plan (QASP), Dutch Flat Mine site investigation (draft)00260558-00005
1999/12/00US Geological Survey-Charts re Bear-Yuba abandoned mine lands project, log concentration methyl & total mercury concentrations (preliminary data)00270558-90028
1999/12/00US Geological Survey-Summary of USGS study of historic mining in Bear & Yuba River watersheds & list of agency contacts00280558-90036
1999/12/01Linda Haromy, resident / City of Las Vegas, NVBrad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Ltr: Thank you for 11/23/99 mtg w/correspondence re attempts in 1985 & 1993 to close public access to property00290558-00007
1999/12/01David Jones / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-National mining meeting - mercury contamination fr abandoned mines (draft)00300558-90010
1999/12/05US Geological Survey-Summary of fish & invertebrates to be analyzed for Bear River/S Fork Yuba AML project (preliminary)00310558-90031
1999/12/05US Geological Survey-Summary of biota to be analyzed for Bear River/S Fork Yuba AML project, 1999 collection effort (preliminary)00320558-90032
1999/12/06--Sign-in for 12/6/99 interagency mtg re Bear/Yuba study, Trinity study, abandoned mine lands, watersheds studies & site characterization projects00330558-90027
1999/12/06US Geological Survey-Tables re water, sediment & biology data at S Yuba River & Bear River watersheds00340558-90030
1999/12/07Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Linda Haromy, resident / City of Las Vegas, NVMemo: Thank you for fax re previous attempts to control public access to Dutch Flat property00350558-90009
2000/00/00Ecology & Environment, Inc-Map: Dutch Flat Mine site (figure 2)00360558-90012
2000/01/18--Sign-in sheet - 1/18/2000 Bear River/S Fork Interagency Workgroup00370558-90013
2000/01/19David Jones / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Charles Alpers / US Geological SurveyEmail: Notes of 1/18/2000 meeting action items, Bear River/S Fork Yuba Interagency Workgroup00380558-90004
2000/01/20Michael Mahoney / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Comments on quality assurance sampling plan (QASP) dated 12/14/99 for Dutch Flat Mine site investigation00390558-90006
2000/01/27Michael Mahoney / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Brad Shipley / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Memo: Comments on quality assurance sampling plan (QASP) for Dutch Flat Mine site investigation00400558-90005
2000/03/09Chris Weden / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Keith Takata / Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9Action memo: Request for removal action at Polar Star Mine site, Dutch Flat, Placer County (memo created 3/8/2000)00410558-00003
2000/03/13Frontier Geosciences IncHoward Edwards / Ecology & Environment, IncMercury speciation in water & sediment/soil, Dutch Flat Mines00420558-00002
2000/04/03Mindy Song / Frontier Geosciences Inc-Analytical data review summary - Dutch Flat Mine site, fish tissue, Hg by method 1631M00430558-00001
2000/05/04Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-List of US EPA guidance documents consulted during development & selection of response action for site00440558-90003
2000/05/05Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9-Public notice: EPA announces availability of administrative record for removal action at Polar Star Mine site00450558-90002

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