Starting July 12, 2021:
The City of Lacey is working with the State of Washington Department of Ecology (ECY) for Voluntary Clean Up Program (VCP) at the future Lacey Museum & Cultural Center site due to past industrial use on the site. The work is closest to the 5700 Lacey Blvd SE address, and will start July 12 lasting up to four weeks. The work will consist of sampling and excavating petroleum contaminated soils, backfilling once determined to be clean soils, and contaminated soils being disposed of appropriately off site. After clean up, the City will install a monitoring well for periodic review.
The City of Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation Department has received its second Heritage Capital Project Grant from the Washington State Historical Society for Phase 3 of the new Lacey Museum & Cultural Center project. Phase 3 will bring the site to a pre-development stage, including demolition of the warehouse building that’s currently on site. The VCP work starting this week will help prepare the site for the Phase 3 work, which should start early next year.
In the State of Washington, the owner of contaminated property has the option to perform a cleanup independently and request technical assistance and opinions from (ECY) regarding the sufficiency of the cleanup. This process is called the VCP. The purpose of the VCP is to facilitate independent remedial action at contaminated sites under the requirements of the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Under the VCP, parties pay for the work of the Ecology site manager, with the goal of receiving a No Further Action (NFA) letter from the agency when the investigation and cleanup is complete. These are the final remedial actions the City will be taking at the new museum site.