Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1718    Version: 1 Name: Sunset Avenue Remediation
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/21/2021 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Resolution authorizing the execution of an Application and Services Agreement form to request a No Further Remediation letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for impacts to the Sunset Avenue right-of-way associated with an incident that occurred at the AB Specialty Silicones, LLC property located at 3970 Sunset Avenue in Waukegan, Illinois.
Attachments: 1. 21-1718 Environmental Documentation, 2. 21-1718 Location Map, Sunset Avenue Remediation
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Resolution authorizing the execution of an Application and Services Agreement form to request a No Further Remediation letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for impacts to the Sunset Avenue right-of-way associated with an incident that occurred at the AB Specialty Silicones, LLC property located at 3970 Sunset Avenue in Waukegan, Illinois.

Staff Summary
* On May 3, 2019, an explosion occurred at the AB Specialty Silicones, LLC site located at 3970 Sunset Avenue in Waukegan, Illinois, which released potential contaminants to the surrounding area including the Sunset Avenue right-of-way.
* AB Specialty Silicones, LLC has already undertaken activities to remediate contamination as a result of the incident and has requested from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) a No Further Remediation (NFR) letter for its site and other properties affected by the incident, including the Sunset Avenue right-of-way.
* This resolution gives the County Engineer the authority to execute an Application and Services Agreement form to allow the Sunset Avenue site to be entered into the IEPA's site remediation program. It also gives the County Engineer, with consultation from the State's Attorney's Office, the authority to review and certify the NFR letter if the terms and conditions are reasonable.

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R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, on May 3, 2019, an explosion occurred at the AB Specialty Silicones, LLC site located at 3970 Sunset Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the incident, contaminants were released which included water runoff from the incident response which traveled through the right-of-way along Sunset Avenue; and

WHEREAS, as Sunset Avenue, County Highway 46, is a designated route on the County highway system, the Sunset Avenue right-of-way is owned by Lake County; and

WHEREAS, after the incident, AB Specialty Silicones, LLC undertook soil testing on February 21, 2020, which indicated methanol concentrati...

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