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March 12, 2020 City Council Regular Meeting
51. Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Make an Application to the State Of Georgia for Reimbursement of $1,184,144.58 from the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund for Costs Associated With Site Remediation, Related Work Costs, and Corrective Action Plan Amendments for the Deptford Tract Site (HSI# 10179) and to Accept Such Reimbursement upon Approval of the Environmental Protection Division
Strategic Priority
Good Government

The Deptford Tract Site was once owned by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah and was operated as a dumpsite by the City from 1921 until 1954. The former dumpsite was listed on the Georgia Hazardous Site Inventory in March 1994, due to the known presence of high concentrations of lead in soil and other suspected contaminants. The City of Savannah was identified as a potentially responsible party in 2001 and later submitted a joint Compliance Status Report and supplemental reports with the property owner in 2002. The City of Savannah sought and obtained reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs to date from EPD, in the amount of $353,355, in 2005.
Following extensive environmental and ecological risk assessments, a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) following Type V non-residential risk reduction standards including, on-site management of impacted soils, ground water monitoring along with institutional and engineering controls were approved by EPD in 2008, and amended in 2017.  The current application is for the City’s share of costs incurred with the approved CAP implementation.



Gene Prevatt, Sanitation Director
Financial Impact
Cost Reimbursement of $1,184,144.58
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Resolution - Hazardous Waste Trust Fund Application.pdf
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