The documents listed below are included in DHEC's Administrative Record for the assessment and cleanup alternatives evaluated for the Congaree River sediments. These documents include investigation activities, sampling results, work plans, and cost analyses.
Interested persons are encouraged to review these documents to learn more about this site.
|April 2, 2019||Quarterly Report 1st Quarter 2019: Significant Milestones||SCE&G's Quarterly Report on progress made and significant milestones reached during 1st Quarter 2019|
|February 8, 2019||Review: Conceptual Plan for a Modified Removal Action||DHEC's Approval of Modified Removal Action as preferred path forward along with stakeholder support statements|
|December 18, 2018||Conceptual Plan for a Modified Removal Action||SCANA's Summary of the Modified Removal Action that Stakeholders agreed to on November 15, 2018|
|October 23, 2018||Review: Preliminary Removal Action Work Plan||DHEC's Response to Preliminary Removal Action Work Plan|
|September 18, 2018||Preliminary Removal Action Work Plan||SCANA's Updated Removal Action Work Plan|
|July 31, 2018||Removal Action Alternative||DHEC’s request for SCANA to submit an updated work plan for the removal of tar-like material.|
|June 22, 2018||Removal Action Alternative||Letter from DHEC to SCANA requesting them to evaluate the potential for a modified removal action|
|May 23, 2018||Corps Response to SCE&G dated May 19, 2018 with Enclosures||USACOE response to SCANA’s Letter.|
|May 23, 2018||Review: Second Semi-Annual Surface Water Assessment Report||DHEC’s review of the Surface Water Monitoring Report|
|May 8, 2018||Second Semi-Annual Surface Water Assessment Report||Surface Water Monitoring Report|
|April 13, 2018||US EPA Letter to Mayor Benjamin Concerning Site Cleanup||Letter from US EPA to Mayor Benjamin|
|March 27, 2018||Letter from Mayor Benjamin to US EPA Administrator||Letter from Mayor Benjamin to US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt|
|March 26, 2018||Guignard’s Request to Participate in Remedial Measures Discussion||Letter from Guignard Associates, LLC, property owner on eastern bank, requesting to be included in site remedial discussions.|
|March 22, 2018||Response Regarding Letter of 3/19/2018||Southern Environmental Law Center’s response to SCANA’s letter to USACOE.|
|March 19, 2018||Cofferdam Approach for a Remedial Action||Letter from SCANA to USACOE requesting additional information on a modified removal action alternative|
|December 7, 2017||Under Review: Draft Sediment Capping Work Plan||Letter from DHEC to Congaree River Keeper outlining that the capping plan has been received and is currently under review.|
|November 30, 2017||Draft Sediment Capping Work Plan with Appendices||SCANA’s work plan for capping the coal tar in the river|
|November 27, 2017||Review: First Semi-Annual Surface Water Assessment Report||DHEC’s Review of the Surface Water Assessment Report|
|November 7, 2017||First Semi-Annual Surface Water Assessment Report||Surface Water Assessment Report|
|October 18, 2017||USACOE Nationwide Permit (NWP 38)||USACOE approval of the Nationwide Permit for Capping the river|
|October 5, 2017||Review: GW Monitoring Report, June 2017||Letter from Cassidy to SCANA|
|September 20, 2017||GW Monitoring Report, June 2017||Groundwater Monitoring Report|
|August 9, 2017||Letter from DHEC to Riverkeeper with Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Study Attachment||Letter from DHEC to Riverkeeper with July 7, 2017 Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Study attached|
|August 9, 2017||Letter from DHEC to SCANA with Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment Attachment||Letter from DHEC to SCANA with July 7, 2017 Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Bioassessment attached|
|July 7, 2017||An Investigation into the Potential Impacts of Coal Tar Contamination on the Invertebrate Community- DHEC Technical Report||DHEC’s study of the invertebrate community and evaluation of environmental impacts on the invertebrate populations in the River.|
|April 28, 2017||Evaluation of Proposed Congaree Capping Alternative for Control of Coal Tar Sediments||Southern Environmental Law Center’s Letter and Report evaluating the Capping Alternative for control of Coal Tar Sediments|
|April 25, 2017||Submittal from SCANA to DHEC||Response to DHEC request for additional information regarding cofferdam options. Includes SCANA's original evaluation from Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc. of coffer dam options for the Congaree River.|
|April 7, 2017||Letter from DHEC to SCE&G||Re: Surface Water Monitoring Results
DHEC's request for SCE&G to submit a work plan proposing a schedule and locations for regular surface water sampling in the Congaree River.
|April 4, 2017||Congaree River Surface Water Sampling Report||Analytical results from the DHEC March 2017 surface water sampling.|
|April 4, 2017||Congaree River Surface Water Sampling Location Map||Map illustrating the surface water sampling locations for the DHEC March 2017 sampling event.|
|March 7, 2017||Congaree River Surface Water Sampling Plan||DHEC's work plan for surface water sampling to be conducted in the Congaree River in response to concerns raised at the February 13, 2017 Community Meeting.|
|January 17, 2017||Letter from SCANA to DHEC||Re: Viability of Large Sandbags
Summarizes the results of the large one-ton sandbag testing activities completed during the Field Demonstration Project (FDP) conducted by SCE&G. Includes reasons that the large sandbags were determined to not be a viable option for isolating and dewatering areas for subsequent sediment excavation.
|October 31, 2016||Letter from US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Engineers Letter||Correspondence regarding SCE&G's application for an USACOE permit. Specifically, the Corps plans to authorize the project under Nationwide Permit 38, Cleanup of Hazardous and Toxic Waste.|
|September 29, 2016||Letter from SCANA to US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)||Re: Joint Application and Pre-Construction Notification (JA-PCN)
Responses to the initial comments provided by the USACOE regarding the September 22, 2016 submittal of the JA-PCN.
|September 22, 2016||Submittal from SCANA to US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)||Re: Joint Application and Pre-Construction Notification - Individual Permit Phase 2 - Modified Removal Action - Sediment Capping Project
SCE&G's Joint Federal and State Application for Activities Affecting Waters of the United States or Critical Areas of the State of South Carolina. Includes documents in support of an Individual Permit Application.
|August 16. 2016||Letter from DHEC to SCANA||Re: SCE&G Congaree River Sediments, Columbia SC
Correspondence requesting that SCE&G pursue Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Alternative 3 - Sediment Capping and Institutional Controls instead of the removal alternative previously envisioned.
|July 12, 2016||Submittal from SCANA to DHEC||Re: Field Demonstration Project (FDP) - Documentation Report
SCANA's Documentation Report on the FDP submitted to DHEC for review and approval. Includes a detailed description of site preparation activities, permits and approvals, regulatory interactions, subcontractors and the findings of the completed field work in support of the FDP.
|September 2, 2015||Submittal from SCANA to DHEC||Re: Field Demonstration Project Work Plan
DHEC's approval of the Field Demonstration Project Work Plan.
|July 17, 2015||Submittal from SCANA to DHEC||Re: Field Demonstration Project (FDP) - Work Plan
SCANA's FDP Work Plan submitted to DHEC for review and approval of a pilot test to try an alternate removal approach by building a temporary dam using sandbags to allow for excavation in the river.
|April 30, 2015||Letter from APEX Companies, LLC (SCANA Contractor) to US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)||Re: USACE Permit - P/N 2011-01356-6NO
Update on the evaluation of cofferdam approaches for the Modified Removal Action.
|March 2, 2015||Letter from DHEC to SCE&G||Re: Response to SCANA's February 18, 2015 Status Update - Removal Action Decision
DHEC approval of SCANA's request to move forward with design and permitting of the Modified Removal Action approach as described/proposed in SCANA's February 18, 2015 letter.
|February 18, 2015||Letter from SCANA to DHEC||Re: Status Update - Removal Action Decision
Update regarding the Congaree River Sediment Removal project. Specifically, the problems and concerns identified during review of the current design via the permitting process with regulatory agencies and how the selected removal action alternative would be implemented. Includes request that DHEC consider a modified approach for completing the removal action.
|May 8, 2013||Letter from DHEC to SCE&G||Re: SCE&G Huger Street Former MGP, Columbia SC
Correspondence that DHEC is drafting an Action Memorandum to select Alternative 4 as the official remedy selection for the site. Request for SCE&G to begin the design and permit process.
|January 2013||Final Engineering Evaluation/
Cost Analysis (EE/CA)
|Summary of cleanup options evaluated by DHEC.|
|March 2012||Project Delineation Report||Summary of all 5 phases of assessment and discussion of results.|
|September 2011||Phase IV Delineation Preliminary Findings||Assessment Report for Phase 5 Proposed Activities.|
|August 2011||Phase III Delineation Preliminary Findings||Assessment Report for Phase 4 Proposed Activities.|
|June 2011||Phase II Delineation Summary||Assessment Report for Phase 3 Proposed Activities.|
|December 2010||Phase I Delineation Summary||Assessment Report for Phase 2 Proposed Activities.|
|September 2010||Delineation Work Plan||Initial Assessment Work Plan to collect sediment samples in the Congaree River.|
|August 2002||Voluntary Cleanup Contract||Agreement between DHEC and South Carolina Electric & Gas for additional assessment and/or remediation at the site of the former Huger Street Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP)|