Monthly update for Sellers Auto / Artist Studio petroleum cleanup site 489201547 / 489201548 (second update- December 1, 2006)

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Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 4:51 PM
To: Mills, Louise P21324
Subject: Monthly update for Sellers Auto / Artist Studio petroleum cleanup site 489201547 / 489201548 (second update- December 1, 2006)

Ms. Mills,

I would like to take this opportunity to give you our second monthly update on the project. As a reminder, this site is completely funded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and a Remedial Action Plan to clean up the site using multi-phase extraction and biosparging estimated a four year timeframe after startup. The responsible party (Jane Webster), has chosen Terramax Engineering to perform the cleanup.

The FDEP & delegated local program (Orange County Environmental Protection Division) have an open Work Order with Terramax to construct the designed remediation system and start it up. There is now an additional work order that was recently authorized to run the system (Operation and Maintenance or O&M) for the first year of cleanup. This second work order cannot be initiated until the startup has occurred under the first one. As of the last update, the O&M work order had not been authorized, but now it has been.

I have been in pretty constant contact with Robert and David from Terramax during the construction phase and most recently went to the site today to see how the progress is coming.

I stated in my last e-mail to you that it was our goal to have the system fully constructed and started up by today, December 1, 2006. Unfortunately, the startup has not yet occurred. However, the total treatment system is over 90% constructed with all treatment points installed, remediation equipment onsite, carbon vessels installed, infiltration gallery fully installed, trenching under Lake Formosa Drive completed, most well vaults installed and most of the pavement/sidewalk replaced.

The portion that is not yet done includes about 30 feet of sidewalk on Philadelphia Avenue, some trenches also need to be covered near the remediation compound as well as a couple of well vaults. I spoke with Robert and he expects that all of this will be completed next week. There is a little extra fill material on the property where the infiltration gallery that needs to be removed. I will ask Terramax to handle this as well. The privacy fence for the treatment carbon hasn’t been installed yet either.

Overall, there really isn’t much more intrusive construction necessary that is needed to be done prior to startup with the exception of the electrical hookup by the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC).

OUC has received and acknowledged our request to set up an account a few months ago, but three phase power service still needs to be provided to the remediation building. The electrician who put the order into OUC found out last week that OUC is estimating that to put in underground line the short distance from Alden Avenue to our compound on Philadelphia Avenue (in one of our existing trenches) will require a transformer which has much too long of a lead time than we can accept (48 weeks). Therefore, as a change in plan, the 3-phase electric power can instead be installed overhead (south on Alden, down Midway and then north on Philadelphia Avenue to the compound by mid January 2007).

Although construction was not completed in time for the December 1, 2006 goal, it looks like the power will be the only thing that will prevent us from having the system started up this month.

Our new goal for a full system startup is for Wednesday, January 31, 2007, or approximately 60 days later. I know that Terramax will work diligently to meet or beat this revised goal.

Please feel free to call me anytime if you need additional information or if you would like me to find something in our files. Also. I am always available to meet you onsite if you want to show me of any concerns you have.

Damon Taylor, CFEA, LEP
Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Petroleum Cleanup Team
800 N. Mercy Drive, Suite 4, Orlando, FL 32808
Voice (407) 836-1480, Suncom 356-1480, Fax (407) 836-1417

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