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    7322 Southwest Freeway, Suite 470

    Houston, Texas 77074

    Quadrant Project No. 43480.00

    ______________________________

    Bruce F. Leon, Ph.D.

    Environmental Scientist

    MMaarrcchh 2244 ,, 22001155

  • Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Wycliffe Drive Area

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    Summary ............................................................................................................................................. iii

    1 Background .................................................................................................................................. 1

    2 Objectives and Limits .................................................................................................................. 1

    3 Environmental Setting ................................................................................................................. 2 3.1 Soils and Geology ................................................................................................................ 2 3.2 Topography .......................................................................................................................... 3 3.3 Hydrology ............................................................................................................................ 3

    4 Site History .................................................................................................................................. 3 4.1 Historical Aerial Photographs .............................................................................................. 3 4.2 City Directories .................................................................................................................... 4 4.3 Fire Insurance Maps ............................................................................................................. 4

    5 Field Observations ....................................................................................................................... 4 5.1 Land Use .............................................................................................................................. 4

    5.2 Potential Hazardous Materials Sites .................................................................................... 4

    6 Database Research and Findings ................................................................................................. 4

    7 Water, Oil and Gas Well Records ................................................................................................ 6

    8 Conclusions and Recommendations ............................................................................................ 6

    References ............................................................................................................................................ 7

    Appendix A: Maps of Project Area

    Appendix B: Photographs of Project Area

    Appendix C: Aerial Photographs of Project Area

    Appendix D: Database Search Results

    Appendix E: City Directory Records

    Appendix F: Fire Insurance Map Records

    Appendix G: Oil and Gas Well Records

    Appendix H: Qualifications of Preparers

    Appendix I: Scope of Services

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    Table 1: Potential Hazardous Materials Sites ...................................................................................... 5

  • Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Wycliffe Drive Area

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    Summary

    Quadrant Consultants Inc. has conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for the proposed

    replacement of pavement and storm sewer lines in the Wycliffe Drive neighborhood of west Hou-

    ston, Harris County, Texas, for the City of Houston Department of Public Works & Engineering.

    The purpose of this assessment is to determine if there is a likelihood of environmental risk or lia-

    bility on the project rights-of-way. This assessment presents our opinion about the potential for con-

    tamination of the project rights-of-way by hazardous materials.

    This assessment has revealed no evidence of a recognized environmental condition in connection

    with the project rights-of-way, except the following:

    Sherwood Forest Business Park, 1800 Sherwood Forest Street (TCEQ ID No. 096578). This site is listed in the TCEQ database of leaking underground storage tanks as having groundwater

    impacted, no apparent threats or impacts to receptors and its status as final pending well

    plug. It is a Recognized Environmental Condition because hydrocarbons released into the sites

    soil or groundwater may still be present and may have affected the project rights-of-way.

    There is a potential for environmental contamination to affect the project rights-of-way. Quadrant

    recommends further environmental investigation near the above site if project construction activity

    is planned to be deeper than five feet below grade level.

    This assessment is limited to visual observation of surface conditions within the project rights-of-

    way, interviews with public agencies and people about the project rights-of-way, and a review of

    reasonably ascertainable data. The information is not further verified, unless the information is

    known to be incorrect or conflicts with other information. In addition, other potential sources of

    contamination may be present within the search distance, but are not documented in regulatory

    agency records that we reviewed for this assessment. Quadrant does not guarantee the completeness

    or accuracy of the regulatory agency files, and this report relies only on information we obtained or

    was provided to us at the time this site assessment was performed.

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    Quadrant Consultants Inc., under contract to Gunda Corporation, conducted a Phase 1 environmen-

    tal site assessment for the proposed water and sanitary sewer lines replacement in the Wycliffe

    Drive area, in west Houston, Harris County, Texas. This assessment presents our opinion about the

    potential for contamination of the project rights-of-way by hazardous materials, and the evidence on

    which we base our opinion.

    1 Background

    The City of Houston Department of Public Works & Engineering (Houston PWE) intends to reha-

    bilitate the roadway and drainage system in the Wycliffe Drive area of west Houston, Harris County,

    Texas. Specifically, Houston PWE plans to replace the current roadways and parallel open ditches

    with new roadways built with curbs and gutters and an underground storm drainage system. In addi-

    tion, Houston PWE plans to replace all the water lines in the area, and the wastewater force main

    along Chatterton Drive. Appendix A has a map showing the vicinity of the project area, and Appen-

    dix B has photographs of the project area.

    The streets that are affected by this project are:

    Sherwood Forest Street

    Western Village Lane

    Shadow Wood Drive

    Winfred Drive

    Upland Drive

    Chatterton Street

    The Wycliffe Drive area includes single-family and multifamily residential areas along Western

    Village Lane, Winfred Drive and the northern part of Sherwood Forest Street, with commercial de-

    velopment and industrial land along Upland Drive, Chatterton Street and the southern part of Sher-

    wood Forest Street. The area is bordered on the west by the Addicks Dam, and behind that, Addicks

    Reservoir, which is undeveloped or used as park land.

    2 Objectives and Limits

    The purpose of this assessment is to determine if there is a likelihood of environmental risk or lia-

    bility in the project rights-of-way. We conducted this assessment by examining historical infor-

    mation, databases of regulatory agencies and field observations, following Standard E 1527-13 of

    the American Society for Testing and Materials for Phase I environmental site assessments, as mod-

    ified by City of Houston guidelines. We performed the following tasks:

    Review records of databases maintained by federal and state regulatory agencies for known haz-ardous materials at sites near the project rights-of-way. In accordance with City of Houston

    guidelines, we examined records within one mile of the project rights-of-way for National Prior-

    ity List and RCRA Corrective Action sites; within mile of the project rights-of-way for Com-

    prehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System, Texas

    Voluntary Cleanup Program List, and Federal Brownfield sites; within mile of the project

    rights-of-way for Dry Cleaner; within 500 feet of the project rights-of-way for Resource Con-

    servation and Recovery Act facilities, Texas Hazardous Waste sites, Leaking Storage Tanks, and

  • Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Wycliffe Drive Area

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    Registered Storage Tanks. For Emergency

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