Capital Assistance Pilot Program

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During the 2015 Legislative Session, PLIA was directed to conduct a pilot demonstration at three study sites with aging tanks, contamination impacting soil or groundwater, or both, and serious financial hardship. On August 17, 2015, after receiving 21 applications, PLIA awarded three grants to:

Acme Fuel Company, Olympia

  • This site has two documented releases, one from an aboveground tank and one from an underground tank, which have resulted in soil and groundwater contamination at the site.
  • The property owner was denied a loan request made to his bank for financing of cleanup costs.
  • The property owner has selected a consultant to develop and complete a cleanup plan for the site.

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View/download the Acme Fuel Company case study (pdf).
View/download the PLIA Letters and Environmental Reports.

Genessee Fuel & Heating Company, Inc., Seattle

  • This site received a Notice of Cancellation from its insurance carrier due to the age of the tanks. The tanks were installed in 1949 and 1955.
  • Soil contamination has been documented on the site, and the property owner was denied a loan request made to his bank for financing of cleanup costs.
  • The property owner has selected a consultant to develop and complete a cleanup plan for the site.
  • Genessee received a No Further Action Determination on February 6, 2019.

View/download the Gennessee Fuel & Heating Company case study (pdf).
View/download the PLIA Letters and Environmental Reports.

Sharp’s Automotive, Moxee

  • This site has documented groundwater and soil contamination, and the Department of Ecology has issued a letter to the property owners noting potential vapor concerns.
  • The property owner was denied a loan request made to his bank for financing of cleanup costs.
  • The property owner has selected a consultant to develop and complete a cleanup plan for the site. The property owner and consultant have initiated an assessment of vapor intrusion.
  • The property owner has applied to PLIA’s Loan and Grant Program for the 2019 award cycle for assistance to cleanup petroleum contamination, upgrade infrastructure and install an EV charging station.

View/download the Sharp’s Automotive case study (pdf).