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(a)The Department will score facilities placed on the Inventory in accordance with the Site Scoring Procedure set forth in Appendix 1. The Site Scoring Procedure provides criteria for scoring facilities based on the short-term and long-term risks they pose to present and future public health, safety, welfare or the environment;
(b)The Department will place facilities in the following categories on the Inventory based on their status in the remedial process:
(A)Phase I: Facilities where remedial investigation and feasibility studies have not been initiated;
(B)Phase II: Facilities where remedial investigation or feasibility studies are underway;
(C)Phase III: Facilities where the remedial investigation and feasibility studies have been completed and remedial design, removal or remedial action is underway;
(D)Phase IV: Facilities where all necessary removal and remedial action have been completed except for continuing operation and maintenance or other environmental or institutional controls necessary to protect public health, safety, welfare, and the environment.
(E)The Department will move facilities from one category to the next in quarterly updates of the Inventory as remedial activities progress.
(2)Prior to publishing a facility’s score on the Inventory, the Department will notify the owners and operators of the facility, if known, and provide an opportunity for them to comment on the facility score and supporting documentation as described in OAR 340-122-0075 (Development of Inventory)(4).
(3)The Department will consider facility scores, among other factors, in prioritizing sites for further investigation, removal, or remedial action at the conclusion of the preliminary assessment or its equivalent. Prior to initiating such action, the Department may rescore a facility if the Department receives additional information that may significantly change a facility’s score.
Rule 340-122-0076 — Inventory Ranking,