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Portland, OR—DEQ is holding a public meeting to provide information and answer questions on a draft cleanup action work plan for Bullseye Glass Company. Bullseye Glass Company is a manufacturer of clear and colored glass for art and architectural uses with worldwide distribution and uses various metals and metal compounds during the manufacture of glass.

Previously, it was found that a portion of these metals and metal compounds were vented to the atmosphere and a portion accumulated on facility roofs. Stormwater runoff from facility roofs previously drained to drywells. DEQ is holding this meeting to provide information on a draft cleanup proposal entitled “Draft Underground Injection Control Facility Investigation and Closure Plan”.

The draft cleanup action plan can be found here:

The proposal is for decommissioning and remediation of Drywell #1 in accordance with Oregon Administrative Rules [OAR] 340-044-0040 and is the subject of a public comment period ongoing in September 2017. Five monitoring wells are also proposed in the work plan to evaluate groundwater conditions in the vicinity of Drywell #1. The proposed cleanup is scheduled to begin in late September or early October 2017.

The public comment period on the draft cleanup action plan is currently open, and has been extended to close Sept.15, 2017 at 5:00pm. Comments on the plan can be sent to DEQ Project Manager Kenneth Thiessen at 700 NE Multnomah Street, Ste. 600, Portland OR 97232 or

Public Meeting Details:
Date: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Time: Doors Open at 6:30 – Meeting is from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Place: Taborspace, Dining Room, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, OR

Matthew Van Sickle, Public Information Officer, 503-229-6044,


Environment & Energy