Avon Landfill

Category: Existing/Potential Remediation Site Avon Landfill

Location: Bordered by New Jersey Transit Main line, New Jersey Turnpike – Western Spur, and the Lyndhurst Landfill in Lyndhurst Township, Bergen County.

Latitude/Longitude: 40.79256/-74.10304

Current Land Use: Passive open space; non-active, unremediated landfill

Size: 91 acres

Current Ownership: EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC.

Site Description: Linear landfill vegetated with Phragmites. Closed to operations in 1980.

Existing Site-Specific Data Inventory

A. Survey, Maps, and GIS

HMD regional data exists inclusive of this site. Survey and aerial maps developed in 20001. Aerial photographs shot in 2002.

B. Real Estate/Ownership

Owned by EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC. Ownership information presented in 1988 EIS and 1999 report.

C. Site History & Land Use

No data obtained.

D. Biological Studies – Fauna

No data obtained.

E. Biological Studies – General Environmental

Site-specific information developed for redevelopment project reports completed in 2000 and 2002.

F. Geotechnical

Site-specific baseline information collected in 2000 and 2001.

G. Hydraulics and Hydrology

Site-specific baseline data collected in 2000 and 2001.

H. Water and Sediments

Site-specific baseline data collected in 2000 and 2001.

I. Historical/Cultural Resources

No data obtained.

J. Restoration/Remediation Design Plans

Closure plan developed in 2000 and updated in 2001. Wetland mitigation plans developed in 2001.

Site Reports

Site #44 – Avon Landfill

Category: Existing/Potential Remediation Site

Location: Bordered by New Jersey Transit Main line, New Jersey Turnpike – Western Spur, and the Lyndhurst Landfill in Lyndhurst Township, Bergen County.

Latitude/Longitude: 40.79256 / -74.10304

Current Land Use: Passive open space; non-active, unremediated landfill

Size: 91 acres

Current Ownership: EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC.

Site Description: Closed to operations in 1980.

Existing Site Specific Data Inventory

* – Report repeated under multiple data categories and/or sites.

A.  Survey, Maps, and GIS

Relevant survey, mapping, and GIS data for the Meadowlands can be found in the Meadowlands-wide site report under data category A.

1.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, Preliminary ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 233– Lot 12, Block 231 Lots 12 & 14. March 2001. [1a] Survey map of a portion of the Avon Landfill at a scale of 1 inch = 50 feet.

2.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 233 – Lot 14. April 2001. [1a] Survey map of a portion of the Avon Landfill at a scale of 1 inch = 200 feet.

3.      *NJMC. Kucera Panochromatic Imagery for the Meadowlands. February 2002. Most recent aerial photographs of the Hackensack Meadowlands District.

B.   Real Estate/Ownership

Avon Landfill is owned by EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC.

4.      *HMDC. The HMDC Official Orphan Landfill Tour. January 1999. [2] Submitted to the USACE as part of permit application No. 93-00080 Volume VIII of XXV March 99. It includes specific site descriptions and proposed closure tasks and concerns for Malanka, Avon, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Erie, and Keegan Landfills.

5.      *Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. N.J. Turnpike Widening: Landfills Section of EIS. August 1988. [1] A brief overview of all the landfills that would be affected by the widening of the New Jersey Turnpike, which includes the Rutherford and Avon Landfills. Details affected environments and environmental consequences, in addition to site usage, ownership, and estimate of disruption for each specific landfill.

C.  Site History & Land Use

No data obtained.

D.  Biological Studies – Fauna

No data obtained.

E.   Biological Studies – General Environmental

6.      *Dru Associates. Wetland Delineation Report for the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area: Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. March 2002. [3] A wetland delineation was performed for the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area, which includes the Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. The report includes a topographic map showing the delineation boundaries and transect locations.

7.      *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Remedial Investigation Report for the Avon Landfill. May 2000. [1] Evaluates prior investigative findings and documents current conditions as needed to support the development design and construction for the Avon landfill. Research and investigations included subsurface characteristics of the landfill, physical/chemical characteristics of migration pathways, characterization and concentration of contaminants in landfilled waste, and impacted environment.

8.      *Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. N.J. Turnpike Widening: Landfills Section of EIS. August 1988. [1] A brief overview of all the landfills that would be affected by the widening of the New Jersey Turnpike, which includes the Rutherford and Avon Landfills. Details affected environments and environmental consequences, in addition to site usage, ownership, and estimate of disruption for each specific landfill.

9.      *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Final Wetlands Mitigation Plan for EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission: Brownfield Redevelopment Project. June 2001 (Revised May 2002). [1] Outlines the final wetland mitigation plan for Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. The mitigation area is located in Berry’s Creek Marsh. The report provides a description of wetlands to be impacted at the three landfills, as well as a description of existing conditions of the mitigation site including topography, soils and surficial geology, hydrology, vegetation, fish and wildlife, and historic resources. The report also contains IVA assessments for both the existing wetlands and the proposed mitigation wetlands, a detailed wetlands mitigation plan, and maintenance and monitoring plan.

10.  *USACE. Jurisdictional Determination: EnCap Site/Northern Golf Course Resort Site (Application No. 2000-00381). 7/3/2000. [2] A jurisdictional determination was performed by the USACE in 2000 for the Lyndhurst, Rutherford, and Avon Landfills.

F.   Geotechnical

11.  *IT Corporation. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan for the Avon Landfill. August/September 2000. [1]The remedial investigation for the Avon Landfill included an examination of site topography, geology, hydrology, and hydrogeology. The report presents the remedial investigation results, remedial approach/design basis, closure plan design, closure construction activities, post closure operation, maintenance and monitoring.

12.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Remedial Investigation Report for the Avon Landfill. May 2000. [1] Evaluates prior investigative findings and documents current conditions as needed to support the development design and construction for the Avon landfill. Research and investigations included subsurface characteristics of the landfill, physical/chemical characteristics of migration pathways, characterization and concentration of contaminants in landfilled waste, and impacted environment.

13.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Preliminary Assessment Report: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area (Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills). March 2000. [1] Background research and site investigations were conducted at the Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills to identify the presence and extent of areas of concern associated with former landfill operations, as well as types and levels of contamination. Includes recommendations to fill existing data gaps necessary to implement a remediation plan, and ultimately develop these properties.

14.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan Addendum for Meadowlands Golf Redevelopment Project Avon Landfill. EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC & HMDC. May 2001. [1] Summarizes a prior remedial investigation, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

G.  Hydraulics and Hydrology

15.  *IT Corporation. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan for the Avon Landfill. August/September 2000. [1]The remedial investigation for the Avon Landfill included an examination of site topography, geology, hydrology, and hydrogeology. The report presents the remedial investigation results, remedial approach/design basis, closure plan design, closure construction activities, post closure operation, maintenance and monitoring.

16.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan Addendum for Meadowlands Golf Redevelopment Project Avon Landfill. EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC & HMDC. May 2001. [1] Summarizes a prior remedial investigation, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

H.  Water and Sediments

17.  *IT Corporation. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan for the Avon Landfill. August/September 2000. [1]The remedial investigation for the Avon Landfill included an examination of site topography, geology, hydrology, and hydrogeology. The report presents the remedial investigation results, remedial approach/design basis, closure plan design, closure construction activities, post closure operation, maintenance and monitoring.

18.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Remedial Investigation Report for the Avon Landfill. May 2000. [1] Evaluates prior investigative findings and documents current conditions as needed to support the development design and construction for the Avon landfill. Research and investigations included subsurface characteristics of the landfill, physical/chemical characteristics of migration pathways, characterization and concentration of contaminants in landfilled waste, and impacted environment.

19.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Preliminary Assessment Report: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area (Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills). March 2000. [1] Background research and site investigations were conducted at the Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills to identify the presence and extent of areas of concern associated with former landfill operations, as well as types and levels of contamination. Includes recommendations to fill existing data gaps necessary to implement a remediation plan, and ultimately develop these properties.

20.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan Addendum for Meadowlands Golf Redevelopment Project Avon Landfill. EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC & HMDC. May 2001. [1] Summarizes a prior remedial investigation, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

I.    Historical/Cultural Resources

No data obtained.

J.   Restoration/Remediation Design Plans

21.  *HMDC. The HMDC Official Orphan Landfill Tour. January 1999. [2] Submitted to the USACE as part of permit application No. 93-00080 Volume VIII of XXV March 99. It includes specific site descriptions and proposed closure tasks and concerns for Malanka, Avon, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Erie, and Keegan Landfills.

22.  *IT Corporation. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan for the Avon Landfill. August/September 2000. [1]The remedial investigation for the Avon Landfill included an examination of site topography, geology, hydrology, and hydrogeology. The report presents the remedial investigation results, remedial approach/design basis, closure plan design, closure construction activities, post closure operation, maintenance and monitoring.

23.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Final Wetlands Mitigation Plan for EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission: Brownfield Redevelopment Project. June 2001 (Revised May 2002). [1] Outlines the final wetland mitigation plan for Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. The mitigation area is located in Berry’s Creek Marsh. The report provides a description of wetlands to be impacted at the three landfills, as well as a description of existing conditions of the mitigation site including topography, soils and surficial geology, hydrology, vegetation, fish and wildlife, and historic resources. The report also contains IVA assessments for both the existing wetlands and the proposed mitigation wetlands, a detailed wetlands mitigation plan, and maintenance and monitoring plan.

24.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan Addendum for Meadowlands Golf Redevelopment Project Avon Landfill. EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC & HMDC. May 2001. [1] Summarizes a prior remedial investigation, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

K. Bibliographic Updates                   

Site #44: Avon Landfill