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COMPLIANCE DEMONSTRATION
REPORT

J-1 CELL
Colstrip Steam Electric Station
Colstrip, Montana

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Project Number ME1210

October 2017
Compliance Demonstration Report
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION ...............................................................................................................1
1.1 Organization and Terms of Reference ........................................................................1
1.2 Site Location ...............................................................................................................1
1.3 Site Description...........................................................................................................1

2. CCR RULE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW CCR SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS ..........3

3. LOCATION STANDARDS (257.52(B)) ..........................................................................4


3.1 Introduction.................................................................................................................4
3.2 Floodplains (257.3-1)................................................................................................4
3.3 Endangered Species (257.3-2) ..................................................................................4
3.4 Surface Water Protection (257.3-3) ..........................................................................4

4. LOCATION RESTRICTIONS (257.60 - 257.64) ...........................................................6


4.1 Introduction.................................................................................................................6
4.2 Placement Above the Uppermost Aquifer (257.60) .................................................6
4.3 Wetlands (257.61).....................................................................................................6
4.4 Fault Areas (257.62) .................................................................................................6
4.5 Seismic Impact Zones (257.63) ................................................................................7
4.6 Unstable Areas (257.64) ...........................................................................................7
4.6.1 Onsite and Local Soil Conditions (257.64(b)(1)).........................................8
4.6.2 On-site or Local Geologic or Geomorphologic Features (257.64(b)(2)) .....9
4.6.3 On-Site and Local Human-Made Features or Events (257.64(b)(3)).........11

5. LINER DESIGN CRITERIA (257.72) ............................................................................12

6. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY CRITERIA (257.74) .......................................................13


6.1 Introduction ..............................................................................................................13
6.2 Permanent Identification Marker (257.74(a)(1)) ....................................................13
6.3 Hazard Potential Classification (257.74(a)(2)) ......................................................13
6.4 Emergency Action Plan (257.74(a)(3)) ..................................................................13
6.5 Slope Protection (257.74(a)(4))..............................................................................13
6.6 Design and Construction Plans (257.74(c)(1)) .......................................................14

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6.6.1 Owner or Operator (257.74(c)(1)(i)) .........................................................14


6.6.2 Unit Location (257.74(c)(1)(ii)) ................................................................14
6.6.3 Purpose (257.74(c)(1)(iii)) .........................................................................14
6.6.4 Name and Size of the Watershed (257.74(c)(1)(iv)) .................................14
6.6.5 Description of Foundation and Abutment Materials (257.74(c)(1)(v)) .....14
6.6.6 Description of the Materials, Methods, and Dates of Construction
(257.74(c)(1)(vi)) .......................................................................................15
6.6.7 Drawings (257.74(c)(1)(vii)) .....................................................................18
6.6.8 Existing Instrumentation (257.74(c)(1)(viii)) ............................................19
6.6.9 Area-Capacity Curves (257.74(c)(1)(ix)) ..................................................20
6.6.10 Spillway Description and Calculations (257.74(c)(1)(x)) .........................20
6.6.11 Construction Specifications and Provisions for Surveillance, Maintenance,
and Repair (257.74(c)(1)(xi)) ....................................................................20
6.6.12 Record of Structural Instability (257.74(c)(1)(xii)) ...................................20
6.7 Structural Stability Assessment (257.74(d)) ..........................................................20
6.7.1 Stable Foundation and Abutments ...............................................................21
6.7.2 Slope Protection ...........................................................................................21
6.7.3 Embankment Compaction............................................................................21
6.7.4 Vegetation Height ........................................................................................22
6.7.5 Spillway Capacity ........................................................................................22
6.7.6 Hydraulic Structure Integrity .......................................................................22
6.7.7 Stability of Downstream Slopes During Sudden Drawdown ......................23
6.8 Safety Factor Assessments (257.74(e)) .................................................................23

7. OPERATING CRITERIA (257.80, 257.82, & 257.83).................................................24


7.1 Overview ..................................................................................................................24
7.2 Air Criteria 257.80 .................................................................................................24
7.3 Hydrologic and Hydraulic Capacity Requirement 257.82.....................................24
7.3.1 Inflow Design Flood Control System (257.82(a) and (b)).........................24
7.3.2 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan (257.82(c)) .............................24
7.4 Inspections 257.83 .................................................................................................25

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8. GROUNDWATER MONITORING AND CORRECTIVE ACTION (257.90 257.98)


....................................................................................................................................26

9. CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE CARE REQUIREMENTS (257.102 & 257.104) ...


....................................................................................................................................27
9.1 Overview ..................................................................................................................27
9.2 Closure Requirements 257.102 ..............................................................................27
9.3 Post Closure Care Requirements 257.104 .............................................................27

10. RECORDKEEPING, NOTIFICATION, AND POSTING OF INFORMATION ON THE


INTERNET (257.105-257.107) .....................................................................................28
10.1 Overview ..................................................................................................................28
10.2 Recordkeeping Requirements 257.105 ..................................................................28
10.3 Notification Requirements 257.106 .......................................................................28
10.4 Publicly Accessible Internet Site Requirements 257.107 ......................................28

11. REFERENCES ..................................................................................................................29

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Location Map

LIST OF APPENDICES
Appendix A EHP J-1 Cell Construction Drawings
Appendix B Location Standards
Appendix B.1 FEMA 100-year Flood Map
Appendix B.2 Stormwater Master Plan Evaluation (DOWL 2015)
Appendix C Location Restrictions
Appendix C.1 USFWS and MTDEQ Wetlands Maps
Appendix C.2 USGS Quaternary Fault and Fold Database Maps
Appendix C.3 Effluent Holding Pond Design Report (Bechtel 1982)
Appendix C.4 USGS 2014 National Seismic Hazard Map
Appendix C.5 Liner Settlement Analysis (Geosyntec 2015a)
Appendix C.6 Units 3 & 4 EHP Construction Drawings (Bechtel 1985)

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Appendix C.7 Slope Stability Analysis (Geosyntec 2015c)


Appendix D Structural Integrity Criteria
Appendix D.1 Units 3 & 4 Stage 2 Dam Raise (Womack 2011)
Appendix D.2 Divider Dike Drawings
Appendix D.3 C/CW Divider Dike Buttress Slope Stability Report (Womack 2009b)
Appendix D.4 Technical Specifications
Appendix D.5 Instrumentation Location Drawings
Appendix D.6 Area-Capacity Curves

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1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Organization and Terms of Reference


Geosyntec Consultants (Geosyntec) has prepared this Compliance Demonstration Report (Report)
for Talen Generation, LLC (Talen) to demonstrate compliance of the new J-1 Cell surface
impoundment at the Colstrip Steam Electric Station (CSES) in Colstrip, Montana, with the
requirements for new surface impoundments of the Federal Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR)
Rule. On 17 April 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published the final
rule for disposal of CCR from electric power utilities under Subtitle D of the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), contained in Section 257 of Title 40 of the Code of
Federal Regulations (40 CFR 257 Subpart D), referred to here as the CCR Rule. This report
identifies and addresses the specific requirements for new CCR surface impoundments.
This report was prepared by Ms. Jennifer Padgett, P.E., and Mr. Mike Nolden, E.I.T., and it was
reviewed in accordance with Geosyntecs internal review policy by Mr. David Espinoza, Ph.D.,
P.E. and Ms. Carrie Pendleton, P.E., all of Geosyntec. Ms. Pendleton is a registered Professional
Engineer in the State of Montana.
1.2 Site Location
J-1 Cell is part of the Units 3/4 Effluent Holding Pond (EHP) area at CSES in Colstrip, Rosebud
County, Montana. The location of J-1 Cell is shown on a United States Geological Survey 7.5-
minute topographic map for the Colstrip Southeast Quadrangle (Figure 1). J-1 Cell is located
southeast of the CSES generating facilities.
1.3 Site Description
J-1 Cell is a lined, CCR surface impoundment constructed in 2016 to accept coal combustion
residuals from CSES. J-1 Cell was constructed within the existing EHP as an overfill surface
impoundment above the closed CCR surface impoundment J Cell. J Cell was closed in conjunction
with the construction of J-1 Cell under the requirements of the CCR Rule. The EHP was
constructed in 1983 and 1984 in the basin between Cow Creek and South Fork Cow Creek the
uppermost rim of consists of baked and semi-baked shale underlain by sedimentary rock and coal
beds (Bechtel 1982). A thin deposit of alluvium and colluvium cover most of the basin floor.

J-1 Cell is bounded by the EHP Main Dam to the north, the EHP Saddle Dam to the northeast and
east, and divider dikes to the south and west. The Main and Saddle Dams are zoned earth-fill dams
with vertical cores extending to bedrock and sand and gravel drainage zones (Bechtel 1982). The
divider dikes are constructed variously of baked shale fill, fly ash, and bottom ash (Womack 2009a,
SCG 2014).

As an overfill surface impoundment, J-1 Cell shares structural components (i.e., dams, divider
dikes, foundation, etc.) with J Cell. References to the materials and methods of construction of J
Cell and other EHP components are considered applicable to J-1 Cell. J Cell was previously known

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as the Clearwell or Old Clearwell and is sometimes referred to as such in documents referenced in
this report.

J-1 Cell construction drawings are presented in Appendix A.

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2. CCR RULE REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW CCR SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS

The remainder of this Report presents the requirements to construct a new CCR surface
impoundment according to the CCR Rule. The table below presents the requirements for a new
surface impoundment that is more than 20 feet high as presented in the table CCR Surface
Impoundment Requirements in page 21307 and 21308 of the CCR Rule preamble (preamble).
The table also summarizes where the CCR Rule requirements are addressed in this document.

REPORT
RULE SECTION RULE REQUIREMENT
SECTION
Floodplains 257.3-1 3.2
Location Standards
Endangered Species 257.3-2 3.3
257.52
Surface Water Protection 257.3-3 3.4
Placement Above the Uppermost Aquifer 257.60 4.2
Wetlands 257.61 4.3
Location Restrictions
Fault Ares 257.62 4.4
257.60 to 257.64
Seismic Impact Zones 257.63 4.5
Unstable Areas 257.64 4.6
Liner Design Criteria
Liner Design Criteria 257.72 5
257.72
Permanent Identification Marker 257.74(a)(1) 6.2
Hazard Potential Classification Assessments 257.74(a)(2) 6.3
Structural Integrity Emergency Action Plan 257.74 (a)(3) 6.4
Criteria Slope Protection 257.74(a)(4) 6.4
257.74 Design and Construction Plan 257.74(c) 6.6
Structural Stability Assessments 257.74(d) 6.7
Safety Factor Assessments 257.74(e) 6.8
Operating Criteria Air Criteria 257.80 7.2
257.80, 257.82 & Hydrologic and Hydraulic Capacity Requirement 257.82 7.3
257.83 Inspections 257.83 7.4
Groundwater
Monitoring and Groundwater Monitoring and Corrective Action 257.90
8
Corrective Action to 257.98
257.90 to 257.98
Closure and Post- Closure Requirements 257.102 9.2
Closure Care
257.102 & 257.104 Post-Closure Care Requirements 257.104 9.3
Recordkeeping, Recordkeeping Requirements 257.105 10.2
Notifications, and Notification Requirements 257.106 10.3
Posting Information to
the Internet Publicly Accessible Internet Site Requirements 257.107 10.4
257.105 to 257.107

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3. LOCATION STANDARDS (257.52(b))

3.1 Introduction
Section 257.52(b) specifies that CCR surface impoundments continue to be subject to the location
requirements of 257.3-1 through 257.3-3. The specific requirements of 257.3-1 through
257.3-3 are addressed in the sections below.
3.2 Floodplains (257.3-1)
Per 257.3-1, CCR disposal units shall not restrict the flow of water of the base flood, reduce the
temporary water storage capacity of the flood plain, or result in washout of solid waste, so as to
pose a threat to human life, wildlife, or land or water sources.
Geosyntec reviewed limits of the 100-year flood (i.e., base flood), as mapped by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (FEMA 1997) (Appendix B.1). As shown in Appendix
B.1, J-1 Cell is not located within a 100-year floodplain (shown on the FEMA map as Zone A)
and, therefore, is not expected to affect the flow of the base flood, reduce the temporary water
storage capacity of the floodplain, or result in washout of CCR as a result of the base flood.
3.3 Endangered Species (257.3-2)
Per 257.3-2, CCR disposal units are not to cause or contribute to the taking of any endangered or
threatened species of plants, fish, or wildlife or cause the destruction or adverse modification of
the critical habitat of endangered or threatened species.
Geosyntec accessed databases maintained by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS); Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP); and Montana Department of Natural
Resources and Conservation (MDNRC) to identify any rare, threatened, or endangered (RTE)
species in the area of J-1 Cell. Additionally, Geosyntec reviewed the results of two previously
completed environmental assessments near Colstrip, Montana: Wildhorse Project (BLM 2009),
located between Colstrip and Interstate 90, and Northern Cheyenne Wind Energy Development
Project (DGS 2007), located in the Northern Cheyenne Reservation south of Colstrip, Montana.
Searches of the USFWS and MDNRC databases returned no records for RTE species within the
study area (Colstrip, Montana). MFWP resources did indicate, however, that J-1 Cell is within the
range of two species of concern: Piping Plover and Least Tern. Review of BLM (2009) and DGS
(2007) indicated that endangered species identified by the MFWP do not live in the area of J-1
Cell.
The resources described above indicate that impacts to RTE wildlife species are not expected due
to the low use of the project area by RTE species. Additionally, because J-1 Cell is to be
constructed on a previously developed and frequently used area of the Colstrip SES property, no
additional impact to RTE species is expected.
3.4 Surface Water Protection (257.3-3)
Per 257.3-3, discharge from the CCR unit must be handled so as not to cause any of the following:

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discharge of pollutants into waters of the United States that is in violation of the
requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as
amended;
discharge of dredged material or fill material to waters of the United States that is in
violation of the requirements under section 404 of the Clean Water Act, as amended; and
non-point source pollution of waters of the United States that violates applicable legal
requirements implementing an areawide or Statewide water quality management plan that
has been approved by the Administrator under section 208 of the Clean Water Act, as
amended.
DOWL (2015) presents the results of a hydraulic capacity analysis of the EHP area, which includes
J-1 Cell (Appendix B.2). DOWL (2015) concludes that no stormwater runoff is discharged
downstream of the EHP area. As such, there is no discharge of pollutants under the conditions
specified in 257.3-3 from within J Cell (and, therefore, J-1 Cell, which has the same footprint) as
a result of the design storm. Additionally, the downstream slopes of J-1 Cell are vegetated such
that runoff from the downstream slopes does not result in the discharge of CCR, sediment, or soils
(Bechtel 1982).

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4. LOCATION RESTRICTIONS (257.60 - 257.64)

4.1 Introduction
Sections 257.60 through 257.64 specify location restrictions to ensure there will be no reasonable
probability of adverse effects on health or the environment from the surface impoundment. The
five location restrictions that must be addressed for a new CCR surface impoundment include: (i)
placement above the uppermost aquifer; (ii) wetlands; (iii) fault areas; (iv) seismic impact zones;
and (v) unstable areas. The specific requirements of 257.60 through 257.64 are addressed in the
sections below.
4.2 Placement Above the Uppermost Aquifer (257.60)
Per 257.60, new CCR surface impoundment must be constructed with a base that is located no
less than five feet above the upper limit of the uppermost aquifer.
Groundwater elevations below J-1 Cell were monitored and recorded monthly between October
2015 and March 2016. The results of groundwater monitoring showed that groundwater elevations
below the base of the J-1 Cell liner generally range from 3217 feet to 3236 feet. The highest
observed groundwater elevations, indicating the upper limit of the uppermost aquifer beneath J-1
Cell, are presented on Drawing 8 of Appendix A. Drawing 8 shows that the base of the J-1 Cell
liner is to be constructed more than five feet above the upper limit of the uppermost aquifer. As
such, no further demonstration is required under 257.60.
4.3 Wetlands (257.61)
Per 257.61, new CCR surface impoundments must not be located in wetlands, unless specific
demonstrations are performed.
Geosyntec accessed the USFWS National Wetlands Inventory (USFWS) and Montana Department
of Environmental Qualitys (MTDEQ) online mapping tool to obtain the extent and location of
existing wetlands within the limits of J-1 Cell. The search results obtained from the sources
described above are presented in Appendix C.1. Appendix C.1 shows that J-1 Cell is not located
within wetlands.
J-1 Cell is not located in a wetland and, as such, no further demonstration is required under
257.61.
4.4 Fault Areas (257.62)
Per 257.62, new CCR surface impoundments shall not be located within 200 feet of the outermost
damage zone of a fault that has had displacement in Holocene time, unless specific demonstrations
are made. The preamble (p. 21365-21366) states that the EPA expects a geological reconnaissance
of the site to determine the location of active faults including a review of seismic analysis maps
and tools and a site characterization to determine whether it is within 60 meters (200 feet) of an
active fault.

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Geosyntec accessed the United States Geological Surveys (USGS) Earthquake Hazard Program
Quaternary Fault and Fold Database. The results obtained from the database indicate that there are
no faults known to have had displacement in Holocene time within 200 feet of J-1 Cell (Appendix
C.2). The fault closest to J-1 Cell known to have displaced in Holocene time is located west of
Billings, Montana, which is approximately 180 miles from the Site.
Bechtel (1982) (Appendix C.3) presents a brief discussion of the site seismicity, a description of
the regional and local geology of the J-1 Cell site, and the results of a field investigation performed
in support of EHP design. Bechtel (1982) notes that the most intense seismic event to affect the J-
1 Cell region had an epicenter of approximately 220 miles west of Colstrip. Additionally, the
description of the regional and local geology and the results of the field investigation do not
indicate the presence of an active fault damage zone near J-1 Cell.
J-1 Cell is not located within 200 feet of the outermost damage zone of a fault that has had
displacement in Holocene time and, as such, no further demonstration is required under 257.62.
4.5 Seismic Impact Zones (257.63)
Per 257.63, a new CCR surface impoundment must not be located in seismic impact zones. The
CCR Rule preamble (p. 21366) defines a seismic impact zone as an area having a two percent or
greater probability that the maximum expected horizontal acceleration (PGA) in lithified earth
material, expressed as a percentage of the earth's gravitational pull (g), will exceed 0.10g in 50
years, which approximates a seismic event with a 2,500-year return period.
Geosyntec accessed the USGS National Seismic Hazard Map showing maximum expected
horizontal acceleration, or peak ground acceleration (PGA), resulting from seismic events with a
two-percent probability of exceedance in 50 years, which is approximately equivalent to the
prescribed return period (USGS 2014). The hazard map (Appendix C.4) shows that J-1 Cell is
located in an area with a maximum expected horizontal acceleration of 0.06g (i.e., PGA = 0.06).
J-1 Cell is not located within a seismic impact zone and, as such, no further demonstration is
required under 257.63.
4.6 Unstable Areas (257.64)
Per 257.64, new CCR surface impoundments must not be located in an unstable area, defined as
an area susceptible to forces capable of producing mass movements that could impair the integrity
of some or all of the structural components responsible for preventing releases of CCR from the
CCR unit, unless specific demonstrations are made. Section 257.64 requires an evaluation of the
presence of natural or human-induced events or forces capable of impairing the integrity of the
CCR units containment features. To comply with the requirement 257.64, units must be
evaluated considering the following factors that could lead to instability of the unit: (i) onsite and
local soil conditions that may result in significant differential settlement; (ii) onsite or local
geologic or geomorphologic features; and (iii) onsite or local human-made features.

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The preamble to the CCR Rule (p. 21367) prescribes that a geotechnical investigation be
performed to identify the following site conditions that may be cause for instability:
Potential thick layers of soil that are soft and compressible (e.g., loess, unconsolidated
clays, wetland soils), which could cause a significant amount of post-construction
differential settlement of foundation soils, adjacent embankments, and slopes unless
improved;
On-site or local soil conditions that are conducive to downslope movement of soil, rock
and/or debris (alone or mixed with water) under the influence of gravity. Such conditions
may include local topography, surface and subsurface soils, subsurface slope angles,
surface drainage and run-off patterns, seepage patterns, rock mass orientations, joint
patterns, fissures, and any other landscape factor that could influence downslope movement
should be identified. The preamble also prescribes that the presence of karst terrain be
considered during the investigation and demonstration.
The preamble suggests several anthropogenic activities that could induce instability to be
considered in the demonstration such as mining, cut and fill activities during construction,
excessive drawdown of groundwater, which may cause excessive settlement or bearing capacity
failure of foundation soils, and use of an old landfill as the foundation for a new landfill without
verification of complete settlement of the underlying wastes.
Each of the conditions described above are addressed individually in the following sections.
4.6.1 Onsite and Local Soil Conditions (257.64(b)(1))
Per 257.64(b)(1), the owner or operator of a CCR unit must consider onsite and local soil
conditions that may result in significant differential settlement when demonstrating that the unit is
not located within an unstable area. Such soil conditions may include thick, compressible soil
layers or soil conditions conducive to downslope movement of soil, rock, and/or debris.
A subsurface investigation of the EHP area, which includes J-1 Cell, was performed by Bechtel
(1982) to support the design of the Main and Saddle Dams that form the northern and eastern
embankments of J-1 Cell. The methods and results of the investigation, which consisted of
advancing boreholes, excavating test pits and test trenches, and performing geophysical surveys,
is discussed in detail in the design report. The results of the investigation indicate that the soils
underlying J-1 Cell consist of loose to medium dense silty sand, clayey silt, and silty clay alluvium
and colluvium. The maximum thickness of the overburden is 28 feet beneath the Main Dam and
9.5 feet beneath the Saddle Dam. The foundation of the Main and Saddle Dams was stripped to a
minimum depth of 1 foot to remove unsuitable material prior to construction. Analysis presented
by Geosyntec (2015a) (Appendix C.5) evaluates the settlement of the approximately 70-feet thick
CCR layer beneath the J-1 Cell liner.
Bechtel (1982) reports estimated post-construction settlements of 16 and 5.5 inches for the Main
and Saddle Dams, respectively, with estimated differential settlements of eight inches and one inch
for the Main and Saddle Dams, respectively. Geosyntec (2015a) concludes that the calculated total

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and differential settlements are not expected to adversely affect the performance of the liner system
or J-1 Cell in general. A review of the Bechtel (1982) investigation does not indicate that the site
soil conditions are conducive to causing downslope movement of the unit.
Based on a review of the information described above, Geosyntec found that onsite and local soils
pose little potential to cause significant differential settlement beneath J-1 Cell or downslope
movement of the unit.
4.6.2 On-site or Local Geologic or Geomorphologic Features (257.64(b)(2))
Per 257.64(b)(2), the owner or operator of a CCR unit must consider onsite and local geologic
and geomorphologic features when demonstrating that the unit is not located within an unstable
area. Such geologic or geomorphologic features include local topography, surface and subsurface
soils, surface slope angles, surface drainage and run-off patterns, seepage patterns, rock mass
orientations, joint patterns, and fissures. Such conditions should be considered for their potential
to cause downslope movement of portions of the CCR unit. Karst terrain, for its potential to contain
sinkholes capable of causing unit instability, is also considered in the evaluation of the site
geology.
A detailed description of the regional and site geology is presented by Bechtel (1982). Bechtel
(1982) indicates the regional geology generally consists of claystone, shale, baked shale, siltstone,
and sandstone. J-1 Cell lies within an oval-shaped basin with a maximum topographic relief of
approximately 150 feet at the rim, but little relief in the basin center. J-1 Cell overlies the Fort
Union Formation, which consists of interbedded sandstone, siltstone, and claystone. Coal beds are
also present in the geology underlying J-1 Cell.
Specific geologic or geomorphologic features are identified and addressed in the table below.

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GEOLOGIC OR
GEOMORPHOLOGIC ASSESSMENT OF FEATURE AT J-1 CELL
FEATURE
local topography The surface topography of the J-1 Cell area (i.e., the top of closed J
Cell) is relatively flat (Drawing 8 of Appendix A) in the center with
embankment slopes extending upward at a grade of 3 horizontal to
1 vertical. There are no topographic features expected to contribute
to instability of the unit or surrounding area.
surface and subsurface The potential for local and site soils to contribute to instability of J-
soils 1 Cell is addressed in Section 4.6.1 of this report.
surface slope angles The native ground beneath J-1 Cell has local areas of steep
topography, but appears to be generally free of long, sloping
topography that may lead to instability (Drawing C3-0728 of Bechtel
1985) (Appendix C.6). The ground surface of the J-1 Cell area is not
conducive to producing downslope movement or causing instability
of the unit or surrounding area.
surface drainage and Surface water and runoff originating outside of J-1 Cell or on the
run-off patterns downstream slopes of J-1 Cell embankments generally flows north
towards Cow Creek (Geosyntec 2015b) or is stored by adjacent cells
within the EHP (DOWL 2015). As described in Section 6.5 of this
report, the slopes of the J-1 Cell embankments are adequately
stabilized to protect against erosion that may affect the stability of
the unit.
seepage patterns Bechtel (1982) reports that groundwater levels indicated that
groundwater flow trends north-northeast. It is expected that waste
placement in J-1 Cell, because it is a lined impoundment, will not
impact the phreatic surface and, therefore, the seepage patterns
through the embankment. Stability analysis presented by Geosyntec
(2015c) (Appendix C.7) indicates that J-1 Cell will be stable under
the current seepage conditions.
rock mass orientations Descriptions of the site geology and geologic cross-sections
presented by Bechtel (1982) indicate that the geologic strata and,
therefore, bedding planes are relatively flat. In addition to the
description of joint patterns presented by Bechtel (1982), rock mass
orientations are not expected to contribute to instability of J-1 Cell.
joint patterns Bechtel (1982) indicates that planar, stained, open joint patterns
were identified in the interbedded sandstone, siltstone, and claystone
beneath the Main Dam, but does not provide an indication that the
jointing would contribute to instability of the unit.
fissures There is no documentation of fissures in the J-1 Cell area.
karst As demonstrated by the review of the geological documentation,
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A review of site features addressed above does not indicate a significant potential for downslope
movement or failure of J-1 Cell as a result of these geologic conditions.

4.6.3 On-Site and Local Human-Made Features or Events (257.64(b)(3))


Per 257.64(b)(3), the owner or operator of a CCR unit must consider on-site and local human-
made features or events when demonstrating that the unit is not located within an unstable area.
Such human-made features or events include mining, cut and fill activities during construction,
excessive drawdown of groundwater, and use of an old landfill as the foundation for a new landfill,
all of which have the potential to cause significant differential settlement or failure of the CCR
unit.
As shown on Drawing 9 of Appendix A, there are no human-made features in the local vicinity
surrounding the EHP. With respect to J-1 Cell, on-site or local human-made features or events are
limited to those necessary for the daily operation and maintenance of J-1 Cell and the adjacent
surface impoundments. Those features and events comprise haul roads, the leachate riser building,
and the pond return pump house. These features are unlikely to influence ground conditions to the
extent of causing an unstable area.
No evidence of mining, cut and fill operations, or excessive drawdown of groundwater were
identified in the Bechtel (1982) or other engineering or site operations reports reviewed while
preparing this demonstration.
J-1 Cell is constructed as an overfill impoundment of closed J Cell. However, stability and
settlement analyses presented by Geosyntec (2015c, 2015a) indicate that the stability and safe
operation of J-1 Cell will not be disrupted as a result.
Based on the review described above, Geosyntec did not identify any human-made features or
events with the potential to cause the J-1 Cell area to be considered an unstable area. As such, no
further demonstration is required under 257.64.

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5. LINER DESIGN CRITERIA (257.72)

Section 257.72 specifies the liner design criteria for new CCR surface impoundments and requires
the owner or operator of the unit to obtain certifications from a qualified professional engineer that
the design of the liner complies with the requirements of the CCR Rule (257.72(b)) and that the
liner was constructed in accordance with the requirements of the CCR Rule (257.72(b)).
The report demonstrating compliance of the J-1 Cell liner with the CCR Rule requirements was
prepared separately from this report and has been placed in the CSES operating record. The
required liner design and construction certifications are accessible at Talens CCR Rule
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6. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY CRITERIA (257.74)

6.1 Introduction
Section 257.74 specifies the structural integrity requirements for CCR surface impoundments. The
specific requirements of 257.74 are addressed in the sections below.
6.2 Permanent Identification Marker (257.74(a)(1))
Per 257.74(a)(1), a six-foot high permanent identification marker was installed, prior to the initial
receipt of CCR, immediately adjacent to J-1 Cell. The J-1 Cell marker displays the name associated
with the unit and the name of the owner and operator of the CCR unit.
6.3 Hazard Potential Classification (257.74(a)(2))
Per 257.74(a)(2), the owner or operator of an existing CCR surface impoundment must conduct
initial and periodic hazard potential classification assessments of the CCR unit and document the
hazard potential classification of each CCR unit as either a high hazard potential CCR surface
impoundment, a significant hazard potential CCR surface impoundment, or a low hazard potential
CCR surface impoundment.
The initial Hazard Potential Assessment of J-1 Cell, prepared in accordance with 257.74(a)(2), is
accessible at Talens CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information website.
6.4 Emergency Action Plan (257.74(a)(3))
Per 257.74.(a)(3), the owner or operator of an existing CCR surface impoundment determined to
be either a high hazard potential CCR surface impoundment or significant hazard CCR surface
impoundment must prepare, maintain, and update a written Emergency Action Plan (EAP).
The J-1 Cell EAP, prepared in accordance with 257.74(a)(3), is accessible at Talens CCR Rule
Compliance Data and Information website.
6.5 Slope Protection (257.74(a)(4))
Per 257.74(a)(4), the CCR unit and surrounding areas must be designed, constructed, operated,
and maintained with vegetated or otherwise protected slopes. As discussed in the preamble, slope
protection is generally concerned with downstream rather than upstream slopes. At J-1 cell,
periodic inspections and maintenance of vegetated slopes will be performed to monitor and
document the condition of protection of the downstream slopes.
The downstream slopes of the Main and Saddle Dams bounding J-1 Cell are vegetated
(Hydrometrics 2014) and the crest of the embankment is primarily protected by access roadways,
as shown on Drawing 10 of Appendix A. J-1 Cell is bound to the south and west by divider dikes
separating J-1 Cell from A-, B-, and C-Cells. The opportunity for erosion of these slopes is minimal
as these impoundments are either impounding CCR or water or are lined. The divider dike between
Cells J-1 and G was built at 3H:1V slope using a compacted bottom ash, fly ash, baked shale, and
structural fill (SCG 2014). The slope surface was built primarily of structural fill and bottom ash.

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G Cell is also planned for future impoundment construction and, therefore, will also be covered
with a geosynthetic liner, which will prevent erosion.
6.6 Design and Construction Plans (257.74(c)(1))
Section 257.74(c)(1) requires the compilation of design and construction documentation for the
CCR unit. The applicable J-1 Cell design and construction documentation is discussed in the
following sections.
J-1 Cell is a new CCR surface impoundment constructed within the existing EHP above an existing
impoundment. As such, complete design, construction, operation, and maintenance documentation
is not available for all portions of the unit (e.g., divider dikes). Therefore, documentation is
provided here to the extent that it is readily available for existing portions of the unit, as required
by the preamble (p. 21380) for existing units. All required information is provided for the new
portions of the unit.
6.6.1 Owner or Operator (257.74(c)(1)(i))
J-1 Cell is owned and operated by Talen Montana, LLC located at 303 N 28th Street., Suite 400
Billings, Montana 59101.
The name associated with the unit is Units 3/4 Effluent Holding Pond J-1 Cell. The unit has not
been given an identification number by the State.
6.6.2 Unit Location (257.74(c)(1)(ii))
J-1 Cell is located in Colstrip, Rosebud County, Montana. The United States Geological Survey
(USGS) 7.5-minute quadrangle map for Colstrip South East, Montana (USGS 2014) showing the
location of J-1 Cell is presented as Figure 1.
6.6.3 Purpose (257.74(c)(1)(iii))
J-1 Cell will serve as a surface impoundment primarily used for the disposal of scrubber slurry
solids and paste and bottom ash
6.6.4 Name and Size of the Watershed (257.74(c)(1)(iv))
J-1 Cell is located in the Cow Creek watershed, which has an area of approximately 22,455 acres
(approximately 35 square miles). Cow Creek watershed is a sub-watershed to the Yellowstone
River watershed, which has an area of approximately 17.4 million acres (approximately 27,000
square miles) (Montana Watershed Coordination Council 2016).
6.6.5 Description of Foundation and Abutment Materials (257.74(c)(1)(v))
The physical and engineering properties of the foundation and abutment materials are described in
Subsections 6.6.5.1 and 6.6.5.2 of this report. Bechtel (1982) presents the results field and
laboratory investigations performed in 1981 in support of the EHP design. Bechtel (1982) also
describes the regional and site geology and presents cross-sections of the geology on which the
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and/or abutment materials is presented by Bechtel (1985), Womack (2009a, 2011), and Geosyntec
(2015a).
6.6.5.1 Physical and Engineering Properties of the Foundation Materials
Geologic cross-sections along the axes of the EHP perimeter, including the Main and Saddle
Dams, are shown on Plates 5 through 7 of Bechtel (1982). The EHP foundation materials generally
consist of the following (Bechtel 1982):
silt and clay alluvium and colluvium (generally between 1- and 18-feet thick);
baked shale (0 to 60 feet thick, weathered fragments of sandstone, siltstone, and claystone
that have been baked by the natural subsurface burning of interbedded coal deposits);
coal (1- to 20-feet thick);
interbedded sandstone, siltstone, claystone (10- to 30-ft thick, generally weak, thin, nearly
horizontal bedding); and
sandstone (40- to 60-feet thick, generally weak and poorly cemented, fine- to medium-
grained, massive to thinly bedded, slightly to moderately jointed).
Cross-sections and boring logs presented by Womack (2009a, 2009b) indicate that the divider
dikes are founded on alluvium, baked shale, and bedrock.
J-1 Cell was constructed as an overfill impoundment above the closed J Cell, and, therefore, is
founded on approximately 70 feet of mostly fly ash paste (Geosyntec 2015a), which is classified
as a low plasticity silt under the United Soil Classification System (USCS) (Geosyntec 2015c).
Womack (2011) (Appendix D.2) presents physical and engineering properties of the foundation
materials compiled from various reports and analyses of the EHP.
6.6.5.2 Physical and Engineering Properties of the Abutment Materials
Geologic cross-sections along the axes of the EHP perimeter, including the Main and Saddle
Dams, are presented on Plates 5 through 7 of Bechtel (1982) and show the geologic features of the
dam abutments. Cross-sections of the Main Dam abutments are shown in additional detail on
Drawing C3-0744 of Bechtel (1985) and Plate 8 of Bechtel (1982). The abutments generally
consist of the same materials described as the foundation materials above.
Womack (2011) presents physical and engineering properties of the abutment materials compiled
from various reports and analyses of the EHP.
6.6.6 Description of the Materials, Methods, and Dates of Construction (257.74(c)(1)(vi))
J-1 Cell is bounded by the Main Dam to the north, the Saddle Dam to the northeast and east, and
divider dikes to the south and west (Drawing 8 of Appendix A). J-1 Cell was constructed within
the existing EHP as an overfill of the existing J Cell. As such, information regarding the materials,
methods, and dates of construction of the EHP and J Cell are applicable to J-1 Cell.

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6.6.6.1 Main Dam and Saddle Dam


The Main Dam and the Saddle Dam are zoned earth-fill dams with vertical cores extending to
bedrock (Bechtel 1982). The zones and design parameters of the materials of construction are
discussed in detail in Bechtel (1982). The location, extent, typical cross-sections, and materials
and sequence of construction of Stage 1 of the Main Dam and Saddle Dam (dams) are shown by
Bechtel (1985). As detailed by Womack (2011), Stage 2 of the Main and Saddle Dams, was
redesigned from the original Bechtel (1982, 1985) design and constructed as an inboard addition.
Womack (2011) summarizes the results of geotechnical investigations performed since the
construction of Stage 1 of the Main and Saddle Dams.
Stage 1 of the Main Dam and Saddle Dam consist of four material types referred to by Bechtel
1982) by Zones:
core and upstream blanket (silt and clay) (Zone 1) and transition zone (silty sand to sandy
silt) (Zone 1A);
shell (siltstone, sandstone, and shale) (Zone 2);
drain (sand and gravel) (Zone 3); and
surfacing (baked shale) (Zone 4).
Sections 11.6 and 11.7 of Bechtel (1982) describe the materials and methods of construction,
respectively, of all zones of the Main and Saddle Dams Stage 1 construction. The design
parameters of the Stage 1 embankment materials, used in the initial Bechtel design and subsequent
analyses, are presented by Womack (2011).
Stage 2 consists of a compacted bottom ash buttress capped with compacted decomposed
sandstone, siltstone, and shale fill similar to the existing embankment shell material (Womack
2011). Stage 2 is shown in cross-section in Figure 4 of Womack (2011). Section 9.4 of Womack
(2011) includes specifications (i.e., methods and standards) for the placement and compaction of
the Stage 2 structural fill materials.
The Main Dam and Saddle Dams were constructed to an initial (Stage 1) elevation of 3,260 ft in
1983 and 1984 and to the existing (Stage 2) elevation of 3,290 ft in 2012 (Hydrometrics 2013).
6.6.6.2 Cutoff Wall
A cutoff wall was constructed as part of the original construction phase along the full perimeter of
the EHP to control seepage through the highly-permeable baked shale foundation (Bechtel 1982).
The alignment of the cutoff wall and profiles of the cutoff wall are shown on Drawings C3-0728
through C3-0730 of Bechtel (1985). Bechtel (1985) indicates that the bottom of the cutoff wall
was constructed at approximately five feet below the foundation material (i.e., baked shale or
McKay and Rosebud coal beds where baked shale is absent) and the top to approximately two to
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The cutoff wall was designed with a minimum thickness of 30 inches and a maximum hydraulic
conductivity of 1 10-6 cm/s (Bechtel 1982). Laboratory testing confirmed that the specified
hydraulic conductivity requirements were met (Hydrometrics 2013).
The cutoff wall was constructed as part of the Stage 1 construction in 1983 and 1984 (Hydrometrics
2013).
6.6.6.3 Toe and Valley Drains
A drain system was constructed to collect seepage passing though the dams (Bechtel 1982). The
toe and valley drains are shown in detail and section view on Drawing C3-0736 of Bechtel (1985).
The toe drain consists of horizontal piping placed at the downstream toe of the dams to collect
seepage from the vertical chimney drains. The toe drain pipes are backfilled with sand and gravel.
The toe drains discharge seepage to similarly constructed valley drains downstream of the dam
from which it is pumped back to the impoundments (Bechtel 1982).
The toe and valley drains were constructed as part of the Stage 1 construction in 1983 and 1984
(Hydrometrics 2013).
6.6.6.4 Divider Dikes
J-1 Cell is bound to the south and southwest by a series of divider dikes. The J-1 Cell divider dikes
are shown in plan view and cross-section on drawings presented in Appendix D.3.
Womack (2009a, 2009b) presents results of a field and laboratory investigation and slope stability
analysis performed on the divider dike between J-1 Cell and C Cell (J/C divider dike). Womack
(2009a, 2009b) reports that the J/C divider dike is constructed primarily of bottom ash with a
saturated unit weight of 100 to 110 pounds per cubic foot (pcf) and a strength envelope
characterized by a friction angle between 37 and 40 degrees and no cohesion. Boring logs and
consolidation and shear strength data obtained as part of the geotechnical investigation are
included in Womack (2009b) (Appendix D.4).
Documentation of the methods and approximate dates of construction of the J/C divider dike is not
available. Womack (2009b) makes recommendations for the construction of a clinker buttress and
bottom ash fill slope on the J-1 Cell side of the divider and provides specifications for fill
placement and compaction. The buttress was constructed in 2009 (Womack 2015).
The divider dike between J-1 Cell and G Cell (J/G divider dike) is shown in plan and cross-section
on Sheets C9 and C12, respectively, of Appendix D.3. SCG (2014a, 2014b) indicates that the J/G
divider dike is constructed of structural fill comprising primarily baked shale fill, fly ash, and
bottom ash with a fly ash paste cushion on the upstream slope and a bottom ash cap. Section 02230
of the J/G divider dike technical specifications, including provisions for subgrade preparation, fill
placement, and construction quality assurance, is presented in Appendix D.5. The J/G divider dike
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6.6.6.5 Composite Liner


J-1 Cell is constructed with a composite liner and leachate collection system as shown in Appendix
A. The design and analysis of the composite liner is discussed in Section 5 of this report.
The liner was constructed according to the technical specifications presented in Appendix D.5.
The composite liner was constructed between July and October 2016.
6.6.7 Drawings (257.74(c)(1)(vii))
Available drawings relevant to the design, constructions, operation, and maintenance of J-1 Cell
are included in appendices presented throughout this report. The table below summarizes the
specific features required by the CCR Rule and drawings in which they are shown:

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IMPOUNDMENT
RELEVANT DRAWING(S)
FEATURE
Bechtel (1985)
C3-0729; -0730; -0734 through -0740 (Main and Saddle
Dams)
Appendix D.3
plan view and cross-sections of Womack (2009a) Figures 2A - 2C (J/C divider dike)
unit SCG (2014a) Sheets C8, C9, and C12 (J/G divider dike)
Womack (2011)
Figure 4 (Main and Saddle Dam Stage 2 cross-section)
EHP J-1 Cell Construction Drawings
Drawing 10 (J-1 Cell subgrade)
Bechtel (1985)
foundation improvements
C3-0737 and -0739 (soil stripping)
Bechtel (1985)
drainage provisions
C3-0741 through -0743 (valley drain systems)
spillways J-1 Cell is not constructed with any spillways.
diversion ditches J-1 Cell is not constructed with diversion ditches.
outlets J-1 Cell is not constructed with any outlets.
EHP J-1 Cell Construction Drawings
Drawing 8 (existing piezometers)
Appendix D.6
Hydrometrics (2013) Figure 3-4 (EHP capture and monitoring
instrument locations
wells)
Hydrometrics (2014) Sheets 2-2 and 2-3
Womack (2015) Figures B1 and C1 (Main and Saddle Dam
inclinometers)
Bechtel (1985)
slope protection
C3-0737 and -0738 (vegetated downstream slope)
Bechtel (1985)
normal operating pool
C3-0739 and -0740
elevation
EHP J-1 Cell Construction Drawings, Drawing No. 13
maximum pool surface
EHP J-1 Cell Construction Drawings, Drawing No. 13
elevation
expected maximum depth of
EHP J-1 Cell Construction Drawings, Drawing No. 13
CCR
See above for drainage provisions.
features that could adversely EHP J-1 Cell Construction Drawings
affect the operation of the unit Drawings 11 through 16 (liner system, toe drain, and leachate
management system)

6.6.8 Existing Instrumentation (257.74(c)(1)(viii))


Existing instrumentation includes monitoring wells, piezometers, and inclinometers as shown on
the drawings identified in Section 6.6.7. The piezometers and inclinometers installed within the
Main and Saddle Dams and the EHP divider dikes are monitored semi-annually (Womack 2015).

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6.6.9 Area-Capacity Curves (257.74(c)(1)(ix))


Area capacity curves for J-1 Cell are presented in Appendix D.7.
6.6.10 Spillway Description and Calculations (257.74(c)(1)(x))
J-1 Cell was not designed or constructed with a spillway. The results of a hydrologic analysis of
the EHP presented by DOWL (2015) indicate that the entire inflow to J-1 Cell resulting from the
design event can be held within the EHP. The results of the analysis and recommendations
presented by DOWL (2015) are discussed further in Section 7.3 of this report.
Because J-1 Cell is not constructed with a spillway, the requirements of 257.74(c)(1)(x) are not
applicable.
6.6.11 Construction Specifications and Provisions for Surveillance, Maintenance, and
Repair (257.74(c)(1)(xi))
Construction specifications for Stage 1 of the Main and Saddle Dams are presented by Bechtel
(1982). The Stage 1 specifications include provisions for site preparation, foundation preparation,
construction material requirements, and methods for placing and testing fill material.
Recommendations for construction of Stage 2 of the Main and Saddle Dams are presented by
Womack (2009b). Recommendations include fill material types, construction monitoring, and fill
placement methods.
Technical specifications of the J/G divider dike and J-1 Cell liner system are presented in Appendix
D.5. Section 02230 of the J/G divider dike technical specifications includes provisions for
subgrade preparation, fill placement, and construction quality assurance. J-1 Cell specifications
include materials and methods of construction for the earthwork, aggregate, geosynthetic
components, excavation, leachate management system, and vegetation.
Construction specifications are not available for the cutoff wall, J/C divider dike, or toe and valley
drain system.
Surveillance, maintenance, and repair will be addressed as part of the regular inspections by a
qualified person and qualified professional engineer as required by the CCR Rule. Section 7.4 of
this report addresses the J-1 Cell inspection program.
6.6.12 Record of Structural Instability (257.74(c)(1)(xii))
A review of available field inspections did not indicate instances of structural instability of the J-
1 Cell embankments.
6.7 Structural Stability Assessment (257.74(d))
Section 257.74(d)(1) requires the owner or operator to conduct initial and periodic structural
stability assessments and document whether the design, construction, operation, and maintenance
of the CCR unit is consistent with recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices
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257.74(d)(1) requires that the assessment document that the unit be designed, constructed,
operated, and maintained with the features addressed in the following sections.
No structural stability deficiencies were identified through the following structural stability
assessment. Therefore, the requirements of 257.74(d)(2) are not applicable.
6.7.1 Stable Foundation and Abutments
Per 257.74(d)(1)(i), the structural stability assessment must document that J-1 Cell is constructed
on stable foundations and abutments.
Bechtel (1982) presents the results of stability analysis performed as part of the design of the Main
and Saddle Dams. The analysis indicates that the calculated factors of safety are above the
recommended minimum values for both static and seismic loading conditions with water level at
the maximum pool level of 3,280 feet.
Womack (2009a, 2009b) presents the results of stability analysis on the J/C divider dike. The
results of the analysis indicate that the materials used to construct the J/C divider dike are stable.
Geosyntec (2015c) presents the results of stability analysis performed for three critical cross-
sections: one each through the Main Dam, Saddle Dam, and J/G divider dike. The results indicate
that, for each loading condition, the calculated factor of safety exceeds the minimum required
factor of safety.
The results of slope stability analyses summarized above demonstrate that J-1 Cell is constructed
on stable foundation and abutment materials. Additional safety factor assessments, as required by
the 257.74(e), are addressed in Section 6.8 of this report.
6.7.2 Slope Protection
Per 257.74(d)(1)(ii), the structural stability assessment must document that the slopes of the
impoundment are adequately protected against surface erosion, wave action, and adverse effects
of sudden drawdown.
Slope protection of the downstream slopes of the J-1 Cell embankments is discussed in Section
6.5 of this report. J-1 Cell is a lined impoundment which is adequate to protect the slopes from the
conditions described in the CCR Rule.
6.7.3 Embankment Compaction
Per 257.74(d)(1)(iii), the structural stability assessment must document that J-1 Cell has been
constructed with dikes mechanically compacted to a density sufficient to withstand the range of
loading conditions in the CCR unit. The CCR Rule preamble (p. 21831-21832) recommends a
performance standard for the compaction of the embankment material of at least 95% of the
embankment materials maximum dry density as determined by ASTM D698 (or 90% as
determined by ASTM D1557) or a relative density of 70%. The preamble states that the EPA
recognizes that would be highly difficult for owners or operators of old units to certify that such
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Core and shell embankment materials used for the construction of the Main and Saddle Dams were
specified to be compacted to 95% of the materials maximum dry density as determined by ASTM
D1557 modified to 20,000 lb-ft/ft3 of compactive effort (Bechtel 1982).
Womack (2009b) presents the results of standard penetration testing (SPT) performed in the J/C
divider dike, which is constructed primarily of bottom ash. The results of the SPT indicate that the
embankment materials of the J/C divider dike range from medium dense bottom ash and soft fly
ash on the upstream (i.e., C Cell) side of the embankment to dense to very dense bottom ash on
the downstream (i.e., J-1 Cell) side of the embankment. These classifications correlate to relative
densities of 35 to 65% on the upstream side and 65 to 100% on the downstream side of the J/C
divider dike (Coduto 2001).
SCG (2014b) presents the methods of compaction of the structural fill used to construct the J/G
divider dike. SCG (2014b) specifies that baked shale structural fill be compacted with specified
number of passes. Acceptance of the baked shale fill is based on test rolling and the engineers
observation. SCG (2014b) specifies that bottom ash and fly ash fill be compacted to 95% of the
materials maximum dry density.
The documentation summarized above indicates that not all portions of the J-1 Cell embankments
were compacted to the quantitative standards recommended by the CCR Rule preamble. However,
the results of numerous stability analyses summarized in this report and the lack of observed
structural instability demonstrates that the dikes are constructed to a standard sufficient to
withstand the range of loading conditions imposed by the operation of J-1 Cell.
6.7.4 Vegetation Height
The vegetation height requirement, initially set forth in 257.74(d)(1)(iv), has been vacated from
the CCR Rule.
6.7.5 Spillway Capacity
Per 257.74(d)(1)(v), the structural stability assessment must document that the combined capacity
of all spillways are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained to adequately manage flow
during and following the peak discharge from the specified event.
As described in Section 6.6.10 of this report, J-1 Cell was not constructed with a spillway. As such,
the requirements of 257.74(d)(1)(v) are not applicable.
6.7.6 Hydraulic Structure Integrity
Per 257.74(d)(1)(vi), the structural stability assessment must document that hydraulic structures
underlying the base of the CCR unit or passing through the dike of the CCR unit maintain structural
integrity.
J-1 Cell is not designed or constructed with hydraulic structures underlying the base of or passing
through the embankment of the unit. As such, the requirements of 257.74(d)(1)(vi) are not
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6.7.7 Stability of Downstream Slopes During Sudden Drawdown


Per 257.74(d)(1)(vii), the structural stability assessment must document that downstream slopes
maintain structural stability during low pool or sudden drawdown of an adjacent water body.
There are no bodies of water adjacent to J-1 Cell capable of inundating the downstream slopes of
the Main and Saddle Dams. Additionally, there is no mechanism for cells adjacent to J-1 Cell (i.e.,
Cells A, B, C, or G) to be drawn down suddenly in a manner that would impact the stability of the
J-1 Cell slopes. As such, the requirements of 257.74(d)(1)(vii) are not applicable.
6.8 Safety Factor Assessments (257.74(e))
Section 257.74(e) requires the owner or operator to conduct initial and periodic safety factor
assessments and document whether the calculated factors of safety achieve the minimum factors
of safety specified.
The J-1 Cell safety factor assessment, prepared in accordance with 257.74(e), is accessible at
Talens CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information website.

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7. OPERATING CRITERIA (257.80, 257.82, & 257.83)

7.1 Overview
Sections 257.80, 257.82, and 257.83 specify the operating criteria of CCR surface impoundments.
The specific requirements of these sections are identified and addressed in the sections below.
7.2 Air Criteria 257.80
Section 257.80(a) requires the owner or operator of a CCR unit adopt measures to effectively
minimize fugitive CCR dust originating from the CCR units, roads, and other CCR management
and material handling activities. The owner or operator must prepare and operate in accordance
with a fugitive dust control plan in accordance with 257.80(b).
As part of the Units 3 & 4 EHP, the measures to be taken to minimize fugitive CCR dust during J-
1 Cell operation are described in the Units 3 & 4 section of the CCR Fugitive Dust Control Plan.
The fugitive dust control plan, prepared in accordance with 257.80(b), is accessible at Talens
CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information website.
7.3 Hydrologic and Hydraulic Capacity Requirement 257.82
Section 257.82 specifies requirements for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of
the inflow design flood control system of a CCR surface impoundment. The specific requirements
of 257.82 and a demonstration of how J-1 Cell is in compliance with these requirements are
discussed in the sections below.
7.3.1 Inflow Design Flood Control System (257.82(a) and (b))
Per 257.82(a), the owner or operator of a CCR surface impoundment must design, construct,
operate and maintain an inflow design flood control system as specified in 257.82(a)(1) and (2).
J-1 Cell is designed, constructed, operated, maintained, and, as necessary, will be modified to
adequately manage flow: (i) into the CCR unit during and following the peak discharge of the
inflow from the design flood (257.82(a)(1)); and (ii) from the CCR unit to collect and control the
peak discharge of the inflow design flood (257.82(a)(2)). The design flood control system is
described in the Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan presented in Section 7.3.2 below.
Per 257.82(b), discharge from the unit must be handled in accordance with the surface water
requirements of 257.3-3. As described in Sections 3.4 and 7.3.2 of this report, there is no
discharge from the EHP as a result of the design storm. Therefore, the requirements of 257.82(b)
are not applicable.
7.3.2 Inflow Design Flood Control System Plan (257.82(c))
DOWL (2015) describes the hydraulic behavior of the EHP area under the 1000-year design storm
and proposes modifications to the EHP in the future (i.e., the construction of berms and regrading
of the roadways) to fully contain the resulting runoff. Specifically, the analysis concludes that J-1
Cell has sufficient hydraulic capacity to fully contain the runoff from the design storm until it is

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filled with CCR to elevation 3,288 ft-msl. Once J-1 Cell is filled to that elevation, DOWL (2015)
recommends the construction of a berm atop the north and northeastern embankment of J-1 Cell
to maintain adequate freeboard and accommodate the design storm within the EHP until the
anticipated closure of J-1 Cell in 2026 (Figure 3 of DOWL 2015).
The analysis described above was performed considering existing conditions (i.e., J Cell) and not
the conditions following the construction of the proposed J-1 Cell liner. However, the basis of
construction of the recommended berm atop the J Cell perimeter embankment is referenced to the
elevation of CCR waste and is independent of the base elevation of the cell (i.e., top of J-1 Cell
liner or the existing conditions). Furthermore, the crest elevations of the berms surrounding J-1
Cell were not changed during J-1 Cell construction. As such, the DOWL (2015) analysis
demonstrates that J-1 Cell is in compliance with the requirements of 257.82(a).
7.4 Inspections 257.83
Section 257.83 specifies the requirements for inspections by a qualified person and annual
inspections by a qualified professional engineer of CCR surface impoundments.
Talen has implemented a program for performing and documenting inspections by a qualified
person and inspections by a qualified professional engineer as required by 257.83(a) and (b),
respectively.

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8. GROUNDWATER MONITORING AND CORRECTIVE ACTION (257.90


257.98)

Sections 257.90 through 257.98 specify the requirements for groundwater monitoring systems,
groundwater sampling programs, and corrective action for CCR units.
J-1 Cell, as part of the EHP, will be monitored under a multi-unit monitoring system plan prepared
by Talen in accordance with the requirements of the CCR Rule to monitor the groundwater
conditions in the vicinity of the EHP. Documentation pertaining to the requirements of 257.90
through 257.98 will be posted to and accessible at Talens CCR Rule Compliance Data and
Information website as they become available.

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9. CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE CARE REQUIREMENTS (257.102 & 257.104)

9.1 Overview
J-1 Cell will be a lined CCR surface impoundment and is expected to be considered active at the
time of its closure. As such, J-1 Cell is subject to the requirements of 257.102 and 257.104.
9.2 Closure Requirements 257.102
Section 257.102 specifies the requirements for closure of CCR units. The specific requirements of
257.102 as they apply to J-1 Cell are addressed by the J-1 Cell Written Closure Plan.
The written closure plan, prepared in accordance with 257.102(b), is accessible at Talens CCR
Rule Compliance Data and Information website.
9.3 Post Closure Care Requirements 257.104
Section 257.104 specifies the requirements for post-closure care of CCR units. The specific
requirements of 257.104 as they apply to J-1 Cell are addressed by the J-1 Cell Written Post-
Closure Plan.
The written post-closure plan, prepared in accordance with 257.104(d), is accessible at Talens
CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information website.

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10. RECORDKEEPING, NOTIFICATION, AND POSTING OF INFORMATION ON


THE INTERNET (257.105-257.107)

10.1 Overview
Sections 257.105 through 257.107 specify the requirements for recordkeeping, notification of
relevant authorities, and posting of information on the internet. The specific requirements of
257.105-257.107 are identified and addressed in the sections below.
10.2 Recordkeeping Requirements 257.105
Per 257.105, the owner or operator must maintain, in the facilitys written operating record, the
specified documents relating to location restrictions, design criteria, operating criteria,
groundwater monitoring and corrective action, closure and post-closure care, and retrofit criteria.
Talen maintains a written operating record for J-1 Cell at the CSES Plantsite.
10.3 Notification Requirements 257.106
Per 257.105, the owner or operator must notify the relevant State Director or Tribal authority of
the completion of the specified documents relating to location restrictions, design criteria,
operating criteria, groundwater monitoring and corrective action, closure and post-closure care,
and retrofit criteria.
The relevant authority(ies) will be notified of the completion of J-1 Cell documentation.
10.4 Publicly Accessible Internet Site Requirements 257.107
Per 257.105, the owner or operator must maintain a publicly-accessible website (CCR Web Site)
containing the specified documents relating to location restrictions, design criteria, operating
criteria, groundwater monitoring and corrective action, closure and post-closure care, and retrofit
criteria.
Talen maintains its CCR Rule Compliance Data and Information website presenting the required
documents for J-1 Cell as part of Talen Energys publically-accessible internet site.

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11. REFERENCES

Bechtel (1982). Effluent Holding Pond Design Report. Bechtel Power Corporation. October
1982.
Bechtel (1985). Colstrip Units 3 & 4 Effluent Holding Pond Drawings. Bechtel Power
Corporation. March 1985.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (2009). Wildhorse Fuels Reduction Draft Environmental
Assessment. United States Department of the Interior. Accessed 14 March 2016.
http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/mt/field_offices/miles_city.Par.73037.File.tmp/wild
horseEA.pdf.
Coduto, D.P. (2001). Foundation Design Principles and Practice. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle
River, NJ. Second edition.
Distributed Generation Systems (DGS) (2007). Northern Cheyenne Wind Energy Development
Report. Distributed Generation System, Inc. Accessed 14 March 2016.
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/pdfs/northerncheyenne03final.pdf.
DOWL (2015). Stormwater Master Plan Evaluation Talen Montana, LLC. Facilities Colstrip,
Montana, 13 August 2015.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (1997). Flood Hazard Boundary Map
Rosebud County, Montana 3000690041A. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. Updated 22 November 1977. Converted 1 September 1997.
Geosyntec (2015a). Evaluation of Settlement Below Liner System at Cell J of EHP. Geosyntec
Consultants, Inc. October 2015.
Geosyntec (2015b). Master Plan Summary Report, Colstrip Steam Electric Station. Geosyntec
Consultants, Inc. Revision 2. 9 November 2015.
Geosyntec (2015c). Slope Stability Evaluation. Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. October 2015.
Hydrometrics (2013). Units 3 & 4 Effluent Holding Pond (EHP) Site Report. Hydrometrics, Inc.
September 2013.
Hydrometrics (2014). 2014 Periodic Engineers Inspection Units 3 & 4 Effluent Holding Pond
Main and Saddle Dams. Hydrometrics, Inc. September 2014.
Least Tern Sternula antillarum. Montana Field Guide. Montana Natural Heritage Program and
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Accessed 14 March 2016.
http://FieldGuide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=ABNNM08100.
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MTDEQ). Mapping DEQs Data. Accessed 22
September 2015.
http://svc.mt.gov/deq/wmaDST/default.aspx?requestor=DST&type=CWAIC&CycleYear=2
014

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Montana Watershed Coordination Council (2016). Watersheds Map. Accessed 18 March 2016.
http://www.mtwatersheds.org/resources/watersheds/.
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus. Montana Field Guide. Montana Natural Heritage Program
and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Accessed 14 March 2016.
http://FieldGuide.mt.gov/speciesDetail.aspx?elcode=ABNNB03070.
SCG (2014a). J Cell Phase 1 Earthworks Project, PPL-Montana Colstrip Power Plant, Units 3
& 4 EHP Construction Drawings. Summit Consulting Group, March 2014.
SCG (2014b). Project Manual J Cell Phase 1 Earthwork Units 3 & 4 Effluent Holding Pond PPL-
Montana Colstrip Power Plan. Summit Consulting Group, May 2014.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) (2015). Hazardous and Solid Waste
Management System; Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities; Final
Rule. Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 257 and 261.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). National Wetlands Inventory. Accessed 22
September 2015. http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html .
United States Geological Survey (USGS) (2014). National Seismic Hazard Map; two-percent
probability of exceedance in 50 years map of peak ground acceleration. Accessed 14 March
2016. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/products/conterminous/2014/2014pga2pct.pdf.
Womack (2009a). C Cell-Old Clearwell (C/CW) Piezometers and Slope Stability. Womack &
Associates, Inc. May 2009.
Womack (2009b). C Cell-Old Clearwell (C/CW) Divider Dike Buttress Slope Stability Report.
Womack & Associates, Inc. August 2009.
Womack (2011). Geotechnical Investigation Report CP 102 EHP Dam Raise Project. Womack
& Associates, Inc. January 2011.
Womack (2015). 2014 Annual Report for Instrumentation Measurements and Assessment of
PPLMs Colstrip Effluent Holding Ponds (EHP). Womack & Associates, Inc. January 2015
.

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Names..........................................................GNIS, 2013
Hydrography....................National Hydrography Dataset, 2011 4 Colstrip SW
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Contours............................National Elevation Dataset, 2009 5 Hammond Draw SW
National Geospatial Program US Topo Product Standard, 2011. 6 Jimtown
COLSTRIP SE, MT
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Public Land Survey System..................................BLM, 2011 6 7 8 7 Badger Peak
Grid Zone Designation
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ADJOINING QUADRANGLES 2014
APPENDIX A
J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

A
J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION A

COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION


COLSTRIP, ROSEBUD COUNTY, MONTANA
B
OCTOBER 2017 B

LIST OF DRAWINGS
DRAWING NO. DRAWING TITLE
PLANT AREA
1 TITLE SHEET
2 NOT USED
N
3 NOT USED
C C
4 NOT USED
5 NOT USED
6 NOT USED
COLSTRIP, MT
7 NOT USED
J CELL
8 NOT USED
9 J-1 CELL - EXISTING CONDITIONS
10 J-1 CELL - SITE PLAN
11 NOT USED
12 J-1 CELL - SUBGRADE GRADING PLAN
13 J-1 CELL - LIQUIDS MANAGEMENT PLAN
D D
14 J-1 CELL - TOE DRAIN PROFILE
UNITS 3 & 4 EFFLUENT
HOLDING POND AREA
15 J-1 CELL - LINER AND LIQUIDS COLLECTION DETAILS I
16 J-1 CELL - LINER AND LIQUIDS COLLECTION DETAILS II
17 J-1 CELL - LINER AND LIQUIDS COLLECTION DETAILS III
18 J-1 CELL - VALVE VAULT DETAILS
BACKGROUND GOOGLE (2015)

SCALE: 1" = 2000'

E E

REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP

PO BOX 36
10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
406-748-5008
PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
TITLE:

PREPARED FOR: COLSTRIP POWER PLANT PREPARED BY: TITLE SHEET


PROJECT:

TALEN MONTANA, LLC GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION

PO BOX 36 10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR SITE:


COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
COLSTRIP, MONTANA
F
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323 COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017
F

PHONE: (406) 748-5008 PHONE: (410) 381-4333 DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210

CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-201

REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:

ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 1 OF 18


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

N 606000

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E 2720000

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B

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34
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E

1. TOPOGRAPHY OUTSIDE OF J CELL FROM FILE ENTITLED "SITE3_EHP_14-03.dwg", BY AERIAL DESIGN DATA SURVEY
W

G CELL
W

0
329 290 & MAPPING CONSULTANTS, N. HUNTINGDON, PENNSYLVANIA. DATE OF PHOTOGRAPHY 8 DECEMBER 2014. NOTE B
3
CELL HAD WATER AT TIME OF AERIAL SURVEY.
W
W E

3280
2. J CELL BASE GRADES FROM FILE ENTITLED, "MC14-J Cell Asbuild 11-2015", BY DOWL, MILES CITY, MONTANA DATED
20 NOVEMBER 2015.
W E

3. ELEVATIONS SHOWN AT PIEZOMETER LOCATIONS ARE THE HIGHEST ELEVATION OF GROUDWATER MEASURED AT
W
W

THAT PIEZOMETER SINCE OCTOBER 2015.

4. EXISTING UTILITY INFORMATION IS FROM FILE ENTITLED, "SCG_EHP Base_7-10-14_1_1_1348.DWG", DATED 10 JULY
E

327
27
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0
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REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP

0
32
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W
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PO BOX 36
C CELL 10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
406-748-5008
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
PHONE: 410.381.4333
E

COLSTRIP POWER PLANT


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CHECKED BY: CHP FILE:
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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1

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10
4 > EXISTING HAUL ROAD TEMPORARY CONTRACTOR
BORROW AREA
> ACCESS RAMP
LEGEND

5
> >
CONTRACTOR
LAYDOWN AND 12 >
CELL BOUNDARY
EXISTING HAUL ROAD
6 TRAILER AREA
8 13 CONTROL POINT
9 7
> 11
J CELL TP-1 TEST PIT LOCATION

> >
> > A CELL
(BOTTOM ASH
SOURCE)
CONTROL POINT SCHEDULE
POINT NUMBER NORTHING EASTING DESCRIPTION
PASTE PLANT
1 606556.85 2708972.43 BORROW AREA
PUMP HOUSE G CELL 2 606748.36 2709264.71 BORROW AREA
3 605904.16 2709659.33 BORROW AREA
B CELL
4 605572.52 2709900.21 BORROW AREA
C CELL
5 605027.73 2710647.02 BORROW AREA
6 604929.56 2710470.73 BORROW AREA
7 604825.81 2710483.80 BORROW AREA
8 604762.31 2710895.22 BORROW AREA
9 604853.78 2710314.13 BORROW AREA
10 605901.78 2709404.92 BORROW AREA
11 604624.59 2717863.04 CONTRACTOR LAYDOWN AND TRAILER AREA
H CELL 12 605008.24 2718333.61 CONTRACTOR LAYDOWN AND TRAILER AREA

F CELL 13 604828.95 2718741.77 CONTRACTOR LAYDOWN AND TRAILER AREA


D/E CELL

NOTES:

1. SEE DRAWING 9 FOR GENERAL NOTES.

2. WORK TO BE PERFORMED UNDER THIS CONTRACT IS DESCRIBED IN SPECIFICATION SECTION 01100.

3. BACKGROUND IMAGE TAKEN FROM GOOGLE EARTH 2015.

REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP

PO BOX 36
10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
406-748-5008
PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
TITLE:

J-1 CELL - SITE PLAN


PROJECT:

J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION


SITE:
COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
COLSTRIP, MONTANA
DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017

DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210

CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-203


0
REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:

ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 10 OF 18


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
W

W
W
W
N 605500 W
W W
W
WW
W
WW
W
A WW

W
W
WW

4
W
WW
N

326
WW W

3
326
W

2
326
9
325
W

1
LEGEND

326
8
W

325
W 3270 EXISTING GRADE CONTOUR (FEET-MSL)

0
7

326
325
3240 PROPOSED GRADE CONTOUR (FEET-MSL)
W
SUBCELL J-5

9
6
EXISTING ROAD / DRIVE

325
325
W
SUBCELL J-4 W EXISTING WATER PIPE

2
325

8
5
W

325
EXISTING BURIED ELECTRIC LINE

325
E

1
W OHE EXISTING OVERHEAD ELECTRIC LINE

325

7
4

325
325
W EXISTING STRUCTURE
B

0
325

W
3

6
N 605000 SUBCELL BOUNDARY

325

325
W

E 2721500

E 2722000

E 2722500
3 24
W

5
2%
325

325
6

8
324
W

324

W1

4
SUBCELL J-3

325

325
5
W

324

2%
324

3
W

325
TEMPORARY

325
324

6
ACCESSWINTO J

324
SUBCELL J-2 2%

2%

9
CELL FOR

2
324
324

325
CONTRACTOR

W
5
324
(NOTE 4)

8
324

324

1
N-604697.66

325
2%

4
324
E-2722140.82

1
9

7
324
EL-3248.68

2%
3

324
32

0
N-604675.13

325
3
2%

324
0
38

W
E-2721658.72

324

6
32 EL-3244.70

324

9
2

324
SUBCELL J-1

9
37

324
323
O HE 32 N-604595.55
E-2721211.76
36

1
8
C 2%

324
EL-3239.20

323
W
W
W OHE 32 2%

W
35

0
W E
32

323
E

324
W

W E 34

6
W
32
W

323
E
E

TEMPORARY ACCESS INTO J


E

W W
W
E W
CELL FOR CONTRACTOR

W
W W E (NOTE 4)
W LIQUIDS COLLECTION
E

SUMP AND RISERS


W

N 604500 W N 604500
W E 1 N-604562.03 N-604527.80 W
W
16 E-2720159.16 E-2720755.00
E

E EL-3232.35 EL-3235.19
W
W

W
W

E
E

W
W W
E W
W
E

W
W

W
W

E W W
W
PASTE PLANT W
E

W
W
D A CELL E W
W

WW W W
W

W W W
W WW
E W
W
W E W
E W WW
W
G CELL
W

PUMP HOUSE
W
W W
C CELL
E 2719500

E 2720000

E 2720500

E 2721000
E
W

B CELL
W
W

W
W
E

0
E 18" PROTECTIVE
GEOTEXTILE DRAINAGE LAYER
GRADING
GEOMEMBRANE LAYER SHOWN NOTES:
EXISTING PASTE/BOTTOM ASH
GCL 1. SEE DRAWING 8 FOR GENERAL NOTES.
REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP

2. EXISTING CONDITIONS SHOWN ON DRAWING 2 WERE SURVEYED IN OCTOBER 2015. IF SETTLEMENT HAS
OCCURRED, CONTRACTOR IS REQUIRED TO BRING SUBGRADES AND SIDESLOPES TO GRADES SHOWN ON
THIS DRAWING. PO BOX 36
10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
3. CONTRACTOR IS REQUIRED TO FINE GRADE AND REPAIR THE BOTTOM AND SIDESLOPES OF J CELL COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
406-748-5008
SCALE: NTS BEFORE THE LINER SYSTEM IS INSTALLED. PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
TITLE:
4. CONTRACTOR SHALL GRADE THE TEMPORARY ACCESS INTO J CELL TO FIT ACCESS RAMP, SEE DETAIL 7 J-1 CELL - SUBGRADE GRADING PLAN
SHEET 13.
PROJECT:
5. CONTRACTOR MAY PUMP WATER FROM CONSTRUCTION DEWATERING TO B CELL.
J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION
6. BOTTOM ASH NEEDED FOR J CELL CONSTRUCTION SHALL BE SOURCED FROM EHP A CELL.
SITE:
7. WATER NEEDED BY THE CONTRACTOR FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES MAY BE SOURCED FROM F CELL COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
F
(FOR USE ONLY WITHIN THE EHP). CONTRACTOR SHALL PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY PUMPS, PIPING, HOSES, COLSTRIP, MONTANA
ETC.
DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017
8. IN AREAS WHERE SCORIA IS EXPOSED ON THE SURFACE OF J CELL, CONTRACTOR SHALL COVER WITH
ONE FOOT OF BOTTOM ASH AND GRADE TO DRAIN TO LOW POINTS. DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210

CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-204

REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:

ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 12 OF 18


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
W
W

W ANCHOR TRENCH
(TYP) LEGEND
W 4
3210 EXISTING GRADE CONTOUR (FEET-MSL)
W EXISTING ROAD / DRIVE
15
N 605500 W
W W W EXISTING WATER PIPE
W E EXISTING BURIED ELECTRIC LINE
WW
W OHE EXISTING OVERHEAD ELECTRIC LINE
WW
W EXISTING STRUCTURE
WW

W
N LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE
W
WW TOE DRAIN PIPE
W RISER CLEANOUT PIPE
WW
NORTHERN ANCHOR TRENCH
WW W
SOUTHERN ANCHOR TRENCH
W RH RISER HOUSE

MAXIMUM POOL W
SURFACE ELEVATION
W
EXPECTED MAXIMUM
DEPTH OF CCR W

W
SUBCELL J-5

2%
W

1.5
SUBCELL J-4

%
W
3

W
N 605000 NORTHERN LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE
(TYP)
W 15

2%
ANCHOR

E 2721500

E 2722000

E 2722500
TRENCH W
SOUTHERN 2%

2%
W
ANCHOR SUBCELL J-3

1.5
TRENCH
W

%
1.5
%
W 2%

2%
W
ACCESS RAMP SUBCELL J-2
(NOTE 4) 2%

W
8
15
ACCESS RAMP

1.5
SUBCELL J-1 2% (NOTE 4)

%
8
NORTHERN 4

W
15 ANCHOR
1.5%

TRENCH 15
(NOTE 2,
OHE
DRAWING 7)
W
W OHE

W
W E TOE DRAIN(TYP)
E

W W

W W
W E LIQUIDS COLLECTION 7
PIPE AND TOE DRAIN 15 SOUTHERN
E
E

CONNECTION (TYP)
E

W W
W ANCHOR
E W
(NOTE 2)

W
TRENCH
W W E
W
E

N 604500 W N 604500
W E W
LIQUIDS COLLECTION
W
SUMP AND RISERS
E

E
1 LIQUIDS CLEANOUT PIPE
(TYP)
W
W

W
16
W

E 5
W
E

W W 15
A CELL W
E W
RH W
E

W
W

W
W

E W W
VALVE VAULT LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING W
W
E

1
W
W
E 1
W
W

WW W
18
W
PASTE PLANT
W

W W W
E 17 W WW
W
W
W E W
E W WW
W
G CELL
W

W
W W
B CELL INLET
E 2719500

E 2720000

E 2720500

E 2721000
C CELL
E

----
W

W
W

17 W
W

B CELL
E

0
328
0
3282
3284
328 18" PROTECTIVE
6
GEOTEXTILE DRAINAGE LAYER REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP
LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING 328 GRADING
8 N
GEOMEMBRANE LAYER SHOWN
51 329
0 EXISTING PASTE/BOTTOM ASH
1 GCL PO BOX 36
16 RISER HOUSE CONTROL POINTS 10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
406-748-5008
52 COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
53 POINT NUMBER NORTHING EASTING TITLE:
W 51 604383.64 2720072.40 J-1 CELL - LIQUIDS MANAGEMENT PLAN
54 52 604373.22 2720098.67 NOTES: SCALE: NTS
PROJECT:
W 53 604368.43 2720066.37
E 1. SEE DRAWING 9 FOR GENERAL NOTES. J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION
54 604358.01 2720092.64
2. LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE AND TOE DRAIN SHALL BE CONNECTED WITH 8" HDPE CROSSFITTING. SITE:
E
W
COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
VALVE VAULT
3. J-1 CELL PASTE LINER AND DISCHARGE PAD LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED BY OWNER DURING COLSTRIP, MONTANA
E CONSTRUCTION. SEE DETAIL 5 ON DRAWING 17.
1 DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017
W 4. FOLLOWING CONSTRUCTION, ACCESS RAMPS SHALL BE LEFT IN "LIKE-NEW" CONDITION.
E 18
DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210
5. NORMAL OPERATING POOL SURFACE ELEVATION IS BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE 18" PROTECTIVE
E W DRAINAGE LAYER. CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-205
RISER HOUSE PLAN REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:
SCALE: 1" = 20'
ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 13 OF 18
8
0

325
N 605000

325

E 2721500

E 2722000

E 2722500
SUBCELL J-5

325
6

6
324

325
2
8
SUBCELL J-4

325
324

4
325
4

325
324
SUBCELL J-3

6
ACCESS RAMP

324

8
8

324
0

2
15 4

325
32

2
32 4
2+00 3+00 38 SUBCELL J-2 LOW POINT
31+42

4
1+00 32 STATION=22+24 31+00

324
0+00
4+ SUBCELL J-1 EL-3244.70
30+00

0
00

325
3246 8 29+00
28+00

0
324
15 27+00
26+00

2
6 0 22+00
5+ 21+0

324
OHE 3 25+00
00 32 0
23+00
24+00
O HE 20+0
LOW POINT

8
0
19+0

323
6+ TOE DRAIN(TYP) STATION=27+06
00 0 EL-3248.68

0
18+0

324
LIQUIDS COLLECTION 7
34 0
32 7+ 17+0 PIPE AND TOE DRAIN 15
00 16+00 ACCESS RAMP CONNECTION (TYP)

6
15+00

323
8+ 00 14+00 (NOTE 2)
LOW POINT
STATION=6+97 9+00 13+00 LOW POINT
12+00 STATION=17+53
N 604500 EL-3233.35 10+00 11+00 EL-3239.20 N 604500
LIQUIDS COLLECTION
SUMP AND RISERS LOW POINT
STATION=13+00 LIQUIDS CLEANOUT PIPE
(TYP)
1 EL-3235.19
16
5
15
A CELL RH
LEGEND
LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING 3210 EXISTING GRADE CONTOUR (FEET-MSL)
VALVE VAULT
3290 PROPOSED GRADE CONTOUR (FEET-MSL)
1 PASTE PLANT
1 EXISTING ROAD / DRIVE
18
17 EXISTING WATER PIPE
W

E EXISTING BURIED ELECTRIC LINE


G CELL OHE EXISTING OVERHEAD ELECTRIC LINE
N EXISTING STRUCTURE
B CELL INLET LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE
E 2719500

E 2720000

E 2720500

E 2721000
---- C CELL TOE DRAIN PIPE
17 RISER CLEANOUT PIPE
B CELL
NORTHERN ANCHOR TRENCH
SOUTHERN ANCHOR TRENCH
RH RISER HOUSE

SCALE: 1" = 100'

3300 3300

LIQUIDS
CLEANOUT PIPE
LIQUIDS
CLEANOUT PIPE TOE DRAIN
ELEVATION (FEET)

ELEVATION (FEET)
7,9
15
EXISTING GRADE

3250 3250

8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS


8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE INTERSECTION
COLLECTION PIPE INTERSECTION (STA. 27+06)
8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS (STA. 22+24) EL-3248.68
8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE INTERSECTION EL-3244.70
COLLECTION PIPE INTERSECTION (STA. 17+53)
LIQUIDS COLLECTION (STA. 13+00) EL-3239.20 PROPOSED BASE GRADE
SUMP AND RISERS EL-3235.19
(STA. 6+97)
EL-3233.35 1
16

3200 3200
0+00 1+00 2+00 3+00 4+00 5+00 6+00 7+00 8+00 9+00 10+00 11+00 12+00 13+00 14+00 15+00 16+00 17+00 18+00 19+00 20+00 21+00 22+00 23+00 24+00 25+00 26+00 27+00 28+00 29+00 30+00 31+0031+42
DISTANCE (FEET)

1 JUN 2016 SUBCELL J-1 RAISED 1 FOOT TSJ CHP


REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP
SCALE: 1" = 100'

PO BOX 36
10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
406-748-5008
PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
TITLE:
NOTES: J-1 CELL - TOE DRAIN PROFILE
1. SEE DRAWING 9 FOR GENERAL NOTES.
PROJECT:

2. LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE AND TOE DRAIN WILL BE CONNECTED WITH 8" HDPE CROSSFITTING. J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION
3. TOE DRAIN SHALL BE IN A TRENCH AT INTERCELL SLOPES REFER TO DETAIL 8 ON SHEET 7. SITE:
COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
COLSTRIP, MONTANA
DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017

DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210

0 CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-206

REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:

ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 14 OF 18


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

8 OZ NON-WOVEN GEOTEXTILE
18" PROTECTIVE
DRAINAGE LAYER
60-MIL TEXTURED HDPE GEOMEMBRANE

GEOSYNTHETIC CLAY LINER EXISTING


PASTE/BOTTOM ASH 3' (MIN) EXISTING ROAD
(DEPTH VARIES)
TEMPORARY PLYWOOD COVER
(1/2" THICK PLYWOOD)
A BOTTOM ASH 6" (MIN) COVER OVER GRAVEL A
1 DETAIL 2' (MIN) BOTTOM ASH
2' (NOM)

- LINER SYSTEM 6 8IN DIA. HDPE SDR-11


1
LIQUIDS COLLECTION GRAVEL
2'
NO SCALE - LIQUIDS COLLECTION
PIPE-PERFORATED 1 6" (MIN) MDT NO. 4 COARSE AGGREGATE
(SEE NOTE 1)
LINER
2'
SYSTEM
1
- 4' 2'
60-MIL TEXTURED HDPE GEOMEMBRANE
4" (MIN)
GEOSYNTHETIC CLAY LINER EXISTING
EXISTING PASTE/BOTTOM ASH LINER EDGE OF ANCHOR TRENCH LOCATION PER DRAWING 12
PASTE/BOTTOM ASH
SYSTEM II
(DEPTH VARIES)
2
-
2 DETAIL
- LINER SYSTEM II 3 DETAIL
NO SCALE
4 DETAIL
(SEE NOTE 1) - LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE B
B NO SCALE - ANCHOR TRENCH
(SEE NOTE 1)
(SEE NOTES 1 AND 2)
2.5'

LIMIT OF CCR
15" X 10' LONG 3.5' DISPOSAL
CARBON STEEL PIPE 3"
AND CAP WITH LOCK 3" 3' (MIN)
6" (M CONCRETE 6"
AX)
SUPPORT
(24" WIDE)
6" (MIN) COVER OVER GRAVEL LINER
BOTTOM ASH
8" 2' (MIN) SYSTEM II
3/8" HOLES BOTTOM ASH
6" (MIN) MDT NO. 4 2
8" HDPE SDR-11 PIPE COARSE AGGREGATE -
(THREE ROWS OF PERFORATIONS)
HDPE PIPE CAP 8IN DIA. HDPE SDR-11
8" HDPE SDR-11 SIDE VIEW 6 1
LIQUIDS COLLECTION LIQUIDS COLLECTION
1 - 1
CLEANOUT RISER PIPE PIPE-PERFORATED
1 14"
6" (SOLID) LINER
8" HDPE SDR-11 PIPE SYSTEM
C 1 (THREE ROWS OF PERFORATIONS) C
4" (M 1
3.5 IN)

0
-

12
4"
(MIN) 3' 1 4" (MIN) LIQUIDS COLLECTION
EXISTING PASTE/ 3 GRAVEL
BOTTOM ASH EXISTING PASTE/BOTTOM ASH

LINER 120
6.3' 3.7' SYSTEM II
2 SECTION
-
7 DETAIL
6 DETAIL
13 TOE DRAIN
- 8IN DIA. HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS NO SCALE
(SEE NOTE 1)
5 COLLECTION PIPE-PERFORATED
DETAIL SCALE: 1" = 10'

13 LIQUIDS CLEANOUT PIPE


NO SCALE
(SEE NOTE 1)
D D

CELL FLOOR
NOTES:

1. DETAILS ARE SHOWN TO SCALE AS NOTED EXCEPT FOR THE GEOSYNTHETICS, WHICH
ARE SHOWN AT AN EXAGGERATED SCALE FOR CLARITY.
14' 2. TEMPORARY PLYWOOD COVER TO BE USED ON SOUTHERN ANCHOR TRENCH ONLY, AS
GEOTEXTILE SHOWN ON DRAWING 5. PLYWOOD COVER WILL SERVE TO PROTECT THE
LINER
(OWNER SUPPLIED) GEOMEMBRANE UNTIL IT CAN BE TIED IN TO FUTURE CELLS.
6" (MIN) COVER OVER GRAVEL SYSTEM II
MDT CRUSHED BASE LINER
SYSTEM 2' (MIN) 2
COURSE TYPE "A" LINER BOTTOM ASH -
SYSTEM II 1 6" (MIN) MDT NO. 4
- COARSE AGGREGATE
2 E
E VARIES
-
1% 1%

1' 2
2' 2 1
1
REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP

EXISTING PASTE/BOTTOM ASH

BOTTOM ASH LIQUIDS COLLECTION PO BOX 36


GRAVEL COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
EXISTING PASTE 10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
406-748-5008
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
8IN DIA. HDPE SDR-11 TITLE:
LIQUIDS COLLECTION
PIPE-PERFORATED
J-1 CELL - LINER AND LIQUIDS COLLECTION DETAILS I
6
- PROJECT:
8 DETAIL 9 DETAIL J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION
10 ACCESS RAMP 13 TOE DRAIN TRENCH
SITE:
SCALE: 1' = 4' NO SCALE COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
(SEE NOTE 1)
F COLSTRIP, MONTANA F
DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017

DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210

CHECKED BY: CHP FILE:


1210-207

REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:

ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 15 OF 18


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
HIGH LEVEL ALARM LEVEL INDICATOR
1'-8" PUMP ON LEVEL 8" HDPE SDR-11
LIQUIDS COLLECTION
CLEANOUT RISER PIPE
4'-2" (PERFORATED)
PUMP OFF LEVEL
LIQUIDS COLLECTION
2' GRAVEL
LOW LEVEL ALARM
LEVEL INDICATOR 18" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS
LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING 6" BOTTOM ASH 3' COLLECTION RISER PIPES (PERFORATED) (TYP)
BLIND FLANGE WITH STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS EXTRUSION WELD OUTSIDE EDGE 1
OF RUB SHEET TO TOP LINER 6" (MIN) MDT NO. 4
1 2'-6" 3' (MIN) 3' (MIN)
COARSE AGGREGATE
17 18" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS 2'-0"
COLLECTION RISER PIPE (SOLID)
LINER SYSTEM PROTECTIVEDRAINAGE LAYER
8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS
1
COLLECTION CLEANOUT RISER PIPE (SOLID)
8" 6" 15

LIQUIDS LEVEL INDICATORS 1 1


NTS 3 3
2
LINER SYSTEM II
15
LIQUIDS COLLECTION
GRAVEL
LC
C L

1
6" (MIN) MDT NO. 4 COARSE AGGREGATE
LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE 2" FLEXIBLE HOSE
6" BOTTOM ASH ATTACHED TO PUMPS
8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS
1 3
COLLECTION PIPE (PERFORATED) 15'
1 1 15 60-MIL HDPE GEOMEMBRANE
3.5 8" HDPE SDR-11 TOE DRAIN RUB SHEET (TEXTURED)
VARIES
1

LIQUIDS COLLECTION
BOTTOM ASH GRAVEL C DETAIL
3' (MIN)
- LIQUIDS COLLECTION SUMP
3 SCALE: 1" = 4'
1 (SEE NOTE 3)
2'
1
3

2" FLEXIBLE HOSE SUBMERSIBLE PUMP


ATTACHED TO PUMP (SEE NOTE 4) GEOTEXTILE PROTECTIVE LAYER
HDPE SDR-11 18" ELBOW (SEE NOTE 5)
LIQUIDS SUMP SURVEY
2' X 10' X 1" 15' CONTROL POINT (TYP)
HDPE FLAT STOCK (SEE SCHEDULE, THIS SHEET,
AND NOTE 2)
18" HDPE SDR-11 60-MIL HDPE GEOMEMBRANE RUB SHEET
A DETAIL LIQUIDS COLLECTION
RISER PIPES (SOLID)
- LIQUIDS COLLECTION SUMP AND RISERS 5' (MIN)
1
5' (MIN)
SCALE: 1" = 4' (SEE NOTE 1 AND 2)
16

LINER SYSTEM
PROTECTIVEDRAINAGE LAYER
1
3:1 3:1 LIMITS OF HDPE 15
RUB SHEET 3 3
1 1 2'

7 EXTRUSION WELD OUTSIDE


TOE DRAIN 3' EDGE OF RUB SHEET
15 TO TOP LINER

5.5' 8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS COLLECTION


18" HDPE SDR-11 2' X 10' X 1" THICK CLEANOUT RISER PIPE (SOLID)
LIQUIDS COLLECTION HDPE FLAT STOCK
RISER PIPE (SOLID) 3'

3:1
3' 6'
B DETAIL
J-1 CELL FLOOR
(TOP OF 60-MIL HDPE
GEOMEMBRANE LINER)
- LIQUIDS COLLECTION RISER PIPES
SCALE: 1" = 4'
BLIND FLANGE
3:1

(SEE NOTE 3)
WITH STAINLESS 3:1
3:1

3:1 NOTES:
STEEL BOLTS 6' 18" HDPE
ELBOW 6' 1. SEE DRAWING 9 FOR GENERAL NOTES.
8" HDPE
14' 1' 2. THE SURVEY CONTROL POINT FOR THE LIQUIDS SUMP IS LOCATED AT THE PROJECTION OF THE BASE OF THE LINER SYSTEM IN THE CELL AREA AND THE
ELBOW
BASE OF THE LINER SYSTEM ON THE CELL SLOPES.

3. DETAILS ARE SHOWN TO SCALE AS NOTED EXCEPT FOR THE GEOSYNTHETICS, WHICH ARE SHOWN AT AN EXAGGERATED SCALE FOR CLARITY.
1'-6"
15' 4. PUMP SHALL BE EPG COMPANIES WSD SERIES 18 SIZE 6 SUMP DRAINER MODEL 18-3 WSDPTSL. CONTRACTOR SHALL SUPPLY ONE INSTALLED PUMP AND
1'-6" ONE SPARE TO BE STORED AS DIRECTED BY THE OWNER.

5. A TWO-INCH DIAMETER FLEXIBLE DISCHARGE HOSE IS REQUIRED, RATED TO 300 EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS INCLUDE FLEXICRAFT TR1 FEP
RUBBER COVERED, HOSECRAFT RM1 RUBBER NITRILE, OR PARKER SERIES 7306H EPDM. IT IS CONNECTED TO THE RIGID HDPE PIPING IN THE RISER
HOUSE THROUGH AN EPG NW SERIES STAINLESS STEEL DISCONNECT ADAPTER THAT PASSES THROUGH THE WALL OF THE RISER PIPE ONLY ONE
PUMP/HOSE SET IS REQUIRED. THE SECOND 18-INCH PIPE IS FOR REDUNDANCY.

18" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS 6'


6' COLLECTION RISER PIPE 3:1
3:1

3:1
3:1

1 JUL 2016 ADD 6" (MIN) MDT NO. 4 COARSE AGGREGATE TSJ CHP
(PERFORATED)

REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP


LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING
1 3'
3:1

17 8" HDPE SDR-11 3' PO BOX 36


6' COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
LIQUIDS COLLECTION 10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
406-748-5008
CLEANOUT PIPE COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
(SOLID) LIQUIDS SUMP SURVEY
TITLE:
CONTROL POINT (TYP)
TOE OF SLOPE, (SEE SCHEDULE, THIS SHEET, J-1 CELL - LINER AND LIQUIDS COLLECTION DETAILS II
BOTTOM OF LIQUIDS LIMITS OF HDPE AND NOTE 2)
RUB SHEET 3'
COLLECTION SIDESLOPE PROJECT:
RISER TRENCH J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION
3:1 3:1 LIQUIDS SUMP
SURVEY CONTROL POINTS SITE:
COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
POINT NUMBER NORTHING EASTING ELEVATION DESCRIPTION COLSTRIP, MONTANA
101 604568.03 2720157.47 3230.55 SW CORNER DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017
102 604582.14 2720163.25 3230.80 NW CORNER
DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210
103 604576.92 2720177.34 3231.00 NE CORNER
CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-208
1 DETAIL 104 604563.21 2720171.71 3230.42 SE CORNER
REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:
13 LIQUIDS COLLECTION SUMP AND RISERS
INSIDE EDGE OF
ANCHOR TRENCH SCALE 1" = 4' ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 16 OF 18
INSULATED TIN OR ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOF
8" HDPE SDR-11 LIQUIDS COLLECTION PIPE (SOLID) 12
2 1' ALL AROUND

LIQUIDS COLLECTION SIDE SLOPE 10"


RISER PIPE - 18" HDPE SDR-11 (TYP)

4 - #4 BARS
CONCRETE BLOCK WALL
7'
CHECK VALVE

2" SCH 80
PIPE PENETRATION
PVC PIPE
(SEE NOTE 1)
8' x 8' INSULATED 2" FLOW METER
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOOR
(SEE NOTE 13) 7' (MIN) LIQUIDS COLLECTION
ELECTRICAL AND CONTROLS ROOM 3' SIDE SLOPE RISER PIPE
BALL VALVE 18" HDPE SDR-11
6" PIPE IS OPEN
TO SERVE AS
SAMPLE TRAP FLOOR DRAIN
1.5' 6" CONCRETE CURB
TYP
FINAL GRADE 6" CONCRETE 5/8" PREFORMED
10' 2" FLOW METER
CURB EXPANSION JOINT
(MIN) MATERIAL
2" SCH 80
PVC PIPE
R HEATER 36" STEEL EXTERIOR
LOO AIN MAN DOOR (TYP)
F M
O PE CE (SEE NOTE 12)
L R
S FO 6" CONCRETE CURB
TO REINFORCED
3.5'
CONCRETE SLAB
8' x 8' OVERHEAD 5' (SEE NOTE 5)
FLOOR DRAIN GARAGE DOOR 3" x 6" (MIN) HDPE 6"
CHECK VALVE (SEE NOTE 13) SDR-11 FORCEMAIN 6" LIQUIDS
(SEE NOTE 1) COLLECTION
GRAVEL 1'
TO MANHOLE REINFORCED CONCRETE
FOOTER (TYP)
~ 1'-8"
PLYWOOD (TYP)
2'
8' (MIN) WINGWALL
(4' LONG x 6'-6" HIGH) PIPE TRENCH
(TYP)
2
22' (MIN) -

A SECTION 4'
1 DETAIL - LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING 8'
17 LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING SCALE: 1" = 2' 8'
SCALE: 1" = 4'
REQUIRED INITIAL HOLE
DIAMETER (PIPE DIAMETER PLUS 2")
4' 4' 4'
LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING
6) TOP LAYER
( N OTE ANNULAR SPACE SEAL
ER
MET ) (NON-SHRINK GROUT)
CHE OW TYP
CK V 2" FL E( BOTTOM LAYER
ALVE VALV
(TYP
) BALL 8'
18", 8", 6" HDPE
LIQUIDS TRANSMISSION PIPE
L I Q UIDS LOPE 4'
PERIMETER ACCESS ROAD/ E S
GROUND SURFACE 2" " HDP ON SIDE
SCH 18 ECTI
80 P L
VC 1" SA COL R PIPE I QUID
S
E E L
MPL RIS HDP IPE
BOTTOM ASH E TA
P 8" NOUT P 4'
A
RED CLE
3' (MIN) FORCE MAIN (4" OR 3" IN 6" PIPE) UCE
R MA IN
3"X6 FO RCE
" E DS
HDP DUAL C HDP IQUI E SLOPE 4'
3" E L
TRA E LIQUIDONTAIN HDP SID LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING BASE
NSM
ISSIOS
MEN
T 18" ECTION
FLO L
N PI OR O COL R PIPE BOTTOM LAYER
PE
6" (MIN) PIPE BEDDING MATERIAL F BUIL RISE
DI NG

2'
4 DETAIL
~

(MIN)
- PIPE PENETRATION
2 DETAIL 3 DETAIL NO SCALE 5 DETAIL
(SEE NOTE 3)
- PIPE TRENCH 17 PIPING ISOMETRIC - INSIDE LIQUIDS NOTES: - J-1 CELL PASTE LINE AND DISCHARGE PAD
NO SCALE
SCALE: 1" = 2' RISING BUILDING 1. CONTRACTOR SHALL COMPLY WITH ALL MDT AND OSHA REQUIREMENTS FOR FORCEMAIN (SEE NOTES 9 AND 10)
(SEE NOTES 1, 2, 4) NO SCALE TRENCH CONSTRUCTION.
(NOTE 5)
2. CONTRACTOR SHALL PRESSURE TEST FORCEMAIN PRIOR TO PLACING BACKFILL.

3. CONTRACTOR SHALL SUBMIT PIPE PENETRATION DETAILS FOR APPROVAL BY OWNER'S


REPRESENTATIVE.

4. DEPTH OF FORCEMAIN SHALL BE GRADUALLY INCREASED IN THE VICINITY OF MANHOLE TO


ACHIEVE DEPTH OF FORCEMAIN SHOWN AT OUTLETS. FORCEMAIN SHALL BE HORIZONTAL WITHIN
COVER PIPE WITH 5 FEET OF MANHOLE PENETRATION.
EXISTING GROUND STRUCTURAL FILL
REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP
SURFACE B CELL
10' 5. CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE SHOP DRAWINGS FOR STEEL REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE SLAB
AND FOOTER.
PO BOX 36
6. FLOW METER SHALL BE A TOSHIBA 2" MAGNETIC METER MODEL GF632 WITH A TOSHIBA MAGNETIC 10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
REINFORCE CELL LINER WITH TWO LAYERS METER TRANSMITTER (SEPARATE MOUNT) MODEL LF602. COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
406-748-5008
OF LINER MATERIAL WELDED BELOW WHERE PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
THE INLET PIPE DISCHARGES INTO CELL 7. PROVIDE INSULATED CONCRETE BLOCKS FOR WALLS. SUBMIT MATERIAL DATA SHEET TO TITLE:

5' BGS TBD


ENGINEER FOR APPROVAL. J-1 CELL - LINER AND LIQUIDS COLLECTION DETAILS III
8. PROVIDE R-39 INSULATION IN ROOF. SUBMIT SHOP DRAWINGS TO ENGINEER FOR APPROVAL. PROJECT:
VALVE VAULT
9. DISCHARGE PAD PLYWOOD BOARDS TO BE BOLTED TOGETHER J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION
10. SEE NOTE 3 ON DRAWING 11 FOR LOCATION. SITE:
COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
11. THERE IS NO APPLICABLE BUILDING CODE FOR THE LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING. HOWEVER, COLSTRIP, MONTANA
4" HDPE LIQUIDS CONTRACTOR SHALL APPLY INDUSTRY STANDARD PRACTICES AND SHOP DRAWINGS SHALL BE
TRANSMISSION LINE SUBMITTED FOR THE BUILDING AS A WHOLE AS WELL AS ALL BUILDING COMPONENTS. A STAMPED DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017
ENGINEERING DESIGN IS NOT REQUIRED.
DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210
12. STEEL EXTERIOR DOORS WITH HARDWARE ARE REQUIRED.
---- DETAIL CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-209
13. OVERHEAD GARAGE DOORS INTENDED FOR THIS TYPE OF APPLICATION ARE REQUIRED.
- B CELL INLET REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:
NO SCALE
ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 17 OF 18
48" X 48" HATCH
SPRING ASSISTED
(SEE NOTE 2) FINAL GRADE
9'-6"
8'-6" 3
6" 4" HDPE COMBINED 6" GUIDE POST(TYP) -
SINGLE PIPE FROM GHF

TWO (2) 2" DIA. CONDUIT TERMINATORS


6"
WITH WATERTIGHT SEAL
(REDUCERS TO BE USED FOR CONDUITS
4" GATE VALVE (TYP) SMALLER THAN 4" TO ALLOW FOR CONNECTION)
8"
TWO (2) 2" DIA. CONDUIT TERMINATORS
2" CHECK VALVE WITH WATERTIGHT SEAL
PIPE (REDUCERS TO BE USED FOR CONDUITS
SUPPORT 12" X 12" SUMP SMALLER THAN 4" TO ALLOW FOR CONNECTION) MANHOLE
(TYP) STEPS (TYP)
2" BALL VALVE
2 SUMP PUMP
- (NOTE 4)

4 DOUBLE JOINT
5'-6" 4'-6" - SEALANT
4" HDPE PIPE
48" X 48" HATCH TO B CELL
SPRING ASSISTED 4" GATE VALVE (TYP)
(SEE NOTE 2) 4" CAST IN 2" BALL VALVE
Z-LOK PIPE
CONNECTOR

2" CHECK VALVE


4" HDPE PIPE
TO B CELL

PIPE 2 4" CAST IN


SUPPORT - Z-LOK PIPE
ALL POWER / CONTROL CONDUIT TO
(TYP) CONNECTOR
BE MOUNTED ALONG VAULT WALL

3 X 6 HDPE DOUBLE SUMP PUMP


CONTAINED HDPE A (NOTE 4)
(FROM J-1 CELL VAULT)
- 12" X 12" X 2" DEEP SUMP
4' - 6" X 8' - 6" X 6' - 6" DEEP (I.D.) DOGBONE TERMINATION
CONCRETE WELL VAULT WITH THREADED PLUG REMOVED
TRAFFIC RATED FOR LEAK DETECTION
B
1 PLAN 8'-6"

- 13 VALVE VAULT
SCALE: 1" = 1'

T/STEEL
FILL PIPE WITH CONCRETE. A SECTION EL. VARIES
ROUND OFF TOP
13 VALVE VAULT
SCALE: 1" = 1' SLOT PIPE TO WT4x9 (4" DIA. STD. PIPE)
FIT WT AND WELD WT4x15.5 (6" DIA. STD. PIPE)
8" DIA. STL. PIPE WT5X24.5 (8" DIA. STD. PIPE)
SCHEDULE 40

SHOP PAINT - ONE COAT ZINC


CHROMATE PRIMER. FIELD PAINT -
48" X 48" HATCH ONE COAT SAFETY YELLOW PER
SPRING ASSISTED 4'-0" SPECIFICATIONS
(SEE NOTE 2)
4" DIA. STD. PIPE (T/STEEL EL. 10'-0" (MAX.) A.E.G.
SECONDARY 6" DIA. STD. PIPE (T/STEEL EL. 15'-0" (MAX.) A.E.G.
SEALANT 8" DIA. STD. PIPE (T/STEEL EL. 20'-0" (MAX.) A.E.G.
FINAL GRADE
1" GROUND LINE PRIMARY
7'-6" SEALANT
8'-0" T/ EXIST. GRADE
MANHOLE
STEPS (TYP)
6"

SEE TYPICAL
FOUNDATION,
BASE PLATE,
AND ANCHOR
3'-6" BOLT DETAILS
NOTE:
DO NOT USE FORMS.
4 DETAIL 2 DETAIL
TWO (2) 2" DIA. CONDUIT TERMINATORS POUR AGAINST UNDISTURBED
WITH WATERTIGHT SEAL EARTH. 4,000 PSI AIR ENTRAINED - DOUBLE JOINT SEALANT - PIPE SUPPORT
(REDUCERS TO BE USED FOR CONDUITS CONCRETE NO SCALE SCALE: 1" = 1'
SMALLER THAN 4" TO ALLOW FOR CONNECTION) 5'

4" GATE VALVE (TYP)


4 DOUBLE JOINT
- SEALANT
2" BALL VALVE 2'-0" DIA. CONC.
MINIMUM

4" CAST IN
4" HDPE COMBINED Z-LOK PIPE 3 DETAIL REV DATE DESCRIPTION DRN APP

SINGLE PIPE FROM GHF CONNECTOR


- GUIDE POST
NO SCALE PO BOX 36
10211 WINCOPIN CIRCLE, 4TH FLOOR
COLSTRIP, MONTANA 59323
NOTES: COLUMBIA, MARYLAND 21044 USA
406-748-5008
PHONE: 410.381.4333 COLSTRIP POWER PLANT
1. 3" INNER PIPE TO BE CONNECTED TO REDUCER. 3" OUTER PIPE TO BE LEFT DISCONNECTED TO ALLOW DRAIN TITLE:
2" CHECK VALVE 3 X 6 HDPE DOUBLE FROM LIQUIDS RISER BUILDING TO BE COLLECTED IN VALVE VAULT.
CONTAINED HDPE J-1 CELL - VALVE VAULT DETAILS
SUMP PUMP (FROM J-1 CELL TO VAULT) 2. MULTIPLE HATCH TYPES ARE ACCEPTABLE INCLUDING ALUMINUM. A LIGHTWEIGHT HATCH THAT CAN BE OPENED
(NOTE 2) BY ONE PERSON IS PREFERRED. A TRAFFIC-RATED HATCH IS NOT REQUIRED. PROJECT:
6" CAST IN
4' - 6" X 8' - 6" X 6' - 6" DEEP (I.D.) PIPE 2 Z-LOK PIPE J-1 CELL CONSTRUCTION
CONCRETE WELL VAULT SUPPORT - CONNECTOR 3. ALL PIPING WITHIN THE VALVE VAULT SHALL BE HDPE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SUMP PUMP DISCHARGE PIPE,
TRAFFIC RATED WHICH MAY BE SCH 80 PVC. SITE:
DOGBONE TERMINATION COLSTRIP STEAM ELECTRIC STATION
WITH THREADED PLUG REMOVED 4. DETAILS FOR THE SUMP PUMP ARE:
FOR LEAK DETECTION MANUFACTURER: FLYGT
COLSTRIP, MONTANA
12" X 12" X 2"
DEEP SUMP 4" X 3" REDUCER MODEL: BS2004.211 DESIGNED BY: JMP DATE: OCTOBER 2017
4'-6" GROUP: MT
TYPE: SUBMERSIBLE
DRAWN BY: TSJ PROJECT NO.: ME1210
MOTOR: 0.6 HP 230/1/60
PERFORMANCE: 20 GPM @ 31 TDH
B SECTION CHECKED BY: CHP FILE: 1210-210
CONTRACTOR SHALL SUPPLY ONE INSTALLED SUMP PUMP AND ONE SPARE TO BE STORED AS DIRECTED BY
13 VALVE VAULT OWNER REVIEWED BY: MFH DRAWING NO.:

SCALE: 1" = 1'


ISSUED FOR CONSTRUCTION SIGNATURE APPROVED BY: CHP 18 OF 18
APPENDIX B.1
BASE FLOOD MAP (FEMA 1997)
App. B.1 Base Flood Floodplain (FEMA 1997)
APPENDIX B.2
STORMWATER MASTER PLAN (DOWL 2015)
Table of Contents
1.0 Introduction................................................................................................................................. 1
2.0 Precipitation Analysis and Design Storm Frequency ..................................................................... 1
2.1 PMP Analysis ................................................................................................................................. 3
2.2 1,000-year Storm Analysis.............................................................................................................. 4
3.0 Stormwater Model Development ................................................................................................. 4
3.1 Geographic Information System ..................................................................................................... 4
3.2 Hydrology ...................................................................................................................................... 5
3.3 Drainage Basins ............................................................................................................................. 5
3.4 Basin Runoff Characteristics ........................................................................................................... 5
4.0 Summary of Stormwater Modeling .............................................................................................. 7
4.1 EHP Facilities Modeling Results ...................................................................................................... 7
4.1.1 EHP 2015 ................................................................................................................................ 7
4.1.2 EHP 2022 ................................................................................................................................ 9
4.1.3 EHP 2026 .............................................................................................................................. 12
4.1.4 EHP 2040 .............................................................................................................................. 14
4.2 STEP Facilities Modeling Results ................................................................................................... 17
4.2.1 STEP 2015 ............................................................................................................................. 17
4.2.2 STEP 2021 ............................................................................................................................. 19
4.2.3 STEP 2030 ............................................................................................................................. 21
4.2.4 STEP 2040 ............................................................................................................................. 23
4.3 PLANT Facilities Modeling Results ................................................................................................ 25
4.3.1 PLANT 2015........................................................................................................................... 25
4.3.2 PLANT 2019........................................................................................................................... 29
4.3.3 PLANT 2020........................................................................................................................... 33
4.3.4 PLANT 2022........................................................................................................................... 34
5.0 Recommendation Summary............................................................................................................. 38
5.1 EHP .............................................................................................................................................. 38
5.2 STEP............................................................................................................................................. 38
5.3 PLANT .......................................................................................................................................... 38

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List of Figures
Figure 1 - Project Location Map ............................................................................................................... 2
Figure 2 - EHP 2015 Existing Drainage ...................................................................................................... 8
Figure 3 EHP 2022 Proposed Drainage ................................................................................................ 10
Figure 4 EHP 2026 Proposed Drainage ................................................................................................ 13
Figure 5 EHP 2040 Proposed Drainage ................................................................................................ 16
Figure 6 STEP 2015 Existing Drainage .................................................................................................. 18
Figure 7 STEP 2021 Proposed Drainage ............................................................................................... 20
Figure 8 STEP 2030 Proposed Drainage ............................................................................................... 22
Figure 9 STEP 2040 Proposed Drainage ............................................................................................... 24
Figure 10 PLANT 2015 Existing Drainage ............................................................................................. 26
Figure 11 PLANT Units 1/2 Bottom Ash Ponds ..................................................................................... 27
Figure 12 PLANT 2019 Proposed Drainage .......................................................................................... 30
Figure 13 PLANT 2020 Proposed Drainage .......................................................................................... 35
Figure 14 PLANT 2022 Proposed Drainage .......................................................................................... 37

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List of Tables
Table 1 Precipitation Depth vs. Duration ............................................................................................... 3
Table 2 Probable Maximum Precipitation Depth versus Duration Data ................................................. 3
Table 3 1000-year Precipitation Depth versus Duration Data ................................................................ 4
Table 4 Selected Soil Infiltration Rates .................................................................................................. 5
Table 5 Mannings n values for overland flow .................................................................................... 6
Table 6 Mannings n values for channel flow ..................................................................................... 6
Table 7 Depression storage depth values (In Inches) .............................................................................. 6
Table 8 EHP 2015 WSEL Summary ......................................................................................................... 9
Table 9 EHP 2015 Inflow Volume Summary ........................................................................................... 9
Table 10 EHP 2022 WSEL Summary for Cell A ...................................................................................... 11
Table 11 EHP 2022 WSEL Summary for Cell B ...................................................................................... 11
Table 12 EHP 2022 WSEL Summary for Cell F ...................................................................................... 12
Table 13 EHP 2022 Inflow Volume Summary for Cell A, Cell B, and Cell F ............................................ 12
Table 14 EHP 2026 WSEL Summary for Cell A ...................................................................................... 14
Table 15 EHP 2026 WSEL Summary for Cell B ...................................................................................... 14
Table 16 EHP 2026 Inflow Volume Summary for Cell A and Cell B........................................................ 14
Table 17 EHP 2040 WSEL Summary for Cell A ...................................................................................... 15
Table 18 EHP 2040 WSEL Summary for Cell B ...................................................................................... 15
Table 19 EHP 2040 Inflow Volume Summary for Cell A and Cell B........................................................ 17
Table 20 STEP 2015 WSEL Summary.................................................................................................... 17
Table 21 STEP 2015 Inflow Volume Summary ..................................................................................... 19
Table 22 STEP 2021 WSEL Summary for Cell B..................................................................................... 21
Table 23 STEP 2021 Inflow Volume Summary for Cell B....................................................................... 21
Table 24 STEP 2030 WSEL Summary for Cell B..................................................................................... 23
Table 25 STEP 2030 Inflow Volume Summary for Cell B....................................................................... 23
Table 26 STEP 2040 WSEL Summary for Cell B..................................................................................... 25
Table 27 STEP 2040 Inflow Volume Summary for Cell B....................................................................... 25
Table 28 PLANT 2015 WSEL Summary ................................................................................................. 28
Table 29 PLANT 2015 Inflow Volume Summary ................................................................................... 29

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Table 30 PLANT 2019 WSEL Summary for New B Pond ........................................................................ 31
Table 31 PLANT 2019 WSEL Summary ................................................................................................. 32
Table 32 PLANT 2019 Inflow Volume Summary ................................................................................... 33
Table 33 PLANT 2020 WSEL Summary for 3/4 Clearwell ...................................................................... 34
Table 34 PLANT 2020 Inflow Volume Summary for 3/4 Clearwell ........................................................ 34
Table 35 PLANT 2022 WSEL Summary for New B Pond ........................................................................ 36
Table 36 PLANT 2022 Inflow Volume Summary for New B Pond .......................................................... 36

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Stormwater Master Plan Evaluation
Talen Montana, LLC. Facilities
Colstrip, Montana

1.0 Introduction

DOWL was retained by Geosyntec Consultants to perform the stormwater management element of the
master plan study for Talen Montana, LLC. facilities in Colstrip, Montana. Colstrip is located in Rosebud
County in southeastern Montana. The study area is comprised of the topographic drainage boundaries
to the PLANT, EHP, and STEP facilities (See Figure 1). This study focuses on the southern part of the
PLANT site immediately east of Colstrip and south of the plants steam electric operations. The EHP
facility is located four miles to the southeast of Colstrip and the STEP facility is located two miles to the
northwest. These areas will undergo significant changes throughout the life span of facility operations
including the closing and capping of coal combustion residual (CCR) storage cells. The new CCR rule will
require safe routing or storage of runoff from major storms, and integration of stormwater runoff into
the overall water balance master plan. The objective of this study is to evaluate the facility containment
with respect to major storm events, and to develop recommendations for near-term and long-term
storm drainage improvements. The following sections summarize the stormwater model development
and results for the PLANT, EHP, and STEP sites.

2.0 Precipitation Analysis and Design Storm Frequency

Precipitation data utilized in the frequency analysis for Colstrip was developed from a comprehensive
statewide frequency analysis completed by DOWL for the Montana Department of Transportation
(MDT). This precipitation frequency analysis determined depth versus frequency relationships for 110
weather stations throughout Montana. Since there is not a weather station in Colstrip with a record
greater than 20 years, DOWL determined the rainfall depths based on an average of the three nearest
weather stations. Figure 1 shows the location of these weather stations, which include Lodge Grass (52
miles from Colstrip to the southwest), Vananda (39 miles from Colstrip to the north-northwest), and
Ashland (24 miles from Colstrip to the southeast). These gages were selected due to their proximity and
general agreement with local precipitation depths from the limited record. Results from these three
stations were averaged in the development of the 2yr, 10yr, 50yr, and 100yr recurrence interval depths
for durations of 5-, 10-, 15-, and 30-minutes, and 1-, 2-, 3-, 6-, 12-, and 24-hours. Precipitation depths
and durations were used in developing SCS Type II, 24-hour design storm hyetographs. Additional
design storms were also utilized in this evaluation including a back-to-back 10-year/100-year storm, and
a back-to-back 100-year/100-year storm. The back-to-back 10-year-/100-year storm was selected for
evaluation, because it represents a storm that occurred in the Colstrip area in August of 2014. The
depth versus duration information for selected recurrence intervals is presented in Table 1.

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STEP
Havre

Kalispell

Great Falls

Missoula
Helena Vanada
Miles City
Anaconda Colstrip
Butte
Billings Ashland
Bozeman
Lodge Grass