Emergency Permit to Detonate Unstable Ordinance Stored at United States Marine Corps Air Station Miramar


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit to Detonate Unstable Ordinance Stored at United States Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Emergency Permit for the detonation of approximately 8,000 M190 Cartridge Actuated Devices (CADS). The CADS were identified and determined by the United States Marines to have deteriorated and become unstable with a possibility of auto-ignition. To prevent an uncontrolled catastrophic explosion of the M190 CADS, MCAS Miramar proposes to detonate all 8,000 M190 CADS at the MCAS Miramar Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training range. The CADS will be transported from the storage area to the range located in Sycamore Canyon using military vehicles with permitted military explosive drivers on remote base roads. The proposed detonation will take place in a remote part of Sycamore Canyon approximately 2.25 miles from the nearest resident, and noise from the detonation would not pose a significant impact.

Contact Information

Aaron Yue
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Title 14; Section 15296 (c)
Reasons for Exemption
Actions necessary to prevent an emergency. The subject M190 CADS has been determined to be deteriorated, and unstable. It is unsafe for transportation or continued storage. Its immediate disposal by detonation is necessary to prevent an emergency or loss of lives and property from uncontrolled explosion.

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