Emergency Permit ot Detonate 10 Ounces of Smokeless Powder at the Chocolate Mountains Aerial Gunnery Range

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Summary

SCH Number
2001068182
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit ot Detonate 10 Ounces of Smokeless Powder at the Chocolate Mountains Aerial Gunnery Range
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/14/2001

Document Description
Emergency Permit for the detonation of 10 ounces of non-military smokeless powder recovered during an emergency response action by the Niland Fire District. The smokeless powder was recovered in a residence at 264 1st Street, in the City of Niland by the Niland Fire District. The residence appeared to be used in a stripping operation for recovering recyclable/reusable portions of military ordnance. There are residences on the three sides of the property where the ordnance was discovered, with the nearest residence approximately 100 ft. away. The Southern Pacific Pipeline liquid gas line is approximately 60 ft. south of the incident location.

Contact Information
Aaron Yue
Department of Toxic Substance Control
Lead/Public Agency
1011 North Grandveiw Ave
Glendale, CA 91201

Phone : (714) 484-5439

Location

Counties
Imperial

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
15269
Reasons for Exemption
Actions necessary to prevent an emergency. The discovered smokeless powder was found in an unsafe container. DTSC has determined, based upon the information provided by the Niland Fire District, that the discovered ordnance required proper management, including detonation, to prevent an uncontrolled explosion resulting in personal injuries and/or damage to property.

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