Emergency Permit to Detonate Unstable Ordinance Stored at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Document Title
Emergency Permit to Detonate Unstable Ordinance Stored at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Emergency permit for the detonation of unexploded ordnance (items listed below) stored at NBVC Point Mugu. The items to be detonated were retrieved by Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel after being located by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and NBVC Point Mugu. Upon retrieval EOD personnel determined that the items were of a naval classification "level 2" response, meaning that the unexploded ordnance was of "imminent and substantial endangerment to human health or the environment." Also, the Navy was in possesion of additional ordnance that was deemed to be of a level 2 nature. This determination was based on the fact that the items have been outside of military storage and control measures, which raises question about their explosive filler and component stability.

Contact Information

Steven Rounds
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Section 1506(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
With certainly, no possibility of significant environmental effect. The proposed detonation will be performed in a manner that minimizes potential environmental effects or impacts.

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