NAWS China Lake, Burro Canyon Open Burn/Open Detonation Units

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Lead Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
NAWS China Lake, Burro Canyon Open Burn/Open Detonation Units
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Active Military Base

Document Description
The project is a Hazardous Waste Facility Permit modification to allow NAWS China Lake to treat up to 5,475,000 pounds per year, or 15,000 pounds per event, of reactive hazardous waste by open burn or open detonation. The hazardous waste consists of military munitions or research laboratory waste containing or contaminated with explosives, propellants, or pyrotechnics. The waste is generated during research, development, test, and evaluation activities, or is obsolete and potentially unstable munition items. Treatment is by burning the waste in a steel pan using diesel or wood to facilitate combustion, or detonating the waste on the ground surface using bulk explosives to initiate the detonation. Treatment takes place at Burro Canyon, NAWS China Lake.

Contact Information
Beverly Rikala
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 255-3746


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Development Type
Waste Treatment:Hazardous (RCRA Permit Modification)
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Noise
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)

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