Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Burro Canyon Open Burn/Open Detonation Units

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Summary

SCH Number
2003081058
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Burro Canyon Open Burn/Open Detonation Units
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/30/2008
Present Land Use
Active Military Base

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has approved the Class 3 Hazardous Waste Facility Permit Modification that allows Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake to continue to thermally treat reactive hazardous wastes at the Open Burn/Open Detonation (OB/OD) units at Burro Canyon. The reactive hazardous wastes, also referred to as energetics, contain a substance or mixture of substances capable by chemical reaction of producing gas at high temperature and pressure so as to cause damage to the surroundings. The term energetic includes all solid and liquid materials variously known as: - high and low explosives; - propellants together with igniter, primer, and initiating charges; and - pyrotechnics (e.g., illuminant, smoke, delay, decoy, flare, and incendiary compositions). The energetics are generated onsite during research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) activities; contained in energetic-contaminated wastes (ECW) from the research laboratories; or contained in military munition items that are reclassified as obsolete while in storage. The Burro Canyon OB/OD units are operated and maintained by personnel from the Navy's Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit stationed at Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. The OB/OD units consist of an OB Pan and the OD Area. Treatment is accomplished by burning reactive hazardous wastes using diesel or wood to facilitate combustion in the OB Pan or detonating reactive wastes using additional bulk explosive as a donor charge in the OD Area. Issuance of this Class 3 Permit Modification would impose the requirements of California Code of Regulations title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 14, upon OB/OD operations conducted by China Lake. The Permit expires August 2011. A Closure Plan for both units is included as part of the Permit Modification.

Contact Information
Beverly Rikala
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Permitting and Corrective Action 8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 255-3746

Location

Cities
Ridgecrest
Counties
Inyo Kern San Bernardino
Zip
93555
Total Acres
1.03
Township
24S
Range
41E
Section
34
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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