Proposed Plan for Installation Restoration Program Site 31 (Missile Launcher 376-C)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Proposed Plan for Installation Restoration Program Site 31 (Missile Launcher 376-C)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Air Force is finalizing the remedial action decision for Site 31 (Missile Launcher 376-C) at the base. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to the Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as the lead regulatory agency and with support from Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Central Coast Water Board) oversaw the investigation and characterization of the nature and extent of contaminations, and the associated assessments of human health and ecological concerns at the site. The Air Force evaluated different remedial alternatives for the site in the feasibility study and proposed Institutional Controls (ICs) which includes Land Use Controls (LUCs) provision alternative. The remedy is considered an administrative remedial action to impose institutional controls to ensure industrial usage only.

Contact Information
John Scandura
Department of Toxic Substances Control
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-3000

Phone : (714) 484-5440


Other Location Info
Project Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
15061 (b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
There is only an administrative action proposed for Site 31 to impose institutional controls to ensure industrial use only. The site is located within the boundaries of Vandenberg AFB, an active military installation. Site access to the base is through designated gates that are manned by security person 24 hours a day. Site 31 is subject to institutional controls, in the case: industrial use only. These restrictions, monitoring, and implementation procedures includes details for prohibition uses, soil management, general provisions, access, transfer of site to federal and non-federal entities, and documentation of restrictions. DTSC will have entry and access right to the site for inspection, monitoring, and other necessary activities. These controls and restrictions will be recorded in the GIS for the base. If the site is transferred, either to a federal or non-federal entity, they will be included in the appropriate transfer documents to ensure their continuing compliance. The Air Force will assay the annual report information in the mandatory 5-Year Review Report to evaluate effectiveness of the remedy. DTSC will review and approve the 5-Year Review Report until all remedial objectives are met. The chemicals of concern for wildlife were determined after further analysis by the California Department of Fish and Game to be at low concentration levels that did not pose an unacceptable risk.

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