Temporary Emergency Permit for Treatment by Detonation, Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Document Title
Temporary Emergency Permit for Treatment by Detonation, Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has issued an Emergency Permit to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (Camp Pendleton) to treat hazardous waste by open detonation. The items to be treated are foreign-made fireworks that were discovered and confiscated during a vehicle search. Camp Pendleton Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) personnel have determined that the items are considered unsafe for shipment or indefinite storage. The emergency permit is effective from April 21, 2011 through April 22, 2011. Treatment will be scheduled depending on weather, logistics, and availability of personnel. The treatment activities will be conducted by qualified personnel from Camp Pendleton. The detonation will be performed on the Camp Pendleton EOD Training Range. As Camp Pendleton does not have a permit for treatment of hazardous waste at this location, DTSC has determined that an emergency permit should be issued. The items are a potential safety hazard and present an unacceptable risk for continued storage. There is no alternative treatment available.

Contact Information

Beverly Rikala
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 210808(b);Sec. 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
Camp Pendleton is a secured government installation and no unauthorized personnel are allowed on the Base property. During operations the range facility is secured and any surrounding activities are monitored. The area shall be inspected after treatment to ensure that there is no release of hazardous waste from the area. Any untreated waste will be immediately retreated. The range is removed from sensitive populations, including residences and sensitive receptors, such as schools, hospitals, or day care facilities. Because of the distance and the size of the events, there are no risks to the public

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