Temporary Emergency Permit for Treatment by Detonation, Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island

Summary

SCH Number
2014048114
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Temporary Emergency Permit for Treatment by Detonation, Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
DTSC has issued an Emergency Permit to NAS North Island located in San Diego, CA to treat hazardous waste by open detonation. The items to be treated are one (1) 3" projectile, nine (9) marine flares and one (1) flare kit. The items were discovered and recovered from both military and non-military sites and are current being stored at NAS North Island in an Explosive Ordnance and Disposal (EOD) safe holding area. The items will be transported to the Naval Air Facility (NAF) Bombing Range in El Centro, California where they will be treated by open detonation. Both transport and open detonation will be done following military protocols. NAS North Island EOD personnel have determined that the items are unstable and considered unsafe for continued storage. The NAF Bombing Range in El Centro has been chosen as the closest, safest, and most appropriate location for disposal. The Emergency Permit is effective from April 11, 2014 through July 9, 2014. Treatment is scheduled to occur within that timeframe. The treatment activities will be conducted by qualified EOD personnel. The detonation will be performed at the Naval Air Facility (NAF) in El Centro on an active EOD training area.

Contact Information
Sam Coe
Department of Toxic Substances Control
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

(916) 255-3587

Location

Cities
El Centro
Counties
Imperial

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
S: 15269
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed detonation will be performed in a manner that minimizes potential environmental effects or impacts by implementing the following controls: Treatment will be performed at the NAF El Centro on an active EOD training area. The range is a secure and secluded military facility designed for this use. Only Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) trained specialists will be handling the material. Movement, preparation, and treatment of the items will be in accordance with established military procedures. NAF El Centro 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.
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