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


SCH Number
Public Agency
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

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to authority granted under Chapter 6.5, Cal. Code Regs, Title 22, section 66270.61, will issue an Emergency Permit to NAS North Island located in San Diego, California to treat hazardous waste by open detonation. The items requested to be treated are two M103 20MM PGU-27 A/B bullets. The items were generated from Navy training on base and are determined to be an explosive hazard. They are currently being stored at NAS North Island in an Explosive Ordnance and Disposal (EOD) safe holding area. As NAS North Island does not have a permit for treatment of hazardous waste at this location, DTSC has determined that an emergency permit must be issued. There is no alternative treatment available. The items-along with other items that may be discovered- will be transported to the Naval Air Facility (NAF) Bombing Range in El Centro, California where they will be treated by open detonation. 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 proposed detonation will be performed in a manner that minimizes potential environmental effects or impacts. The Emergency Permit is effective from November 20, 2015 through February 17, 2016. Treatment is scheduled to occur as soon as possible within that timeframe, while acknowledging potential delay due to limited EOD staff and NAF Bombing Range availability.

Contact Information
Yujie Jin
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-3000

Phone : (916) 255-3644


El Centro
Other Information
Naval Air Facility (NAF), El Centro CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
21080(b)(4) & 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency.

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