Emergency Permit for Management of Hazardous Waste, Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Edwards AFB, California

Summary

SCH Number
2024050285
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Emergency Permit for Management of Hazardous Waste, Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Edwards AFB, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/7/2024
Document Description
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to authority granted under California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapter 20, Sec. 66270.61, has issued an Emergency Permit to the Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), (EPA ID# CA1570024504) to treat hazardous waste through open burning. Specifically, up to 37,500 pounds of unburned propellant fragments must be stabilized because of the reactive/explosive nature of the material rather than be transported to the permitted Edwards AFB Open Burning and Open Detonation (OB/OD) Range for disposal. These items are considered a hazardous waste item because they are not safe for transport and are currently located at the Edwards AFB in Edwards AFB, California. DTSC has determined as a safety precaution to prevent an accident or severe injury, an Emergency Permit should be issued to treat the hazardous waste at the nearest safe location, which has been determined to be at the remote Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) 1-36 area of Edwards AFB.

Contact Information

Name
Parisa Khosraviani
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Title
Hazardous Substances Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Edwards Air Force Base
Counties
Kern
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Air Force Research Lab (AFRL)/Experimental Demonstration Branch (RQRO), Test Area 1-36D, Pad 1 Edwards AFB, California 93524

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency. Open burning of the propellant fragments is necessary to prevent accidental fire and/or explosion during transport to an authorized hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility.
County Clerk
Kern

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