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Fairfield Army Depot History

Fairfield Army Depot History

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DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION ACCOUNTFINDINGS
AND
DETERMINATION
OF
DEPARTMENTOF DEFENSE RESPONSJBILITYFAIWFI ELD
ARMY
STORAGE SITESOLANO COUNTY, CALIFORNIAPROJECT
NO.
J09CA080200FINDINGS OF FACT
....,....
.............
....................................
... 
1.
This project site should not be considered further under theDefense Environ%ental Restoration Account (DERA).
All
of thesite is under the ownership of the Departmeqt of Defense and isan active installation.
A
site survey summary sheet is attachedas Enclosure
1.
2.
The Fairfie'id Army'Storage Site is located near the communityof Fairfield within the boundaries of what is now known as Travis
Air
Force Base (TAFB), approximately
6
miles southeast ofVacaville and
39
miles southwest of Sacramento in So'lano County,California. The site consisted of approximately
880
acres andwas acquired by authority of Real Estate Directives dated June29,
1951
and August
5,
1952
in seven tracts,
Of
the 860 acres,
780
acres were acquired in fee by condemnation and
100
acres weretransferred
by
grant deed. Enclosure
2
includes a location,vicinity, and site map of the area.
3.
The property was acquired by the Army for the establishment ofen ordnance storage area.
It
included rail facilities and asurrounding safety zone. The Army had constructed approximately
75
structures on the land. The site has been under the Department ofDefense
(DOW)
ownership to present.
4.
Upon completion of construction, the entire site, withimprovsments, was transferred to the
Air
Force by letter from theSecretary of the Army, dated 24 September
1957
(See Enclosure 3).As indicated, the property is currently under
DOD
control and islisted with the Department of the
Air
Force as TAFB.
5.
A
Lt. Benjamin Hall with the installations EnvironmentalOffice indicated that the only environmental problem at the siteis contamination resulting from pesticide storage during theearly 1970's in the ordnance bunkers. He said that this problemis being investigated under the Insta'llation Restoration Program(IRP).
 
Enclosure
4
is a Memorandum for Record of the site visit with theEnvironmental Engineer at
TAF8.
Enclosure
5
is pertinentsections of,the Inventory Report and Hazardous Ranking SystemEvaluation.On the basis
of
the foregoing findings of fact,
it
isdetermined that
UOD
still owns the subject prooerty and that thesite should not be considered further under the
DERA
program forformerly-used
UOD
sites established under Pub1 c Law
98-21
2.
Enclosures
1,
Site Survey Summary Sheet
2.
Location, Vicinity and Site Map
3.
Letter from the Secretary of tho Army andLand Acquisition
Map
4.
Site Visit Memorandum
5.
Inventory Report and Hazardous Ranking System Evaluation
 
SITE SURVEY SUMMARY SHEETFORbERA PROJECT
NO.
J09CA080200SITE
NAME:
Fairfield Army Storage Site, California.
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....................................
2-
L.O.C.@:.1.Ql:
This site is located near the community ofFairfield approximately 6 miles southeast of Vacaville and 39miles southwest of Sacramento in So'lano County, California.
3
.
.C1.E.S.C.R.I.P.T.I.O.N
....
Of
.....
8.I..r.E:
The site is current'l
Y
occupied by ataxiway, a saddle c'lub, an aero c'lub, and ordnance bunkers.
A
hospital is currently under construction on the site.
.
SITE HISTORY: Approximate-ly
880
acres of property were
................................................
acquired in fee by the
U.S.
Gov'ernment (Army) in 1951-1952 for theestablishment of an ordnance storage area. The Army constructed
75
structures at the site prior to its transfer to the Department
of
Air
Force in
1957.
It
is currently part of Travis
Air
ForceBase5.
............................................................................................................
VAILABLE STUDIES
ti
REPORTS: Installation RestorationProgram (1RP)-Phase
XI,
Stage 1 for Travis
Air
Force Baseprepared by Roy
F.
Weston, Inc. of West Chester,
PA
19380.CATEGORY OF HAZARDS: Possible ordnance and/or hazardous
-
............................................................................
waste.BASIS OF
DOD
RESPONSXWILITY: Any possible hazards at the
-
............................................................................................................
site are probab7y the responsibility of the Department of Defense(DOD) and
will
1 kely
be
addressed under the
IWP.
DATE OF FIELD INSPECTION:
12
May
1986,
Monday.
8
................................................................................................
9.
...........................................................................................
NSPECTION
TEAM
MEMBERS: Merrit Rice (SPKPD), Janet Wong(SPKPD), Gail Burnham (SPKPD), Lt. Benjamin Hall (EnvironmentalEngineer, Travis
Air
Force Base).POC/DISTRICT: Ms. Janet Wong, Corps of Engineers, Sacramento0-
..............................................
District, Sacramento, Ca'lif ornia. (916)
551-1876.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED REMEDIAL
ACTION:
None.
'1
............................................................................................................................................................
EST
IMA'I
ED
COSTS:
N/A.
2.
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