How will workers and the publicbe protected during eld work?
As required by the Occupational Saety and Health Administration(OSHA), during construction and remediation activities at hazard-ous sites, the Site will be divided into work zones to help controlaccess to work areas.Te work will be conducted most likely rom both ends o thepipeline in a linear ashion moving along the length o the pipelineroute. For a length o trenching activity, the immediate area alongthe water line route will be designated the exclusion zone. Tis zone will be limited to workers only and will be controlled and monitoredby EPA. EPA will also designate a sae distance rom the work area.Te potential level o exposure to Site contaminants determines theboundaries o this work zone and it will be designated by proes-sionals experienced with assessing such potential exposure andtrained to be responsible or worker saety. All work will be per-ormed in accordance with an approved Health and Saety. Workers within the exclusion zone may wear protective clothing andpossibly respirators. Ten, samples will be collected and analyzed.Depending on the analytical results, the work may continue withoutusing an exclusion zone or that length o trench.Outside o the exclusion zone and on-site, workers will typically wear normal work clothes because the potential to be exposed to thecontamination is much lower or non-existent.Site neighbors and the general public will be outside all work zones.Tere is no potential or site work exposing such individuals to sitecontaminants or a requirement or them to wear protective clothing,respirators or equipment. EPA will implement dust prevention tocontrol generation o dust.
Can I visit the Site duringeldwork?
EPA is committed to open communication with the public regard-ing site activities. EPA wants to make sure that all questions that thepublic has about activities at the Site are answered. o better servethe community during eld work, a Bulletin Board will be installedoutside o the exclusion zone and be easily accessible to the public.Te Site Bulletin Board will host EPA inormation on eldwork andprovide community space or site-related postings.EPA’s Project Manager, Bruni Dávila, will be available to answerquestions. Te availability o the Community Involvement Coor-dinator and Project Manager to meet with the public will change weekly depending on eld work activities. You may also call EPA sta at 1-800-231-3075.
EPA has a number o ways to keep the community inormed aboutthe progress o its work and to solicit public input into the decision-making process.o learn more about the Site, you will nd an extensive amount o inormation at EPA’s Inormation Repositories (see box on back).One convenient place to nd major Site documents is to go to EPA’s web site:
EPA has two points o contact or the Lava Cap Mine Site: the Re-medial Project Manager, Bruni Dávila and the Community Involve-ment Coordinator, David Cooper. I you have technical questionsabout EPA’s cleanup eort, please call Bruni Dávila, and i you havequestions about public participation, please call David Cooper.
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I you are not already on the Lava Cap Superund Site mailing list and would like to be, please fll out the coupon belowand return it to: David Cooper, Community Involvement Coordinator, U.S. EPA, 75 Hawthorne St. (SFD-6-3), San Francisco,CA 94105 or e-mail the inormation to:
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