SUPPLEMENTAL SITE SURVEY SUMMARY SHEET FOR DERP-FUDS PROPERTY NO.

J09CA076900 CAMP McQUAIDE MILITARY RESERVATION

SITE NAME: Camp McQuaide Military Reservation LOCATION: Camp McQuaide is located in California on the central coast at Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County, six miles west of the City of Watsonville (Figure 1 and 2). SITE HISTORY: During 1942, the War Department acquired 407.80 fee acres, 380.50 leased acres, and 244.00 permit acres from private individuals. Total acreage acquired was 1032.30. The site was used as a coast artillery training center (the Coast Artillery Seacoast Replacement Training Center). Later, the property was used for a disciplinary barracks, housing prisoners and guards. The improvements were constructed between 1941 and 1942, and includes permanent buildings, 354 tents, roads and utilities distribution systems. In 1946, 380.50 leased acres and 244.00 permit acres were terminated. In 1947, the War Assets Administration assumed accountability for 407.80 acres, in which 300.00 acres were quitclaimed to the Central California conference Association of Seventh Day Adventist. The Association is now using the site for the Monterey Bay Academy, a boarding school with a work-study program, for high school age students. General Administration Services appears to have transferred the remaining leased acres to the Federal Aviation Administration sometime after 21 May 1981. SITE VISIT: On 22 January 1991, Mr. Roger Norris and Mr. Michael Kingsley of the Earth Technology Corporation visited the site, Camp McQuaide. At the Monterey Bay Academy, Mr. Steve Barnes, Business Manager, and Mr. Robert Wisdom, Plant Manager, provided maps and a guided tour of the Academy grounds. Mr. Wisdom identified the DOD built structures indicated on Figure 3. All of the DOD built buildings remaining on the campus are still in use. This includes two munitions-storage bunkers. Two foundations for coastal defense guns remain near the beach. DOD installed underground storage tanks (USTs) remain in four locations (Figure 3). The DoD storage tanks were removed by the Sacramento District following the approval of the initial Preliminary Assessment. No further Department of Defense Actions are recommended for initiatition under the FUDS CONJHTRW program.
The outlying areas of the military reservation include Sakae Nurseries on the North, the cultivated fields of Bonadelli Farm on the South, and Sunset State Beach with adjoining inland area. Sakae Nurseries denied entry to their property. Lisa Sakae and her sister had no knowledge of any DOD remnants and were not aware that the land was once part of Camp McQuaide. Bonadelli Farm, Sunset State Beach (and costal dune plant preserve and revegetation area), and the adjoining inland area have no identifiable DOD Remnants.

DERP-FUDS PROPERTY NO. J09CA076900 CAMP McQUAIDE MILITARY RESERVATION
Because Camp McQuaide was used as a coast artillery training center, posssibility existed that there are chemical burial site(s) located at Camp McQuaide. The St. Louis District performed a records search and found that chemical warfare material was never used or stored at the site. Therefore, the previously proposed OE project recommendation is deleted. A RAC is enclosed. In the process of attempting to obtain site closure for the UST sites, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and DTSC requested an additional preliminary assessment shall be conducted. The preliminary assessment, draft dated September 1997, found that intrusive sampling may be warranted at the former vehicle wash rack, incinerator and at suspected landfill site. The Preliminary Assessment records search indicates an area where waste was spoiled; however, it is not clear whether the area actually served as the post landfill site.

CAmGORY OF HAZARD: CONIHTRW, HTRW PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed HTRW project consists of soil and ground water sampling at the former vehicle wash rack, incinerator, and at the suspected landfill site.
The CONIHTRW removal project is complete.

AVAILABLE STUDIES AND REPORTS: California Interim Survey and Analysis Report, U .S . Army Chemical Material 1. Destruction Agency, 1995.
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Environmental Resources Branch, Sacramento District, Environmental Evaluation, Camp McQuaide, Santa Cruz County, CA, U .S. Army Corps of Engineers, September 1994
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PA POC : Mr. Gerald Vincent, CESPK-PM-H , U .S . Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, (9 16) 557-7452.

DEFENSE ENVIRONI\.IEhTTAL RESTORATION PROGRAhl FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES FmaIhTGSAh?) DETERh.IIhTATIONOF ELIGIBILITY
CAhP McQUAT.DE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA SITE NO. J09CA076900

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During 1942, the War Department acquired 407.80 fee acres, 380.50 leased acres, 1. and 244.00 permit acres from private individuals. Total acreage acquired was 1,032.30.
2. The site was known as Camp McQuaide Military Reservation, California. It is located 6 miles west of Watsonville in Sank Cruz County. The site was used as a coast artillery training center (the Coast Artillery Seacoast Replacement Training Center). Later the property was used for a disciplinary barracks, housing prisoners and guards. The improvements were constructed between 1941 and 1942, and included three permanent buildings, 354 tents, roads, and utilities distribution systems.

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In 1936, 380.50 leased acres and 244.00 permit acres were terminated. In 1947, the 3. War Assets Administration assumed accountability for 407.80 acres, in which 300.00 acres were quitclaimed to the Central California Conference Association of Seventh Day Adventists. The Association is using the site for educational purposes. There is no indication if restoration was required, but the United States Government does have recapture rights to 'the site. It appears that General Administration Services transferred the remaining leased acrcs to the Federal Aviation Administration some time after 21 May 198 1.

Based on the foregoing findings of fact, the site has been determined to be formerly used by the DOD. Therefore, it is eligible for the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites, established under 10 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.

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