DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION ACCOUNT FINDINGS AND DETERMINATION OF DEPARTMENT O F DEFENSE RESPONSJBILITY

FAIWFI ELD ARMY STORAGE SITE SOLANO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA PROJECT NO. J09CA080200

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1. T h i s p r o j e c t s i t e s h o u l d n o t be c o n s i d e r e d f u r t h e r under t h e A l l of the Defense E n v i r o n % e n t a l R e s t o r a t i o n Account (DERA). s i t e i s under t h e o w n e r s h i p o f t h e Departmeqt of Defense and i s an a c t i v e i n s t a l l a t i o n . A s i t e s u r v e y summary s h e e t i s a t t a c h e d as E n c l o s u r e 1 .

2. The F a i r f i e ' i d A r m y ' S t o r a g e S i t e i s l o c a t e d n e a r t h e community of F a i r f i e l d w i t h i n t h e b o u n d a r i e s o f what i s now known as T r a v i s A i r F o r c e Base (TAFB), a p p r o x i m a t e l y 6 m i l e s s o u t h e a s t o f V a c a v i l l e and 3 9 m i l e s s o u t h w e s t o f Sacramento i n So'lano County, California. The s i t e c o n s i s t e d o f a p p r o x i m a t e l y 8 8 0 a c r e s and was a c q u i r e d by a u t h o r i t y o f Real E s t a t e D i r e c t i v e s d a t e d June O f t h e 860 a c r e s , 29, 1 9 5 1 and August 5 , 1 9 5 2 i n seven t r a c t s , 7 8 0 a c r e s were a c q u i r e d i n f e e by condemnation and 1 0 0 a c r e s were Enclosure 2 includes a l o c a t i o n , t r a n s f e r r e d by g r a n t deed. v i c i n i t y , and s i t e map o f t h e a r e a .

The p r o p e r t y was a c q u i r e d by t h e Army f o r t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f I t i n c l u d e d r a i l f a c i l i t i e s and a en ordnance s t o r a g e a r e a . s u r r o u n d i n g s a f e t y zone. The Army had c o n s t r u c t e d a p p r o x i m a t e l y 7 5 s t r u c t u r e s on t h e l a n d . The s i t e has been under t h e Department of Defense (DOW) o w n e r s h i p t o p r e s e n t .

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Upon c o m p l e t i o n o f c o n s t r u c t i o n , t h e e n t i r e s i t e , w i t h improvsments, was t r a n s f e r r e d t o t h e A i r F o r c e by l e t t e r f r o m t h e S e c r e t a r y of t h e Army, d a t e d 24 September 1 9 5 7 (See E n c l o s u r e 3 ) . As i n d i c a t e d , t h e p r o p e r t y i s c u r r e n t l y under DOD c o n t r o l and i s l i s t e d w i t h t h e Department o f t h e A i r F o r c e as TAFB.
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5 . A L t . Benjamin H a l l w i t h t h e i n s t a l l a t i o n s E n v i r o n m e n t a l O f f i c e i n d i c a t e d t h a t t h e o n l y environmental problem a t t h e s i t e i s contamination r e s u l t i n g from p e s t i c i d e storage d u r i n g t h e e a r l y 1970's i n t h e ordnance b u n k e r s . He s a i d t h a t t h i s p r o b l e m i s b e i n g i n v e s t i g a t e d under t h e I n s t a ' l l a t i o n R e s t o r a t i o n Program (IRP).

E n c l o s u r e 4 i s a Memorandum f o r Record o f t h e s i t e v i s i t w i t h t h e Enclosure 5 i s p e r t i n e n t E n v i r o n m e n t a l E n g i n e e r a t TAF8. s e c t i o n s o f , t h e I n v e n t o r y R e p o r t and Hazardous Ranking System Evaluation.

On t h e b a s i s o f t h e f o r e g o i n g f i n d i n g s o f f a c t , i t i s d e t e r m i n e d t h a t UOD s t i l l owns t h e s u b j e c t p r o o e r t y and t h a t t h e s i t e s h o u l d n o t be c o n s i d e r e d f u r t h e r under t h e DERA program f o r f o r m e r l y - u s e d UOD s i t e s e s t a b l i s h e d under Pub1 i c Law 9 8 - 2 1 2 . Enclosures
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S i t e Survey Summary Sheet L o c a t i o n , V i c i n i t y and S i t e Map L e t t e r f r o m t h e S e c r e t a r y o f t h o Army and Land A c q u i s i t i o n Map S i t e V i s i t Memorandum I n v e n t o r y R e p o r t and Hazardous Ranking System E v a l u a t i o n

SITE SURVEY SUMMARY SHEET F O R bERA PROJECT NO. J09CA080200

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F a i r f i e l d Army S t o r a g e S i t e ,

California.

2L.O.C.@:.1.Ql: T h i s s i t e i s l o c a t e d n e a r t h e community o f F a i r f i e l d a p p r o x i m a t e l y 6 m i l e s s o u t h e a s t o f V a c a v i l l e and 39 m i l e s s o u t h w e s t o f Sacramento i n So'lano County, C a l i f o r n i a .
3 .C1.E.S.C.R.I.P.T.I.O.N.....Of .....8.I..r.E: The s i t e i s c u r r e n t ' l Y o c c u p i e d by a A t a x i w a y , a s a d d l e c'lub, an a e r o c'lub, and ordnance b u n k e r s . h o s p i t a l i s c u r r e n t l y u n d e r c o n s t r u c t i o n on t h e s i t e . .
SITE HISTORY: A p p r o x i m a t e - l y 8 8 0 a c r e s o f p r o p e r t y were 4 ................................................ a c q u i r e d i n f e e by t h e U . S . Gov'ernment (Army) i n 1951-1952 f o r t h e e s t a b l i s h m e n t o f an o r d n a n c e s t o r a g e a r e a . The Army c o n s t r u c t e d 7 5 s t r u c t u r e s a t t h e s i t e p r i o r t o i t s t r a n s f e r t o t h e Department o f A i r Force i n 1 9 5 7 . I t i s c u r r e n t l y p a r t o f T r a v i s A i r Force Base 5. ............................................................................................................ AVAILABLE STUDIES t i REPORTS: I n s t a l l a t i o n Restoration Program (1RP)-Phase X I , S t a g e 1 f o r T r a v i s A i r F o r c e Base p r e p a r e d by Roy F . Weston, I n c . o f West C h e s t e r , PA 19380. CATEGORY O F HAZARDS: 6 ............................................................................ waste.

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BASIS O F DOD RESPONSXWILITY: Any p o s s i b l e h a z a r d s a t t h e 7 ............................................................................................................ s i t e a r e probab7y t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y o f t h e Department o f Defense (DOD) and w i l l 1 i k e l y be a d d r e s s e d under t h e I W P . DATE O F FIELD INSPECTION: 8 ................................................................................................

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9. ........................................................................................... INSPECTION T E A M MEMBERS: M e r r i t R i c e (SPKPD), J a n e t Wong (SPKPD), G a i l Burnham (SPKPD), L t . B e n j a m i n H a l l ( E n v i r o n m e n t a l Engineer, T r a v i s A i r Force Base).
POC/DISTRICT: Ms. J a n e t Wong, 1 0 - .............................................. D i s t r i c t , Sacramento, C a ' l i f o r n i a . Corps o f E n g i n e e r s , (916) 5 5 1 - 1 8 7 6 . Sacramento

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