The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the Presidio Trust announce the availability of a Draft Removal Action Work Plan (RAW) which recommends cleanup for the Barnard Avenue Protected Range (BAPR) in the Presidio.
The BAPR is a former small arms firing range located between Barnard Avenue and Quarry Road in the western tributary of the Tennessee Hollow Watershed. The southwestern half of the BAPR is covered by Landfill E, a former Army landfill, which was capped with a soil cover in summer 2011. The northeastern half of the BAPR receives runoff from Landfill E.
Soil at the BAPR contains metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, and pesticides at concentrations exceeding levels that are protective of ecological species. The contamination does not pose a risk to human health. The source of the contaminants is believed to be runoff from Landfill E before it was capped with a soil cover. No impacts from the former firing range have been found.
Proposed Cleanup Alternative
The proposed cleanup alternative for the BAPR is excavation. The excavation remedy consists of removal of contaminated soil to achieve cleanup levels, transportation to and offsite disposal of excavated materials at a permitted landfill, and backfill of the excavation with clean soil.
The Draft RAW will be issued for public comment on January 28, 2013. The public comment period extends from January 28 through February 27, 2013. After the public comment period ends, DTSC will respond to public comments and issue a Final RAW. The cleanup action is scheduled be complete by summer 2013.
A public meeting will be held to present the cleanup plan proposed by the Draft RAW and record oral public comments. It will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 6 pm, at the Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Main Post, Presidio.
Submit Written Comments
Send written comments postmarked no later than February 27, 2013 to:
George Chow, DTSC, 700 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, California 94710‐2721
Radhika Majhail, DTSC, 8800 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, California 95826–3200
Genevieve Coyle, Presidio Trust, P.O. Box 29052, San Francisco, California 94129‐0052,