Collaborating with the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), USA. The Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), Santa Ana Region, conduct the fifth five-year review of March Air Reserve Base (ARB) and the former March Air Force Base. started. Air Force Base (AFB). The ARB is a property retained by the United States Air Force after the AFB was realigned under the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) of 1996. The purpose of the five-year review is to ensure that the selected treatments effectively protect human health and the environment. .
This five-year review is being conducted in accordance with Section 121 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (also known as Superfund) and the National Contingency Plan (NCP).
This is the fifth five-year review conducted on the ARB and the former AFB and is a statutory review. This is required and focused on ARB and former AFB sites where selected remedial actions have been implemented resulting in contaminants remaining above levels that would allow for unrestricted use and unrestricted exposure. . The military used chemicals such as fuel and solvents to support national defense operations and operated landfills. Past disposal activities have contaminated soil and groundwater. Environmental cleanup activities have been underway since the 1980s.
AFCEC encourages and welcomes public input and participation during the five-year review process. At this time, AFCEC is conducting interviews, reviewing reports, and assessing the situation on the ground. Please send any questions, comments, or comments by November 23, 2023 to the contact address below. A second public notice will be posted on Riverside Press-Enterprise and his ARB website in March: https://www.march .afrc.af.mil/Draft report ready for public review , there will be a separate comment period. Depending on interest, public meetings will be held. The final five-year review report will be submitted by October 2024 and will become part of his AFCEC management record for the former March Air Force Base on the web: https://ar.afcec-cloud.af .mil/.