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U.S. EPA seeks public comment on Fort Ord cleanup agreement

Release Date: 01/09/2007
Contact Information: Mark Merchant, 415-947-4297


Proposal will cover 3,500 acres of former Army base

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comment on a proposed order under which the Fort Ord Reuse Authority will conduct the cleanup of a substantial portion of the Superfund site for reuse and redevelopment.

The Fort Ord Reuse Authority is the agency responsible for planning, financing and converting the former Fort Ord on the Monterey Peninsula to civilian use.

Under this proposal, the Reuse Authority will sign an agreement with the Army; pursuant to which Army will fund the cleanup costs so that the land can be cleaned up and transferred to the surrounding communities.

The proposal was printed in the Federal Register on Dec. 29; public comment closes on Jan. 29.

A copy of the proposed AOC is available from Judith Winchell, Docket Clerk, (415) 972-3124. Comments regarding the proposed order should be addressed to Judith Winchell (SFD-7) at United States EPA Region IX, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, Calif., 94105, and should reference “Former Fort Ord Superfund Site,” and “Docket No. R9-2007-03.”