The goal of community outreach is to advocate for and strengthen early and meaningful community participation in the Department of the Navy’s (Navy) Environmental Restoration Program (ERP). The overarching objective of the Navy’s ERP is to protect human health and the environment from past hazardous waste practices and releases at Navy’s and Marine Corp’s Installation Restoration Program (IRP), Munitions Response Program (MRP), and Underground Storage Tank (UST) sites. Health and safety in our communities is a top Navy priority.
Federal and state laws and regulations require community involvement during site investigation and cleanup activities conducted under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. This ensures that the public is informed and involved early, that public concerns are heard, and that their comments are considered in making final decisions on managing cleanup activities. The Navy and Marine Corps encourage meaningful and productive participation by everyone in the community.
Ownership of the former Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center (NMCRC) Los Angeles property was transferred to the City of Los Angeles in 2015. The Navy retained responsibility for five-year remedy reviews and any potential CERCLA actions. During the five-year remedy review process, the Navy solicits interviews with stakeholders regarding the remedy implementation and effectiveness and notifies the community that the review is taking place.
A collection of documents compiled by the Navy and Marine Corps to document military installation ERP environmental response actions is available in the NMCRC Los Angeles Administrative Record files. Documents are continuously being added to installation administrative records, which provide access to site-specific information so that the public may make informed comments to the Navy on the selection of response actions.
Correspondence, reports, minutes, fact sheets, public notices, and other records are available for public review at the following location:
Command Records Manager
Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest
750 Pacific Highway
Code EV33, NBSD Bldg. 3519
San Diego, CA 92132-5190
Phone (619) 556-1280
CLICK HERE for site-specific documents for each ERP site in the NMCRC Los Angeles Administrative Record.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest ERP holds public meetings, when needed, to provide the public with current information about significant project events, investigations, remedial actions, or removal action decisions, and to respond to specific community concerns, issues, or events. Formal public hearings are also held in conjunction with public comment periods for major technical milestones. These meetings will be announced in fact sheets and public notices in local newspapers.
Public Affairs Office
The City of Los Angeles is the current owner of the parcel and as such is responsible for site conditions and any impacts caused by site activities occurring under their ownership. The current occupant of the site is the Los Angeles Fire Department. For questions or concerns regarding current site activities contact:
Los Angeles Fire Department
200 North Main Street, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
City of Los Angeles Administrative Officer
200 N. Main Street Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90012