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Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach

Environmental Restoration Program Public Website

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 Installation Restoration Program (IRP) sites. The Navy is committed to involving the public during the site investigation and cleanup process at Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Seal Beach, by both formal and informal means of communication. Health and safety on the base and 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 (CERCLA). 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 encourages meaningful and productive participation by everyone in the community.

Restoration Advisory Board

The NWS Seal Beach Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) is a vital link between the community and government decision makers. The Navy and the appropriate regulatory agencies are responsible for making decisions about the ERP with input from the public. Part of the decision-making process is to consider comments from the public and respond to them.

The goal of a RAB is to encourage regular, two-way communication during the environmental restoration process by:

  • Making information about the investigation and cleanup actions available to members of the public.

  • Gaining effective input from stakeholders on cleanup activities.

  • Increasing the installation’s responsiveness to the community’s environmental restoration concerns.

The RAB is an important part of the community involvement program. A successful program can prevent delays and contribute to better decisions about environmental cleanup projects.

The NWS Seal Beach RAB was formed in February 1995 to discuss current and projected IRP activities. RAB meetings are open to the public and are held twice a year at city of Seal Beach Seal Beach community meeting locations to be announced prior to the meeting.

The RAB is currently open for membership applications. For information on attending a RAB meeting or joining the RAB as a member please contact the station Public Affairs Officer using the information provided below.

Administrative Record

As required by CERCLA, documentation relating to the government's environmental cleanup efforts must be available for public viewing. Documentation can range from sampling reports to cleanup plans to correspondence between the Navy and regulators. This information can be reviewed at either of the locations blow, online at the link below, or at the information repository location provided in the next section.

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
800 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone (562) 626-7897

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 IRP site in the Navy’s Administrative Record for NWS Seal Beach.

Information Repository

Information repositories are established to provide public access to technical reports and other information about the investigation and cleanup of sites at NWS Seal Beach. Project work plans, reports, and other records are currently available for public review at the following location.

Mary Wilson Public Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone (562) 431-3584

Electronic Mail List

Distribution by electronic mail (email) provides a way for citizens to obtain the latest fact sheets and information about upcoming special public meetings relating to the environmental cleanup process. Materials are not normally generated for distribution more than six times per year. To join the distribution list, please email your contact information to the station Public Affairs Officer using the information provided below. If you prefer to receive the informational materials by regular mail, a specific request can be submitted to the Public Affairs Officer by telephone or mail.

Public Affairs Office

If you need further information about Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach or its detachments, please contact the command Public Affairs Officer.

Public Affairs Officer
Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
800 Seal Beach Boulevard
Seal Beach, California 90740
Phone (562) 626-7215

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