Notice of Intent for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for NASA Soil Cleanup Activities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, 13725-13726 [2019-06332]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) will hold its Second Quarterly Meeting for 2019. This discussion is pursuant to carrying out its statutory duties for which the Panel reviews, identifies, evaluates, and advises on those program activities, systems, procedures, and management activities that can contribute to program risk. Priority is given to those programs that involve the safety of human flight. The agenda will include: • Updates on the Exploration Systems Development • Updates on the Commercial Crew Program • Updates on the International Space Station Program The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of the room. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. This meeting is also available telephonically. Any interested person may call the USA toll free conference call number (888) 972–6716; pass code 4630012 and then the # sign. 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Verbal presentations and written comments should be limited to the subject of safety in NASA. It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Patricia Rausch, Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–06729 Filed 4–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P [Notice: (19–008)] Notice of Intent for a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for NASA Soil Cleanup Activities at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the March 2014 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Demolition and Environmental Cleanup Activities for the NASA-administered portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), Ventura County, California. This SEIS will cover the soil cleanup activities at NASA’s portion of SSFL. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, and NASA’s NEPA policy and procedures, NASA intends to prepare an SEIS for soil cleanup activities at SSFL in Ventura County, California. An SEIS is being prepared because there are SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 significant new circumstances relevant to environmental concerns bearing on the proposed action and its impacts. Specifically, the estimated quantity of soil required to be removed has increased substantially since the publication of the 2014 FEIS. This increase has the potential to alter the environmental impacts that were evaluated in the 2014 FEIS. For this reason, NASA has determined it is appropriate to prepare a supplement to the 2014 FEIS. The purpose of this notice is to apprise interested agencies, organizations, tribal governments, and individuals of NASA’s intent to prepare the SEIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Zorba, SSFL Project Director, by email at msfc-ssfl-eis@mail.nasa.gov, 202–714–0496. Additional information about the SSFL site, NASA’s demolition and proposed cleanup activities at SSFL, and the associated SEIS planning process and documentation (as available) may be found on the internet at https://ssfl.msfc.nasa.gov or on the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) website at http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/ Santa_Susana_Field_Lab/. The SSFL site is 2,850 acres located in Ventura County, California, approximately seven miles northwest of Canoga Park and approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. SSFL is located near the crest of the Simi Hills, which are part of the Santa Monica Mountains running east-west across Southern California. The diverse terrain consists of ridges, canyons, and sandstone rock outcrops. SSFL is composed of four administrative areas known as Areas I, II, III, and IV and two ‘‘undeveloped’’ areas. NASA administers 41.7 acres within Area I and all 409.5 acres of Area II. The Boeing Company (Boeing) owns the remaining 2,398.8 acres within Areas I, III, IV, and the two undeveloped areas. The Department of Energy (DOE) does not own any land at SSFL but is responsible for building demolition and cleanup of soils and groundwater in Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone. Since the mid-1950s, when SSFL was administered by the U.S. Air Force, this site has been used for developing and testing rocket engines. Four test stand complexes were constructed in Area II between 1954 and 1957 named Alfa, Bravo, Coca, and Delta. These test stand areas along with the Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Plant portion of Area I were acquired by NASA from the U.S. Air Force in the 1970s. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Sfmt 4703 13725 E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 13726 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 66 / Friday, April 5, 2019 / Notices The NASA-administered areas of SSFL contain cultural resources associated with rocket engine development, along with several significant archeological sites. NASA has conducted several surveys to locate archeological and architectural resources within its administered portion of SSFL. NASA has identified the Burro Flats Site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), as well as various archeological sites, buildings, and structures that are either individually eligible for listing on the NRHP or are elements of NRHPeligible historic districts containing multiple architectural resources. In 2014, NASA entered into a Programmatic Agreement with the California State Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation, and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The Programmatic Agreement stipulates the cultural resource management measures that must be implemented before, during, and after all cleanup activities. Previous environmental sampling on the NASA-administered property indicates that contaminants are present in the soil and groundwater at the site. Environmental Commitments and Associated Environmental Review: Rocket engine testing has been discontinued at these sites and the property has been excessed to the General Services Administration (GSA). GSA has conditionally accepted the Report of Excess pending certain environmental cleanup requirements are met. In 2007, a Consent Order among NASA, Boeing, the U.S. Department of Energy, and DTSC was signed addressing demolition of certain infrastructure and environmental cleanup of SSFL. NASA entered into an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) for Remedial Action with DTSC on December 6, 2010, ‘‘to further define and make more specific NASA’s obligations with respect to the cleanup of soils at the Site.’’ Based on the 2010 Order, NASA is required to complete a federal environmental review pursuant to NEPA and NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) 8580.1. NASA published an FEIS for demolition of site infrastructure, soil cleanup pursuant to the AOC, and groundwater remediation within Area II and a portion of Area I (former LOX Plant) of SSFL on March 14, 2014 (79 FR 14545). NASA subsequently issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for building demolition on April 23, 2014. A ROD for groundwater cleanup was published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2018. A SEIS is being prepared by VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Apr 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 NASA for soil cleanup within Area II and a portion of Area I (former LOX Plant) of SSFL. NASA anticipates that the potential environmental impacts of the soil cleanup of most interest to the public are likely public health; soil removal/ erosion; soil transportation and disposal; threatened, endangered, and sensitive species; habitat and wetlands; cultural and historic resources; air quality and greenhouse gas emissions; and groundwater, surface water, or geologic structures. During the SEIS process, the public will be provided an opportunity for involvement at the publication of the Draft SEIS. The Notice of Availability for the Draft SEIS, Final SEIS, and ROD will be published in the Federal Register and through local news media to ensure that all members of the public have the ability to actively participate in the NEPA process. Cheryl E. Parker, Federal Register Liaison Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 66 (Friday, April 5, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06332]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[Notice: (19-008)]


Notice of Intent for a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for NASA Soil Cleanup Activities at the Santa Susana Field 
Laboratory

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement (SEIS) to the March 2014 Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS) for Demolition and Environmental Cleanup Activities for the 
NASA-administered portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), 
Ventura County, California. This SEIS will cover the soil cleanup 
activities at NASA's portion of SSFL.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as 
amended, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for 
Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA, and NASA's NEPA policy 
and procedures, NASA intends to prepare an SEIS for soil cleanup 
activities at SSFL in Ventura County, California. An SEIS is being 
prepared because there are significant new circumstances relevant to 
environmental concerns bearing on the proposed action and its impacts. 
Specifically, the estimated quantity of soil required to be removed has 
increased substantially since the publication of the 2014 FEIS. This 
increase has the potential to alter the environmental impacts that were 
evaluated in the 2014 FEIS. For this reason, NASA has determined it is 
appropriate to prepare a supplement to the 2014 FEIS.
    The purpose of this notice is to apprise interested agencies, 
organizations, tribal governments, and individuals of NASA's intent to 
prepare the SEIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Zorba, SSFL Project Director, by 
email at [email protected], 202-714-0496. Additional 
information about the SSFL site, NASA's demolition and proposed cleanup 
activities at SSFL, and the associated SEIS planning process and 
documentation (as available) may be found on the internet at https://ssfl.msfc.nasa.gov or on the California Department of Toxic Substances 
Control (DTSC) website at http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/SiteCleanup/Santa_Susana_Field_Lab/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SSFL site is 2,850 acres located in 
Ventura County, California, approximately seven miles northwest of 
Canoga Park and approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Los 
Angeles. SSFL is located near the crest of the Simi Hills, which are 
part of the Santa Monica Mountains running east-west across Southern 
California. The diverse terrain consists of ridges, canyons, and 
sandstone rock outcrops. SSFL is composed of four administrative areas 
known as Areas I, II, III, and IV and two ``undeveloped'' areas. NASA 
administers 41.7 acres within Area I and all 409.5 acres of Area II. 
The Boeing Company (Boeing) owns the remaining 2,398.8 acres within 
Areas I, III, IV, and the two undeveloped areas. The Department of 
Energy (DOE) does not own any land at SSFL but is responsible for 
building demolition and cleanup of soils and groundwater in Area IV and 
the Northern Buffer Zone.
    Since the mid-1950s, when SSFL was administered by the U.S. Air 
Force, this site has been used for developing and testing rocket 
engines. Four test stand complexes were constructed in Area II between 
1954 and 1957 named Alfa, Bravo, Coca, and Delta. These test stand 
areas along with the Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Plant portion of Area I were 
acquired by NASA from the U.S. Air Force in the 1970s.

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    The NASA-administered areas of SSFL contain cultural resources 
associated with rocket engine development, along with several 
significant archeological sites. NASA has conducted several surveys to 
locate archeological and architectural resources within its 
administered portion of SSFL. NASA has identified the Burro Flats Site, 
which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), as 
well as various archeological sites, buildings, and structures that are 
either individually eligible for listing on the NRHP or are elements of 
NRHP-eligible historic districts containing multiple architectural 
resources. In 2014, NASA entered into a Programmatic Agreement with the 
California State Historic Preservation Officer, the Advisory Council 
for Historic Preservation, and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. 
The Programmatic Agreement stipulates the cultural resource management 
measures that must be implemented before, during, and after all cleanup 
activities. Previous environmental sampling on the NASA-administered 
property indicates that contaminants are present in the soil and 
groundwater at the site.
    Environmental Commitments and Associated Environmental Review: 
Rocket engine testing has been discontinued at these sites and the 
property has been excessed to the General Services Administration 
(GSA). GSA has conditionally accepted the Report of Excess pending 
certain environmental cleanup requirements are met.
    In 2007, a Consent Order among NASA, Boeing, the U.S. Department of 
Energy, and DTSC was signed addressing demolition of certain 
infrastructure and environmental cleanup of SSFL. NASA entered into an 
Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) for Remedial Action with DTSC on 
December 6, 2010, ``to further define and make more specific NASA's 
obligations with respect to the cleanup of soils at the Site.'' Based 
on the 2010 Order, NASA is required to complete a federal environmental 
review pursuant to NEPA and NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) 8580.1.
    NASA published an FEIS for demolition of site infrastructure, soil 
cleanup pursuant to the AOC, and groundwater remediation within Area II 
and a portion of Area I (former LOX Plant) of SSFL on March 14, 2014 
(79 FR 14545). NASA subsequently issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for 
building demolition on April 23, 2014. A ROD for groundwater cleanup 
was published in the Federal Register on October 19, 2018. A SEIS is 
being prepared by NASA for soil cleanup within Area II and a portion of 
Area I (former LOX Plant) of SSFL.
    NASA anticipates that the potential environmental impacts of the 
soil cleanup of most interest to the public are likely public health; 
soil removal/erosion; soil transportation and disposal; threatened, 
endangered, and sensitive species; habitat and wetlands; cultural and 
historic resources; air quality and greenhouse gas emissions; and 
groundwater, surface water, or geologic structures.
    During the SEIS process, the public will be provided an opportunity 
for involvement at the publication of the Draft SEIS. The Notice of 
Availability for the Draft SEIS, Final SEIS, and ROD will be published 
in the Federal Register and through local news media to ensure that all 
members of the public have the ability to actively participate in the 
NEPA process.

Cheryl E. Parker,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-06332 Filed 4-4-19; 8:45 am]
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