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File #: 2018-5800 (20 minutes)   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/24/2018
Title: Presentation on Role of TetraTech EC in the Environmental Clean-Up of Alameda Point by the United States Navy. (Base Reuse 819099)
Attachments: 1. Presentation

Title

Presentation on Role of TetraTech EC in the Environmental Clean-Up of Alameda Point by the United States Navy.  (Base Reuse 819099)

 

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

From: Elizabeth D. Warmerdam, Acting City Manager

 

Re: Presentation on the Role of TetraTech EC in the Environmental Clean-Up of Alameda Point by the United States Navy.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The former Naval Air Station Alameda (referred to as Alameda Point) was an active United States Navy (Navy) base from 1940 to 1997. It was selected for closure as part of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Operational closure occurred in April 1997.

 

Alameda Point is a federal “Superfund” site due to contamination in soil, groundwater, and soil gas associated with the Navy’s past use of the property and is comprised of 300 petroleum sites and 34 federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) installation restoration sites, many of which have been remediated and closed.  The Navy is responsible for the clean-up of contamination associated with its former activities at Alameda Point, and has been actively investigating and remediating the property for the last 15+ years.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Due to the conviction of former employees of Tetra Tech EC (TtEC), one of the Navy’s environmental contractors, related to radiological data falsification at Hunter’s Point Shipyard, the City requested that the Navy present to the City Council on the role of TtEC in the environmental clean-up of Alameda Point.  Representatives from the United States Navy will make a presentation on the role of TtEC in the environmental clean-up of Alameda Point this evening.  Representatives from the environmental regulators who oversee all of the Navy’s environmental clean-up work from the Environmental Protection Agency and State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control will also be attending and available to answer questions.  The City’s independent environmental consultant will also be attending the meeting.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

There is no financial impact related to the presentation of this item. This is for information only.

 

MUNICIPAL CODE/POLICY DOCUMENT CROSS REFERENCE

 

The presentation by the Navy has no policy or municipal code cross reference.

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

There are no environmental impacts associated with the presentation by the Navy. This is for information only.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

The presentation by the Navy is for informational purposes only. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Jennifer Ott, Director of Base Reuse and Transportation Planning

 

By,

Michelle Giles, Redevelopment Project Manager

 

Financial Impact section reviewed,

Elena Adair, Finance Director