Public Notification of Lead-Impacted Surface Soils

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Date: February 11, 2014
Contact: Deanna Dulen, 760-924-5505

The National Park Service would like to notify the public of the environmental work in the immediate vicinity of the potable water tank at Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO) in Madera County, California.

As a result of historic maintenance activities at the potable water tank, the potential exists that lead-based paint from the exterior of the water tank has impacted surface soils immediately surrounding the water tank. The NPS has assessed this site under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The CERCLA process has a key community outreach component, established by Congress in 1986, to ensure that citizens living or working near CERCLA sites are given the opportunity to influence decisions affecting their community. 

NPS's consultant, ECM, has prepared a Draft Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA), which is now available in the public repository at the Mammoth Lakes Library. The Draft EE/CA is also available in the Administrative Record File with other relevant site documents at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website:

This document describes the environmental characterization work performed in 2013 and proposes four alternatives for non-time-critical removal actions for the lead-impacted soil. The public is invited to review and comment on this document.The 30-day public review comment period will be open from February 14, 2014 to March 16, 2014.

Please direct questions and comments regarding this EE/CA to Holly Trejo, PG with ECM at or (510) 964-4399.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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