Accession Number : ADA414687


Title :   Environmental Baseline Survey for Three Sites at TRW Capistrano Test Site, California


Descriptive Note : Technical rept., Phase 1


Corporate Author : PARSONS ENGINEERING SCIENCE INC AUSTIN TX


Personal Author(s) : McColloch, Craig


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a414687.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 122


Abstract : Assets of the Space-Based Laser (SBL) program at Capistrano Test Site (CTS), California, are being transferred from the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) to the United States Air Force (USAF). These assets are situated at three adjacent sites named the High Energy Propellant Test Stand (HEPTS), the Vertical Engine Test Stand (VETS), and the High Altitude Test Stand (HATS). The CTS is operated by TRW Corporation (TRW) under a long-term lease from the San Juan Company, which owns the Mission Viejo Ranch. The leased land is part of the Mission Viejo Ranch. This Phase I environmental baseline survey (EBS) is based on information obtained through a records search, interviews, and a visual site inspection (VSI) of the subject and adjacent properties. The records search included a review of all available Air Force and TRW records. These records include environmental restoration and compliance reports, audits, surveys, inspection reports, and a review of real estate documents for the subject property. Additionally, aerial photographs were analyzed, interviews were held with both civilian and military personnel, and a VSI of the sites and adjacent properties was conducted. This EBS includes an assessment of the environmental condition of the subject property as well as the properties immediately adjacent to or relatively near that could pose environmental concern or affect the subject property. Based on the categorization criteria presented in Section 1, the property is classified Category 1 and would be considered eligible for transfer of ownership. (28 tables, 13 figures, 25 refs.)


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *TEST FACILITIES , *SURVEYING(GEOGRAPHIC) , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , FILES(RECORDS) , WASTE WATER , GROUND WATER , VISUAL INSPECTION , PAINTS , CALIFORNIA , HAZARDOUS WASTES , AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS , STORAGE TANKS , WATER QUALITY , WATER RESOURCES , SOIL EROSION , LAND USE , SOLID WASTES , TEST STANDS , RADON , POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE