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Address:  OFF STATE HIGHWAY 641 
City & State:  MECHANICSBURG  PA  17055
EPA ID:  PA3170022104
EPA Region:  03
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/541/R-00/016
ROD Date:  09/27/2000
Operable Unit(s):  01
Abstract:  The Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP), formerly the Navy Ships Parts Control Center (SPCC), occupies approximately 824 acres in Hampden Township and the Borough of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Land usage encompasses open storage areas, buildings/warehouses, roads, railroads, and improved grounds. The land use in the areas surrounding the NAVICP is mixed, including industrial, recreational, commercial, and residential areas. There are no surface water bodies on the NAVICP. In May 1994, the site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

Operable Unit 1 (OU1):

Site 3, Ball Road Landfill and Burn Parts, is located at Naval Support Activity (NSA). Site 3 is currently a cleared and paved area with no visual evidence of its past use as a disposal area. Bituminous pavement and limestone gravel cover the majority of the site. The pavement is sloped to the east for drainage purposes, with elevation ranging from 433 to 426 feet above mean sea level. Soil at Site 3 is classified as Urban Land Complex Hagerstown. The classification "Urban Land" indicates that the native soil types have been distributed by human activities to the point that classification is not possible. The Hagerstown soil type is formed from weathered limestone.

As there are no surface water bodies on NSA, there are no aquatic ecosystems at or near Site 3.

Site 3 is a former disposal area located on the west-central portion of NSA to the south of Brandy Lane. It is located northwest of South Gate and north of Ball Road. The site is approximately 7.5 acres. According to the Installation Study (IAS) report, the site was used from the mid-1940s to 1977 for the disposal of waste materials including solvents and lubricants, paints and varnishes, gasoline, and medical supplies. These waste materials were placed into two different pits and burned. The Navy has removed the soil affected by these burning operations. Site 3 is now a flat cleared area mostly covered with bituminous pavement. It is not clearly being used. The planned future use of this site is for open storage.

A Record of Decision (ROD) addressing Operable Unit (OU) 1 was completed in September 2000.
Remedy:  Alternative 2: Institutional Controls, is the selected remedy for the soil at Site 3 (Operable Unit 1) at Naval Support Activity (NSA). The Navy, EPA, and the State recommend that institutional controls be implemented at Site 3 because there is the potential for unacceptable risk to human health if the land use were to change to residential use.

Institutional controls will include the preparation of a note on the site summary map stating that residential use is prohibited within the boundaries of the site. The Navy will mark the land use restriction on a summary map on file with Northern Division's real estate section within 90 days of signing this Record of Decision (ROD). NSA will also incorporate these restrictions into any real property documents necessary for sale or lease, in the form of a deed notice or lease notice, in the unlikely event that the Navy transfers the property. This notice will also include a discussion of the National Priorities List (NPL) status of the site as well as a description of the contaminants of concern in the soil.

Within 90 days of signing this ROD, the NSA installation commander shall prohibit residential use (e.g., houses, schools, nursing homes, daycare, and other residential-style facilities) of the site by issuing an order or directive. The NSA installation commander shall be responsible for enforcing the prohibition on residential use.

The installation commander will provide annual monitoring/inspection of the site and shall certify annually to EPA and the State that there have been no violations of these restrictions. If a violation occurs, a description of the violation and corrective action to be taken will be reported immediately to EPA and the State. As early as possible, but at least 90 days prior to an anticipated major land use change or property transfer (by sale or lease), EPA and the State will be notified of such pending land use change or transfer.

Estimated Capital Cost: Not provided
Estimated O&M Cost: Not provided
Present Worth Cost: $34,000

This Record of Decision (ROD) documents the selected remedy for soil at Site 3 (Bull Road Landfill and Burn Pits). This site is one component of a comprehensive environmental investigation and cleanup being performed under the Installation Restoration (IR) Program at Naval Support Activity (NSA). Protectiveness of this action will be evaluated during the 5-year review process.
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