U.S. DOE to Hold Public Hearings on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Cleanup of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone at Santa Susana Field Lab
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold two public meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for cleanup of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) in Ventura County, Calif. The Draft EIS examines a range of approaches to clean up contamination at a portion of SSFL that includes the former Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC).
The two meetings will be held in communities near the site:
Saturday, February 18 – Simi Valley, Calif.
Grand Vista Hotel, Valley Ballroom
999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley
9:30 a.m. – noon with an open house prior to the hearing from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 21 – Van Nuys, Calif.
Airtel Plaza Hotel, Gulfstream Ballroom
7277 Valjean Avenue, Van Nuys
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with an open house prior to the hearing from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The Draft EIS presents alternatives for cleanup of the soil, groundwater and remaining structures. These alternatives are the culmination of years of study and analysis by environmental and technical experts. A copy of the Draft EIS can be downloaded at http://www.SSFLAreaIVEIS.com. In addition to the hearings, public comments may be given via the website, phone (805-842-3864) or mailed to Ms. Stephanie Jennings, NEPA Document Manager, SSFL Area IV EIS, U.S. Department of Energy, 4100 Guardian Street, Suite 160, Simi Valley, CA 93063.
The public comment period will last until March 14. DOE will consider all received comments in preparing a Final EIS. After that, DOE can issue a Record of Decision, which will indicate a path forward to clean up the site.