Environmental Work Considered at Old National Parks Dumpsite

The National Park Service (NPS), in coordination with Environmental Cost Management, Inc., is notifying the public of environmental work being considered at a dumpsite used in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) from 1931 to 1965. A sampling of waste material and related soils will be done in the dump area this spring to determine appropriate response activities.

The NPS is in the process of assessing this site in accordance with 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.

In order to be notified of updates to this project or other CERCLA projects at SEKI, an interested member of the public may leave a comment with contact information on the NPS’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/LowerKaweahCERCLA, or write to:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Attn: Superintendent’s Office
Lower Kaweah Site
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

In addition to individual requests for information, notification and documents associated with this project and other CERCLA projects at SEKI will be placed in public repositories at local public libraries and on the PEPC website.

If you have specific project-related questions or concerns, contact ECM Representative Holly Trejo at [email protected] or (510) 964-4399, or Safety Manager Todd Payne at SEKI at (559) 565-3108.

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