Memo from City Manager to City Council to Authorize the City Manager to Submit a Comment Letter on the Proposed Plan for Operable Unit 2C at Alameda Point, Regarding Remedial Action Alternatives, to the United States Navy, November 7, 2012


On October 4, 2012, the United States Navy (Navy) issued a Proposed Plan for
Operable Unit 2C (OU 2C), an area of contamination at Alameda Point, that
recommends remediation alternatives to address, among other things, radiological
contamination in soil and drain lines underneath Buildings 5 and 400 and within West
Tower Avenue at Alameda Point (see Attachment A for the Proposed Plan maps of the
radiologically contaminated areas). Proposed Plans are intended to summarize the
Navy's proposed alternatives for remediation, human health risks, and the basis for
recommending the preferred alternatives for remediation by the Navy. The Proposed
Plan is issued as part of the public participation component of the Navy's remedial
process pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). After considering all comments on the
Proposed Plan, the Navy will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) that documents the
selected remedial alternatives for clean-up of OU-2C. The public comment period for
the Proposed Plan for OU 2C began on October 4, 2012 and has been extended until
November 13, 2012 to allow the City Council to review the proposed technical
comment letter prepared in consultation with the City's environmental consultant, Peter
Russell of Russell Resources (Attachment B). The Navy's complete Proposed Plan for
au 2C is available at the City Clerk's Office.