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The following Internet links provide additional information on environmental cleanup resources and guidelines.

California Regional Water Quality Control Board
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) was created by the Legislature in 1967. The joint authority of water allocation and water quality protection enables the State Water Board to provide comprehensive protection for California's waters. There are nine Regional Water Quality Control Boards (Regional Boards). The mission of the Regional Boards is to develop and enforce water quality objectives and implementation plans that will best protect the State's waters, recognizing local differences in climate, topography, geology and hydrology. RWQCB offers several online resources that were developed as community outreach tools, including GeoTracker, an online database for groundwater issues; Region 9 Public Record, including all documents sent or received by the San Diego RWQCB; and Region 9 Public Notices, including public notices and agendas for upcoming San Diego RWQCB meetings.

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. This law created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. Over five years, $1.6 billion was collected and the tax went to a trust fund for cleaning up abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Environmental Readiness Division

Defense Environmental Restoration Program
Through the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), DoD cleans up the environment on our active installations, installations subject to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), and formerly used defense sites (FUDS). The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) manage their own cleanup programs. The Army oversees the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) execution of the FUDS program, which addresses cleanup of properties that were once owned or used by DoD. The Office of the Secretary of Defense, through the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment), provides program guidance and management oversight for DERP.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today.

Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
The Department of Toxic Substances Control mission is to protect California and Californians from exposures to hazardous wastes. DTSC maintains a repository of documents related to IR Site cleanup activities on MCB Camp Pendleton; the repository may be found on the Internet at http://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/.

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Camp Pendleton's mission is to operate an amphibious training Base that promotes the combat readiness of operating forces by providing facilities, services, and support responsive to the needs of Marines, Sailors, and their families (MCB Camp Pendleton Strategic Plan 2002).

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Environmental Security
The Assistant Chief of Staff, Environmental Security (AC/S ES) provides the lead and overall coordination of environmental compliance and natural resource management. The AC/S ES is composed of the Natural Resources Department, Environmental Compliance Department, and the Information Systems Branch.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
NAVFAC manages the planning, design and construction of shore facilities for U.S. Navy activities around the world.

NAVFAC Southwest Environmental Program

NAVFACSW ENVIRONMENTAL is leading the Navy's cleanup of Navy and Marine Corps installations on the West Coast. Our services are delivered to our customers through our on site teams. NAVFACSW ENVIRONMENTAL is working in partnership with Navy and Marine Corps commands, civilian contractors, regulators such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency,California Environmental Protection Agency/Department of Toxics Substances Control, and the general public, through Restoration Advisory Boards, to clean installations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment — air, water, and land — upon which life depends. For 30 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Laws & Regulations