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Posted on: October 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Blight Removal City Park Project

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The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has approved the Removal Action Workplan (RAW) for the former Fort Ord –in Marina, California (the Site).  The City Park portion of the project encompasses approximately 15 acres within the approximately 338-acre University Villages development at the former Fort Ord Military Installation in Marina, Monterey County, California.  Environmental investigations conducted at the Site in 2005 indicate that near surface soils have been impacted by lead based paint. Details for the planned activities are provided below. 

The work will begin on November 1, 2022 and is expected to be completed within five months of implementation. 


The initial steps for implementation, including identifying underground utilities, will be followed by clearing and digging of the area to remove vegetation. The vegetation will be managed as green waste and will be stockpiled on a portion of the Site outside the work area. The green waste will be managed with other green waste generated during grading activities. 

Dust and noise-generating work involving the use of any kind of electric, diesel fuel, or gasoline-powered machine or other power equipment will be limited to the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Construction activities will be prohibited on Sundays and federal holidays. 

Prior to the start of groundbreaking work, mobilization of equipment and removal of above ground features, including shrubs, may occur. 

  • Approximately 3,300 tons of lead impacted soil will be excavated from the Site. 
  • Excavated soil will be temporarily stored in covered stockpiles on site before being transported by trucks to a licensed landfill for disposal. Soil may be left on site for a short period of time until approval from the landfill is received, but in no case shall it be left for over 90 days. 
  • Air monitoring and dust suppression activities will be completed during work to help prevent airborne dust contamination. 
  • Trucks will be inspected, and truck beds will be covered prior to leaving the Site with excavated soil. 

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