US ARMY CAMP BONNEVILLE

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOVEMBER 29, 2018-DECEMBER 31, 2018

You're invited to comment on a proposed change to plans to clean up a portion of the Camp Bonneville RAU-3 called Western Slopes Area.

The following change is proposed to the cleanup described in section 5.2.5 of the 2010 Cleanup Action Plan for RAU-3 and available for public review and comment through December 31, 2018.

Send comments using the online form or to the address located in the right hand column on this page.


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SITE DESCRIPTION

The Camp Bonneville Military Reservation Site (Camp Bonneville) is located 5 miles from Vancouver in Clark County on approximately 4,000 acres (six square miles), including 800 acres of state-owned land. The property is mostly undeveloped and over half  is forested land.


The Department of Defense (DOD) owned and operated Camp Bonneville for firing range practice and training from 1910 to 1995. The camp was officially closed in 1995. Since then, investigations have been ongoing to study the contamination from the ammunitions and other hazardous substances, clean up the Site, and to develop a reuse plan for property after cleaned up is completed. Contaminants identified at the Site include: unexploded ordnance, explosive compounds, munitions fragments, lead, petroleum products, pesticides and volatile organic compounds in the soil, and perchlorate and explosive chemicals in the groundwater.
For cleanup purposes, Camp Bonneville has been divided into five remedial action units (RAU).  These units are primarily grouped by the nature of the particular release, not by physical boundaries. Information about the specific RAUs can be found by clicking on the links that follow:

 RAU

 Cleanup
 Site ID

 Description

Cleanup Status

RAU -1
Hazardous
Waste
 1513 Consists of 20 areas where
hazardous substances (other  than military ammuntion) have been found.
Cleanup is complete
 RAU - 2A
(Small Arms Ranges)
 3867 Covers lead contamination at 21 small arms ranges. Cleanup is complete
RAU - 2B
Munitions Disposal Areas
 2522

Consists of explosive chemical contamination at two demolition areas (demolition areas 2 and 3) where ammunitions were either burned or detonated.

Cleanup is complete
RAU - 2C Munitions Disposal Area/Solid Waste  861 Covers explosive chemicals and perchlorate contamination at a landfill area that was also used to burn or detonate ammuntion including Demolition Area 1/Landfill 4. In progress. The soil removal action is complete. Groundwater investigation and cleanup planning is underway. Monitoring continues.
RAU - 3
Unexploded Ordnance and munitions
 2216 Includes the entire site where unexploded ordnance and munitions are located. In progress. Munitions removal action for phases 1-3 are complete. The 4th and final phase of cleanup, Western Slopes Area, is underway.


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SITE STATUS

From 2003 to 2006, the US Army conducted investigations and cleanup actions at Camp Bonneville under an Ecology-issued Enforcement Order. In 2006, the US Army transferred the Camp Bonneville deed to Clark County. The county is coordinating cleanup under a 2012 Amended Prospective Purchaser Consent Decree (Decree) with Ecology. The Decree requires cleanup be completed at the entire Camp Bonneville Site. The US Army is responsible for funding cleanup activities at Camp Bonneville.

The Decree outlines the investigation and cleanup actions, and provides the legal framework and assurances that the project will be completed as planned for the entire site. Information about this Decree is available on this website and at the information center located at the Vancouver Public Library located at 901 C Street (4th floor).


SITE DOCUMENTS




 

Map showing site location as Clark County, WA SITE INFORMATION

Map

View Electronic Documents

Site Summary Report

Facility Site ID: # 69965472

Cleanup Site ID: 11670

Location:
Vancouver, Clark County

Status: Cleanup Started   Get definitions of Status terminology

Comment Period:
NOVEMBER 29, 2018 - DECEMBER 31, 2018

Contacts:
Ben Forson
Site Manager
(360) 407-7227

Ronnie Johnson
Technical Coordinator
(360) 407-6487


Document Repositories:

Headquarters
300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, 98503
(360)407-7224

Vancouver Public Library
901 C Street
Vancouver, 98660
(360)906-5000