CERCLA Response Action - Newhalem & Stehekin Shooting Ranges
The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a non-time-critical removal action in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) to eliminate the potential for lead impacts to human health and the environment at the Stehekin and Newhalem firing ranges within North Cascades National Park Complex. Soil lead concentrations will be used to determine the extent of cleanup required to comply with regulatory cleanup levels set by the State of Washington Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). To review contents of the Administrative Record file, please click on the "Document List" link (at left).
In Stehekin, the Final Stehekin River Corridor Implementation Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement (2013) determined that the Stehekin firing range would be closed to accommodate relocation of the Stehekin Valley Road. In Newhalem, the firing range has been identified as closed to the public in the "Superintendent's Compendium Of Designations, Closures, Permit Requirements and Other Restrictions Imposed Under Discretionary Authority," but the firing range is expected to remain open for administrative use. To proceed with contaminant clean-up at both sites and permanent closure at the Stehekin firing range, the park is exercising its authority under CERCLA to pursue a non-time-critical removal action.
The NPS is seeking comments through August 15, 2014 on the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) of the proposed removal action. We encourage you to review the Administrative Record (located under "Open for Comment" on the left of this page) and welcome your comments on the Administrative Record in general as well as on the specific actions described in the EE/CA.
During the comment period, you may submit comments through this website, through the regular mail, or by hand delivery. The most efficient way for the NPS to process your comments is to receive them through this website. To do so, simply open the Administrative Record and follow the links for "comment now". Comments may also be sent directly to: Superintendent's Office, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, 810 State Route 20, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publically available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Kerri Cook, Facility Operations Specialist, 360-854-7280