The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has released a tentative National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Boeing Company’s stormwater runoff from the Santa Susana Field Lab. The tentative permit proposes to severely weaken the limits on pollution in surface water runoff from the site. Bridge the Gap, Parents Against SSFL, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition have filed joint comments with the Water Board. You can read those comments, and their associated exhibits, below. The Water Board will hold a virtual hearing on the NPDES permit on Thursday, February 10, at 9am PT – more information to come.
Comments on Tentative NPDES Permit by Committee to Bridge the Gap, Parents Against SSFL, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition
Exhibit 1: “List of Chemicals Historically Detected at the SSFL – by Media”, SRAM 2 Addendum, prepared by Boeing and approved by DTSC in August 2014, (PDF pp. 1408-1412); yellow highlighting added of constituents with limits in the proposed permit.
Exhibit 5: October 14, 2021, Letter from County Supervisors Parks, Huber, and Kuehl; Mayors Grisanti, Parvin, Bozajian, Peña, Siegel, and Weber; and Councilmembers Lee and Luevanos, to CalEPA Secretary Blumenfeld