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Twentynine Palms, California
Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION AT MCAGCC 29 PALMS

NAVFAC and MCAGCC’s Environmental Affairs would like to thank all the community members who took part in the Community Involvement Plan Survey in May 2022. NAVFAC and Environmental Affairs expect to complete the Environmental Restoration Program's Community Involvement Plan before the end of FY2023. Check back soon to view or download the PDF!

For more information about Environmental Restoration, please contact MCAGCC's Environmental Restoration Program Manager at 760-830-7722.
 

PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES (PFAS) AT MCAGCC

Drinking Water Program:

We are voluntarily testing the Base drinking water supply for PFAS twice per year.

We test treated water (what comes out of your tap) from the on-base water treatment plant and raw groundwater (water before treatment) from our 13 supply wells.

PFOA and PFOS in on-base drinking water have not been detected above the EPA lifetime health advisory.

Download the PFAS testing results 

The Environmental Affairs (EA) Division is staffed with experts in the fields of environmental management and conservation. These individuals are devoted to providing the resources and expertise that allow the Combat Center to consider all aspects of the environment in the planning and implementation of advanced training and exercises, while fulfilling the role as stewards of the environment.

Do your part to support America Recycles Day on November 15th by placing these items into your designated recycling bin or recycling dumpster for pickup.

NO. 1 Plastics: CRV Plastic (soda/water bottles). Prep: quick rinse - no lids.

NO. 2 Plastics: Milk/water jugs, juice bottles. Prep: quick rinse - no lids.

Glass: Clear/brown/green. Prep: empty and rinse out food and beverage residue.

Aluminum and Steel Cans: Prep: empty and rinse out food and beverage residue

Paper and Cardboard Products: Copy paper, white ledger paper, shredded paper, newspaper, magazines and cardboard.

Environmental Affairs thanks you for doing your part and supporting America Recycles Day! For more information please contact Base Recycling at 760.830.5666 or visit www.green29.org

Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command (MAGTFTC), Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) is proud to present the 2022 annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).

Under the CCR Rule of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, community water systems with a population greater than 10,000 are required to report water quality information to the consuming public twice a year. The 2022 annual CCR covers all drinking water testing completed from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 (12 months of data).

As always, MAGTFTC, MCAGCC is committed to delivering the best quality drinking water to all base personnel. Through continued vigilance, we provide source water protection, water conservation and community education while ensuring the needs of all our water users.

Download your copy of the CCR

TITLE DESCRIPTION
Abatement (ABA) Environmental protection guidelines for the proper procedures of hazardous material spill response.
Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) Environmental protection guidelines for the operation and management of fuel storage above ground storage tanks.
Aircraft Washing (AWA) Environmental protection guidelines for the management of aircraft wash racks and aircraft washing activities.
Central Accumulation Area, Portable Containers (CAA) Environmental protection guidance for the operation and management of hazardous waste, 240-gallon, Central Accumulation Area (CAA), AKA Portable Containers.
Degreasing (DGR) Environmental protection guidelines for the use of degreasing materials and solvents.
Environmental Compliance Coordinator (ECC) Environmental protection guidelines for ECCs.
Grease Traps (GRT) Environmental guidelines for the management and use of grease/traps/interceptors.
Hazardous Waste Accumulation Area (HWAA) Environmental protection guidelines for the management of the HWAA (Less than 90 Day Sites).
Hazardous Waste Recycling (HWR) Environmental protection guidelines for proper hazardous waste recycling.
Hazardous Waste Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) Environmental protection guidelines for the management of the SAA.
Hazardous Waste Transportation (HWT) Environmental protection guidelines for the management of HWT.
Landfill Operations (LOP) Environmental protection guidelines for landfill operations.
Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) Environmental protection guidelines for proper handling and disposal of the MRE flameless ration heater.
Medical Waste Operations (MWO) Environmental guidelines for the management of medical waste operations.
Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Refrigerant Operations (MVR) Environmental protection guidelines for motor vehicle refrigerant system operations and management.
NEPA Documentation (NEPA) Environmental guidelines for the submission and processing of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation.
Oil - Water Separators (OWS) Environmental guidelines for the operation and management of oil-water separators.
Pesticide / Herbicide – General (PEW) Environmental guidelines for pesticide and herbicide application.
Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Item Disposal Environmental protection guidelines for the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyl items.
Range Residue Processing (RAP) Environmental protection guidelines for the management of the Range Residue Processing Center.
Refrigerant and Halon Operations (REF) Environmental guidance for the use of refrigerants and halon system operations and management.
Soil Excavation/Grading (SEG) Environmental protection guidelines for soil excavation and grading.
Soldering Operations (SOP) Environmental protection guidelines for soldering operations.
Solid Waste Recycling Collection Local (SLF) Environmental protection guidelines for the accumulation of solid waste and recycling materials for collection.
Solid Waste Recycling Facility (SFR) Environmental protection guidelines for the management and collection of solid waste and recycled materials.
Stormwater Channels (SWC) Environmental guidelines for the proper maintenance and management of storm water channels.
Sustainable Procurement (GTP) Environmental guidance for establishing procedures for the process of sustainable procurement.
Underground Storage Tanks (UST) Environmental guidelines for underground storage tanks.
Used Oil and Antifreeze Accumulation (UOA) Environmental guidelines for managing used oil and antifreeze during maintenance activities.
Vegetation Maintenance and Removal (VMR) Environmental protection guidelines for stump and brush removal.
Vehicle/Aircraft Fueling (VAF) Environmental protection guidelines for vehicle/aircraft fueling (replaces and combines previous ESOP’s Vehicle Refueling and Aircraft Helicopter Refueling).
Vehicle/Equipment Fluid Change (VCC) Environmental guidelines for vehicle and equipment fluid changes.
Vehicle Equipment/Parts Replacement (VEO) Environmental guidelines for vehicle equipment/parts replacement.
Vehicle Washrack (VEW) Environmental guidelines for the proper management and operation of vehicle wash racks.
Waste Tire Operations (WTO) Environmental guidelines for the management of waste tires generated from tactical, commercial privately owned (POV), government commercial, and ranges aboard MCAGCC.
Weapons Cleaning (WEC) Environmental protection guidelines for weapons cleaning.
Wildlife Handling (UWM) Environmental protection guidelines for urban wildlife management.
WW Treatment - Chemical Toilets (WTC) Environmental guidelines and best management practices for using portable toilets and disposal of portable toilet septage waste.

The Environmental Compliance & Protection Standard Operating Procedure (ECPSOP) is published as guidance to ensure that Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) can perform its mission in an environmentally responsible manner. The Combat Center’s Environmental Management System (EMS) provides a systematic approach to ensure activities aboard Combat Center are well managed & continually improve with respect to environmentally-related risks to the mission.

Combat Center Environmental Orders, linked below, have concurrence from all subordinate commands/organizations and tenant commands, and serve as the "Do" portion of the Plan-Do-Check-Act model required for EMS implementation. These Orders, along with Environmental Standard Operating Procedures (ESOP) provide specific Combat Center requirements.

The Comprehensive Environmental Training Educational Program (CETEP) information serves as the training element of EMS, and ensures that training and information are available, efficient, and effective in preparing personnel to competently perform the environmental responsibilities that are part of their primary jobs -- thereby, supporting HQMC and MCAGCC environmental targets and objectives.

Commanding General's Environmental Compliance and Protection Policy 6-21, Marine Corps Order 5090.2A

Components of the ECPSOP
For access to the plans and studies required by MCO 5090.2A, contact the Environmental Affairs Division (EA) at (760) 830-7688. You will be routed to the appropriate subject matter expert (SME). The following documents are available for review:

  • Integrated Contingency Operations Plan

  • Spill Procedures Control Contingency Plan

  • Hazardous Waste Management Plan

  • Installation Sustainability Action Plan

  • Pest Management Plan

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS


ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS


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ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS


ENVIRONMENTAL ORDERS

Director 760-830-5675
Deputy 760-830-7688
Compliance Support Branch 760-830-4183
          CETEP 760-830-8238
          Compliance Inspectors 760-830-8239
760-830-6603
760-830-8235
          EMS 760-830-4183
Pollution Prevention 760-830-7695
           Air 760-830-8480
          Tanks 760-830-8361
          Water 760-830-7883
Environmental Restoration 760-830-7722
Natural and Cultural Resources, 760-830-5200

Archeology and Paleontology Curation Center
Building 1091

Public Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
0800-1200 or by appointment

Collections Manager, 760-830-1196
Hazardous Waste Management Branch 760-830-5403
Qualified Recycling and Solid Waste Program 760-830-5666
Range Residue Turn-in 760-830-0302
NEPA 760-830-8190
Admin 760-830-7634

 

Emergency Contacts
Spill Reporting and Response 760-401-9841
Wildlife Response 760-830-7896
760-830-5719
760-830-5720
Wildlife Response After-Hours (PMO) 760-830-6800
760-830-3333
Water Conservation 760-830-SAVE (7283)
All numbers: DSN 230
Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms