Who is responsible for the environmental cleanup?
The Navy is responsible for investigating and cleaning up the site pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA, 1986), the National Contingency Plan (NCP), and other federal and state laws and regulations.

The cleanup process is overseen by several federal and state environmental regulatory agencies. To facilitate this oversight, investigation and cleanup activities are discussed at monthly Remedial Project Managers meetings comprised of representatives from the Navy, the City, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board), and other federal and state agencies.

The Navy always retains liability for any discovery of additional contamination at an identified site or at an unknown site.

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1. What is the status of the investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination at the Inland Area of CNWS?
2. Who is responsible for the environmental cleanup?
3. How can the community be kept informed and participate in the environmental cleanup process?
4. How was the environmental cleanup and the preparation of the base reuse plan coordinated?
5. How will the Navy ensure that the land is adequately cleaned up before or after it is transferred?