ABOUT THE ESCA
FORA's Role In Munitions Cleanup At Fort Ord
When FORA and the Army entered into the ESCA in March 2007 the Army then transfered designated land (approximately 3,300 acres), previously identified under the Fort Ord Base Reuse Plan as Economic Development Conveyance (EDC) parcels, to FORA. The ESCA also provided the grant funds for FORA to conduct Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) remediation of this land.
Named the FORA ESCA Remediation Program (RP), the ultimate goal was to complete the Army's environmental obligations, expedite cleanup of munitions on the ESCA properties and transfer that land, after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) approval, to the local jurisdictions. While the FORA ESCA RP focused on the MEC removal and land transfers to local jurisdications, the Army continued its' cleanup of the historical impact area - also known as the inland ranges.
ESCA lands are located within the County of Monterey, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Monterey Peninsule COllege (MPC), and the cities of Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey and Seaside.
A team of contractors consisting of ARCADIS U.S., Inc, Weston Solutions,Inc., and Westcliffe Engineers, Inc. performed the remedial investigation and remediation activities.