Contact

Phone: (707) 424-4321
E-Mail:enviropa@travis.af.mil

feedback

If you would like to provide feedback on this website, its contents, or on any matter concerning the Travis AFB Environmental Restoration Program, please email the base Environmental Coordinator at enviropa@travis.af.mil

If you would like to receive copies of the quarterly restoration program newsletter, The Guardian, please include your name and address in your message.

Environmental Restoration

The Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) manages the environmental cleanup of all Air Force bases. Past industrial activities have resulted in contamination of the soil and water at Travis AFB. 

We are committed to restoring the soil and water to a condition that is protective of human health and the environment as quickly as possible. The Travis ERP staff, with input from three federal and state of California regulatory agencies and the local community, manages the cleanup effort. 

The links located in the sidebar to the right provide access to information on our progress as well as connections to the primary environmental regulatory agencies that are involved with the ERP.

ERP

Travis Air Force Base hosts a rich eco-system within Solano County. There is an ongoing environmental cleanup program here to reduce the risk of chemical exposure, and protect human health and the environment. This program is called the Environmental Restoration Program (ERP).

Environmental Participation

The public is encouraged to participate in the Travis AFB Environmental Restoration Program. Current information on the program can be found by navigating throughout this website. 

To receive up-to-date information on progress of the ERP, you can get on our mailing list for The Guardian; the Travis AFB Environmental Restoration newsletter that is mailed each quarter to interested community members. 

We also send out an electronic version of the newsletter (the E-Guardian) for those with Internet access who want to save paper and get the newsletter sooner. Tell us you want to be added to the mailing list of either the paper or electronic version by emailing us

One of the best ways to participate is to attend the quarterly Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meetings and make your opinions known. Below are several important links which will give you more information on the RAB and how to contact the RAB members, as well as a calendar of when public meetings are held.

Your participation in the Travis AFB environmental cleanup program is welcomed! 

RAB - Click here for details on this important public Board 

Events - Click here for a listing of current news and upcoming opportunities for your participation.

Compatible Use Zone Study

Travis AFB releases its 2009 Air Installation Compatibility Use Zone (AICUZ) Study.

Drinking Water Report

Each year Travis AFB publishes an annual report on the quality of water delivered to the base. These reports cover the years 20122013, 2014 and 2015

Under the "Consumer Confidence Reporting Rule" of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), community water systems are required to report this water quality information to the consuming public.
 
These reports provide detailed information on the source of our drinking water, its constituents and the health risks associated with any contaminants.

Hazardous Waste Mgnt

Travis AFB manages the proper handling of hazardous waste through a Hazardous Waste Storage Facility. The  HWSF operates under the provisions of a State of California Part-B Permit. 

The base recently updated the contingency plan that is associated with the Part-B Permit to reflect organizational changes in the Travis AFB community.  

This link allows you to download a copy of the contingency plan.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND FINDINGS OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THE PROPOSED EXPANSION OF THE FAMILY CAMP ON TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA

Interested parties are hereby notified that the United States Air Force, Travis Air Force Base, California has completed a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the expansion of the Family Camp.  The EA documents the proposed action components for the project - constructing and managing 10 additional full service RV camping sites adjacent to the current facility on Travis Air Force Base.

The Draft EA and FONSI, dated November 2016, are available for review at the following locations: Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street, Fairfield, CA 94533; Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585; Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville, CA 95688; and Mitchell Memorial Library, 510 Travis Boulevard, Travis AFB, CA 94535.

Written comments and inquiries on the EA and FONSI should be directed to Mr. Matthew Blazek, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, 411 Airman Drive, Building 570, Travis AFB, CA 94535.  Comments may also be faxed to the attention of Mr. Blazek at (707) 424-5105.  Emailed comments will not be accepted.  The public review and comment period for this EA runs from 21 November 2016 to 20 December 2016.  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Blazek at (707) 424-5127.

Draft EA and FONSI for the Proposed Family Camp Expansion

Restoration Schedule

Next Restoration Advisory Board Meeting: The next meeting is scheduled for April 20, 2017 at 7 o'clock PM at the Office of the Northern Solano County Association of Realtors at 3690 Hilborn Road, Fairfield CA.   If you would like more information or need special accommodations for the RAB meeting, please contact Lonnie Duke at (707) 424-7520.

Management System

Travis AFB is committed to excellence in all aspects of environmental stewardship activities using the Air Force Environmental Management System. This commitment and use of EMS applies to all activities, products and services associated with Travis AFB, its partner units and contractors.

Travis AFB is committed to compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations, and policy; reducing risks to the mission; preventing pollution and continuously improving environmental performance. Our goal is 100 percent compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local environmental requirements while sustaining our mission.

Travis AFB will promote environmental quality throughout the mission by integrating and maintaining an effective EMS; protecting human health and the environment; incorporating environmental commitments to applicable policies and programs; encouraging an environmental culture across all levels of management; enhancing relations with regulatory agencies; partnering with all stakeholders to promote resource conservation and achieving continual improvement to environmental performance.

The attached policy letter and slide presentation are made available as general awareness for all personnel who provide products, services or activities on Travis AFB. Questions regarding EMS should be directed to the EMS coordinator, at (707) 424-2984.

Travis AFB EMS Policy Statement 

EMS General Awareness Training

Fuel Leak Investigation

In February 2009, a petroleum leak was discovered along a pipeline that provides jet fuel to Travis AFB. Officials identified the source of the leak, shut down the pipeline temporarily, and began fuel recovery operations. The first fact sheet describes the initial response in more detail.

In March 2010, Travis AFB began collecting and analyzing soil and groundwater samples to determine the nature and extent of the petroleum contamination.  This site investigation showed more data is needed to identify the most appropriate cleanup technologies. The second fact sheet describes the site investigation in more detail, and the third fact sheet discusses the remedy selection process.

In October 2010, Travis AFB conducted an excavation of the fuel-contaminated soil along the pipeline.  Once complete, the excavation void was10 feet wide by 60 feet long by 12 feet deep.  All contaminated soil was transported by truck to an appropriate landfill, and the void was backfilled with clean soil.  The objective of this excavation project was to remove as much of the petroleum contamination as possible.

In 2013, a Dual-Phase Extraction (DPE) system was installed to extract as much fuel from the subsurface as possible.  After a few months, it had removed over 3500 pounds of petroleum in the form of vapors and 350 pounds of petroleum liquid.  The DPE system was shut down to verify that most of the liquid had been removed.  In 2014, the DPE system was run one last time to extract any residual liquid, followed by the introduction of a chemical oxidant.  The oxidant stimulates the growth of naturally-occurring microbes that break down the remaining fuel into harmless compounds.  The fourth fact sheet describes these technologies in more detail.

By January 2016, it appeared that the oxidant had broken down the residual fuel.  However, the Solano County Department of Resource Management, which oversees this cleanup project, requested additional data to verify that the cleanup is complete.  The Air Force agreed to install two additional monitoring wells and analyze water samples from each well for four quarters (a total of one year). 

In addition, multiple soil samples from different depths will be collected and analyzed for fuel constituents.  After this data is collected and Solano County is satisfied with the results, the Air Force plans to remove all wells and return all impacted property to its original condition by the middle of 2017.  The fifth fact sheet describes the final cleanup efforts in more detail.

For more information, please contact Ms. Merrie Schilter-Lowe., 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office at (707) 424-0135; or Mr. Josuwa Bernardo, Solano County Department of Resource Management at (707) 784-6765.