Helpful Links

Programmatic Agreement

DOE executed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) with the California State Historic Preservation Officer for the proposed cleanup of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory to comply with the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

In development of the PA, DOE consulted with numerous Consulting Parties (see Attachment 3 of the PA) and held two public comment periods that began in October 2018 and February 2019. DOE will continue to consult with the Consulting Parties, and seek and consider public comment as described in the PA.

The Programmatic Agreement can be downloaded here.


Monitoring and Inadvertent Discovery Plan for Tribal and Archaeological Monitors

The Monitoring and Inadvertent Discovery Plan provides protocols for conducting tribal and archaeological monitoring during remediation activities in Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone (NBZ) of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).

The Monitoring and Inadvertent Discovery Plan can be downloaded here.

The following links provide information developed by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), a federal agency that generally oversees the operation of the Section 106 process.


Cultural and Biological Studies Protect SSFL Environment and History

Protecting the environment and history of Area IV at Santa Susana Field Laboratory is a key goal during the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) studies and cleanup of contamination there.

Biological studies identify threatened and endangered plant and animal species that may be located at the site so that scientists and technicians can avoid damage to the environment while they study potential contamination in the area.

Cultural studies identify historical artifacts and other features at the site so that they can be taken into account during studies and cleanup.

The findings in these studies are taken into consideration in two crucial ways: