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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE LITTLE CREEK
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
EPA FACILITY ID: VA5170022482

September 25, 2003

Prepared by:

Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF THIS REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX B: ATSDR'S EXPOSURE EVALUATION PROCESS

APPENDIX C: ATSDR'S RESPONSES TO PUBLIC COMMENTS


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1. Evaluation of Sites at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek

Table 2. Exposure Pathways Evaluation Table

Table 3. Contaminant Concentrations in Fish and Crab From Little Creek Harbor


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Area Map

Figure 2. Site Map

Figure 3A. 1990 Demographics

Figure 3B. 2000 Demographics

Figure 4. Topographical Map

Figure 5. Aerial Photo Map

Figure 6. Floodplain Map

Figure 7. Wetlands Map

Figure 8. SWMU 8 and Water Tower 1553


LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
AT averaging time
ABM abrasive blast material
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BW body weight
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEL cancer effect level
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CRP community response plan
EF exposure frequency
ED exposure duration
EMEG ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FFA Federal Facility Agreement
FS feasibility study
IR ingestion rate
IRP installation restoration program
kg kilogram
µg/dL micrograms per deciliter
µg/L micrograms per liter
µg/kg micrograms per kilogram
mg/kg milligram per kilogram
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram per day
MRL ATSDR's minimal risk level
na not analyzed
NAB Naval Amphibious Base
nd non detect
NPL EPA's National Priorities List
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PCE tetrachloroethylene
PCP pentachlorophenol
PHA public health assessment
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
PLPP The Navy's Pediatric Lead Poisoning Prevention
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RAB restoration advisory board
RBC EPA's risk-based concentration
RfD EPA's reference dose
RI remedial investigation
RMEG ATSDR's reference dose media evaluation guide
SSL EPA's soil screening level
SVOCs semi-volatile organic compounds
SWMU solid waste management unit
TCE trichloroethylene
VDEQ Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
VDH Virginia Department of Health
VMRC Virginia Marine Resources Commission
VPDES Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
VOCs volatile organic compounds


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