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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

MATHER AIR FORCE BASE
MATHER, SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
EPA FACILITY ID: CA8570024143

September 29, 2000

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

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND EXPOSURE SITUATIONS

HEALTH OUTCOME DATA

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

REFERENCES

APPENDICES


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Completed Exposure Situations at Mather AFB

Table 2: Summary of Exposures to Contaminants in Drinking Water

Table 3: Description of Community Supply Wells

Table 4: Contaminants Detected above Comparison Values in Drinking Water Supply Wells

Table 5: Summary of Surface Soil Sampling Data That Exceed Comparison Values

Table 6: Summary of Surface Water Sampling Data That Exceed Comparison Values

Table 7: Summary of Sediment Sampling Data That Exceed Comparison Values


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Location Map

Figure 2: Mather Air Force Base

Figure 3: Demographic Information, Mather AFB

Figure 4: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 5: Mather AFB Contaminant Plumes and Community and On-base Supply Wells

Figure 6: Public Health Hazard Category Definitions


ABBREVIATIONS

AC&W Aircraft Control and Warning
Aerojet Aerojet-General Corporation
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
bgs below ground surface
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
CALEPA California Environmental Protection Agency
CEL cancer effect level
CDHS California Department of Health Services
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CPF cancer potency factor
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CUCC Citizens Utilities Company of California
CV comparison value
1,2-DCA 1,2-dichloroethane
DCE dichloroethylene
DOD Department of Defense
EMEG ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
FFA Federal Facility Agreement
FOSET Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer
IRP Installation Restoration Program
JP-4 jet petroleum number 4
LOAEL lowest-observed-adverse-effect-level
Mather Mather Air Force Base
MCL USEPA's maximum contaminant level
MRL ATSDR minimal risk level
NCEA National Center for Environmental Assessment
NOAEL no-observed-adverse-effect-level
NPL National Priorities List
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OU operable unit
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
PCE tetrachloroethylene, also know as perchloroethene
PHA public health assessment
PHAP public health action plan
POL petroleum, oil, and lubricant
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
ppt parts per trillion
RBC USEPA Region III risk-based concentration
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfD reference dose
RMEG ATSDR's reference media evaluation guide
ROD record of decision
SAC Strategic Air Command
SVE soil-vapor extraction
TCE trichloroethylene
TPH total petroleum hydrocarbons
USAF U.S. Air Force
USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compound

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