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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

WILLIAMS AIR FORCE BASE
MESA, MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA
CERCLIS NO. AZ7570028582

December 1, 1997

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

    Site Description and History
    Local Demographics
    Land Use
    ATSDR Involvement
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

    Introduction
    Former Skeet Range

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDICES

    Appendix A: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards Associated With the 32 IRP Sites at Williams AFB

    Appendix B: Glossary

    Appendix C: Public Comments On the Williams Air Force Base Public HealthAssessment


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Location and Population Data for Communities Located Near Williams Air Force Base

Table 2: Population Data, Williams Air Force Base and Nearby Area

Table 3: Housing Data, Williams Air Force Base and Nearby Area

Table 4: Exposure Pathways


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Area Map, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona

Figure 2: Site Map of 32 IRP Sites, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona

Figure 3: Demographics Within 1-Mile Radius of Williams Air Force Base, Arizona

Figure 4: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process

Figure 5: Former Skeet Range (Site SS-19), Williams Air Force Base, Arizona




LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

ACGIHAmerican Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ADEQArizona Department of Environmental Quality
ADWRArizona Department of Water Resources
AFBAir Force Base
AFBCAAir Force Base Conversion Agency
ASTsAboveground storage tanks
ASUArizona State University
ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BEHPBis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
DDEDichlorodiphenyldichloroethene
DDTDichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
EPAUnited States Environmental Protection Agency
FFAFederal Facilities Agreement
HBGLHealth Based Guidance Level
IRPInstallation Restoration Program
JP-4Jet petroleum grade 4
MEKMethyl ethyl ketone
MRLMinimal Risk Level
NPLNational Priorities List
OSHAOccupational Safety and Health Administration
OUOperable Unit
OWSOil/water separator
PAHPolynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons
PCBPolychlorinated biphenyls
PCETetrachloroethylene
PELPermissible Exposure Limit
PHAPublic Health Assessment
PHAPPublic Health Action Plan
POLPetroleum, oil, and lubricant
PRGPreliminary Remediation Goal
PVCPolyvinyl chloride
RABRestoration Advisory Board
RCRAResource Conservation and Recovery Act
RODRecord of Decision
SVESoil vapor extraction
SVOCsSemivolatile organic compounds
TCETrichloroethylene
TLVThreshold Limit Value
TPHTotal petroleum hydrocarbons
USAFUnited States Air Force
USTsUnderground storage tanks
VEMURVoluntary Environmental Mitigation Use Restriction
VOCsVolatile organic compounds


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