Camp Stoneman Inventory Project Report by lonyoo

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									                      REVISED SITE SURVEY SUMMARY SHEET
                                      FOR
                         DERP-FUDS SITE NO. J09CA077300
                                C M STONEMAN


SITE NAME:           Camp Stoneman. The site was also known as Camp Stoneman Military
Reservation; Camp Stoneman Military Reservation, Contra Costa; Pittsburg Staging Area;
Central Valley Project; Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg; Rancho Los Medanos; Pittsburg
Replacement Depot; Pittsburg Replacement and Reclassification Depot; Camp Stoneman
Replacement & Reclassification Depot & Rifle Range; Camp Stoneman West ~anisoisoh  Rifle
Range; Camp Stoneman Rifle Range; Camp Stoneman U.S. Army Reserve Center; Camp
Stoneman Military Reservation Pittsburg; and West Garrison Rifle Range, Camp Stoneman,
CA.

LOCATION:             The site is located in Northern California, in Contra Costa County, in
the City of Pittsburg, 40 miles northeast of the city of San Francisco (Figures 1 and 2). -

SITE HISTORY: In 1942, the War Department acquired 1831.41 fee acres, 5.61
easement acres, 0.33 license acre, 0.03 permit acre, and 1004.16 leased acres. The total
acreage acquired was 2841.54. Of the fee acres, 17.07 were acquired from the City of
Pittsburg and 1814.34 were acquired from the private owners. The easement acres were
acquired from private owners. Of the license acres, 0.28 was acquired from Contra Costa
County, and the remaining 0.05 was acquired from private owners. The 0.03 permit acre
was acquired from the State of California, Division of Highways. Of the lease acres, 897.01
were obtained from private owners and the remaining 107.15 were acquired from the City of
Pittsburg. The site was used as a staging area and rifle range for troop training by the
United States Army, and was established as a Class I installation (later used as a personnel
replacement and reclassification depot). The site was also used as a facility of the San
Francisco Port of Embarkation, known as the West Garrison Area of Camp Stoneman. The
improvements to the site consisted of motor repair shops, ordnance storage, carpenter shops,
paint and utility shops, oil storehouses, warehouses, target buildings, infirmaries, a hospital,
clinics, dental shops, administrative buildings, mess halls, officers quarters, family quarters,
md nurses quarters, barracks, latrines, chaplain office, firehouses, guard houses, stockades,
a post office, recreational facilities, bowling alleys, gymnasium, tennis courts, a football
field, baseball diamonds, softball fields, basketball courts, generator houses, steam plants, oil
storage tanks, steam pumps, incinerators, a pump house, and septic tanks. The 1004.16
leased acres were terminated prior to 29 May 1958 (no indication of restoration). On 29
October 1954, a total of 1.46 fee acres were reported excess to General Services
Administration (GSA), and were conveyed to the Pittsburg Unified School District by
quitclaim deed on 20 January 1955. A total of 8.94 fee acres (used for a reserve center)
were conveyed to GSA on 15 May 1964 and later turned over to private individuals by
quitclaim deed. The remaining 1821.01 fee acres were sold to various individuals and city
and state agencies between 1959 and 1962. There is no information regarding restoration for
the fee acres.
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                      REVISED SITE SURVEY SUMMARY SHEET
                                      FOR
                    -    DERP-F'UDS SITE NO. J09CA077300
                                 CAMP STONEMAN


The site is currently owned and occupied by the City of Pittsburg and various private
owners.

SITE VISIT: A site visit was conducted on 4-5 March 1991 by Mr. Roger Norris and Mr.
Jenn-Yih Peng of The Earth Technology Corporation. Mr. Robert Bedell, retired senior
engineering technician for the City of Pittsburg, provided historid maps of Camp Stoneman
and provided detailed descriptions of the locations of camp remnants. The site is currently
occupied by the City of Pittsburg and numerous private owners. According to Mr. Bedell,
the only remnants of Camp Stoneman are the rifle range, the main chapel, the sewage
disposal plant, two trash-burning incinerators, several sets of warehouses and some
foundation debris. The 300-yard rifle range is abandoned and is located in a residential area.
Records indicating whether the Army EOD swept the rifle range area before turning it over
to the GSA are not available, however, according to Mr. Bedell, the City of Pittsburgh has
thoroughly examined the rifle range and the adjacent area and have not found any explosive
ordnance. The concrete-and-earth target line and two earth-berm firing lines are part of a
vacant grass field. The Camp Stoneman military chapel has been renovated and is currently
used by the Community United Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg (since 1954). The City of
Pittsburg owned and operated the sewage disposal plant between 1966 and 1984 and
abandoned it in 1985.. The sewage disposal plant property is currently leased to an
 automotive salvage company. Mr. Joseph White purchased the incinerator property from the
DOD in 1962 and then sold it to Mr. Robert Markstein in 1978. The incinerators have not
been used since DOD occupation. The DOD-built warehouses are currently used as
warehouses and private offices by Tennessee Chemical Company, Merit Ends Inc., Central
 Valley Tire Service, and other businesses. Foundation debris is located along the north side
 of East Leland Road between Harbor Street and Loveridge Road, and along Harbor Street
 near Bliss Avenue. During the investigation performed by the St. Louis District DERP team
 at Camp Stonemen property, evidence was found that a military munition may be located at
 andther nearby site. An artillery round was found on the property of the Dow Chemical
 Company, Site No. J09CAOO8800. The investigation also identified another area where high
 concentrations of lead may be found. (See Attachment 1 - Extract from Draft Archive
 Search Report for Camp Stoneman.)
              DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROGRAM
                      FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES

                 FINDINGS AND DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY

                                     CAMP STONEMAN
                        CONTRA C O S A COUNTY, CALIFORNIA                              .        .
                                                                                                ..
                               SITE NO. J09CA077300

                                     FINDINGS OF FACT
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1.     Ln 1942, the War Department acquired (from private owners, the Ciry of Pinsburg,
Contra Costa County, and the State of California) 1831.41 fee acres, 5.61 easement acres,
0.33 Lictnse acre, 0.03 pcnnir acre and 1004.16 leased acres. Toral acnagc acquind was               -
284 1-54.

2.      The site was known as Camp Stoneman Military Reservation; Camp Stoneman                          2-
Military Reservation, Conua Costa; Pinsburg Staging Area; C e n d Valley Project; Camp           -
Stoneman, Pittsburg, Rancho Los Medanos; Pittsburg Replacement Depot; Pittsburg
Replacement and Reclassiiication Depor Camp tone man Replacement & Reclassifcation
Depot and Rifle Range; Camp Stoneman West Ganison Rifle Range; Camp Stoneman Rfe            il
Range; Camp Stoneman U.S. Army Reserve Center, Camp Stoneman Military Resewanon
Pittsburg; and West GariLson Rifle Range, Camp Stoneman, CA. The site was used by the
U.S. Army as a staging area and rifle range for troop training and was established as a class I
installation for the b y (later used as a personnel replacement and reclassification &pot).
The site was also used 'as a facility of the San Francisco Port of Embarkation. Improvements
to the site consisted of motor repair shops, ordnance storage, carpenter shops, paint and utility
shops, oil storehouses, warehouses, target buildings, infirmaries, a hospital, clinics, dental
shops, adminisnative buildings, mess halls, officers quarters, family quarters, and nurses
quarters, barracks, latrines, a chaplain office, firehouses, guard houses, stockades, a post
office, bowling alleys, gymnasium, tennis courts, a football field, baseball diamonds, softball
fields, basketball courts, generator houses, steam plants, oil storage tanks, steam pumps,
incinerators, a p u p house, and septic tanks. The site was used exclusively by DOD during
the period of DOD ownership.

3.      The 1004.16 leased acres were terminated prior to 29 May 1958 wt no indication of
                                                                           ih
restoration. By quitclaim deed dared 20 January 1955, 1.46 fee acres were conveyed to the
Pittsburg Unified School District 8.94 fee acres were transferred to the GSA on 15 May
                                                                      1821.01 fee, 5.61
1964, ayi subsequently sold to private individuals. The ~ m a i n i n g
casement, 0.33 license and 0.03 permit acres were conveyed to various individuals, city and
state agencies between 1959 and 1962. There is no information regarding restoration for the
fee acres. The site is currently owned and occupied by the City of Pitrsburg and various
private owners.
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DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROGRAM FOR FORMERLY USED
DEFENSE SITES, FINDINGS AND DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY; CAMP
STONEMAN, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SITE NO. J09CA077300

                         DETERMINATION
Based on the foregoing findings of fact, the site has been
determined to be formerly used by the DOD. Therefore, it is
eligible for the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for
Formerly Used Defense Sites, established under T O USC 2701 et
seq.                                                         :



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                                    ~rigadierGeneral, U.S. Army
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                  Scale
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    Source: Base map from U.S.G.S.. 1250.000
           San Jose. Sacramento. Santa Rosa.
                                                   Figure 1

                                                Location Map
                                               Camp Stoneman
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                                                                      North
           and San Francisco Ouadrangles.      Site No. J09CA077300
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                   Scale
                                1 Mile




    Source: Base map from U.S.G.S.. 124.000
           Antioch SouBh. Antioch Noflh. Clayton
                                                       Figure 2

                                                      Site Map
                                                   Camp Stonernan
                                                                          NO rth'.

           and Honker Bay Quadrangles              Site No. J09CA077300
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