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What follows is an email conversation initiated by CANM Executive Director Dave McCoy, after months of inquiry attempting to find corroboration that The Air Force and Kirtland had been notified of our petition and begun mandated responses.  Our petition can be viewed here.

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Subject: Kirtland AFB Letter and Petition
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:24:59 +0000
From: Villarreal, Chris <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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Mr. McCoy;

I did some checking on EPA's letter to the Air Force (copy attached) regarding your citizen petition for a preliminary assessment of the Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The letter, dated January 31, 2014, was mailed from our office to the Air Force.  It is my understanding that the Kirtland AFB does have a copy of the petition.

Attached below is information received from Tomas Manning of the Air Force yesterday.

Chris Villarreal
Chief, Risk and Site Assessment Section

214-665-6758

 

From: MANNING, THOMAS M GS-15 USAF AFCEC AFCEC/SAF/IEE REO DAL [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] 
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 1:53 PM
To: Turner, LaDonna
Cc: Villarreal, Chris
Subject: RE: Kirtland AFB Letter and Petition

Thanks very much for emailing the 31 Jan letter this morning.  For some
reason that had not appeared in the right mail box at the Pentagon.

Tom

//SIGNED//
THOMAS M. MANNING, DAF
Director, AF Regional Environmental Office - Central Region
and DoD Regional Environmental Coordinator, Reg. 6
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the AF (Environment, Safety &
Occupational Health)
214.767.4650, extension 46

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Turner, LaDonna [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.]
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:44 AM
To: MANNING, THOMAS M GS-15 USAF AFCEC AFCEC/SAF/IEE REO DAL
Cc: Villarreal, Chris
Subject: Kirtland AFB Letter and Petition

Good Morning Mr. Manning.

Attached you will find the letter dated January 31, sent to Kathleen
Ferguson along with the Citizen Petition from Mr. McCoy, regarding Kirtland
AFB in New Mexico.  If you have any questions please contact me.


LaDonna Turner
US EPA Region 6
Superfund
Risk and Site Assessment Section (6SF-TR)
214-665-6666
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Date: March 19, 2014 at 2:38:32 PM MDT
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Cc: Eric Nuttall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>, Brian Shields/Amigos Bravos <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>, Amigos Bravos/Michael Jensen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject: November 21,2013 KAFB NPL Petition

Dear Sirs and Madame,

I was informed by letter of January 24, 2014 that the Citizen Action, et.al., 11/21/2013 petition for NPL listing for the Kirtland AFB jet fuel spill was sent to the Air Force for consideration.  I was informed by Region 6 staff that the letter was sent to Ms. Kathleen Ferguson, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Installation, Environment and Logistics.

On 3/19/2014, I was informed by KAFB Counsel Barry Shupe who made calls to Washington, D.C. AF that in fact the NPL Application has not been received by the Air Force although they are aware of its existence. This amounts to a five month delay for consideration of the petition out of a time period of one year for consideration of the petition.  Citizen Action is not agreeing to waive time for consideration of the Petition.

I request receiving an electronic copy from the EPA Region 6 showing proof of service of the November 2013 Petition on the AF that EPA identified by its January 24, 2014 letter to Citizen Action, et al. The 11/21/2013 Petition should also be sent again to the Air Force since they do not have the Petition.  I additionally request that Region 6 provide me with proof of service of the Petition on the AF.

I request that the AF notify Citizen Action of its receipt or non-receipt of the petition from EPA Region 6 within three business days.

I left telephonic messages on both Mr. Villareal and Ms. King's extensions regarding this matter on 3/19/2014 and spoke with Mr. Villareal a month ago about the matter.

Respectfully,

David B. McCoy, Esq.,
Executive Director
Citizen Action New Mexico
PO Box 4276
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87196
505 262-1862