Between March and August 2010, at the request of CDM Federal Services, CRM TECH performed a cultural resources identification survey on approximately 182 acres of undeveloped land in the Simi Hills area of Ventura County, California. The purpose of the study is to provide the DOE and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the necessary information to determine, in advance of the EPA's proposed gamma walkover survey of the Northern Undeveloped Land, if that survey could have an effect on any "historic properties," as defined by Section 106, National Historic Preservation Act. Follow this link to read the cultural resources identification survey report.
Cultural Resources Survey Plan
The following documents will support the development of a Cultural Resources Survey for Area IV of the SSFL.
- Draft Cultural Resources Study Plan
- Figure: SSFL Project Vicinity for Work Plan
- Figure: Cultural Resource Survey Area for Work Plan
- EPA Poster: Gamma Scanning Technology Options for Area IV Survey
- December 2009 Fact Sheet: Introduction to Santa Susana Field Laboratory and the Energy Technology Engineering Center
- December 2009 Handout: Cultural Resources at Area IV and the Northern Undeveloped Lands Santa Susana Field Laboratory
- Excerpts from the 2001 Phase 1 Archaeological Survey of Area IV
- Responses to Stakeholder Comments on the Area IV Cultural Resource Survey Plan from December 2 and 3 meetings
DOE will be excavating two trenches for geologic testing in Area IV. Pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act prior to work beginning DOE consulted with the SHPO to determine the effect, if any the proposed work would have on historic properties.