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PUBLIC NOTICE: Request for information about the former Port Hueneme Seacoast Defense Site

Published April 21, 2011
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed a Site Inspection at the former Port Hueneme Seacoast Defense Site.

This site, used as a seacoast defense installation between 1942 and 1945, is one of many former military installations throughout the United States that will be reviewed under the Department of Defense’s Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol. This protocol is used to assess sites that may have unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions or munitions constituents. The protocol also assigns priorities for any additional investigation or munitions removal that may be required.

The evaluation criteria, including types of munitions that may be present, ease of access to the site and number of people living near the site, are available for public review in the Site Inspection Report. A copy of the document is located at the Oxnard Public Library, 251 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030. The draft final version of this document is also available on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Website at

For more information, or if you have additional information about past activities related to the former Port Hueneme Seacoast Defense Site, please contact:

Fran Firouzi
Project Manager
(213) 452-3854
USACE, Los Angeles District
915 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017-3997 
Jennie Ayala
Public Affairs Specialist
(213) 452-3925
USACE, Los Angeles District
915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1146
Los Angeles, CA 90017 

Jennie Ayala

Release no. 11-004