The Camarillo Airport Formerly Used Defense Site, or FUDS, is located within the city limits of Camarillo, in Ventura County, California, approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is investigating and monitoring the former Air Force base through the FUDS Program for munitions and explosive hazards that may remain from previous military activities. This page provides information on the Open Burn/Open Detonation Range, or OB/OD Range project, which is part of the Camarillo Airport FUDS.
The OB/OD Range project comprises 384 acres and is located in the western portion of the Camarillo Airport property. The range was used to store and destroy military munitions, such as rockets, flares, dynamite, and commercial and other explosives. A heavy earth-moving equipment operator school conducts training in the project area, which has resulted in the ground having been excavated, moved, dumped and leveled repeatedly over the years.
USACE began investigating the OB/OD Range project in 1994 for the potential presence of munitions and explosives of concern. Site visits identified munitions debris within the OB/OD Range project area, and based on these findings USACE, recommended that a Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study be conducted to determine if additional munitions clearance activities are required.