Information from the Daily Incident Update for December 5, 2023 has been included in today’s update for December 6, 2023.
Future updates from this incident will be released daily and will include the latest information based on operations and recovery progress. ALL UPDATED INCIDENT INFORMATION IN BLUE.
CITY COUNCIL UPDATE:
On December 5, during a Special Meeting of the City Council (concurrent with the Regular Meeting of the City Council), the City Council voted unanimously to direct staff to redouble the City’s efforts to pressure and encourage county, local, state and federal officials to take action that has been requested since November 10th and before. Including obtaining data, state action and resources, and federal, specifically the Department of the Navy and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), action and resources.
Council Member Gallagher proposed a friendly amendment to direct staff to include a call to action for the community that includes the contact information for the City’s representatives at the local, state and federal level so they can contact them directly. Mayor Lumbard and Mayor Pro Tem Clark accepted the amendment.
The meeting can be viewed at the following link: https://www.tustinca.org/282/Meetings-Agendas.
DEBRIS CLEARANCE UPDATE:
Certified Asbestos Consultants (CACs) and Asbestos Mitigation teams completed a total of 67 residential inspections and mitigations and 69 inspections. To date, a total of 1,002 reports have been reported to the portal, of which 839 have been inspected and 665 have been mitigated and cleared.
Certified Asbestos Consultants (CACs) and Asbestos Mitigation teams completed a total of 63 residential inspections and mitigations and 66 inspections. To date, a total of 980 reports have been reported to the portal, of which 770 have been inspected and 598 have been mitigated and cleared.
Public Right of Ways
- Certified Asbestos Consultants (CACs) and Asbestos Mitigation teams continue to clean the public right of ways.
- All 29 Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) schools have been inspected, mitigated, and cleared. This includes Heritage Elementary and Legacy Magnate Academy. Both Heritage and Legacy are pending release back to TUSD on the adjacent open fields being cleared of all potential fire debris. Please use the following link for up-to-date information on school closure status: https://www.tustin.k12.ca.us/tustin-hangar-fire/school-status.
- Legacy Park is pending remediation and clearance prior to being released. The 11 other parks have been cleared. Please follow the following link for up-to-date park closure information. https://www.tustinca.org/715/Parks-Information.
NAVY HANGAR SITE OPERATIONAL UPDATE:
- Heavy equipment was set-up on 5 December ahead of the North Hangar door deconstruction.
- On the morning of Thursday December 7th, deconstruction of the north hangar doors will begin and is estimated to take 2 – 2.5 weeks:
- During this controlled process, cranes will slowly lay down each section of the door to the ground. All door materials will remain onsite, and no removal will take place during this time.
- Noise will be mitigated through the entire process and ongoing air monitoring surveillance will continue until the hangar site has been completely remediated by the U.S. Navy.
- Tackifier application to the hangar site was completed on December 3.
RESIDENTIAL UNVERIFIED DEBRIS INVESTIGATION AND MITIGATION
Inspection and mitigation teams are actively working through residential neighborhoods. If your residence is unattended when they arrive, the team will leave a door flyer with a QR code and instructions on how to sign up for an appointment. If more information is needed, the community may call 714-426-2444, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
SAMPLING AND REMEDIATION PROCCESS
Below is a step-by-step process for how our teams will respond to reported debris:
- Your report will be assigned to a Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC) schedule an onsite inspection of your residence or business.
- *The CAC or Certified Site Surveillance Technician (CSST) will visit your home to collect a sample of the debris to be sent off-site for testing. You will be contacted to confirm whether the debris is Asbestos Containing Material (ACM).
- *If the debris tests positive for asbestos, an ACM Remediation Team will be assigned to return to your home to clean-up the debris. Upon completion of the clean-up, a separate team will return to your residence or business to confirm a successful remediation of the area.
- *PLEASE NOTE THAT STEPS 2 AND 3 MAY BE COMPLETED SIMULTANEOUSLY.
- You will be asked by the CAC or CSST to sign a release of liability. This form solely provides consent for the teams to access your private property to investigate and remediate any suspected material. Please refer to the “Private Property Consent and Waiver Process” document available at the following link: https://www.tustinca.org/1484/Private-Property-Consent-and-Waiver-Proc.
CALL CENTER & WEBSITE
The City of Tustin’s website is regularly updated with the most recent information regarding the Navy Hangar Fire. We encourage the community to visit https://www.tustinca.org first as many can be answered via the website. If more information is needed, the community may call 714-426-2444, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.