The City has been actively involved in the Mill Site remediation process since 2004. Our technical experts have peer reviewed each report prepared by Georgia-Pacific's consultant team and provided feedback to the State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and Georgia-Pacific on behalf of the City. The City is keenly interested in ensuring that the Mill Site is cleaned up to make it safe for future users (both human and ecological). For that reason, the former Fort Bragg Redevelopment Agency took actions in 2007 to exert its authority over the Mill Site clean-up under the Polanco Redevelopment Act. When the Redevelopment Agency was eliminated, its Polanco responsibilities passed to the Successor Agency (i.e., the City). The City is actively engaged in the environmental remediation process, as it is a critical step in preparing the Mill Site for future redevelopment.
The California Department of Substance Control (DTSC) is responsible for overseeing the remediation of the Mill Site.