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Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA)

We are pleased to announce after several years of collaborative effort, the Record of Decision (ROD) and Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Clear Creek Management Area are complete.

The BLM's Federal Register Notice of Availability for the CCMA ROD and Approved RMP marks the beginning of a 30-day appeal period for the public to challenge implementation decisions in the Approved RMP.

The temporary closure order for CCMA that was issued on May 1, 2008 will remain in effect until the end of the 30-day appeal period on March 14, 2014.

Human Health Risks from Naturally Occurring Asbestos in the Clear Creek Management Area

Since the late 1970’s, numerous scientific studies have identified risks to human health from exposure to naturally occurring asbestos in the Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) The Atlas Asbestos Mine site inside CCMA was listed as a superfund site in 1983 and as part of the clean-up of the Atlas Site, EPA completed the CCMA Asbestos Exposure and Human Health Risk Assessment in 2008 to help BLM evaluate the risk to human health from BLM’s land use authorizations on public lands in the ACEC.

BLM has a webpage with general information about naturally occurring asbestos and the associated health risks.

For more Information regarding naturally occurring asbestos, please refer to the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 website and/or the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) website


Rick Cooper, Field Manager
Bureau of Land Management
Hollister Field Office
20 Hamilton Court
Hollister, CA 95023
Phone: (831) 630-5000
Fax: (831) 630-5055
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F
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