Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA)
Currently, the 31,000-acre Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) within the CCMA is under a temporary closure.
The temporary closure will remain in effect until a new Record of Decision for the CCMA RMP is approved.
Clear Creek Management Area Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (CCMA PRMP/FEIS)
BLM is pleased to announce the release of the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) Proposed Resource Management Plan (PRMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The Proposed RMP and Final EIS was developed through a collaborative planning process and provides an analysis of issues and concerns expressed during public comment meetings held in 2010 with regards to human health risk from exposure to asbestos in the CCMA Serpentine Area of Critical Environmental Concern.
Copies of the PRMP/FEIS have been sent to affected federal, state, and local government agencies and to interested parties. Copies of the CCMA PRMP/FEIS are available for public inspection at the BLM Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, CA 95023 Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hard copies and CDs are also available by request at this location as well.
Please help us conserve resources and view the Clear Creek Management Area Proposed RMP and Final EIS here:
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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