The former DFSP Norwalk was a 50-acre fuel tank farm located at 15306 Norwalk Boulevard. It contained 12 aboveground storage tanks that once held approximately 36 million gallons. The fuel terminal was used to store and distribute jet fuel to military installations in the western United States. At peak operation, it had an annual throughput (the total input and output amounts) of 330,000,000 gallons.
SFPP is the primary pipeline company for distribution of commercial and military fuels in the western United States. SFPP leases a two-acre easement on the south side of the facility. The company previously operated a pump station within the easement and pumped fuel into and out of the facility. The pump station has since been decommissioned, but three pipelines heading eastward along the southern boundary remain in service to deliver gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels.
Working As A Team to Meet Our Goals
DLA Energy and SFPP have been jointly working on investigating and cleaning up the site since impacted soil was first discovered in the mid-1980s. The California Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), the lead regulatory agency on this project, oversees cleanup at the site and must review and approve any clean-up activities. RWQCB also sets the cleanup goals and can grant closure or “No Further Action” at the site when the cleanup goals are met.