Current Status

GSA has deferred the disposal process pending NASA’s issuance of a supplemental record of decision identifying the specific soil cleanup plan to be implemented at the Santa Susana site.

Two federal agencies have expressed preliminary interest in sponsoring use of the property: the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the National Park Service (NPS).

In the absence of a potential federal transfer, GSA continues as a consulting party to NASA – furnishing information requests and site inspections, standing by to facilitate interim use requests, participating in community forums, and enabling stakeholder interests – until such time as the property is determined surplus and can be legally conveyed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act otherwise known as Superfund or CERCLA.


June 7, 2013
GSA letters to BIA and NPS.
GSA letter to BIA [PDF - 695 KB] and GSA letter to NPS [PDF - 430 KB]


September 21, 2012
BIA sent a letter to GSA formally expressing interest in acquiring the federal excess real property at the Santa Susana site.
BIA Letter to GSA re: Santa Susana [PDF - 753 KB]


March 2011
As part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study, GSA heard from the NPS that they were interested in exploring whether the significance of the natural and cultural resources at the Santa Susana site would meet the criteria for inclusion in the National Park System.


October 27, 2010
GSA met with the Tribe’s Business Committee to explain how the Tribe could acquire the property at this stage of the disposal process, in other words the excess or pre-surplus stage. The acquisition would have to be through the BIA and under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

October 14, 2010
The federally recognized Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (the Tribe) expressed an interest in acquiring the federal excess real property at the site.

September 3, 2010
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued its determination that the property is not suitable to assist the homeless. See the Federal Register Volume 75, Issue 171 (Friday, September 3, 2010) [[Page 54258]] for the reasons.

February, 1, 2010
GSA distributed a Notice of Availability to all federal agencies notifying them of the availability of the property for acquisition.
GSA Notice of Availability - Santa Susana [PDF - 4.8 MB]


September 19, 2009
GSA conditionally accepted the report of excess.
GSA Acceptance Letter - Santa Susana [PDF - 201 KB]

September 14, 2009
NASA reported its Santa Susana property to GSA as excess to its needs.
NASA Cover Letter re: Santa Susana [PDF - 293 KB]

Last Reviewed 2017-06-14