The site consists of 100 acres of predominantly vacant land. The site is located on the west bank of the Owens Dry Lake, approximately ten miles south of Lone Pine, California. Originally, the site was used by PPG Industries Bartlett Plant (PPG) as a salt extraction facility until it ceased operation in 1958. Salts were extracted from water collected in Owens Lake and processed to form soda ash.
EPA records list the PPG site as a Superfund site; however, Preliminary Assessments stated the PPG site did not qualify for Superfund status under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The site includes facilities from the former PPG salt extraction facility. Redevelopment ideas for the PPG Plant site include a renewable energy project as well as a manufacturing facility.