Pax River Wants Public Comment on Pine Hill Cleanup
In accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Naval Air Station Patuxent River invites public comment on the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) at Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Site 5 (Operable Unit 5 [OU-5]), Disposal Site near Pine Hill Run.
The findings of the remedial investigation and the results of the removal action for Site 5, indicate there are no unacceptable risks to human health or the environment.Â Therefore, no further action for soil and no actionÂ for sediment and surface water are proposed for Site 5.
Public comment begins on August 22, 2012 and closes on September 20, 2012. A public meeting is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on August 29, 2012, at the Frank Knox Employee Development Building, Building 2189, Room 100, to present the PRAP for Site 5 and to answer questions.
The Navy issues PRAPs as part of its ER Program.Â The purpose of a PRAP is to describe the background and rationale for the selection of the remedy proposed by the Navy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The PRAP includes solicitation of public comments on the selected remedy.
The public is encouraged to comment on this PRAP. The final remedy for Site 5 will be implemented only after the public comment period has ended. An alternative remedy may be selected only after all comments have been received from the public. Relevant environmental documents for Site 5 are available for review at either of the following repositories:
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Comments may be written and mailed (postmarked by the closing date of September 20, 2012) to any of the following points of contact:
Public Affairs Officer, NAS
Attn: Mr. Gary Younger
22268 Cedar Point Road
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Patuxent River, MD 20670-1154
U.S. EPA Region III
Attn: Mr. S. Andrew Sochanski
Hazardous Site Cleanup Division 3HS13
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Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Maryland Department of the Environment
Attn: Mr. Rick Grills
Federal Facilities Division
Hazardous Waste Program
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Baltimore, MD 21230-1719
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Source: Naval Air Station Patuxent River