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News Release #20-002: Navy provides Red Hill update

06/30/20 12:35 PM

Navy Region Hawaii Public Affairs

The Navy is pleased to update the public on the latest improvements to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Because of restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19, the Navy is providing an audio update to the community during the second quarter of 2020.

This audio cast is divided into four segments and provides updates on the progress being made at the Red Hill Fuel Facility to ensure our environment is protected and the drinking water remains safe. In addition, the Red Hill Fuel Facility remains ready to carry out its critical mission and support Hawaii in times of need.

Since 2015, the Navy and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) have worked collaboratively with federal and state regulatory agencies – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii Department of Health – under an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) in a formalized process to continue to improve the facility and its operations. Even before the AOC was signed, the Navy and DLA had routinely maintained and upgraded the facility, improving and modernizing various components.

Links for the audio casts are available by clicking here.

  • Overall Update on the Red Hill Fuel Facility, Capt. Marc Delao, Commanding Officer Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii and Regional Engineer for Navy Region Hawaii
  • Update on Operational Improvements, Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Bencs, Fuel Director for Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor
  • Update on Infrastructure Enhancement, Cmdr. Darrel Frame, Red Hill Program Office Director, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii
  • Partnership with University of Hawaii, Dr. Margo Edwards, Director, Applied Research Laboratory and Dr. Brennon Morioka, Dean, College of Engineering, introduced by Cmdr. Darrel Frame