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U.S. Navy provides 3rd quarter Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility public information update

09/01/21 08:59 AM

Release # 21-07

As a result of on-going COVID-19 social gathering restrictions, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH) has posted the 2021 third quarter Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility public information audio update on its website: www.cnic.navy.mil/redhill. 

These audio updates provide information regarding ongoing maintenance and improvements being made at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility:

1) Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) Update – Donald Panthen, director of the Navy’s Red Hill Program Management Office, provides an update on the Navy’s progress under the AOC agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH).

2) Red Hill Fuel Support to the State of Hawaii – Lt. Cmdr. Les Begin, fuel director for the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center, discusses how the fuel contained at Red Hill supports the State of Hawaii in day-to-day operations as well as during times of disaster or emergency response.

3) Soil Vapor Monitoring (SVM) 101 – Dayna Fujimoto, a supervisory environmental engineer with the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Hawaii, provides supporting soil vapor monitoring information to supplement the Navy’s first quarter “Soil Vapor Monitoring Program Update” audio cast file.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has allocated $750 million worth of system enhancements and upgrades at Red Hill over a 10 year period to ensure the primary objectives of the Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) are fulfilled. The Navy remains fully dedicated to working collaboratively and transparently with the EPA and DOH under the AOC to maintain safe and secure operations of the Red Hill Facility and ensure the drinking water and the environment remain safe.

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