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Red Hill Public Engagement Updates

In the Navy’s continued efforts to facilitate open and transparent communication with regulators, stakeholders and the general public below you will find information regarding the most recent upgrades and improvements to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. These efforts not only allow the Red Hill fuel tanks to remain a viable resource to our national defense but ultimately ensure the protection of human health, the environment as well as Oahu’s drinking water supply.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the Navy held in-person meetings to inform the public of any updates and improvements to the Red Hill Facility. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on large social gatherings, the Navy is currently providing audio updates.

Audio updates can be listened to by clicking on the corresponding links below:

2021 - 3rd Quarter Audio updates (Sept. 1, 2021)

  • Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) Update – Donald Panthen, director of the Navy’s Red Hill Program Management Office, provides updates on the Navy’s progress under the AOC agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH).  
    Download MP3 File (11 MB) I Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:12:00)
  • 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 times of disaster and emergency response as well as the day-to-day operations of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG).
    Download MP3 File (6 MB) I Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:05:52)
  • Soil Vapor Monitoring (SVM) 101 – Dayna Fujimoto, a supervisory environmental engineer with the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Hawaii, provides supporting soil vapor monitoring information to supplement the Navy’s 1st quarter “Soil Vapor Monitoring Program Update” audio cast file.  
    Download MP3 File (5 MB) I Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:05:07)

 

2021 - 1st Quarter Audio updates (March 26, 2021)

  • Tank Tightness Testing Update - Cmdr. Darrel Frame, Red Hill Program office director of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, provide updates on the Navy's Tank Tightness Testing process.
    Download MP3 File (6 MB) I Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:06:13)
  • Fleet Logistics Center, "System of Systems" Update - Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Bencs, fuel director for Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor discusses how the individual systems at Red Hill work in conjunction with each other.
    Download MP3 File (8 MB) I Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:09:08)
  • Soil Vapor Monitoring Program Update - Susan Lohr, a physical scientist with the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii explains some of the innovative advances being made to the Navy's Soil Vapor Monitoring Program.
    Download MP3 File (8 MB) I Stream audion on DVIDS (Length: 00:09:02)


Supplemental Soil Vapor Monitoring Program Update images:

Image 1: Soil Vapor Monitoring System (Coming soon)

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Image 2: Hand-held photoionization detector (PID)

 

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Image 3: PID Analyzer for continuous soil vapor monitoring

 

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Image 4: Conceptual illustration of action threshold based on continuous monitoring results.

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2020 – 3rd Quarter Audio updates (September 15, 2020)

  • Overall Update - Capt. Gordie Meyer, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii and regional engineer for Navy Region Hawaii, discusses the overall update on the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
    Download MP3 File (5 MB) l Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:09:32)
  • Monitoring Wells Update – Ms. Dayna Fujimoto, Red Hill Program Environmental Engineer for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, discusses the groundwater monitoring well program.
    Download MP3 File (6 MB) l Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:07:27)
  • Partnership with University of Hawaii- In this segment, University of Hawaii’s Dr. Brennon Morioka, dean of the College of Engineering, discusses infrared thermography.
    Download MP3 File (6 MB) l Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:06:35)


2020 - 2nd Quarter 2020 Audio updates (June 30, 2020)

  • Overall Update - Capt. Marc Delao, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii and regional engineer for Navy Region Hawaii, discusses the overall update on the Red Hill Fuel Facility. 
    Download MP3 file (10 MB) | Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:10:49)
  • Operational Improvements - Lt. Cmdr. Shannon Bencs, fuel director for Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, discusses updates on operational improvements. 
    Download MP3 file (6 MB) | Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:06:43)
  • Infrastructure Enhancement - Cmdr. Darrel Frame, Red Hill program office director of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, discusses updates on infrastructure enhancement. 
    Download MP3 file (9 MB) | Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:10:27)
  • Partnership with University of Hawaii- Cmdr. Darrel Frame introduces University of Hawaii's Dr. Margo Edwards, director of the Applied Research Laboratory and Dr. Brennon Morioka, dean of the College of Engineering, to discuss the partnership between the U.S. Navy and University of Hawaii. 
    Download MP3 file (8 MB) | Stream audio on DVIDS (Length: 00:0913)

 

Red Hill Public Workshop - Oct. 15, 2019

The Navy invited members of the public to attend a workshop at the Oahu Veterans Center, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The workshop provided an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and hear the latest update on the Administrative Order on Consent.

The event featured various poster stations with subject matter experts standing by to help explain what the posters represent. Click links below to view the posters. 

Posters

Oct. 15, 2019 - Red Hill Public Workshop

 

Mar. 14, 2018 - Red Hill Public Workshop

 

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(Updated: 09/01/2021)

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