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Public Participation

Restoration Advisory Board
Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs) are citizen panels made of representatives from the community, the Navy, and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.  RAB members receive updates on site cleanup progress.  They also review and provide comments on remediation plans and other cleanup documents.

Seal Beach RAB Information
The Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Restoration Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis, normally on the second Wednesday of January, April, July and October at 6:00 PM.  Meetings take place at the Seal Beach City Council Chamber, 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, CA, 90740.  Meetings are open to the public.  The RAB is currently open for membership applications.  For information on attending a RAB meeting or joining the RAB as a member please contact the station Public Affairs Officer at (562) 626-7215.  The Seal Beach RAB held its first meeting in February, 1995. 

Administrative Record, Information Repository, and the Web
As per CERCLA regulations, documentation relating to the government's environmental cleanup efforts must be available for public viewing.  Documentation can range from sampling reports to cleanup plans to correspondence between the Navy and regulators.  There are three ways to view this information:

Administrative Records - Normally located aboard a military installation.  Records may be viewed by contacting the appropriate Navy representative:
Located at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach
800 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone (562) 626-7897

Information Repositories - Located in a convenient public library.  The amount of information available is substantial, but can be limited by individual library space restrictions.  Information can be viewed at the individual's discretion without contacting the Navy.
Located at the Mary Wilson Public Library
707 Electric Avenue
Seal Beach, CA 90740
(562) 431-3584

On the Internet - A wide range of public documents is available for viewing online. 

Mailing List
Mailing lists provide a way for citizens to obtain the latest fact sheets and information about upcoming special public meetings relating to the environmental cleanup process.  Mailing lists do not normally generate more than six mailings per year.  To join a mailing list, please contact the station Public Affairs Officer (562) 626-7215. 

Technical Assistance Opportunities
Several federal and state organizations have programs and other resources designed to help provide environmental technical expertise to local communities:

Department of Defense Technical Assistance for Public Participation Handbook
EPA Technical Assistance Handbook (260 KB PDF file)
State of California Environmental Education Interagency Network

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