NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The Department of the Navy and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3, with concurrence from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), are beginning a Five-Year Review of existing Record of Decision (ROD) documents and ongoing remedial (environmental cleanup) actions at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. A Five-Year Review is required by Section 121 of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for remedial actions which result in any hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants remaining at a site at levels that do not allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure.
The purpose of the Five-Year Review is to ensure that these remedial actions are providing adequate protection of human health and the environment. The Navy will submit draft findings of the Five-Year Review to EPA and MDE in May 2018. The final report will be made available to the public in December 2018.
The Five-Year Review will contain information on the following Sites: Site 1 Fishing Point Landfill and Site 12, Landfill Behind Rifle Range, Operable Unit (OU)-1, Site 6/6A, OU-1 – Bohneyard Site, Site 11 OU-1 and OU-2- Former and Current Sanitary Landfills, Site 17, OU-1 – Pesticide Shop (Building 841), Site 31 – Tire Shop Building 307, and Site 39 – Waste Tetrachloroethene (PCE) Storage Area (Building 503).
Community members who have questions or information about the effectiveness of the remedies that would help the review team are encouraged to contact the Public Affairs Officer:
NAS Patuxent River Public Affairs
22268 Cedar Point Road
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1154
All relevant environmental documents are available for review at either of the following repositories:
•Naval Air Station Patuxent River Library
22269 Cedar Point Road, Building 407
Patuxent River, MD 20629
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
•St. Mary’s County Public Library
Lexington Park Branch
21677 FDR Boulevard
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.