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The Department of The Navy Invites Public Comment on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis For Site UXO –001 Historic Munitions Disposal Area Under the Environmental Restoration Program Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland

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06/05/17

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, MD – In accordance with the requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River invites public comment on the Non-Time-Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) at Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Site UXO-001 – Historic Munitions Disposal Area. Public comment begins on June 6, 2017 and closes on July 6, 2017. The objective of the NTCRA at Site UXO-001 is to address potential munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) at the private beach (Cedar Cove Association) located adjacent to NAS Patuxent River.

The Navy has prepared an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) for the NTCRA to address environmental concerns at Site UXO-001. The Navy intends to remediate Site UXO-001 by removing anomalies identified as Targets of Interest (TOIs) (potential MEC) identified using the Time-domain Electromagnetic Multi-sensor Towed Array Detection System (TEMTADS). 

The public is encouraged to comment on this EE/CA. The NTCRA for Site UXO-001 will be implemented only after the public comment period has ended. An alternative removal action may be selected only after all comments have been received from the public. The EE/CA and all other relevant environmental documents for Site UXO-001 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
    (301) 342-1927
    Hours: 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
    (301) 863-8188
    Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Comments may be written and mailed (postmarked by the closing date of July 6, 2017) to any of the following points of contact:  

  • Naval Air Station Patuxent River
    Public Affairs Officer
    Attn: Patrick Gordon
    22268 Cedar Point Road
    PAO Building 409, Room 209
    Patuxent River, MD 20670-1154

 

  • U.S. EPA Region III
    Attn: Mr. S. Andrew Sochanski
    Hazardous Site Cleanup Division 3HS11
    1650 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029

 

  • Maryland Department of the Environment
    Attn: Mr. Rick Grills
    Federal Facilities Division
    Hazardous Waste Program
    1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 645
    Baltimore, MD 21230-1719 

For further information, contact the Public Affairs Officer at 301-757-3343 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.  

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