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Corps to host FNOD public meeting July 10; receive public comments through July 30

Norfolk District Public Affairs
Published July 1, 2014
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold its 2015 FNOD quarterly restoration advisory board meeting March 25, 6-8 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott, located at 8060 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, Virginia.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold its 2015 FNOD quarterly restoration advisory board meeting March 25, 6-8 p.m., at the Courtyard Marriott, located at 8060 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, Virginia.

SUFFOLK, Va. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed clean-up plans for three sites at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot here.

The meeting, which is 6-8 p.m. July 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5921 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, Virginia, will discuss proposed plans for Horseshoe Pond, Impregnite Kit Area and Area of Concern 22.

The USACE is responsible for environmental investigations and cleanup activities of the three sites, at which the Department of Defense conducted operations between 1917 and 1950. The depot is on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List because of buried ordnance at the location.

According to the proposed plans, the preferred remedy is limited debris and soil removal for the Horseshoe Pond and “no further action” for the Impregnite Kit Area and Area of Concern 22.

The proposed plans also summarize the rationale for remedy selection, and present the public information concerning past activities and investigations that have been conducted at each site.

The EPA, Region 3 and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality are supporting federal and state agencies in the site’s clean-up decision-making process.

USACE officials welcome comments on the three proposed plans. In addition to the public meeting July 10 to address any comments, a public comment period will run through July 30.

Community members can mail their comments to the project manager:

Sher Zaman
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
P.O. Box 1715
Baltimore, Md. 21203-1715

The mail must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2014. The public may also email their comments to sher.zaman@usace.army.mil.

The USACE will finalize the proposed remedy for the three sites after reviewing and considering all information submitted during the public comment period.

Final technical documents and reports are available for viewing at the following location:

North Suffolk Library 
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
Suffolk, Va. 23435

The North Suffolk Library phone number is 757-514-7150.

Additionally, a public notice, along with the three proposed plans and a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or Superfund, fact sheet are available for viewing on the USACE Norfolk District's website at: http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Media/PublicNotices/tabid/3060/Article/24104/former-nansemond-ordnance-depot-fuds-suffolk-virginia.aspx.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, manages the FUDS project at the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot. Project support is also provided by the Huntsville District (the Corps’ center for expertise on ordnance-related issues), and the Norfolk District for other restoration efforts.

For more information, contact Sher Zaman, FNOD project manager, at 410-962-3134.