Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, FUDS, Suffolk, Virginia

Published June 30, 2014
Expiration date: 7/30/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, will hold a public meeting July 10, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5921 Harbour View Boulevard, Suffolk, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Proposed Plans for the Former Nansemond Ordnance Depot, or FNOD, Formerly Used Defense Sites, or FUDs, Suffolk, Virginia.

The USACE restoration efforts at FNOD are focused on three sites where the Department of Defense conducted operations between 1917 and 1950. The sites include: Horseshoe Pond, Impregnite Kit Area, and Area of Concern 22. 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 summarizes the preferred remedy and rationale for remedy selection. The plans also present information concerning past activities and investigations that have been conducted at each site.

The USACE is responsible for environmental investigations and cleanup activities of these sites under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3 and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality are supporting federal and state agencies in the decision-making process.

Your comments on the Proposed Plans are welcome. In addition to the public meeting July 10 to address any comments, there will be a public comment period from June 30 to July 30, 2014. Please mail (postmarked no later than July 30, 2014) or e-mail your comments to: Mr. Sher Zaman, project manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, P.O. Box 1715, Baltimore, Maryland  21203-1715; email:

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
(757) 514-7150
2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road
Suffolk, Virginia 23435

Additionally, this Public Notice, along with the three Proposed Plans and a CERCLA Fact Sheet will be available for viewing on the USACE Norfolk District's homepage at

For more information, please contact Sher Zaman at (410) 962-3134.