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1 Department of Defense Facilities Unit Hazardous Waste Management Program of the EPD Land Protection Branch

2 Primary Responsibilities of the DoD Facilities Unit  RCRA Compliance Monitoring, Enforcement, and Permitting at active military installations  Oversight of investigative and remedial activities at active military installations, closed installations (BRAC), and formerly used defense sites (FUDS)  Oversight of the investigation and remediation of former ranges at active military installations and FUDS, which are contaminated with unexploded ordnance and small arm munitions

3 Other responsibilities  Partnering  Managing DSMOA Grant  NEPA reviews for all military installations (i.e., EA and EIS)

4 Staff  Mary Brown, Engineer  Will Powell, Engineer  Susan Eason, Engineer  Heather Clark, Geologist  Jessica Turner, Geologist  Jim Ashworth, Geologist  Mo Ghazi, Geologist  Will Steele, Part-time Geologist  Jofay Mackey, Secretary

5 Sites Summary  13 active installations  5 Air Force  6 Army  2 Navy  2 closed (BRAC) sites – both Army  10 FUDS  4 MMRP sites  6 HTRW sites

6 How are the sites regulated?  8 sites have RCRA permits  2 sites are cleaning up under HSRA  5 sites and the FUDS are cleaning up under CERCLA with DoD as the lead agency  3 sites are on the NPL

7 ISSUES Fort Gillem  1465 acre Army depot,  The City of Forest Park is purchasing 1170 acres of the property for $30 million  295 acres of the site will remain with the Army as the “Gillem Enclave” under the garrison command of Fort Gordon  700 acres are being transferred to the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) this month  470 acres are significantly contaminated and require the governor’s approval before they are transferred to the LRA

8 Fort Gillem  Regulatory Authority – CERCLA with the Army as the lead agency; 1 site on HSI  Environmental Problems  Buried Waste including a 300-acre landfill  5 off-site groundwater plumes  Contamination in off-site creeks from the discharge of contaminated groundwater  Potential for vapor intrusion into nearby homes from contaminated groundwater

9 Fort Gillem Current Activities  Vapor Intrusion Study, including significant community involvement  Installation of off-site wells to delineate groundwater contamination both north and south of the installation  Off-site surface water monitoring  Operating 2 groundwater pump and treat systems at the installation boundary to control off-site migration

10 ISSUES Performance Based Contracts  Air Force has let 3 significant PBCs in the last two years  Robins AFB  AFP6/Dobbins  Moody AFB  Significantly increased our workload  Previous to contract, we received 180 documents per year  Last year, we received and reviewed 260 documents  This year, we are on track to receive 210 documents

11 Upcoming PBCs  Gillem Enclave – just issued  Fort Gordon  Hunter Army Airfield Issues with PBCs  Schedules are rigorous  Document Quality  Workload  Require increased oversight by both DoD and EPD

12 Questions? Amy Potter Unit Coordinator


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