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Proposed Plan Public Meeting: Group 4 Future East Garrison MRA

October 12, 2017

 

U.S. Army Fort Ord Cleanup PUBLIC NOTICE: Superfund Proposed Plan ­ Group 4 Munitions Response Area: Future East Garrison, Former Fort Ord

 

 

Thursday,October 19, 2017, the FORA ESCA Remediation Program (RP) will present the Army’s Proposed Plan for Group 4 – Future East Garrison

Munitions Response Area (MRA).

The public meeting will be held from 6 PM – 8 PM at the Carpenters Union Hall in Marina, 910 2nd Avenue, Marina, CA 93933.  

 

The Proposed Plan was published on October 4, 2017 and is available on the Army’s website (www.fortordcleanup.com) and the FORA ESCA RP website (www.foraescarp.com/docs-review).  Hard copies of the Proposed Plan will also be available at the Proposed Plan public meeting. 

The public comment period runs from October 4, 2017 through November 2, 2017.  Instructions on how to comment on documents are located on the FORA ESCA RP website beneath the document link.

 

A copy of the Public Notice that was published in the Monterey Herald and Salinas Californian appears below.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Superfund Proposed Plan

Group 4 Future East Garrison Munitions Response Area

Former Fort Ord

 

The community is invited and encouraged to provide comments on the Army’s Proposed Plan for the Group 4 Future East Garrison Munitions Response Area (MRA) during a 30-day public comment period from October 4 to November 2, 2017, and at a public meeting on October 19, 2017. The Group 4 Proposed Plan identifies the preferred remedial alternative of Land Use Controls (LUCs) for managing the risk to future land users from munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) that potentially remain in the Group 4 MRA. The Proposed Plan gives a summary of the work that has been completed and the cleanup decisions that are being proposed for the Group 4 MRA. Public comments will be considered before any remedial actions are selected.

 

WHAT IS THE GROUP 4 MUNITIONS RESPONSE AREA?

 

The Future East Garrison MRA contains several Munitions Response Sites (MRSs) where military munitions were used during military training activities, and MEC removal actions have been completed. The Future East Garrison MRA was transferred to Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) through the early transfer process. The Group 4 MRA Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Report was developed by FORA under the Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement (ESCA).

 

The Future East Garrison MRA encompasses approximately 252 acres and is located in the northeastern portion of the former Fort Ord. The Future East Garrison MRA includes three planned reuses: residential reuse, non-residential development, and habitat reserve.

 

WHAT IS PROPOSED?

 

Three remedial alternatives were evaluated for the Group 4 MRA. The Preferred Remedial Alternative is LUCs. This alternative includes requirements for: 1) munitions recognition and safety training for people involved in intrusive activities; 2) construction support by unexploded ordnance (UXO)-qualified personnel during intrusive activities; 3) access management measures in areas designated for habitat reserve; 4) continued residential use restrictions in areas designated for non-residential reuse or for habitat reserve; and 5) restrictions against inconsistent uses (applicable to the habitat reserve areas). In addition to the above LUCs, Long-Term Management measures comprised of a deed notice and annual monitoring and reporting will be instituted. As required under the Superfund process the Army will review the sites every 5 years to determine whether LUCs remain effective. The LUCs may be modified in the future based on the five-year review process.

 

HOW TO MAKE COMMENTS

 

Please send your written comments to the following address on or before November 2, 2017:

Department of the Army

Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Office

ATTN: William K. Collins

BRAC Environmental Coordinator

P.O. Box 5008, Monterey, CA 93944-5008

 

PUBLIC COMMENT MEETING

 

Oral and written comments will be accepted at a public meeting on October 19, 2017 at Carpenters Union Hall, 910 2nd Avenue, Marina, CA. Meeting time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.    

 

Representatives of the Army and the regulatory agencies will be at the meeting to answer questions and to accept public comments during the public comment period. FORA representatives will also be available to answer questions.

 

The Army encourages the public to review the Proposed Plan and the documents that make up the Administrative Record to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the site and the Superfund activities that have been conducted. The location of the Administrative Record is at Building 4463, Gigling Road, Room 101, Ord Military Community.

 

TO GET A COPY OF THE PROPOSED PLAN, access:

 

Fort Ord Administrative Record

Building 4463 Gigling Road, Room 101

Ord Military Community, California 93944-5008

Call (831) 393-9693 or visit

www.fortordcleanup.com

 

WHERE DO I FIND THE RESPONSES TO MY COMMENTS?

 

The Army will consider public comments that are received during the public comment period before any cleanup decision is made. The Army’s responses to public comments will be attached to the Record of Decision that will outline the approved cleanup decision. The community will be notified through newspaper advertisements when the Record of Decision is finalized and approved.

 

Para obtener una copia en Espanol contacte 831-393-1284

For more information or to request a copy of the Proposed Plan, please call 831-393-1284