Matrix Design Group Presentation

Report
Kick-off Meeting
January 16, 2014
ABERDEEN
PROVING
GROUND
Joint Land Use
Study
Agenda
Welcome / Introductions
Overview of Joint Land Use Study
Lessons Learned
Public Involvement
JLUS Approach
Compatibility Issues Exercise
Next Steps
Overview of Tiger Team Visit
Q & A discussion
Adjourn
Project Team
Project Manager
Matrix Design Group
Karen Holt
BRAC Manager,
APG-CSSC Regional BRAC
Office
Mike Hrapla
Project Manager
410-273-5708
[email protected]
Celeste Werner, AICP
Deputy Project Manager
Welcome / Introductions
Partners
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Harford County, MD
Cecil County, MD
Kent County, MD
City of Aberdeen, MD
City of Havre de Grace, MD
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Committees
 Executive Committee
 Advisory Committee
 Technical Working Groups (as needed)
Consultant Team
 Matrix Design Group
Matrix Team
Unmatched JLUS Experience
Committee Roles
Participants
Responsibilities
Sponsor
Harford County
Coordination
Accountability
Grant Management
Financial Contribution
Executive
Committee
Public Officials
Local / County
Other Agencies
Military Representatives
Policy Direction
Study Oversight
Monitoring
Report Adoption
Advisory
Committee
Planning Staff
Engineering Staff
Technical Specialists
Special Interests
Technical Issues
Alternatives
Report Development
Recommendations
Overview of Joint Land Use Studies
What is a JLUS?
 A federally funded program
to promote cooperation
administered by DOD/OEA
 A proactive approach to
achieve a balance between
sustaining missions at
Aberdeen Proving Ground
and the economic
development viability of
neighboring communities
 A preventative measure to
discourage incompatible
development
Initiated in 1985
by the
Office of Economic
Adjustment, (DOD).
Over 105 JLUSs
have been
completed
nationally.
JLUS Objectives
Community
 Protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents /
maintain quality of life
 Manage development in the vicinity of military
installations that would interfere with the continued
operations of these facilities
 Protect opportunities for new growth in an economically,
environmentally, and socially sustainable manner
 Maintain the economic vitality of the community / region
Military
 Protect the health, safety, and welfare of the military and
civilian personnel living and working at or near the
military installation
 Safeguard the ability of the installation to achieve its
mission, maintain military readiness, and support national
defense objectives
Lessons Learned
 Committees need to be inclusive
 Need communication and information
exchange to occur between EC members and
AC members
 Time is required for information review and
policy development
 Process needs to be a collaborative
 Need to assess and measure willingness to
implement actions early
 Ongoing communications need to be
developed throughout the process
Public Involvement
Critical Goal – create a community-based
plan / approach that builds consensus and
obtains buy-in from varied interests
Purpose – obtain buy-in from all
stakeholders and provide public affairs
guidance and support
Public Outreach Plan – living documents
Public Involvement Campaign
JLUS Public Materials and Updates
 JLUS Overview / Standard Compatibility Factors
 Strategy Toolbox
 JLUS Executive Summary
Public Meeting Notifications
 Press Releases
 Post Card / E-blast Notifications
 Workshop Flyers
Project Website
www.apgjlus.com
Public Review Period
 Draft JLUS public comment period
Public Involvement
Public Workshops - 4
 Workshop #1
Project overview - Compatibility
factors - Issue identification
 Workshop #2
Draft issue findings - Future growth
trends - Military mission operations
 Workshop #3
Issue refinement - Existing policies and
regulations as strategies
 Workshop #4
Solutions and strategies
Community Visioning Session
 Problems, Conditions, Goals, Approaches
Public Hearings - 3
 Public Hearing #1
Draft JLUS
 Public Hearing #2
Final JLUS
JLUS Approach
Address compatibility issues of concern to local
jurisdictions, agencies, the public, and the
military, such as:
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Coordination and Communication
Compatible Land Use
Noise
Competition for Land / Sea Space
Light and Glare
Threatened and Endangered Species
Roadway Capacity
Develop location specific areas of concern for
each type of compatibility issues:
Use Military Influence Planning District as basis for
identifying specific military areas of concern and
developing appropriate planning policies.
JLUS Approach
Goal is to link the issues to the geographic areas
 Identify areas by specific compatibility issuesand
concerns
 Narrow focus to areas where the issues exist
 Minimize areas that require controls or policies
 Link solution types and tools to specific areas
Develop an implementation strategy for
preventing and mitigating encroachment
 Recommendations will involve local jurisdictions, state
and federal agencies, private organizations, and / or
military
 Tie recommendations to specific military areas of
concern
Key Milestones in JLUS Development
 Data Collection
 Tiger Team / Stakeholder Interviews
 Identification of Compatibility Issues
 Community Profile
 Military Profile
 Assessment of Existing Compatibility
Tools
 Assessment of Compatibility Issues
 Recommended Implementation Plan
Preliminary Study Area
Study area extends
across the Chesapeake
Bay due to:
 Noise / Vibration
and Noise
Contours
 Ranges / Testing
and Operational
Areas
 Urban Growth
and Development
Figure courtesy of the Department of the
Army, BRAC EIS
Assessment of Compatibility Issues
Matrix utilizes a set of 24 Compatibility Factors
to guide investigation and evaluation
* Assessment will include both current missions and potential
future missions
Slide # 18
How to respond to survey questions?
Presenter will announce
polling is open.
Press the number / letter that
corresponds to the answer
you wish to select.
Change your mind? Just
select / click your desired
response. Your last selection
will be tallied.
You will see the results as
responders select their
answer.
Slide # 19
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Compatibility Factors
1. Interagency
Coordination /
Communication
Interagency
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the level of interaction
on compatibility issues
among military
installations,
jurisdictions, land and
resource management
agencies, and
conservation
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Which land use type or type of development do
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to incompatibility with APG mission?
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Compatibility Factors
2. Land Use
The basis of land use planning relates to the government’s role in
protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare. County and
local jurisdictions’ comprehensive plans, growth policy, and zoning
ordinances can be the most effective tools for avoiding, or
resolving, land use compatibility issues.
How concerned are you about the potential for
safety incidents (i.e. aircraft mishaps,
explosions, chemical, etc.) to occur as a result of
military operations at APG?
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3. Safety Zones
Safety Zones are areas in which development should be more
restrictive, in terms of use and concentrations of people, due to the
higher risks to public safety. Issues to consider include aircraft
accident potential zones, weapons firing range safety zones, and
explosive safety zones.
Do you feel it is necessary for LOCAL governments
to ensure citizens are protected from actions that
occurred on or are occurring on APG?
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Compatibility Factors
4. Vertical Obstructions
Vertical obstructions are created by buildings, trees, structures,
or other features that may encroach into the navigable airspace
used for military operations. These can present a safety hazard
to both the public and military personnel and potentially impact
military readiness.
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quality, affordable) is an issue for APG / local
communities?
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Compatibility Factors
5.Local Housing
Availability
Local housing availability
addresses the supply and
demand for housing in the
region, the competition for
shelter that may result from
changes in the number of
military personnel, and the
supply of military family
housing provided by the
installation.
Compatibility Factors
6. Infrastructure Extensions
This factor covers the extension or provision of infrastructure
(roads, sewer, water, etc.) in the vicinity of the installation.
However, enhanced or expanded infrastructure could also
encourage growth into areas near the installation that might
not be compatible with current or future missions.
Compatibility Factors
Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection
Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection
(AT / FP) relates to the safety of personnel, facilities,
and information on an installation from outside threats.
Methods to protect the installation and its supportive
facilities can impact off-installation uses.
Photo courtesy of the
Baltimore Sun
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Compatibility Factors
Noise
More simply stated, sound is what we hear. As sounds reach
unwanted levels, this is referred to as noise.
The central issue of noise is the impact, or perceived impact, on
people, animals (wild and domestic), and general land use
compatibility. Exposure to high noise levels can have a
significant impact on human activity, health, and safety.
Do you think vibration from APG
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Compatibility Factors
9. Vibration
Vibration is an oscillation or motion that alternates in opposite
directions and may occur as a result of an impact, explosion,
noise, mechanical operation, or other change in the
environment. Vibration may be caused by military and/or
civilian activities.
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prescribed burn activities is a nuisance to the
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Compatibility Factors
10. Dust / Smoke / Steam
Dust (and smoke) can be
created by fire (controlled
burns, agricultural burning),
ground disturbance
(agricultural operations,
grading), industrial activities,
or other similar processes.
Dust, smoke and steam
becomes a compatibility
issue if sufficient in quantity
to impact flight operations
(such as reduced visibility or
equipment damage).
Compatibility Factors
11. Light and Glare
Light sources from commercial,
industrial, recreational, and
residential uses at night can cause
excessive glare and illumination,
which can impact the use of
military night vision devices and air
operations. Conversely, high
intensity light sources generated
from a military area (such as ramp
lighting) may have a negative
impact on the adjacent
community.
Are you concerned about alternative energy
development in the region? Like waste to energy
or energy recovery facilities?
A. Yes
B. No
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Compatibility Factors
12. Energy
Development
Development of energy
sources, including
alternative energy
sources (such as solar,
wind, or biofuels) could
pose compatibility
issues related to glare
(solar energy), vertical
obstruction (wind
generation), or water
quality / quantity.
Are you aware of, do you have a concern about,
or do you experience problems with radio or
electromagnetic frequencies from APG
operations?
A. Yes
B. No
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Compatibility Factors
14. Frequency Impedance / Interference
Frequency spectrum impedance and interference refers to the
interruption of electronic signals by a structure (impedance) or
the inability to distribute / receive a particular frequency
because of similar frequency competition (interference).
Compatibility Factors
15. Public
Trespassing
This factor addresses
public trespassing,
either purposeful or
unintentional, onto a
military installation.
The potential for
trespassing increases
when public use areas
are in close proximity
to the installation.
Do you think that natural resources management
(wetlands, critical area, threatened /
endangered species) impacts APG operations?
A. Yes
B. No
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Compatibility Factors
19. Sensitive Biological
Resources
Sensitive biological resources
include federal and state listed
species (threatened and
endangered species) and the
habitats they exist in or utilize.
These resources may also include
areas such as wetlands and
migratory corridors that are
critical to the overall ecosystem.
The presence of sensitive
biological resources may require
special development
considerations and should be
included early in the planning
process.
Compatibility Factors
20. Marine Environments
Regulatory or permit requirements protecting Marine and
ocean resources can cumulatively affect the military’s ability to
conduct operations, training exercises, or testing in a waterbased environment.
If you have been boating on or around the
Chesapeake Bay, have you ever been asked to
leave an area by APG personnel or otherwise had
to change your plans on the water due to APG
operations?
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Compatibility Factors
22. Land, Air, and Sea
Space
The military manages or uses
land, air, and sea space to
accomplish testing, training,
and operational missions.
These resources must be
available and of a sufficient
size, cohesiveness, and quality
to accommodate effective
training and testing.
Competition for these shared
resources can impact future
growth in operations for all
users.
Do you feel that the recent BRAC growth at APG
has subjected the community to significant
transportation impacts?
A. Yes
B. No
C. I don’t know
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If yes, do you think that current and planned
improvements to be made to the local
transportation network will relieve the impacts felt
from the BRAC growth?
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Compatibility Factors
24. Roadway
Capacity
Roadway Capacity
relates to the
ability of existing
freeways,
highways, arterials,
and other local
roads to provide
adequate mobility
and access
between military
installations and
their surrounding
communities.
Next Steps
 Kick off data collect effort and
provide information
 Finalize Public Outreach
Approach
 Determine Preliminary
Compatibility Issues
 Prepare and Schedule TIGER
Team Visit
Tiger Team Visit
Week long effort - Date TBD
 Field data collection
 Field interviews of agencies and
stakeholders
 Aberdeen Proving Ground –
Aberdeen Area and Edgewood
Area tours and mission briefings
 Multiple teams to disperse
throughout region
Questions
Q&A
Discussion
JLUS Work Plan
Phase 1
 Data Collection – Data / information request
Phase 2
 Tiger Team Visit – Interviews / data collection
Phase 3
 Identify and assess Compatibility Issues
Phase 4
 Review and assess current processes and tools
Phase 5
 Determine geographical areas of concern
Phase 6
 Develop appropriate strategies and tools
JLUS Work Plan
Development of Recommendations
 Collaborate on strategies and tools
 Refine compatibility areas of concern
 Develop Draft Report
 Public Review and Comment Period
 Finalize appropriate strategies and tools
 Develop Final Report
 Report Acceptance and Adoption Processes
Areas of Compatibility
Compatibility Factors
13. Air Quality
Air quality is defined by
numerous components that
are regulated at the federal
and state level. For
compatibility, the primary
concerns are pollutants that
limit visibility, such as
particulates, ozone, and
potential non-attainment of air
quality standards that may
limit future changes in
operations at the installation.
Compatibility Factors
16. Cultural Resources
Cultural resources may halt
development, apply
development constraints, or
require special access by
Native American tribes, other
groups, or governmental
regulatory authorities.
Compatibility Factors
17. Legislative
Initiatives
Legislative initiatives are
federal, state, or local laws
and regulations that may
have a direct or indirect
effect on a military
installation to conduct its
current or future mission.
They can also constrain
development potential in
areas surrounding the
installation.
Compatibility Factors
18. Water Quality /
Quantity
Water quality /
quantity concerns
include the assurance
that adequate water
supplies of good
quality are available
for use by the
installation and
surrounding
communities as the
area develops.
Compatibility Factors
21. Scarce Natural
Resources
Pressure to gain access to
valuable natural resources
(such as oil, natural gas, and
minerals) located on military
installations, within military
training areas, or on public
lands historically used for
military operations can
impact land utilization and
military operations.
Compatibility Factors
23. Frequency Spectrum Capacity
In a defined area, the frequency spectrum is limited. Frequency
spectrum capacity is critical for maintaining existing and future
missions and communications on installations. This is also addressed
from the standpoint of consumer electronics.
Introductions
Mike Hrapla
Project Manager
Celeste Werner, AICP
Deputy Project Manager
Rick Rust, AICP
Technical Manager
Jeanette Studley
Task Lead – Land Use Analysis
Executive Committee
Voting members:
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Harford County, MD
Cecil County, MD
Kent County, MD
City of Aberdeen, MD
City of Havre de Grace, MD
Responsibilities:
• Policy Direction
• Study Oversight
• Monitoring
• Report Adoption
Ex-officio – non-voting member:
 Aberdeen Proving Ground
Advisory Committee
(TBD)
Membership should represent:
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Planning Directors (5)
Maryland Governor Representative
Economic Development Directors
Chamber of Commerce Directors
Aberdeen Proving Ground
RDT&E Experts
Natural Resource Managers / Maryland
Department of Environment / US Fish & Wildlife
 Maryland Department of Transportation
 Utility Service Providers
Responsibilities:
 APG Public Affairs Office
• Technical Issues
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Alternatives
Report Development
Recommendations

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