Amy Potter - GA EPD DOD Remediation Update

Report
Department of
Defense
Facilities Unit
Hazardous Waste
Management Program
of the EPD Land
Protection Branch
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
Other responsibilities
Partnering
Managing
DSMOA Grant
NEPA reviews for all military
installations (i.e., EA and EIS)
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
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
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
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ISSUES
Fort Gillem
 1465
acre Army depot, 1941 - 2011
 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
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
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
ISSUES
Performance Based Contracts
 Air
Force has let 3 significant PBCs in the last
two years
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
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
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
Questions?
Amy Potter
Unit Coordinator
404-657-8604
[email protected]

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