FORT DETRICK AREA B GROUND WATER
FORT DETRICK, MD
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Public Participation Opportunities
There are several times during the Superfund cleanup process when the public will have a chance to voice their opinion and participate in the process. Community involvement is the process of engaging in dialogue and collaboration with community members.
The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups. Superfund community involvement staff strive to:
- Encourage and enable community members to get involved.
- Listen carefully to what the community is saying.
- Take the time needed to deal with community concerns.
- Change planned actions where community comments or concerns have merit.
- Keep the community well informed of ongoing and planned activities.
- Explain to the community what EPA has done and why.
Community involvement is the process of engaging in dialogue and collaboration with community members. The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups. Read about ways you can participate in EPA’s Community Involvement Program.
Superfund Success Stories: Read about sites in your states where Superfund has made a difference in protecting human health and the environment.
- EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / EPA also proposes to add an additional 13 new sites to the NPL
- EPA Adds Six and Proposes 11 Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List
- Fort Detrick Site Proposed for Superfund List
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Fort Detrick Restoration Advisory Board
TheU.S. Army is conducting environmental investigations and clean-up actions at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland under the Installation Restoration Program and has established a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) as a means of keeping the public involved and informed of its environmental restoration programs and activities.
The RAB meets biannually in the Spring and Fall and functions as a forum for the timely exchange of clean-up information among the community, installation and regulatory agencies. The RAB is not construed as a Technical Advisory Committee in the context of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The RAB forum offers the opportunity for community members to review the progress of the investigation and clean-up activity and to participate in the decision-making process.
RAB membership is comprised of identified stakeholders, including members of the community; representatives of the U.S. Army and Fort Detrick; and other federal, state and local governmental representatives as required and determined by policy directive and public law.
RAB membership is open to the public and selection is approved by the installation commander through application to the administrator of the board. Membership consists 10 community members. The selection process is based on applicant representation of diverse interests in the local community with preference given to those who are most impacted by the restoration process.