Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island January 21, 2015, 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Courtyard Marriot, Middletown, Rhode Island
|Call to Order and Approval of Previous Minutes
David Dorocz (Navy RAB Co-Chair) called the meeting to order. Mr. Dorocz introduced several new attendees from the Jamestown Town Council and Middletown Planning Commission. The RAB accepted the minutes from the November 19th meeting.
Site Progress Update
Mark Kauffman (Resolution Consultants) presented the site progress milestone handout, specifically highlighting dates for deliverable submission and projected fieldwork. Jim Gravette (Navy) clarified the difference between the Area of Concern (AOC) Categories and the associated federal or state oversight. Margaret Kirschner (RAB Co-Chair) asked if the Site Management Plan (SMP) could be posted to the RAB website for use as a reference document. Bill Lovely (US EPA) suggested posting the Record of Decision (ROD) and Five Year Review to the RAB website as reference documents as well. Thurston Gray (RAB) reminded the group that the space limitations on the RAB website prevent the storage of large documents. The group agreed to continue using the Administrative Record (AR) for access to large documents, and to keep the RAB website a more manageable size. The Navy offered to place a copy of the most recent SMP in each of the libraries, alongside the binder of AR disks, and will do that in the coming months.
Mr. Gravette presented the results from the fourth Five-Year Review. Mr. Gravette explained that sites that have started or completed remedial action are included in the Five-Year Review, and the scope is to ensure the remedy and monitoring programs are still effective and appropriate for the sites. The sites include the Fire Fighting Training Area (OFFTA), NUSC Disposal Area, McAllister Point, and Tanks 53 & 56 at Tank Farm 5. The RAB posed the following questions during Mr. Gravette’s presentation.
The RAB meeting adjourned at 8:00pm. Topics for the next RAB meeting on March 18th will potentially include McAllister Groundwater LTM results, Tank Farm 1 Feasibility Study, or MRP Site 1 Remedial Investigation results./S/
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