MAY 16, 2007 MEETING


The NAVSTA Newport Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) gathered at the Officers’ Club for their monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2007. The meeting started at 7:00 p.m. and adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

See enclosure (1) for the attendance list.

Ms. Cornelia Mueller, the Navy Co-Chair, opened the meeting and welcomed the group.


The minutes from the March meeting were approved.


Mr. James Colter, of NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) Mid-Atlantic, presented the program update (see enclosure (2)). Updates were provided for the McAllister Point Landfill, the Melville North Landfill, the Coddington Cove Rubble Fill Area, the NUSC Disposal Area, the Old Fire Fighting Training Area, Tank Farms 1 – 5, Gould Island, Derecktor Shipyard, the SWOS Parking Lot, the former Melville Water Tower site, the former Carr Point Shooting Range, and the Midway Pumphouse (BLDG 70, pipelines, chambers). The total estimate for costs to complete for all sites is $45.5M. Completion dates range from 2008 to 2026 (for sites that will require long-term monitoring). Work to be done in 2007 includes a remedial investigation at the NUSC Disposal Area, soil and underground structure removal and shoreline protection at the Old Fire Fighting Training Area, a risk assessment for Tank Farms 4 and 5, a risk assessment for Gould Island, a feasibility study for Derecktor Shipyard, soil removal at the former Melville Water Tower site, a site investigation at the former Carr Point Shooting Range, and remedial actions at the Midway Pumphouse.


Mr. Steve Parker, of Tetra Tech NUS, presented a proposed alternative to the site map and schedule that is posted on the RAB website. Since three additional sites have been added to the FFA (Federal Facilities Agreement), the one-page site map and schedule no longer provides adequate space. The proposal is to use a one-page map of the sites with a link for each site (see enclosure (3)). Clicking on the link will display the site fact sheet, shown in enclosure (4), with background information and the site schedule.
Editor's Note: Try it! Click on enclosure (3) and then click on the box for "McAllister Point Landfill", the only Fact Sheet available so far. Try it!


Ms. Kymberlee Keckler, of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), presented enclosure (5) to address Mr. Daniel Sullivan’s interest in consolidating cost and schedule information as well as recurring concerns that RAB members have identified in prior meetings.

Mr. Manual Marques, Jr. asked if it would be possible to identify investigation costs as a separate column from cleanup costs.

The summary table, in conjunction with the semiannual updates provided by Mr. Colter, will provide overall program information for the RAB members.


Copies of the reports below were available at the meeting. Comments can be submitted to Ms. Mueller at cornelia.mueller@navy.mil.

Stone Revetment Replacement Design (30% Submission) for the Old Fire Fighting Training Area

Draft Final Closeout Report for Sludge Disposal Trenches and Review Areas at Tank Farms 4 and 5 (R1)

Draft Final Closeout Report for Former Building 70 Oil-Water Separator Discharge Pipe (Beach Section) and Contaminated Soil Removal

Draft Feasibility Study Revision 1 for Former Derecktor Shipyard

Draft Marine Sediments Monitoring Report Round 3 October 2006 for McAllister Point Landfill

Draft Round 2 October through November 2005 Long Term Monitoring Report for McAllister Point Landfill

Draft Annual Monitoring Report Operation and Maintenance Activities 2006 McAllister Point Landfill


Oral History – Dr. Kathy Abbass and Ms. Mueller publicized the oral history project on 4 April on local radio station WADK. As a result, Dr. Abbass received a call from a former Navy employee who wanted to participate in the project. Dr. Abbass will prepare a survey for all participants.


Membership Committee – There was no report.

Planning Committee – There was no report.

Project Committee – The Project Committee Chair presented the information provided as enclosure (6).


The next meeting of the RAB will be on July 18, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.


(1) Attendance List
(2) Program Update
(3) Sample Map of Sites
(4) Sample Fact Sheet
(5) Progress Summary Table
(6) Project Committee Report

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