September 2022 Project Update

This monthly Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) project summary is provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, as part of its ongoing efforts to make information regarding the neighborhood investigation more accessible to community members, elected officials, Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) members, and other interested stakeholders. Specifically, the monthly update is produced to provide those who follow the project with a current snapshot of regulatory partnering, planning and field activities, and is not designed to provide historical information or an overview of the project. Those individuals interested in broader project information, or who have follow-up questions regarding this update, are invited to contact our Baltimore District Corporate Communication Office at You may also contact our project regulatory partners, Brian Barone (DOEE) at 202-499-0437 or Joe Vitello (US EPA) at 215-814-3354.

Glenbrook Road NW

Site-Wide Remedial Action 

  • To date, USACE has completed all phases of field work at 91 of the initial 92 private properties as well as the 13 city/federal properties adjacent to Dalecarlia Parkway. To date, 89 assurance letters have been sent to the property owners involved.
  • The outreach team continued to coordinate meetings with homeowners and provide support to the field team for restoration.
  • One property owner has declined participation and the team has closed out the property.
  • A small area of federal property by the Washington Aqueduct still requires clearance – but all private and city properties are complete.
  • As a reminder, further investigation of the surrounding hillside of the former PSB site remains inactive while contract details for further remediation work are finalized. The work at this site is expected to resume in 2023. The PSB site has been secured and a small team routinely inspects waste drums and monitors the erosion and sediment (E&S) controls. Repairs to the E&S controls are made as needed.
  • Throughout all Remedial Action efforts, the teams continue to practice COVID-19 safety measures, including daily health monitoring, decontaminating tools, frequent hand washing, and social distancing.


  • A contract has been awarded to AECOM to develop the CERCLA documentation, including the Groundwater Addendum to the Remedial Investigation Report, a No Action Proposed Plan, and a No Action Decision Document.
  • The Draft Remedial Investigation Addendum has been submitted to the USACE Environmental and Munitions Center of Expertise (EMCX) for review.

Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)

As a reminder, in response to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Partners meetings are not being held at this time. In lieu of in-person meetings, all project updates will continue to be posted to the project website. We will continue to hold virtual RAB meetings on a quarterly basis on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm. The next meeting will take place on October 11th. 

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