Dec 2021 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 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 Community Outreach Team at 410-962-2210. 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

  • The Site-Specific Final Report (SSFR) has been finalized and USACE is working to establish a link on the website.
  • USACE held a closure ceremony event for the project on November 23, with coverage by local media outlets.
  • EPA and DOEE finalized and issued the status letter for 4835 Glenbrook Road indicating that no further action is required .

Site-Wide Remedial Action 

  • Restoration site walks at the recent group of 4 properties were conducted and completed on December 2nd and 7th, 2021.
  • To date, USACE has completed the anomaly removals at 89 private properties and all 13 city/federal properties off Dalecarlia Parkway, out of the initial 92 residential properties and 13 city/federal properties. Eighty-five assurance letters have been sent to date, to the property owners involved in this effort.
  • The outreach team continued to coordinate meetings with homeowners and provide support to the field team for the intrusive investigations. The outreach team also continued attempts to contact and coordinate with owners of the remaining two properties at which geophysical investigations have not been conducted. Contact was made with 1 property owner and a meeting set up.
  • 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 early 2022. The PSB Slope Investigation Report was finalized, and details of the report uploaded to the website at https://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Home/Spring-Valley/Community-Participation/. 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.

Groundwater

  • Contract awarded to AECOM to develop the CERCLA documentation, including the Groundwater Addendum to Remedial Investigation Report, No Action Proposed Plan, and No Action Decision Document.

Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)

  • As a reminder, in response to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Partners and RAB 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 likely continue to hold virtual RAB meetings through Webex or similar platform on the 2nd Tuesday of each odd month at 7pm. The next meeting will take place on January 11th. Please visit the Spring Valley website or contact the Outreach Team at Holly.Hostetler@ertcorp.com for upcoming meeting details and updates.

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