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Draft Final Proposed Plan for the Assateague Island Formerly Used Defense Site

Published April 23, 2019
Expiration date: 6/3/2019

Army Corps Seeking Public Comment on Draft Final Proposed Plan for the Assateague Island Formerly Used Defense Site

Public Meeting: May 2, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Assateague Island Environmental Education Center
7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD 21811.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed a Remedial Investigation and a Proposed Plan for the Assateague Island Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in Worcester County, MD. The public is invited to provide feedback on the draft final Proposed Plan for the Assateague Island FUDS site and USACE is conducting a public meeting on May 2, 2019 where the public can learn more.

Assateague Island is a 37-mile-long barrier island along the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia. From 1944 to 1947, the U.S. Navy and the U.S Army Air Corps established two separate rocket ranges on Assateague Island, a Northern Range (Munitions Response Site [MRS] 01) and one in the South (MRS 03), which were used during World War II for target practice by landbased aircraft. No live munitions have been discovered on either range at the Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland or at the Assateague Island Maryland State Park, where the target ranges were located. Only munitions debris have been uncovered. The Proposed Plan summarizes the remedial investigation and proposes a preferred approach of no further action.

The Proposed Plan and RI Report will be available for public review beginning April 24, 2019 by hard copy and electronic copy at the Worcester County Library – Berlin Branch at 13 Harrison Ave., Berlin, MD. For more information about the library location or hours, please call (410) 641-0650. It will also be available online at: www.nab.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Formerly-Used-Defense-Sites/

Public Comment Period – April 29, 2019 to June 3, 2019

The USACE will hold a public comment period for the Proposed Plan from April 29 to June 3, 2019. The USACE will consider all formal relevant comments prior to making a final decision. You may submit formal written comments by email or mail postmarked by June 3, 2019 to Christopher Gardner, USACE Baltimore District (address and e-mail below).

For more information regarding the public meeting for the Assateague Island Formerly Used Defense Site, please contact either:
Liza Finley (CENAB-ENE-C)                                              Christopher Gardner (CENAB-CC)
Project Manager                                                              Public Affairs Specialist
USACE Baltimore District                                               USACE Baltimore District
2 Hopkins Plaza                                                               2 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201                                                     Baltimore, MD 21201
Ph: (410) 962-2683                                                         Ph: (410) 962-2626
Liza.Finley@usace.army.mil                                         Christopher.P.Gardner@usace.army.mil

Public Meeting – May 2, 2019

A public meeting will be held on May 2, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Assateague Island Environmental Education Center at 7206, National Seashore Lane, Berlin, MD. The public meeting will include a presentation, and poster sessions, where community members can review individual poster stations, discuss completed activities, meet with project team
members, and submit comments.

Meeting Agenda
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: View displays and speak with staff
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Formal presentation followed by a question and answer session
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: View displays and speak with staff