Public Notice of the Buckroe Beach Formerly Used Defense Site Completion of the Five-Year Review

Published Aug. 13, 2020

This Public Notice is to inform the community that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has completed the First Five-Year-Review (FYR) for the Buckroe Beach Formerly Used Defense Site in Hampton, Virginia.

Specifically, the FYR determined the remedy selected in the Decision Document (DD) for Buckroe Beach was implemented correctly and will continue to be protective of human health and the environment. The Army is required to evaluate the protectiveness of the remedy at least every five years because there remains the possibility of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) in the near shore areas that may potentially move to the surface as a result of erosion or migration, especially during storm events.

Work Previously Completed: USACE contracted for six MEC detection and removal efforts between 1990 and 2004. The 2014 Remedial Investigation/ Feasibility Study found that sufficient MEC remained at Buckroe Beach to pose a low explosive safety risk. Because of this potential risk, the DD was signed October 23, 2015 and called for the establishment of Land Use Controls (signs and educational videos) to further reduce risk.

Contact Information: The Buckroe Beach FYR report was completed July 7, 2020. If you have any questions or comments about the FYR or wish to view the Buckroe Beach DD, please visit or contact the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, Maryland. USACE welcomes your comments and questions. The point of contact for further information is:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Corporate Communications Office
Attn: Chris Gardner, Public Affairs Specialist
2 Hopkins Plaza, Room 10-F-22-CC
Baltimore, MD 21201-2526
Phone # (410) 962-2626