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PUBLIC NOTICE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUILDING STRONG For Release: May 4, 2019 Contact: Mr. Billy E. Birdwell Billy.E.Birdwell@usace.army.mil FORMER NAVAL AIR STATION ATLANTA RESTORATION ADVISORY BOARD (RAB) The former Naval Air Station (NAS) Atlanta is located in DeKalb County, Georgia approximately 8 miles north-northeast of downtown Atlanta. The former NAS Atlanta was established during WWI as an Army training base known as Camp Gordon. Subsequently, the United States (US) Navy purchased a small tract for the construction of the US Naval Reserve Aviation Base. Since 1960, the facility has been used for general aviation and is known as DeKalb-Peachtree (PDK) Airport. The PDK Airport is situated on 700 acres of land and currently hosts 125 aviation-related tenants. Parts of the remaining former NAS Atlanta have been developed into several housing subdivisions and businesses. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is investigating and remediating the site under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS). Various investigations have been conducted at the former NAS Atlanta to determine the presence of several types of contaminants. USACE has worked closely with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and in conjunction with US Environmental Protection Agency guidance to establish and follow remedial actions protective of human health and the environment. The Department of Defense encourages community involvement in the environmental restoration process. A Restoration Advisory Board is one of many methods the Army Corps of Engineers may use to facilitate public participation at a Formerly Used Defense Site. RABs provide a collaborative forum for the community, government agencies, tribes and installation decision makers to discuss and identify the most efficient and productive means to restore the environment. RAB members are asked to meet regularly to review and comment on technical documents and plans relating to the ongoing environmental studies and restoration activities at the former NAS Atlanta. Members will be expected to serve as liaisons with the community and be available to meet with community members and groups. RAB members serve as volunteers and provide individual advice to decision makers on environmental restoration plans for the former NAS Atlanta. The USACE Savannah District welcomes public feedback regarding interest in establishing a RAB for the former NAS Atlanta no later than June 4, 2019. Inquiries or questions should be submitted to the following email address: Billy.E.Birdwell@usace.army.mil An Information Repository, which documents the rationale for all remedial action decisions for this site, is maintained and accessible to the community at the USACE Savannah District, 100 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Savannah, GA 31401. www.sas.usace.army.mil
May 4, 2019
June 4, 2019
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