Meeting notices: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Environmental Restoration Program

Snow frosts the wings and canopy of an F-15 Eagle on static display in from of the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters building on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Dec. 1. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

Credit: 88th Air Base Wing

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Snow frosts the wings and canopy of an F-15 Eagle on static display in from of the Air Force Materiel Command headquarters building on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Dec. 1. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

Credit: 88th Air Base Wing

The public is invited to review the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Environmental Restoration Team presentation materials describing environmental restoration activities at WPAFB. Due to COVID-19 concerns, presentation materials are being made available to the public in lieu of a face-to-face Restoration Advisory Board meeting.

Representatives from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Environmental Restoration Team have prepared a presentation with updates to current environmental restoration and military munitions projects. Projects include soil and groundwater investigations and remediation activities.

The RAB presentation materials will be available for download beginning Dec. 21 and remain available through Jan. 15 at: https://files.cticompanies.com/fl/ifcG7nlJem.

Questions can be emailed to the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at 88abw.pa@us.af.mil or mailed to 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, 5135 Pearson Road, Suite 252, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-5332

Notice of completion

Five-year review installation restoration program sites at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5, with concurrence from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, completed the Fifth Five-Year Review of existing Record of Decision documents and ongoing remedial actions at Installation Restoration Program sites at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The Five-Year Review was performed by the Air Force as part of their IRP Program, following USEPA guidelines under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Air Force and CERCLA guidelines direct this review every five years to ensure protection of human health and the environment. The following six RODs were evaluated to determine whether the selected remedies at the IRP sites continue to be effective: 1) Source Control Operable Unit 2) Off-Source Operable Unit 3) 21 No Action Sites 4) Spill Sites 2, 3, and 10 5) 41 No Action Sites 6) Groundwater Operable Unit.

The evaluation resulted in a sitewide protectiveness statement of Protectiveness Deferred based on the protectiveness statement for the 21 No Action Sites ROD where two sites (Fire Training Areas 3 and 4 located in Operable Unit 3) have per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) concentrations exceeding calculated screening levels for soils.

The Five-Year Review Report was signed Dec. 3, 2020. Information about the selected remedies, progress toward achieving established goals, and a copy of the Final Five-Year Review Report is available for download at: https://ar.afcec-cloud.af.mil/, Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Continue to site”, then select “Active”, scroll down the Installation List and click on “Wright-Patterson AFB”, then enter “1232” in the “AR #” field. Then click “Search” at the bottom of the page. Click on the spy glass to view the document.

The next Five-Year Review will begin in 2024 and will be completed in December 2025. If you have any questions, please contact the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs at 88abw.pa@us.af.mil or mail to 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, 5135 Pearson Road, Bldg. 10, Room 252, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

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