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NAVY ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION BRANCH

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ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD FILE (ARF)

The ARF is a collection of documents compiled by the Department of the Navy, represented by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, to document the selection of environmental response actions conducted under the Environmental Restoration Program at military installations.

Click here to access installations with Administrative Record Files

The ARF serves two purposes:

  • It provides access to site-specific information so that the public may make informed comments to the US Navy on the selection of response actions.

  • If the adequacy of a response decision is challenged in court, the judicial review of that decision will be based on the documents in the ARF. 

The ARF is crucial to public understanding of the cleanup work because it contains information on which the selections of interim and final response actions for sites will be based. Technical studies and significant correspondence among local, state and federal government agencies are included as well as documents that reflect notification of and participation by the public in site activities.  The consideration given and response made by the Navy to public comments are also incorporated into the ARF. Other examples of information found in the ARF include technical plans and studies, technical reports, decision documents, proposed clean up plans, correspondence, health and ecological risk evaluations and Restoration Advisory Board meeting minutes.

ARFs are works in progress; new documents are continually being added.

To view installation specific ARF information and documents, consult installation web pages via the map.

DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT

During the environmental restoration process at an installation, certain documents 10FB are made available for public review and comment at certain stages of the cleanup.  Public notice of a document¬ís availability is published in a local newspaper the week before a document is available for public review and comment. The public is encouraged to use these formal comment periods to submit comments on proposed cleanup choices; however, the Navy welcomes comments at any time on installation environmental restoration cleanup work.

Paper copies of the document are placed in the installation’s local community outreach center, usually a nearby public Library. Information about community outreach centers can be found on individual installation web pages.

Some individual installation web pages may post electronic versions of documents available for public review and comment. Directions for making comments are provided.

For further information, consult individual installation web pages for point of contact telephone numbers and email information.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PROGRAM


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The Environmental Restoration Program, formerly called the Installation Restoration Program, is a Department of the Navy (DoN) initiative to identify, investigate and clean up former waste disposal sites on military property. The objective is to reduce the risk to human health and the environment from past waste disposal operations and hazardous material spills in a cost-effective manner.


The Department of Defense follows industry-wide standard methods to dispose of wastes (e.g. solvents, waste oil, batteries, coal ash, wastewater sludge, etc.). In the past, solid wastes were typically deposited in low-lying areas and covered with soil. Over time, new federal regulations and approaches were developed for waste disposal.


The Environmental Restoration Process
History
Risk Assessment
Acronoyms & Glossary

BRAC Mission

LINKS

Defense Environmental Restoration Program Homepage
The program which addresses environmental restoration activities at its active installations, base realignment and closure (BRAC) installations, and formerly used defense sites (FUDS).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Homepage
US EPA offices, projects and programs; environmental information concerning the EPA's regulations and legislation, publications and data, assistance, compliance and pollution prevention information.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Homepage
ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

GUIDANCE AND POLICY 

NIRIS Access SOP

Guidance and Policy

0020 OPNAV INST 5090.1C (30 Oct 2007) 00B5

ENVIRONMENTAL READINESS PROGRAM MANUAL AND APPENDICES, OPNAVINST 5090.1C:

NERP Manual 2006 0009

0084 NAVFAC Engineering Service Center (NFESC) Environmental Department Products and Services NAVFAC Environmental Restoration & BRAC 0A06

Defense Environmental Network & Information Exchange

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Installations and Environment Annual Report to Congress

Regulatory Drivers Page


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