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NAVY, EPA, DOI, and PRDNER invite the public to comments on the Proposed Plan for UXO 17 Potential Area of Concern EE Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Area – Vieques
Former Vieques Naval Training Range, Vieques, Puerto Rico
La Marina, EPA, DOI y PRDNER invitan al público a comentar sobre el Plan Propuesto para UXO 17 Área de Preocupación Potencial EE Área de Adiestramiento de Armas de la Flota del Atlántico – Vieques
Antiguo Campo de Adiestramiento Naval de Vieques, Vieques, Puerto Rico

Proposed Plan for UXO 17, PAOC EE

The U.S Department of the Navy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Interior (DOI), and Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER) announce the availability of the UXO 17 Potential Area of Concern (PAOC) EE, Proposed Remedial Action Plan for public comment. The Proposed Plan summarizes the history and previous investigations at UXO 17 PAOC EE, explains how the remedial alternatives were evaluated, and how the preferred alternative was identified.

The Proposed Plan will be available for public comment from:
May 25 through June 24, 2022.

Paper copies of the Proposed Plan are available at the Navy office at Camp Garcia, EPA office in Vieques and the Electronic Library in Vieques Puerto Rico. In addition, the Proposed Plan and supporting documents are available for public review and can be downloaded here:

UXO 17 Proposed Plan  |  UXO 17 Public Notice

Plan Propuesto para UXO 17, PAOC EE

El Departamento de la Marina de los Estados Unidos, la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Departamento del Interior (DOI, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico (PRDNER, por sus siglas en inglés) anuncian la disponibilidad del Plan Propuesto para UXO 17 PAOC EE para comentarios públicos. En el plan propuesto se resume la historia y las investigaciones anteriores realizadas en UXO 17 PAOC EE y se explica cómo se evaluaron las alternativas correctivas y cómo se identificó la alternativa preferida.

El Plan Propuesto estará disponible para comentarios públicos a partir de:
25 de mayo hasta el 24 de junio de 2022.

Copias impresas del Plan Propuesto están disponibles en la oficina de Campo de la Marina en Camp Garcia, en la oficina de Campo de la EPA en Vieques, y en la Librería Electrónica de Vieques. Además, el Plan Propuesto y documentos de apoyo están disponibles para su revisión pública en el sitio web de la Marina.

Plan Propuesto de UXO 17   |  Aviso Público de UXO 17

Virtual Public Meeting
June 1, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting link: https://tinyurl.com/VQS-RAB-65
Join by phone by dialing: 1-787-650-6946
Meeting ID: 648 097 628#

At this virtual public meeting, the Navy will present and discuss the proposed alternative for PAOC EE. Members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide oral or written comments at the meeting.

The public comment period will begin May 25, 2022, and will close on June 24, 2022. During this time written comments can be sent to:

Reunión Pública Virtual
1 de junio de 2022 de 5:00 PM a 6:30 PM
Enlace de reunión: https://tinyurl.com/VQS-RAB-65
Únase por teléfono marcando: 1-787-650-6946
Identificación de la reunión: 648 097 628#

En esta reunión pública virtual, la Marina presentará y discutirá la alternativa propuesta para PAOC EE. Se exhorta a los miembros del público a someter preguntas y proporcionar comentarios orales o escritos durante la reunión.

El período de comentarios públicos comenzará el 25 de mayo de 2022 y termina el 24 de junio de 2022. Durante este periodo, se pueden enviar comentarios por escrito a:

Kevin Cloe
Remedial Project Manager
(Attn: Code EV31)
6506 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508-1278
kevin.r.cloe.civ@us.navy.mil

Juan Babá-Peebles
Senior Remedial Project Manager
PRDNER
P.O. Box 11488
San Juan, PR 00910
juanbaba@jca.pr.gov

Jessica Mollin
Remedial Project Manager
EPA Region 2
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007
mollin.jessica@epa.gov

Ana Román
Refuge Complex Supervisor
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Road 301 Km 5.1
Cabo Rojo, PR 00623 Ana.roman@fws.gov

 

Recent Documents

Background

Welcome to the website of the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic (NAVFAC Atlantic) for the former Vieques Naval Installation. The former Vieques Naval installation is a 23,000-acre facility located on Vieques Island, which is located off the southeast coast of the mainland of Puerto Rico.

The island was used for military training for members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. From the mid-1940s until 2003, more than 300,000 munitions items were fired during military training operations, including naval gunfire, air-to-ground bombing, and marine artillery fire. It is estimated that up to 9,000 acres of the property may contain munitions and munitions-related items.

It is important to the Navy that community members have access to accurate and timely information about the actions NAVFAC Atlantic in coordination with its agency partners is taking to implement the Environmental Restoration Program. The Navy is committed to protecting public health and the environment. This website is one of the ways the community can learn about environmental restoration activities on Vieques and participate in the decision-making process.

Fact Sheets

Click on a document link below to view fact sheets with important information and answers to frequently asked questions about the munitions cleanup in Vieques.

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