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Next RAB Meeting

The next RAB meeting will be a face to face event. The public is encouraged to attend either in-person or virtually. The in-person meeting will comply with all applicable COVID restrictions, including any applicable social-distancing.

Date: April 5, 2022
Time: 6:15 P.M.
Location: 14 Silas Carter Road, Manorville, NY 11949
Virtual Attendance: https://tinyurl.com/CALRAB5APR
By Telephone: (408) 418-9388
Event Password: APR5RAB (by phone: 2775722)
Access code: 2632 515 5745

April 5, 2022 RAB Presentations:

Site 7 Fuel Depot, Biosparge System Update
Trichloroethylene (TCE) Anomaly Area
Update of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and 1,4-Dioxane Investigations

What is the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)?

The RAB gives the community access to information about the progress of the Navy’s ERP activities at NWIRP Calverton. The RAB concept allows an interested subset of the local community to become educated on the often highly technical aspects of the planning, investigation, and risk management decisions and actions of specific Navy ERP Sites and provide advice to the decision makers based on common issues and concerns of the local community. The RAB will also act as a liaison group, disseminating information to the community and soliciting the community for comments. The RAB is not a decision-making board, but a valuable resource in ensuring local knowledge, issues, and concerns are considered and incorporated where appropriate into the Navy’s planning and execution of the ERP at NWIRP Calverton. The Navy will consider all advice provided by the RAB, whether offered as a consensus or by individual members.

What do I do as a RAB Member?

Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) members have two unique roles: (1) Provide advice to Navy decision makers and (2) Act as a liaison group to disseminate information to, and solicit concerns from the community. If interested, please download and fill out the application in the section below. RAB member responsibilities include:

  • Serve as volunteers and expected to attend all RAB meetings (two annual meetings for Calverton)

  • Provide community input on local issues related to the Navy’s restorations activities at the former Navy/Grumman site in Calverton

  • Be available to the community to facilitate the exchange of information and/or concerns

  • Expect to devote at least 10 to 12 hours per year to support the RAB

Click here for the RAB rules.

Click here for the RAB Training presentation.

How do I become a RAB Member?

Submit your completed application to Navy PAO: NAVFAC_ML_PAO@navy.mil or leave a message at 757-341-1410 /11

Click here to download the RAB Member application.

Take the Survey

Even if you do not wish to apply, please take the Navy’s 12-question survey, which can be downloaded at the bottom of this section, and return to jennifer.m.zingalie.civ@mail.mil. You can also fax the survey to (757-953-0675) and be sure to write ATTN: Jennifer Zingalie on the survey. Your responses are invaluable as they help the Navy understand how best to keep the community informed on this issue as well as where the community prefers to receive their information; it will also be used to develop a Community Involvement Plan. To take the survey verbally, please email Jennifer Zingalie at jennifer.m.zingalie.civ@mail.mil or call 757-953-4063 to set up an appointment. The survey may take approximately 20-30 minutes. Survey appointments are available Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Click here to download the Environmental Concerns Survey.

RAB Meeting Minutes

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