Documents prepared in support of the Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) cleanup work are housed in local Information Repositories so that the public can review and comment on the work. Some documents available for public review and comment can be accessed through the link on the Administrative Records tab.
NSN has engaged the community, through use of the community relations program, throughout the ERP and CERCLA process. NSN previously developed a Community Relations Plan in 2003. This Community Relations Plan was prepared based on interviews with members of the community and identifies community concerns and outlines community relations activities to be carried out by the Navy. Based on the interviews, a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) was established and comprised of members of the community, local environment group members, and state and federal officials, who met to keep the community informed on environmental issues at NSN. The RAB met on a semi-annual basis and was designed to function as a focal point for the exchange of information between NSN and the local community regarding environmental restoration activities. The final RAB meeting was held in November, 2009 shortly before the facility achieved construction complete status in September 2010.
The Community Relations Plan, now called a Community Involvement Plan, is being updated and is anticipated to be finalized in 2021.
Public notices are issued to announce public meetings, the dates of public comment periods for Proposed Plans, changes to the Record of Decisions and Five Year Review reports, which document the status of the ongoing site remediation at nine sites. The notices are published in The Virginian-Pilot and on this web site.
Public Comment Periods and Meetings
Notices announcing the public comment periods are published in the legal section of The Virginian-Pilot and on this web site. The documents are made available for review in the information repository and on this web site.
An information repository consisting of a reference collection of general and NSN and NSA site information, including documents for public review, the CIP, Superfund information, and fact sheets. The information repository is maintained at:
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Fact sheets are issued to provide stakeholders with current, accurate, easy-to-understand information about the Navy's environmental investigations. The fact sheets are issued as needed through the course of activities.
For general questions about NSN, please contact the NSN Public Affairs Officer:
NSN Public Affairs Officer