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Naval Station Norfolk

Environmental Restoration Program Public Website

Community Involvement

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 first developed a Community Relations Plan (now referred to as a Community Involvement Plan [CIP]) in 2003. The 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 September 2011, shortly after the facility achieved construction complete status in September 2010.

The NSN CIP was most recently updated in 2021 and provides the framework for the ERP’s Community Involvement Program. NSN's community outreach program includes public notices and meetings (as applicable), an information repository, fact sheets, this website, and means to sign up for routine updates (see below under Mailing List). The 2021 CIP is linked below.

Public Notices

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.

Public Comment Periods and Meetings

Notices announcing the public comment periods are published in the legal section of The Virginian-Pilot. The documents are made available for review in the information repository and on this web site.

Information Repository

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:

Information Repository
Slover Library
235 East Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 431-7491

Fact Sheet

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. The most recent April 2021 fact sheet is linked below.

Contact Information

For general questions about NSN, please contact the NSN Public Affairs Officer:

NSN Public Affairs Officer
Elizabeth "Beth" Baker
(757) 322-2853

Mailing List

If you are interested in receiving periodic mail or email updates about the status of the environmental restoration program at NSN, public meetings, or opportunities to provide comments on documents out for public review, please click here for the questionnaire to sign up for the mailing list.

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