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Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

Environmental Restoration Program Public Website


A Community Involvement Plan (CIP) is a site-specific strategy to enable meaningful community involvement throughout the restoration and cleanup process. The CIP was developed to comply with USEPA, Department of Defense, Navy, and Federal Registration Requirements and incorporated input from the public, through surveys and interviews, on how the public would like to be involved in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act process. Updates to the CIP are generally conducted every five years. A joint CIP for NWS Yorktown and Cheatham Annex was developed in 2021.

Click here to view the Community Involvement Plan.

Next RAB Meeting

Date: June 2024, exact date and time to be determined; the meeting will be advertised on the public website and in the Daily Press and Virginia Gazette newspapers.

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 NWS Yorktown. 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 NWS Yorktown. 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

  • Provide community input on local issues related to the Navy’s restorations activities at NWS Yorktown

  • 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.

How do I become a RAB Member?

Submit your completed application to Navy PAO: or leave a message at 757-341-1410 /11

Click here to download the RAB Member application.

Fact Sheets

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, such as after completion of a Remedial Design and prior to initiation of a Remedial Action.

  • A fact sheet describing the results of the fifth Five-Year Review is here.

Past RAB Meetings

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