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Restoration Advisory Board

The Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) is the cornerstone of the Navy’s enhanced approach to involving stakeholders in the cleanup process. The RAB allows members of the community and representatives of the Shipyard, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and local governments to work together toward a common goal.

The RAB has a twofold purpose. First, the RAB is a forum for representatives of the Shipyard, regulatory agencies, and the community to discuss and exchange information about Navy’s Environmental Restoration Program. Second, the RAB gives stakeholders the opportunity to participate in the cleanup process and make their views known to decision makers. The RAB does not substitute for other community involvement initiatives like preparing the Community Implementation Plan, issuing public notices, holding public meetings, and establishing and maintaining information repositories. Rather, the RAB complements those activities by serving as a focal point for dialogue.

The RAB at the Shipyard was established in 17 August 1995 and meets quarterly at:
Kittery Town Hall
200 Rogers Road, Ext.
Kittery, Maine 03904
7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The RAB Charter is undergoing updating and will be available soon.

May 2012 RAB Meeting Minutes

December 2012 RAB Meeting Minutes

Final Second Five-Year Review Report (May take a few minutes to load)

Community Implementation Plan

The Navy requires formal Community Implementation Plans (CIP), formerly known as Community Relations Plans, at all Navy Environmental Restoration Program sites whether or not they are listed on the National Priorities List or not. The plans are prepared and implemented on an installation-wide basis rather than for a specified environmental cleanup action and are intended to provide for various levels of community involvement in removal and remedial actions. The CIP is based on information gathered from the community through interviews conducted by the Navy and our contractors with local officials, residents, public interest groups, and other interested or affected parties to ascertain community concerns, community information needs, and how or when citizens would like to be involved in the cleanup process.

The Community Implementation Plan (CIP) was completed in June 2012.

Final Community Implementation Plan

Public Meetings

A 30-day public comment period (from July 15 to August 13, 2013) is being held on the Proposed Plan for Operable Unit 7 and the Proposed Plan for Operable Unit 9.  Public hearings will be held on July 23, 2013 to accept oral comments on the two Proposed Plans.  Information on the public comment period, public hearings and ways to provide comments  is provided in the final Proposed Plans.

Proposed Plan for Operable Unit 7

Proposed Plan for Operable Unit 9

Informational Meeting/Poster Boards

An informational meeting will be held on July 23, 2013 prior to the public hearings to answer questions from the public on Operable Unit 7 and Operable Unit 9.

Information Repositories

The Information Repository is a collection of documents that are considered important for easy public access. The repositories allow open and convenient public access to all site-related documents provided for public disclosure. There are two information repositories dedicated to the Shipyard.

Rice Public Library Portsmouth Public Library
8 Wentworth Street 175 Parrott Avenue
Kittery, ME 03904 Portsmouth, NH 03801
(207)439-1553 (603)472-1540

Fact Sheets

OU2 ROD Brochure


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