Restoration Advisory Board
The NAS Patuxent River Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) is a vital link between the community and government decision-makers. The Navy and the appropriate regulatory agencies are responsible for making decisions about the ER Program. Part of the decision-making process is to consider comments from the public and respond to them.
The goal of a RAB is to encourage regular, two-way communication during the environmental restoration process by:
- Making information about the investigation and cleanup actions available to members of the public
- Gaining effective input from stakeholders on cleanup activities
- Increasing the installation’s responsiveness to the community’s environmental restoration concern
The RAB is an important part of the community involvement program. A successful program can prevent delays and contribute to better decisions about environmental cleanup projects.
RAB is part of the partnership working for effective and efficient cleanup of NAS Patuxent River. The NAS Patuxent River RAB was formed in January 1995. The RAB is co-chaired by an elected community member and a Navy representative. RAB members are considered a key source in efforts to communicate openly and effectively with the community at large. They are provided with information about the ER Program and their input on remediation decisions is actively sought. The RAB contains representatives from the Navy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), local government officials, and community members.
In September 2020, the Navy completed an update of the Community Involvement Plan (CIP) for NAS Patuxent River. The CIP documents the Environmental Restoration Program’s (ERP) commitment to maintaining open communications with stakeholders, including residents of the base and surrounding communities. The CIP guides the ERP’s community involvement efforts with a goal to keep the public informed regarding ongoing investigations and to aid community involvement in site restoration decisions at NAS Patuxent River. A copy of the updated CIP can be download HERE.
Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:
Next RAB Meeting and PFAS Update
The next NAS Patuxent River Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting and PFAS Updated is scheduled for April 28th, 2021 at 6:00pm.
March 3, 2020 PFAS Public Meeting Posters and Fact Sheets:
Past RAB meeting presentations can be found at the links below:
2016 March RAB Meeting Presentation
2016 October RAB Meeting Presentation
2017 October RAB Meeting Presentation
2018 April RAB Meeting Presentation
2019 April RAB Meeting Presentation
2019 October RAB Meeting Presentation
NAS Patuxent River environmental documents are available under the Administrative Records tab at this website or at either of the following respositories:
Naval Air Station Patuxent River Library
St. Mary’s County Public Library, Lexington Park Branch
Public meetings are typically held at the Frank Knox Employee Development Building 2189, Room 100. The Frank Knox Employee Development Building is located at:
21774 Three Notch Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
For information on the next public meeting or previous meetings, contact:
Public Affairs Officer, NASPR
Attn: Mr. Patrick Gordon
22268 Cedar Point Road
PAO Building 409, Room 207
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1154