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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.

Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:

Next RAB Meeting
October 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm (Location TBD)

March 3, 2020 PFAS Public Meeting Posters and Fact Sheets:

Public Meeting Posters
NAS Patuxent River PFAS Fact Sheet
EPA PFAS Fact Sheet

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

Information Repository

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
22269 Cedar Point Road, Building 407
Patuxent River, MD 20629
(301) 342-1927
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 10 am – 2 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

St. Mary’s County Public Library, Lexington Park Branch
21677 FDR Boulevard
Lexington Park, MD 20653
(301) 863-8188
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

Public Meetings

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
Phone: 301-757-3343

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