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.
Currently the RAB meets twice per year 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
Upcoming RAB meetings are scheduled for:
October 2019 (date TBD)
NAS Patuxent River environmental documents are available for review at either of the following repositories:
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.
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