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Posted 12/1/2016

Release no. 2016-112


Contact
Tim Dugan
978-318-8264
cenae-pa@usace.army.mil

CONCORD, Mass. – Public comments on the Proposed Plan prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District recommending remedial action to address soil contamination at the site of the former Saint Albans Air Force Station in Saint Albans, Vermont, are due by Dec. 9, 2016.

 

The Proposed Plan is intended to inform the community of the rationale for the selection of the preferred alternative and to encourage and facilitate community participation. The preferred alternative includes: removal of contaminated soil; off-site disposal of contaminated soil at a licensed facility; and backfill of soil removal area with clean fill.

 

The Corps of Engineers and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) held an informational session and public meeting on Nov. 15, 2016 in Saint Albans, Vermont, to present the Proposed Plan to address environmental issues at the former Saint Albans Air Force Station in Saint Albans.

 

The public meeting included a presentation describing the project and the recommended remedy and provided an opportunity for the public to submit comments on the Proposed Plan. Public comments on the Proposed Plan will be accepted through Dec. 9, 2016.

 

Copies of the Proposed Plan can be obtained by contacting Marie Wojtas, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, phone: 978-318-8788; email: marie.a.wojtas@usace.army.mil.

 

Documents supporting the Proposed Plan and Decision Document (Administrative Record files) are available at the information repositories: Saint Albans Free Library, 11 Maiden Lane, Saint Albans, VT 05478, phone 802-524-1507; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751; and the VTDEC Digital Repository at http://www.anr.state.vt.us/wmid/HazSites.aspx. Site information is available under the “publications” listing for Site Number 91-1109.

 

Written public comments on the Proposed Plan can be submitted to the Corps of Engineers through Dec. 9, 2016. Comment letters must be postmarked no later than Dec. 9, 2016, and can be sent to Ms. Marie Wojtas, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Comments also can be emailed to: marie.a.wojtas@usace.army.mil.