CONCORD, Mass. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is seeking public comment on the Proposed Plan for Environmental Restoration (Proposed Plan) for the Tidal Flats and Outfall-008 drainage ditch sediments, a preferred mechanical dredging and on-site beneficial re-use of sediments alternative, at the Stratford Army Engine Plant Site located in Stratford, Connecticut.
To ensure that the community’s concerns are addressed, a public comment period runs from Nov. 11, 2019 through Dec. 13, 2019. During this time, the public is encouraged to submit any comments on the Proposed Plan to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District.
The Corps of Engineers will host a Public Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Center located at 1000 West Broad Street, Stratford, Connecticut 06615, to present the Proposed Plan and take public comments.
Written comments on the Proposed Plan may be sent to: Erika L. Mark, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District (USACE), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751 or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Stratford Army Engine Plant, located in the town of Stratford, was selected for closure under the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) of 1995 (Public Law 101-510).
On behalf of the U.S. Army BRAC Office, the Corps of Engineers has implemented a focused feasibility study to develop alternatives for the remediation of the contaminated tidal flats and Outfall 0008 adjacent to the Site. The volume of sediment requiring remediation is approximately 300,000 cubic yards. A Focused Feasibility Study was completed in October 2018. The Proposed Plan for Environmental Restoration was completed in November 2019.
The Corps of Engineers encourages the public to review the Proposed Plan and the documents that make up the Administrative Record to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the Site and the environmental investigation activities that have been conducted. The Proposed Plan and Administrative Record for the Site can be accessed at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects‐Topics/Army‐Engine‐Plant‐Environmental‐Restoration‐Project/.