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Our next Restoration Advisory Board meeting is tentatively expected to occur in February or March of 2012 at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. This public hearing will commence at approximately 6:30PM and it is expected to conclude at approximately 8:30PM.

Public meetings of the PAERAB typically occur between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM on a Thursday evening at the Hilton Hotel which is conveniently situated at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall near the Route 80 exit to Route 15 and Picatinny Arsenal. Our meetings are open to the public and the attendance of individuals interested in the environmental remediation effort at Picatinny Arsenal is welcome. This meeting location is wheelchair accessible.

Meetings may be rescheduled. Updates will be posted on this website.


For information please contact Mr. Ted Gabel at 973-724-6748.

The PAERAB typically meets on a Thursday evening between 6:30PM and 8:30PM in the Hilton Hotel at the Rockaway Mall near the intersection of Route 80 and Route 15 in New Jersey. Our meetings are open and accessible to the public. Meeting dates are advertised in local newspapers and on this website. You are welcome to attend! Our next public meeting is expected to occur in February or March of 2012.
Activities

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10/20/2011 :

1. Public Meeting of the PAERAB



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08/16/2011 :

1. ARCADIS deployed PDBs in Area 3500, water levels, field blanks, sample management.

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07/28/2011 :

1. Technical Project Planning Meeting #2 ( MMRP Remedial Investigation )

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07/27/2011:

1. Educational Seminar ( MMRP - Geophysics and MMRP Characterization basics )

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06/16/2011 :

1. Public Meeting of the PAERAB


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05/04/2011 :

1. E-mail notification from the US Army (Mr. TED Gabel) of sampling for TOC in Area B

03/24/2011 :

1. ARCADIS will collect PDBs and Surface Water samples in Area B.

2. US Army (Mr. Ted Gabel) requests USEPA signature of proposed ROD for Site 78 that had been public noticed in April of 2010. Status of possible NJDEP concurrence letter is undetermined.


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03/22/2011 :

1. ARCADIS will collect the PDBs in Area D and collect surface water in Area D.

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03/21/2011 :

1. ARCADIS collected the sample PDBs in Area E.

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03/04/2011 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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1. Public Meeting of the PAERAB

       PRESENTATIONS

2. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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03/02/2011 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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03/01/2011 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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02/28/2011 :

1. MMRP activities resume at Tilcon


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11/10/2010 : Kickoff Technical Project Planning (TPP) meeting for the MMRP Remedial Investigation (RI) that had been postponed from September. The meeting will occur at the Tower ( Bldg 44 ) at Picatinny Arsenal. It will begin at 9:30 AM.


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10/20/2010 : Meeting of the Federal Facility Dialogue Committee in Washington DC to be hosted by the USEPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. This committee will "...discuss the progress, achievements and challenges surrounding the cleanup of federally-owned contaminated sites. Dialogue objectives include fostering effective communication among stakeholders, discussing and prioritizing challenges of federal cleanups, and establishing potential next steps for addressing the future challenges of federal facility site cleanups."

All board members, whether NJDEP or USEPA regulator, US Army official, or community representative are welcome to submit relevant comments and suggestions to Mike Glaab for consideration for referral to the dialogue committee during its deliberations.


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10/19/2010 :

1. Sub-slab sampling by Arcadis in Building 91

2. Arcadis will GPR the three sample areas in Building 91

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10/07/2010 :

1. Public Meeting of the PAERAB


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10/06/2010 :

1. 193 Bio/Sed/SW sampling to be completed today in the : 300 Region, 200 Region near Visitor Center (SW).

2. Pump test in Mid-Valley Area

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10/05/2010 :

1. 193 Bio/Sed/SW sampling in the : Burning Ground Area (completed), 300 Region, near Visitor Center (SW).

2. Pump test in Mid-Valley Area

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09/27/2010 : Picatinny Working Group Meeting

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09/24/2010 : Mid-Valley near Buildings 3109 and 3145

1. Pump test

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09/23/2010 : Informed residents of Building 91 of testing

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09/22/2010 : Mid-Valley

1. Pump test

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09/20/2010 : Mid-Valley near Buildings 3109 and 3145

1. 72 hour pump test

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09/10/2010 - 3500 Area

1. Groundwater injections

PICA 079 (800 Area)

1. Backfilling Excavations

2. T & D of off-site impacted soil

3. Site restoration

Area E : Near Buildings 95, 70, 80

1. Groundwater and surface water sampling

Area B : Former Pyro Range off Phipps and Horney Road

1. Groundwater and surface water sampling

PICA 013 : Behind Building 91

1. PDB Installation

Mid-Valley : Near Buildings 3109, 3136 and 3145

1. Installation of Transducers

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09/08/2010 - 3500 Area

1. Groundwater injections

PICA 079 (800 Area)

1. Backfilling Excavations

Area D : Golf Course

1. Groundwater sampling

2. Decommissioning of Pump and Treat facility

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09/07/2010 - 3500 Area

1. Groundwater injections

PICA 079 (800 Area)

1. Soil excavation and backfilling

Area D : Golf Course

1. Groundwater sampling with oversight by NJDEP Enforcement ( Mr. John Dodderwich )

2. Decommissioning of Pump and Treat facility

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09/03/2010 - Mid Valley near Building 3136

PICA 079 (800 Area)

1. Soil excavation

PICA 013 (Behind Building 91)

1. PDB and surface water sampling

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08/25/2010 - Mid Valley near Buildings 3145 and 3136

1. Packer testing

Pica 079, Buildings 810 and 823

1. Two USA Environmental UXO technicians onsite to sweep access paths to missing wells

Area D : Golf Course, Buildings 31, 33, 34

Area E : Buildings 70, 80, and 95
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08/24/2010 - Mid Valley near Buildings 3145 and 3136

1. Packer testing

3500 Area (PICA 008)

1. Two USA Environmental UXO technicians onsite to sweep access paths to missing wells

Area D : Golf Course

1. Two Arcadis employees onsite for PDB installations, water levels and surface water sampling

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08/19/2010 - Mid Valley near Buildings 3145 and 3136
1. Well installation and coring

3500 Area

1. Well pad completion

Lower Burning Ground

1. Open up well 1180-2A prior to GW sampling

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08/18/2010 - Mid Valley near Building 3145

1. Well installation and coring : B&B, Arcadis, and US Army Environmental UXO personnel onsite

3500 Area

1. Well development and well pad completion : B&B, ARCADIS, USA Environmental UXO Technician personnel onsite


Decommissioning of the Pump and Treat facility continues.
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08/17/2010 - Mid Valley near Building 3145

1. Well installation : B&B, Arcadis, and US Army Environmental UXO personnel onsite
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08/05/2010 - Decommissioning continues

For Group 3, 3500 Area :

1. UXO Avoidance for monitoring/injection well pilot holes

2. Well installation

In the Mid-Valley area near Building 3145A and 3136 :

1. UXO Avoidance for monitoring well pilot holes
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08/04/2010 - Decommissioning of the Pump and Treat facility continues.

Shaw will collect groundwater samples from southern boundary wells near the Truck Gate and the hot dog stand along Route 15.

ARCADIS will conduct activities in the Group 3 or 3500 Area concerning the following :

1. UXO Avoidance for monitoring/injection well pilot holes

2. Well installation

800 Area : UXO Avoidance for soil sampling

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05/27/2010 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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Technical Training


The Interstate Technical Regulatory Council offers online training courses at : www.itrcweb.org/ibt.asp.

Register for free classes at http://clu-in.org/training

For more information call (402) 201-2419 or send an e-mail to : training@itrcweb.org .

ITRC

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ARCHIVED from May 10, 2011 - Phytotechnologies

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ARCHIVED from May 24, 2011 - In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Ethene - DNAPL Source Zones

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ARCHIVED from June 21, 2011 - "LNAPL Part 3: Evaluating LNAPL Remedial Technologies for Achieving Project Goals"

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1. October 11 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME - Incorporating Bioavailability Considerations into the Evaluation of Contaminated Sediment Sites

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2. October 13 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME - Decision Framework for Applying Attenuation Processes to Metals and Radionuclides

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3. October 18 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME - Permeable Reactive Barrier: Technology Update

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4. November 3 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME - Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and Mass Discharge

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5. November 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME - Project Risk Management for Site Remediation

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6. November 15 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME - Development of Performance Specifications for Solidification/Stabilization

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7. November 17 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME - Use of Risk Assessment in Management of Contaminated Sites

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8. November 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EASTERN - Mine Waste Treatment Technology Selection

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The USEPA also offers internet courses:

Internet courses may be archived at the respective websites for reference at the userís convenience.

Organizational Notices



On October 7, 2010 Mr. Chris Dour who had been nominated by Denville Township's Mayor P. Ted Hussa to represent his community to the PAERAB was formally approved by a unanimous vote of the board members to serve as Denville Township's official representative to the PAERAB. The board welcomes Mr. Dour and thanks Mayor Hussa.

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The PAERAB regrets to announce the retirement of Mr. Robert Crothers from the board. Mr. Crothers had admirably served the environmental restoration effort at Picatinny Arsenal for many years as Denville Township's official representative. Mr. Crothers had participated ably in the PAERAB's deliberations and activities since its very inception. A founding member of the PAERAB, Mr. Crothers had also served on the board's precursor organization: the Technical Review Committee.

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Army Swears In New Assistant Secretary for Installations and Environment :

Ms. Katherine Hammack was officially sworn in as the assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment during a ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes by the Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal.

Ms. Hammack serves as the primary advisor to the secretary of the Army and chief of staff of the Army on all matters related to installation policy. She has oversight of energy security and management and is responsible for policy and oversight of sustainability and environmental initiatives; resource management including design, military construction, operations and maintenance; Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC); privatization of Army family housing, lodging, real estate, utilities; and the Army's installations safety and occupational health programs.

" I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to influence the quality of life of our soldiers and their families," Hammack said.  "Our installations and the environment play such an important role and have such a significant impact on our soldiers, civilians, families and their well-being.  Energy security and environmental sustainability are our responsibility to future generations.  If our relations with the environment are balanced, so will our relations with our neighbors both at home and abroad."

Prior to her appointment, Hammack was a leader in Ernst & Young LLP's Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice.  There she assisted clients with obtaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification for their buildings and identification of sustainability strategies.  She was appointed to her new position by President Obama on June 28, 2010.

For more information contact Mr. Dave Foster, 703-697-5344 or

         Dave.Foster1@us.army.mil

MMRP Notices


Picatinny Arsenal is currently seeking information from individuals who are currently employed at - or who were formerly employed at - the Arsenal about the location and disposition of military munitions on various sites at the Arsenal. This research is related to the Arsenal's participation in the Military Munitions Response Program. Informed individuals with relevant information to contribute may contact Ms. Liza Szedgedi at (201) 398-4328.

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07/28/2011 :

1. Technical Project Planning Meeting #2 ( MMRP Remedial Investigation )

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07/27/2011:

1. Educational Seminar ( MMRP - Geophysics and MMRP Characterization basics )

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03/04/2011 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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03/03/2011 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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03/02/2011 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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03/01/2011 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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02/28/2011 :

1. MMRP activities resume at Tilcon


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11/10/2010 : Kickoff Technical Project Planning (TPP) meeting for the MMRP Remedial Investigation (RI) that had been postponed from September. The meeting will occur at the Tower ( Bldg 44 ) at Picatinny Arsenal. It will begin at 9:30 AM.


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05/27/2010 :

1. MMRP activities at Tilcon


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