Community Interest Survey for Restoration Advisory Board Army National Guard Organizational Maintenance Shop 28, Mobile, Alabama
Organizational Maintenance Shop 28 (OMS 28) is an Alabama Army National Guard (ARNG) Field Maintenance Shop 28 located north of the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama. The ARNG has recently completed environmental studies, including soil and groundwater sampling, at OMS 28 due to the military vehicle and equipment maintenance operations conducted at the site. Currently, a feasibility study is being prepared to present the remedial alternatives for site use.
The Department of Defense encourages community involvement in the environmental restoration process and a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) is one of many methods the ARNG may use to facilitate public participation at restoration sites. To keep the public informed and to provide opportunities for public involvement in its environmental restoration program, the ARNG is evaluating community interest in establishing a RAB, which would be made up of participants from the Army, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, and volunteer members of the local community. RABs provide a collaborative forum for the community, government agencies, and installation decision makers to discuss and identify the most efficient and productive means to restore the environment. RAB participants are not compensated and should be willing to attend all RAB meetings, which could last between two to four hours each and are held several times a year until the restoration activities are complete. Additionally, members must be willing to devote ample time to review documents within prescribed time frames.
The ARNG welcomes public feedback regarding interest in establishing a RAB for OMS 28 no later than November 12, 2021. Inquiries or questions should be submitted to: Alabama Army National Guard Public Affairs Office, firstname.lastname@example.org 334-271-7244.
An Information Repository, which documents the rationale for all remedial action decisions for this site, is maintained and accessible to the community at www.mobileoms28.net
Lagniappe HD October 13, 2021
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