Public Notice: Fourth Five-Year Review for Former Naval Surface Warfare Center — White Oak

The United States Navy, in consultation with the Maryland Department of the Environment, has completed the Fourth Five-Year Review for the former Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)–White Oak (presently known as the Federal Research Center at White Oak). The purpose of the Five-Year Review is to ensure that the selected remedies are effectively protecting public health and the environment as intended.

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) (also known as Superfund), reviews of long-term remedial actions are required every five years to ensure continued protection of human health and the environment until the sites are deemed suitable for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure. The Navy completed and signed the Five-Year Review on 13 June 2022.

The Administrative Record for NSWC–White Oak is available at the White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland during normal business hours. The documents are also available for review online at the Navy’s BRAC website: https://www.bracpmo.navy.mil/BRAC-Bases/Northeast/Former-Naval-Surface-Warfare-Center-White-Oak/Documents/.

If you have questions, or would like more information about the sites, please contact:  

Ms. W. Rachelle Knight
BRAC Environmental Coordinator
BRAC Program Management Office East
4911 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1303
Telephone: (215) 897-4916
Email: rachelle.knight@navy.mil

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