Welcome to the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) website. The purpose of this site is to keep the Grayling community up to date on all RAB activities and informed on the progress of the continuing PFAS investigation.
All information provided below about RABs comes directly from the Department of Defense Restoration Advisory Board Rule Handbook (see link below for document).
The Department of Defense (DoD) encourages community involvement in the environmental restoration process through Restoration Advisory Boards (RABs). Since 1994, RABs have been established at over 300 military installations and properties in the United States and its territories to encourage communities and installations to identify and discuss potential environmental restoration issues. By facilitating open communication and understanding, RABs serve as a forum for discussion among the parties involved in the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) at affected sites and installations. RABs provide a collaborative forum for the community, government agencies, tribes, and installation decision makers to discuss and identify the most efficient and productive means to restore the environment.
What is a RAB?
A RAB is a stakeholder group that meets on a regular basis to discuss environmental restoration at a specific property that is either currently or was formerly owned by DoD, but where DoD oversees the environmental restoration process. RABs enable people interested in the environmental cleanup at a specific installation to exchange information with representatives of regulatory agencies, the installation, and the community. While the general public can comment on DoD’s environmental restoration program, RABs offer a focused and interactive opportunity to participate in the environmental restoration process.
To learn more about the establishments and operations of RABs, click on the Restoration Advisory Board Handbook link below.
RAB image from the Department of Defense RAB Handbook.
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from noon to 1:30 PM, the League of Women Voters/Grand Traverse Area will present Dave Dempsey, who will discuss the topic of toxic chemicals present in our groundwater. On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from noon to 1:30 PM, the League of Women Voters/Grand Traverse Area will present Dave Dempsey, who will discuss the topic of toxic chemicals present in our groundwater.
This League of Women Voters/Grand Traverse Area broadcast can be viewed on the Traverse Area Community Media Facebook page, on Zoom at www.zoom.us/j/85060681156, or on Community TV Channel 189 (with Spectrum cable). Questions can be asked on Zoom or in the Facebook comments. For those that are unable to tune into the live event, a recording will be available at the TACM website (www.TACM.tv). More information can be found on the League of Women Voters/Grand Traverse Area website: LWVGTA.org. Anne Magoun will moderate the program.
The Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center Restoration Advisory Board involves local community stakeholders in the environmental restoration process at the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center either as a RAB community representative or through attendance at RAB meetings. This RAB provides community representatives the opportunity to influence cleanup decisions by providing input and discussing issues directly with the installation decision makers. Further, the RAB offers community representatives and the public the opportunity to share their questions, concerns, and ideas with agencies involved in the cleanup. The focus of the RAB is improving and maintaining public and environmental health.
RAB meetings typically take place monthly, however, they don’t always occur on the same day and time each month. Please check back often for the most current meeting dates, times, and locations.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom
Additional Information about Zoom: If it's your first time using Zoom conferencing, you'll be prompted to download free software when you click on the link below. Then you will need to enter the meeting password (also below). The link will allow you to see and participate in the meeting. You don't need to have a web camera to join. You can also join by phone by dialing the number below and entering the meeting code.
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If you have questions regarding the Camp Grayling RAB, please contact:
RAB Co-Chair - Jonathan Edgerly, Michigan Army National Guard Environmental Manager
jonathan.w.edgerly.nfg@mail or 517-481-7630
RAB Co-Chair – Samantha Nellis, Huron Pines Watershed Project Manager
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