Virtual Community Meeting - April 26, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Representatives from the Army National Guard, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) along with District Health Department #10 will host a virtual community meeting on April 26, 2021 at 6 p.m.
The Army National Guard and the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) will update Grayling residents on the continuing investigation of PFAS contamination in private drinking water wells near Camp Grayling (Lake Margrethe and MATES at Range30) and the Grayling Army Airfield.
Read the entire press release below:
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.
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, March 25, 2021
Time: 6:00 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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Agenda Information: The agenda will include responses to questions brought up at our last meeting regarding the area downgradient from the Grayling main gate and how adaptive testing and response can be to changes in the plume direction. Dr. Bonnie Packer will present on remediation techniques and approaches. With whatever time is left we will devote to other updates and ideas for future agenda items.
See Time-Critical Removal Action Action Memorandum - March 2021 at the bottom of this box.
For information regarding upcoming meetings, contact Samantha Nellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.com or 989-448-2293 ext. 31