Restoration Advisory Board Information

 Restoration Advisory Boards, commonly called RABs, are established in communities located near formerly used defense sites with environmental cleanup activities. RABs are local boards designed to provide a forum for effective two-way communication between the community and the Department of Defense (DoD) about work and plans at nearby cleanup sites. The RAB is solely advisory in nature. By definition, a RAB may only address issues associated with environmental restoration activities.GW_Sampling

There are four conditions that can lead to a RAB: an installation is closed and the property is transferred to the community; 50 or more citizens petition the installation to form a RAB; local, state, federal, or tribal governments request the formation of a RAB; or the installation determines the need for a RAB.

RAB membership should be balanced and reflect the diverse interests of nearby communities. Members include local citizens and representative of the US Army Corps of Engineers representatives, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USACE), state environmental regulatory agencies, and local government. RAB membership is voluntary and members receive no compensation. The two RAB co-chairs are Jeffery Skog, a USACE representative, and George Halyak, a community representative.

For further information about the formation, requirements, or operations of a RAB, see the Restoration Advisory Board Rule Handbook and the other documents listed below:

icon Public Participation in the DERP for FUDS, USACE EP 1110-3-8, April 9, 2004
icon Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Rule Handbook, DoD, March 2007
icon Public Information Meeting, RAB Defined, November 2010
icon Department of Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA), 1990. Includes Amendment No. 1 (2010), No. 2 (2012), and No. 3 (2012)
icon Statewide Action Management Plan for the Defense Environmental Restoration Program Formerly Used Defense Sites in Wyoming, 2014
icon Department of Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) Cooperative Agreement, 2014 

Individuals who wish to become a RAB member should call or send a letter of interest to one of the following:

Doug Simpleman, Project Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Tel: (402) 995- 2753
Email: Douglas.P.Simpleman@usace.army.mil

Cheryl Moore, Public Affairs Specialist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Tel: (402) 995-2419 ext X-2418, Toll free: 888-835-5971
Email: cheryl.a.moore@usace.army.mil

Dr. Kathy Quinn, RAB Community Co-Chair
Email: cowiekq @ gmail.com

 

   

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