Non-Time-Critical Removal Action Former Skeet Range 1 and Former Skeet Range 3 Dyess Air Force Base Abilene, TX

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

The United States Air Force (USAF) has performed an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) under a Non-Time-Critical Removal Action (NTCRA) to identify, evaluate and recommend treatment technologies of soil contaminated with polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) located within the former Skeet Range 1 and former Skeet Range 3 sites on Dyess Air Force Base. The prior site investigations determined that the site poses no apparent risk to human health or the environment from lead or other metals associated with expended shot.

The purpose of this EE/CA is to evaluate possible response action alternatives to address PAH impacted soil associated with the past operation of the former Skeet Range 1 and former Skeet Range 3. The four response action alternatives evaluated were:

1. No Action
2. Land Use Controls
3. Excavation with Off-site Disposal
4. In Situ Land Treatment

The EE/CA identifies Alternative 3 - Excavation and Off-site Disposal as the preferred alternative. Although this is the Preferred Alternative at this time, the USAF welcomes public comments on all four of the alternatives listed above.
Public Participation in the Decision-Making Process Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, non-time critical removal actions (NTCRA) are used when a removal action is appropriate to reduce or eliminate risk to human health and the environment. An engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EE/CA) must be conducted to identify and evaluate various removal action alternatives and recommend the most appropriate alternative. Issuance of a public notice of availability of the EE/CA is a community relations requirement of CERCLA.

The public and state and local government officials are invited to review the EE/CA Reports, the Comprehensive Site Evaluation Phase I Report, and the Comprehensive Site Evaluation Phase II Report. Copies are available at the
Richardson Library
Hardin-Simmons University
2341 Hickory St.
Abilene, TX 79698
(325) 670-1236
hsuref@HSUtx.edu