Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
The JPG Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), formed in 1994, is a voluntary advisory group that provides the opportunity for discussion and exchange of information on JPG's closure and cleanup between government agencies and the affected community. Members include individuals from state and Federal regulatory agencies as well as residents from the surrounding three-county area. RAB membership is reviewed periodically to ensure members interest and ability to participate in meetings and document reviews.
The role of the RAB is to improve public participation by involving the community in the environmental restoration decision-making process. The RAB's responsibilities are to:
Among the RAB's accomplishments are the review of several key documents and work plans, such as the remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS), accelerated cleanup plans, and unexploded ordnance plans. The RAB has openly discussed ongoing environmental restoration work and depleted uranium issues. Recommendations are incorporated into ongoing work.
All RAB meetings, which are held bimonthly, are open to the public and announced through local newspapers and this web site. Meeting transcripts are prepared and included in the Administrative Record.