R.A.B.: Public Comments
The Department of the Army Requests

Public Comment

on its

Plan to Conduct a Removal Action at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois

After examining the results of environmental investigations for the Fort Sheridan property still under use by the Army, the Navy and the Army Reserves, the Army plans to conduct activities to remove soil contamination from four areas that pose risks to human health and the environment when residential land use scenarios are consid­ered. Federal and state regulators concur with this proposed plan of action. The Army has documented its find­ings in detail in the remedial investigation (RI) and draft final feasibility study (FS) reports for the sites. The proposed removal action sites include Water Tower Soil, Coal Storage Area 4, Building 70, and Vehicle Equipment Storage Area 8.

30-Day Public Comment Period

The Army welcomes public involvement in this decision-making process by accepting written comments from January 25, 2002, through February 25, 2002. All mailed comments must be postmarked by February 25, 2002.

Comments may be submitted via mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Tetra Tech EM Inc.

Attn: Ft. Sheridan Public Comments

3550 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 105

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

(847) 255-8528 (fax) (e-mail)

After considering public comments, the Army will issue a document called an Action Memorandum, explaining its decision and responding to comments received during the comment period. The Army’s preparing the Action Memorandum in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) to ensure and provide protection of human health and the environment.

Information Repositories and Administrative Record

The aforementioned Ri and FS reports are available for review in the public information repositories in the libraries listed below.

Highwood Public Library

102 Highwood Ave.  847.432.5404
Highland Park Public Library

494 Laurel Ave.  847.432.0216
Lake Forest Public Library

360 E. Deerpath Ave.  847.234.0636

The administrative record, which contains documents that were considered or relied upon when the Army made its decision to conduct the proposed removal action, is available in the Fort Sheridan office. To review the Administrative Record, contact:

Mr. Tim Janss

Fort Sheridan Environmental Coordinator

3155 Blackhawk Drive, Suite 17

Fort Sheridan, IL 60037-1280

847.266.6323 (phone)


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