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Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)

A Restoration Advisory Board is a forum for citizens of local communities, representatives of a military installation, and regulatory agencies to discuss and exchange information about an environmental restoration program. The RAB conducts regular meetings, discusses issues, and reviews plans and reports. It gives citizens opportunities to participate in cleanup decisions.

EPA-Department of Defense guidelines about RABs can be found on the EPA website or here.

The Guidelines and Operating Procedures for the LHAAP RAB (approved at the April 19, 2012 RAB meeting) can be viewed here. The RAB membership application is here.

Current RAB members for the LHAAP are:

  • Charles Dixon, Marshall
  • Carol Fortune, Karnack
  • Paul Fortune, Karnack
  • Richard LeTourneau, Longview
  • Nigel Shivers, Karnack
  • Judy VanDeventer, Karnack
  • Tom Walker, Jefferson
  • John Pollard, Marshall
  • Terry Britt, Karnack

Past and upcoming RAB Meeting information is below.

 

APRIL 2017

April 27th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: RAB draft minutes.

JANUARY 2017

January 19th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: notice, RAB draft minutes, draft agenda. and the PowerPoint presentation by AECOM.

OCTOBER 2016

October 20th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: notice, RAB draft minutes, and draft agenda, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek percholorate data, groundwater treatment plant processed groundwater volumes, Site 16 Fact Sheet and Responsiveness Summary, Site 17 Fact Sheet and Responsiveness Summary, Site 001-R and 003-R Fact Sheet and Responsiveness Summary, and the PowerPoint presentation by AECOM.

JULY 2016

July 21st: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: public notice, RAB notice, draft agenda, approved minutes from the April 21st RAB meeting, RAB membership application, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek perchlorate data, perimeter well monitoring perchlorate data, groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes, Site 16 Fact Sheet, Site 17 Fact Sheet, and the PowerPoint presentation by AECOM.

APRIL 2016

April 21st: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: public notice revised, RAB Board notice revised, agenda revised, approved minutes from the January 21, 2016 meeting, approved minutes from the October 29, 2015 meeting, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek perchlorate data, perimeter well monitoring perchlorate data, groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes, 1,4-Dioxane Fact Sheet, and the PowerPoint presentation by AECOM. 

JANUARY 2016

January 21st: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: draft minutes, public notice, RAB Board notice, agenda, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek perchlorate data, perimeter well monitoring perchlorate data, groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes, and the PowerPoint presentation by AECOM.

OCTOBER 2015

October 29th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: draft minutes,public notice, RAB notice, agenda, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek perchlorate data, perimeter well monitoring perchlorate data, groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes, and the PowerPoint presentation by AECOM. The presentation by AECOM on 1-4, Dioxane can be found within the meeting's PowerPoint presentation. USGS did a presentation on thier field activities at LHAAP, and distributed the following documents: PowerPoint presentation, "Comparison of Temporal Trends in VOCs", and "Use of Passive Diffusion Samplers". EPA distributed a sheet of information responding to community questions at the July 18th RAB meeting regarding the dispute between the EPA and the Army over perchlorate clean up levels.

JUNE 2015

June 18th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: public notice, RAB notice, agenda, Fact Sheets for sites 35A (58), 67, 50, and 46; Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek perchlorate data, perimeter well monitoring perchlorate data, groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes, and the PowerPoint presentation by AECOM.

FEBRUARY 2015

February 19th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: meeting notice, agenda, Fact Sheets for sites 67, 35B (37), 35A (58), 50, and 46; Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek perchlorate data, Perimeter Well Monitoring perchlorate data, and groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes; PowerPoint presentation by AECOM.

NOVEMBER 2014

November 20th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: RAB notice, agenda, Site 46 Fact Sheet, Site 67 Fact Sheet, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek Perchlorate data, and groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes.

AUGUST 2014

August 7th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant document: public notice and agenda, AECOM presentation, perimeter well Perchlorate data, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek Perchlorate data, and groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes.

MAY 2014

May 15th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: public notice, notice to RAB, meeting agenda, AECOM presentation, perimeter well Perchlorate data, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek Perchlorate data, and groundwater treatment plant treated groundwater volumes.

FEBRUARY 2014

February 20th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: public meeting notice, agenda, the 2012 and 2013 Installation Action Plans, AECOM's PowerPoint presentation, Caddo Lake/Karnack DSHS Document Summaries November 2013, Groundwater Treatment Plant - Treated Groundwater Volumes, and Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek - Perchlorate Data.

NOVEMBER 2013

November 14th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: public meeting notice, RAB notice, and agenda, AECOM meeting PowerPoint, Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek perchlorate data, treated volumes from the Groundwater Treatment Plant through September 2013, DSHS Documents Summaries, and Army responses to comments on the Coomunity Involvement Plan submitted by hydrologist George Rice.

JULY 2013

July 16th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: RAB notice, public notice, agenda, draft minutes from the April 4th meeting, USGS split sample presentation, groundwater treatment plant report on water treated and Operations and Management, Status of Environmental Sites, AECOM organiational chart, upcoming work and documents, and a report on In-Situ Bioremediation at the LHAAP.

APRIL 2013

April 4th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: RAB notice, public notice, agenda, draft minutes from Jan. 8th meeting, AECOM meeting presentation, LHAAP site documents handed out: Fact Sheets for Sites 3, 4, 19, 47 and 56-65-69, presentation on the No Further Decision Documents for Sites 19 and 56-65-69, historic surface water sample data (perchlorate) for Harrison Bayou and Goose Prairie Creek, and historic treated water volumes for the Groundwater Treatment Plant back to October 2007.

JANUARY 2013

January 8th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: notice, agenda, draft minutes, Site 4 Fact Sheet and Site 47 Fact Sheet.

OCTOBER 2012

October 18th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: notice, agenda, Site 4 Fact Sheet and Site 47 Fact Sheet.

JULY 2012

July 19th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: notice, agenda, PowerPoint presentation on the history of Site 18/24, perchlorate sampling results through June 2012.

APRIL 2012

April 19th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: meeting notice, agenda, Perchlorate Results from Creek Sampling March 2012, Surface Water Sampling Locations Map, current status of technical and sites documents, a presentation about Groundwater Treatement Plant Operations for the 1st Quarter of 2012 by the Army, and the latest draft of the LHAAP RAB Guidelines and Operating Procedures, and draft minutes of the meeting.

JANUARY 2012

January 19th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: meeting notice, agenda, Perchlorate Results from Creek Sampling March 2011, Surface Water Sampling Locations Map, current status of technical and sites documents, a presentation about Quality Assurance Split Sampling by USGS, a presentation about In-Planta Sampling by the US EPA, and draft final minutes of the meeting.

SEPTEMBER 2011

September 15th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: meeting notice, agenda, an Army PowerPoint presentation about RABs, and the Army's response to comments submitted at this meeting by RAB Co-Chair Paul Fortune.

JUNE 2011

June 30th: RAB Meeting in Karnack, TX. Relevant documents: meeting agenda, notice, Perchlorate Results from creek sampling June 2011, status of technical and sites documents, and presentation about 18/24 Groundwater Treatment Plant operations.

MARCH 2011

March 22nd: RAB Meeting. Relevant documents: meeting notice and agenda, FY2011 Targeted GPRA Goals, Perchlorate Results from Creek Sampling March 2011, Surface Water Sampling Locations Map, current status of technical and sites documents, a presentation about Site 18/24 Groundwater Treatment Plant operations, and a presentation about the Proposed Plan for Site 29.

JANUARY 2011

January 25th: RAB Meeting. Relevant documents: meeting notice and agenda,proposed changes to RAB charter. Additions and changes to the RAB Charter are highlighted and deletions are identified in the comments.

OCTOBER 2010

October 19th: RAB Meeting. Relevant documents: meeting notice and agenda, minutes, Final Proposed Plan for LHAAP-16 by the U.S. Army, Addendum to the Final Feasability Study for LHAAP-16, LHAAP Sites and Schedule (10/14/10), and revised Status of Sites and Technical Documents.

AUGUST 2010

August 17th: RAB Meeting. Relevant documents: meeting notice and agenda, minutes.

JUNE 2010

June 10th: RAB Meeting. Relevant documents: meeting minutes.