How to Get Information on the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program at the Joint Base Cape Cod
The Impact Area Groundwater Study Program is responsible for assessing and cleaning up the northern 15,000 acres of the Joint Base Cape Cod, known as Camp Edwards. There are several ways to obtain information regarding the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program:
- Public Information Repositories
- Administrative Record
- Mailing List
The Impact Area Groundwater Study Program offers many opportunities for public input in the decision-making process. The documents in the Information Repository and Administrative Record provide information to help people learn more about the environmental programs at JBCC.
For Information on Other JBCC Environmental Programs
There are other environmental programs and activities ongoing at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) sponsored by organizations other than the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program. For more information on these environmental programs, please contact the JBCC Environmental and Readiness Center at 508-968-5146.
Public Information Repositories
An Information Repository is a set of documents that contain important facts relating to the cleanup of a site, such as the JBCC. It includes the Administrative Record, all correspondence, reports and documents pertaining to the cleanup, as well as general program information.
The Information Repositories are located in the four Upper Cape local town libraries.
The Impact Area Groundwater Study Program Information Repository contains hundreds of documents. Many of the documents are of a technical nature and have titles such as "Baseline Risk Assessment" and "Feasibility Study". These documents are the results of environmental investigations and studies done at Camp Edwards. Project Managers use the information to help them decide how best to clean up each site. All of the information is made available to the public, so individuals can make their own evaluations.
The Information Repository may contain other documents that are not required legally, but that might be useful to the public.
Types of information contained in the Information Repository:
- General information on the cleanup program
- Brochures, fact sheets, and other information
- Scientific research and journal reports
- The Public Involvement Plan
- Maps of the sites
- Meeting summaries
- News releases
- Public Comment Period Responsiveness Summaries
Information Repository Locations:
Jonathan Bourne Library
19 Sandwich Road
Bourne, MA 02532
Falmouth Public Library
123 Katharine Lee Bates Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
Sandwich Public Library
142 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
If your local library does not have a document in which you are interested, you can request the document from the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program. Schedule an appointment by contacting Marcia Goulet at 508-968-5627.
The Administrative Record contains all the technical reports, correspondence, studies, and data pertaining to decision making in the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program's ongoing investigations and cleanup projects, such as:
- Public Involvement Plan
- Feasibility Studies
- Feasibility Study Screening Reports
- Sampling Plans
The Administrative Record also can be viewed at the Impact Area Groundwater Study Program office, PB0515 West Outer Road, Camp Edwards, MA 02542. Schedule an appointment by contacting Marcia Goulet at 508-968-5627.
The Impact Area Groundwater Study Program maintains a mailing list so documents can be mailed directly to people in the community. The documents that can be mailed include fact sheets, neighborhood notices, periodic updates, and notices of events.
To have your name placed on the mailing list, please e-mail your request or call (508) 968-5635.
If you are unable to find information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Lori Boghdan, Community Involvement Specialist
Impact Area Groundwater Study Program
PB0515 West Outer Road
Camp Edwards, MA 02542
Phone: 508-968-5635 Fax: 508-968-5286
USEPA Region 1
5 Post Office Square - Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone: (617) 918-1020 Fax: (617) 918-0020
Web site: www.epa.gov/region01/
MADEP Southeast Region
20 Riverside Drive
Lakeville, MA 02347
Phone: (508) 946-2866 Fax: (508) 947-6557
Web site: www.mass.gov/dep/sero/