Restoration Advisory Board
A Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) is a stakeholder group that meets on a regular basis to discuss environmental restoration at a specific property that is either currently or formerly owned by the Department of Defense. RABs enable people interested in environmental cleanup to exchange information with representatives of regulatory agencies, the installation, and the community. While the general public can comment on the environmental program, RABs offer a focused and interactive opportunity to participate in the environmental restoration process.
On October 1, 2009, JB MDL was formed via the combination of McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix, and Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst, with the U.S. Air Force as the host command for operations, including environmental programs. Prior to becoming JB MDL, each base had a separate RAB or Technical Review Committee and held separate meetings. One joint RAB now exists for JB MDL.
RAB Operating Procedures
Click the link below to view the RAB's Operating Procedures.
The JB MDL currently meets quarterly, usually a Thursday night, at the Edward Holloway Senior Citizen and Community Center, Cookstown. Meetings are advertised in the Asbury Park Press and Burlington County Times. The tentative date for the next meeting is November 2018.
|RAB Meeting Date||Agenda||Minutes – Posted When Final (after approval by Board at following meeting)||Presentations||Newspaper Notices|
|2/22/2018||2/22/2018 Agenda||2/22/2018 Presentations||2/22/2018 Notices|
|11/16/2017||11/16/2017 Agenda||11/16/2017 Minutes||11/16/2017 Presentations||11/16/2017 Notices|
|7/19/2017||7/19/2017 Agenda||7/19/2017 Minutes||7/19/2017 Presentations||7/19/2017 Notices|
|3/16/2017||3/16/2017 Agenda||3/16/17 Minutes||3/16/2017 Presentations||3/16/2017 Notices|
On June 7, 2018, RAB members toured several environmental projects.
Following is a list of current RAB members and their affiliation.
Col Aaron Altwies, JB MDL, DoD Co-Chair
Mr. Michael Tamn, Community Co-Chair
Mr. Christoper Archer, JB MDL
Mr. Curtis Frye, JB MDL ISS, AFCEC
Ms. Nicole Brestle, JB MDL ISS, AFCEC
Mr. Doug Pocze, EPA
Ms. Carla Struble, EPA
Ms. Robyn Henderek, EPA
Mr. Phil Cole, NJDEP
Mr. Haiyesh Shah, NJDEP
Ms. Donna Gaffigan, NJDEP
Mr. Ralph Rodrigues, NJDEP
Mr. Thomas Besselman, Jr., Community Member
Mr. Matt Csik, Ocean County
Mr. Albert Hopkins, Community Member
Mr. Rich Bizub, Pinelands Preservation Alliance
Ms. June Sernak, Rowan College at Burlington County
Mr. Frank Storm, Community Member
Ms. Branwen Ellis, NJ Pinelands Commission
JB MDL ISS, AFCEC ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION STAFF
Mr. King Mak
Mr. Michael Figura
Mr. James Richman (contractor)
Ms. Erin Laux (contractor)
If you are interested in applying to be a member of the RAB, click below for a membership application.
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