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, Pine Barrens Tribune, and Burlington County Times. The next meeting is scheduled for November 2, 2023, 6:30 pm at the Edward Holloway Senior Citizen and Community Center. You can also attend virtually by computer or phone via MS Teams; contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 610.494.8044, for information on attending virtually.
Agendas and the presentations can be viewed or downloaded from the links in the chart below.
On June 7, 2018, RAB members toured several environmental projects.
Following is a list of current RAB members and their affiliation.
Mr. Christopher Archer, JB MDL, DoD Co-Chair
Mr. Michael Tamn, Community Co-Chair
Mr. James Richman, JB MDL ISS, AFCEC
Mr. King Mak, JB MDL ISS, AFCEC
Mr. Doug Pocze, EPA
Ms. Carla Struble, EPA
Mr. Bill Friedmann, EPA
Mr. Haiyesh Shah, NJDEP
Ms. Kristine Iazzetta, NJDEP
Mr. Ralph Rodrigues, NJDEP
Mr. Thomas Besselman, Jr., Community Member
Mr. Matt Csik, Ocean County
Mr. Albert Hopkins, Community Member
Mr. Carlos Martinez Rivera, 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. Michael Figura
Mr. John Montgomery (contractor)
Ms. Jalise Wright (contractor)
If you are interested in applying to be a member of the RAB, click below for a membership application.
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