Restoration Advisory Board

Overview

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.

Operating Procedures

RAB Meetings

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 kharris@bridgeconsultingcorp.com, 610.494.8044, for information on attending virtually. 

Agendas and the presentations can be viewed or downloaded from the links in the chart below.

RAB Meeting Date Agenda Minutes – Posted When Final (after approval by Board at following meeting) Presentations
11/02/2022 11/02/23 Agenda Presentation
05/25/2023 05/25/23 Agenda Presentation
09/22/2022 09/22/2022 Agenda 09/22/2022 Minutes Presentation
02/17/2022 02/17/2022 Agenda 02/17/2022 Minutes Presentation
09/30/2021 09/30/2021 Agenda 09/30/2021 Minutes Presentation
03/25/2021 03/25/2021 Agenda 03/25/2021 Minutes Presentation
12/3/2020 12/03/2020 Agenda 12/03/2020 Minutes Presentation
8/20/2020 8/20/2020 Agenda 8/20/2020 Minutes Presentation
2/13/2020 2/13/2020 Agenda 2/13/2020 Minutes Presentation
9/12/2019 9/12/2019 Agenda 9/12/2019 Minutes Presentation
3/14/2019 3/14/2019 Agenda 3/14/2019 Minutes Presentation
12/6/2018 12/6/2018 Agenda  12/6/2018 Minutes

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Presentation 3

Presentation 4

8/16/2018 8/16/2018 Agenda 8/16/2018 Minutes

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Presentation 3

Presentation 4

Presentation 5

Presentation 6 (Part 1)

Presentation 6 (Part 2)

2/22/2018 Agenda 2/22/2018 Minutes 2/22/2018 Presentations
11/16/2017 11/16/2017 Agenda 11/16/2017 Minutes 11/16/2017 Presentations
7/19/2017 Agenda 7/19/2017 Minutes 7/19/2017 Presentations
3/16/2017 Agenda 3/16/17 Minutes 3/16/2017 Presentations

On June 7, 2018, RAB members toured several environmental projects.  

Community members of the Restoration Advisory Board along with Air Force staff, contractors, US EPA and NJ Department of Environmental Protection recently visited a number of environmental projects.

Community members of the Restoration Advisory Board along with Air Force staff, contractors, US EPA and NJ Department of Environmental Protection recently visited a number of environmental projects.

Mike Figura of the Air Force explains upcoming work at the Parachute Jump Circle Target Area of the former Lakehurst Proving Grounds to identify and remove potential chemical munitions.

Mike Figura of the Air Force explains upcoming work at the Parachute Jump Circle Target Area of the former Lakehurst Proving Grounds to identify and remove potential chemical munitions.

Tom Crone of Arcadis, a contractor to the Air Force, discusses an air sparge/soil vapor extraction system at Area A/B on Lakehurst.

Tom Crone of Arcadis, a contractor to the Air Force, discusses an air sparge/soil vapor extraction system at Area A/B on Lakehurst.

King Mak of the Air Force discusses the history of the BOMARC Site and upcoming work to treat the groundwater.

King Mak of the Air Force discusses the history of the BOMARC Site and upcoming work to treat the groundwater.

Current Membership

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)

Membership Application

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the RAB, click below for a membership application.

Membership Application

Meeting Updates

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