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Photo of present-day area used for Ohio Army National Guard training.Site Description

The former Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (RVAAP) covers approximately 21,683 acres in Portage and Trumbull counties, Ohio. The original mission of the facility was to produce munitions and later to demilitarize them---those missions ended in 1992. All ammunition production and testing at RVAAP has ceased. Today, the Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG) uses the facility as a military training site known as the Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center (Camp James A. Garfield).

Past activities and operations associated with the former RVAAP have caused contamination in some areas on the facility. The RVAAP Restoration Program is managed as a joint effort between the Army National Guard (ARNG) and the OHARNG. The Army utilizes the Installation Restoration Program (IRP), Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP), and the Compliance-related Cleanup Program (CC) to implement the cleanup work at the former RVAAP. These programs follow requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or SuperFund). The multiyear restoration program at RVAAP is detailed in the Installation Action Plan. The plan defines the proposed approach, cleanup phases, and costs to conduct future investigations and cleanup actions at each potentially contaminated area at the installation.

The restoration program at the former RVAAP is applied to specific areas that have been delineated and designated based on past industrial activities and operations that have occurred at the site. The RVAAP restoration program started in 1989. Initial surveys of the former RVAAP designated 51 areas of potential contamination, based on the known historical activities of those areas. Seventeen Munitions Response Sites (MRSs) and 14 Compliance Restoration Sites were later added to the program. Currently, there are 84 designated cleanup sites with 38sites actively moving through the CERCLA cleanup process. Additionally, groundwater is being monitored and addressed on a facility-wide basis. Click here to see a list of cleanup sites.

The RVAAP restoration program staff works closely with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that cleanup processes are conducted properly and efficiently. The staff also receives input from community members in nearby communities. Click here to learn about opportunities for community involvement.

The RVAAP restoration program is not on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency list of hazardous waste sites that are priorities for cleanup. RVAAP, however, is included in the EPA’s Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) database. CERCLIS contains information on hazardous waste sites, potential hazardous waste sites, and remedial activities across the nation.



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