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Photo of RAB meeting at RVAAP.

The Army recognizes the importance of public participation in it environmental cleanup program. Community participation enables the RVAAP team to understand and address public concerns about site investigation and possible cleanup with specific attention to health, safety, and environmental issues. Opportunities for involvement include:

  • The incorporation of public opinion in project planning as opinions are gathered in community interviews, surveys, and Restoration Advisory Board meetings;
  • Regular communication through news releases and newsletters;
  • A speaker’s bureau that offers RAB members to community groups to speak about progress of the environmental investigation at RVAAP;
  • This regularly updated Web site.

The Restoration Advisory Board (often called the RAB) is a committee of volunteers from the community who participate in area cleanup decisions. The board is made up of 23 private representatives from the community, one person from the Ohio EPA and one from the Army. They meet every two to three months to review and discuss the latest developments in the Installation Restoration Program at Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant (RVAAP).

Interested in becoming an RAB member? Click here to download the RAB Interest Survey.

Click here for RAB Operating Policy

Click here for map to RAB meeting locations.

Click here for minutes of previous meetings.

Click here for documents for public review and comment.

Click here for the Community Relations Plan.

An Information Repository of current information and final documents is available to any interested reader at Reed Memorial Library (167 East Main Street, Ravenna) and at the Newton Falls Public Library (204 South Canals, Newton Falls).

The Administrative Record is a legal file containing any documents related to RVAAP cleanup. Its purpose is to provide the public with access to site information so they can be informed on the cleanup program. The Administrative Record File is located at Camp Ravenna which is a controlled access facility. Access to the Administrative Record File can be obtained with prior notification and arrangement.

Camp James A. Garfield
Environmental Office

1438 State Route 534 SW
Newton Falls, Ohio 44444
(614) 336-6136

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