RAB reestablished at former Pease AFB, first meeting set for April 19

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The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, or AFCEC, has reestablished the Restoration Advisory Board at the former Pease Air Force Base, with the first meeting to be held April 19, 2016.

The Pease Restoration Advisory Board, or RAB, is a stakeholder group that will meet quarterly to discuss ongoing environmental restoration of Pease. It provides community members an open forum to talk with the Air Force and regulatory agencies about environmental restoration activities. With input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the Pease RAB was recently reestablished due in part to recent concerns over the presence of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, in groundwater at the former base.

The Pease RAB consists of 14 board members, including eight local volunteer community members and six appointed members representing the Air Force, regulatory agencies, the Pease Development Authority and the City of Portsmouth. A RAB Orientation Meeting was held in March to provide information on RAB member roles and responsibilities and to assist them in gaining an understanding of environmental issues at Pease.

The first RAB meeting is scheduled for April 19, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) office located at 222 International Drive, Suite 175 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. All interested members of the community are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact AFCEC Public Affairs Officer at (866) 725-7617 or visit www.afcec.af.mil/brac/pease.