A Technical Review Committee (TRC) was formed in February 1988 to review and comment on proposed Army response actions with respect to Milan Army Ammunition Plantís (MLAAP) restoration of past hazardous waste sites. The general public had significant interest in the response actions being planned at MLAAP due to the contamination of the City of Milanís drinking water wells. Meetings were held regularly until the TRC was converted to a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB).
The TRC was converted to a RAB in in 1994. The purpose of the RAB was to promote community involvement by giving the public opportunity to regularly review progress and participate in dialogue with the decision makers on the MLAAP restoration process. The first meeting of the RAB was held on July 12, 1994.
The Army has currently either initiated or completed all remedial actions. Following the signing of the Final Site-wide Groundwater Remedial Action Record of Decision (ROD) on July 31, 2014, the RAB voted and approved adjournment of the RAB at their final meeting on August 5, 2014. The installation has agreed to implement an annual public meeting concerning ongoing remedial operations and monitoring for former RAB members and the general public.
The following people are stakeholders and/or principal invitees to the annual public meetings:
- Tom Nowell, Commanderís Representative
- Bill Corrigan, Environmental Coordinator
Government Members (State and Federal)
- Anna Cornelious, US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
- Alison Campany, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
- B.W. Beasley, Mayor, City of Milan
- Jason Griggs, Superintendent, Milan Public Utilities
Members of the public are invited, per the MLAAP Community Involvement Plan, by letter (representatives of community groups) or through a public notice posted in several area newspapers.