NATICK, Mass. -- The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center (SSC) will hold an additional public hearing for the Proposed Cleanup Plan to address contaminated sediment in the South Pond of Lake Cochituate that is associated with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center on Wednesday, June 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. The location of the hearing will be Board of Selectmen's meeting room, Natick Town Hall, 13 East Central Street, Natick.
Public input is important to the Army. Community members are encouraged to review the proposed clean-up plan, submit questions and concerns, and make recommendations regarding the proposed plan.
During the public meeting from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Army representatives will discuss the proposed clean-up plan. Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will join Army officials in answering questions and addressing any concerns the public may have.
At 7:15 p.m., the formal public hearing will begin where attendees can formally address questions to Army representatives to be included in a transcript that will become part of the final decision for the proposed actions.
Copies of the proposed plan describing the Army's proposed actions are available at the public information repository maintained at the Morse Institute Library. Copies may also be obtained from the U.S. Army Natick SSC Public Affairs Office at (508) 233-5340.
To comment formally:
1. Offer oral comments during the public hearing that will be part of the June 10, 2009 public meeting.
2. Send written comments postmarked no later than June 16, 2009 to:
Mr. James Connolly
Environmental and Health Office
U.S. Army Garrison Natick
Natick, MA 01760-5049
3. Written comments may also be sent to Connolly by fax at 508-233-5393 or by email at James.B.Connolly@us.army.mil.