Belle Mead Army Depot: Remediation Project Background

Environmental studies and soil sampling activities at the former Belle Mead Army Depot (BMAD) site and at select properties adjacent to the North Parcel BMAD site were completed in consultation with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NDJEP) under the New Jersey’s Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) program. GSA’s remediation contractor, AECOM, Inc., identified several Areas of Concerns (AOCs) and in late 2015, submitted to NJDEP the Remedial Investigation Report and two Remedial Action Work Plans. In general, the proposed remediation activities include removing affected soils, conducting additional soil samplings to confirm affected soils have been removed, backfilling the excavated areas with clean top soil; and consolidating and capping the removed soils on site.

In December 2015, GSA issued a Notice of Intent for preparing a NEPA Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts of the proposed remedial action for the North Parcel BMAD site.

Project Status

On June 17, 2016, GSA released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposed remedial action at the North Parcel BMAD in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. In the Draft EA, GSA assessed the potential environmental impacts anticipated to result from the proposed action and the no action alternatives.

On August 26, 2016, GSA’s remediation contractor, AECOM, submitted the Final Remediation Action Work Plan for the North Parcel BMAD site to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

On September 22, 2016, GSA published a notice on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) documents. If you would like to view them, please send an email to to request an electronic copy.

GSA is committed to being environmental stewards in this community and committed to an open and transparent process during this project.

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