Announcements

Bradford Island Restoration Advisory Board Meeting scheduled for February 13, 2024

The next Bradford Island Federal Facility National Priorities Site Listing Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. via Zoom.  The public is encouraged to attend online via Zoom. 

The public is encouraged to attend online via Zoom. This will be a virtual-only meeting via Zoom. There will also be an opportunity for public questions and comments. The topics of discussion include:

  • RAB member voting
  • USGS Study presentation: Behavior and Movement of Smallmouth Bass near Bonneville Dam
  • USACE Project Status Update
  • Fish Advisory Review: Bonneville Dam and Middle Columbia

Meeting Details: 
Date: February 13, 2024
Time: 5 - 7 p.m. 
Location: via Zoom Link:  https://zoom.us/j/93099801424?pwd=R3Qxc0ZOTjNpTmhlZU83RTd4N2xsQT09
For additional information, please contact John Morgan, Public Affairs Specialist for the USACE.
John.L.Morgan@usace.army.mil, 503-201-0856

 

Accepting RAB Member Applications Through Feb 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District is seeking applicants for membership on the Bradford Island National Priorities List (NPL) site Restoration Advisory Board (RAB). There are multiple vacant community member seats on the RAB and applications are being accepted through February 5th, 2024. Bradford Island RAB community members serve 2-year renewable terms and meet regularly with the USACE, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), regulatory agencies, and other local representatives during these meetings. The RAB’s purpose is to provide comments and advice to the USACE, Portland District on ongoing environmental studies and remediation activities at the Bradford Island NPL site.

Interested community members can find previous meeting recordings on this page and can download an application by clicking on the “RAB Membership Application” hyperlink (on the left side of this page) to open the PDF document. For additional information and submission of applications, email BradfordIslandPublicCommentInbox@usace.army.mil to the attention of Meghan Garriques. Hard copies will also be available at and can be submitted to the Stevenson and Cascade Locks Libraries.

 

Restoration Advisory Board for the Bradford Island National Priorities List Site

The Department of the Army recognizes the importance of public and stakeholder participation in USACE Comprehensive Environmental Response and Liability Act (CERCLA) response actions. Portland District created a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) to improve public participation by involving the community and tribal nations in the environmental cleanup at the Bradford Island National Priorities List (NPL) site. 

The RAB integrates public participation by involving the community in the restoration decision-making process. The RAB establishes and maintains a forum with stakeholders for the exchange of information in an open and interactive dialogue concerning the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) response activities at the Bradford Island NPL Site. The RAB provides comments and advice to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Portland District, on the proposed response activities. Additionally, they serve as liaisons between the Corps and the community. Board meetings are always open to the public. 

Public Comment Contact email: BradfordIslandPublicCommentInbox@usace.army.mil