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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE
FORT MEADE, ANNE ARUNDEL, MARYLAND


APPENDIX A:

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BLS below land surface
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980
DOD (U.S.) Department of Defense
DOI Department of the Interior
DRMO Defense Reutilization and Management Office
EPA (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency
FGGM Fort George G. Meade
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level
MDE Maryland Department of the Environment
g/l micrograms per liter
mg milligram
mg/day milligram per day
mg/kg/day milligram per kilogram per day
NSA National Security Agency
NPL National Priorities List
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PHA(s) public health assessment(s)
ppb parts per billion
ppm part per million
PRR Patuxent Research Refuge
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RfD (oral) reference dose
RI Remedial Investigation
ROD Record of Decision
SARA 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SVOCs semi-volatile organic compound
TAA Tipton Army Airfield
TCE tetrachlorethene
USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
USATHAMA U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency
UXO unexploded ordnance
VOCs volatile organic compounds


APPENDIX B:

POSSIBLE CONTAMINANT SOURCES AT FGGM
Building/Location Contaminated Media Potential Contaminants ATSDR Evaluation
Active Sanitary Landfill Soil/Groundwater TCE, metals No exposures have occurred or are likely to occur
Woodwardsville Area
(Source Unknown)
Groundwater Atrazine, solvents Atrazine does not appear to originate from within FGGM. Source is unknown, but Atrazine has not been detected in drinking water at levels of concern for the types of exposures that might have occurred. Alternate water supplies have been provided as an additional safety precaution.
DRMO Facility Soil/Groundwater solvents, metals Contamination is present, but is not present in pathway where exposure is likely to have occurred or is likely to occur. Successful remediation activities will decrease likelihood further.
Clean Fill Landfill Soil/Groundwater solvents, metals Contamination is present, but is not present in pathway where exposure is likely to have occurred or is likely to occur. Successful remediation activities will decrease likelihood further.
Post Laundry Facility Groundwater solvents Contamination is present, but is not present in pathway where exposure is likely to have occurred or is likely to occur. Successful remediation activities will decrease likelihood further.
Fire Training Area Soil/Groundwater solvents, waste fuels Contamination is present, but is not present in pathway where exposure is likely to have occurred or is likely to occur. Successful remediation activities will decrease likelihood further.
Former Firing Ranges at or near ground surface

Soil

UXO near or at ground surface

lead

Removals have eliminated much of the UXO. UXO is likely to remain. Likelihood of encounter is reduced by DOI education activities. Likelihood of future encounter is small, but undefined.

Limited nature of exposure from incidental, infrequent exposure to visitors is not likely to present a public health hazard.



APPENDIX C:

PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD CONCLUSION CATEGORIES
Category Definition Criteria
CATEGORY A
URGENT PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD
This category is used for sites where short-term exposures (< 1 yr) to hazardous substances or conditions could result in adverse health effects that require rapid intervention.

This determination represents a professional judgement based on critical data which ATSDR has judged sufficient to support a decision. This does not necessarily imply that the available data are complete; in some cases additional data may be required to confirm or further support the decision made.

Evaluation of available relevant information* indicates that site-specific conditions or likely exposures have had, are having, or are likely to have in the future, an adverse impact on human health that requires immediate action or intervention. Such site-specific conditions or exposures may include the presence of serious physical or safety hazards, such as open mine shafts, poorly stored or maintained flammable/explosive substances, or medical devices which, upon rupture, could release radioactive materials.
* Such as environmental and demographic data; health outcome data; exposure data; community health concerns information; toxicologic, medical, and epidemiologic data.
CATEGORY B
PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD
This category is used for sites that pose a public health hazard due to the existence of long-term exposures (> 1 yr) to hazardous substance or conditions that could result in adverse health effects.

This determination represents a professional judgement based on critical data which ATSDR has judged sufficient to support a decision. This does not necessarily imply that the available data are complete; in some cases additional data may be required to confirm or further support the decision made.

Evaluation of available relevant information* suggests that, under site-specific conditions of exposure, long-term exposures to site-specific contaminants (including radionuclides) have had, are having, or are likely to have in the future, an adverse impact on human health that requires one or more public health interventions. Such site-specific exposures may include the presence of serious physical hazards, such as open mine shafts, poorly stored or maintained flammable/ explosive substances, or medical devices which, upon rupture, could release radioactive materials.
*Such as environmental and demographic data; health outcome data; exposure data; community health concerns information; toxicologic, medical, and epidemiologic data.
CATEGORY C
INDETERMINATE PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD
This category is used for sites when a professional judgement on the level of health hazard cannot be made because information critical to such a decision is lacking. This category is used for sites in which "critical" data are insufficient with regard to extent of exposure and/or toxicologic properties at estimated exposure levels. The health assessor must determine, using professional judgement, the "criticality" of such data and the likelihood that the data can be obtained and will be obtained in a timely manner. Where some data are available, even limited data, the health assessor is encouraged to the extent possible to select other hazard categories and to support their decision with clear narrative that explains the limits of the data and the rationale for the decision.
CATEGORY D
NO APPARENT PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD
This category is used for sites where human exposure to contaminated media may be occurring, may have occurred in the past, and/or may occur in the future, but the exposure is not expected to cause any adverse health effects.
This determination represents a professional judgement based on critical data which ATSDR considers sufficient to support a decision. This does not necessarily imply that the available data are complete, in some cases additional data may be required to confirm or further support the decision made.
Evaluation of available relevant information* indicates that, under site-specific conditions of exposure, exposures to site-specific contaminants in the past, present, or future are not likely to result in any adverse impact on human health.
*Such as environmental and demographic data; health outcome data; exposure data; community health concerns information; toxicologic, medical, and epidemiologic data; monitoring and management plans.
CATEGORY E
NO PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARD
This category is used for sites that, because of the absence of exposure, do NOT pose a public health hazard. This category is used for sites that, because of the absence of exposure, do NOT pose a public health hazard.


APPENDIX D: VISITOR UXO INFORMATION MATERIAL - PRR

Visitor UXO Information Material - PRR


FIGURES

Site Location Map
Figure 1: Site Location Map

Areas of Concern
Figure 2: Areas of Concern

Range Fans
Figure 3: Range Fans

UXO Detections
Figure 4: UXO Detections



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