5 Year Review Status

THE AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEER CENTER COMPLETED A FIVE-YEAR REVIEW AT THE FORMER LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE, DENVER AND AURORA, COLORADO, October 2013.   

The second Lowry Air Force Base Five Year review was prepared by Lowry Assumption, LLC (LAC) on behalf of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC).  LAC completed the first Five-Year Review of environmental remedies that have been implemented at the former Lowry Air Force Base in 2008.  Under an agreement between AFCEC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a review of long-term remedial activities is required every five years to ensure continued protection of human health and the environment.  LAC, on behalf of AFCEC, works cooperatively with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and U.S. EPA Region 8 on Five-Year Reviews.

Five-year Reviews are conducted for sites where remedial actions are complete, but where hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants remain at the site above levels that allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure; or for sites at which remedies, upon completion, are not expected to leave hazardous substances on site above levels that allow for unrestricted use but require five or more years to complete.  The Five-year Review provides an assessment of the effectiveness of protective measures at the sites.  In this document, all remedies implemented at Lowry are evaluated, including remedies implemented to address (1) Landfill Zone Operable Unit 2; and (2) the groundwater within Operable Unit 5.  

The second Five-Year Review is now available for review on the Air Force administrative record:

PLEASE NOTE WEBSITE ADDRESS:  http://afcec.publicadmin-record.us.af.mil

The document reference number on the Air Force site is #1726.  The document will also be available at the LAC library at 7290 East 1st Ave, by appointment.

The next Five-Year Review is scheduled for completion in 2018.

If you have any questions about the five-year review process or would like more information on the sites reviewed for the former Lowry Air Force Base, please contact:  

 
Stanley Pehl
Air Force Civil Engineer Center
(AFCEC/CZRB)
2261 Hughes Ave Suite 155
JBSA Lackland, TX 78236-9853
                                                         
(210) 395-8238 (phone)
 
 
Jeannine Natterman
Hazardous Materials and
Waste Management Division
Colorado Department of Public
Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO  80246
 
(303) 692-3303 (phone)
 
Lowry Assumption, LLC
7921 Southpark Plaza, Suite 109
Littleton, CO  80120
 
(303) 972-6633 (phone)
 
 
Patricia Smith
U.S. EPA Region 8
Mail Code EPR-F
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO  80303-1129