5 Year Review Status

THE AIR FORCE CIVIL ENGINEER CENTER IS PREPARING THE THIRD FIVE-YEAR REVIEW AT THE FORMER LOWRY AIR FORCE BASE, DENVER AND AURORA, COLORADO, October 2018.   

The third Lowry Air Force Base Five Year review is being prepared by Lowry Assumption, LLC (LAC) on behalf of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC).  LAC completed the Five-Year Review of environmental remedies that have been implemented at the former Lowry Air Force Base in 2008, and the second in2013.  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 third Five-Year Review is scheduled for completion in October 2018.

The second Five-Year Review is 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 is also available at the Lowry Assumption library at 7921 Southpark Plz, by appointment.

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:  

 
Paul Carroll
Air Force Civil Engineer Center
AFRPA/DC REESE
9801 Reese Blvd. North, Suite 210
Lubbock, TX 78416-2107
                                                         
(806) 885-5010 (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