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Solid Waste Management Unit / Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Remediation Program

solid waste managment unit /
resource conservation and Recovery act
Remediation Program

Program Manager Contact Information:
SWMU / RCRA Remediation
Program Manager  |  252-466-3631

SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program
Program Overview        

The intent of the SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program is to develop and implement restoration activities for SWMUs regulated under RCRA at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point. SWMUs include areas that have become contaminated by routine and systematic releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents.

Environmental Requirements        

Marine Corps policy requires that all Marine Corps installations and activities comply with all applicable environmental requirements, which may include Federal, state, local, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DON), Marine Corps, and MCAS Cherry Point rules, regulations, and requirements. Legal and other environmental requirements related to the SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program are maintained on the EM Portal.

Programs, Plans, Resources and Responsibilities        

A complete description of the responsibilities of the SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program is available on the EM Portal. Major components of the SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program include:

  • Investigation and remediation of SWMUs

SWMU Site Investigation and Remediation

The SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program focuses on cleanup of post-1986 releases of hazardous substances and hazardous wastes referred to as “active” and “future” sites. The sites range from debris piles to oil/water separators and leach fields. The program uses the RCRA cleanup process and follows specific policies and procedures as outlined in the RCRA Part B Permit and its required work plans for MCAS Cherry Point. The corrective action process for sites under the SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program provides a full and careful progression through the phases of site investigation and remediation.

Training and Communication        

The SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program Manager must attend training courses including Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, Department of Transportation Hazardous Material Shipping, Airfield Vehicle Operator, and other industry-related training courses as needed.

Practice-Aspect-Impact Risk        

The risk of negative environmental impacts from MCAS Cherry Point operations may be assessed by analyzing the practices that occur at the facility. Aspects are the characteristics of these practices that can cause an impact to the environment or other resource. It is Marine Corps policy that all Marine Corps installations identify and assess the environmental risk of the practices and aspects associated with each environmental program. Significant practices and/or aspects associated with this program include:

  • There are no significant practices and/or aspects associated with this program.
Objectives, Targets and Actions to Improve Performance        

When necessary, objectives and targets (O&T) are developed in order to minimize the environmental risks posed by the facility’s practices and to track progress towards achieving environmental goals. Any O&Ts related to the SWMU/RCRA Remediation Program and their associated actions to improve performance are maintained on the EM Portal. There are currently no O&Ts associated with this program.

Audit and Evaluation of Compliance        

Additional evaluation of compliance requirements for this program are available on the EM Portal.


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