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This web site provides information about the work being done to address potentially hazardous military munitions in the Camp Hale project area remaining from past military training. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is conducting this work in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve public safety and reduce the risk these munitions pose to present and future users of the area.

FUDS Mission Goals: The Department of Defense is authorized to clean up contamination, address military munitions, and remove building debris/safety hazards cause by Department of Defense activities on properties that were under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense and owned, leased or otherwise possessed by the United States prior to October 17, 1986.

Project Goals:  Identify areas used for military training with historical munitions, investigate the areas to determine the nature and extent of historical munitions and then address any remaining potential hazards to ensure safety for human health.
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Camp Hale vicinity map

Various types of project-related information are presented on this web site. Check back for updates and information postings and thank you for visiting our web site!

STAY ALERT!

Never touch, move, or remove any suspicious items you encounter on or in the ground. Mark the area if possible and contact the U.S. Forest Service, Holy Cross District at 970-827-5715, Leadville Ranger District at 719-486-0749, the Eagle County Sheriff Department at 970-328-8500 or the Lake County Sheriff Department at 719-486-1249.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seek public input for the Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol (MRSPP) for Ruby Gulch Range Complex. For more information, click on the link Ruby Gulch MRSPP Public Notice for more details.

Proposed munitions response sites (MRS) boundaries from the 2013 remedial investigation (RI) report for the Ruby Gulch Range Complex as referenced in both the public notice and MRSPP tables.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues to conduct munitions response activities in areas where historical military munitions were confirmed to have been used. These activities are focused to portions of Camp Hale that include Homestake Valley, Eagle Valley, south of the Eagle Valley, Ruby Gulch/north of Resolution Road, and Tennessee Pass area.

The USACE has developed an Interim Risk Management Plan (IRMP) with the Forest Service, CDPHE and EPA to enhance public safety and protect area users from potential hazards remaining from past military munitions training activities. The IRMP identifies approaches to limit or reduce people’s exposure to potential historical military munitions in various areas. The IRMP also includes outreach methods to share project information with users and instructs users on what to do if they find a possible munition item. The IRMP will be in place until a final remedy is implemented. More details on the IRMP can be found on the Munitions Response Activities page.  (5/11)

 

 

 

Project Team:

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
  • U.S.D.A. Forest Service
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I)
  • HDR EOC, Inc.
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