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U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas - Fact Sheet, December 2017

Comment Period for Proposed Final Corrective Measures for SWMU FTL-74


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 invites the public to review and comment on the Proposed Final Corrective Measures for Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) Fort Leavenworth (FTL)-74 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The 30-day public comment period begins Dec. 14, 2017, and ends Jan. 15, 2018.


Fort Leavenworth is an active U.S. Army installation where officers are trained for staff work. Also, Fort Leavenworth provides long-term confinement for military prisoners in the U. S. Disciplinary Barracks (USDB). The Fort has been active since 1827.

The purpose of the Statement of Basis is to summarize the risk posed by hazardous constituents at FTL-74 and proposed final corrective measures to address the risk.


SWMU FTL-74 consists of a historical grenade range and the surface runoff area from an active small arms shooting range. Lead, zinc and copper were identified as contaminants of concern in the surface soil of the active range runoff area.


Surface soil monitoring and land-use controls are proposed for FTL-74 due to the potential for munitions constituents to migrate from the Kinder Firing Range.


The public is encouraged to review EPA’s Statement of Basis and investigation reports regarding FTL-74 and comment on the proposed final remedy.  These documents are contained in the Administrative Record, and are available during normal business hours at the following locations:

Information Repositories

Leavenworth Public Library
417 Spruce St.
Leavenworth, KS 66048
EPA Region 7 Records Center
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219

Guidelines for Commenting:

  • Explain your views.
  • Tell us if you support or disagree with the recommendation. Please be specific.
  • Provide alternatives if you disagree.

A formal public hearing has not been scheduled, but will be held if there is sufficient public interest. Requests for a public hearing must be made in writing to the EPA contact at the address listed below and must state the nature of issues to be raised at the hearing. EPA will evaluate any request and hold a formal hearing if it finds that a hearing will contribute to the decision-making process by clarifying significant issues affecting the cleanup remedy. Comments or requests must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2018.

EPA will make the remedy final only after the public comment period ends and all comments are reviewed. EPA may modify the proposed remedy or choose another one, based on any new information and comments from the public.


If you have questions or want to receive a copy of the Administrative Record or further information, please contact:

Tamara Freeman
Community Engagement Specialist
U.S. EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Phone: 1-800-223-0425