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Community meeting to discuss Harney Basin Groundwater Study findings and actions to stabilize groundwater

The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are set to host a community meeting on November 3 from 5-8:30 p.m. to learn about the key findings of the Harney Basin Groundwater Study. Please follow this link to view the complete public notice.

Notice of Community Meeting

Proposed U.S. EPA Brownfield Cleanup Project
Former Lincoln School, Burns OR

Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 PM
Meeting Location: Community Meeting Room, Harney County Chamber of Commerce, 484 N Broadway Ave, Burns, OR 97720

Harney County is applying for a FY2023 EPA Brownfield Cleanup Grant to assist in the environmental remediation of the former Lincoln School, located at 550 North Court Avenue, Burns, Oregon. The goal of this meeting is to inform the community regarding of the following factors or initiatives:

  • The intent to apply for EPA cleanup funding to address environmental issues associated with the property
  • To provide the community with and opportunity to Review drafts of the EPA grant application and Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) and accept comments from the public regarding the scope of the cleanup program.

Further, the public is welcome to review and to comment on the drafts of the cleanup grant application and the ABCA.

The draft documents can be viewed at Harney County Court at 450 N. Buena Vista #5, Burns OR 97720. Alternatively, you may request electronic copies of the documents from Keith Ziobron of Cardno now Stantec at keith.ziobron@cardno.com

Comments will be accepted by email at harneycountyedc@gmail.com through November 14, 2022.

Please follow this link to view this public notice.