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Kick-off Meeting January 16, 2014. ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND Joint Land Use Study . Agenda. Welcome / Introductions Overview of Joint Land Use Study Lessons Learned Public Involvement JLUS Approach Compatibility Issues Exercise Next Steps Overview of Tiger Team Visit Q & A discussion

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    1. Kick-off MeetingJanuary 16, 2014 ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND Joint Land Use Study

    2. Agenda • Welcome / Introductions • Overview of Joint Land Use Study • Lessons Learned • Public Involvement • JLUS Approach • Compatibility Issues Exercise • Next Steps • Overview of Tiger Team Visit • Q & A discussion • Adjourn

    3. Project Team Project Manager Karen Holt BRAC Manager, APG-CSSC Regional BRAC Office 410-273-5708 kholt@harfordcountymd.gov Matrix Design Group Mike Hrapla Project Manager Celeste Werner, AICP Deputy Project Manager

    4. Welcome / Introductions Partners • Harford County, MD • Cecil County, MD • Kent County, MD • City of Aberdeen, MD • City of Havre de Grace, MD • Aberdeen Proving Ground Committees • Executive Committee • Advisory Committee • Technical Working Groups (as needed) Consultant Team • Matrix Design Group

    5. Matrix Team

    6. Unmatched JLUS Experience

    7. Committee Roles ParticipantsResponsibilities Sponsor Harford County Coordination Accountability Grant Management Financial Contribution Executive Committee Public Officials Local / County Other Agencies Military Representatives Policy Direction Study Oversight Monitoring Report Adoption Planning Staff Engineering Staff Technical Specialists Special Interests Technical Issues Alternatives Report Development Recommendations Advisory Committee

    8. Overview of Joint Land Use Studies What is a JLUS? • A federally funded program to promote cooperation administered by DOD/OEA • Aproactive approach to achieve a balance between sustaining missions at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the economic developmentviability of neighboring communities • A preventative measureto discourage incompatible development Initiated in 1985 by the Office of Economic Adjustment, (DOD). Over 105 JLUSs have been completed nationally.

    9. JLUS Objectives Community • Protect the health, safety, and welfare of residents / maintain quality of life • Manage development in the vicinity of military installations that would interfere with the continued operations of these facilities • Protect opportunities for new growth in an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable manner • Maintain the economic vitality of the community / region Military • Protect the health, safety, and welfare of the military and civilian personnel living and working at or near the military installation • Safeguard the ability of the installation to achieve its mission, maintain military readiness, and support national defense objectives

    10. Lessons Learned • Committees need to be inclusive • Need communication and information exchange to occur between EC members and AC members • Time is required for information review and policy development • Process needs to be a collaborative • Need to assess and measure willingness to implement actions early • Ongoing communications need to be developed throughout the process

    11. Public Involvement • Critical Goal – create a community-based plan / approach that builds consensus and obtains buy-in from varied interests • Purpose– obtain buy-in from all stakeholders and provide public affairs guidance and support • Public Outreach Plan– living documents

    12. Public Involvement Campaign • JLUS Public Materials and Updates • JLUS Overview / Standard Compatibility Factors • Strategy Toolbox • JLUS Executive Summary • Public Meeting Notifications • Press Releases • Post Card / E-blast Notifications • Workshop Flyers • Project Website www.apgjlus.com • Public Review Period • Draft JLUS public comment period

    13. Public Involvement • Public Workshops - 4 • Workshop #1 Project overview - Compatibility factors - Issue identification • Workshop #2 Draft issue findings - Future growth trends - Military mission operations • Workshop #3 Issue refinement - Existing policies and regulations as strategies • Workshop #4 Solutions and strategies • Community Visioning Session • Problems, Conditions, Goals, Approaches • Public Hearings - 3 • Public Hearing #1Draft JLUS • Public Hearing #2 Final JLUS

    14. JLUS Approach Address compatibility issues of concern to local jurisdictions, agencies, the public, and the military, such as: • Coordination and Communication • Compatible Land Use • Noise • Competition for Land / Sea Space • Light and Glare • Threatened and Endangered Species • Roadway Capacity Develop location specific areas of concern for each type of compatibility issues: Use Military Influence Planning District as basis for identifying specific military areas of concern and developing appropriate planning policies.

    15. JLUS Approach Goal is to link the issues to the geographic areas • Identify areas by specific compatibility issues and concerns • Narrow focus to areas where the issues exist • Minimize areas that require controls or policies • Link solution types and tools to specific areas Develop an implementation strategy for preventing and mitigating encroachment • Recommendations will involve local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, private organizations, and / or military • Tie recommendations to specific military areas of concern

    16. Key Milestones in JLUS Development • Data Collection • Tiger Team / Stakeholder Interviews • Identification of Compatibility Issues • Community Profile • Military Profile • Assessment of Existing Compatibility Tools • Assessment of Compatibility Issues • Recommended Implementation Plan

    17. Study area extends across the Chesapeake Bay due to: Noise / Vibration and Noise Contours Ranges / Testing and Operational Areas Urban Growth and Development Preliminary Study Area Figure courtesy of the Department of the Army, BRAC EIS

    18. Assessment of Compatibility Issues • Matrix utilizes a set of 24 Compatibility Factors to guide investigation and evaluation * Assessment will include both current missions and potential future missions

    19. How to respond to survey questions? • Presenter will announce polling is open. • Press the number / letter that corresponds to the answer you wish to select. • Change your mind? Just select / click your desired response. Your last selection will be tallied. • You will see the results as responders select their answer.

    20. Where do you live? • City of Aberdeen • City of Havre de Grace • Unincorporated Harford County • Cecil County • Kent County • Aberdeen Proving Ground • Other

    21. How long have you lived in that location? • < 2 yrs • 2 – 5 yrs • 6 – 10 yrs • 11 – 20 yrs • > 20 yrs

    22. If you had a question, concern, or complaint regarding APG or its operations, would you know who to contact and how? • Yes • No • No need to contact

    23. Have you coordinated with APG in the last 12 months concerning a project or activity? • Yes • No • No need to coordinate

    24. Have you contacted APG in the last 12 months regarding an issue or a complaint? • Yes • No • No need to contact

    25. Do you think that your community maintains good relations / has a good relationship with APG? • Yes • No • I don’t know

    26. Compatibility Factors 1. Interagency Coordination / Communication Interagency coordination relates to the level of interaction on compatibility issues among military installations, jurisdictions, land and resource management agencies, and conservation authorities.

    27. Which land use type or type of development do you think presents the biggest concern relative to incompatibility with APG mission? • Residential • Commercial • Industrial • Agricultural • Habitat / Conservation Area • Other • None of the above • All the above

    28. Which type of military activity occurring at APG do you think presents the biggest concern relative to incompatibility with community goals and objectives? • Ordnance firing • Vehicle testing • Munitions storage • Aviation operations • Private development on APG • Other

    29. Compatibility Factors 2. Land Use The basis of land use planning relates to the government’s role in protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare. County and local jurisdictions’ comprehensive plans, growth policy, and zoning ordinances can be the most effective tools for avoiding, or resolving, land use compatibility issues.

    30. How concerned are you about the potential for safety incidents (i.e. aircraft mishaps, explosions, chemical, etc.) to occur as a result of military operations at APG? • Extremely • Somewhat • Not really • Not at all

    31. Compatibility Factors 3. Safety Zones Safety Zones are areas in which development should be more restrictive, in terms of use and concentrations of people, due to the higher risks to public safety. Issues to consider include aircraft accident potential zones, weapons firing range safety zones, and explosive safety zones.

    32. Do you feel it is necessary for LOCAL governments to ensure citizens are protected from actions that occurred on or are occurring on APG? • Yes • No • I don’t know

    33. Are you aware of the need and what height limitations for development are around airfields and heliports to help reduce aircraft accidents? • Yes • No • I don’t know

    34. Compatibility Factors 4. Vertical Obstructions Vertical obstructions are created by buildings, trees, structures, or other features that may encroach into the navigable airspace used for military operations. These can present a safety hazard to both the public and military personnel and potentially impact military readiness.

    35. Do you think housing availability (quantity, quality, affordable) is an issue for APG / local communities? • Yes • No • I don’t know

    36. If you thought housing availability / quantity was an issue, what type of accommodations do you think are most needed? • Affordable/ workforce housing • Apartments / rental units • Hotel / short-term stay • High-end / luxury housing • Other housing type

    37. Compatibility Factors 5.Local Housing Availability Local housing availability addresses the supply and demand for housing in the region, the competition for shelter that may result from changes in the number of military personnel, and the supply of military family housing provided by the installation.

    38. Compatibility Factors 6. Infrastructure Extensions This factor covers the extension or provision of infrastructure (roads, sewer, water, etc.) in the vicinity of the installation. However, enhanced or expanded infrastructure could also encourage growth into areas near the installation that might not be compatible with current or future missions.

    39. Compatibility Factors Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection (AT / FP) relates to the safety of personnel, facilities, and information on an installation from outside threats. Methods to protect the installation and its supportive facilities can impact off-installation uses. Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Sun

    40. Do you think noise from APG operations is a nuisance to the community? • Yes • Yes, but only occasionally • Not now, but maybe in the future • No • I don’t know

    41. If you think noise is a nuisance, in what location do you experience the greatest annoyance? • City of Aberdeen • City of Havre de Grace • Unincorporated Harford County • Cecil County • Kent County • Aberdeen Proving Ground • Other

    42. If you think noise is a nuisance, what days / times do you experience the greatest annoyance? • Weekday at work • Weekday at home • Weekday night • Weekend during the day • Weekend during the night • Day / time varies

    43. Compatibility Factors Noise More simply stated, sound is what we hear. As sounds reach unwanted levels, this is referred to as noise. The central issue of noise is the impact, or perceived impact, on people, animals (wild and domestic), and general land use compatibility. Exposure to high noise levels can have a significant impact on human activity, health, and safety.

    44. Do you think vibration from APG operations is a nuisance to the community? • Yes • Yes, but only occasionally • Not now, but maybe in the future • No • I don’t know

    45. If you think vibration is a nuisance, in what location do you experience the greatest annoyance? • City of Aberdeen • City of Havre de Grace • Unincorporated Harford County • Cecil County • Kent County • Aberdeen Proving Ground • Other

    46. Compatibility Factors 9. Vibration Vibration is an oscillation or motion that alternates in opposite directions and may occur as a result of an impact, explosion, noise, mechanical operation, or other change in the environment. Vibration may be caused by military and/or civilian activities.

    47. Do you think smoke from APG operations prescribed burn activities is a nuisance to the community? • Yes • Yes, but only occasionally • Not now, but maybe in the future • No • I don’t know

    48. If you think that smoke is a nuisance, in what location do you experience the greatest annoyance? • City of Aberdeen • City of Havre de Grace • Unincorporated Harford County • Cecil County • Kent County • Aberdeen Proving Ground • Other

    49. Compatibility Factors 10. Dust / Smoke / Steam Dust (and smoke) can be created by fire (controlled burns, agricultural burning), ground disturbance (agricultural operations, grading), industrial activities, or other similar processes. Dust, smoke and steam becomes a compatibility issue if sufficient in quantity to impact flight operations (such as reduced visibility or equipment damage).

    50. Compatibility Factors 11. Light and Glare Light sources from commercial, industrial, recreational, and residential uses at night can cause excessive glare and illumination, which can impact the use of military night vision devices and air operations. Conversely, high intensity light sources generated from a military area (such as ramp lighting) may have a negative impact on the adjacent community.