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NSWC Dahlgren Testing May Produce Very Loud Noise, Oct. 22-23, 2018

Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone To Be Restricted During TestingDAHLGREN, Va. – The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) will conduct range testing Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23, that may produce very loud noise in communities surrounding Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The testing hours will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone – as described in 33 CFR 334.230 – will be restricted during testing.

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Noise Questions & Comments:866-359-5540 (toll free) to comment or ask a question about noise or vibrations you think are being caused by operations at Dahlgren.

For more information on NSWC Dahlgren’s range schedule, contact the NSWCDD Public Affairs Office, (540) 653-8152.Range Schedule for the week of Oct. 22-26, 2018

Monday, Oct. 22

Testing at EEA

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise in the southern (B101) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “VERY LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed on Station: None

* Barricades Closed on Station: None

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Testing at EEA/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise in the southern (B101) area of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “MODERATE” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: None

* Roads Closed on Station: None

*Barricades Closed on Station:None

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Testing at EEA/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Noiseon Station:Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the southern (B101) and northern (C-Gate) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Frontage Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, B1470 Gate, Frontage Road Gate

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Main Range/Building 102

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, Oct. 25

Testing at EEA/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the southern (B101) and northern (C-Gate) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Frontage Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, B1470 Gate, Frontage Road Gate

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Main Range/Building 102

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Friday, Oct. 26

Testing at EEA/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Boat Operations on the PRTR

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the southern (B101) and northern (C-Gate) areas of NSF Dahlgren

* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “LOUD” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow N and O buoys

* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road, Higley Road, Caskey Road, Frontage Road, Shock Tube Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate, Upper Gambo Creek Gate, B1470 Gate, Frontage Road Gate

* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 948/995/1122/455, Condition 4 at Main Range/Building 102

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

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