News Release, NSWC Dahlgren Division

Range / Weapons Testing Hotline: 877-845-5656 (toll free) for daily updates on range operation and test schedules.

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.

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NSWC Dahlgren Testing May Produce Very Loud Noise, Jan. 29-31, 2019

Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone To Be Restricted During Testing

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) will conduct range testing Jan. 29-31 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) 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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Range Schedule for Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2019

Monday, Jan. 28

Operations in Building 1186/Testing at Main Range/Testing at Shock Tube Road

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Main Range) 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, Caskey Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, Frontage Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate, Frontage Road gate, Main Range Barricades

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Operations in Building 1186/Testing at Main Range/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at EEA

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 17,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow J and K buoys

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

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate, Frontage Road gate, Main Range Barricades

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Battery Overhead Shelter

* Other Notifications: Noise Advisory for testing at Main Range

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Operations in Building 1186/Testing at Main Range/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at EEA

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 17,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow J and K buoys

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

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate, Frontage Road gate, Main Range Barricades

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: Main Range Battery Overhead Shelter

* Other Notifications: Noise Advisory for testing at Main Range

Thursday, Jan. 31

Operations in Building 1186/Testing at Main Range/Testing at Shock Tube Road/Testing at EEA

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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

* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 17,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren to yellow J and K buoys

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

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate, Frontage Road gate, Main Range Barricades

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: Noise Advisory for testing at Main Range

Friday, Feb. 1

Operations in Building 1186/Testing at Terminal Range

* Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

* Noise on Station: Potential to create “LOUD” noise in the eastern (Terminal Range) 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, Caskey Road, Higley Road, Shock Tube Road, Frontage Road, River Bank Road, Fuze Road

* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek gate, Building 1470 gate, Upper Gambo Creek gate

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

* Main Range Shelter Condition: None

* Other Notifications: None

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