News Release, Warfare Center NSWC Dahlgren Division

NSWC Dahlgren Testing May Produce Very Loud Noise Nov. 4 -8
Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone To Be Restricted During Testing

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The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) will conduct range testing Monday through Friday, Nov. 4-8, 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.

Monday, Nov. 4
Testing at: EEA/Railgun Building 1410
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “Loud” noise in the northern “C” gate and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren.
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “Moderate” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren.
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “O” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “N” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Frontage Road/Quail Lane/Gambo Road/Beaver Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Churchill Range/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Frontage Gate/5 Corners Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455
* MR Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None

Tuesday, Nov. 5
Testing at: Main Range/Railgun Building 1410
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “Loud” noise in the northern “C” gate and southern (Building 101) 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 below the yellow “O” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “N” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Frontage Road/Quail Lane/Gambo Road/Beaver Road/Holden Road/River Bank Road/Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Frontage Gate/5 Corners Barricade/Building 997 Gate 1/Building 997 Gate 2/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade/ Building 1160 Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455
* MR Shelter Condition: Local
* Other Notifications: None

Wednesday, Nov. 6
Testing at: Main Range/EEA/Railgun Building 1410
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “Loud” noise in the northern “C” gate and southern (Building 101) 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 below the yellow “O” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “N” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Frontage Road/Quail Lane/Gambo Road/Beaver Road/Holden Road/River Bank Road/Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Churchill Range/Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Frontage Gate/5 Corners Barricade/Building 997 Gate 1/Building 997 Gate 2/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade/ Building 1160 Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455
* MR Shelter Condition: Local
* Other Notifications: None

Thursday, Nov. 7
Testing at: Main Range/Railgun Building 1410
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “Very Loud” noise in the northern “C” gate and southern (Building 101) 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 20,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “K” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “J” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Frontage Road/Quail Lane/Gambo Road/Beaver Road/Holden Road/River Bank Road/Fuze Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Frontage Gate/5 Corners Barricade/Building 997 Gate 1/Building 997 Gate 2/Building 370 Gate/PRTR Main Gate/Olup Gate/Leatherneck Gate/Devil Dog Alley Gate/North Main Range Gate 1/North Main Range Gate 2/Fuze Road Barricade/ Building 1160 Barricade
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455
* MR Shelter Condition: Local
* Other Notifications: None

Friday, Nov. 8
Testing at: EEA/Railgun Building 1410
*Operating Times: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
* Noise on Station: Potential to create “Loud” noise in the northern “C” gate and southern (Building 101) areas of NSF Dahlgren.
* Noise Down Range: Potential to create “Moderate” noise down range and in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren.
* River Restrictions: Restricted approximately 10,000 yards down range from NSF Dahlgren below the yellow “O” buoy (Maryland) and to the yellow “N” buoy (Virginia).
* Roads Closed on Station: Tisdale Road/Frontage Road/Quail Lane/Gambo Road/Beaver Road
* Barricades Closed on Station: Lower Gambo Creek Gate/Upper Gambo Creek Gate/Middle Gate/1470 Gate/Frontage Gate/5 Corners Barricade/Harris Range
* EMCON Conditions: Condition 2 in Buildings 995/948/1122/455
* MR Shelter Condition: None
* Other Notifications: None


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