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Environmental Services

Mission: To keep the NSA Naples community informed of the Navy's policy to maintain environmental excellence and prevent pollution.
 
Public Work Environmental Division is a component of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) located at NSA Naples whose mission is to ensure the NSA Naples operations comply with laws concerning the protection of the environment.

These regulations are found in the Final Governing Standards (FGS) for Italy, which is a document compiled from both US and Italian law and is regularly updated. The FGS is divided into several chapters covering disposal of hazardous wastes generated by base activity, drinking water, spill response, underground storage tank monitoring, air emissions, and several other environmental media.

PW Environmental also has an outreach program and is continually looking for ways to keep the NSA Naples community informed of the Navy's policy to maintain environmental excellence and prevent pollution.

 

Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Reports

Per CNICINST 5090.1B reference (a) CNIC M-5090.1A of 15 March 2021, each U.S. Navy overseas installation must prepare and issue an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) that addresses the quality of its drinking water systems.

Drinking Water CCRs (both in English and host nation language) include information on the source of the water, any significant sources of contamination, a list of contaminants regulated by the applicable regulations (Italy Final Governing Standards (FGS), Overseas Environmental Baseline Guidance Document (OEBGD ), and CNIC M-5090.1A), an educational statement for vulnerable populations, and points of contact for additional information.


The primary acceptable means of CCR delivery is the installation website/home page. In addition, CCR information may be distributed through the installation newspaper, All-Hands Emails, Plans of the Week, and through social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.)

Last year, we posted the CCRs on the NSA Naples web page, posted a link to the CCRs on the NSA Naples Facebook page and in the PAO Notes.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the PWD Naples Drinking Water Program Manager at 626-6923.

 
Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR)
        Location     Date
Capodichino CCR
Italian Capodichino CCR
 June 09, 2023
Carney Park CCR
Italian Carney Park CCR
 June 09, 2023
Gaeta CCR
Italian Gaeta CCR
June 01, 2023
SATCOM CCR
Italian SATCOM CCR
 June 09, 2023
Gricignano Support Site CCR
Italian Gricignano Support Site CCR
June 01, 2023

 

Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Water Testing Results

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES 

2023 NSA Naples PFAS testing results: Not Detected

Testing results were below the Minimum Reporting Level for all 29 PFAS compounds, including PFOA and PFOS. In accordance with DoD policy, the water system will be resampled every two years for your continued protection. Samples were collected from Capodichino, Carney Park, Lago Patria, Gaeta Old Mill Inn, Gaeta Fleet Landing, and the Support Site water systems. NSA Naples previously tested for PFAS in 2016, 2020 and 2023. 

2023 POLICY: CNIC Updates To Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Drinking Water Sampling Requirements

WHAT ARE PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES AND WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? 

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of thousands of man-made chemicals. PFAS have been used in a variety of industrial and consumer products around the globe, including in the U.S., for decades. Due to their widespread use and environmental persistence, most people in the United States have been exposed to certain PFAS. PFAS have been used to make coatings and products that are used as oil and water repellents for carpets, clothing, paper packaging for food, and cookware. They are also contained in some foams (aqueous film- forming foam or AFFF) used for fighting petroleum fires. 

IS THERE A FEDERAL REGULATION FOR PFAS IN DRINKING WATER? 

There is currently no federal drinking water standard for any PFAS compounds. In May 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a lifetime drinking water health advisory (HA) level at 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for individual or combined concentrations of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). Both chemicals are types of PFAS. The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a policy in 2023 to monitor drinking water for PFAS at all DoD owned and operated water systems at a minimum of every two years. The DoD policy states that if water sampling results confirm that drinking water contains PFOA and PFOS at individual or combined concentrations greater than the 2016 EPA HA level of 70 ppt, water systems would 1) take immediate action to reduce exposure to PFOS or PFOA by providing alternative drinking water; and 2) evaluate and implement corrective actions to reduce levels below 70 ppt, or determine if the system should be permanently removed from use. 

WHAT ABOUT THE EPA’S 2022 INTERIM HEALTH ADVISORIES OR PROPOSED REGULATIONS? 

EPA issued interim Health Advisories for PFOS and PFOA in 2022. However, these newer levels are below quantifiable limits (i.e., below detection levels). In March 2023, EPA announced a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS including PFOA, PFOS, PFNA, HFPO-DA (GenX Chemicals), PFHxS, and PFBS. The EPA anticipates finalizing the regulation after the public comment period in 2023 and water systems will have three years to comply with the new regulation. 

In anticipation of this EPA drinking water regulation and to account for emerging science that shows potential health effects of PFOS and PFOA at levels lower than 70 ppt, DoD continues to evaluate its efforts to address PFAS in drinking water, and what actions we can take to be prepared to incorporate this standard, such as reviewing our current data and collecting additional samples where necessary. DoD remains committed to communicating and engaging with our communities throughout this process.

Have questions? Send us an email.

 

Lead in Priority Area Water Testing

The Navy is in the process of testing drinking water at all of its Child Development Centers, Child Development Group Homes, Youth Centers, and Schools. This testing is recommended by EPA in schools and day care centers but is not required. However, in the interest of the health and welfare of the children using its facilities, the Navy has adopted a policy to perform the testing. For more information on the testing please visit the CNIC program page.

As part of telling you about lead in drinking water at priority areas, links are provided that contain information on general water quality (see tab) at Navy installations, sources of lead in the environment, potential sources of lead in schools, lead facts for parents, a lead public health fact sheet, procedures to minimize lead exposure from drinking water, and an EPA fact sheet and FAQs document on lead in schools and child care facilities, as well as other important information.

The U.S. Naval Hospital Naples Environmental Health Officer and the Public Works Environmental division can provide additional informaiton on the effects of lead in drinking water and the installation's water supply. Review the Fact Sheet below for additional information and contact numbers. If you have any health questions or concerns, we encourage you to call your health care provider. 
Reports and Fact Sheet
Capodichino CDC
Carney Park Rec-Teen Centers
DoDEA Elementary School
DoDEA Middle High School
Support Site Cafeteria
Support Site CDC
Support Site Youth and Teen Center
NSA Naples Lead in Priority Area Fact Sheet

 

Radon Management at NSA Naples

BACKGROUND
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that emanates from rocks and soils.  It does not occur as a result of past or present Navy activities at the installation. Radon is present in outdoor air and may collect in basements or ground level spaces. Long-term exposure to radon gas at high concentrations can adversely impact health. 

RADON MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
NSA Naples Radon Management Plan (RMP) establishes procedures to assess, mitigate, maintain, monitor, and document the radon assessment mitigation and monitoring activities and requirements at NSA Naples to support a safe and healthful environment for our workforce and families and to remain in compliance with Navy policy.  The Navy threshold for action for radon in occupied indoor areas is 4 pico-Curies per liter (pCi/L).

RADON ASSESSMENT STATUS AND RESULTS
A comprehensive assessment of radon at Naval Support Activity Naples was completed in 2023, as part of a Navy-wide program.  No further assessment is required unless new requirements are identified.  All testable family housing units, unaccompanied housing units, and non-residential buildings were included in the assessment. 

Radon was detected in excess of the Navy threshold for action in 4 residential locations. Navy requirements for mitigation are currently in progress, scheduled to be complete by the end of October 2023.


RADON MITIGATION STATUS
Mitigation measures were completed to increase ventilation to reduce the radon concentrations in all rooms that exceeded the action threshold during the assessment, to reduce the radon concentration in all occupied areas of the buildings to less than 4 pCi/L.

RADON MONITORING STATUS
An ongoing radon monitoring program was established to evaluate the effectiveness of the mitigation measures, requirements for additional action, and to make mitigation system performance adjustments, as needed.  All mitigated rooms are scheduled to be tested every 2 to 3 years.  All other rooms in buildings with mitigation systems are scheduled to be tested every 5 years.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY HOUSING
Navy policy requires all family housing units to be routinely monitored every 5 years, regardless of their assessment results. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1. 2022 Notice For Upcoming Radon Testing
2. NSA Naples Housing Radon Fact Sheet

3. 2023 NAVY RADON ASSESSMENT MITIGATION PROGRAM Guidebook

 

Environmental Management Systems

NSA Naples has implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) per Navy policy. Please see the "EMS Policy Statement" and "EMS Fact Sheet" links on this page for additional information. NSA Naples has identified three focus areas that require more attention to ensure protection of the environment: Drinking Water, Spill Prevention and Response, and Wastewater.

EMS Fact Sheet
Command Environmental Policy
 

Contact Us!

Hazardous Spills (on base) CALL 911
(commercial line/off base) 081-568-4911
 
Environmental Office
 
626-6644
HazMat/HazWaste  
626-6643/626-5877
 
Bulky Items Support Site
 
629-4285/626-4286
 
Wildlife
 
626-6640
 
Drinking Water
 
626-6293
 
EMS Manager
 
626-6641
 
Housing Trouble Desk
629-4285/4286
 

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