Third Five-Year Review for Fort Belvoir

The U.S. Army, in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VADEQ), is conducting a third five-year review of fourteen environmental sites at Fort Belvoir located in Fairfax, Virginia as required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan.   Selected remedies at the sites consist of source removals, Land Use Controls (LUCs) including construction and excavation restrictions, groundwater use prohibition, signage, land use constraints, and long-term management consisting of annual inspections and groundwater monitoring.


The purpose of this five-year review is to determine whether the selected remedy at a site remains protective of human health and the environment. If there are issues that impact the remedial actions’ protectiveness, the five-year review report will provide recommendations to address them. The review evaluates the protectiveness of the remedies for the fourteen sites pursuant to 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2020 Decision Documents (DD) and a 2021 Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD).  The site areas to be evaluated under the 2021 Third Fort Belvoir Five-Year Review are: M-26 Hydrocarbon Spill Area, M-27 Waste Ordnance Pit at Range 1, Infiltration Course, Combat Range Complex, Inert Mine Testing Area at Range 5, Fort Belvoir North Area Soils and Groundwater site, Fort Belvoir North Area Munitions Response Area, Grenade Court, Tracy Road Range, Demolition Area - 01, Booby Trap Site, Demolition Area – US Army Corps of Engineers, Mines and Booby Trap Area, and the T-16 Range.


The Third Fort Belvoir Five-Year Review Report is anticipated to be completed in October 2022. The final report will be available on the Fort Belvoir Environmental Division Restoration web page here.


The final report will also be available in the information repositories located at:


Directorate of Public Works

9430 Jackson Loop

Room 203

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Lorton Library

9520 Richmond Highway

Lorton, VA 22079

Kingstowne Library

6500 Landsdowne Centre Drive Alexandria, VA 22315


Members of the community with questions or comments about the Fort Belvoir five-year review process or interest in additional site information, should contact Wilamena G. Harback at (703) 806-3193 or at

Fort Belvoir Environmental Division