DERP-FUDS Pinecastle Jeep Range TGR MMRP
Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP)
Congressional District: 8, 9, 10
Appropriated by the Environmental Restoration-Formerly Used Defense Sites (ER-FUDS) account under the Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP). The Pinecastle Jeep Range (PJR) is a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) totaling 12,483 acres in Orlando (Orange County), Florida. In 1943, the Army Air Forces leased and established PJR as an off-site range for the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics headquarters at Orlando. The range uses included small arms training, air tactics evaluations and demonstrations of strafing, bombing, and air-to-ground rocket firing. In 1946 the Pinecastle Jeep Range was declared surplus and all leases were terminated by August 1948. The site is currently owned by several local government agencies and private individuals for residential, highway/expressway, landfill, and undeveloped pasture land use. Ordnance that may be encountered at the former range include: small arms, 2.36-inch (bazooka) to 11.75 inch aerial rockets, 20mm to 120mm artillery rounds, 60 & 81 mm mortar rounds, and various practice, incendiary and high explosive bombs. Munitions and explosives of concern (MEC) appear to be concentrated on the demonstration portion of the site with other areas exhibiting no explosive hazard (not a range or only small arms range use).
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|Estimated Total Cost to Complete (MMRP)
|Allocation thru FY17
|Allocation for FY18
The Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) to determine the nature and extent of the munition hazard present is complete. The site was realigned into four Munitions Response Sites (MRS) as follows: Demonstration Range North MRS, Demonstration Range South MRS, Demonstration Range East MRS, and Remaining Area MRS. The Decision Documents for all MRS’s have been finalized, signed, and approved. The Demonstration Range North and East MRSs’ remedial responses are complete and they are in the Long Term Management (LTM) Phase, and the first Five Year Review, to confirm the selected remedies are still protective of human health and the environment, was completed in FY16. Previously, a mass mailing of educational safety brochures to all affected property owners within the MRS’s was completed in accordance with the public education component of the Decision Documents. Remedial Action planned for the Demonstration Range South is on hold as the property owner has refused to sign a Right of Entry (ROE). Remaining Area MRS was determined to not require further remedial response or Department of Defense action.