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Watch our Public Awareness Videos to learn more about the Avon Park Air Force Range (APAFR) and the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS).

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Environmental Restoration Cleanup & Compliance Program

The Air force has identified over 70 sites where there is evidence of previous chemical releases that may require clean-up.  They range from cattle dip sites that were used in the early 1900’s to old landfills and sites were petroleum spills have occurred.  The Air Force partners with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to ensure that the appropriate site investigations and clean-up strategies are implemented.  To date, over 70 sites have been investigated; for 60 of the sites investigated, it has been confirmed either that no clean-up is required or that they have been treated.

Current Range activities are continuously monitored to ensure all actions comply with state and federal laws and regulations.  The Air Force has obtained all required permits from the FDEP and federal agencies for our activities.   They include permits for monitoring stormwater run-off in the industrial areas to permits for the collection and management of hazardous waste.  The Air Force employs a staff of environmental specialists to monitor all permitted activities.