Request for Information
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the former Sleeping Bear Dunes in Empire, Mich., is an eligible property under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program for Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS). The property, also formerly known Empire Air Force Station and Air Force Station Z-34, was formerly used by the Air Force to protect nearby metropolitan areas, including Detroit and Chicago, from enemy bombers, and to provide assistance to commercial aviation.
Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of many former military installations throughout the United States that will be reviewed under the Department of Defense’s Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol. This protocol is used to assess sites that may potentially have unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions or munitions constituents, and to assign relative priorities for any additional investigation or removal actions that may be required.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking information on Sleeping Bear Dunes that could help us determine past and current activities at the site. The type of information we need includes types of munitions that were used, previous discoveries of munitions, and other historic knowledge of the property.
If you can provide information about the former Sleeping Bear Dunes, please contact:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 59
Louisville, KY 40201-0059