Project Information

Site History

In 1941, the 112th Observation Squadron established support operations for a Bombing and Gunnery Range (BGR) in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area.  Live fire training was conducted, including aerial bombing and direct-fire training using rockets, small arms, and small artillery. From 1942 through 1947, several Army Air Fields and Army Air Bases utilized the Conway BGR for various types of airplanes and practice ordnances. On February 4, 1948, the Conway BGR was declared surplus to U.S. Government needs. The Conway BGR areas have been developed into recreational, commercial, and/or residential areas with plans for additional development.

Project Overview

The Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) at the Former Conway BGR was implemented to characterize the nature and extent of munitions and explosives of concern and munitions constituents at the following four munitions response sites (MRS): MRS-R01, Range II; MRS-R02, Range III; MRS-R03, Range IV; and MRS-R09, Machine Gun (MG)/Rifle Range (RR).  The RI/FS is being managed by the USACE Wilmington District. 

Project Schedule

Upcoming events during the Former Conway BGR RI/FS include:

 January - February 2018: Final RI Report

 April - May 2018: Final FS Report

  July - August 2018: Present future recommendations to the public 


FUDS and MMRP Overview

Congress established the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) Program in 1986.    Under the FUDS Program, the Department of Defense is responsible for environmental restoration of properties that were formerly owned by, leased to or otherwise possessed by the United States and under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense. The FUDS Program, which is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).  Additional information on the USACE policy for  planning, programming, budgeting, execution, management, and reporting of all activities associated with FUDS properties and projects is found in USACE Engineer Regulation 200-3-1, Formerly Used Defense Site Program Policy.
The Military Munitions Response Program was developed in 2001 by DOD to address munitions-related concerns, including explosives safety, environmental and health hazards from releases of unexploded ordnance, discarded military munitions, and munitions constituents found at FUDS as well as other than operational ranges on active and Base Realignment and Closure installations.