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Advisory Board Mission

The Ellsworth Restoration Advisory Board is a community-based advisory body to act as the focal point for the exchange of information between the Air Force and the local community regarding environmental restoration (cleanup) activities. RAB members include interested groups; local, state and federal agencies; and the Air Force. Meetings are held biannually and open to the public. 

For more information, please contact the 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office via e-mail at, via phone at (605) 385-5056 or by fax at (605) 385-4668.

Meeting Announcements

The meetings are held twice a year and specific dates are posted at least 30 days prior to meetings.

5-Year Announcement

Click here for the Restoration Advisory Board's Five-Year Review announcement.

Additional Information

The Exit Strategy Report is final and the base has received concurrence from the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment to move forward on the limited non-potable beneficial use of groundwater for off-base residents, such as for landscape and garden irrigation. The Air Force, Environmental Protection Agency, and South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (SDDENR) final approval document (Explanation of Significant Differences) was signed in April 2011. The base started modifying Memorandums of Agreement after this date. If interested in the limited non-potable beneficial use of groundwater for off-base residents (i.e., new or existing wells), please submit your request, with a site map showing the new or existing location, to the base environmental office at the following address:

Melody Jensen
2125 Scott Drive
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706

In consideration for being allowed limited non-potable beneficial use of groundwater (existing wells or new wells) on your property, you must agree to comply with all local, state and federal laws, including Administrative Rules of South Dakota Articles 74:02 (Water Rights), 74:51 (Surface Water Quality), 74:52 (Surface Water Discharge Permits), and Chapter 74:54:02 (Ground Water Discharge Permits). To view the complete regulations, visit:
Questions regarding the State of South Dakota regulations can be directed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources at (605) 773-3151. Specific points of contact can be found at:

Information Repository

The Information Repository contains all documents used to select the environmental remedies at Ellsworth AFB. The Information Repository is available to the public Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the location below or by appointment at the base environmental office.

South Dakota Air & Space Museum
2890 Davis Bldg 5208
Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706
(605) 385-5188

A printer is not available at the South Dakota Air & Space Museum so either a USB flash drive ("thumb drive") or writeable CD is required for taking copies of documents.

The Administrative Record is now available online here