Appendix C
Committee Meetings and Site Visits

Committee Meeting 1, June 8–9, 2000 Edgewood, Maryland

NRC Participants

Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Sheldon E. Isakoff, David S.Kosson, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A. Merson, William R.Rhyne, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, and Jacqueline Johnson-Campbell.

Objectives

Complete administrative actions, including introductions and composition/balance discussions for committee members, and committee administrative support methodology; receive DOD briefings on the ACWA program concerning Demonstration II and engineering design studies (EDSs) status; tour and inspect the four test sites located at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) or the APG Edgewood Area; develop specific committee assignments for future activities; discuss concepts for planned reports and strategy; determine location and date for the next committee meeting.

Site Visit 1, June 9, 2000 (in Conjunction with Meeting 1) Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood Area, Maryland, and Aberdeen, Maryland

NRC Participants

Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Sheldon E. Isakoff, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A.Merson, William R. Rhyne, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, Harrison T. Pannella, and Jacqueline Johnson-Campbell.

Objectives

Visit the following Demonstration II test units: AEA 12kW Silver II test unit for energetics, AEA 2 kW Silver II test unit for agent, EcoLogic gas-phase chemical reduction test unit. Visit the following EDS test units: Parsons/Honeywell immobilized-cell bioreactor test unit.

Site Visit 2, June 20–21, 2000

Dugway Proving Ground and Deseret Chemical Depot, Utah

NRC Participants

Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Willard C.Gekler, Sheldon E.Isakoff, Hank C.Jenkins-Smith, John A.Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff member: Harrison T.Pannella.

Objectives

Visit the following Demonstration II test units: TeledyneCommodore solvated-electron technology (SET) test unit for energetics, SET test unit for agent, and fluid-jet cutting test unit; Foster Wheeler supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) test unit. Visit the following EDS test units: General Atomics SCWO test unit and dunnage shredder/hydropulping system. Tour the baseline incineration-based Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and the adjacent chemical stockpile storage area.



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Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot Appendix C Committee Meetings and Site Visits Committee Meeting 1, June 8–9, 2000 Edgewood, Maryland NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Sheldon E. Isakoff, David S.Kosson, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A. Merson, William R.Rhyne, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, and Jacqueline Johnson-Campbell. Objectives Complete administrative actions, including introductions and composition/balance discussions for committee members, and committee administrative support methodology; receive DOD briefings on the ACWA program concerning Demonstration II and engineering design studies (EDSs) status; tour and inspect the four test sites located at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) or the APG Edgewood Area; develop specific committee assignments for future activities; discuss concepts for planned reports and strategy; determine location and date for the next committee meeting. Site Visit 1, June 9, 2000 (in Conjunction with Meeting 1) Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood Area, Maryland, and Aberdeen, Maryland NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Sheldon E. Isakoff, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A.Merson, William R. Rhyne, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, Harrison T. Pannella, and Jacqueline Johnson-Campbell. Objectives Visit the following Demonstration II test units: AEA 12kW Silver II test unit for energetics, AEA 2 kW Silver II test unit for agent, EcoLogic gas-phase chemical reduction test unit. Visit the following EDS test units: Parsons/Honeywell immobilized-cell bioreactor test unit. Site Visit 2, June 20–21, 2000 Dugway Proving Ground and Deseret Chemical Depot, Utah NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Willard C.Gekler, Sheldon E.Isakoff, Hank C.Jenkins-Smith, John A.Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff member: Harrison T.Pannella. Objectives Visit the following Demonstration II test units: TeledyneCommodore solvated-electron technology (SET) test unit for energetics, SET test unit for agent, and fluid-jet cutting test unit; Foster Wheeler supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) test unit. Visit the following EDS test units: General Atomics SCWO test unit and dunnage shredder/hydropulping system. Tour the baseline incineration-based Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and the adjacent chemical stockpile storage area.

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Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot Site Visit 3, August 2–3, 2000 Parsons, Inc., Pasadena, California NRC Participants Committee member: William R.Rhyne. NRC staff member: Patricia P.Paulette. Objectives Receive briefings on the Parsons/Honeywell technology design package. Observe working sessions of scientists and engineers discussing preliminary examinations and possible minor modifications of the package. Committee Meeting 2, August 8–9, 2000 National Research Council, Washington, D.C. NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Ruth M.Doherty, David S.Kosson, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A.Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, Jacqueline Johnson-Campbell, and Gwen Roby. Objectives Receive updated briefings from the ACWA technical staff, the Citizens Advisory Technical Team (CATT), and technology providers (Foster Wheeler; EcoLogic Solutions, Inc.; AEA Technology Engineering Services, Inc.; Teledyne-Commodore; Parsons). Discuss concept drafts for NRC reports on the ACWA EDS and Demonstration II; develop writing assignments; complete composition and balance; finalize locations and dates for future committee meetings and potential site visits. Site Visit 4, August 17–18, 2000 Arthur D.Little, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts NRC Participants Committee member: Leo Weitzman. NRC staff member: Patricia P.Paulette. Objectives Receive briefings on the General Atomics interim engineering design technology. Observe scientific and engineering working sessions on preliminary examinations and design optimization of the package. Site Visit 5, August 25, 2000 Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois NRC Participants Committee member: Leo Weitzman. Objectives Observe Parsons CATOX unit under consideration for incorporation into the General Atomics technology package and scheduled for EDS testing. Site Visit 6, September 6, 2000 Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood Area, Maryland NRC Participants Committee member: Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette and Harrison T.Pannella. Objectives Attend the integrated product review meeting on the status of the engineering-scale test for the one-tenth-scale General Atomics SCWO test unit planned for treatment of VX hydrolysate at the Newport bulk storage site. Site Visit 7, September 7, 2000 Aberdeen Proving Ground Edgewood Area, Maryland NRC Participants NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, and Harrison T.Pannella. Objectives Attend the joint Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization/Program Manager for Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment (PMCD/PMACWA) Industry Day briefings to commence non-technology-specific acquisition RFPs activities for the disposal facility at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. Site Visit 8, October 10, 2000 Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo, Colorado NRC Participants NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette and Bruce Braun.

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Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot Objectives Receive a briefing from the site commander of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, tour the storage bunkers, and visit the public outreach office. Attend a meeting of the Pueblo, Colorado, Citizens’ Advisory Commission. Committee Meeting 3, October 19–20, 2000 J.Erik Jonsson Center of the National Academies, Woods Hole, Massachusetts NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Ruth M.Doherty, Willard C.Gekler, Sheldon E.Isakoff, David S.Kosson, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A.Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, and Chris Jones. Objectives Complete administrative actions, including introductions and committee composition and balance discussions. Receive updates from the PMACWA technical team and associates concerning Demonstration II, EDS, and energetics testing. Discuss initial findings and recommendations for the EDS Pueblo and Demonstration II reports. Site Visit 9, October 25, 2000 Pine Bluff Chemical Depot, Pine Bluff, Arkansas NRC Participants Committee member: Willard C.Gekler. Objectives Observe unit operations of the SCWO reactor being tested for use in the destruction of smoke and dye materials. Site Visit 10, October 30, 2000 Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingston, Tennessee NRC Participants Committee members: Ruth M.Doherty and William R. Rhyne. Objectives Attend a review of the energetics hydrolysis testing planned for Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Tour facility and observe operations. Holston is a major site for hydrolysis testing of many different types of energetic materials. Site Visit 11, November 3, 2000 ACWA Dialogue Meeting, Pueblo, Colorado NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Ruth M.Doherty, John A.Merson, and Hank C. Jenkins-Smith. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette and Bruce Braun. Objectives Provide briefings to the Dialogue on NRC activities concerning the ACWA program and attend the Dialogue meeting. Site Visit 12, November 8–10, 2000 Parsons, Inc., Pasadena, California NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Willard C.Gekler, David S.Kosson (Parsons/Honeywell only), John A.Merson, William R. Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler (General Atomics only), and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette and Harrison T.Pannella. Objectives Receive briefings on the Parsons/Honeywell and General Atomics EDS. Results of EDS testing were also reported. Site Visit 13, November 26–28, 2000 Parsons, Inc., Pasadena, California NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee member: William C.Gekler. Objectives Attend briefings prepared for the Army ACWA team by the technology providers on the status of preliminary technical reports on the Parsons/Honeywell and General Atomics engineering designs. Results of testing for the engineering designs were also reported. Site Visit 14, December 7, 2000 Edgewater, Maryland NRC Participants Committee members: Joan B.Berkowitz and Leo Weitzman.

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Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot Objectives Attend presentation by General Atomics to PMACWA concerning the developmental status of its SCWO reactor. Committee Meeting 4, December 14–15, 2000 National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Ruth M.Doherty, Willard C.Gekler, Sheldon E.Isakoff, Hank C.Jenkins-Smith, David S.Kosson, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A. Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler, William R. Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P. Paulette, Harrison T.Pannella, and Jacqueline Johnson-Campbell. Objectives Report development; review and revise current versions of EDS Pueblo and Demonstration II reports; devise path forward for first full message drafts of each report. Site Visit 15, January 4, 2001 Holston Army Ammunition Plant, Kingsport, Tennessee NRC Participants Committee members: Ruth M.Doherty, John A.Merson, and William R.Rhyne. Objectives Attend a working review meeting on energetics hydrolysis testing at Holston and the results of this testing to date. Note the scientific and engineering issues revealed during the test procedures. Site Visit 16, January 24, 2001 ACWA Dialogue Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky NRC Participants Committee member: William R.Rhyne. NRC staff member: Patricia P.Paulette. Objectives Attend Dialogue meeting and provide an update of the NRC ACW II Committee’s activities. Committee Meeting 5, February 8–9, 2001 Washington, D.C. NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Ruth M.Doherty, Willard C.Gekler, David S.Kosson, Frederick J.Krambeck, John A.Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, and Jacqueline Johnson-Campbell. Objectives Receive briefings from the PMACWA technical staff concerning the status of EDS I, EDS II, and Demonstration II program activities and other presentations from the energetics hydrolysis testing group at Picatinny Arsenal. Review and revise reports. Define steps to EDS I report concurrence draft. Set goals for interim activities and for the next meeting. Information-Gathering Activity, March 11–14, 2001 Houston, Texas NRC Participants NRC staff member: Patricia P.Paulette. Objectives Attend National Association of Corrosion Engineers symposium on SCWO technology as it relates to materials of construction and corrosion reactions in reactors. Arrange to obtain scientific briefing packages and technical papers for distribution to committee members. Committee Meeting 6, March 26–27, 2001 Beckman Center, Irvine, California NRC Participants Committee Chair: Robert Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, Ruth M.Doherty, Willard C.Gekler, Sheldon E.Isakoff, Frederick J. Krambeck, John A.Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I. Sandler, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Bruce Braun, Patricia Paulette, Harrison Pannella, Gwen Roby, and William Campbell.

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Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot Objectives Closed meeting for report development. Complete concurrence draft for EDS I Pueblo report and preconcurrence draft for Demonstration II report. Schedule next meeting date and discuss items for the agenda.