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Evaluation of Demonstration Test Results of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: A Supplemental Review for Demonstration II Appendixes

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Evaluation of Demonstration Test Results of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: A Supplemental Review for Demonstration II Appendix A Site Visits and Meetings COMMITTEE MEETING 1, JUNE 8–9, 2000 Vitali’s Restaurant Edgewood, Maryland NRC Participants Committee chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee members: Richard J.Ayen, Joan B.Berkowitz, David S. Kosson, 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 A.Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, and Jacqueline Campbell-Johnson. 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 status of Engineering Design Studies; tour and inspect the four test sites 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) Engineering Test Facilities Edgewood, 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 A.Braun, Harrison T. Pannella, and Jacqueline Campbell-Johnson. Objectives Visit the following Demonstration II test units: AEA 12 kW SILVER II™ test unit for energetics; AEA 2kW SILVER II™ test unit for agent; and Eco Logic GPCR™ test unit. Visit the following engineering design study test units: Parsons/Honeywell immobilized-cell bioreactor test unit. SITE VISIT 2, JUNE 20–21, 2000 Engineering Test Facilities 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, Stanley I.Sandler, William R.Rhyne, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff member: Harrison T.Pannella. Objectives Visit the following Demonstration II test units: Teledyne-Commodore SET™ test unit for energetics, SET™ test unit for agent, and fluid jet cutting test unit; Foster Wheeler SCWO test unit. Visit the following Engineering Design Study test units: General Atomics SCWO test unit and dunnage shredder/hydropulping system. Tour the baseline incineration-based Tooele Chemical Agent Dis-

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Evaluation of Demonstration Test Results of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: A Supplemental Review for Demonstration II posal Facility and the adjacent chemical stockpile storage area. COMMITTEE MEETING 2, AUGUST 8–9, 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, Frederick J.Krambeck, David S.Kosson, John A.Merson, William R.Rhyne, Stanley I.Sandler, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce A.Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, Jacqueline Campbell-Johnson, and Gwen Roby. Objectives Receive briefings from the ACWA technical staff, the Citizens Advisory Technical Team, and technology providers (Foster Wheeler, Eco Logic, AEA Technology Engineering Services, Inc., Teledyne-Commodore, and Parsons/ Honeywell). Discuss concept drafts of EDSs and Demo II reports; develop writing assignments, complete committee composition and balance, and finalize locations and dates for future committee meetings and site visits. SITE VISIT 3, SEPTEMBER 27–29, 2000 Arthur D.Little, Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts NRC Participants Committee chair: Robert A.Beaudet. Committee member: Joan B.Berkowitz. NRC staff member: Patricia P. Paulette. Objectives Receive briefings by technology providers participating in the Demo II testing programs. Presentations concern the scope and methodology for each technology testing program, as well as initial testing results. Receive briefings by technology providers concerning the type of data and their format that will be provided to the PMACWA as a result of Demo II testing. COMMITTEE MEETING 3, OCTOBER 19–20, 2000 J.Erik Jonsson Woods Hole 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, William R.Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P.Paulette, Bruce A.Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, and Chris Jones. Objectives Complete administrative actions, including introductions and discussion of committee composition and balance. Receive updates from the PMACWA technical team and associates concerning Demo II, Engineering Design, and energetics testing. Discuss initial findings and recommendations for the EDS Pueblo and Demo II reports. SITE VISIT 4, 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. COMMITTEE MEETING 4, DECEMBER 14–15, 2000 Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel 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.

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Evaluation of Demonstration Test Results of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: A Supplemental Review for Demonstration II Seeker, and Leo Weitzman. NRC staff members: Patricia P. Paulette, Harrison T.Pannella, and Jacqueline Campbell-Johnson. Objectives Report development. Review and revise current versions of EDS-Pueblo and Demo II reports. Devise path forward for first full message drafts of each report. SITE VISIT 5, JANUARY 4, 2001 Holston Army Ammunition Plant Kingston, Tennessee NRC Participants Committee members: Ruth M.Doherty, John A. Merson, and William R.Rhyne. Objectives Attend a review meeting on energetics hydrolysis testing at Holston and the results of this testing to date. Gather information on the scientific and engineering issues revealed during the test procedures. COMMITTEE MEETING 5, FEBRUARY 8–9, 2001 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, 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 A.Braun, Harrison T.Pannella, and Jacqueline Campbell-Johnson. Objectives Receive briefings from the PMACWA technical staff concerning the status of EDS I, EDS II, and Demo 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. SITE VISIT 6, JANUARY 25–26, 2001 ACWA Dialogue Meeting Lexington, Kentucky NRC Participants Committee member: William R.Rhyne. NRC staff member: Patricia P.Paulette. Objectives Present an update of committee activities. Participate in and observe the Dialogue meeting. SITE VISIT 7, MARCH 5–8, 2000 Arthur D.Little, Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts NRC Participants Committee members: Ruth M.Doherty, William R. Rhyne, and Stanley I.Sandler. NRC staff member: Patricia P.Paulette. Objectives Receive technical briefings from AEA and Foster Wheeler/Eco Logic/Kvaerner on their proposed EDS packages and testing schedules for EDS II. Receive briefings from ACWA technical team concerning EDS II schedules and reviews. INFORMATION-GATHERING ACTIVITY, MARCH 11–14, 2001 National Association of Corrosion Engineers Symposium Houston, Texas NRC Participant NRC Staff: Patricia P.Paulette. Objectives Attend National Association of Corrosion Engineers symposium on SCWO technology and materials of construction and corrosion reactions. Arrange to obtain scientific briefing packages and technical papers for distribution to committee members.

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Evaluation of Demonstration Test Results of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: A Supplemental Review for Demonstration II COMMITTEE MEETING 6, MARCH 26–27, 2001 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center National Academy of Sciences Irvine, California NRC Participants Committee chair: Robert A.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 A.Braun, Patricia P.Paulette, Harrison T. Pannella, Gwen Roby, and William E.Campbell. Objectives Closed meeting for report development. Complete concurrence draft for EDS I Pueblo report and preconcurrence draft for Demo II report. Schedule next meeting and discuss items for the agenda.