Appendix D
Committee Meetings and Other Activities

MEETINGS

First Committee Meeting: September 7-8, 2005, Bel Air, Maryland

Objective: Receive briefings from the Army, discuss and arrive at initial approach to task.

NSCMP Overview Briefing, William R. Brankowitz, Deputy Project Manager, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project

Explosive Destruction System (EDS) Lewisite and VX Testing, Trish Weiss, EDS Systems Manager, PMNSCMP

Non-Stockpile Mobile Technologies, Alan Seitzinger, Systems Manager, PMNSCMP

Non-Stockpile Neutralization Chemistry, Lucy Forrest, Chemistry Task Manager, PMNSCMP

Acid Digestion of GTRs Results and Path Forward, Edward Doyle, Alternative Systems Demonstration and Evaluation Group Leader, PMNSCMP

Second Committee Meeting: October 18-19, 2005, Washington, D.C.

Objective: Discuss evaluation factors, committee activities, report development, and future activities.

No briefings.

Third Committee Meeting: November 29-30, 2005, Washington, D.C.

Objective: Obtain information from the Army; discuss committee activities, report development, and future activities.

No briefings. An informal discussion was held with PMNSCM staff on a variety of topics pertinent to the committee’s task.

Fourth Committee Meeting: January 31-February 1, 2006, Washington, D.C.

Objective: Receive data-gathering activity updates, discuss and develop report leading to a First Full Message Draft.

No briefings.

Fifth Committee Meeting: March 29-30, 2006, Washington, D.C.

Objectives: Review changes to the report since the March 2, 2006, preconcurrence draft, discuss and finalize report text, and attain committee concurrence.

No briefings.

DATA-GATHERING ACTIVITIES

Arlington, Virginia, September 22, 2005

Objective: Meet with representatives of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to discuss nonintrusive, in-ground assessment technologies for possible use with large CWM burial sites.

Individuals met with: Jeff Marquesee, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, and Anne Andrews, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program.



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Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel Appendix D Committee Meetings and Other Activities MEETINGS First Committee Meeting: September 7-8, 2005, Bel Air, Maryland Objective: Receive briefings from the Army, discuss and arrive at initial approach to task. NSCMP Overview Briefing, William R. Brankowitz, Deputy Project Manager, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Explosive Destruction System (EDS) Lewisite and VX Testing, Trish Weiss, EDS Systems Manager, PMNSCMP Non-Stockpile Mobile Technologies, Alan Seitzinger, Systems Manager, PMNSCMP Non-Stockpile Neutralization Chemistry, Lucy Forrest, Chemistry Task Manager, PMNSCMP Acid Digestion of GTRs Results and Path Forward, Edward Doyle, Alternative Systems Demonstration and Evaluation Group Leader, PMNSCMP Second Committee Meeting: October 18-19, 2005, Washington, D.C. Objective: Discuss evaluation factors, committee activities, report development, and future activities. No briefings. Third Committee Meeting: November 29-30, 2005, Washington, D.C. Objective: Obtain information from the Army; discuss committee activities, report development, and future activities. No briefings. An informal discussion was held with PMNSCM staff on a variety of topics pertinent to the committee’s task. Fourth Committee Meeting: January 31-February 1, 2006, Washington, D.C. Objective: Receive data-gathering activity updates, discuss and develop report leading to a First Full Message Draft. No briefings. Fifth Committee Meeting: March 29-30, 2006, Washington, D.C. Objectives: Review changes to the report since the March 2, 2006, preconcurrence draft, discuss and finalize report text, and attain committee concurrence. No briefings. DATA-GATHERING ACTIVITIES Arlington, Virginia, September 22, 2005 Objective: Meet with representatives of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to discuss nonintrusive, in-ground assessment technologies for possible use with large CWM burial sites. Individuals met with: Jeff Marquesee, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, and Anne Andrews, Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program.

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Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel NRC participants: James Pastorick and Leonard Siegel, committee members. Washington, D.C., November 11, 2005 Objective: Meet with representatives of Kobe Steel, Ltd., and GEOMET Technologies, LLC, to obtain information about Kobe Steel’s DAVINCH controlled detonation munitions demilitarization process. Individuals met with: Joseph Asahina and Masato Katayama, Kobe Steel, Ltd.; Tsuyoshi Imakita, Kobelco Research Institute, Inc.; and Frank Augustine, GEOMET Technologies, LLC. NRC participants: Martin Gollin, Douglas Medville, and George Parshall, committee members; Harrison Pannella, study director; LaTanya Clemencia, project assistant; and James Myska, research associate. Washington, D.C., November 18, 2005 Objective: Follow-up meeting with Kobe Steel representatives to obtain clarifications to questions raised by the November 11, 2005, meeting regarding the DAVINCH controlled detonation munitions demilitarization process. Individual met with: Joseph Asahina, Kobe Steel, Ltd. NRC participant: Douglas Medville, committee member. Ashburn, Virginia, November 22, 2005 Objective: Meet with UXB International, Inc., to learn more about the Dynasafe Static Destruction Chamber munitions demilitarization process. Individual met with: Harley Heaton, UXB International, Inc. NRC participants: Martin Gollin and Douglas Medville, committee members, and James Myska, research associate. Teleconference, December 8, 2005 Objective: Discuss international ACW demilitarization technologies, approaches, and issues with a representative of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Individual met with: Jeff Osborne, OPCW. NRC participants: Martin Gollin, Todd Kimmel, Douglas Medville, George Parshall, and James Pastorick, committee members; Harrison Pannella, study director; and James Myska, research associate. Gaithersburg, Maryland, December 22, 2005 Objective: Discuss potential for DAVINCH implementation in the United States and the relevant permitting issues. Individuals met with: Ted Prociv and Frank Augustine, GEOMET Technologies, LLC. NRC participants: Todd Kimmel and Douglas Medville, committee members. Porton Down, England, January 13, 2006 Objective: To ascertain the status of technologies used by the U.K. for the destruction of non-stockpile munitions, with a focus on incineration and the CDC, and to discuss a possible photocatalytic agent destruction technology. Individuals met with: Richard Soilleux, Robert Cox, NickRichard Soilleux, Robert Cox, Nick Stokes, and Nigel Tonkin, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. NRC participant: Richard Ayen, committee chair. Munster, Germany, January 16, 2006 Objective: Meet with representatives of Dynasafe to obtain further technical information on the Dynasafe static detonation chamber demilitarization technology. Individuals met with: Rich Dugger IV and Harley Heaton,Rich Dugger IV and Harley Heaton, UXB; Johnny Ohlson, Dynasafe; Holger Weigel and Thomas Stock, Dynasafe Germany. NRC participants: Douglas Medville and Martin Gollin, committee members. Munster, Germany, January 16–17, 2006 Objective: Meet with representatives of the GEKA Munster chemical munitions demilitarization facility. Individual met with: Hans-Joachim Grimsel, GEKA.Hans-Joachim Grimsel, GEKA. NRC participants: Douglas Medville and Martin Gollin, committee members. The Hague, The Netherlands, January 18, 2006 Objective: Meet with representatives of the OPCW and obtain their opinions of various international chemical munition demilitarization technologies. Individuals met with: Ralf Trapp, Jeff Osborne, and Jerzy Mazur, OPCW.

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Review of International Technologies for Destruction of Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel NRC participants: Douglas Medville and Martin Gollin, committee members. Brussels, Belgium, January 19, 2006 Objective: Meet with representatives of the Belgian Royal Military Academy to obtain information on Belgian chemical munitions demilitarization work. Individuals met with: Herbert DeBischopp and MichelHerbert DeBischopp and Michel Lefebvre, Belgian Royal Military Academy. NRC participants: Douglas Medville and Martin Gollin, committee members. Washington, D.C., January 30, 2006 Objective: Obtain technical information on the Controlled Detonation Chamber. Individuals met with: Brint Bixler and John Coffey, CH2MHILL. NRC participants: Richard Ayen, Martin Gollin, Todd Kimmel, George Parshall, and Jim Pastorick, committee members; Harrison Pannella, study director; James Myska, research associate. Washington, D.C., February 3, 2006 Objective: Receive briefing on cold plasma, ask follow-upReceive briefing on cold plasma, ask follow-up questions about DAVINCH capabilities, discuss munitions processing throughput, learn about evolution of DAVINCH since last meetings in November 2005. Individuals met with: Joseph Asahina, Yasuhiro Morimoto, and Ryusuke Kitamura, Kobe Steel, Ltd. NRC participants: Douglas Medville and James Pastorick, committee members; Harrison Pannella, study director; LaTanya Clemencia, project assistant.