Appendix B
Committee Meetings and Site Visits

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING: SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2007 PASCO, WASHINGTON

Objectives: National Research Council introduction (administrative actions, including committee introductions and composition/balance/bias discussions for committee members), committee statement of task and background review with sponsor, receive detailed process and equipment briefing presentations (performance requirements, modeling results, and test results) for first-of-a-kind Blue Grass metal parts treater (MPT) and related Pueblo munitions treatment unit (MTU), review preliminary report outline and report writing process, confirm committee assignments, writing teams’ first draft, decide future meeting dates, MTU site visit team, and next steps.

Briefings and Discussions

Consideration of Statement of Task with Sponsor: Bob Beaudet, Committee Chair; Joe Novad, Technical Director, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA); Darren Dalton, Blue Grass Design Team Leader, ACWA


Overview of the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) Process: Sam Hariri, BPBGT Process Design Lead


Metal Parts Treater Design and Performance Detail: Mark Rieb, Deputy Director, Parsons Technology Development and Fabrication Complex; John Ursillo, BPBGT Pasco Resident Engineer; Jonathan Berkoe, Manager, Bechtel Advanced Simulation and Analysis Group


Overview of PCAPP Process and Munitions Treatment Unit (MTU) and Supplemental Decontamination Unit, MTU Function and Feeds, Comparisons to MPT: Paul Dent, Manager, PCAPP Technical Risk Reduction Program

SITE VISIT: SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2007 ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA

Objectives: Receive detailed process and equipment briefing presentations, including performance requirements, modeling results, and test results for the MTU; visit Abbott Furnace Company to see the MTU.

Briefings and Discussions

Introduction to Abbott Furnace: Mike Gelsick, Director of Marketing, Abbott Furnace Company


Design Overview Using Large MTU Wall Drawing: Tom Jesberger, Chief Technical Officer, Abbott Furnace Company


MTU TRRP Testing and Test Results: Scott Pierce, MTU Project Manager, Abbott Furnace Company


Tour of MTU: Abbott Furnace Company


Review of Upgrades for First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) MTU: Tom Jesberger, Chief Technical Officer, Abbott Furnace Company


SDU/Autoclave Open Discussion: Craig Myler, Bechtel Pueblo



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 ReView aNd aSSeSSMeNT OF deVelOPMeNTal iSSueS CONCeRNiNg The MeTal PaRTS TReaTeR deSigN secoNd commiTTee meeTiNG: ocToBer 16-18, 2007 Third commiTTee meeTiNG: NoVemBer 6-8, 2007 BeckmaN ceNTer, irViNe, caliForNia BeckmaN ceNTer, irViNe, caliForNia Objectives: Receive additional briefings, review first full Objectives: Review first full message draft, determine what message draft, produce preliminary concurrence draft, and is not yet known and how to learn it, produce preliminary determine what is not yet known and how to learn it. concurrence draft, sign concurrence documents. (No brief- ings scheduled.) Briefings and Discussions Metal Parts Treater design and Performance: Darren Dal- ton, Blue Grass Design Team Leader, ACWA; Ed Rogers, Bechtel; Roger Dickerman, Washington Group International; Sam Hariri, BPBGT Process Design Lead