Appendix B
Committee Meetings, Site Visits, and Virtual Meetings

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING

JUNE 4-6, 2008

ANNISTON, ALABAMA


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 presentations, review preliminary report outline and report writing process, confirm committee writing assignments, and decide future meeting dates and next steps.


U.S. Army Chemical Weapon Demilitarization 101: Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) Field Office

Consideration of Statement of Task: Robert A. Beaudet, Committee Chairman, and Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office


Tour of Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility


Use of Carbon at ANCDF: Robie Jackson, Waste Management Manager, and Traci Smith, Trial Burn Manager, ANCDF Field Office

Chemistry of Carbon Involving Carbon and Agents: Susan Ankrom, SAIC Task Manager, and Robert Kelly, Laboratory Manager, ANCDF

Program History of Carbon: Brian O’Donnell, Chief, Secondary Waste, Closure Compliance, and Assessments, Chemical Materials Agency (CMA)

Regulation and Permitting Issues: Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office

Discussion with Committee onAlternatives for Disposal/Treatment: Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office


SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING

JULY 23-25, 2008

ABERDEEN, MARYLAND


Objectives: National Research Council introduction and composition/balance/bias discussions for committee members, continue data gathering, review concept draft report, confirm additional committee writing assignments, determine requirement for site visits, and confirm next steps forward.


Repeat Presentation of U.S. Army Chemical Weapon Demilitarization 101: Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office

Analytical Procedures for GB/VX Carbon: Michael McNaughton, Southwest Research Institute

Carbon Studies Sponsored by Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF), Thomas Sackett, UMCDF Field Office

Carbon Studies Sponsored by ANCDF–NMR Work: Leonard Buettner, Research Chemist, Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center

Open Discussion with Sponsor: Robert A. Beaudet, Committee Chairman, and Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office



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Appendix B Committee Meetings, Site Visits, and Virtual Meetings FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING Regulation and Permitting Issues: Timothy Garrett, JUNE 4-6, 2008 Site Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office ANNISTON, ALABAMA Discussion with Committee onAlternatives for Disposal/Treatment: Timothy Garrett, Site Objectives: National Research Council introduction Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office (administrative actions, including committee introduc- tions and composition/balance/bias discussions for SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING committee members), committee statement of task and JULY 2-25, 2008 background review with sponsor, receive detailed pro- ABERDEEN, MARYLAND cess and equipment presentations, review preliminary report outline and report writing process, confirm com- Objectives: National Research Council introduction mittee writing assignments, and decide future meeting and composition/balance/bias discussions for commit- dates and next steps. tee members, continue data gathering, review concept draft report, confirm additional committee writing U.S. Army Chemical Weapon Demilitarization assignments, determine requirement for site visits, and 0: Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, confirm next steps forward. Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF) Field Office Repeat Presentation of U.S. Army Chemical Weapon Consideration of Statement of Task: Robert A. Beaudet, Demilitarization 0: Timothy Garrett, Site Committee Chairman, and Timothy Garrett, Site Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office Analytical Procedures for GB/VX Carbon: Michael McNaughton, Southwest Research Institute Tour of Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility Carbon Studies Sponsored by Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF), Thomas Use of Carbon at ANCDF: Robie Jackson, Waste Sackett, UMCDF Field Office Management Manager, and Traci Smith, Trial Carbon Studies Sponsored by ANCDF–NMR Work: Burn Manager, ANCDF Field Office Leonard Buettner, Research Chemist, Edgewood Chemistry of Carbon Involving Carbon and Agents: Chemical and Biological Center Susan Ankrom, SAIC Task Manager, and Robert Open Discussion with Sponsor: Robert A. Beaudet, Kelly, Laboratory Manager, ANCDF Committee Chairman, and Timothy Garrett, Site Program History of Carbon: Brian O’Donnell, Project Manager, ANCDF Field Office Chief, Secondary Waste, Closure Compliance, and Assessments, Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) 

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 APPENDIX B THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING SITE VISIT AUGUST 18-20, 2008 JANUARY 1-14, 2009 IRVINE, CALIFORNIA SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Objectives: Review first full-message draft, produce Objective: �isit Southwest Research Institute to review preliminary concurrence draft, determine what is not newly developed analytical procedures for determining yet known and how to learn it, and determine path any residual GB/�X on carbon. forward. VIRTUAL MEETINGS SITE VISIT SEPTEMBER 4, 2008 February 12, 2009 TOOELE, UTAH Objectives: Share what was learned at the Southwest Objective: Allow committee members who were not Research Institute site visit; examine Chapters 1-3 of present in Anniston to visit an operating chemical agent the preconcurrence draft. disposal facility and discuss challenges entailed in dis- posing of chemical agent that might contain mercury. February 17, 2009 Objective: Examine Chapter 4 of the preconcurrence SITE VISIT draft. SEPTEMBER 9, 2008 COLUMBUS, OHIO February 19, 2009 Objectives: Receive briefing on Calgon Carbon Cor- poration operations and facilities and tour facility; Objective: Examine Chapter 5 of the preconcurrence determine which types of spent activated carbon (AC) draft. cannot be regenerated (probe for presence of mercury and agent); determine what the split is between regen- February 25, 2009 eration, landfill, and incineration for all spent activated carbon and whether the split is different for spent pow- Objective: Examine Chapter 6 of the preconcurrence dered activated carbon and spent granular activated car- draft. bon; determine what fraction of the AC that is used in liquid-phase applications and/or gas-phase applications February 27, 2009 is regenerated; determine whether spent AC is hazard- ous waste under RCRA, which landfills will accept it, Objective: Examine Chapter 7 of the preconcurrence and which incinerators will accept it; determine how draft. the AC filters in motor vehicles are handled at the end of their useful lives; determine what percentage of March 10, 2009 AC sold is granular and what percentage is powdered; determine whether Calgon would buy back regenerated Objective: Examine general findings and recommenda- AC; and determine whether Calgon ever disposes of AC tions of the pre-concurrence draft. and, if so, whether it ever has to incinerate it. March 1, 2009 FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING Objective: Examine general clarifications in the pre- SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1, 2008 concurrence draft. IRVINE, CALIFORNIA Objectives: Review preliminary concurrence draft, March 16, 2009 produce next version of concurrence draft, determine what is not yet known and how to learn it, and deter- Objective: Examine wrap-up of the pre-concurrence mine path forward. draft.