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Disposal of Activated Carbon from Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities
THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING
AUGUST 18-20, 2008
Objectives: Review first full-message draft, produce preliminary concurrence draft, determine what is not yet known and how to learn it, and determine path forward.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
Objective: Allow committee members who were not present in Anniston to visit an operating chemical agent disposal facility and discuss challenges entailed in disposing of chemical agent that might contain mercury.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
Objectives: Receive briefing on Calgon Carbon Corporation operations and facilities and tour facility; determine which types of spent activated carbon (AC) cannot be regenerated (probe for presence of mercury and agent); determine what the split is between regeneration, landfill, and incineration for all spent activated carbon and whether the split is different for spent powdered activated carbon and spent granular activated carbon; determine what fraction of the AC that is used in liquid-phase applications and/or gas-phase applications is regenerated; determine whether spent AC is hazardous waste under RCRA, which landfills will accept it, and which incinerators will accept it; determine how the AC filters in motor vehicles are handled at the end of their useful lives; determine what percentage of AC sold is granular and what percentage is powdered; determine whether Calgon would buy back regenerated AC; and determine whether Calgon ever disposes of AC and, if so, whether it ever has to incinerate it.
FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING
SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1, 2008
Objectives: Review preliminary concurrence draft, produce next version of concurrence draft, determine what is not yet known and how to learn it, and determine path forward.
JANUARY 13-14, 2009
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Objective: Visit Southwest Research Institute to review newly developed analytical procedures for determining any residual GB/VX on carbon.
February 12, 2009
Objectives: Share what was learned at the Southwest Research Institute site visit; examine Chapters 1-3 of the preconcurrence draft.
February 17, 2009
Objective: Examine Chapter 4 of the preconcurrence draft.
February 19, 2009
Objective: Examine Chapter 5 of the preconcurrence draft.
February 25, 2009
Objective: Examine Chapter 6 of the preconcurrence draft.
February 27, 2009
Objective: Examine Chapter 7 of the preconcurrence draft.
March 10, 2009
Objective: Examine general findings and recommendations of the pre-concurrence draft.
March 13, 2009
Objective: Examine general clarifications in the preconcurrence draft.
March 16, 2009
Objective: Examine wrap-up of the pre-concurrence draft.