Appendix B

Committee Meetings and Data-Gathering Activities

FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING,
SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2011, EDGEWOOD, MARYLAND

Objective: To introduce National Research Council (administrative actions, including committee introductions and composition, balance, and bias discussions for committee members); to review committee statement of task with sponsor; to receive detailed process and equipment briefing presentations; to review preliminary report outline and report-writing process; to confirm committee writing assignments; and to discuss future meeting dates and next steps.

Briefings and Discussions

Discussion with sponsor on scope of statement of task: Don Barclay, Deputy Director, Chemical Materials Agency; and Laurence G. Gottschalk, Project Manager for Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel.

The Army RCWM Program: A Policy Perspective: J.C. King, Assistant for Munitions and Chemical Matters, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health (DASA-ESOH).

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Roles, Responsibilities and Capabilities Related to Buried/Recovered CWM: Chuck Twing, Chief, Chemical Warfare Design Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Huntsville.

Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Program Status and Update: Laurence G. Gottschalk, Project Manager for Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel.

CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity Missions: LTC Charles A. Asowata, Acting Director, and Dalys Talley, Chief of Operations, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (enhanced) Analysis and Remediation Activity (CARA).

Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center’s Roles, Responsibilities and Capabilities in Monitoring and Handling CWM: Timothy A. Blades, Deputy Director, Directorate of Program Integration, Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center.

Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Equipment and Capabilities Overview: David Hoffman, Operations Chief, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project.

Site Visit Assessment Equipment/MMAS, PINS, DRCT Scanner and Raman Spectrometer, CAIS and SCANS, EDS Phase I and Phase II, Multiple and Single Round Containers for On- and Offsite Transportation of Munitions: David Hoffman, Chief, Operations Team, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project.

Lessons Learned Program: Darryl Palmer, Project Engineer, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project.

Dynasafe Static Detonation Chamber: Tim Garrett, Site Project Manager, and Charles Wood, ANCDF Deputy Operations Manager, Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Anniston, Alabama (via VTC).

SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING,
NOVEMBER 1-3, 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C.

Objective: To receive briefings on Army and DOD policy with regard to RCWM operations; to conduct a site visit to Spring Valley; to receive a briefing on the status installation and plans for systemization of the DAVINCH at TOCDF; to receive a briefing on the conduct of RCWM operations at Redstone Arsenal and Camp Siebert, Alabama; to review preliminary report outline; to confirm committee writing



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Appendix B Committee Meetings and Data-Gathering Activities FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING, Nuclear (enhanced) Analysis and Remediation Activity SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2011, EDGEWOOD, MARYLAND (CARA). Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center’s Roles, Objective : To introduce National Research Council Responsibilities and Capabilities in Monitoring and Han- (administrative actions, including committee introductions dling CWM: Timothy A. Blades, Deputy Director, Direc- and composition, balance, and bias discussions for commit- torate of Program Integration, Edgewood Chemical and tee members); to review committee statement of task with Biological Center. sponsor; to receive detailed process and equipment brief- ing presentations; to review preliminary report outline and Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Equipment and report-writing process; to confirm committee writing assign- Capabilities Overview: David Hoffman, Operations Chief, ments; and to discuss future meeting dates and next steps. Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project. Briefings and Discussions Site Visit Assessment Equipment/MMAS, PINS, DRCT Scanner and Raman Spectrometer, CAIS and SCANS, EDS Discussion with sponsor on scope of statement of task: Phase I and Phase II, Multiple and Single Round Contain- Don Barclay, Deputy Director, Chemical Materials Agency; ers for On- and Offsite Transportation of Munitions: David and Laurence G. Gottschalk, Project Manager for Non- Hoffman, Chief, Operations Team, Non-Stockpile Chemical Stockpile Chemical Materiel. Materiel Project. The Army RCWM Program: A Policy Perspective: J.C. Lessons Learned Program: Darryl Palmer, Project Engi- King, Assistant for Munitions and Chemical Matters, Office neer, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project. of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environ- ment, Safety and Occupational Health (DASA-ESOH). Dynasafe Static Detonation Chamber: Tim Garrett, Site Project Manager, and Charles Wood, ANCDF Deputy Opera- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Roles, Responsibilities tions Manager, Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, and Capabilities Related to Buried/Recovered CWM: Chuck Anniston, Alabama (via VTC). Twing, Chief, Chemical Warfare Design Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Huntsville. SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING, NOVEMBER 1-3, 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C. Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project Program Status and Update: Laurence G. Gottschalk, Project Manager for Objective: To receive briefings on Army and DOD policy Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel. with regard to RCWM operations; to conduct a site visit to Spring Valley; to receive a briefing on the status installation CBRNE Analytical and Remediation Activity Missions: and plans for systemization of the DAVINCH at TOCDF; LTC Charles A. Asowata, Acting Director, and Dalys Talley, to receive a briefing on the conduct of RCWM operations Chief of Operations, Chemical Biological Radiological at Redstone Arsenal and Camp Siebert, Alabama; to review preliminary report outline; to confirm committee writing 105

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106 REMEDIATION OF BURIED CHEMICAL WARFARE MATERIEL assignments; and to discuss information-gathering requests Remediation of Buried CWM at Redstone Arsenal, Ala- and next steps. bama: The Installation Manager’s Perspective: Terry de la Paz, Chief, Installation Restoration Branch, Environmental Management Division, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, U.S. Briefings and Discussions Army. Remediation Operations from an Army Perspective : Carmen J. Spencer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elimina- Installation and Systemization of the DAVINCH Unit at tion of Chemical Weapons, U.S. Army. TOCDF (video conference): Thaddeus A. Ryba, Jr., TOCDF Site Project Manager. Remediation Operations from an OSD Installations and Environment Perspective: Deborah A. Morefield, Manager, Remediation of Contaminated Soil at Camp Sibert, Ala- Defense Environmental Restoration Program, Environmental bama: The Installation Manager’s Perspective (video confer- Management, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary for Instal- ence): Karl E. Blankenship, FUDS Project Manager, Mobile lations and Environment, Department of Defense. District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty Requirements and THIRD COMMITTEE MEETING, Policies: Lynn M. Hoggins, Director, Chemical and Bio- DECEMBER 12-14, 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C. logical Weapons Treaty Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Objective: To receive briefings from the Army Environ- Defense Programs/Treaties and Threat Reduction, Depart- mental Command and the Army Corps of Engineers on the ment of Defense. conduct of RCWM operations at Deseret Chemical Depot Utah and on three destruction systems; to review and advance preliminary first full message draft; to confirm committee Project Management of Spring Valley: A Corps of Engi- neers Perspective: Dan G. Noble, Project Manager, Spring writing assignments; and to discuss information-gathering Valley Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. requests and next steps. Protecting the Public: An EPA Perspective: Steven Hirsh, Briefings and Discussions Remedial Project Manager, Region 3, Environmental Protec- tion Agency. Roles and Responsibilities of the Army Environmental Command in the Army’s Cleanup Program (video con- Spring Valley: The Regulatory Agency Perspective: ference): James D. Daniel, Chief, Cleanup & Munitions James Sweeney, Chief, Land Remediation and Develop- Response Division, Army Environmental Command; and ment Branch, Department of the Environment, District of Timothy L. Rodeffer, Oversight East Army Environmental Columbia. Command. I nvolvement of the Spring Valley Community: Greg USACE Operations of Recovered Chemical Warfare Beumel, Co-Chair, Spring Valley Community Restoration M aterial from Burial Sites: James D. Daniel and Tim Advisory Board. Rodeffer, Cleanup and Munitions Response Division. History of the American University Experiment Station: USACE Effective Engagement with Stakeholders: Hal E. Dan G. Noble, Project Manager, Spring Valley Baltimore Cardwell, Director, USACE Conflict Resolution & Public District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Participation Center of Expertise. Site Visit: Low-probability digging for metallic anomalies, USACE Military Munitions Support Services for Chemi- controlled detonation system for conventional items, and cal Warfare Materiel: Christopher L. Evans, Special Assis- interim holding facility. tant for Military Munitions Support Services Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Perspectives on Public Involvement : Henry J. Hatch, former U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army [Retired]. Dynasafe Static Detonation Chamber: Harley Heaton, Vice-President-Research, UXB International. Remediation of Buried CWM in Alabama: The State Regu- lator’s Perspective: Steven A. Cobb, Chief, Governmental Controlled Detonation Chamber: Brint Bixler, Vice Presi- Hazardous Waste Branch, Land Division, Department of dent, CH2M HILL. Environmental Management (ADEM).

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107 APPENDIX B DAVINCH: Joseph K. Asahina, Chief of Technology The Redstone Arsenal Archival Review : William R. Nuclear and CWD Division, Kobe Steel, Ltd. Brankowitz, Senior Chemical Engineer, Science Applica- tions International Corporation. Remediation of Buried CWM at Deseret Chemical Depot, Utah: The Installation Manager’s Perspective (video confer- FIFTH COMMITTEE MEETING, ence): Troy Johnson, Environmental Manager; Raymond FEBRUARY 29-MARCH 2, 2012, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA Cormier, Director, Mission Support; and Mark B. Pomeroy, Commander Deseret Chemical Depot, Utah. Objective: To conduct committee discussions aimed at ensuring that the text of each chapter addresses the state- ment of task; to perform page-by-page review of text for Remediation of Buried CWM in Utah: The State Regula- tor’s Perspective (video conference): Brad Maulding, Pro- each chapter; to agree on and/or refine findings and recom- gram Manager; David Larsen, Project Manager; and John mendations and necessary supporting text; and to make any Waldrip, Project Manager, Division of Solid and Hazardous necessary work assignments. Waste, Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ). SIXTH COMMITTEE MEETING, FOURTH COMMITTEE MEETING, APRIL 3-5, 2012, WASHINGTON, D.C. JANUARY 17-19, 2012, WASHINGTON, D.C. Objective: To conduct committee discussions aimed at Objective: To receive briefings from the Chemical Mate- ensuring that the text of each chapter addresses the statement rials Agency and the Hill on geophysical detection from of task; to perform page-by-page review of text for each DOD; to receive briefings from the Navy and Air Force on chapter; to agree on and/or refine findings and recommenda- the Redstone Arsenal archival review; to review and advance tions and necessary supporting text; and to reach concurrence preliminary first full message draft; to confirm committee on study draft and findings and recommendations. writing assignments; and to discuss information-gathering requests and next steps. DATA-GATHERING ACTIVITIES Briefings and Discussions Teleconference, November 12, 2011 Perspectives from the Chemical Materials Agency: Don Objective: To gain a better understanding of EPA’s Barclay, Deputy Director, Chemical Materials Agency. involvement in the cleanup at sites that have significant quantities of RCWM. A Congressional Perspective: Richard Fieldhouse, pro- fessional staff member, Senate Armed Services Committee. Person spoken with: Doug Maddox, Federal Facilities Office, Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Geophysical Detection of RCWM: Capabilities and R&D: Washington, D.C. Herbert H. Nelson, Manager, Munitions Response Program, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Pro- National Research Council participants: Todd Kimmell, gram, Environmental Security Technology Certification William Walsh, committee members; Nancy Schulte, NRC Program, Department of Defense. study director. Roles and Responsibilities Related to Remediation of Teleconference, December 5, 2011 RCWM of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installa- tion Management: Bryan M. Frey, Office of the Assistant Chief Objective: To gain a better understanding of EPA’s of Staff for Installation Management, Installation Services involvement in the cleanup at sites that have significant quan- Directorate, Environmental Division, Department of the Army. tities of RCWM, particularly at Camp Sibert and Redstone Arsenal, both in Alabama, and within EPA Region 4. The Navy’s Roles and Responsibilities Related to Reme- diation of RCWM: Robert Sadorra, Manager, Munitions Persons spoken with: Sally M. Dalzell and Anne Heard, Fed- Response Program, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. eral Facilities Enforcement Office, Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; and Harold Taylor and Michelle Thornton, EPA Region 4 Federal Facilities Branch. The Air Force’s Roles and Responsibilities Related to Remediation of RCWM: Michele Indermark, Director for Environmental Policy, Office of the Deputy Assistant Sec- National Research Council participants: Todd Kimmell, retary (Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health), Jim Pastorick, and William Walsh, committee members; Department of the Air Force. Nancy Schulte, NRC study director.

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108 REMEDIATION OF BURIED CHEMICAL WARFARE MATERIEL Teleconference, January 4, 2012 Objective: To gain a better understanding of ECBC’s experience with CH2M HILL’s TDC. Person spoken with: Tim Blades, Edgewood Chemical and Biological Command. National Research Council participants: Dick Ayen, Doug Medville, and JoAnn Lighty, committee members; Nancy Schulte, NRC study director.