assignments; and to discuss information-gathering requests and next steps.

Briefings and Discussions

Remediation Operations from an Army Perspective: Carmen J. Spencer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elimination of Chemical Weapons, U.S. Army.

Remediation Operations from an OSD Installations and Environment Perspective: Deborah A. Morefield, Manager, Defense Environmental Restoration Program, Environmental Management, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary for Installations and Environment, Department of Defense.

Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty Requirements and Policies: Lynn M. Hoggins, Director, Chemical and Biological Weapons Treaty Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs/Treaties and Threat Reduction, Department of Defense.

Project Management of Spring Valley: A Corps of Engineers Perspective: Dan G. Noble, Project Manager, Spring Valley Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Protecting the Public: An EPA Perspective: Steven Hirsh, Remedial Project Manager, Region 3, Environmental Protection Agency.

Spring Valley: The Regulatory Agency Perspective: James Sweeney, Chief, Land Remediation and Development Branch, Department of the Environment, District of Columbia.

Involvement of the Spring Valley Community: Greg Beumel, Co-Chair, Spring Valley Community Restoration Advisory Board.

History of the American University Experiment Station: Dan G. Noble, Project Manager, Spring Valley Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Site Visit: Low-probability digging for metallic anomalies, controlled detonation system for conventional items, and interim holding facility.

Perspectives on Public Involvement: Henry J. Hatch, former U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army [Retired].

Remediation of Buried CWM in Alabama: The State Regulator’s Perspective: Steven A. Cobb, Chief, Governmental Hazardous Waste Branch, Land Division, Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).

Remediation of Buried CWM at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama: The Installation Manager’s Perspective: Terry de la Paz, Chief, Installation Restoration Branch, Environmental Management Division, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, U.S. Army.

Installation and Systemization of the DAVINCH Unit at TOCDF (video conference): Thaddeus A. Ryba, Jr., TOCDF Site Project Manager.

Remediation of Contaminated Soil at Camp Sibert, Alabama: The Installation Manager’s Perspective (video conference): Karl E. Blankenship, FUDS Project Manager, Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Objective: To receive briefings from the Army Environmental Command and the Army Corps of Engineers on the 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 writing assignments; and to discuss information-gathering requests and next steps.

Briefings and Discussions

Roles and Responsibilities of the Army Environmental Command in the Army’s Cleanup Program (video conference): James D. Daniel, Chief, Cleanup & Munitions Response Division, Army Environmental Command; and Timothy L. Rodeffer, Oversight East Army Environmental Command.

USACE Operations of Recovered Chemical Warfare Material from Burial Sites: James D. Daniel and Tim Rodeffer, Cleanup and Munitions Response Division.

USACE Effective Engagement with Stakeholders: Hal E. Cardwell, Director, USACE Conflict Resolution & Public Participation Center of Expertise.

USACE Military Munitions Support Services for Chemical Warfare Materiel: Christopher L. Evans, Special Assistant for Military Munitions Support Services Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dynasafe Static Detonation Chamber: Harley Heaton, Vice-President-Research, UXB International.

Controlled Detonation Chamber: Brint Bixler, Vice President, CH2M HILL.

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