Committee Meetings and Site Visits
First Committee Meeting: August 1-2, 2006 Washington, D.C.
Objectives: Receive briefings intended to orient the committee on the history, background, and overview of the Army’s Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) program, including presentations on the detailed processes and specific site challenges associated with secondary waste disposal and regulatory requirements; decide on the initial approach to the task; make committee assignments; and decide on future activities.
Program Overview, Statement of Task, and Sponsor’s Expectations: Raj Malhotra, Deputy, Technical Support Directorate U.S. Army, CMA
Overview of CMA Program, History, Materials Handled, and Key Challenges: COL Jesse Barber, Program Manager for Chemical Stockpile Elimination (PMCSE)
Description of the Demilitarization Processes—Baseline and Neutralization: Conrad Whyne, Deputy Program Manager for Chemical Stockpile Elimination
Regulatory Requirements for Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities: Drew Lyle, Chief, Environmental Office, Risk Management Directorate, CMA
EPA/DHS Agent-Contaminated Waste Disposal Study: Paul Lemieux, Office of Research and Development, EPA
Overview of Secondary Waste Reports by Site: Lloyd Pusey, Performance Management Team Leader, Life-cycle Management Office, PMCSE, and Rob Malone, Task Manager for Closure and Secondary Waste Disposal
Second Committee Meeting: September 26-27, 2006 Salt Lake City and Tooele, Utah
Objectives: Gather data and discuss secondary waste issues specific to Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF). Tour portions of TOCDF and a local Utah hazardous waste incineration facility to familiarize committee with processes and practices. Discuss secondary waste regulatory issues with Utah environmental regulatory officials and representatives of Utah’s Citizens Advisory Commission (CAC). Review initial findings, discuss report development, make writing assignments, and decide on future activities.
Briefing and Discussions: TOCDF secondary waste site briefing by Ted Ryba, TODCF Site Project Manager, and Elizabeth Lowes, EG&G. Discussions were held with members of the TOCDF staff and contractors on variety of topics related to the committee’s task. Discussions were also held with Shawn Raju, General Manager, Clean Harbors Aragonite Inc.; Dennis Downs, Executive Secretary, Utah Department of Envi-
ronmental Quality (DEQ) and his staff; and Deborah Kim, Chair, Utah’s CAC on chemical weapons demilitarization on topics related to the committee’s task.
Third Committee Meeting: December 4-5, 2006 Washington, D.C.
Objectives: Review concept rough draft report and establish assignments and timeline for developing full message draft. Develop tentative recommendations.
Fourth Committee Meeting: January 17-18, 2007 Irvine, California
Objectives: Complete and review first full message draft. Identify and fill holes in report text. Review and confirm findings and recommendations for pre-concurrence draft.
Fifth Committee Meeting: February 20-21, 2007 Washington, D.C.
Objectives: Detailed review and corrections to preliminary concurrence draft. Discuss and finalize report text. Discuss concurrence process and the NRC review process.
FACILITY SITE VISITS AND DATA-GATHERING ACTIVITIES
Anniston, Alabama, October 16, 2006
Objectives: Gather data from ANCDF and contractor personnel on site-specific secondary waste disposal issues related to committee task. Discuss specific regulatory issues and concerns with Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and gain input and perspective on secondary waste issues from local citizens.
Individuals met with: Gerald Hardy Chief, Land Division, ADEM; Stephen Cobb, Chief, Government Hazardous Waste Branch, Land Division, ADEM; Greg Potts, BAE Systems; Sherri Summers, President, Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce; Drew Lyle, CMA; Tim Garrett, Site Manager, ANCDF; Robie Jackson, Rob Brooks, and Tracy Smith, ANCDF staff.
NRC participants: Peter Lederman, Richard Ayen, and Rebecca Haffenden, committee members; Billy Williams, study director.
Umatilla, Oregon, October 31-November 1, 2006
Objectives: Gather data from UMCDF and contractor personnel on site-specific secondary waste disposal issues related to committee task. Discuss specific regulatory issues and concerns with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials and gain input and perspective on secondary waste issues from local stakeholders. Gain additional industrial perspective through meeting with management of a regional hazardous waste landfill, Chemical Waste Management of the Northwest.
Individuals met with: Mike Strong, Deputy Site Project Manager, UMCDF; Robert Flourney, Chair, Oregon’s CAC; Joni Hammond, Administrator, Eastern Region Oregon DEQ; Richard Duval, Oregon DEQ; Stuart G. Harris, Director, Department of Science and Engineering, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR); Rod Skeen, Engineer, CTUIR; Raj Malhotra, CMA; Don Barclay and Doug Hamrick, UMCDF staff.
NRC participants: Peter Lederman, William Rhyne, John Glass, Subhas Sikdar, committee members; Billy Williams, study director.
Newport, Indiana, November 20-21, 2006
Objectives: Gather data from NECDF and contractor personnel on Newport site-specific secondary waste disposal issues related to committee task. Discuss specific secondary waste regulatory issues with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) officials and gain input and perspective on secondary waste issues from the local CAC.
Individuals met with: Jeff Brubaker, Site Project Manager, NECDF; Tom Linson, Division Chief, IDEM; Fred Martin, Indiana CAC; Richard Card, Indiana Department of Homeland Security; Raj Malhotra, CMA; Bob Irvine, Chief Scientist, Parsons Corporation; Scott Rowden, Environmental Manager, Parsons Corporation; Scott Haraburda, NECDF staff.
NRC participants: Peter Lederman, Gary Groenewold, Jack Solomon, William Rhyne, committee members; Bruce Braun, BAST Director; Billy Williams, study director.