The project is to be undertaken in two reports: a first report, on the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP), to be delivered 9 months from start of contract, and a second report, on the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP), to be delivered at the end of the 15-month contract period.
The National Research Council will establish an ad hoc committee to consider the following study objectives for the PCAPP first report:
- Review the criteria for successfully treating the hydrolysate;
- Determine technical factors, decision points, and contingency options if the biotreatment and brine reduction systems either underperform or do not perform at all, thereby impacting destruction operations;
- Identify systemization data that should factor into the criteria/decision process;
- Identify any possible plant modifications that would allow continued use of the onsite processing, e.g., use of additional buffer capacity, increased dilution, shipment of brine reduction system brines, and shipment of excess amounts of hydrolysate beyond onsite capacity;
- Review downstream impacts to plant operations if offsite shipment is required;
- Identify any permitting requirements for offsite hydrolysate shipment and treatment options, and evaluate transportation risks that could be expected;
- Consider stakeholder interests and solicit stakeholder input.