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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19050.
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D

Committee Meetings

FIRST MEETING
JULY 29-31, 2014
CONVENTION CENTER
PUEBLO, COLORADO

Objective: To introduce required administrative procedures set forth by the National Research Council; conduct the composition and balance discussion; read the committee statement of task and background review with committee sponsor; receive briefing presentations on the demilitarization process at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant; review preliminary report outline and report-writing process; confirm committee writing assignments and discuss next steps and future meeting dates.

Safety Briefing and Site Tour of the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant

Study Origin and Context, Bruce Huenefeld, PCAPP site project manager

PCAPP Project Overview, Bret Griebenow, PCAPP deputy project manager

PCAPP’s Agent Treatment Process, Bill Steedman, PCAPP senior process engineer

Committee Approach to Soliciting Stakeholder Input, Judith Bradbury, Committee on Hydrolysate, member

Stakeholder Interests and Views on Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate: Key Issues at the Site in Past, Miguel Monteverde, public affairs specialist, PEO ACWA, and Sandy Romero, PCAPP communications manager

Stakeholder Interests and Views on Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate, Irene Kornelly, chair, Citizens’ Advisory Commission

Biotreatment Process: Cradle to Grave, Paul Usinowicz, PCAPP technical advisor; Yakup Nurdogan, PCAPP lead industrial wastewater treatment engineer

Biotreatment Risk Mitigation Activities, Don Guzzetti, PCAPP start-up field supervisor, and Dave deLesdernier, Battelle support

RCRA Permit Structure and Potential Modifications for Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate, Ron Entz, PCAPP environmental permitting manager

Other Regulatory Requirements and Notifications Applicable to Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate, Paul Warbington, PCAPP environmental manager

PCD RCRA Permit from Perspective of the CDPHE Regulatory and Other Requirements and Notifications Applicable to Offsite Shipment, Doug Knappe, permitting unit leader for PCAPP, and Joe Schieffelin, Hazardous Waste Management Program manager, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

GB Bomblet Disposal at Rocky Mountain Arsenal: A Case History, Laurence Gottschalk, director, Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate (remote presentation)

Internal Army Requirements That May Apply If Hydrolysate Is Sent Offsite, and Case Studies of Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate, Amy Dean, environmental engineer, Office of the Program Manager for the Elimination of Chemical Weapons (remote presentation)

Downstream Impacts to Plant Operations If Offsite Shipment Is Required (Discussion), Facilitator: George Lecakes, PCAPP chief scientist

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19050.
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CITIZENS’ ADVISORY COMMISSION
PERMITTING WORKING GROUP MEETING
JULY 30, 2014
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S CONFERENCE ROOM
PUEBLO, COLORADO

Becca Haffenden and Nia Johnson

CITIZENS’ ADVISORY COMMISSION
MONTHLY MEETING
JULY 30, 2014
OLDE TOWNE CARRIAGE HOUSE
PUEBLO, COLORADO

National Research Council, Committee on Hydrolysate

Committee Approach to Soliciting Stakeholder Input, Robert A. Beaudet, chair, and Judith Bradbury, member, Committee on Hydrolysate

Committee on Hydrolysate members

TELECONFERENCE WITH PCAPP
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Participants in Teleconference with Public Affairs Personnel:

Judith Bradbury, member, Committee on Hydrolysate

Hank Jenkins-Smith, member, Committee on Hydrolysate

Irene Kornelly, Chair, Colorado Citizens’ Advisory Commission

Jeannine Natterman, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

John Norton, member, Colorado Citizens’ Advisory Commission

Sandy Romero, PCAPP communications manager

Nancy Schulte, study director, NRC

Thomas Schultz, public affairs specialist, PCAPP

SECOND MEETING
SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2014
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Objective: Conduct committee deliberations, discuss report, and discuss adequacy of data gathering to date; formulate plan to complete any necessary data gathering; decide and agree on findings and recommendations, conduct report drafting to achieve a preconcurrence draft, and make any necessary work assignments.

THIRD MEETING
NOVEMBER 5-6, 2014
KECK CENTER
WASHINGTON, D.C.

Objective: Conduct committee deliberations, discuss report, and develop and review any additional text as may be deemed necessary to complete the report; reach concurrence on report findings and recommendations; describe NRC peer review process as performed for DEPS/BAST reports.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19050.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19050.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19050.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Meetings." National Research Council. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/19050.
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One of the last two sites with chemical munitions and chemical materiel is the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado. The stockpile at this location consists of about 800,000 projectiles and mortars, all of which are filled with the chemical agent mustard. Under the direction of the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative Program (ACWA), the Army has constructed the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) to destroy these munitions. The primary technology to be used to destroy the mustard agent at PCAPP is hydrolysis, resulting in a secondary waste stream referred to as hydrolysate.

PCAPP features a process that will be used to treat the hydrolysate and the thiodiglycol - a breakdown product of mustard - contained within. The process is a biotreatment technology that uses what are known as immobilized cell bioreactors. After biodegradation, the effluent flows to a brine reduction system, producing a solidified filter cake that is intended to be sent offsite to a permitted hazardous waste disposal facility. Water recovered from the brine reduction system is intended to be recycled back through the plant, thereby reducing the amount of water that is withdrawn from groundwater. Although biotreatment of toxic chemicals, brine reduction, and water recovery are established technologies, never before have these technologies been combined to treat mustard hydrolysate.

At the request of the U.S. Army, Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant reviews the criteria for successfully treating the hydrolysate. This report provides information on the composition of the hydrolysate and describes the PCAPP processes for treating it; discusses stakeholder concerns; reviews regulatory considerations at the federal, state, and local levels; discusses Department of Transportation regulations and identifies risks associated with the offsite shipment of hydrolysate; establishes criteria for successfully treating the hydrolysate and identifies systemization data that should factor into the criteria and decision process for offsite transport and disposal of the hydrolysate; and discusses failure risks and contingency options as well as the downstream impacts of a decision to ship hydrolysate offsite.

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