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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Activities." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21771.
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D

Committee Activities

This committee authored two reports, one on the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) and one on the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP). The committee held three meetings while drafting the PCAPP report. Since those meetings have no bearing on the drafting of this BGCAPP report, the PCAPP-related meetings and activities are not listed in this appendix. They are listed in Appendix D of the PCAPP report, Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. This listing includes only meetings and activities related to the development of this BGCAPP report, and the meeting count begins with the fourth meeting.

FOURTH MEETING
JANUARY 27-29, 2015

Carl D. Perkins Building
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, and
Hyatt Regency Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky

Objectives: Conduct composition/balance/bias discussions for new committee members; discuss the statement of task and project background and review it with the sponsor; receive BGCAPP overview and process briefings; meet with regulators and public stakeholders; review report writing process and the project plan; refine the draft outline for the report; proceed toward the concept draft; make committee writing assignments; and decide on future meeting dates and next steps.

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

Discussion with Sponsor, Jeffrey Brubaker, BGCAPP site project manager

BGCAPP Project Overview, Rick Goetz, Parsons, BGCAPP assistant project manager

BGCAPP Agent Treatment Process, John Barton, Battelle, BGCAPP chief scientist

RCRA Permit Structure and Potential Modifications for Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate, John McArthur, Parsons, BGCAPP environmental manager

Other Regulatory Requirements and Notifications Applicable to Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate, John McArthur, Parsons, BGCAPP environmental manager

BGAD RCRA Permit from the Perspective of the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP): Regulatory and Other Requirements and Notifications Applicable to Offsite Shipment, Tim Hubbard, assistant director, Division of Waste Management, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection

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

Stakeholder Interests andViews on Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate: Key Issues at the Site in Past, Miguel Monteverde, PEO ACWA, public affairs office, and Stephanie Parrett, PEO ACWA, Blue Grass Chemical Activity, public affairs officer

Stakeholder Interests and Views on Offsite Shipment of Hydrolysate, Craig Williams, co-chair, Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board, and Douglas Hindman, chair, Citizens’ Advisory Council

Supercritical Water Oxidation Process: Cradle to Grave, George Lucier, Battelle, BGCAPP deputy chief scientist, and Larry Austin, Parsons, BGCAPP waste manager

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Activities." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21771.
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Supercritical Water Oxidation Risk Mitigation Activities, George Lucier, Battelle, BGCAPP deputy chief scientist

Downstream Impacts to Plant Operations If Offsite Shipment Is Required, John Barton, Battelle, BGCAPP chief scientist

PUBLIC MEETING TO SOLICIT LOCAL
STAKEHOLDER INPUT
JANUARY 29, 2015

Carl D. Perkins Building
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

Attended by the whole committee, led by Todd Kimmell, chair, and Judith Bradbury, member.

TELECONFERENCE WITH BGCAPP TO DISCUSS SCWO
MARCH 13, 2015

NRC Participants

Edward Bouwer, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Rebecca Haffenden, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Kimberly Jones, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Todd Kimmell, chair, Hydrolysate Committee

Glenn Lord, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Douglas Medville, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Trisha Miller, member, Hydrolysate Committee

James Myska, program officer, National Research Council

Robert Puyear, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Phillip Savage, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Philip Singer, member, Hydrolysate Committee

BGCAPP Participants

John Barton, Battelle, BGCAPP chief scientist

Jeff Kresja, BGCAPP deputy site project manager, Compliance

George Lucier, Battelle, BGCAPP deputy chief scientist

FIFTH MEETING
MARCH 18-20, 2015

Keck Center, Washington, D.C.

Objectives: Discuss data gathering, review and discuss the report draft, attain a first full-message draft, confirm committee writing assignments, and confirm the next steps in the report drafting process.

TELECONFERENCE WITH PUBLIC STAKEHOLDERS
MARCH 26, 2015

NRC Participants

Judith Bradbury, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Todd Kimmell, chair, Hydrolysate Committee

James Myska, program officer, National Research Council

Seth Tuler, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Stakeholder Participants

Doug Hindman, chair, Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission

Craig Williams, co-chair, Kentucky Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board

TELECONFERENCE WITH BGCAPP AND ACWA
PUBLIC AFFAIRS
APRIL 7, 2015

NRC Participants

Judith Bradbury, member, Hydrolysate Committee

Todd Kimmell, chair, Hydrolysate Committee

James Myska, program officer, National Research Council

Seth Tuler, member, Hydrolysate Committee

BGCAPP and ACWA Participants

Miguel Monteverde, ACWA public affairs officer

Sarah Parke, Blue Grass Chemical Activity public affairs officer

SIXTH MEETING
MAY 19-20, 2015

Keck Center, Washington, D.C.

Objectives: Conduct thorough review of preconcurrence draft, accomplish any last writing needed, and achieve committee concurrence.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Activities." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21771.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Activities." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21771.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Committee Activities." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. Review Criteria for Successful Treatment of Hydrolysate at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21771.
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In 1993, the United States signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), an international treaty outlawing the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons. The chemical weapons stockpiles at five of the U.S. chemical weapons storage sites have now been destroyed. At those sites, the munitions were robotically opened and the chemical agent was removed, collected, and incinerated.

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