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Restoration Advisory Board

Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP)
Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
January 24, 2002

Meeting Minutes

Attendance

Members:

Organization:

Allen Boynton

VA Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries

Steve Cole

Blacksburg Rotary Club

Jim McKenna

RFAAP/RAB Co-Chair

Joe Parrish

Anderson & Associates

   

Attendees:

Organization:

Ken Barnes

U.S. Army Operations Support Command

Charlotte Burnett

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Rob Davie

Alliant Ammunition and Powder Company/RFAAP

Steve Grieco

WPI

Carolyn Jake

Alliant Ammunition and Powder Company/RFAAP

Elizabeth Lohman

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, WCRO

Jerry Redder

Alliant Ammunition and Powder Company/RFAAP

John Tesner

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District

Durwood Willis

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, VDEQ

Agenda Item #1: Introductory Remarks

Mr. Jim McKenna convened the meeting at 7:10 p.m. and asked if there were any comments or questions about the 29 November 2001 RAB meeting minutes. There were none, and the minutes were approved as written.

Agenda Item #2: What Radford AAP Does (video & briefing), Mr. Rob Davie, Chief, Operations Division, U.S. Army

Mr. Davie showed a video tape and slides to provide an overview of RFAAP’s operations, which the IRP is part. The presentation included information about RFAAP’s history, products, management, tenants, and environmental management systems and programs. He also talked about how RFAAP has minimized their impact on the environment through technologies, monitoring, and carefully controlling manufacturing and waste treatment processes.

Agenda Item #3: Discussion

There was no discussion at this point.

Agenda Item #4: Overview of Allient Tech Systems’ (ATK) Environmental Effort, Ms. Carolyn Jake, Environmental Manager, ATK

Ms. Jake elaborated on RFAAP’s and environmental management systems and activities. She also provided information on the arsenal’s various waste management facilities, relevant permits, and waste management methods used to reduce pollution.

Agenda Item #5: Discussion

Ms. Charlotte Burnett asked about monitoring of wastewater flow into the New River, as well as reports of PCB’s in river fish. Ms. Jake replied with additional information about RFAAP’s river monitoring efforts and offered to provide more detail, and possibly a site tour, to those who are interested. She added that RFAAP has been PCB free for over five years and, while unable to identify the source of PCB’s in river fish, they are willing to assist VDEQ with efforts to investigate the problem.

Agenda Item #6: Information Resources, Mr. Durwood Willis, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Federal Facilities Section

Mr. Willis handed out copies of Virginia’s 2000 305b report on water quality in the state’s waterways. He explained briefly how to use the report as a resource for detailed information on specific waterways, including the New River.

Agenda Item #7: Discussion/input, RAB

Ms. Burnett asked about the condition of the New River. Mr. Willis referred to sections in the report that found certain segments of the river did not meet water quality standards, but most of the river support designated uses.

Agenda Item #8: Election of new RAB members, Community Co-chair, RAB

Mr. McKenna said, because of time, the election of new members and possibly a RAB co-chair would be postponed until the next meeting. He also provided to Ms. Burnett, a first time visitor, an overview of the RAB’s function and purpose.

Agenda Item #9: Closing Remarks, Schedule Next Meeting, Adjourn

Mr. McKenna adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

The next RAB meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at RFAAP.

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