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Restoration Advisory Board

Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP)
Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
March 20, 2003

Meeting Minutes




Jim McKenna


Joe Parrish

Anderson & Associates/RAB Co-Chair




John Tesner

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District

Elizabeth Lohman

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, VDEQ

Mark Leeper


Patsy Hosner WPI

Agenda Item #1: Introductory Remarks, Jim McKenna

Mr. Jim McKenna convened the meeting at 7:10 p.m. He noted that this was the first meeting since November. January's meeting was cancelled due to weather. Mr. McKenna introduced Mr. Mark Leeper, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Project Manager assigned to RFAAP. Mr. Leeper went on a site tour today. His duties include providing document reviews and offering technical assistance on the restoration program.

Agenda Item #2: Installation Restoration Program Status, Jim McKenna

Mr. Jim McKenna reviewed some of the latest additions to the IRP Status Report Update and described some of the recent progress, especially on Work Plans 12, 15, and 16.

Mr. McKenna said that since the last RAB meeting the Building 4343 RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Report, and Work Plan Addendums 15 and 16 have been submitted to EPA. The final comment phase on Work Plan 15 is complete and verbal approval was obtained to begin fieldwork. The sampling is scheduled to begin in April. Also the Field Investigation Report and Risk Assessment for HWMUs 5 and 7 was submitted to VDEQ and EPA.

Agenda Item #3: Question-Answer/Community Input, RAB/Public

Mr. Joe Parrish asked about groundwater monitoring data from the plant and whether the river flow would affect a well on the other side of the river. Mr. Leeper said it would not. Mr. John Tesner and Mr. McKenna stated that RFAAP's groundwater monitoring program monitors water flow from the facility and not on adjacent property. All of the sampling is done around the horseshoe area on plant property. Sampling information may not provide information for off-site property.

Agenda Item #4: May 2003 RAB Meeting Agenda

Mr. McKenna suggested that Mr. Jerry Redder, ATK provide an overview of the groundwater compliance monitoring for the May RAB meeting as he had offered for the January meeting. The January 2003 meeting as noted above was cancelled due to weather and Mr. Redder was unavoidably out of town this week on business. The presentation may include a site visit to the Horseshoe Area.

Agenda Item #5: Closing Remarks

The meeting was concluded at 8:00 p.m. The next RAB meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 2003.

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