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Restoration Advisory Board

Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP)
Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
September 20, 2007

Meeting Minutes




Jim McKenna RFAAP ACO/RAB Co-Chair
Steve Cole RAB Member



LTC Jon Drushal RFAAP
Jerry Redder RFAAP/ATK
Jim Cutler VDEQ
Tim Leahy Shaw Environmental

At 700 PM Jim McKenna opened the RAB meeting with an introduction of LTC Drushal and a brief description of the purpose of the RAB.

Jim McKenna explained the transition to performance based contracting (PBC) and the current PBC at the Main Manufacturing Area (MMA). He stated that he expects a second PBC that would include the New River Unit (NRU) sites. He also explained that the State (VDEQ) would have the regulatory lead on the NRU under the Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) while EPA and DEQ share regulatory oversight on the MMA sites under the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action Permit. This led to a general discussion on the difference between investigation, study and clean up efforts under RCRA or CERCLA. To conclude either process should lead to the same clean up decision at a given site.

Jim McKenna referred to the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) schedule update which was available as a handout and is also posted on the RFAAP IRP website. He briefly discussed the events or items that transpired or were accomplished since the last meeting.

There was a discussion of the Radford/EPA/VDEQ partnering meetings and the importance of face-to-face meetings. The possibility of having EPA participation at the RAB meetings via vide-teleconferencing was discussed.

LTC Drushal initiated a discussion on the demolition of the concrete remnants at the Igniter Assembly/Bag Loading (IAA/BLA) areas within the NRU. Jim McKenna discussed the type of funds that are currently available for use at the NRU. They are Environmental Restoration, Army (ER, A) funds which are limited to risk based investigations and studies and as needed, clean up actions. Thus any ER, A funded clean up effort would depend on risk management decisions among the stakeholders. Generally, the clean up effort would not include demolition type work unless it was to address a source of contamination above threshold risks to human health or the environment. Separate funding exists for demolition work which could possibly be used at the IAA/BLA but this would need to be assessed and worked into the priorities of the ongoing demolition program that supports the plant modernization program at the MMA. Mr. McKenna will discuss separate IAA/BLA demolition opportunities with his supervisor.

Mr Cole asked for an update on the Building 4343 cadmium-containing soil and source removal project. Jim McKenna stated that the project had been completed and had received EPA and VDEQ approval of the final report. Mr. Cole asked how much soil had been removed and how many trucks had been used. Tim Leahy (Shaw) stated that he did not recall the exact numbers but would look up the information contained in the Building 4343 Interim Measures Completion Report, Final April 2007 and provide it in the minutes. This report is also on the website. The information is: 31 Trucks carried 715 tons of soil to EQ – Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant in Belleville, Michigan and 22 Trucks transported 367 tons of concrete and other building debris to First Piedmont Landfill in Chatham, VA.

Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 13, 2007 at 7:00pm at the New River Valley Competitiveness Center.

At 8:00PM the meeting was adjourned.

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