Anderson & Associates/RAB Co-Chair
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, VDEQ
Alliant Ammunition and Powder Company/RFAAP
EPA, Region III
Virginia Department of
Conservation and Recreation
Agenda Item #1:
Introductory Remarks, Jim McKenna
Mr. Jim McKenna convened the
meeting at 7:15 p.m. and asked if there were any comments or
questions about the 19 September 2002 RAB site tour or the
related information on the Installation Restoration Program
(IRP) web site. There were none.
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 through Workplans 9 and 12.
Mr. McKenna said that work
through those plans is continuing. Recent activities include
arranging for an alternative power source so that environmental
contractors can power their weather station.
Mr. McKenna also reviewed a Proposed
Draft Schedule of Deliverables and Fieldwork for FY 2003.
This schedule covers many of the data reports that are to be
developed with workplan sampling results. For many of the
reports, collected data is currently being analyzed to determine
what the risks are, if any, at each site. For example, the
results from Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) 6 effort are
complete and require no further action. The schedule also covers
new workplans coming up.
Next, Mr. McKenna talked about a
recent Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) workshop
he attended. At the workshop, he said, there was discussion
about the U.S. Army’s reorganization and how that could affect
the restoration (cleanup) program. The restoration program will
be managed through the U.S. Army Environmental Center. The
reorganization will result in a more direct chain of command
from the installation upward than with the previous command
structure. This should be helpful.
#3: Question-Answer/Community Input, RAB/Public
Ms. Zokaites asked about the size
of the Army’s restoration program.
Mr. McKenna said the program is
of significant size (based on budget) and generates a lot of
attention within the Army and Congress.
Mr. Grieco asked what next steps
were for the IRP, once some of the scheduled deliverables were
Mr. McKenna said, in the past,
experience was to hold a public meeting to share the results of
some of the Remedial Field Investigations (RFI) once they have
been approved by regulators. Mr. McKenna said he would have to
confirm that the contractors are scoped to support such an
effort. The documents will also be posted on the IRP web site.
Mr. McKenna added that the next Installation
Action Plan workshop will be held April 29 to May 1, 2003.
#4: January 2003 RAB Meeting Agenda
Mr. McKenna asked for topic ideas
for the January 2003 RAB Meeting Agenda.
Mr. Parrish asked if there was
some groundwater data available to see, specifically near his
property, which is close to RFAAP.
Mr. Redder said that he will have
a groundwater report, due in March 2003, that would have some
recent groundwater sampling results and a plan for Hazardous
Waste Management Units (HWMU) 5 and 7. He could talk about the
report and plan. He will also bring some geology maps and boring
logs so that people can see what types of soil were found.
Agenda Item #5:
The meeting was concluded at 8:10
p.m. The next RAB meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 16,
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