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Restoration Advisory Board

Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP)
Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
March 15, 2007

Meeting Minutes




Jim McKenna RFAAP ACO/RAB Co-Chair
David Allbee RAB Member
Joe Parrish RAB Member



Jerry Redder RFAAP/ATK
Ron Fizer RFAAP
Jim Cutler VDEQ
Tim Leahy Shaw Environmental
Jessica Schrader Shaw Environmental


RAB meeting began with discussion about the meeting minutes from the last RAB Meeting. No RAB members had any comments or questions; therefore, the draft meeting minutes were approved.

Jim McKenna summarized the previous RAB meeting held on December 14, 2006. Discussion of the Performance Based Contract (PBC) was discussed with the RAB members. This PBC contract will involve 11 sites and will last 10 years; however, most work will required to be completed by the year 2009.

EPA Changes

Jim McKenna discussed the change in EPA project managers. The Radford project manager was changed from Rob Thomson (Superfund) to William Geiger, (RCRA). The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) will now be taking a much larger role in the managing and oversight of the RFAAP project. There are no anticipated problems moving forward due to the change in EPA management.

Jim Cutler (VDEQ) previously had a discussion with Rob Thomson about hte New River Unit (NRU). Rob Thomson will no longer be the EPA manager for the active portion of the NRU (only FUDS portion of the NRU); therefore, VDEQ will be the lead agency for the IRP at the NRU.

Intallation Action Program

Jim McKenna discussed the Installation Action Program (IAP) Meeting that is scheduled for March 27-28, 2007, at the Blacksburg Holiday Inn. This meeting is used to discuss the Army's program budget and schedule. All RAB members are invited to attend this meeting.

Long Term Monitoring

An emerging issue related to the Long Term Monitoring (LTM) at Hazardous Waste Management Unit (HWMU) 5 was discussed by Jim McKenna. There has been groundwater monitoring for the past couple of years where Trichloroethylene (TCE) was detected in one or two monitoring wells. It is believed that the TCE is coming from a yet to be determined source upgradient of HWMU 5. Radford AAP will work with the US Army Environmental Command to open up a new site in the IRP database to enable further study. Currently the source identification can't be funded through the HWMU 5 LTM effort. At other units that have LTM the data suggests that it could be reduced; therfore, Radford AAP will likely request VDEQ to modify the LTM frequency.

NRU Groundwater

Tim Leahy discussed the re-scoping of work at the NRU for the groundwater investigation scheduled for this summer. A work plan letter will be sent to the Army for review to detail the upcoming field work at the NRU. This effort has been previously discussed with the VDEQ and EPA.

Closing Remarks

The meeting was concluded at 8:10 p.m. The next RAB meeting is scheduled for June 21, 2007.

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