Issues - (APRIL-JUNE 2003):
at this time
High profile items: See below
items IV.b.1. and IV.b.2. Community Achievements and
Issues. (Information only).
U.S. EPA submitted a Notice of Deficiency on June 30,
2003, for the Final Soil and Groundwater Analysis Report,
Pre-Closure of the Open Burning Unit under RCRA Subpart
X. Some of our concerns include inadequate statistical
method of the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) used to compare
data from background and site locations, inadequate
human health and ecological risk assessments. U.S. EPA
will meet with its attorney and the Army to set up a
schedule for completion of this effort. (Information
Delays in Environmental Restoration
Impacting Reuse/Transfer: Same as last
Completed to Date in FY
BCT achievements or successes:
- Technology Optimization, Partnering, Property Transfer:
- Achievements: None at
- Issues: EPA did not concur on the Draft FS.
The FS does not address U.S. EPA's human health
and ecological risk concerns with the Final RI.
EPA submitted comments for the Draft FS on April
30, 2003, including documentation of our unresolved
concerns with the Final RI Report (dated September
30, 2003). U.S. EPA requested that our RI/FS comments
be placed in the Administrative Record.
U.S. EPA and IDEM informed the Army and its
contractors that some of the temporary groundwater
monitoring wells at the 3 solvent pit sites
(Sites 12A, 12B and 12C) will need to be replaced
with permanent wells. U.S. EPA's other concerns
regarding JPG potentially not having enough
groundwater monitoring wells for some of the
sites south of the firing line are included
in an appendix of the Final RI Report (dated
September 2002) and our current discussions
on the Draft FS.
Any other relevant installation issues not covered
elsewhere: None at this time.
- Community Activities (e.g., RAB and statutory community
- Achievements: At the U.S. EPA RPM's request,
the RAB TAPP consultant participated in the BCT's
conference call held on June 26, 2003, to discuss
unresolved comments on the Draft FS. The community
RAB Co-Chair, RAB TAPP consultants, some members
of Save The Valley, U.S. EPA RPM and U.S. EPA's
technical oversight contractor participated via
teleconference in a public meeting held at NRC
HQ in Rockville, MD. NRC's public meeting was
held on July 1, 2003, with the Army regarding
the proposed depleted uranium (DU) license amendment
for JPG. The community RAB, Save The Valley, RAB
TAPP consultant and U.S. EPA were successful in
raising a number of concerns and proposing recommendations
for JPG's proposed DU license amendment.
- Issues: See above item IV.b.1 Community
Achievements. Some of the concerns and recommendations
raised by the community and U.S. EPA RPM include
better characterization of the soil types and
groundwater in the area north of the firing line,
performing uranium flyovers with a helicopter,
reevaluating the JPG Environmental Radiation Monitoring
Plan and who has regulatory authority over health
and ecological issues in the DU impact area. NRC
agreed with U.S. EPA and the community that perhaps
a MOU between NRC and U.S. EPA may need to be
initiated. Also, the community's issues include
the specific issues that were reported during
the last reporting period regarding DU and UXO.
None at this time.