Blue Grass Army Depot – Temporary Authorization Request Approval

Temporary Authorization Request: On June 23, 2014, the Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) and systems contractor Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG), submitted a Temporary Authorization Request (TAR) to Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP). This submittal, along with the information required in accordance with the provisions of Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), allow for only beginning the site work and partial construction of an Explosive Destruction Technology (EDT) system, while the Class 3 RCRA Permit Modification to add the EDT is being reviewed by KDEP. This TAR was approved by KDEP on Aug. 22, 2014, for the regulatory time period of 180 days. Continue reading “Blue Grass Army Depot – Temporary Authorization Request Approval”

Blue Grass Army Depot and Blue Grass Chemical Activity:

Public Comment and Request Review Period on RCRA Hazardous Waste Storage Permit Renewal Application

The Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD), located near Richmond, Ky., provides conventional ammunition services, chemical defense equipment management and manufacturing capabilities for the Department of Defense. The Blue Grass Chemical Activity (BGCA), a tenant of the 15,000-acre depot, is responsible for safekeeping the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the depot. BGAD and BGCA have submitted an application to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Waste Management, for renewal of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste storage permit. The RCRA permit, set to expire in September 2014, covers both conventional munition operations waste storage in two munition bunkers (igloos) and chemical munitions waste stored in 47 igloos. Continue reading “Blue Grass Army Depot and Blue Grass Chemical Activity:”

New Issue of Demil Dispatch Now Available

Clean air exhaust filter stacks are being moved through a lay down area. Photo: Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.
Clean air exhaust filter stacks are being moved through a lay down area. Photo: Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.

Kentucky Division of Waste Management’s Blue Grass Army Depot section provides information on the Bluegrass Army Depot demilitarization effort through the Demil Dispatch newsletter.

The most recent issue is now available for download here.

Articles in this issue include: Continue reading “New Issue of Demil Dispatch Now Available”