2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: "Marty Walters" <marty_walters@terrasano.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 05:02:39 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Disposal of ordnance and hazardous waste
I worked two years ago on a site in California where old Vietnam war era 
250-pound bombs needed to be disposed of from an active rail yard. I was
able to convince the State and Sierra Army Depot to amend Sierra's temporary
operating permit to allow them to accept off site wastes.  It was a bit of
an unusual situation in that Sierra Army Depot had interim status under the
hazardous waste laws to open burn/open detonate ordnance. They had submitted
a Part B permit application for full permitted status but the permit had not
been approved or issued yet.  So I had to write a request from Sierra Army
Depot to the State of California requesting an emergency permit exemption
allowing them to accept our waste materials. Our justification was based on
a determination that there was no other facility available to take the
material. The folks at Sierra were very accommodating and easy to work with
and we were ultimately successful in moving the material, which had been
found within 100 feet of several active main rail lines, including an Amtrac
passenger line.  Sierra is now in the process of finalizing its permit,
which will allow the facility to accept wastes from all sorts of off-site
locations, mainly military but not excluding civilian.

We also located a facility in Florida that was accepting ordnance related
material. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name or exact location.

Marty Walters

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