Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

IV.L.05p. Installation Environmental Compliance Technology. The goal is to develop industrial installation compliance technologies to enable Army industrial facilities to maintain production capability while achieving a 20 to 30 percent reduction in compliance costs under existing and projected effluent limitations. By the end of FY01, advanced maintenance technologies to reduce the cost of operating energetic manufacturing facility pollution control equipment by 20 to 30 percent, and increased pollution control efficiency through improved equipment reliability and more efficient operations.

By FY00, reductive electrochemical processes for treating energetic (propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics) waste streams contaminated with nitro-aromatics, nitramine or nitrate esters which will meet discharge permit limits with a lower cost and greater operational flexibility than conventional technology. By the end of FY01, sequential bioreactor technology for treatment of energetic contaminated industrial facility waste to substantially reduce the capital and operating costs of Army industrial facilities. Current treatment/disposal costs range from $200 to $300 per ton, the goal is a 20 percent reduction in treatment costs. One installation alone can generate in excess of 4,500 tons of energetic contaminated waste per year. These technologies will provide the capability to maintain mission readiness.

Supports: Department of Defense "Measures of Merit"—By CY 1999, reduce disposal of hazardous waste by 50 percent from 1992 baseline; By CY 1999, reduce total releases and offsite transfers of toxic chemicals by 50 percent from the 1994 toxic release baseline. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Federal Facilities Compliance Act of 1992. Project Reliance.

This proposed STO has been endorsed by the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. ACSIM POC is LTC Allen Kraft (703-693-0545)

Gary Schanche Donald Artis Bill Adams
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