Dec. 14, 2017
Evaluation of Army Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel Response Actions
We determined whether the Army managed the Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel (RCWM) Program in compliance with Army policies and guidelines during its execution of chemical warfare materiel response actions. Specifically, we evaluated the Army’s compliance with the “Interim Guidance for Chemical Warfare Materiel (CWM) Responses,” April 1, 2009, (hereafter referred to as “the Army Interim Guidance”) and with the USACE Engineering Pamphlet (EP) 75-1-3, “Recovered Chemical
Warfare Materiel Response Process,” November 30, 2004, for RCWM operations at three active response locations. We evaluated three RCWM projects: a remediation activity at the former American University Experiment Station (now the Spring Valley Formerly Used Defense Site [SVFUDS]), Washington, D.C.; an intrusive investigation at Redstone Arsenal (RSA), Alabama; and a destruction activity at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL), New Jersey.