The meticulous organization of hundreds of permit requirements contributed to the start of agent operations at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Static Detonation Chamber complex.
“Tracking these requirements is vital,” said Jon Vesely, senior environmental permitting engineer, PCAPP. “If even one of these requirements are not met, PCAPP could be considered non-compliant with the permit. Failure to comply with these requirements could add weeks or months to the destruction timeline.”
Nearly 3,000 permit requirements were satisfied before receiving final approval from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to begin SDC agent operations, which started on Feb. 19.
To ensure each requirement was met, the PCAPP environmental compliance department managed a detailed spreadsheet listing every requirement, the people or departments responsible and the status of each task, working closely with each department to confirm completion.
“Teamwork has made this possible,” said Crystal Omel, subcontract technical specialist, PCAPP. “Personnel of all levels at PCAPP have been tasked to provide responses or complete actions related to these requirements and everyone has been extremely supportive.”