Public Involvement

Now the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, or PEO ACWA, has completed chemical weapons destruction in Kentucky and Colorado, local community members will continue to play an important role in the closure process. Public input and participation have been key components of the program since 1997, when ACWA implemented a public participation process known as the ACWA Dialogue to engage stakeholders. The Dialogue brought together representatives from the Department of Defense, state, tribal and federal government regulators, and diverse citizen interest groups, to work side-by-side with ACWA in selecting chemical weapons destruction technologies. Stakeholder input and involvement will remain a cornerstone of the program. Read on to learn how to access additional information or to get involved.

How can you get involved?

You may call or email outreach staff in Richmond, Kentucky, and Pueblo, Colorado, with questions and to receive information about the program. Our goal is to inform the public about our chemical destruction projects.

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant outreach staff
(859) 626-8944 or email bgoutreach@iem.com

Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant outreach staff
(719) 549-4959 or email PuebloOutreach@iem.com

Additionally, both the Kentucky and Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commissions, or CACs, conduct public meetings regularly. CACs are governor-appointed commissions that were formed to serve as a bridge between the community and the government by providing a forum for exchanging information about chemical weapons disposal. Their meetings are open to all members of the public who are interested in learning more about post-destruction plant closure activities in Kentucky and Colorado. For more information on the CACs, along with upcoming meeting dates and locations, visit the Kentucky and Colorado Public Involvement sections of our website.

Upcoming Public Meetings

In Kentucky:

  • Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Sept. 4, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. ET in Rooms A and B of Eastern Kentucky University’s Carl D. Perkins Building on Kit Carson Drive in Richmond. It also will be livestreamed online on the PEO ACWA YouTube and Facebook pages.

    For information, please contact Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant outreach staff at (859) 626‑8944, or bgoutreach@iem.com.

In Colorado:

  • Permitting Working Group and Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission Meetings will be held on June 26, 2024, at 3 p.m. MT.

    Computer: Zoom
    Phone: 1 (719) 359-4580 Meeting ID: ‪84351934182#

    For information, please contact the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant outreach staff at (719) 549‑4959, or pueblooutreach@iem.com

  • Permitting Working Group and Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission Meetings will be held on Aug. 28, 2024, at 3 p.m. MT.

    Computer: Zoom
    Phone: 1 (719) 359-4580 Meeting ID: ‪84351934182#

    For information, please contact the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant outreach staff at (719) 549‑4959, or pueblooutreach@iem.com

Learn more about the Colorado Citizens’ Advisory Commission.

Learn more about the Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and the Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board.

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