As the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, or PEO ACWA, strides toward fulfilling its mission of chemical weapons destruction in Kentucky and Colorado, local community members will continue to play an important role. 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. Today, stakeholder input and involvement remains a cornerstone of PEO ACWA. Read on to learn how to access additional information or to get involved.
How can you get involved?
You may call or email outreach office 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.
Outreach offices are reopening in phases based on decisions by Site Project Managers and local and state regulations regarding COVID-19. Reopening will be paused or reversed based on the same criteria.
The Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office remains closed. Blue Grass Outreach Office staff are teleworking and continue to provide information to the public via online platforms.
The Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office is open starting July 6 by appointment only. Please call or email the Pueblo Outreach Office to make an appointment.
Outreach Office Phased Reopening Approach:
- Phase 1: Employees will return to the Blue Grass and Pueblo Outreach Offices to partake in training on COVID-19 health and safety protocols before reopening to visitors.
- Phase 2: The Blue Grass and Pueblo Outreach Offices will implement an appointment-based system for visits until further notice.
- Phase 3: The Blue Grass and Pueblo Outreach Offices will lift restrictions in compliance with local and state regulations.
Please visit the Blue Grass Public Involvement and Pueblo Public Involvement web pages to learn which phase your local outreach office is currently in and the steps being taken to keep visitors, employees and the local community safe.
Please note, in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to limit large gatherings of people and in-person interactions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, outreach office staff will not be available for group presentations until further notice.
Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office
1000 Commercial Dr., Suite 2
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
(859) 626-8944 or email email@example.com
The outreach office will remain closed until further notice.
Staff are teleworking and available Monday through Friday by telephone or email.
Closed on federal holidays.
Pueblo Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office
104 W. B Street
Pueblo, Colorado 81003
(719) 546-0400 or email PuebloOutreach@iem.com
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment only.
Please email or call to set up an appointment.
Closed on federal holidays.
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 chemical weapons destruction efforts 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. Due to COVID-19 federal guidelines, we are working with state regulatory agencies to continue public participation in CAC/CDCAB meetings via electronic resources.
For the latest PEO ACWA update and response to COVID-19 please click here.