The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant team is committed to destroying the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot while protecting the workforce, public and environment.
The BGCAPP team fulfills this commitment by adhering to numerous local, state and federal laws and regulations. This includes the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authority to control hazardous waste, including generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal, to protect human health and the environment.
In addition, BGCAPP operates under a hazardous waste permit from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. This permit was granted after numerous Army studies determined the destruction of the stockpile would have no significant impacts to human health or the environment. Throughout the lifecycle of the plant, any major permit modifications require a public comment period and approval by the state. We welcome your feedback and encourage your participation in this process.
Learn more about our permits and environmental activities by accessing the links and information on this page, or by contacting the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 626-8944.
Recent Permitting Activity:
On April 20, 2023, the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) submitted a request to the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection for a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Class 2 Hazardous Waste permit modification. The permit modification request is to increase VX monitoring at the off-gas treatment system stacks at the Static Detonation Chamber 1200 facility.
The 60-day comment period runs now through June 19, 2023. All comments must be submitted by the close of business on June 19 to:
Commonwealth of Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Division of Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Branch
ATTN: Brandon May
300 Sower Blvd., 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
A public meeting also will take place at 5:30 p.m. EDT on May 18, 2023, at the Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office, 1000 Commercial Drive, Suite 2, Richmond, Kentucky. Representatives from BGCAPP will be present to answer questions and discuss the proposed modification. The submitted modification request can be downloaded at the link below. Hard copies also may be found at the information repositories, below, at right.
The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. For those who might need assistance, please submit requests for alternate formats, sign language interpreters and other reasonable accommodations as soon as possible but no later than May 16, 2023, via email to Mark York at email@example.com.
Key Permit Documents
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Permit
Environmental Impact Statement
Explore BGCAPP Permitting History:
Kentucky Environmental Oversight Links:
Plant and permitting updates are provided during quarterly public meetings known as the Kentucky Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission and the Chemical Destruction Community Advisory Board. Please see below for future meeting dates and forums.
View meeting summaries from previous CAC/CDCAB meetings.
Information regarding the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project is available at various community locations. Some locations are temporarily closed to safeguard employees and the community from COVID-19. Please check back soon for updated information. Inquiries should be directed to Sarah Marko, Public Outreach Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Berea Branch, Madison County Public Library
319 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40403
- Berea College, Hutchins Library, Special collections section
Berea, KY 40404
- Blue Grass Chemical Stockpile Outreach Office
1000 Commercial Drive, Suite 2, Richmond, KY 40475
- Eastern Kentucky University, Crabbe Library, Government documents section
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475
- Estill County Public Library
184 Broadway Street, Irvine, Kentucky 40336
- Richmond Branch, Madison County Public Library
507 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475
For a complete list of documents available at the Information Repositories, please see the Index.