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I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Headquarters U.S. Air Force OPERATIONAL RANGE ASSESSMENT PLAN Ms. Emily McBride & Mr. Adam Cooper.

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1 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Headquarters U.S. Air Force OPERATIONAL RANGE ASSESSMENT PLAN Ms. Emily McBride & Mr. Adam Cooper Environmental Range Initiatives Office of the Air Force Civil Engineer May 2006

2 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e PURPOSE Status Intent Details Implementation

3 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e STATUS AF Deputy Civil Engineer has required operational range assessments at all Air Force Operational Ranges AF Operational Range Assessment Plan (ORAP) for Tier 1 ranges is complete A comprehensive ORAP for Tier 1, 2, and 3 ranges is underway Three pilot assessments have been conducted and completed Decentralized execution to begin in FY07

4 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e INTENT The Air Force is committed to sustaining its operational test and training ranges. Operational range assessments are a range management tool that supports range sustainability.

5 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ORAP DETAILS – PRIORITIZATION Prioritization AF Operational ranges owned, operated, leased or withdrawn Ranges not Included: Small arms ranges assessed under compliance programs equivalent to the ORAP Indoor ranges / recreational ranges due to definition Tier 1 (Sep 08): CONUS air-to-ground ranges Tier 2 (Sep 10): Overseas air-to-ground ranges, stand- alone EOD ranges, grenade ranges, etc. Tier 3 (Sep 12): Small arms ranges

6 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ORAP DETAILS – MUNITIONS CONSTITUENTS ORAP list of munitions constituents includes: 1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene 1,3-Dinitrobenzene 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluent (TNT) 2,4-diamino-6-nitrotoluene 2,6-diamino-4-nitrotoluene 2,4-Dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT) 2,6-Dinitrotoluene (2,6-DNT) 2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene 4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene 2-Nitrotoluene 3-Nitrotoluene 4-Nitrotoluene Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) Methyl-2,4,6-trinitorphenylnitramine, (Tetryl) Nitrobenzene Nitrocellulose (NC) Nitroglycerin (NG) Nitroguanidine Octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX) Perchlorate Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) Chromium Lead White Phosphorus List will be modified (MCs added or removed) on a site- by-site basis based on the DQO process

7 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ORAP DETAILS – Conceptual Site Model One programmatic study question: Is there migration / threat of migration of munitions constituents of concern from an operational range to an off- range area that poses an unacceptable risk to human health Qualitative Phase – develop a CSM from existing records Complete CSM - no source / receptor interaction identified, the assessment is over, and an assessment report produced. Incomplete CSM, collect additional data to fill gaps. Develop sampling plan and a qualitative assessment report. Quantitative Phase – gather additional data Sample to fill-in CSM data gaps Issues a quantitative assessment report summarizing all assessment activities

8 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ORAP DETAILS – QUALITATIVE PHASE Range-wide, Conceptual Site Model, designed to focus qualitative assessment on potential exposure pathways. Sources: How do we expect contamination to be released? Where do these conditions exist? Receptors: Humans in proximity to potential transport/exposure medium (Based on existing EPA guidance for receptor identification). Pathways: Viable conduit for contamination to move to the receptor

9 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e If source/receptor interaction identified during qualitative assessment: Conduct Quantitative Assessment Focus on potential exposure pathways Source/receptor/pathway specific Sampling focused along sentry arcs ORAP DETAILS – QUANTITATIVE PHASE Sentry Arc Groundwater gradient Sampling point 25% 75% Source

10 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ORAP DETAILS – RELEASE/RESPONSE Qualitative assessment results = no source-receptor interaction: Assessment report prepared, process documented Reassess in 5 years or sooner Qualitative assessment results = completed source- receptor interaction: Quantitative assessment conducted to better understand if MCs are truly migrating If MC Migration is identified: Assessment report prepared, process documented Respond to MC Migration through an existing AF environmental response program as appropriate

11 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ORAP DETAILS – REPORTING Internal Upon finalization, assessment reports sent to the MAJCOM HQ USAF/A7CVRI issues annual status reports to OSD. External Wing Commander will inform the regulators in accordance with NCP and other applicable state and federal laws. Upon completion of the assessment, final reports are made available to the public. Contractor Performing Assessment Installation / RangeWing CommanderMAJCOM

12 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ORAP IMPLEMENTATION Distribution to MAJCOMs for FY07-08 execution Pilot-tests complete Warren Grove, NJ / UTTR, UT / BMGR, AZ HQ AF programmed to complete 9 additional assessments in FY06 MAJCOM execution subject to funding availability

13 I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e United States Air Force I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e


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