Webinar: Cadmium and Chromate Elimination Efforts: Implementation Plans and Strategic Roadmaps for Three DoD Depots

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:00 PM ET (9:00 AM PT)
Register at https://serdp-estcp.org/Tools-and-Training/Webinar-Series/03-24-2016

The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Weapons Systems and Platforms Program Area have initiated an effort to develop a strategy to eliminate >90% of cadmium (Cd) and hexavalent chromium (Cr6+) in use at Department of Defense (DoD) maintenance depots over the next five years. The strategy includes objectives, metrics, and actions to demonstrate how this reduction can be achieved through multiple site demonstrations, leveraging DoD resources to replicate processes across the DoD depot community, and developing a future path for success in the advanced coatings area. As part of this effort, installation-specific implementation plans were developed in coordination with Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD), Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), and Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC), and these efforts were used to inform the Strategy. Likewise, the Implementation Plans track back to the overall Advanced Coating 5-Year Strategy and Roadmap, maintaining consistency with DoD’s strategic vision as it pertains to Cr6+ and Cd reduction.

Following an introduction to and background discussion of this effort, the webinar will be divided into two parts. The first one will be a discussion of the Advanced Coatings 5-Year Strategy and Roadmap, and will include an overview of DoD-wide data analysis, processes, and weapon systems impacted with a focus on Cd and Cr6+ reduction goals and the objectives, metrics, and key actions necessary to achieve these goals. The second part of the webinar will involve a discussion of the three depot-specific implementation plans generated at LEAD, FRCSE, and OC-ALC. Each will be described in detail and will provide summaries of the processes observed and documented during site visits, data analyses, and recommendations for implementation of the Cd and Cr6+ reduction strategy.

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