Accession Number:

ADA196847

Title:

Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Survey, Travis AFB, California

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 13-23 Oct 1987

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The scope of this survey was to address hazardous waste management practices, establish a waste sampling strategy, and explore opportunities for hazardous waste minimization. The survey team performed a shop-by-shop evaluation of chemical waste management practices as well as met with hazardous waste managers and engineers to discuss the hazardous waste program. The results of our survey showed that TAFB needs to formalize their hazardous waste management structure. With 60 ABGDEEV severely undermanned, the base needs to formally delegate some of the hazardous waste management responsibilities to the major organizations i.e., maintenance, civil engineering and transportation generating hazardous wastes. Recommendations include 1 instigation of an education and training program to support a formalized hazardous waste program and to strengthen communication between managers and shop personnel 2 update the accumulation site and manager listing 3 consolidate existing work orders to upgrade accumulation sites 4 develop a waste analysis plan to characterize wastestreams 5 consider leak testing the underground tank at the Auto Hobby Shop and removing the underground tank at the 1901 Tracals Maintenance Complex 6 explore the possibility of recycling used oil 7 cleanup and improve the management of Building 1365 8 consider using alternative solvents, solvent leasing, or solvent recovery to minimize waste PD-680.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE