Original Date: 01/26/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2003
Information : Pollution Prevention
Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) has proactively complied with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Texas environmental regulations. The Depot’s pollution prevention (PP) program has been a key environmental program, which helped it attain full compliance with environmental requirements. The PP program has also provided the Depot with operation and maintenance cost savings.
CCAD has been a leader in the Department of Defense (DoD) prevention program. The Depot started the PP program in 1988 when the plastic media blasting (PMB) facility was placed in operation. Since that time and as of January 1998, 15 PP projects have been completed, and six more projects are planned for completion no later than 2002.
The main focus of CCAD’s PP program has been in the area of reduction/elimination of ozone depleting substances/ozone depleting compounds, cleaning solvent elimination, plating waste minimization, and cadmium plating reduction/elimination. In addition to PP projects, many of the production modernization projects had PP considerations.
CCAD is an active participant in the U.S. Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) Centers of Technical Exchange (CTX) Environmental Programs. CCAD is the IOC Center of Technical Exchange for plating and for solvent replacement. Table 2-1 shows the Depot’s PP projects. Detailed information on each individual project technology and cost saving data are available from CCAD.
Table 2-1. Pollution Prevention Projects
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