We are pleased to announce that the implementation of the utility separation work at the SM-1A facility is underway. The USACE team visited SM-1A to participate in the utility separation work kickoff meeting the week of August 9, 2021 at SM-1A.
In addition to the kickoff meeting, the USACE team successfully hosted a site visit with our regulator, the Army Reactor Office. During the site visit we also performed our annual structural and security inspections, which are key components of our SM-1A possession permit. Finally, the team hosted a variety of meetings with the Garrison staff.
The project team is steadily advancing towards the completion of the Decommissioning Planning documents which include the Decommissioning Plan, various Historical Documents, and Technical Memoranda; several of which are finalized. We are on track to complete the Decommissioning Planning by the end of 2021. The team is also working on the Decommissioning and Dismantlement procurement. The team anticipates releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the decommissioning and dismantlement of the SM-1A by October 2021 and will be hosting additional site visits in November 2021. As always, adhering to the strictest standards of public and worker safety, environmental protection, and fiscal responsibility is paramount to our process.
As a reminder, the team has limited abilities to host site visits, so we have prepared a virtual tour of the site to allow everyone to see the site firsthand. The video is available for viewing on YouTube.
We appreciate your continued interest in the SM-1A project. if you have any questions and/or concerns regarding the SM-1A project, please feel free to reach out to us at CENAB-SM1A@usace.army.mil.