Washington, D.C. DoD announced it's planning to study, yet again, DoD's compliance at Active Sites Conducting Open Burning or Open Detonation of Excess Conventional Ammunition and Explosives. The objective of this upcoming study is to determine whether the DoD is in compliance with relevant environmental laws, inter-agency and municipal agreements, and DoD policy. The study will include sites within the U.S. and its Territories.
Over the past decade, DoD has experienced increased pressure from regulators and environmental groups over the extensive use of open burning. Various studies and initiatives have been conducted on both sides of the issue. Hopefully this new study takes advantage of the vast amounts of research and information available on the topic.