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Fw: Interesting P2 question - long-term vehicle storage



Hi P2 Techies:

We got a call from the Washington DC District government- asking what we
might recommend for P2 and sustainability approaches in designing a
warehouse that would be use to store police evidence.  This would be an
archive- not a warehouse.  And some of the evidence could be a car or
truck!

Here is what my colleague writes:  "I spoke with the person at the DC
Office of Property Management about her "evidence warehouse" question.
The project is still in the design phase, so it's an opportune time for
P2 guidance.

 They plan to incorporate a lot of green features in the building
itself.  LEED doesn't certify warehouses, but the DC OPM is using the
relevant LEED standards for guidance on energy, materials, etc.  The
evidence warehouse is more like an archive than a typical commercial
warehouse.

The District is particularly interested in guidance on long-term (75 -
100 yr.) vehicle storage.   Some of this may involve best management
practices that are not P2 in the strictest sense, but given the very
long time horizon of the program,  it is highly desirable to take all
feasible steps to avoid future problems of site contamination, worker
risks, or disposal of hazardous materials.

 For example, guidance on safe removal and recycling/disposal of
hazardous materials from vehicles would be useful.  Of course, the
police will have to decide what modifications can be made to the
vehicles without compromising the integrity of the evidence, but it
would be helpful for us to provide an environmental perspective on these
issues."


Thanks for any ideas you might have for us to pass on.


Beth Anderson, USEPA
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW-- 7409M
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: 202-564-8833, Fax: 202-564-8899
e-mail: anderson.beth@epa.gov

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