||ICF Technology, Inc., Fairfax, VA. ;Research Triangle Inst., Cocoa Beach, FL.;Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. Office of Commercial Space Transportation.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
This report provides an overview of the operations, procedures and methods employed by Astrotech to protect public health and safety, the environment, and public and private property in the Titusville area and presents a summary of the OCST/EPA evaluation team's findings regarding operating procedures, safety policies, and emergency planning and preparedness. However, the safety evaluation team did not examine operations from the standpoint of worker safety, which is regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), nor did they perform a detailed analysis of transportation operations, which are regulated by the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) of DOT. This report can also serve as a general model and guide for the evaluation of similar issues at other existing or proposed facilities that would support the commercial space launch industry.