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(h) Ability to meet safety distance criteria for storage and maintenance of ammunition, guided missiles, and special weapons. On area presently assigned—none. On Government-owned land immediately adjacent to depot, sufficient to provide for all safety criteria. There are no facilities in being for this at the present time except 38 igloos presently storing requirement of Fort Lewis.
(i) Second destination transportation costs: Fiscal year 1960, $518,000 ; fiscal year 1961, $516,000 (projected).
(j) Receiving costs : Fiscal year 1961, $28.40 per ton (does not include transportation costs to depot).
(k) Shipping costs: Fiscal year 1961, $47.43 per ton (does not include transportation costs from depot).
(1) Maintenance in storage costs: Fiscal year 1960, fiscal year 1961 : Cyclical inspection (condition of materiel) $5.19 per ton; processing for storage (packaging, packing, marking, minor repairs to supplies), $62.37 per ton ; miscellaneous storage activity, $1.19 per month per ton in storage.
(m) Expansion capability : Dependent entirely on what is required that can be diverted from Fort Lewis Reservation.
(n) Troop training capability. Very little as far as the immediate area of the depot is concerned other than the technical training-capabilities of Fort Lewis are unknown for this requirement.
(0) General supply storage space-1,852,000 square feet covered storage, including 452,000 square feet controlled humidity warehouses, and 60,000 square feet controlled humidity in other (dry tank), plus, 72,000 square feet barracks buildings readily convertible to storage use. Open, 9,224,000 square feet improved plus 80,000 acres if required on Fort Lewis.
(p) Ammunition storage space-none on depot.
(q) Cost to expand to complete Ordnance missions : No attempt is made to estimate cost to expand to complete mission as this is not economical, i.e., conventional ammunition.
(r) Depot maintenance cost: Are comparable with all depots in the rebuilding of Ordnance items.
(8) Intransit privilege available on carload shipments to same freight commodity classification for delayed shipment of 24 months maximum. This permit Mount Rainier Ordnance Depot to reship in carload lots to customers at the same cost as direct shipment from procurement to customer.
(t) Transcontinental rail lines deliver and pick up rail shipments at Mount Rainier Ordnance Depot gate without back-haul charge.
(u) Approximately 13 miles southwest of city of Tacoma and 17 miles northeast of city of Olympia. Adjacent to Fort Lewis and McChord Field. 5. Prospective workload. This is as reported by the Office, Chief of Ordnance. It cannot be further implemented by the depot.
6. Whether the workload which has been performed at Mount Rainier is slowly going to be passed on to other installations? Phase down of workload has been in process for several years—particularly in the area of conventional ordnance, trucks, tanks, artillery, small arms, etc. Transition has been to elertronics and missiles.
7. What studies have been made at Mount Rainier about new functions for new weapon maintenance ?
As presently constituted MROD has no ammunition storage capacity. This would, of course, include new weapons systems.
Mr. COURTNEY. And two, Mr. Chairman, information with respect to the housing facilities and capabilities of towns adjoining or adjacent to these newly chosen reservations and Ordnance districts is to be supplied.
Mr. HÉBERT. That is to be supplied. That is understood.
Mr. COURTNEY. Either directly adjacent to or within commuting or expected housing range of the several installations.
This was asked for with respect to the Air Force installations. And we would ask the same information with respect to these depots.
Mr. SandwEG. Tooele and Sierra.
Mr. COURTNEY. Tooele and Sierra on the west coast, and Letterkenny—if that is a movement-on the east coast.
FAMILY HOUSING STATUS AT SIERRA, TOOELE, AND LETTERKENNY ORDNANCE
1. Sierra Ordnance Depot-There are 524 sets of Lanham Act family quarters located on post at Sierra; 278 of these units were vacant as of June 15, 1961. In addition to the on post housing units, there are 275 Wherry and title IX housing units located off post at Sierra. Approximately 25 percent of these are vacant at present. The Ordnance depot closeout plan will result in an increase of 115 personnel at Sierra. Available housing is more than adequate to accommodate this increase.
2. Tooele Ordnance Depot—The ordnance depot closeout plan will increase the civilian personnel strength at Tooele from 2,041 to 3,676 during the period March 31, 1961, to June 30, 1964. This is considerably less than the 5,398 personnel employed there during the Korean war. There are 510 Lanham Act and 51 Wherry housing units located on post at Tooele and Deseret ; 397 of these units are vacant at present. In addition, there are 14,000 rental units in the Tooele and Salt Lake City area. Many of these units are new. Rent in the area varies from $80 for efficiencies to $125 for 3-bedroom units. The Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and other local agencies are making a special effort to assure that incoming families will be properly housed and cared for. Families moving into the Tooele area should experience no difficulty or undue hardship in finding housing units for rent or purchase.
3. Letterkenny Ordnance Depot—The Ordnance Depot closeout plan will increase the Letterkenny civilian personnel strength from 4,877 to 5,277, or a net increase of approximately 400 personnel, between March 31, 1961, and June 30, 1964. There are 45 housing units located on-post at Letterkenny all of which are occupied. Letterkenny is surrounded by small towns such as Chambers burg, Shippensburg, Hagerstown, etc., and is about 25 miles from Gettysburg. Rent in the area varies from $65 for 3-room apartments to $125 for 6-room apartments. Units are available for rent and for purchase in this area. In view of the fact that Letterkenny attained a strength of over 7,000 during the Korean war, the limited number of families moving into this area should have no trouble in finding houses or apartments to rent or purchase.
Mr. HÉBERT. All right.
The committee will stand in recess until Monday, the 24th of July, at which time we will resume the Sole Source hearings.
In the meantime, we will take under consideration the matter before us the last 2 days, and file a report.
(Whereupon, at 4:35 p.m. the subcommittee adjourned, to reconvene at 10 a.m., Monday, July 24, 1961.)
SUBCOMMITTEE FOR SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS
F. EDWARD HÉBERT, Louisiana, Chairman PORTER HARDY, JR., Virginia
LEON H. GAVIN, Pennsylvania A. PAUL KITCHIN, North Carolina
WALTER NORBLAD, Oregon
LESLIE C. ARENDS, Illinois