In support of the US Air Force’s Performance-Based Remediation initiative, Bay West developed and executed closure/exit strategies for 16 Environmental Restoration Program (ERP) sites under this fixed-price, performance-based contract.
Within 2 years from notice to proceed, we implemented remedial actions at all 16 sites and achieved site closure/regulatory site closeout for 9 of the 16 sites. Subsequently, we have achieved site closeout on three additional sites.
Sites include 4 landfills, an active service station UST site, 3 former fire training areas, a former entomology shop, 2 flightline fuel hydrant system release sites, a former radar tower site, and 4 bulk fuel storage area sites. Contaminants include chlorinated VOCs, LNAPL, petroleum-based constituents, PAHs, metals, and pesticides/herbicides. Over 25 Bay West personnel have been utilized in the execution of the project including engineers, geologists, scientists, environmental technicians, and equipment operators. Bay West’s full-time, on-site staff and SJAFB field office was fully operational within 3 weeks of NTP. To help facilitate and expedite regulatory buy-in, the Team utilized Decision-Based Partnering, which expands on the current concept of partnering by developing decision points and decision logic to guide data collection and closure requirements.Bay West utilized the Triad approach to expedite site characterization and mesh data collection with anticipated remedial strategies. We utilized real-time laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) and cone penetrometer (CPT) data to evaluate LNAPL smear zones and develop three dimensional conceptual site models (CSMs) to target these zones during our remedial efforts at the bulk fuels storage area sites. Bay West has collected 500+ environmental media samples for chemical testing. All sampling and analyses have been completed in accordance with the approved Work Plans and Base-wide QAPP. All data is validated and put into AFRIMS/ ERPIMS, as well as the SJAFB GIS database.
Field Activities include soil excavation, landfill capping/improvements, biopile construction, treatment system installation (including adjacent to flightline), building demolition, and RPO efforts. Bay West is implementing traditional & innovative remedial strategies including: surfactant injection, in situ chemical oxidation, enhanced bioremediation, biopiles, monitored natural attenuation, building demolition, soil excavation adjacent to mission-critical communication cables, and multi-phase extraction/recovery. Bay West also optimized legacy treatment systems increasing contaminant recovery by orders of magnitude resulting in recovery of more than 70,000 gal of LNAPL. Bay West is responsible for RAO of 3 remediation systems associated with 4 separate ERP sites.
“The Bay West team jumped into this project and obtained the approvals we needed from the MPCA in a manner that was protective for the client. It was invaluable for this project on the knowledge that the Bay West team had on how the MPCA would approach this property. Great job and very enjoyable to work with!”
Land Development, Phase II ESA
December 28, 2018
“Bay West did a great job on this project and our staff was very pleased with how well this went.”
Industrial Cleaning, Sulfuric Acid Tank Cleaning
February 22, 2019
“Everyone we have worked with at Bay West is professional and easy to work with. We will continue to recommend Bay West to anyone who needs their services.”
General ISW Permits and SWPPPs Preparation
March 13, 2019
“Bay West was great to work with. I appreciated the planning and preparation effort from their team. This project had unique requirements that they were able to work through. For example, participating in all of the pre-work planning meetings.”
Decommissioning and Disposal of Ducting,
Scrubbers and Blowers
February 22, 2019
Bay West has been very professional, easy to work with, responsive, and always provide quality deliverables. I look forward to working with Bay West in the future!
September 7, 2018
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Bay West’s environmental compliance expert, Wendy Tindall, offers readers insights on highly relevant environmental compliance topics. Ms. Tindall has over 17 years’ experience working on environmental compliance services, including extensive regulatory expertise in air, waste, water, and tank regulations, permitting and reporting.
As part of a new series, Bay West’s environmental compliance expert, Wendy Tindall, offers readers insights on highly relevant environmental compliance topics. Ms. Tindall has over 17 years’ experience working on environmental compliance services, including extensive regulatory expertise in air, waste, water, and tank regulations, permitting and reporting.
Cooperative Federalism. The idea encourages national, state, and local governments to interact cooperatively and collectively to solve common problems, rather than make policies separately. Since its establishment in 1970, the purpose of the U.S. Environmental Protective Agency (USEPA) has been to provide effective enforcement responsibility for federal environmental regulations—a more autonomous approach than Cooperative Federalism […]
This week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) are hosting the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2018. Leading environmental and water resource professionals are gathering all week at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis to discuss the latest topics in water resources. Among these topics will be “Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances […]