Pacific Air Force Sites (PACAF), AK

2009 – Present

About

Bay West performed Supplemental CSE Phase I and Phase II Investigations at eight PACAF facilities in Alaska (total of 1,813 acres within 47 Munitions Response Areas [MRAs]).

Work included:

  • Preparing work plans, investigation reports, and MRSPP scoring tables
  • Performing historical records review, visual surveys, and MC sampling

In addition, Bay West/Weston supported PACAF community relations through preparation of project fact sheets and assisted the USACE in obtaining 29 right-of-entry agreements for several remote installations.

The field teams completed 843 miles of visual survey transects to characterize and document site conditions. Small arms ranges were characterized through the collection/analyses of 442 soil samples using a field portable XRF analyzer to provide real time evaluation of soil lead concentrations. The XRF data were correlated with fixed-base laboratory analysis to provide definitive data (as defined by EPA method 6200). Additionally, >200 samples were collected for MC analysis to evaluate potential impacts from explosives and metals to environmental media where evidence of MEC was observed or where MC may have migrated or accumulated. Prior to collecting samples the Bay West Team reviewed the visual survey data and proposed sample locations for stakeholder concurrence. This provided real-time stakeholder input to the CSE process.The presence and types of MEC, DMM, and MD as well as cultural debris and other site features were recorded and surveyed using a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit for import to GIS. As a result of our evaluation to date, 72% of the MMRP acreage has been recommended for NFA. This will reduce USAF liability and allow its resources to be focused on sites that actually pose a potential risk.

Related Projects

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Bay West supported cleanup following the Hurricanes Katrina/Rita disasters in Texas/Louisiana by providing more than a dozen task force leaders/supervisors to serve as EPA representatives on cleanup crews during removal of hazardous waste/debris.

Solvent Plume, St. Louis Park, MN

Bay West was a subcontractor to Weston Solutions as an EPA Region 5 START contractor assisting with EPA activities in Minnesota.

Duluth Brownfield Inventory Assessment

The City of Duluth retained Bay West to complete Limited Area-Wide Brownfield Inventories (AWBIs) in three select areas of the St. Louis River Corridor. These consisted of the following (collectively, the Study Areas): Gary-New Duluth, the Western Port Area Neighborhood (WPAN), and Lincoln Park/Rice’s Point.

Engineering and Environmental Teaming

We frequently team with engineering firms, both locally and on a national scale, that provide services we do not self-perform and/or that provide additional resources to develop cost-competitive, value-based solutions for our customers

Urban Infill – Jay Street Gas Holder

The property known as the Jay Street Gas Holder is currently owned by the City of Duluth, which plans to redevelop the property for residential uses.

Military Munitions Response Program

Bay West provided on-call UXO Construction Support services to Army construction projects at Fort Lewis as part of the Army’s program to deconstruct, construct, and upgrade its facilities at Fort Lewis.

Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP), Arden Hills, MN

Bay West and our key staff have played an integral role at TCAAP over that past 20 years as the investigation and remediation contractor on several of the most high-profile waste disposal sites on the property, the redevelopment consultant for a development firm, and the third-party consultant for Ramsey County, providing technical expertise and oversight of cleanup activities.

Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC

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.

Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Bay West performs munitions investigation and removal actions at Eglin AFB, which has historically conducted munitions development, testing and training.

Pacific Air Force Sites (PACAF), AK

Bay West performed Supplemental CSE Phase I and Phase II Investigations at eight PACAF facilities in Alaska (total of 1,813 acres within 47 Munitions Response Areas [MRAs]).

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