One of Bay West’s key PFAS projects involves a remediation of a former fire training area at a former DoD facility in Michigan. Firefighting constituents, including aqueous film-forming foam that contained PFOA and PFOS, were used to extinguish fires during training activities at the site. Concentrations of PFOA and PFOS at the site have been over 100,000 nanograms per liter (ng/L) near the source area. The fire training pit is located in an upland area of the site upgradient of a wetland area.
PFOA/PFOS Groundwater and media Sampling
Contaminant Fate and Transport Analysis
Purge Well Field Capture Analysis
Pump and Treat System Optimization, Operation and Maintenance
Pump and Treat System Discharge Permit Compliance Sampling
Preparation and Submittal of Daily and Monthly Discharge Monitoring Reports
Evaluation of Multiple LGAC formulations
Pilot Testing of Innovative Treatment Technologies
Preparation of Annual Remedial Action Operation Reports
Meeting Agenda and Presentation Development
A liquid granulated activated carbon (LGAC) groundwater pump and treat (P&T) system was designed/constructed in 2014 to address on-site PFOA and PFOS concentrations exceeding the 2009 Provisional Health Advisory Values (HAV) of 400 and 200 ng/L, respectively, to achieve Michigan non-acute groundwater surface water interface (GSI) standards of 20 ng/L PFOS and 40 ng/L PFOA. At the time of the FT-02 treatment system design and installation, much was unknown about PFOA and PFOS plume behavior, and/or the full-scale LGAC treatment of PFAS. Bay West has optimized, operated and maintained this system since 2016.
Bay West’s executed a pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of Total Oxidizable Precursor (TOP) assay to gain insight into the total mass of PFAS present and the potential for additional bio-production of perfluorinated carboxylic acids (e.g. PFOA) from precursors not detectible by the more common PFAS analytical 537 method. The pilot study evaluated whether enzyme coupling with GAC and RemBind can cost-effectively extend the PFOS and PFOA operating life of the GAC units. Resin absorption, reverse osmosis treatment alternatives, and a complete GAC replacement were evaluated. Our pilot study results and recommendations were provided to the customer for system optimization opportunities.
Bay West supports the day-to-day activities at the site including coordinating project activities and meetings, arranging for site visits and tours, and acting as the on-site client representative. Bay West supports the DoD in meetings, where the status of restoration activities is reported to the project stakeholders and regulators. Since the system was constructed, PFOA and PFOS regulatory criteria are now orders of magnitude lower. Bay West compiles data and develops meeting agendas and presentations to communicate restoration activities to the project stakeholders and regulators. Bay West also arranges the venue for the meetings and takes meeting minutes to document the topics discussed. The on-site staff also perform routine site inspections and property owner interviews to verify that the land use controls are in compliance.
Excellent response time and made quick work of a cleanup with many moving parts.
PCBs Multi-Phase Cleanup
October 4, 2017
I have been extremely satisfied with Bay West services to date, and plan to continue our working relationship moving forward. Great Job!
Remediation, Groundwater Sampling
April 2, 2018
The team from Baywest is great! I appreciate how they are collaborative they are with us.
August 21, 2018
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.
Bay West was a subcontractor to Weston Solutions as an EPA Region 5 START contractor assisting with EPA activities in Minnesota.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bay West performs munitions investigation and removal actions at Eglin AFB, which has historically conducted munitions development, testing and training.
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]).
To celebrate Women’s History Month, we want to turn the spotlight on our company’s talented professionals, specifically our Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Enjoy our series featuring these accomplished women as we get to know more about the paths that have led each of them into successful careers in STEM. Click here to […]
Dr. Ramaswami Expands Bay West’s US EPA Program and Management Capabilities. Bay West LLC, an environmental consulting and industrial services company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, has brought on Dr. Ram D. Ramaswami, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, to manage Bay West’s US EPA program. Ram comes to Bay West with 40 years of experience in the […]
For all of our Minnesota clients facing the March 1, 2021 Tier II Reporting submission deadline, we understand this week may be stressful. The submission process via the state’s robust Minnesota Online Tier II Manager software can also be challenging and time-consuming. For anyone looking to learn more about Tier II Reporting in the State […]
James Lehrke, the new chemical cleaning service manager, brings 20+ years to the service line. Bay West LLC, back in mid-December 2020, announced the launch of its chemical cleaning service line. While being a new service under the Bay West banner, the chemical cleaning service team is far from the new kids on the block, […]