Phase 2 ESAs

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ECA’s Managing Principal (Brett Smith, PE) began his environmental services career, by working on myriad Phase 2 ESA projects, ranging from gas stations during the ”yank-a-tank” days, commercial facilities such as restaurants, wood veneer facilities, oil companies and large hydrocarbon-based refineries like Exxon, BASF and Ciba-Geigy.   Mr. Smith has also characterized sites for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, the Washington State Air National Guard, the Karuk Tribe of California, Tennessee Gas Company, Chemical Waste Management and Daisy Manufacturing, though the latter did not allow any tours of their BB Gun factory!

Some typical Phase 2 ESAs performed by ECA are listed below:


Client: Karuk Tribe of California
PROJECT: Abandoned Mine Lands Preliminary Site Assessment
LOCATION: Siskiyou County, California
DESCRIPTION: Prepared work plan containing a Conceptual Site Model and Sampling and Analysis Plan regarding field reconnaisance and soil sampling of a 52-acre site that was one of the most productive placer gold mines in Northern California. Performed field sampling QA/QC, collected potentially mercury-contaminated soil samples, and submitted same to an EPA-certified laboratory for CAM-17 analysis. Prepared the AML Preliminary Assessment Report.
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Client: Karuk Tribe of California
PROJECT: Abandoned Mine Lands Preliminary Site Assessment
LOCATION: Siskiyou County, California
DESCRIPTION: Prepared work plan containing a Conceptual Site Model and Sampling and Analysis Plan regarding field reconnaisance and soil sampling of a 52-acre site that was one of the most productive placer gold mines in Northern California. Performed field sampling QA/QC, collected potentially mercury-contaminated soil samples, and submitted same to an EPA-certified laboratory for CAM-17 analysis. Prepared the AML Preliminary Assessment Report.
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Client: Coleman Oil Company
PROJECT: Soil Sampling and Analysis + Risk Evaluation + NFA status secured
LOCATION: Spirit Lake, Idaho
DESCRIPTION: Performed soil sampling, utilizing Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ)-approved Multi-incremental Sampling Methodology that minimizes volatilization losses and eliminated inter-sample cross-contamination. Samples were properly preserved (methanol at 4 degrees Celsius) and strict chain-of-custody protocol was implemented. Prepared a Risk Evaluation Assessment and successfully secured a No Further
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Client: Taco Time Restaurant
PROJECT: GPR Survey, Confirmatory Drilling, Soil / Water Sampling and Analysis
LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed a tight-line / saturation Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey of an active retail property, to determine the presence, if any, of buried 1950s-vintage underground storage tanks (USTs). Performed onsite instrument "calibration" with known onsite buried features, to establish reliable depth estimates. Directed drilling contractor in the strategic placement of soil borings, to confirm GPR interpretations. Successfully confirmed the absence of USTs at key locations having GPR anomalies solely attributable to an eroded bedrock surface.

Performed soil sampling, as per best available practices that included the elimination of inter-sample cross-contamination, proper cooling of samples, and chain-of-custody protocol. Installed a temporary piezometer (well) with proper filter pack sand and developed well via repeated purges until conductivity, pH, and temperature parameters stabilized. Collected groundwater sample, following above protocol. Prepared final written report for this Phase 2 environmental assessment.
Taco Time Restaurant(1)

Client: BASF Chemical Corporation
PROJECT: Assessment of Extent of Hazardous Contaminant Migration
LOCATION: BASF Chemical Plant - Geismar, Louisiana
DESCRIPTION: Performed geologic (soils) logging of deep borings, collected soil and groundwater samples, and supervised the installation of deep triple-cased 4-inch stainless-steel monitoring wells at locations along predicted edges of monochlorobenzene (MCB) and ethylenedichloride (EDC) contaminant plumes. Performed all sampling and chain-of-custody procedures as required by LDEQ.
BASF Chemical Corporation(1)

Client: Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corporation
PROJECT: Assessment of Extent of Hazardous Contaminant Migration
LOCATION: Ciba-Geigy Chemical Plant - St. Gabriel, Louisiana
DESCRIPTION: Field supervisor and on-site health and safety officer for two drilling crews regarding efforts to determine the extent of vertical and horizontal migration of fugitive volatile organic substances. Coordinated all sampling and chain-of-custody procedures as required by LDEQ (State regulatory agency), and coordinated all activities with facility representatives.
Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corporation(1)

Client: REMTech, Inc. (Prime Contractor)
PROJECT: Removal of Petroleum Contaminated Soil
LOCATION: Four Lakes Air National Guard Communications Facility, Washington
DESCRIPTION: Supervised the removal of petroleum contaminated soil (PCS) at two contaminated UST sites that had medium-sized (2,000 - 5,000 gallon capacity) tanks removed. Performed all soil sampling and chain-of-custody procedures as required by WDOE. Utilized field-screening procedures to direct the removal of PCS from the two sites. Constantly monitored site to ensure that field personnel and the surrounding public were not endangered by fugitive fuel emissions. Prepared and submitted final report for the environmental assessment.
REMTech, Inc. (Prime Contractor)(1)

Client: Muzzy Oil Company
PROJECT: Assessment of Extent of Hazardous Contaminant Migration
LOCATION: Oldtown, Idaho
DESCRIPTION: Phase 2 environmental assessment - collected soil and groundwater samples and maintained chain-of-custody protocol as per the requirements of the Idaho Division of Environmental Quality (IDEQ), the State regulatory agency. Analyzed data, made recommendations; all presented within a final written report.
Muzzy Oil Company(1)

Client: Ryder Truck Rentals
PROJECT: Assessment of Extent of Hazardous Contaminant Migration
LOCATION: Shreveport, Louisiana
DESCRIPTION: Supervised the drilling of exploratory borings and installation of groundwater monitoring wells along the perimeter of a suspected plume of previously released product (fuel). Performed geologic logging of borings, collected soil and groundwater samples and maintained chain-of-custody protocol as per LDEQ requirements.
Ryder Truck Rentals(1)

Client: Chemical Waste Management, Inc.
PROJECT: RCRA Feasibility Investigation (RFI) at a Hazardous Waste Landfill Site
LOCATION: Carlyss, Louisiana
DESCRIPTION: Performed soil-logging and collected soil and groundwater samples to determine the vertical extent of hazardous, previously buried substances. Performed sample collection and chain-of-custody procedures as required by LDEQ. Closely supervised the drilling crew to ensure the safety and protection of their health.
Chemical Waste Management, Inc.(1)

Client: Exxon Corporation
PROJECT: Assessment of Extent of Hazardous Contaminant Migration
LOCATION: Exxon Oil Refinery - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
DESCRIPTION: Supervised the installation of temporary piezometers within the soil-bermed basins surrounding the massive storage tanks at the refinery. Performed soil-logging and collected soil and groundwater samples to determine the vertical extent of hazardous substances. Performed sample collection and chain-of-custody procedures as required by LDEQ. Closely supervised the drilling crew to ensure the safety and protection of their health.
Exxon Corporation(1)

Client: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company
PROJECT: Assessment of Extent of PCBs
LOCATION: New Albany, Mississippi / Kinder, Louisiana / Natchitoches, Louisiana
DESCRIPTION: Performed initial through final phase investigations for the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the above compressor station locations. Some of the site studies required the collection, documentation and proper shipment (to an analytical laboratory) of no fewer than 500 soil samples. Soil sampling and chain-of-custody procedures were performed as per LDEQ protocols.
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company(1)

Client: Daisy Manufacturing Company
PROJECT: Phase 2 Site Assessment
LOCATION: Rogers, Arkansas
DESCRIPTION: Performed geologic logging of the soils underlying the facility. Drilling was targeted only to those areas having visual indications of potential contaminants, as determined from the Phase 1 investigation. Soil sampling and chain-of-custody procedures were performed as required by ADPC&E.
Daisy Manufacturing Company(1)