Under our contracts with the US Navy, EQM offers expertise in the following areas:
- Spill Containment, Countermeasures, Emergency & Removal Response
- Decontamination, Response Mitigation
- Waste Treatment, Transport & Disposal
- Site Restoration & Soil Stabilization
- Analytical Services
- Demolition Services
- Construction & Support Facilities
- Marine & Oil Spill Response Operations
- Technical Support of Government Enforcement Proceedings
In particular, EQM managed the remediation of lead soil at the Louisville Naval Ordnance Station, Louisville, Kentucky. EQM performed excavation, remediation, and restoration of 86 solid waste management units (SWMUs) and areas of concern (AOCs) contaminated by lead, heavy metals, PAHs, dioxins, and VOCs. EQM managed the characterization for the off-site disposal of contaminated soils, and used innovative field screening for lead and PAHs. EQM excavated and disposed of 2,400 tons of contaminated soil. On-site construction work involved installation of an asphalt cap, stormwater retention pond, and a concrete culvert and inlet structure. Other work performed included demolition and debris removal, and backfilling, regrading, and revegetation of all excavated sites.
EQM previously supported the Great Lakes Training Center in the following programs: water; air; solid/hazardous wastes; Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); tanks; natural resources and pest management; Historic and Archaeological Resources Protection (HARP); National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); asbestos and lead; radon; Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS); radiation safety; pollution prevention; indoor air quality; real estate support services; public relations support; drafting and mapping support; and environmental emergencies technical support. Presented below are selected representative task orders EQM conducted.
Baseline Flora and Fauna Inventory Survey at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center
EQM conducted a baseline flora and fauna inventory survey of seven areas comprising approximately 812 acres located at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. Tree, shrub, and herbaceous species were listed for each habitat type identified on the properties. Habitat types were determined by reviewing infrared aerial photos that displayed specific signatures. A field assessment was then performed to compile a comprehensive list of play species for each habitat type identified in each area. The fauna survey was conducted by identifying vertebrate species (i.e., amphibian, reptile, mammal, and avian) that inhabit each of the seven areas. Animal species were determined by observing individual animals and other signs (i.e., tracks, scat, nests, or dens) typical of a given species and using live-traps and pit-fall traps to collect small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians located in specific habitat types. A protected species habitat assessment was performed to determine the possible presence of Federally protected endangered and threatened species.
Toxic Use Reduction Study, Naval Air Warfare Center
EQM conducted a comprehensive Pollution Prevention/Toxic Use Reduction Study to (1) rank the overall risk of the toxics used at the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Indianapolis, Indiana, (2) using that ranking, provide recommendations on alternate materials/processes for these toxics, starting with the worst first, and (3) perform an in‑depth technical and economic analysis of major recommendations. The processes included, but were not limited to: metal finishing, painting, printing wiring board manufacture, printed wiring board assembly (soldering, cleaning, etc.), metal cleaning, machining, heat treating, coating, microelectronics manufacture, welding, machining, deburring/descaling/media blasting, cable assembly, sheet metal work, analytical services, and facility maintenance services.
Restoration and Maintenance Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Ravine and Slopes at Pettibone Creek
EQM developed a restoration and maintenance plan (RMP) for the ravine and slopes of the Pettibone Creek. The RMP was used to scope and procure the site work and related services in a logical and properly phased sequence to restore and maintain the ravine and slopes of the Pettibone Creek by removal of concrete debris and rubble, excessive woody vegetation, and invasive species followed by repairing/stabilizing failing ravine slopes and revegetating with more desirable indigenous plant species.
EQM subsequently developed an environmental assessment to understand what, if any, environmental consequences would result from the corrective actions taken to restore the ravine and slopes of the Pettibone Creek at 16 prioritized sites. The environmental assessment addressed restoration alternatives and their impacts on erosion, dust, noise, wildlife, and access by military and civil service personnel.
Environmental Assessment for Dredging and Boat Ramp Extension in Outer Harbor NTC
EQM prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for dredging and boat ramp extension in Outer Harbor NTC to determine what, if any, environmental consequences would result from the Navy’s implementation of its corrective action plans. The environmental assessment addressed impacts on air quality and noise levels during dredging activities, land-based vehicular traffic such as the transportation of sediments off site, water resources, mobility of fish and avian species, and benthic organisms. The EA also addressed means to mitigate adverse environmental impacts.