USEPA Emergency & Rapid Response Services (ERRS)

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USEPA Emergency and Rapid Response Services (ERRS)

EQM has been an ERRS contractor since 1993 and we currently hold 4 ERRS contracts including one for Region 9. Accordingly, we have developed an excellent performance reputation for delivering effective rapid/emergency response actions; site investigations; remedial response actions; technical expertise; program and project management support; engineering and constructability reviews; green remediation and sustainable practices; innovative use of technologies and equipment; effective safety and compliance practices; cost control and cost minimization measures; and rigorous accounting and invoicing procedures.

EQM has over 24 years of experience on 20 USEPA contracts totaling over $1 billion. Under numerous ERCS/ERRS contracts, EQM has provided emergency response and removal actions involving containment, countermeasures, cleanup, mitigation, and disposal at mines, residential properties, radioactive and pyrotechnic sites, plating facilities, metal processors, smelters, manufacturing sites, historic parks, and abandoned properties. Task orders ranging from $26K to $4.4M were planned and executed using resources from the EQM team operating from offices throughout the US. Field teams have responded to oil spills on rivers and private property, sunken vessels, mercury incidents at residential properties, and abandoned drums and containers.
Under some of our high-profile contracts, EQM has provided 1,500 professional and field staff in the cleanup operations for Hurricane Katrina, assisted the government in the debris recovery of the Columbia Space Shuttle, and responded to the anthrax threat in Washington DC under our emergency response contract.

EQM’s ERRS/ERCS prime contracts are:

  • Current Region 5 ERRS/ERCS prime contractor since 1993
  • Current Region 9 ERRS/ERCS prime contractor since 2001
  • Current Region 10 ERRS/ERCS prime contractor since 1999
  • Region 6 ERRS/ERCS prime contractor 2011 – 2016
    Region 8 ERRS/ERCS prime contractor 2002 – 2007

A total of 1.62 acres of wetland habitat was restored with native seedlings, trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. A total of 11 log/root wads and 10 boulder clusters were installed to improve wildlife habitat.

Learn more about EQM and USEPA Emergency And Rapid Response Services

Call us at (800) 229-7495

Disaster Response - Natural / Manmade Disasters

EQM has managed large resource and equipment networks across the Midwest, and Gulf regions. West, Alaska and across the Pacific to include HI and Pacific trust territories in response to oil and household hazardous waste (HHW) spills and natural disasters, including floods and hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis, mud slides and fires.

As the prime contractor supporting our government partners, EQM has provided hundreds of thousands of safe personnel hours working under the Incident Command Systems with hundreds of millions in cost effective and auditable resources spent with the natural disaster response projects. include marine and marsh Proven response clean-up capabilities included industrial, residential and government facilities for RCRA, CERCLA and TSCA wastes with the most recent support provided to US EPA Region 9s American Samoa’s Tsunami, Typhoon Soudelor in Saipan, the northern under Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike, and environmental cleanup services following the 2017 California wildfires.

Rapid Abandoned Facilities Response

EQM has the experience to perform Rapid Abandoned Facilities Response. We have the capability to assess the liquid contents of drums, totes, tanks, and other containers found at abandoned drum recycling facilities and other sites. EQM can also bulk like-waste streams and arrange for disposal at EPA-approved facilities. Because drums, totes, and other containers often release their contents onto surrounding soil, EQM can excavate contaminated soils, and transport and dispose them at EPA-approved landfills.

EQM has successfully executed projects involving excavation, waste handling, and transportation. Excavated material is typically placed into secure repositories, constructed by EQM, for interim storage in accordance with approved project designs and plans. EQM’s regulatory compliance professionals and waste transportation and disposal coordinators manage and arrange for off-site treatment or disposal of HTR wastes from Superfund and/or NPL sites.

Asbestos Abatement / Removal, Demolition

EQM provides asbestos, lead, and hazardous materials abatement and emergency response services to commercial, industrial, and government sector customers. Our team of experts is fully qualified and certified to perform abatement activities. We have decades of experience performing asbestos, lead-based paint, and hazardous materials abatement and are fully versed in state-of-the-art methods for safely eliminating these substances from buildings and their components.

EQM provides the following on-site abatement services:

  • Install critical barriers.
  • Construct negative pressure enclosures (NPE) including attached decontamination units.
  • Remove suspect asbestos via glove bag.
  • Decontaminate work area by using HEPA vacuums and wet wiping.
  • Repair insulation (as required) utilizing a paintable bridging encapsulant and wettable lag cloth.
  • Clean areas, perform final air clearances, and apply lock-down encapsulants.

On-site Containment, Treatment, and Removal

EQM provides on-site treatment of contaminated soils and groundwater (including bio-remediation, biovent/biosparge systems, stabilization, etc.).

We have been called on to help remove thousands of drums, tanks, and smaller containers of hazardous materials or waste that were orphaned as a result of hurricanes or other disasters.

This work includes:

  • Recon teams to assess the size and condition of containers for removal methods.
  • Marine operations: air boats, flat-bottomed boats, spud and deck barges, and tugboats to retrieve containers from water.
  • Marsh operations: air boats, marsh track hoes, mobile cranes and landing craft to retrieve containers from marshy areas.
  • Land-based recovery: truck-mounted cranes and stake-bed trucks to recover containers on land.
  • Waste collection pads to segregate and store containers prior to disposal.

Learn more about EQM's USEPA Emergency and Rapid Response Services

Call us at (800) 229-7495