SERVICES TO PETROLEUM MARKETERS
Underground Storage Tanks (USTS) / Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs)
has been providing comprehensive services that involve assistance with those clients experiencing leaking underground and/or aboveground storage tanks. Our program involves assisting the client, and seeking the appropriate funding, if available, through State and Federal Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Funds.
will assist the client to become enrolled in the Trust Fund program and work with the client to minimize out-of-pocket expenses from the initiation of project investigation through ultimate remediation and site closure. Our services involve the most cost-effective and time-efficient technologies for site investigation and site remediation. Our technical staff of environmental engineers, petroleum engineers and hydrogeologists are experienced in applying the most innovative technologies for site cleanup. Additionally, the
program is well-based with its beginnings in 1998, the year of the Trust Fund inception. Our engineers and hydrogeologists will facilitate the Trust Fund program for each and every client so as to minimize any downtime experienced by the client. The overall program is described in detail in the following sections:
Trust Fund Compliance Program
The increased awareness of groundwater contamination in 1988 lead to Federal and State environmental legislation and ultimate regulation of underground storage tanks (USTs). The State Underground Storage Tank Act was established in 1988 as a result of the Federal Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle I program. The act itself was established to set up the trust fund as well as to provide groundwater protection throughout each state. The initial emphasis of the Act through the Groundwater Protection Trust Fund was to provide monies for the following:
Investigation and assessment of contaminated sites;
Restoration or replacement of potable water supply;
Rehabilitation of contaminated sites, which may consist of cleanup of affected soil, groundwater and inland surface waters, using cost-effective alternatives that are technologically feasible and reliable, and that provide adequate protection of public health, safety and welfare, and minimize environmental damage, in accordance with the site selection and cleanup criteria established by the Act.
Under the Underground Storage Tank Act, the Trust Fund was established to:
Pay for the work necessary to determine the extent of and to cleanup contamination resulting from releases of motor fuels from underground storage tanks where that release was a threat to the environment or a threat to the public health, safety, or welfare.
To be a source of financial responsibility for owners of underground storage tanks, who must by law, provide proof of financial responsibility for damages caused by releases from their facilities.
To pay third party damages caused by release as ordered by a court of law.
is a certified underground storage tank (UST) contractor in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The
program provides a client contact for each UST owner which minimizes the involvement of the owner in securing the appropriate funds for reimbursement. The
UST Client Manager manages each project beginning with the preliminary site assessment all the way through final cleanup and site closure. The professionals at
provide the most cost-effective and time-efficient remediation technology to cleanup the site with minimal downtime and interference with operations.
will assist the UST owner with reimbursement of all eligible expenses associated with the investigation and cleanup activities.
Remediation Engineering Design & Implementation
can provide a full range service for remediation of any site warranting corrective action.
staff of professionals evaluate, select, and design the most practical and cost-effective system using innovative technology with a minimum of disruption to the operations of the facility.
personnel have provided a full range of services at these UST sites including: emergency response, site surveys, site investigations and site characterizations. Additionally,
has implemented a variety of remediation projects, including treatability studies, design and implementation of soil and groundwater remediation plans, construction design and management, site monitoring, site closure and post closure monitoring.
utilizes a Groundwater Remediation System (GRS) unit that is enclosed in a fenced compound to protect the components from vandalism, damage from traffic and to protect the general public in accordance with environmental regulations.
The major system components include the following:
A series of three (3) separate air strippers consisting of one (1) two (2) tray air stripper system and two (2) separate four (4) tray air stripper systems rated for up to 50 gallon per minute (gpm) liquid influent. Each tray contains approximately twelve (12) aeration tubes for water treatment. Each stripper discharges VOC vapors through separate stacks.
One (1) fifty (50) horsepower Liquid Ring Vacuum Pump (LRVP). The GRS has been designed in order to combine maximum groundwater recovery and maximize vapor recovery.
Hour run-time meter (wired to the LRVP).
Remote telemetry system with restart and monitoring capabilities.
Phase reversal monitor and relay to protect electrical hardware from spontaneous phase reversals, utility maintenance errors, etc.
Voltage overload protection relays to protect electrical hardware from voltage spikes due to lightning strikes, etc.
Air/water and air/air heat exchanger.
Ten (10) horsepower rotary screw air compressor with 110 psi capacity for continuous duty operation with filtration system and gauges to provide air lift in the deeper recovery.
8.5' W x 28.5' L x 9.5' H aluminum hull building with removable walls.
Site Investigations, Hydrogeological Investigations and Modeling
provides site investigation and assessment in accordance with guidelines provided by State agencies responsible for environmental quality.
can perform an entire range of hydrogeological field studies, from small scale subsurface contamination investigations, to large scale groundwater remedial investigation/feasibility studies (RI/FS).
is capable of following up the RI/FS with a full-scale groundwater clean-up effort. Computer modeling (AQTESOLV, MODFLOW, MT3D, MODELCAD, MODPATH, and SURFER) is used extensively during the course of these investigations to determine direction of groundwater flow and extent of contaminant plume migration.
The professionals at
have experience conducting these investigations under different soil, groundwater and climatic conditions, in locations ranging from Northern Arkansas to Southern Georgia and North Carolina to Western Oklahoma as well as throughout Mississippi and Alabama.
Professional and Technical Support for Environmental Investigations
Field personnel are experienced in drilling, sampling and the installation of monitoring wells and have completed the required 40 hours of OSHA health and safety training. Support equipment for environmental field investigations includes steam cleaners, air compressors, and portable generators. All geotechnical subcontractors used by
are licensed to install monitoring wells in the appropriate states. Analytical support laboratories have EPA and the appropriate state water quality certification.
has the appropriate field equipment to conduct surface and subsurface sampling. This equipment includes portable drill rigs, subsurface soil sampling equipment, and other environmental sampling equipment.
Installation of Monitoring Wells
’s project team personnel have installed hundreds of groundwater monitoring wells in a wide variety of locations using hollow steam auger, wet rotary and air rotary drilling techniques. Although most groundwater monitoring well installations are between 10 and 14 feet in depth, successful installations have been made at depths of up to 198 feet. Drilling conditions have ranged widely from swamps in south Louisiana to rock formations in northeast Mississippi and southern Tennessee. Numerous subsurface investigations and monitoring well installations have been made at active and abandoned underground storage (UST) facilities at municipal, urban, and rural locations in Mississippi.
utilizes pre-qualified geotechnical/drilling sub-contractors geographically situated with respect to each project in order to provide a quality service in a cost-effective manner. Field investigation services include undisturbed and split-spoon sampling, auger driller and disturbed soil sampling, piezometer an monitor well installation, performing field pumping tests, and slope inclinometer installation. Other experience includes Denison barrel sampling, rock coring and fixed piston sampling.
Brownfields Investigation, Remediation and Redevelopment
’s experience with distressed properties extends back prior to the descriptor “Brownfields”. Our business focus has been to characterize distressed properties, assess the risk of ownership and/or reclamation of distressed properties, and assist with engineering projects for the ultimate disposition of distressed properties, including reclamation for reuse. In addition to
’s extensive experience in managing hazardous site characterization and remediation projects, E. Corbin McGriff, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., President and Director of
Operations, is a licensed real estate professional with established relationships in the commercial property development and financial service industries, giving
a unique perspective in evaluating and reclaiming Brownfield properties for re-introduction to the industrial marketplace.
is currently teaming with a local commercial property real estate broker to evaluate and develop out-of-service near-Brownfield type properties.
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