Ft. Campbell Storm Water Management
Since 2003, BAT Associates, Inc. (BAT) has provided technical assistance and program management support to Fort Campbell, Kentucky’s Environmental Division, Water Quality Program as governed by the Safe Water Act (SDWA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Under the current contract (since August 2015), BAT has provided storm water site assessments and monitoring, including assessing, documenting, and conducting follow-up storm water controls for construction activities to ensure compliance with MS4 requirements and NOI Construction permits. Additionally, BAT performs non-storm water discharge evaluations, and conducts site investigations to determine significant sources of pollution to the storm sewer system. BAT is also responsible for annual NOI permit submissions and obtaining and documenting all intended new construction work that disturbs 1 acre or more of land. BAT’s other responsibilities include:
- Notice of terminations;
- Compiling, auditing and submitting NOIs for closure of construction sites; and
- GIS mapping and identifying, inputting, and updating GIS layers in
Fort Campbell’s Environmental GIS database for the storm water program.
BAT conducts quarterly and monthly site inspections of selected industrial activity centers, special site investigations, comprehensive site compliance evaluations, and storm water monitoring at designated storm outfalls at intervals specified in KY and TN state permits. BAT also labels and maintains all storm water inlets with storm water caution and information decals.
BAT also conducts monthly and upon request storm water awareness training for DoD and non-DoD tenants, civilians, contractors, and on-post family housing residents at Fort Campbell, KY.
Fort Campbell TSCA
From 2007 through 2015, BAT Associates, Inc. (BAT) provided technical assistance, environmental support, and program management support to Fort Campbell, Kentucky’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Program for asbestos, lead-based paint, and industrial hygiene. BAT’s goal was to provide program support to meet the Installations’ Environmental Management System (EMS) goals and objectives. BAT provided Fort Campbell, KY with this support for over 8 years with a full-time staff of 5 licensed LBP and Asbestos inspectors/surveyors. BAT’s scope of work included oversight for asbestos, lead-based paint, indoor air quality, and TSCA public education and outreach. BAT personnel conducted building inspections for lead-based paint and asbestos (surveys and resurveys), and maintaining and updating the Installations’ asbestos database. BAT provided air monitoring during abatement and remediation, conducted strategy reviews, NESHAP notifications, and provided quality assurance (QA) surveillance during TSCA regulated projects. BAT also maintained monthly asbestos waste manifest reports for the State of TN, and coordinated and reviewed all abatement designs and work plans.
BAT also provided project management, coordination and communication between the various divisions at Ft. Campbell on all TSCA matters. BAT monitored regulatory compliance and reviewed reports and provided recommendations for revising the installations’ Asbestos Management Plan. To meet Fort Campbell’s public outreach and education goals, BAT facilitated the annual meeting for the Ft. Campbell Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, and Radon Management Team. BAT also provided training support and promoted general public education and awareness of TSCA management, health, and safety and facilitates, communicates, and promoted training for Ft. Campbell Installation workers for meeting all TSCA program requirements.
TVA HWSF Closure
BAT Associates (BAT), teaming with Merrick and Company, was tasked in September 2014 to oversee the closure of TVA Muscle Shoals Reservation HWSF Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) Permit ID AL 2 640 090 005. The facility is a one story warehouse used since the early 1980s with 10 separate bays for the storage of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, including metals, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (sVOCs), pesticides, herbicides, oxidizers, and various others. The exterior included fenced areas designated for the storage of lead-acid batteries and PCB equipment. In addition, the facility contained two portable, self-contained buildings for the temporary storage of mixed radioactive and hazardous materials in accordance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Material License Number 41-08165-19. All hazardous materials were removed by August 2014, and per the closure certification the entirety of the facility needed to be cleaned and tested to verify the absence of all hazardous contaminants. Cleaning activities took place over several events from October 6 to December 4, 2014, and included the building interior floors and berms, two exterior pavement areas, and a variety of facility equipment, including two forklifts.
The scope of work included a review of the RCRA permit, historic facility operating records, and Federal and State regulations regarding facility closure; preparation of a work plan and checklists; and soil sampling of downgradient surface soils and several locations beneath cracks in the exterior pavement. All decontamination operations were observed by the Professional Engineer (P. E.) or his designate. A closure certification report was prepared, including documentation of decontamination activities and discussion of all analytical results. After revisions according to TVA comments, the final closure certification was submitted to ADEM in February 2015.
DOE Y-12 EA
BAT Associates (BAT), provided support for preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) according to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for construction of an Emergency Operations Center at the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Y-12 Complex in Oak Ridge, TN. The project involves construction of a new building and consolidation of several functions from other buildings into the new facility. BAT consulted with the client in order to clearly define the alternatives, including the Proposed Action. The document included describing the Proposed Action, and describing the affected environment, impacts of the various alternatives, and cumulative impacts summary. Areas of impacts evaluated included climate, air quality, surface water and groundwater resources, traffic, worker health and safety, and waste management.
Industrial Hygiene for the Navy
Since December 2011, BAT Associates, Inc. (BAT) has provided Industrial Hygiene monitoring and sampling services at numerous Naval Air Warfare Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Aviation Support Equipment (ASE) facilities throughout the U.S. Noise monitoring with a Sound Level Meter (SLM) around loud equipment.
BAT’s IH surveys have included the personal and area monitoring for hazardous airborne and dust particulates, including hexavalent chromium, heavy metals, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs); measuring areas of high noise levels with a sound level meter (SLM); measuring the air flow and ventilation efficiency in paint and blast booths; assessing the level of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required; and evaluating housekeeping and safety protocols. Based on the result of surveys and sampling events, BAT makes appropriate recommendations regarding the level of PPE worn and safety protocols to be followed.
The Naval bases surveyed have included Marine Core Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, SC; Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, FL; NAS Solomons, MD; and NAS Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Forth Worth, TX.