Atlas Facility Expansion Project | Dover, New Jersey Engineers

The site is an approximate 36,544 square foot (0.84 acre) parcel of land, located on East Blackwell Street in Dover, New Jersey. It operates as a storage and transfer facility for new and used oil and is bordered to the north by the Morris & Erie Railroad. The site is improved with two, one story buildings and associated parking, several aboveground storage facilities, and an oil transfer station.

Atlas is proposing site improvements that will expand their operations and will require a minor site plan application, as well as other local and state approvals. E2PM has prepared and submitted a detailed site plan application to the Dover Planning Board for site improvements that include: the expansion of the facility’s aboveground waste-oil storage tanks with secondary containment, upgrades to site’s drum storage areas and loading/unloading facilities, and improvements to the site’s overall traffic patterns and parking. At the Planning Board meetings, E2PM’s engineer of record provided expert testimony for the project.

Due to the lack of existing site condition data, E2PM’s principal engineers performed several site visits, gathering detailed measurements, sketches and photographs from the field to properly update the Concept Site Improvement Plan Application for submission to the Town. These plans included a piping diagram, secondary containment calculations and additional spill protection measures. E2PM performed a zoning bulk analysis and incorporated it, with the required variances, on the plans.

The site is located within the 100-year floodplain of the Rockaway River; thereby, E2PM has prepared a NJDEP Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit Application, which is required for the site improvement activities that will increase the capacity of the site’s oil storage. As part of the application, E2PM’s engineers calculated flood storage displacement volumes and hydrostatic forces and E2PM’s scientists completed natural resource evaluation and a compliance statement.

To satisfy the Site’s NJPDES Basic Industrial Stormwater General Permit and in compliance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act/Clean Water Act, E2PM updated the site’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.

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