E2PM was awarded a contract by the State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMAVA) for the Preparation of Environmental Condition of Property (ECOP) and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Preliminary Assessment (PA) Documents for multiple New Jersey National Guard Facilities slated for future disposition. Prior to disposition, each facility requires an Environmental Baseline Survey (EBS)/ ECOP reports, as well as, PA’s in accordance with applicable ASTM, Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Army Regulations (AR), Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and National Guard Bureau (NGB) guidelines as an initial step in the due diligence process prior to final disposition of the properties. Since the start of the contract, five facilities are slated for disposal.
Since awarded the project in 2012, E2PM has provided project management and oversight services for the completion of ECOP/EBS, NJDEP PA and Geographical Information System (GIS) updates/edits for the five facilities slated for disposal. Project activities include historic record research, site evaluations, reporting, mapping, site surveys, GIS database updates, cost estimates, etc.
Details of each task required for each installation is further summarized below:
- EBS/ECOP Reporting: Completed all applicable tasks for an EBS / ECOP in accordance with ASTM E1527-05, ASTM D5746-98 (2010), ASTM D6008-96 (2005), and all other applicable standards. Records reviews were conducted at the local, county, state and federal agency level including review of all NJDMAVA files. Interviews were conducted with identified NJDMAVA staff, key site managers, property users to aide in determining potential recognized areas of environmental concern currently, or historically, associated with each of the sites. Performed site reconnaissance’s with experienced Environmental professionals for each of the site locations to assess current site conditions. Upon completion of the records review, interview and site reconnaissance activities, all of the gathered information was compiled, summarized and documented in the required ESB/ECOP reports.
- PA Reporting: Completed applicable tasks for a PA in accordance with all DOD guidance documents, NJDEP Technical Requirements for Site Remediation NJAC 7:26E-3.1 and 3.2 “Preliminary Assessment and reports,” and all other applicable standards. Perform a visual site survey to identify indicators of the potential existing presence of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes on the site. Created a history of ownership and operations at the site utilizing available title information, industrial/city directories, interviews, fire insurance maps, aerial photographs, topographic maps, etc. Identified and evaluated current or former remediation activities conducted on-site, as well as enforcement actions for violation of environmental laws associated with the site. Addressed identified areas of concern by providing recommendations regarding the need for sampling to comply with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:26E. All gathered information was compiled, summarized and documented in a site-specific Preliminary Assessment report.
- GIS Data Development: Utilized information collected during field surveys and captured the necessary GIS data via a global position system (GPS) receiver and from ‘heads up digitizing’ from plans and sketches made during the site visits. Generated new data sets inclusive of geospatial and database attributes, where/when applicable to enhance the new or existing data to provide delineation of features/areas of concern instead of just one data point highlighting the location of the feature/area of concern. This involved adherence NJDMAVA GIS and ESRI’s ARCGIS v9.3 sp1 and other applicable standards.