Client: USACE Seattle
Location: JBLM, Washington
Scope of Work:
Under our JV, Brice Environmental Services together with AECOM performed a three-phase Preliminary Assessment/Site Inspection (PA/SI) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) impacts in soil, surface water, and groundwater at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), a multi-site combined Army/Air Force installation and EPA-regulated site (AECOM served as prime contractor for Phases I and II; Phase III was awarded to the Brice AECOM JV1). Together, the team performed regulatory compliance, assessments, source investigations and site inspections, and data evaluations/analysis under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) and Department of Health regulations and guidelines.
Brice and AECOM performed the work within a complex regulatory climate. JBLM, Army Environmental Command, Army Legal, EPA Region 10, Washington DOE and Department of Health were involved in the Technical Project Planning (TPP) team. We successfully communicated project objectives and our understanding of team member goals and concerns. Through the TPP, we achieved consensus on project and data quality objectives in a highly fluid PFAS regulatory climate.
We also performed significant community involvement. We prepared presentations for/led five TPP meetings with >20 attendees each comprising JBLM, AEC, USACE, EPA, Washington DOE, Washington Department of Health, legislative representatives, and local water district representatives. We successfully achieved consensus on approaches, methods, and sampling locations for phased approach sampling with minimal comments on the planning documents. Phase I and II field work was completed May 2019, and Brice and AECOM worked together to complete the final Phase III report in July 2020.
- Received “Exceptional” ratings for Management and all “Very Good” ratings for Quality, Schedule, Cost Control, and Regulatory Compliance on Final CPARS dated October 2020 and were commended for our work: “The Contractor’s work supported the PA/SI for PFAS at JBLM. Their expertise in the subject was an advantage to the Government. The Contractor did an exceptional job managing the complexities of the scope of work. The Contractor produced very good deliverables on time and on budget… coordinated well with other on-site contractors to mitigate any disruption to on-going activities. This was well done.”
- Completed all field activities with no safety incidents or accidents
- All three TOs completed on schedule and budget