PFAS. It’s everywhere.
In Soil. Groundwater. Air.
It’s an enormous public health problem—for all of us.
The complexity of PFAS compounds and the still evolving regulatory guidance and cleanup criteria make the task at hand more difficult and demanding.
Today, we know that Military Construction projects are increasingly incorporating PFAS investigations and remedial actions into the project scope of work to minimize the impact of PFAS to human health.
Municipal, state, and private entities with plans to upgrade facilities are also following suit.
It’s not been easy.
We’ve seen the challenges firsthand.
The inefficiencies. The duplicated work. The delays and increased costs.
And the effort it takes for our clients and customers to coordinate multiple contractors working concurrently on project sites.
But here’s the good news.
Brice can help ease the burden.
The Brice Approach
At Brice, we have the expertise to perform everything from a to z, starting with preliminary assessments/site inspections, to remedial investigations/feasibility studies, bench-scale and pilot studies, etc., through to remediation. Work with us and we’ll eliminate the inefficiencies that plague your MILCON/construction projects when it comes to the cleanup of PFAS contaminated sites.
We streamline the process to minimize potential impacts to program and project schedules by providing a single point of contact for contaminated media issues.
We reduce your risk through our centralized tracking of source and waste data, and by diligently tracking regulatory and work plan requirements.
We reduce your costs and schedule by:
- Eliminating duplicate contract administration costs for environmental tasks by consolidating soil management and stockpiling, onsite soil treatment, beneficial reuse of treated materials during construction, and centralized manifesting and disposal of contaminated media
- Reducing long-term life cycle costs commonly found when soil is placed in long-term stockpiles by preparing an upfront characterization and management plan
- Using proven water treatment technologies for potential MILCON construction dewatering that can be efficiently coupled with a soil washing plant for additional cost savings and consolidated waste stream management
- Eliminating long-term impacts on agency staff and other resources burdened with engagement of multi-year and multi contract funding and awards to capture stockpile characterization, segregation, operations, and maintenance, and eventual transport and disposal or other means of treatment technology
Click the button below to download our White Paper “Management of PFAS-Impacted Soil in Support of Military Construction Nationwide” or our PFAS Statement of Qualifications
Our Technology is the Key to Realizing Your Mission
Soil Washing—Brice pioneered the application of soil washing with a patented technology (US patents #7255514 and #7399141) in the early 1990s. We performed projects at over 10 DoD installations, including projects selected for the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in 2007 and 2009.
Our Team of Experts Will Help You Realize Your Goals
Steve Becker, CEP, Program Manager
- 30+ years of public/private sector experience in environmental remediation and construction
- Former Air Force Civil Engineer Center Restoration Team Lead for Eielson AFB
- Environmental Representative to the F-35A Project Management Office
- Led the PFAS response strategy for the F-35A Bed-down at Eielson AFB
Toni Mehraban, PE, Senior Project Manager
- 21 years of public and private sector environmental experience
- Managed large PFAS site assessments, investigations, and due diligence projects
- Managed environmental projects ranging in value from $350K to $18M across the U.S.
James Perlow, PE, PG, Senior Program Engineer
- Over 18 years of experience in the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment systems, including over 5 years with PFAS treatment systems
- Field Engineer/Site Supervisor for eight PFAS groundwater treatment systems for Defence Australia; a groundwater treatment system at Cannon AFB, New Mexico; and the PFAS soil washing pilot study at Peterson AFB, Colorado
Victoria Pennick, Program Chemist
- Over 30 years of experience as an environmental chemist, including experience in the field, the laboratory, as a project chemist, and conducting data validation and QA/QC
- Directs Brice’s Chemistry Division and serves as Senior Chemist for Brice PFAS work
Monte Garroutte, PFAS Regulatory Specialist
- Over 8 years of experience as a regulatory program specialist with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) Contaminated Sites Program
- Former ADEC Restoration Program Manager for Eielson AFB and member of the Alaska Statewide PFAS Task Force
To Get Things Going, Use Alpha Contracting
In the interest of keeping your construction projects on schedule in the face of PFAS challenges, Brice recommends Alpha Contracting.
Alpha Contracting, as reauthorized under Section 802 of the 2020 NDAA, is an innovative acquisition technique in which the contractor is retained as a key member of the Department of Defense project development team (PDT). As part of the PDT, the government and contractor work collaboratively to develop the scope of work and negotiate project costs.
Through Alpha Contracting, contracts are awarded more quickly than a traditional sole source contract. Alpha Contracting also encourages a better contracting and teaming relationship that results in reduced risk to the government and a fair and reasonable price for the contractor.
As an Alaska Native Corporation 8(a) Small Business, Brice is eligible for sole source contracts. Under Section 823 of the 2020 NDAA, no justification and approval is required for DoD-awarded sole-source 8(a) contracts up to $100M, and sole source awards to an ANC 8(a) cannot be protested (Title 13 of the Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 124.517[a]).
Completed PFAS Projects
- PFAS Sampling and Characterization of F-35 Soil Stockpiles, Eielson AFB
- Updated FFS, PP, O&M of SVE System, Mountain Home AFB
- PFOS/PFOA Focused PA/SI, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
PFAS Projects Underway
- Joint Base Lewis McChord PFAS GAC Pilot Study, Washington
- Fairchild – City of Airway Heights EE/CA, Washington
- Oregon Air National Guard PFOS-PFOA, Multiple locations in Oregon
- Shaw AFB Interim Mitigation, South Carolina
- Cannon AFB Pilot Study, New Mexico
Give us a call and we’ll schedule an onsite or videoconference presentation to discuss how we can tailor our approach to your specific program or project needs to get the results that support your mission and vision.
Steve Becker, CEP
Brice PFAS Program Manager
Email: SBecker [at] BriceEnvironmental [dot] com