Public Sector Redevelopment
SCOPE OF WORK: Environmental Consulting Services, LSP Services, Site Assessment, and Soil Management
Omni Environment Group provides environmental consulting services to assist large and small contractors on state and local public sector projects. Our experienced staff embrace a disciplined and cost-effective approach to managing environmental issues, reducing projected costs, and supporting contractors in presenting competitive bids for these projects.
In this Watertown and Cambridge MassDOT project, Omni is providing environmental soil testing and management services at the site of an abandoned railway as it is converted into a public multi-use path and greenway. During its development, the General Contractor and MassDOT have requested Omni conduct the testing of generated pathway soils, which are evaluated for the presence of oil or hazardous materials (OHM). Test results indicate if soils are below or above MassDEP RCS-1 reportable concentrations and determine whether they are suitable for on-Site reuse or require off-Site disposal to an Unregulated or Regulated disposal facility.
Based upon stockpile testing, off-Site disposal of OHM-impacted soil was warranted. Omni further assisted in managing soil disposal to the facility, which required preparing the appropriate MassDEP and disposal facility documentation and the coordination of trucking.
The concentrations of OHM detected in Site soils warranted notification to MassDEP. Omni is currently providing Licensed Site Professional (LSP) services to attain closure of the release condition in accordance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP – 310 CMR 40.0000).
As is commonly associated with public sector projects, Omni has also supplied a Site-specific Environmental Health and Safety Plan (HASP) and Soil Management Plan (SMP) for this project.
To date, we have assisted in the management of over 1,100 tons of Regulated Urban Soils from the Site. An estimated 3,300 tons of soils have been tested and deemed suitable for on-Site reuse as Unregulated Soil, thereby reducing the volume and costs of off-Site soil management.