USEPA Region 2 RAC2 Contract
GRB is a major subcontractor to HDR, Inc. on this contract. GRB’s role is to provide full technical support in the following areas: ecological risk assessments, site investigations, remedial action oversight, Non-time critical removal support, RI/FS oversight, removal oversight, O&M oversight, litigation support, sampling and analytical support, hydrogeology, preliminary assessment for site assessments, HRS package preparation for site assessment, five year review, records management, and technical assistance. At the on-set of the contract, GRB prepared the Contract Records Management Program Manual for all team members. As part of this effort, GRB developed the file structure and record keeping guidelines, filing guidance and procedures, folder indexing, and sensitive document handling guidance procedures.
USEPA Region 2 TAT/START/RST Contracts
GRB provided technical support on approximately 700 contaminated sites throughout EPA Region 2 over a 15 year period. The Superfund Technical Assessment & Response Team Contracts (START) program was developed under EPA's Long Term Contracting Strategy (LTCS) and combined the support activities of the Field Investigation Team (FIT) and Technical Assistance Team (TAT) into a single contract. The START contract provided technical support to EPA's site assessment activities and response, prevention and preparedness activities. This support included gathering and analyzing technical information, preparing technical reports on oil and hazardous substance investigation and technical support for cleanup efforts. Specific work include, but not limited, to the following elements:1) conduct on-site facility surveys and inspections to ascertain compliance with EPA oil prevention regulations and evaluate SPCC Plans, 2) implement EPA, State and contractor personnel training programs in providing the skills and expertise in handling multimedia emergencies caused by oil, hazardous substances, and toxic wastes, 3) review and analyze response contingency plans with regards to implementation of Federal - local, state, and local Chemical Emergency Preparedness Programs, 4) prepare pollution reports and damage assessments for the restoration or replacement of damaged natural resources, 5) coordinate the development of community relations plans, 6) conduct preliminary assessments and other Section 104(b) activities, 7) perform mini-remedial investigations for the purpose of deleting from or reclassifying on the National Priorities List (NPL) (i.e., activities may include preparation of a risk assessment, sampling, examination of the administrative record, etc), 8) provide direct emergency response support, and 9) monitor and assist as required, emergency response services during removal actions including area air monitoring, sampling collection; identification of the existence and extent of a release, the source and nature of any hazardous substances released, and the extent of any danger to the public; performance of process inspections; evaluating disposal options; monitoring cleanup personnel; assessing feasibility and effectiveness of containment, on-site treatment and removal options; procuring applicable federal, State and local permits or manifests; UST assessments; etc. Response work performed by GRB personnel have included work at chemical and petroleum companies and FEMA support after hurricanes.
GRB provided environmental support to assist the design team. Services provided by GRB include asbestos and lead paint surveys and abatement, air monitoring, steel structure abatement, and track cleanup.
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
The Port Authority’s Environmental “Call-in” Consultant contract requires GRB to perform the full spectrum of environmental consulting services related to petroleum contamination, UST’s, AST’s, site investigations, Phase I and II investigations, environmental sampling, report preparation, air monitoring, and contractor oversight services. These services are provided at international airports, bus depots, tunnels, bridges, and marine and port facilities located in both New York and New Jersey.
EPA Superfund Records Management
GRB is responsible for records and document management, librarian services, maintaining and updating SDMS-C database, document imaging, assisting during application deployments, indexing, web page maintenance and updates, ECMS, FOIA Request Support, and preparation of Administrative Records. Additional records management services provided by GRB includes 1) record center management, 2) document collection, organizing, processing, indexing, storage, recycling/shredding, 3) intellectual control of records, 4) maintenance of active and inactive records, 5) cost recovery, 6) collections, 7) responding to request for information, 8) research, 9) circulation, 10) management and operation of on-site locations, 11) document conversion, 12) records life-cycle management, and 13) network coordination.
GRB’s Records Center staff have (1) assisted RTP staff with uploading new applications for SDMS and assisted Regional ISB staff with implementation of R2RMS (Region 2 Records Management System) and (2) have worked with Region 2 ISB staff to develop the R2RMS program and have provided SDMS enhancement recommendations, testing and feedback to HQ SDMS staff.
EPA Region 5&6 Enforcement Support
GRB’s Enforcement Support Services (ESS) contract provided technical and management services for EPA's Office of Site Remediation and Enforcement (OSRE). GRB, assisted the EPA in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs, strategies, guidance and regulations under the Agency's CERCLA/SARA enforcement programs. GRB was responsible for providing the personnel, services, materials, equipment, and expertise necessary to support enforcement support research to identify Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) at an unspecified number of sites in EPA Regions 5 and 6. This was accomplished by providing numerous services, some of which include the following:
Purex Industries - Millville Airport
- PRP Searches
- Technical Support
- Litigation Support
- Baseline Searches
- Collect, Compile and Review Public Records
- Title Searches
- Financial Analysis
- Site Operation History
- PRP Liability
- Waste-In Report/Allocation Reports
- Document Management
- Corporate History
- Administrative Support
The site occupant, a former subsidiary of Purex Industries, operated an aircraft engine maintenance and repair facility since 1946 at the Millville Airport. Various VOCs (gasoline, jet fuel, degreasers) discharged to the environment resulting in a 1,200-foot-wide, 3,500-foot-long, dissolved ground water contaminant plume. Additionally, two free phase floating product jet fuel plumes were present onsite. One was located in the administrative building area and the other along the north-south taxiway.
A full scale RI/FS was performed followed by pilot testing, construction management, start-up, and O&M oversight services for a multi-systems environmental cleanup program. The environmental clean-up project utilized two product recovery systems (2), two soil vapor extraction system (2), and UV/Oxidation technology for contaminant destruction. In addition to site investigation and hydrogeologic services, GRB also provided records and database management services for this project.
Fresh Kills Landfill - Professional Services to Support the Improvement of Operations
1) Identifying all permits, certifications and notifications required for the successful permitting of the Fresh Kills Landfill.
2) Preparing a Regulatory requirements Report that identified and discussed in detail the technical and administrative requirements for each permit application, certification or notification required.
3) Establishing a line of communication between permitting agencies, the NYCDOS and the prime contractor in an effort to establish a professional rapport as it relates to permitting.
4) Meeting key regulatory personnel who have technical and administrative influence over the permitting process.
5) Reviewing and evaluating pertinent NYCDOS studies.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Ecosystem Restoration and Mitigation Planning
The Ecosystem Restoration and Mitigation Planning Study contract required a mixture of specialized expertise in coastal zone studies and processes, ecological assessment, and environmental assessment.
TBTA Brooklyn Battery Park Tunnel Project
GRB was responsible for project monitoring management and inspection services for tunnel decontamination and abatement in response to 9/11 events at the Brooklyn Battery Park Tunnel in Brooklyn, New York. GRB drafted a Quality Control Plan prior to commencement of project. QC Plan served as work conduct guide for GRB oversight personnel and abatement subcontractor
personnel. GRB determined abatement work schedules, provided oversight and report submittal procedures.
Williamsburg Bridge Rehabilitation Project
GRB performed Phase I and II Environmental Assessments at 20 properties adjacent or under the bridge in accordance with NYSDOT environmental guidelines. GRB also prepared a site clean-up report that identified, evaluated, and recommended various environmental clean-up actions.
Monitoring and Sampling of Operations & Maintenance of Environmental Systems - U.S. Navy
GRB provided all labor, supervision, tools, materials, equipment, and transportation necessary to monitor, sample, maintain and operate multiple site environmental systems at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station located in Maryland. GRB provided site mechanics and environmental consulting support to ensure the continued operability of the environmental systems. This entailed providing sampling and monitoring services, preventative maintenance (including required repairs and installation of replacement parts) and preparing monthly and annual reports. GRB attended quarterly meetings with the Navy and state regulatory agencies to provide updates on the on-going remedial program.
Groundwater /Site Investigations
GRB has 25 years of experience in conducting cost-effective site investigations to better conceive the nature and extent of contamination and potential environmental liabilities. We apply innovative rapid field screening techniques, focused site studies, groundwater modeling, and risk assessment tools to save time and money during the investigation and environmental clean-up phase of projects.