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United States Army Headquarters—Fort Belvoir, VA

US Army Headquarters Building

Under direct contract with the U.S. Army Contracting Agency, TEC has been retained to remove seventeen underground storage tanks (UST’s) and nine aboveground storage tanks (AST’s) throughout the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Belvoir, VA. Additionally, TEC is contracted to replace/install other UST’s and AST’s. TEC will install new double-walled AST’s with cathodic protection; they will feature certain mandated equipment, like overfill valves, spill prevention buckets, audible alarms, and tank gauges.

TEC conducted a preconstruction meeting on-site with the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative and owner representatives, prepared a detailed Accident Prevention Plan, and established overall Site Health and Safety program standards and mandatory safety procedures. Environmental and construction activities associated with this work include: a Department of Public Works Excavation Permit, a Tank Activity Permit, vacuum removal of liquids/sludge, collection of ambient air samples in the workers’ breathing zones, tank cleaning, tank disposal at a recycling facility, collection of soil samples, segregation and stockpiling of petroleum-contaminated soils, and excavation backfilling, followed by compaction of sub grade to within 95% of ASTM D 698, in hardstand areas.

Department of State/Tidewater Environmental — Embassies Worldwide

Project: Environmental Compliance

Services Provided:

  • UST/AST Removal
  • UST/AST Installation
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Remedial Action Plans
  • Facility Management Services

TEC performs compliance management and UST/AST removal and installation activities at U.S. Embassies in various countries such as: Philippines, Burkina Faso, Bahamas, the Netherlands, Micronesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Thailand, Poland, Guatemala, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Papua, New Guinea, etc. TEC provides oversight of local contractors, procures materials and equipment and acts as liaison with regulators for environmental compliance and construction projects at U.S. Embassies.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center/IAP Worldwide Services — Washington, D.C.

Project: Environmental & Safety Program Management

Services Provided:

  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Safety and Occupational Health Management
  • Facility Management Services

At Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), home of soldier/warrior care, TEC is engaged by IAP World Services, Inc. (IAP) to provide Environmental Consulting in the areas of Hazardous Waste Management and Compliance, and Safety and Occupational Health Management. TEC implements and executes the Environmental and Safety Programs for the Garrison Environmental Office (GEO) and the Installation Safety Office (ISO), while developing procedures and protocols for the Hazardous Waste Management Program and a Medical Command (MEDCOM) Organizational Inspection Program (OIP).

United States Postal Service (USPS)/Booz Allen — Washington, D.C.

Project: Environmental Policy Program Management

Services Provided:

  • Regulatory Compliance Reporting
  • UST Program Management
  • Facility Management Services

The USPS Environmental Policy and Programs manages multiple nationwide environmental programs and activities to ensure the proper long-term management of UST and AST distribution systems. TEC provides expert technical support directly to the EPP Tank Management Program including:

  • Supporting funding activities and procedures for implementation of tank management activities,
  • Developing a Tank Management Checklist,
  • Creating Risk Assessment Protocols,
  • Providing ongoing technical advice to USPS program manager.
FEMA — Homeland Security FEMA Facility Mount Weather, VA

Project: Asbestos Abatement

Services Provided:

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Health and Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring

TEC was contracted on behalf of the government to oversee the abatement contractor and to ensure compliance with the project specifications. The Industrial Hygiene monitoring and project oversight of asbestos abatement and demolition activities occurred within secured areas of Homeland Security’s FEMA Facility (Mount Weather) in Bluemont, Virginia. The monitoring consisted of visual inspection of work activities and performing environmental fibers-in-air sampling before, during and after abatement activities to document abatement activities were contained within the work area. Work area containment was inspected prior to the start of abatement and daily to verify containment and negative pressure inside the work area were maintained. OSHA breathing zone samples were also collected to ensure selected respiratory protection was within the designed safety factor. Fibers-in-air samples were analyzed on site via phase contrast microscopy by a NIOSH 582 trained microscopist accredited under the NVLAP program.

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