Dresdner Robin is currently working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation under five (5) active agreements providing hazardous waste investigations of NJDOT owned facilities and Right-of-Way (ROW) properties statewide. Some of the maintenance facilities are located in Lodi, Flemington, Bedminster, Netcong, Newark, and Hazlet, New Jersey.
The Sites contain one or multiple areas of concern (AOCs) that are being investigated and remediated pursuant to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Site Remediation Program (Technical Requirements for Site Remediation) under the oversight of a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) under the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). The purpose and objectives of the work are: 1) to mitigate any potential impacts to nearby receptors resulting from sources of contamination at the Sites (i.e., to buildings, water supply, surface water, wetlands, etc.); and 2) to obtain a Response Action Outcome for each of the Sites.
Due to releases from former underground storage tanks at these Sites and/or other AOCs, Dresdner Robin performed remedial investigation and remedial action activities of soil and ground water and in some cases sediment and/or surface water investigations. The scope-of-services include: soil, ground water, surface water and sediment sampling; installation of monitoring wells and temporary well points; baseline ecological evaluations; aquifer testing (i.e., slug tests); pilot tests; product recovery (active and passive); down-hole geophysical logging of bedrock monitoring wells; fate and transport modeling of ground water plumes; on-site and off-site vapor intrusion investigations; potable well sampling; and risk assessment and remedial action alternatives. In addition to the field work, Dresdner Robin prepared Site Investigation Reports; Remedial Investigation Reports; Remedial Action Work Plans; Remedial Action Progress Reports; LNAPL Interim Remedial Measures Reports; Vapor Intrusion Investigation Reports; CEA Proposals; Deed Notices; Remedial Action Permits and Remedial Action Reports. The deliverables were in accordance with the NJDEP’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation and NJDOT’s Procedures Manual. In addition, other services provided by Dresdner Robin include project management and coordination with public agencies, attendance to meetings with NJDOT and other state agencies, monthly progress status reports, and proposal preparation.
Dresdner Robin has provided environmental services for task order contracts with the NJDOT involving the investigation, remediation and/or construction support services for over thirty roadway and drainage improvement projects throughout the State in accordance with New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 7:26E, the NJDOT’s Procedures Manual and the March 2003 NJDOT’s Project Delivery Process Network (Pipelines). Dresdner Robin prepared Hazardous Waste Screening Reports and Preliminary Assessments for numerous projects to identify the potential for contamination within and adjacent to the respective project corridor. During the preliminary design phase of selected projects, Dresdner Robin’s scope-of-work included the performance of site investigations to characterize the type and level of contamination that may be present to assess the extent to which contaminated materials may impact the construction activities and the cost of improvements. For some projects, supplemental site investigations and remedial investigations (“detailed sampling”) were performed to define the horizontal and vertical extent of contamination. During the final design phase of selected projects, the work included the preparation of Property Acquisition Environmental Cost Estimate (PAECE) Reports; Contamination Clean-up Plans/Remedial Action Work Plans; and Soil Reuse Plans. Dresdner Robin also performed construction support services which entailed review of contractor submittals and periodic site visits and the preparation of Remedial Action Reports and Deed Notices in order to receive NFA letters from the NJDEP.
Roadway improvement projects are now conducted as Linear Construction Projects (LCPs) using relevant NJDEP guidance. This guidance allows projects to proceed under the direction of an LSRP and provides relief from items such as:
- The need to conduct a Preliminary Assessment
- Full public notification requirements
- Delineation of the full nature and extent of contamination
- Need for offsite disposal of regulated material if such material can be used elsewhere on the LCP project
- The requirement to place a deed notice or classification exception area (CEA) over the extent of the LCP project
- The need to obtain a soil remedial action permit and issue a response action outcome
- LSRP’s are able to produce one report which describes the LCP and summarizes any contamination encountered and how this contamination was addressed during construction of the project.