Environmental Assessment & Remediation for Defense Department Buildings & Properties
Managing the environmental safety and compliance of government buildings and property is a complex job.
The Department of Defense, for example, has hundreds of thousands of buildings and other structures in its portfolio, many of them decades old. The ongoing work of remediation and repair requires diligent assessment and mitigation of environmental hazards.
From the cleanup of hazardous contamination on military bases to the environmental assessment of surplus properties being prepared for sale, military environmental projects cover a broad landscape of environmental hazards, including asbestos, PCBs, lead, hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents and other hazardous materials.
Military projects are not a job for just any environmental services provider, however. Like other government projects, DOD environmental projects come with added responsibilities for outside vendors. Expertise is not enough if you don’t have diligent processes for ensuring safety, compliance, high-quality work – and on-time results.
Experience, Reliability and Deadline Management
At Omega Environmental, our work for government agencies and project managers encompasses a wide array of settings, applications, and challenges – and numerous military-related projects.
Here’s an overview:
In 1942, the U.S. Marine Corps completed construction of two massive wooden hangars in Tustin, Calif. Ownership was eventually transferred to the Department of the Navy and, years later, the south hangar was conveyed to the city of Tustin for redevelopment.
Before the city could proceed with development plans, a pre-renovation assessment of hazardous materials including asbestos, lead, PCBs, particulate, and microbial hazards from animal waste was required to ensure the property was environmentally safe and compliant. Omega was called in to manage the job. After finalizing the assessment, our team developed a strategy to mitigate risk and ensure the project’s continued compliance with federal, state and local regulatory guidelines.
Camp Parks Army Training Center
Built in Dublin, Calif. in 1943, the Camp Parks Army Training Center once housed over 20,000 military personnel. Part of the site, which is now only semi-operational, was sold off by the U.S. Army years ago. The developers who purchased the site were building a master-planned community with residential and retail space.
The presence of asbestos, lead and PCBs were a few of the environmental concerns facing developers. Before renovations began, Omega was hired to complete a pre-demolition assessment of over 20 buildings on the site. Our team conducted assessments and identified hazardous building materials which were ultimately removed from walls, flooring, insulation, ducting, roofing and electrical transformers.
Omega continued to work with the developer for a two year duration to maintain safety and ensure environmental regulatory compliance.
Completed in 1941 by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Prado Dam is a flood risk management site that sits to the east of Los Angeles. In the 1970s, a large mural was painted across the sloped length and height of the Prado Dam spillway. Years of sun and weather caused the lead-based paint in the mural to chip and flake.
The Corps hired a contractor to remove the mural by blasting a glass bead abrasive media onto the spillway. The work area consisted of the spillway crest down the face to the settling basin located at the bottom of the spillway. Due to the sensitive nature of the removal, Omega was engaged to inspect the removal process and ensure that lead dust and debris were adequately removed and not released into the environment. Once the project was complete, our team performed a final thorough post-remediation inspection to confirm that no lead paint remained on the spillway surface.
Reliable Environmental Services for Public and Private Property Owners
Omega has decades of experiencing conducting and managing environmental assessment and remediation for government buildings, including military facilities, schools, colleges, government offices and more.
Our track record of collaboration with public property construction and facility managers includes buildings and properties of every variety – and safe, compliant and on-schedule resolution of environmental challenges.
Reach out to one of our team members to learn more about our solutions for your environmental challenges.