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Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Remediation

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training is a requirement for jobs which have the potential to expose personnel to hazardous materials. HAZWOPER training usually involves an initial 40 hour training course followed by 8 hour annual refresher courses to maintain certification. HAZWOPER training includes: 1) a review of the laws and regulations pertinent to hazardous materials; 2) becoming familiar with the various characteristics of hazardous materials; 3) the proper use and aspects of chemical protective clothing, respiratory protection and monitoring equipment; and 4) introduces participants to the various aspects of a hazardous materials situations and safety requirements such as the incident command, hazmat counter measures and decontamination procedures.

Hazardous Materials RemediationThe DERP-FUDS Program (Defensive Environmental Restoration Program – Formerly Used Defensive Sites) involves a series of environmental site investigations which are being coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Congress established the FUDS program in 1986 to clean up properties that were formerly owned, leased, possessed or used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and other defense agencies. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the FUDS Program, which includes many project locations in Hawai`i, the Northern Marianas (Saipan) and other South Pacific islands. These projects usually involve the assessment and clean up of former WWII training facilities, fuel storage areas, waste disposal areas and other installations.

Pacific Legacy has a core staff of Principal Investigators, Project Supervisors, and Field Technicians who maintain the 40-hour HAZWOPER training. We have successfully helped our clients comply with local, state and federal regulations when cultural resources are located in hazardous environments.

Our HAZMAT experience includes investigations at the Sulfur Bank Mine Superfund site; demolition monitoring of a historical building with asbestos at the Presidio in Monterey; archaeological survey and impact assessments of hydrocarbon contaminated sites at Elk Hills Power Project in Kern County; environmental investigations at Defense Environmental Restoration Program at Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP/FUDS); sites on Saipan and Guam islands; and environmental restoration work at World War II National Landmark sites on Wake Island such as the U.S. Air Force HAZMAT Project at Wake Island Airfield. Recent projects in the Hawaiian islands included the Waikoloa Ordinance Clean-up Monitoring Project, Hawai`i; the Lalamilo Ordinance Identification Project, Hawai`i; and the Moloka`i Ordinance Clean-up Monitoring Project, Moloka`i. Investigations on Saipan have included the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HAZMAT Project, Chalan Kanoa; the Kagman Airfield Monitoring and Sampling Project; the Tanapag Fuel Farm Monitoring and Sampling Project; the Kobler Naval Supply Center Monitoring and Sampling Project; the Edoni Landfill Monitoring and Sampling Project; and the Tanapag Emergency Recovery of Human Remains.

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