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Storm Water Pollution Prevention


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Storm Water Pollution Prevention


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Storm Water Pollution Prevention

CDIM is assisting a San Francisco Bay marine terminal with ongoing compliance with California’s Industrial General Permit (IGP) for storm water discharges. In this role, CDIM is responsible for developing the clients Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, collecting storm water samples, using results to evaluate the effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs), and submitting reports to the regional and state Water Boards.

CDIM also assists with design and operation of water treatment systems that meet with Clean Water Act BAT/BCT guidelines and IGP criteria for storm water treatment control BMPs. The treatment systems consist of inlets, sand interceptors, pumps and pipes for collection, conveyance to a settling tank for biopolymer flocculation, flow equalization, sand filtration, and then direct discharge. See presentation here prepared by CDIM Principal while employed at Weiss Associates.

Project Highlights:

  • Reducing client’s compliance risk
  • Innovative water quality engineering
  • High quality data generation

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Oil Spill Response Planning


Oil Spill Response Planning


OIL SPILL RESPONSE PLANNING

CDIM is assisting a short line railroad to comply with emergency regulations from California Fish and Wildlife, Office of Spill Prevention and Response for transport of petroleum oil at Inland Facilities. The emergency regulations require that Inland Facilities develop a Contingency Plan (C-Plan) for oil spills to waters of the State. The C-Plan includes assessment of sensitive resources, discharge locations, drainage pathways, and potential oil recovery locations. CDIM assists the railroad in maintaining its required certificates of financial responsible and oil spill response contract, as well as performing required training and table top exercise.

Project Highlights:

  • Coordination with local emergency planning organizations
  • Training for pollution prevention
  • Plan development under severe time constraints

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Soil and Sediment Remediation at a CERCLA Site


Soil and Sediment Remediation at a CERCLA Site


Soil and Sediment Remediation at a CERCLA Site

CDIM is assisting a potentially responsible party at a Superfund Site to comply with ongoing operations and maintenance requirements for a completed CERCLA remediation at an upland operable unit, and for participating in USEPA-led development of a focused feasibility study for remediation of a marine operable unit. CDIM’s work includes performing annual O&M inspections, collecting data on remedy effectiveness and preparing annual reports to EPA. Additionally, we are involved multi-party negotiations to develop an effective marine remediation solution.

Project Highlights:

  • Engineering certification of remedy effectiveness
  • Negotiation with USEPA and responsible parties
  • Technical evaluation of contaminant degradation

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Civil Engineering for Building Upgrades


Civil Engineering for Building Upgrades


CIVIL ENGINEERING FOR BUILDING UPGRADES

While working at Weiss Associates, and under contract to the City and County of San Francisco, a CDIM Principal was civil engineer for redevelopment of San Francisco’s War Memorial Veterans Building. The scope of work included water and sewer utility upgrades and grading, paving and accessibility improvements for sidewalk and parking lot reconstruction. The three-year project included development of design drawings, specifications and support during construction including requests for information, review of work plans and product submittals, and scrutinizing requests for contract change.

Project Highlights:

  • Construction of large municipal project
  • Coordinating improvements with existing conditions at historic structure
  • Member of multidisciplinary engineering team

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ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION


ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION


Environmental Planning for New Construction

While working at Weiss Associates and under contract to the City and County of San Francisco, a CDIM principal performed environmental analysis to support installation of a new crime lab for the San Francisco Police Department. The scope of work involved coordination with the owner and architect to prepare a project description; contracting for specials studies for transportation, hazardous materials, wind and cultural resource; and preparing a CEQA initial study and mitigated negative declaration.  The project was completed on schedule and on budget, enabling the project owner to meet schedule milestones for obtaining municipal bond financing.  The Mitigated Negative Declaration is located here http://sfmea.sfplanning.org/2012.0342E_FMND.pdf

Project Highlights:

  • Coordinating multidisciplinary technical studies
  • Successful outcome under rushed schedule
  • Obtained MND in lieu of EIR through traffic mitigations

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PERMITTING FOR FACILITY REDEVELOPMENT


PERMITTING FOR FACILITY REDEVELOPMENT


Permitting for Facility Redevelopment

A CDIM Principal assisted a metal processing facility to obtain necessary permits to resume solder dross recycling operations after a catastrophic fire. Environmental requirements were established in concert with the owner and a team of engineers and consultants. The scope of work included design review, obtaining a Standardized Permit from the CalEPA Department of Toxic Substances control for hazardous waste treatment and storage, ATC/PTO from the local air quality management district for particulate and toxic air contaminant emissions, HMBP permit from the local CUPA for hazardous materials storage, and obtaining CEQA clearance via mitigated negative declaration from DTSC, who was lead agency for the project.

Project Highlights:

  • Establish environmental requirements for new construction
  • Obtain regulatory clearances from SCAQMD, DTSC, and local municipality
  • Work with engineers and contractors to construct facility