Work at Naval Research Laboratory Expands
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The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, and systems. AS has been supporting the NRL since June 2004 with a wide range of environmental services such as hazardous waste and toxic chemical source reduction; pollution prevention planning; ozone-depleting substances phase-out; and subsurface investigations. More recently, our work at the NRL has expanded to include the management, inspection, and upgrade of above ground and underground storage tank systems; the evaluation of the potential effects of underwater sound on marine animals; and the revival of a dormant Environmental Management System.
New Contract with U.S. Army RDECOM Commences
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AS, as a subcontractor to the Midwest Research Institute, began work on the first task order under a new contract with the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command. This task order involves the renovation of a building at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground for a new agent test system. Furthermore, the task order calls for the design, fabrication, and installation of the test system in the renovated building. Our role on this task order is to provide environmental planning and permitting services including those related to the National Environmental Policy Act; stormwater management; sediment and erosion control; Chesapeake Bay Critical Area; air emissions; and hazardous waste. AS was selected for this role due to our considerable experience with similar tasks at APG.
Crack the Champagne, AS Wins its Largest Contract Ever
AS is proud to announce the largest contract award in our 20-year history. Besting dozens of other contractors, AS and ten additional firms were awarded a contract with a potential value of $130 Million by the U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command. This contract provides for a broad range of environmental compliance services at all CONUS locations including Alaska and Hawaii through June of 2015. Authorized users include the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters, Regional Offices, and installations; the Army Environmental Command; and other organizations to include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and all other non-DoD agencies. Further details on this flexible and cost-effective contract can be found here. This award was especially gratifying to AS in that the award was based almost entirely on technical qualifications. Given the complexity, size, and broad geographic coverage of this contract, this award is testament to AS’ capabilities and performance.
Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Completed for GSA
Located just a few blocks from the Georgetown (Washington, DC) waterfront, the General Services Administration owns a valuable 1.8-acre site that they are considering redeveloping. Prior to this redevelopment, GSA sought out the services of AS to conduct a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment to assess the environmental site conditions. Operating under strict budget and schedule constraints, we successfully reviewed existing data; developed a Sampling Plan; collected soil and groundwater samples; and tested for lead-based paint, asbestos, and PCBs. Results were then summarized in a Final Report that included recommendations for further actions and a cost estimate for these actions.