Stormwater Management System Considerations for Risk Based Corrective Action Sites

HSW’s Steven Folsom presented at the 33rd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School on Stormwater Management System Considerations for Risk Based Corrective Action Sites related to the FDEP’s recently released guidance regarding Considerations for Stormwater Features within Contaminated Sites. His presentation focused on maintaining a practical balance between conditional closures and future development of cleanup properties as well as neighboring ...

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PFAS Updates

Ziqi He, PhD, PE and Derek Huston, PE provided an update to our April 2017 article published in the FES Journal addressing a group of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), specifically Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctyl Sulfonate (PFOS). This article provides an update on the scientific and regulatory actions taken over the last two years, focusing on site characterization and treatment.

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DoD Environmental Monitoring and Data Quality (EMDQ) 2019 Workshop Snapshot

HSW’s Zeke (Ziqi) He and Cindy Westergard co-presented on the “Importance of Data Integrity in Environmental Forensics Applications” at the DoD Environmental Monitoring and Data Quality (EMDQ) 2019 Workshop held at the Walt Disney World Shades of Green Resort, May 13-16. PFAS continues to be a hot topic with more than 50% of the workshop sessions focusing on the chemical. We are all ...

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HSW Highlights Key Points From EPA’s Newly Released PFAS Action Plan

On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan. This historic PFAS Action Plan identifies immediate, short-term and long-term actions that EPA has pledged to take in response to extensive public interest and input that the agency has received over this group of contaminants. The Action Plan represents a proactive, cross-agency approach including a multi-media, multi-program plan to address this ever-emerging environmental challenge. EPA will develop a PFAS risk communication toolbox ...

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New Article Reviewing Storm Surge-Induced Chemical Contamination in the Tampa Bay Area

 FES Journal – October 2018 Edition

‘A Storm Surge Induced Chemical Contamination Study for the Tampa Bay Area’ – by Ziqi He, PhD, PE

“This study presented a framework to prioritize facilities of critical concern and assess the risks associated with storm surge-induced chemical releases. The results from this study can be used in the pre-disaster and post-disaster planning periods during a major ...

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Expertise in Brownfields

FES Journal – June 2018 Edition

‘Green Cleanups through Brownfields Redevelopment’ – by Steven D. Folsom, PE BCEE

“Florida has amassed a total of 427 designated brownfield areas in 148 communities across the state, and voluntary responsible parties have executed 295 agreements with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection since inception of the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program. The resulting investment in environmental site characterization and cleanup for these properties exceeds $200 million, exclusive of redevelopment investment.”

 

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