Environmental Cleanup Sample Proposal
Environmental Decontamination of Facility
Sunrise Farms desires to become certified organic farming operation. It is important that you contract with company who can effectively and safely decontaminate your warehouse and orchard. If the process is done incorrectly further harm can be done to the ecology of your land and can make the organic certification process infinitely harder and longer. We are fully knowledgeable of the requirements from the three main organic farm governing bodies the EPA the USDA and the WSDA.
Without valid decontamination plan you will not be able to begin your organic certification status. We have the tools and the experience to help you through complete some of the necessary forms that you will need during the often confusing and very stringent process of preparing your land for testing and approval. The effect of this project on the surrounding environment is of key concern. Green Clean is committed to minimizing the environmental impact.
The environmental concerns of this project are containing and safely removing toxic waste and hazardous materials through adherence to state and federal regulations. All toxic and hazardous material will be removed and disposed of properly. Storage areas packing areas and areas surrounding the warehouse will be tested for residual remains.
The prevalent use and improper storage of DDT for over two decades will require extensive clean up and testing. Green clean uses cosolvent soil flushing and fungal biosorption method to remediate DDT from contaminated soil. Results can range from to 95% effective.
Other chemicals fertilizers and insecticides have been stored improperly causing leakage and potentially hazardous chemical combinations. We will need to test to make sure that the improper storage of pesticides and nitrates has not caused leaching into the ground water. Matalaxyl which has been used and stored at the site has dangerously high leaching potential. Therefore we must perform soil and groundwater tests to determine the impact.
The clean up concerns are that any and all known chemicals be removed and disposed of safely without further impact to the soil and groundwater. Because it appears that some significant contamination has taken place you might be required to conduct clean up in phases. Testing will have to be taken minimum of four times over the next year to show consistent acceptable levels. If testing shows unacceptable levels of concentration we will have to perform additional clean up measures beyond soil flushing and fungal biosorption.
The warehouse itself will need to have asbestos removed which will require an asbestos removal team. Further decontamination will have to take place inside the warehouse because of spills and improper storage. All warehouse surfaces must be covered with nonporous materials to reduce inhalation of any residual vapors. In order to comply with government standards we will remove all contaminated toxic and hazardous materials document the process for you perform the necessary testing and submit preliminary and final reports for inclusion in your paperwork to achieve organic status.
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This project must be performed in order to comply with local state and federal laws governing organic farm regulations.
- USDA National Organic Farm Certification
- WSDA Organic Food Program
- EPA Regulations
Legal Requirements Applicable to This Project. Requirement #1 USDA Prohibited Substances Many substances have been found in the warehouse and in the orchard that are prohibited substances on the USDA list. Copper sulfate has been used and ppm soil concentration must be analyzed.
The soil will also need to be tested for residual chlorides and strychnines. Requirement #2 WSDA. Use of Biodegradable Compounds and Prohibition of Non Biodegradable Products One primary requirement of the WSDA is that post harvest fruit not come into contact with chemicals. This will require that we cover all contaminated spill surfaces in the warehouse with non porous materials and clean without the use of harsh chemicals or quaternary ammonia.
Biodegradable materials must be used throughout the decontamination process. Requirement #3 – EPA. Cosolvent Soil Flushing The EPA has requirements concerning in situ soil flushing. We must perform surface subsurface and groundwater tests to determine chemical concentrations and trafficability include flow rates to ensure further contamination does not take place.
The list of regulations is fairly specific and the proper equipment must be used decontamination. In order to achieve organic certification you will most likely have to complete EPA forms that outline how you’ve handled soil and groundwater decontamination. We will complete those forms for you. Thank you for allowing us to complete bid for services.
We have completed an initial review of your site and have come up with plan for the environmental services you have requested. It is important that you contract with company who can effectively and safely decontaminate your warehouse and orchard. If the process is done incorrectly further harm can be done to the ecology of your land and can make the organic certification process infinitely harder and longer.
We are fully knowledgeable of the requirements from the three main organic farm governing bodies the EPA the USDA and the WSDA. Without valid decontamination plan you will not be able to begin your organic certification status. We have the tools and the experience to help you through complete some of the necessary forms that you will need during the often confusing and very stringent process of preparing your land for testing and approval. We use only government agency approved strategies for decontamination of soil and groundwater systems.
In addition there are requirements that will govern your restoration of the old warehouse on your property in order to meet organic codes and we can help you meet those requirements. We hope you find the following information useful and we look forward to speaking with you further about the project and timelines.