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State & Municipal Government
STATE OF NEBRASKA ENVIRONMENTAL
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
EA was selected to provide environmental engineering and consulting services to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality in support of the Department’s Superfund activities. Under this 5-year contract, EA has completed Brownfield Section 128(a) Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Pre-Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) screening activities in communities across Nebraska. The purpose of these assessments is to evaluate the potential presence of hazardous and/or toxic materials at each site.
The Brownfields assessments meet the requirements of Federal guidance and regulations and are completed pursuant to an inquiry into the prior ownership and uses of the site, consistent with American Society for Testing and Materials standards. Brownfield Phase I Environmental Site Assessments have been completed at the following facilities:
- Former agricultural implement dealership.
- Former fertilizer distribution facility. Phase II work plans were also developed for further investigation of the abandoned property.
- A 35,000-square foot abandoned meat packing and cold storage plant.
- Former auto dealership and former auto body shop. Phase II work plans were also developed for further investigation of the abandoned auto dealership.
- Redevelopment property located in a downtown area.
- Former agricultural land proposed for industrial development.
The Pre-CERCLIS screening assessment process is designed to evaluate a site’s Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act eligibility. Pre-CERCLIS activities have been completed at the following sites:
- West Point, Nebraska’s municipal water supply system. A comprehensive well survey and potential source inventory was completed to identify potential receptors for trichloroethylene, which has been reported in at least one city well.
- Location of private drinking water wells in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. These wells are often unregistered and screening activities include a comprehensive phone survey of approximately 150 homes.
- Pre-CERCLIS screening, including the identification and sampling of private drinking water wells located near Grand Island and Battle Creek, Nebraska.