ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Project Description

Miami-Dade Transit was planning an extension of the metrorail north on NW 27 Avenue in Miami-Dade County to the Broward County Line as one of its long term transportation objectives. The preliminary engineering for the approximately 9.5-mile corridor identified parcels along the corridor that will be impacted by the proposed metrorail extension for acquisition. Miami-Dade Transit contracted PEER Consultants, P.C. (PEER) to provide Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for the parcels, with EBS Engineering, Inc. (EBS) as one of its subconsultants.

EBS was assigned 64 parcels along the corridor - stretching from City of Opa-Locka through City of Miami Gardens to Broward County Line. We conducted the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment as per all applicable regulations and in general accordance with the ASTM 1527-00. EBS visited the individual sites and surrounding areas to look for evidence of environmental concerns, and conducted interviews with the property owners, managers or their representative. The assessment included a database search of the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Miami-Dade County Dept. of Environmental Resources Management and the U S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EBS also reviewed the available historical records for the property and surrounding areas, including Historical Aerial Photographs, Fire Insurance Maps, City Directories, Topographic Maps, etc.

EBS staff are experienced and qualified professionals who have the full understanding of current federal, state and local laws and regulations, in their individual specialties. With such knowledgeable and resourceful staff, EBS has a proven track record of performance. Since inception, we have successfully completed over 500 projects ranging in size/value from a few thousand dollars to over $2,000,000. We have also completed successfully some of the most challenging and complex environmental projects in the state of Florida during the same period. Our high record of repeat business from clients over the years is a testament to our high performance standards, technical excellence and professionalism. Our goal is to continually meet and exceed our client’s needs and optimize his/her resources. We attained this by working hard to be the leaders in our specialties, to deliver the best possible solutions and products, and to fulfill our corporate philosophy of great service at no additional cost to our clients.

EBS found evidence of generation, use, storage or disposal of hazardous materials on some of the parcels, or evidence indicating the presence of leaking underground storage tank on some parcels or on adjacent properties. EBS prepared for each parcel or combination of parcels, a report summarizing the findings of the Phase I Assessment with conclusions and recommendations for further assessment of any evidence of recognized environmental concerns (RECs). EBS in partnership with PEER later performed Phase II on parcels with RECs to investigate the potential impacts to the soil and groundwater on each site.

Soil borings were advanced on each site. Soil samples were collected in accordance with FDEP Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for field activities DEP-SOP-001/01. Monitoring wells were installed at each site and groundwater samples were collected as per FDEP SOP. All samples were placed in a cooler with ice and returned an accredited laboratory for analyses