Project Description: ALCO Pacific operated the facility as a lead-acid battery recycling and secondary lead reclamation facility from about 1950 to 1990. In 1989, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control ordered ALCO Pacific to cease all operations. In 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a unilateral order to a group of potentially responsible parties, later known as the 16914 South Broadway Site Group (Group), for remedial activities at the site.
Scope of Work: Leed Environmental, Inc. was retained by the Group to provide project coordination services and active oversight management for the remedial design and remedial activities at the site. Services performed by Leed Environmental, Inc. included preparation of a remedial action work plan, technical specifications, quality assurance and quality control plans, and health and safety criteria, which were subsequently approved by EPA. The project documents were later used by the remedial contractor to successfully complete remedial activities at the site. Remedial activities included:
Decontamination and demolition of all buildings and structures;
Off-site recycling of lead-contaminated materials and wastes;
Transportation and off-site disposal of wastes, debris, and other materials; and
Special Features/Unusual Considerations: Because of its location in a highly populated area in a suburb of Los Angeles, EPA demanded that remedial activities be performed on a fast-track basis. Leed Environmental, Inc. prepared work plan documents and received EPA's approval, was responsible for remedial contractor bidding and contractor selection, and managed remedial activities. Work plan development and completion of remedial activities were all successfully completed within a period of about five months.
Responsibilities: In the role of project coordinator, Leed Environmental, Inc. was responsible for managing all phases of technical activities, including project planning, work plan development, interaction with regulatory authorities, contractor selection, contractor management, and contractor oversight. The remedial tasks identified above were performed by prime contractors, with certain phases of work performed by subcontractors. Leed Environmental, Inc. was responsible for coordinating all portions of the work with the contractor/subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and the Group.
Project Status: Remedial activities at the site have been successfully completed.
Project Duration for Leed Environmental, Inc.: One year, complete.