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WWTP O & M – Columbia ISD

August 2015 – Present

Waste water treatment plant operation and maintenance – RSB Environmental has performed operation and maintenance of Columbia ISD’s waste water treatment plant since 2015 without any significant violations. RSB Environmental also performed all governmental agency reporting on behalf of Columbia ISD .

180872_Risk Based Assessment (RBA) & Drinking Water Survey

December 2017 – Apr 2019

LPST Registration, Risk Based Assessment – A gas station site located in Lufkin TX was investigated to have a leaking petroleum storage tank. RSB Environmental helped client to report the leak detection to state agency TCEQ and conducted on-site and off-site investigations to understand the extent of contamination. A thorough investigation performed by RSB Environmental helped client prove that the contamination was limited to the Subject Property and it limited the remediation efforts, and therefore the costs.

PCA- Property Condition Assessment Sacramento, CA 95838

March 2019

Property Condition Assessment – The property consisted of four commercial type building structures. RSB Environmental inspected the interiors of the buildings, exteriors, roof, mechanical components and common areas. The client was notified of the identified concerns and the associated costs to maintain the property in good condition.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Houston, TX 77060

February 2019

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment – The site was evaluated under Phase I ESA. RSB identified that there was a metal contamination on a offsite location and which could pose environmental threat to the subject property. A Phase II ESA was recommended. RSB performed the Phase II ESA, and discovered that groundwater on the subject property contaminated metals. There was no past operation identified on Phase I ESA that could have led to the groundwater contamination of metals. RSB helped client to understand the environmental liability and that the client could register under innocent owner program with TCEQ and have the offsite property owner be liable for the cleanup.

Swinney Switch Facility Cleanup

December 2018 – Feb 2019

Swinney Switch Facility Cleanup – The site was associated with an oil reclamation facility. The site had violations reported by RRC for contamination of soil identified near tank storage areas. RSB Environmental identified the contaminated area through sampling, and analysis. The contaminated soil was excavated and disposed. The cleanup action was reported to RRC. The RRC approved the work performed by RSB Environmental and the client was able to re-instate the permit for the site operations.

Refinery Spill Cleanup

January 2019

Diesel Spill Cleanup and Follow-up Sampling – Diesel spill occurred at Refinery facility at Houston, Texas on January 31, 2019. RSB Environmental helped the client to conduct diesel spill cleanup, excavate contaminated soil and pump out contaminated surface water. Remediate the affected area and proper disposal of contaminated material generated during spill cleanup activities. RSB performed follow-up soil sampling and reporting to prove that the diesel spill was not reached to navigable waters.

Corrective Action Shooting Range, Manor, TX

October 2018 – December 2018

Voluntary Cleanup Program – The site was used historically for a shooting range operation. The site is located in Manor, TX. RSB Environmental performed a horizontal and vertical delineation of the site to identify hot areas, and then supported the client with a Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) application and associated Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR) of TCEQ.

Environmental Audit, SWPPP, Air Permit, SPCC- Surface Coating Facility

July 2018 – August 2018

Multi-media Environmental Audit and Resolving Audit Findings – RSB performed a detailed evaluation of environmental compliance requirements for a mid size Surface Coating and Blasting facility in Houston, TX. RSB identified that it was lacking Air Permit, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, Waste Classification Plan, Tier II and TRI Reporting. RSB developed all environmental plans, permit and helped them with implementation, monthly documentation and reporting.

Steel Facility– Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)

January 2018

To meet the requirements of 40 CFR 112 -a steel manufacturing facility located in Baytown, Texas. It is storing approximately 0.6 million gallons of oil inventory on their site and eligible to have a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan. RSB Environmental developed a SPCC Plan to become compliant with the requirement of 40 CFR 112.

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