CONSTRUCTION SOIL MANAGEMENT
A REGULATORY REMINDER
IS YOUR SITE CLEAN?
HOW DO YOU KNOW?
ARE YOU PREPARED TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS?
The Wisconsin Department Of Natural Resources (WDNR) Remediation And Redevelopment (R&R) Program Has Refocused Their Efforts To Identify And Enforce The Characterization And Proper Management Of Contaminated Construction Related Soil Spoils. Urban Sites Were Commonly Filled With Impacted Soils And/Or Industrial By Products. The WDNR’s Latest Guidance Document Specifically References Utility And Construction Related Projects. Have You Completed Your Project Due Diligence? Is Your Contractor Prepared To Properly Manage Contaminated Soil?
The WDNR issued RR guidance document Management of Contaminated Soil and Other Waste Material in November 2014. This document summarizes regulated soil management requirements documented in Wisconsin Administrative Code (WAC) ch. NR 718 for “persons responsible for utility or construction projects where excavation, trenching or direction boring activities involve the management of contaminated media” including soil. Managing and exporting contaminated soil as clean soil will result in noncompliance and can result in project delays, increased project costs, and possible enforcement action.
HOW CAN SIGMA HELP YOU?
First, Sigma can help you determine if your project is located within an area of known or possible contaminated soil and if so conduct site-specific assessment to evaluate handling needs and on or off-site management options. Next, based on the scope of your project, Sigma will partner with you to determine the best and cost effective regulatory compliant soil management approach. Sigma has years of experience partnering with developers, contractors and owners to complete cost effective project planning due diligence activities. Our proactive approach provides clients with a thorough understanding of State rules, site conditions, potential risks and cost saving soil management approaches. In addition, we can help you evaluate, apply for and secure applicable sources of project funding to offset some of these additional project costs. Call us today.