NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic

FAQ

Q1 - How do I get billed for Environmental Services?
  This depends on the commodity in alphabetical order as follows:
   
  Asbestos Abatement is billed on level of effort ($63.00/hr) plus the cost of disposal of asbestos. There is a Special Asbestos rate designed for clients at Industrial Sites ($75.18) plus the cost of disposal of asbestos. In addition to disposal costs for large jobs the fees assessed by DRMO for the placement of dumpsters on-site are charged to the client. Disposal of wastes generated is based on the actual costs of disposal via the DRMO contract line item.
   
  Insulation is billed on level of effort ($53.64/hr) plus the cost of materials (new insulation).
   
  Hazardous Waste Management/Disposal is based on three tiers of disposal readiness and the additional costs for the associated disposal. Occasionally a client will need a dumpster placed on-site to containerize waste an additional dumpster placement fee will be charged based on the DRMO contract costs. All the three tier rates include review of paper work, proper marking & labeling, placarding, transporting, weighing, storing, screening, profiling, and turn into DRMO for disposal. Disposal of wastes generated is based on the actual costs of disposal via the DRMO contract line item.
   
  The first tier is charged at a rate of $0.99/lb and is for wastes that are received properly packaged in the appropriate DOT shippable container (good condition) and whose contents are properly identified at time of receipt.
   
  The second tier is charged at a rate of $1.62/lb and is for wastes that are properly identified but require repackaging.
   
  The third tier is charged at a rate of $ 3.64/lb and is for wastes that have not been properly identified and includes the cost of sampling but not the cost of testing. Testing will be added to the bill based on actual costs.
   
  Lab Testing is based on a per test costs and vary from $33.76 to over $ 2000/per test. This depends on the type of testing needed. Please see lab-testing rate (link to lab rate table) for more information.
   
  Lab Sampling is billed on a level of effort ($60.27/hr). Sampling for Asbestos is billed on a level of effort ($63.00/hr). Sampling does not include testing costs.
   
  Oil Booming Service is billed on level of effort ($98.54/hr) and includes the booming material usage for no longer than three days.
   
  Oily Rag Disposal (no hazardous waste components present) is billed at $0.56/lb. For oily rags contaminated with hazardous components see costs of hazardous waste disposal.
   
  Oil Spill Prevention (Pumping) is billed on a level of effort ($75.50/hr) for pumping of oily wastes. If the oily waste is found to have hazardous characteristics the client will have an additional charge for disposal. Disposal of wastes generated is based on the actual costs of disposal via the DRMO contract line item.
   
  Oil Spill Clean Up, Tank Cleaning & Disposal, Oil/Water Separator Cleaning and Inspections are billed on level of effort ($122.25/hr). An additional charge for disposal applies. Disposal of wastes generated is based on the actual costs of disposal via the DRMO contract line item.
   
  Pest Control Service is billed on level of effort ($53.63/hr) from normal working hours Mon-Fri from 7:30 to 16:00. Our fee is ($69.80/hr) after normal working hours.
   
  Shipboard Waste (Bulk) Transport is billed based on number of gallons at a rate of ($ 0.72/Gal). An additional charge for disposal applies. Disposal of wastes generated is based on the actual costs of disposal via the DRMO contract line item.
   
   
Q2 - What is a hazardous waste?
  EPA regulates wastes on certain characteristics (D-coded: ignitability - like gasoline, corrosivity- like sulfuric acid, reactivity-like cyanide, or toxicity includes 39 specific contaminants-like lead or benzene), listed wastes (F & K-coded: from processes - like plating solutions) and discarded commercial products (off specification species, etc.-U & P Coded) that are considered toxic. For more information please contact the Hazardous Waste Program Manager for your area.
   
   
Q3 - Why can¿t the Lab provide a one day turn-around time for TCLP testing?
  Some tests require a certain period of time to perform and cannot be performed in any shorter span of time than 1 week. Most laboratory tests involve several steps to accomplish. Very few lab tests are conducted on solid materials and all materials must be dissolved or extracted into a measurable solution.
   
  For example, a TCLP complete sample must be made representative of the materials prior to placement in the TCLP apparatus. The TCLP leaching procedure requires 48-hour period. An organic extraction is also needed after the leaching procedure. Another preparation of the extract occurs and an additional twelve-hour period must occur before the extraction is complete. Once the extractions are complete, a clean-up of the sample may need to be done. The instruments must be calibrated and in tune prior to testing a sample. Once the sample is tested it may be too high a concentration for the instrument to read accurately and another preparation occurs to dilute the sample. Sometimes the matrix (solution) has components that interfere with the usual testing method and an alternative method must be used. After the raw data is generated the Quality Control of the test results are reviewed. Any sample not meeting the quality control listed in the testing method must be tested again prior to release of the information.
   
   
Q4 - Why is the labor rates the same for Oil Spill Clean Up, Tank Cleaning and Disposal, and Cleaning and Inspection of Oil/Water Separators?
  All three of these tasks are very labor intensive but also material/equipment/skill intensive.
   
  Spill Response requires significant material usage for absorbents and containment materials, specialized training, and the use of costly equipment (boats or vacuum trucks and tankers).
   
  Tank Cleaning and Disposal requires use of materials to clean container, require the skills of a gas free engineer, specialized confined space training, and the use of special cutting tools. The non-hazardous waste from the cleaning process must be treated or disposed.
   
  Inspection of Oil/Water Separators includes the routine maintenance of the oil water separator. The operators must have Commercial Drivers License, specialized confined space training, pumping is accomplished with the use of Vacuum Trucks. The oily waste is recycled. The non-hazardous waste from the cleaning process must be treated or disposed.
   
   
Q5 - Why do I have to use the Environmental Service Desk when I have a local service desk?
  The Environmental Service desk has trained personnel that can ask the right questions in regards to the service you are looking for. These personnel not only route the ticket to the appropriate shop for service, notify supervisors of emergency calls, but also ensure the correct type service (billing rates) are applied.
   
  For example some calls the service desk to have a fuel spill cleaned up. The service desk will help to determine whether Oil Recovery or Hazardous Waste needs to respond to the spill. Based on the information from the client they will determine the type of equipment needed (absorbent pads to boats, vacuum trucks and/or tankers). In addition the environmental service desk will assist in guiding the client on the next steps they may need to take to remediate the situation until help arrives.
   
   
Q6 - What is the difference between a MAXIMO issued X-ticket and an H-ticket?
  You can only get an H-ticket if you call our service desk at 444-7528. The environmental service department works only from H-tickets. Your MAXIMO ticket must start with the letter H or you will not be serviced by environmental. The X-tickets start with the letter X and are used by the maintenance department.
   
   
Q7 - Who do I contact if I have an after hours emergency?
  The environmental service desk operates Mon-Friday from 07:00 to 15:30. After 15:30 Monday-Friday, on weekends and on holidays, please call the Regional Operations Center (P-1 trouble desk) at 444-3477 or 445-6868.
   
   
Q8 - When I place a call to the environmental service desk how is my work scheduled?
  The supervisor of the commodity gets the routine service ticket, assigns the work on first come first worked basis, and schedules or arranges for the worker to schedule an appointment with the client when needed. Please insure your POC will be available. If POC is only available to take calls at a specific time period please make sure you provide that time range to the service desk. The scheduler will try to arrange the first contact within those hours.
   
  If the call is an emergency, the environmental service desk will contact the supervisor (base radio, cell phone or other) and appraise him/her of the emergency. They will ensure the ticket is sent with the appropriate information to the correct shop for action.
   
   
Q9 - What is the routine/emergency turn-around time for most environmental services?
  The routine response time for a service call is 3 to 14 days. The emergency response time is within 24 hours.
   
   
Q10 - What is the Spill Response turn-aroundtime?
  Your local Fire Department is the first responder to a spill on the land and Port Services is the first responder for oil spills after hours. Oil Recovery is the first responder for oil spills during PWC oil spill operating hours.
   
  After hours or off-site spill response time states that someone from the environmental department with the required expertise will be on site within 2 hours to access the requirements. The equipment and personal will be deployed after the assessment.
   
  If Oil Recovery operates in the water at your site the on-site spill response to access the situation is 30 minutes.
   
  After hours or off-site spill response time states that Hazardous Waste provides spill response clean-up crew. Someone from the environmental department with the required expertise will be on site within 2 hours to access the requirements. The equipment and personal will be deployed after the assessment.
   
  If Hazardous Waste operates a storage facility site on-site spill clean up response to access the situation is 30 minutes.

 

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