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USA Environment, LP R A DIOA C TIV E DE C O N TA M INA TIO N & DE C O M IS S IO N IN G S E RV IC E S

USA Environment, LP P.O. Box 87687 Houston, Texas 77287 Phone: 713.425.6936 Fax: 713.425.6917

USA Environment, LP P.O. Box 87687 Houston, Texas 77287 Phone:713.425.6936 Fax: 713.425.6917 www.usaenviro.com


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L IC E NSE S A ND CER T IFIC A T IO NS Radioactive Materials License

L05616

EPA ID #

TXR000043539

State ID #

86133

Hazardous Materials Cert of Registration

063003552043LM

Used Oil Activities/Filters Transporter

A85726

International Fuel Tax Agreement License

TX76067371517

USDOT ID #

959361

Louisiana Transporter License #

6871-A

Arkansas Hazardous Transportation Permit H-1308 Asbestos Transporter License

40-0265

LPST Corrective Action Specialist

RCAS00839

Underground Storage Tank Contractor

CRP001398

State of Louisiana

39216

State of Mississippi

13728

State of California

859914

State of Florida

QB50725

State of Georgia

Registration

State of Iowa

86031-06

State of Kansas

Registration

State of Kentucky

651360.08

State of Maryland

Registration

State of Mississippi

13728

State of Nebraska

State Registration

State of Nevada

67128

State of Dakota Class A

32023

State of New Jersey

Registration

State of New Mexico

94621

State of Utah

6312184-0181

State of Washington

CCBIEX USAENEL941 NQ


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H E A LT H

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SAFETY

U S A S A FE T Y P R OG R A M – 2 0 0 8 ( CU R REN T E M R I S 0 . 5 1)

The success of USA’s Health & Safety Program rests in the firm commitment of all members of our work force to practice safety every day. We recognize the hazards associated with construction, hazardous chemicals, and radioactive materials and constantly strive to improve our safety techniques and reduce hazards. We employ a full-time health and safety manager with more than 29 years experience in the petrochemical, pipeline, and environmental industries. We have some of the most experienced Radiation Safety Officers on-staff who take part in a comprehensive program that has been developed to minimize unsafe conditions and promote safe work practices throughout the organization.

INSURANCE & BONDING USA maintains a comprehensive insurance program that covers all operations through American International Group (AIG). Our policy is composed of commercial general liability, professional and pollution liability, automobile liability, workers compensation with an excess umbrella liability of $10,000,000. Through our relationship with AIG, USA has participated in projects requiring Cleanup Cost Cap (CCC) Insurance designed to address the risk and uncertainty associated with beginning or continuing an environmental remediation project. Bonding is provided through Frank Crystal with bid, payment and performance bonds available as required for the project. The combination of USA’s insurance and bonding capabilities provides a valuable tool in managing risk associated with remedial actions.

Table of Contents Introduction

4

Radiological Services

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The USA Advantage

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Professional Staff

6

Project Experience

8

Remediation Services

10

Equipment Resources

13

Health and Safety

14

Insurance and Bonding

14

Licenses and Certifications

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USA Environment, LP INTRODUCTION USA Environment, LP (USA) provides a full range of high end environmental services. To compliment our primary resource of personnel, USA owns the specialized equipment required for the technologies utilized in the environmental business. USA also owns and operates a transportation fleet licensed to haul both radioactive and hazardous materials. This combination of personnel and assets offers the optimum solution to our client’s remediation, transportation, disposal and construction needs.

R ADIOLOGICAL

S E RV I C E S

USA is licensed by the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control and is authorized to receive, manage, and dispose of radioactive material in accordance with our Radioactive Material License. This portable decontamination license allows USA to:

Handle any radioactive material with atomic numbers 1 to 95;

Handle radioactive materials in a solid, sludge or liquid matrix at material limits required for the job; and

Authorizes USA for the decontamination and disposal of buildings, pipe, land, and equipment contaminated with radioactive materials. USA is equipped to handle something as small as a single radioactive exit sign or smoke detector to as complex as a full MARSSIM facility closure. USA has the right mixture of experience, expertise, licensing and equipment to provide full service radioactive materials management. Our RCRA expertise also allows us to meet your mixed waste needs.

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USA Environment, LP SOIL REMEDIATION

USA has successfully applied a wide range of treatment methods to soil contaminated with solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, petroleum compounds, and other priority pollutants. Our objective is to implement the best technology for the site based upon time and budget constraints, nature and concentration of contaminants, cleanup standards, soil permeability, proximity to groundwater, and other site specific parameters. Our services include:

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Lead Stabilization to meet TCLP based performance standards; Bioremediation and landfarm construction and operation; Solidification of soils and sludge for off-site disposal or on-site consolidation; and Installation and operation of soil vapor extraction systems.

E QUIPMENT R ESOURCES USA maintains an asset base of specialized construction equipment. Our inventory includes a variety of earth moving, waste treatment, emergency response, and material handling machinery including:

Komatsu PC-400 Series, PC300 Series and PC-200 Series Trackhoes

PC 400 w/ Labourly Hydraulic Shear

D5 & D6 Dozers

Loader/Backhoes with Specialty Attachments

Vibratory Compaction Equipment

Total Robotic Station/ Tremble Differential Beamed System

Lowboy, Van and Float Trailers

24-Tractor Power Units

Monitoring Instrumentation

XRF Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Metal Analyzer

Canberra ISOCS Gamma Spectroscopy System

Fully Stocked Radioactive Field Service Units and Trailers

Tripod and Winch Rescue Units

2 1/2 Ton to 1-Ton Crew Trucks and Response Vehicles

Various Gooseneck, Dump, and Utility Trailers

Poly and Steel Tanks

More than 400 Roll-Off Containers

Pressure Washers up to 25,000 psi

Equipment is housed at USA’s Maintenance and Fabrication Center located at 10234 Lucore Street in Houston, Texas. The facility is strategically located just two miles south of the 610 loop on S.H. 225 providing ideal access to Houston’s industrial clients.


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POND CLOSURES USA has developed technologies that address all aspects of soil and pond remediation. Our services include dewatering sludges that allow cost effective solutions to sludge disposal by minimizing disposal volume. We also offer liquids treatment and disposal, solidification and stabilization of waste and sediment using a variety of reagents, and bioremediation enhanced by the use of surfactants that accelerate the natural breakdown of hydrocarbons.

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T HE USA ADVANTAGE FULLY INTEGRATED SERVICES 

Licensing — USA is authorized to manage NORM, NARM, Low Level and High Level radioactive material as necessary for each project.

Turnkey Services — USA is structured to provide a broad range of radio-

Technical Staff — USA’s technical staff have successfully handled multiple

USA is a leading provider to energy sector clients with core business in pipelines, production and midstream services. We recently completed a project for CenterPoint Energy that involved the direct assessment and inspection of multiple locations that could have received gas exceeding quality limits for internal corrosion. Services include conventional and hydro-excavation of piping, low points, valves and fittings for full encirclement X-Ray and UT inspection of pipelines and drip legs.

Regulatory Interface — One of the key elements to any project is develop-

Equipment Resources — USA maintains an asset base of specialized

DECONTAMINATION & DEMOLITION

Training — USA is licensed by the Texas Department of Health to provide a

PIPELINE SERVICES

USA offers a full range of services for the decontamination of building surfaces, contents and other items containing superficial contamination of hazardous materials. USA’s approach is to remove heavy metals, PCBs, pesticides and other contaminants from the affected surfaces; thereby allowing the contaminated structures to be reused or disposed at a non-hazardous facility.

logical services. They can be as small as the packing, transport and disposal of a single container of waste to the implementation of large scale projects requiring complete closure services meeting MARRSIM requirements.

curies of isotopes including Ra-226, Sr-90, Cs-137 on a variety of projects. Our management has a record of success in both agreement and NRC licensed projects . We can provide DOD/DOE certified brokers and manifesting services for a variety of waste streams. The senior technical staff at USA can provide specialized knowledge on such topics as risk based standards and health physics assessments. ing a strong working relationship between the customer and the various regulatory agencies. USA Project Managers have a history of developing these relationships based upon technical expertise and quality of work. equipment including track mounted excavators, dozers, loaders, backhoes, air compressors, pressure washers, portable decontamination units, monitoring instrumentation, and radiation survey equipment. wide range of radiological training for all NORM needs.

Licensed Transportation Vehicles — USA owns more than 400 specialized roll-off containers and it authorized to transport radioactive and hazardous materials in 48 states.

Field Service Analytical Capabilities — USA has the ability to provide this service using ISOCS Characterized Detector & Inspector 1000 systems.


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Professional Staff Certified Health Physicists Professional Engineers Radiation Safety Officers Construction Managers Project Managers DOE/DOD Waste Brokers Safety Specialist Heavy Equipment Operators

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TANK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

USA has been successful in recruiting a highly qualified staff with substantial experience in the environmental service industry.

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Environmental Engineers Civil Engineers Transportation Managers UST Licensed Specialists Technical Experts (PhD) Corrective Action Project Managers

USA employees have a variety of training including hazardous waste operations in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120, radiation safety officer training, confined space entry and rescue, and DOT operator qualifications.

Stephen Prewett — Ph.D. Nuclear Science & Engineering Dr. Prewett holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Science & Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He offers more than thirty years experience managing Nuclear, RCRA, and TSCA projects. Several projects under the direction of Dr. Prewett have been recognized for their excellence by both regulatory agencies and industry peer groups. A safety program managed by Dr. Prewett still holds the National Safety Council record for performance in its SIC Code. Dr. Prewett is USA’s designated RSO and is responsible for maintaining USA’s radioactive materials license. As a Senior Project Manager for USA, he is also responsible for providing radiation protection, decontamination, and decommissioning at NRC and state licensed facilities; preparation of remediation work plans; and providing risk evaluation and assessment on radioactive projects.

Raymond Holmes — Ph.D. Health Physics, CAHP, CPHP, PE Dr. Holmes holds a Ph.D. in Health Physics and a Certificate to Practice Health Physics—Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology. Dr. Holmes is a hands-on engineer and scientist with more than thirty years of international experience in the determination of health risks and the environmental impact of chemical and nuclear pollution. He provides support to Dr. Prewett on the resolution of scientific and technical issues for projects performed by USA.

USA is registered with the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as an Underground Storage Tank Contractor, Registration No. CRP001388. We have both “A” Licensed Installers and “B” Licensed Removal Specialist. In addition to conventional fuel tanks, USA has removed tanks and sumps containing solvents, acids, resins, pesticides, NORM and low level radioactive materials. These services include complete removal and abandonment in place of UST systems and demolition, removal, cleaning and installation of AST systems.

WASTE DISPOSAL AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES Many projects completed by USA require the proper management of some type of waste materials. To effectively manage these wastes, USA offers a thorough knowledge of RCRA, TSCA, NORM, NRC, DOT, and CERLCA regulations. In addition to the regulatory issues, each disposal facility has their own set of unique forms, analytical requirements, and site specific permits. By utilizing USA to manage your disposal needs you can be assured that your waste stream will be approved in a timely fashion while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.

SURFACE IMPACTED CLEANING SERVICES USA has a technology that allows metal surfaces impacted with NORM materials (esp. Pb-210) to be efficiently cleaned without damage to the base material. Conventional techniques such as hydro-blasting are not effective or damage the item. USA uses a chemical process that removes the radioactive material with no damage to the base and typically achieves decontamination factors of 100 in several hours. The resultant waste is non—hazardous and can be disposed of at any liquid waste treatment facility at minimal cost.


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E NVIRONMENTAL

SERVICES

EXCAVATION USA has completed hundreds of excavation and disposal projects including the mass excavation of more than 160,000 cubic yards of soil from the new NBA multi-purpose arena. This project involved managing more than 500 manifested loads per day from a highly populated urban area. USA has additional expertise with excavations requiring trench shielding and shoring systems, surgical excavation of soil in active utility corridors, removal of cultural artifacts, and adjacent to buildings.

GROUND WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS USA has installed a number of groundwater recovery and treatment systems for public and private sector clients. In the past year, USA has completed over twenty system installations for El Paso Corporation, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Texaco, GeoSyntec Consultants, SKA Consulting, and ATC. Systems typically include well vault installation, utility connections, underground piping, oil water separation, air stripping, thermal oxidation, vacuum extraction, and vapor and liquid phase carbon treatment.

LANDFILL CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURE USA recently completed the construction of a new 10 acre cell expansion for Waste Management’s Fairbanks-North Houston Landfill. The project involved the excavation of more than 60,000 cubic yards to a depth of 60 feet. USA has completed a variety of other landfill type projects including installation of the daily cover at BFI’s McCarty Road Landfill, excavation of nonconforming waste, installation of RCRA caps and containment systems, installation of flexible membrane liners, and installation of methane and groundwater recovery systems.

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Mike Nalepa — Managing Director Radiological Services Mike Nalepa holds a B.B.A. in Economics from Sam Houston State University and is responsible for developing USA’s business in Radioactive Material Management. He holds certifications in radiation surveying, radiation instrumentation calibration, biological effects and exposure minimization and radiation safety. Mr. Nalepa has managed low level and mixed radioactive remediation sites as well as Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) projects in the steel, wood products, and oil field industry. He brings over twenty years of experience in the operation and handling of special waste and provides unparalleled expertise on tank cleaning and waste disposal projects.

Paul Zimmerman — Technical Director of NORM Services Mr. Zimmerman offers more than 30 years of experience in hazardous, radiological and special waste materials. As Director of Waste Management for BFI Chemical Service Division he was involved in the initial concept and later development of three of the Gulf Coast’s first Hazardous Waste Landfills, Deepwell and Waste Treatment Systems. As General Manager for off-site services with Chemical Waste Management, Mr. Zimmerman coordinated sales and project development for two of the country’s largest waste facilities, providing over $50,000,000 in annual revenue and the successful mitigation of numerous Superfund Projects. Mr. Zimmerman also participated in acquiring and development of the first specific NORM decontamination permit issued in the United States. As Manager of Technical services for PSC, he participated in the development and patenting of propriety chelant chemistry for removal of radioactive monomolecular films from process equipment, the handling and treatment of subsequent radioactive solutions.

Rick Doane—Instrumentation & Measurements Manager Mr. Doane has over thirty years of health physics and radiochemistry laboratory experience including oversight of health physics and industrial hygiene support programs. These programs included waste characterization, remedial action activities, and verification programs within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (U.S.A.C.O.E.) and the U.S. Department of Defense, (DOD) environmental restoration programs. Mr. Doane has also overseen radiochemistry laboratory counting facilities and equipment for all analyses of environmental and Part 50/61 samples.


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P R O J E C T E X P E R I EN C E Provided below, please find a listing of recent projects completed by USA. USA has disposed of over 50,000 bbl of NORM & NOW waste in the past 12 months.

DIAGNOSTICS IMAGING CENTER A medical imaging tenant located in Houston, TX had gone bankrupt and left radioactive material behind, consisting of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning equipment, which was preventing the sale of this commercial property. The radioactive materials included system calibration sources as well as patient injectable material. USA responded on an emergency basis and managed the entire clean up without any other tenants being aware of the process. This required working on weekends to move and dispose of the radioactive materials. USA inventoried and removed radioactive sources, surveyed the site for any residual radioactive material, and packaged and disposed of radioactive material, bio-hazard waste and scheduled narcotics.

DOW — LA PORTE, TEXAS USA performed an initial survey and assessment of a large reactor vessel with residual thorium catalyst. Based upon our assessment, USA presented a proposal for decontamination and free release of the vessel for unrestricted use. USA also developed an innovative waste classification that when combined with the asset recovery element allowed the client to dispose of additional waste and still be under the original budget. The operations involved confined space entry and heavy lifts in a high risk area of the plant.

EXXON — BEAUMONT USA was contracted to remove lead and Po-210 from pumps, piping and process equipment at Exxon's Beaumont facility. USA removed the equipment to a portable decontamination area constructed on-site. Equipment was then initially decontaminated with an acid solution and steam to remove residual hydrocarbons. Equipment was then placed into water tight roll-off containers and submerged in water. The water was heated to between 140-160° F and a 3-4% chealation chemical was added to the tank. The solution was circulated for approximately 36 hours to drop the level of activity to acceptable levels for unrestricted use.

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GLOBAL THREAT REDUCTION INITIATIVE (GTRI) USA has been selected as the radioactive field service contractor by GEM Technology for orphan source recovery under a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency contract. This program focuses on the safe retrieval and disposal of large, at risk sources of radioactive material in domestic or foreign locations. USA was selected for the team based on their unlimited quantity license and sophistication in industrial material handling. This is a multi year program to remove terrorist material.

EL PASO CORPORATION — PATTERSON FIELD, LA. USA completed access improvements, removal of a partially submerged barge, dismantling and removal of ASTs, NORM surveying, removal of piping and dock pilings, and grading of the landowner’s property. The project was performed in extreme remote locations with particular emphasis on safety and landowner satisfaction. The project was completed without incident, ahead of schedule, and under budget. At the completion of the project the landowner wrote a letter to El Paso commending USA on the level of professionalism exhibited throughout all phases of the project.

PINEY POINT PHOSPHATE PLANT — PALMETTO, FL Activities included asbestos abatement and management, structure demolition to 200’ above grade including a sulfuric acid plant, phosphoric acid plant, and diammonium phosphate plant, naturally occurring radioactive material management, hydro-blasting material for recycling, and management of recyclable material for off-site shipment. The entire site had elevated levels of TENORM, so USA utilized in-house Radiation Safety Officers & equipment to effectively monitor the health physics of the onsite staff. To complete demolition activities USA utilized a 190’ conventional crane, hydraulic hammers and thumbs, man-lifts, off-road trucks, dozers, and grapple/magnetic loading machines. USA recycled approximately 4,000 tons of carbon steel, 150,000 pounds of stainless steel, 100,000 pounds of copper, and 50,000 pounds of high end alloys.


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P R O J E C T E X P E R I EN C E Provided below, please find a listing of recent projects completed by USA. USA has disposed of over 50,000 bbl of NORM & NOW waste in the past 12 months.

DIAGNOSTICS IMAGING CENTER A medical imaging tenant located in Houston, TX had gone bankrupt and left radioactive material behind, consisting of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning equipment, which was preventing the sale of this commercial property. The radioactive materials included system calibration sources as well as patient injectable material. USA responded on an emergency basis and managed the entire clean up without any other tenants being aware of the process. This required working on weekends to move and dispose of the radioactive materials. USA inventoried and removed radioactive sources, surveyed the site for any residual radioactive material, and packaged and disposed of radioactive material, bio-hazard waste and scheduled narcotics.

DOW — LA PORTE, TEXAS USA performed an initial survey and assessment of a large reactor vessel with residual thorium catalyst. Based upon our assessment, USA presented a proposal for decontamination and free release of the vessel for unrestricted use. USA also developed an innovative waste classification that when combined with the asset recovery element allowed the client to dispose of additional waste and still be under the original budget. The operations involved confined space entry and heavy lifts in a high risk area of the plant.

EXXON — BEAUMONT USA was contracted to remove lead and Po-210 from pumps, piping and process equipment at Exxon's Beaumont facility. USA removed the equipment to a portable decontamination area constructed on-site. Equipment was then initially decontaminated with an acid solution and steam to remove residual hydrocarbons. Equipment was then placed into water tight roll-off containers and submerged in water. The water was heated to between 140-160° F and a 3-4% chealation chemical was added to the tank. The solution was circulated for approximately 36 hours to drop the level of activity to acceptable levels for unrestricted use.

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GLOBAL THREAT REDUCTION INITIATIVE (GTRI) USA has been selected as the radioactive field service contractor by GEM Technology for orphan source recovery under a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency contract. This program focuses on the safe retrieval and disposal of large, at risk sources of radioactive material in domestic or foreign locations. USA was selected for the team based on their unlimited quantity license and sophistication in industrial material handling. This is a multi year program to remove terrorist material.

EL PASO CORPORATION — PATTERSON FIELD, LA. USA completed access improvements, removal of a partially submerged barge, dismantling and removal of ASTs, NORM surveying, removal of piping and dock pilings, and grading of the landowner’s property. The project was performed in extreme remote locations with particular emphasis on safety and landowner satisfaction. The project was completed without incident, ahead of schedule, and under budget. At the completion of the project the landowner wrote a letter to El Paso commending USA on the level of professionalism exhibited throughout all phases of the project.

PINEY POINT PHOSPHATE PLANT — PALMETTO, FL Activities included asbestos abatement and management, structure demolition to 200’ above grade including a sulfuric acid plant, phosphoric acid plant, and diammonium phosphate plant, naturally occurring radioactive material management, hydro-blasting material for recycling, and management of recyclable material for off-site shipment. The entire site had elevated levels of TENORM, so USA utilized in-house Radiation Safety Officers & equipment to effectively monitor the health physics of the onsite staff. To complete demolition activities USA utilized a 190’ conventional crane, hydraulic hammers and thumbs, man-lifts, off-road trucks, dozers, and grapple/magnetic loading machines. USA recycled approximately 4,000 tons of carbon steel, 150,000 pounds of stainless steel, 100,000 pounds of copper, and 50,000 pounds of high end alloys.


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E NVIRONMENTAL

SERVICES

EXCAVATION USA has completed hundreds of excavation and disposal projects including the mass excavation of more than 160,000 cubic yards of soil from the new NBA multi-purpose arena. This project involved managing more than 500 manifested loads per day from a highly populated urban area. USA has additional expertise with excavations requiring trench shielding and shoring systems, surgical excavation of soil in active utility corridors, removal of cultural artifacts, and adjacent to buildings.

GROUND WATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS USA has installed a number of groundwater recovery and treatment systems for public and private sector clients. In the past year, USA has completed over twenty system installations for El Paso Corporation, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Texaco, GeoSyntec Consultants, SKA Consulting, and ATC. Systems typically include well vault installation, utility connections, underground piping, oil water separation, air stripping, thermal oxidation, vacuum extraction, and vapor and liquid phase carbon treatment.

LANDFILL CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURE USA recently completed the construction of a new 10 acre cell expansion for Waste Management’s Fairbanks-North Houston Landfill. The project involved the excavation of more than 60,000 cubic yards to a depth of 60 feet. USA has completed a variety of other landfill type projects including installation of the daily cover at BFI’s McCarty Road Landfill, excavation of nonconforming waste, installation of RCRA caps and containment systems, installation of flexible membrane liners, and installation of methane and groundwater recovery systems.

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Mike Nalepa — Managing Director Radiological Services Mike Nalepa holds a B.B.A. in Economics from Sam Houston State University and is responsible for developing USA’s business in Radioactive Material Management. He holds certifications in radiation surveying, radiation instrumentation calibration, biological effects and exposure minimization and radiation safety. Mr. Nalepa has managed low level and mixed radioactive remediation sites as well as Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) projects in the steel, wood products, and oil field industry. He brings over twenty years of experience in the operation and handling of special waste and provides unparalleled expertise on tank cleaning and waste disposal projects.

Paul Zimmerman — Technical Director of NORM Services Mr. Zimmerman offers more than 30 years of experience in hazardous, radiological and special waste materials. As Director of Waste Management for BFI Chemical Service Division he was involved in the initial concept and later development of three of the Gulf Coast’s first Hazardous Waste Landfills, Deepwell and Waste Treatment Systems. As General Manager for off-site services with Chemical Waste Management, Mr. Zimmerman coordinated sales and project development for two of the country’s largest waste facilities, providing over $50,000,000 in annual revenue and the successful mitigation of numerous Superfund Projects. Mr. Zimmerman also participated in acquiring and development of the first specific NORM decontamination permit issued in the United States. As Manager of Technical services for PSC, he participated in the development and patenting of propriety chelant chemistry for removal of radioactive monomolecular films from process equipment, the handling and treatment of subsequent radioactive solutions.

Rick Doane—Instrumentation & Measurements Manager Mr. Doane has over thirty years of health physics and radiochemistry laboratory experience including oversight of health physics and industrial hygiene support programs. These programs included waste characterization, remedial action activities, and verification programs within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (U.S.A.C.O.E.) and the U.S. Department of Defense, (DOD) environmental restoration programs. Mr. Doane has also overseen radiochemistry laboratory counting facilities and equipment for all analyses of environmental and Part 50/61 samples.


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Professional Staff Certified Health Physicists Professional Engineers Radiation Safety Officers Construction Managers Project Managers DOE/DOD Waste Brokers Safety Specialist Heavy Equipment Operators

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TANK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

USA has been successful in recruiting a highly qualified staff with substantial experience in the environmental service industry.

       

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Environmental Engineers Civil Engineers Transportation Managers UST Licensed Specialists Technical Experts (PhD) Corrective Action Project Managers

USA employees have a variety of training including hazardous waste operations in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120, radiation safety officer training, confined space entry and rescue, and DOT operator qualifications.

Stephen Prewett — Ph.D. Nuclear Science & Engineering Dr. Prewett holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Science & Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He offers more than thirty years experience managing Nuclear, RCRA, and TSCA projects. Several projects under the direction of Dr. Prewett have been recognized for their excellence by both regulatory agencies and industry peer groups. A safety program managed by Dr. Prewett still holds the National Safety Council record for performance in its SIC Code. Dr. Prewett is USA’s designated RSO and is responsible for maintaining USA’s radioactive materials license. As a Senior Project Manager for USA, he is also responsible for providing radiation protection, decontamination, and decommissioning at NRC and state licensed facilities; preparation of remediation work plans; and providing risk evaluation and assessment on radioactive projects.

Raymond Holmes — Ph.D. Health Physics, CAHP, CPHP, PE Dr. Holmes holds a Ph.D. in Health Physics and a Certificate to Practice Health Physics—Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology. Dr. Holmes is a hands-on engineer and scientist with more than thirty years of international experience in the determination of health risks and the environmental impact of chemical and nuclear pollution. He provides support to Dr. Prewett on the resolution of scientific and technical issues for projects performed by USA.

USA is registered with the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) as an Underground Storage Tank Contractor, Registration No. CRP001388. We have both “A” Licensed Installers and “B” Licensed Removal Specialist. In addition to conventional fuel tanks, USA has removed tanks and sumps containing solvents, acids, resins, pesticides, NORM and low level radioactive materials. These services include complete removal and abandonment in place of UST systems and demolition, removal, cleaning and installation of AST systems.

WASTE DISPOSAL AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES Many projects completed by USA require the proper management of some type of waste materials. To effectively manage these wastes, USA offers a thorough knowledge of RCRA, TSCA, NORM, NRC, DOT, and CERLCA regulations. In addition to the regulatory issues, each disposal facility has their own set of unique forms, analytical requirements, and site specific permits. By utilizing USA to manage your disposal needs you can be assured that your waste stream will be approved in a timely fashion while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.

SURFACE IMPACTED CLEANING SERVICES USA has a technology that allows metal surfaces impacted with NORM materials (esp. Pb-210) to be efficiently cleaned without damage to the base material. Conventional techniques such as hydro-blasting are not effective or damage the item. USA uses a chemical process that removes the radioactive material with no damage to the base and typically achieves decontamination factors of 100 in several hours. The resultant waste is non—hazardous and can be disposed of at any liquid waste treatment facility at minimal cost.


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POND CLOSURES USA has developed technologies that address all aspects of soil and pond remediation. Our services include dewatering sludges that allow cost effective solutions to sludge disposal by minimizing disposal volume. We also offer liquids treatment and disposal, solidification and stabilization of waste and sediment using a variety of reagents, and bioremediation enhanced by the use of surfactants that accelerate the natural breakdown of hydrocarbons.

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T HE USA ADVANTAGE FULLY INTEGRATED SERVICES 

Licensing — USA is authorized to manage NORM, NARM, Low Level and High Level radioactive material as necessary for each project.

Turnkey Services — USA is structured to provide a broad range of radio-

Technical Staff — USA’s technical staff have successfully handled multiple

USA is a leading provider to energy sector clients with core business in pipelines, production and midstream services. We recently completed a project for CenterPoint Energy that involved the direct assessment and inspection of multiple locations that could have received gas exceeding quality limits for internal corrosion. Services include conventional and hydro-excavation of piping, low points, valves and fittings for full encirclement X-Ray and UT inspection of pipelines and drip legs.

Regulatory Interface — One of the key elements to any project is develop-

Equipment Resources — USA maintains an asset base of specialized

DECONTAMINATION & DEMOLITION

Training — USA is licensed by the Texas Department of Health to provide a

PIPELINE SERVICES

USA offers a full range of services for the decontamination of building surfaces, contents and other items containing superficial contamination of hazardous materials. USA’s approach is to remove heavy metals, PCBs, pesticides and other contaminants from the affected surfaces; thereby allowing the contaminated structures to be reused or disposed at a non-hazardous facility.

logical services. They can be as small as the packing, transport and disposal of a single container of waste to the implementation of large scale projects requiring complete closure services meeting MARRSIM requirements.

curies of isotopes including Ra-226, Sr-90, Cs-137 on a variety of projects. Our management has a record of success in both agreement and NRC licensed projects . We can provide DOD/DOE certified brokers and manifesting services for a variety of waste streams. The senior technical staff at USA can provide specialized knowledge on such topics as risk based standards and health physics assessments. ing a strong working relationship between the customer and the various regulatory agencies. USA Project Managers have a history of developing these relationships based upon technical expertise and quality of work. equipment including track mounted excavators, dozers, loaders, backhoes, air compressors, pressure washers, portable decontamination units, monitoring instrumentation, and radiation survey equipment. wide range of radiological training for all NORM needs.

Licensed Transportation Vehicles — USA owns more than 400 specialized roll-off containers and it authorized to transport radioactive and hazardous materials in 48 states.

Field Service Analytical Capabilities — USA has the ability to provide this service using ISOCS Characterized Detector & Inspector 1000 systems.


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USA Environment, LP

USA Environment, LP INTRODUCTION USA Environment, LP (USA) provides a full range of high end environmental services. To compliment our primary resource of personnel, USA owns the specialized equipment required for the technologies utilized in the environmental business. USA also owns and operates a transportation fleet licensed to haul both radioactive and hazardous materials. This combination of personnel and assets offers the optimum solution to our client’s remediation, transportation, disposal and construction needs.

R ADIOLOGICAL

S E RV I C E S

USA is licensed by the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control and is authorized to receive, manage, and dispose of radioactive material in accordance with our Radioactive Material License. This portable decontamination license allows USA to:

Handle any radioactive material with atomic numbers 1 to 95;

Handle radioactive materials in a solid, sludge or liquid matrix at material limits required for the job; and

Authorizes USA for the decontamination and disposal of buildings, pipe, land, and equipment contaminated with radioactive materials. USA is equipped to handle something as small as a single radioactive exit sign or smoke detector to as complex as a full MARSSIM facility closure. USA has the right mixture of experience, expertise, licensing and equipment to provide full service radioactive materials management. Our RCRA expertise also allows us to meet your mixed waste needs.

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USA Environment, LP SOIL REMEDIATION

USA has successfully applied a wide range of treatment methods to soil contaminated with solvents, pesticides, heavy metals, petroleum compounds, and other priority pollutants. Our objective is to implement the best technology for the site based upon time and budget constraints, nature and concentration of contaminants, cleanup standards, soil permeability, proximity to groundwater, and other site specific parameters. Our services include:

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Lead Stabilization to meet TCLP based performance standards; Bioremediation and landfarm construction and operation; Solidification of soils and sludge for off-site disposal or on-site consolidation; and Installation and operation of soil vapor extraction systems.

E QUIPMENT R ESOURCES USA maintains an asset base of specialized construction equipment. Our inventory includes a variety of earth moving, waste treatment, emergency response, and material handling machinery including:

Komatsu PC-400 Series, PC300 Series and PC-200 Series Trackhoes

PC 400 w/ Labourly Hydraulic Shear

D5 & D6 Dozers

Loader/Backhoes with Specialty Attachments

Vibratory Compaction Equipment

Total Robotic Station/ Tremble Differential Beamed System

Lowboy, Van and Float Trailers

24-Tractor Power Units

Monitoring Instrumentation

XRF Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Metal Analyzer

Canberra ISOCS Gamma Spectroscopy System

Fully Stocked Radioactive Field Service Units and Trailers

Tripod and Winch Rescue Units

2 1/2 Ton to 1-Ton Crew Trucks and Response Vehicles

Various Gooseneck, Dump, and Utility Trailers

Poly and Steel Tanks

More than 400 Roll-Off Containers

Pressure Washers up to 25,000 psi

Equipment is housed at USA’s Maintenance and Fabrication Center located at 10234 Lucore Street in Houston, Texas. The facility is strategically located just two miles south of the 610 loop on S.H. 225 providing ideal access to Houston’s industrial clients.


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H E A LT H

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SAFETY

U S A S A FE T Y P R OG R A M – 2 0 0 8 ( CU R REN T E M R I S 0 . 5 1)

The success of USA’s Health & Safety Program rests in the firm commitment of all members of our work force to practice safety every day. We recognize the hazards associated with construction, hazardous chemicals, and radioactive materials and constantly strive to improve our safety techniques and reduce hazards. We employ a full-time health and safety manager with more than 29 years experience in the petrochemical, pipeline, and environmental industries. We have some of the most experienced Radiation Safety Officers on-staff who take part in a comprehensive program that has been developed to minimize unsafe conditions and promote safe work practices throughout the organization.

INSURANCE & BONDING USA maintains a comprehensive insurance program that covers all operations through American International Group (AIG). Our policy is composed of commercial general liability, professional and pollution liability, automobile liability, workers compensation with an excess umbrella liability of $10,000,000. Through our relationship with AIG, USA has participated in projects requiring Cleanup Cost Cap (CCC) Insurance designed to address the risk and uncertainty associated with beginning or continuing an environmental remediation project. Bonding is provided through Frank Crystal with bid, payment and performance bonds available as required for the project. The combination of USA’s insurance and bonding capabilities provides a valuable tool in managing risk associated with remedial actions.

Table of Contents Introduction

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Radiological Services

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The USA Advantage

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Professional Staff

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Project Experience

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Remediation Services

10

Equipment Resources

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Health and Safety

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Insurance and Bonding

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Licenses and Certifications

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L IC E NSE S A ND CER T IFIC A T IO NS Radioactive Materials License

L05616

EPA ID #

TXR000043539

State ID #

86133

Hazardous Materials Cert of Registration

063003552043LM

Used Oil Activities/Filters Transporter

A85726

International Fuel Tax Agreement License

TX76067371517

USDOT ID #

959361

Louisiana Transporter License #

6871-A

Arkansas Hazardous Transportation Permit H-1308 Asbestos Transporter License

40-0265

LPST Corrective Action Specialist

RCAS00839

Underground Storage Tank Contractor

CRP001398

State of Louisiana

39216

State of Mississippi

13728

State of California

859914

State of Florida

QB50725

State of Georgia

Registration

State of Iowa

86031-06

State of Kansas

Registration

State of Kentucky

651360.08

State of Maryland

Registration

State of Mississippi

13728

State of Nebraska

State Registration

State of Nevada

67128

State of Dakota Class A

32023

State of New Jersey

Registration

State of New Mexico

94621

State of Utah

6312184-0181

State of Washington

CCBIEX USAENEL941 NQ


USA Environment, LP R A DIOA C TIV E DE C O N TA M INA TIO N & DE C O M IS S IO N IN G S E RV IC E S

USA Environment, LP P.O. Box 87687 Houston, Texas 77287 Phone: 713.425.6936 Fax: 713.425.6917

USA Environment, LP P.O. Box 87687 Houston, Texas 77287 Phone:713.425.6936 Fax: 713.425.6917 www.usaenviro.com

USA Environment, LP Radioactive Services  

For Further Information Call: Kimberly Reynolds 832-439-2556