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Broadbent was contracted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), from 2004 to 2012, to manage the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) program. During this eight year period (two separate four-year contracts), Broadbent worked with NDEP staff on 18 different projects, some of which had multiple tasks.

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection

Work performed under this contract included

  • Provided office assistance with Case File review
  • Prepared a LUST Desk Manual Guidance Document for NDEP staff
  • Assisted NDEP in development of Risk Based Policy for LUST sites
  • Conducted statewide soil gas survey (including well point installation and development) to assist NDEP in evaluating human exposure to the vapor migration pathway from LUST sites
  • Conducted detailed soil and groundwater characterization activities, including remediation feasibility pilot testing, for several recalcitrant owner LUST sites and a solvent site
  • Provided third party review for NDEP and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) relative to a controversial LUST site in Washoe County
  • Conducted a statewide project to locate Orphaned and/or Abandoned Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) within Nevada. Work was part of the LUST Trust Fund Assistance Award, funded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009.
  • Conducted several phases of file scanning and cataloging of closed LUST case files for NDEP
The largest project undertaken during the eight year period was the statewide orphaned and/or abandoned UST investigation. This was a three phase project designed to ultimately develop a database and GIS maps detailing sites across the state where USTs were not properly closed prior to onset of federal UST Closure requirements. Site-specific maps and a site scoring system, to rank sites based upon potential for environmental impact, were developed using ESRI ArcView. A total of 182 potential sites were identified during Phase I. Phase II activities refined the list to 63. Phase III activities included: three site assessments, one of which included additional characterization and mitigation activities (City of Wells); and preparation of a project report providing information on all 182 sites.
Throughout these contracts, Broadbent provided NDEP with clear, detailed, and accurate accounting and billing information, to the complete satisfaction of NDEP.


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