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CERCLA Project Management

Bandera Resources, LLC. (Bandera) provides experienced and diverse project management services in this market, currently under our Emergency and Rapid Response Services (ERRS) contract with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) in Region VI. This contract involves work on abandoned sites whose contamination left behind presents a significant and continuing threat to the environment and/or human health. Additionally, work under this contract involves providing management services to address contamination caused by terrorist acts or stemming from natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods.

Bandera has managed many challenging and time-sensitive projects in this market, from managing the decontamination and demolition of plating facilities, to overseeing the construction of RCRA Burial Cells for hazardous wastes to managing environmental responses stemming from the effects of natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Ike.

Bandera response managers have the distinction of managing the first project that was listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) under the ERRS program and shepherding the project through the preferred remedial design to construction completion. This involved managing the project successfully in compliance with applicable regulatory milestones and objectives to meet the criteria for removal of the site from the NPL. This site, the Conroe Creosoting Site, involved the construction of an engineered hazardous waste RCRA burial cell and the placement of 262,000 cubic yards of creosote-contaminated soil and debris in the cell.

Other notable and operationally challenging removals included the decontamination and demolition of an abandoned oil refinery in Oklahoma, the decontamination and demolition of various large and small plating facilities, the decontamination, demolition and excavation of various wood treating sites in Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, and the excavation and restoration of over 600 residences contaminated with high levels of lead and arsenic in El Paso, Texas.

Under the auspices of this contract, Bandera response managers managed parish and county wide orphan drum and container removals and environmental cleanup efforts in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Ike.  Bandera response managers were responsible for developing and implementing appropriate tactics to address work in affected residential and marsh environments to retrieve unknown drums and containers along with managing Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection, bulking, profiling and disposal operations in Louisiana and Texas.

Bandera has in excessive of 40 years of collective experience successfully managing responses involving drum stabilization, tank cleaning and demolition, demolition and restoration activities under this contract and has the distinction of successfully managing the first bio-remediation project under the direction of the USEPA in Region VI in Texas in 1992 (Baldwin Waste Oil). Other projects involving neutralization of bulked acids and bases and stabilization of bulked plating wastes have been notable successes under this program (Van der Horst Plating Site.)