The Department of Defense (DOD) conducts activities to maintain military readiness. Historically, some military activities can have an environmental impact. Monitoring and remedial efforts by the DOD comprise a range of constituents of concern including oil, diesel, gas, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs), asbestos, heavy metals, Perchlorate, Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and dioxane.
Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, DOD is required to meet testing requirements and specific criteria for discharging into US waters. Under the NPDES permit program, regulatory bodies require testing for permit application and compliance monitoring. Regulatory authorities use this data to determine if pollutants are present and if effluent limits are needed in a discharge permit. Additionally, remediation efforts for accidental spills or legacy contamination may require periodic testing to monitor remedial effectiveness or plume migration. No matter what testing plan or frequency is implemented, AAI provides site specific testing in support of DOD compliance programs.
The EPA has authority under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) to control hazardous waste from “cradle-to-grave”. This ensures generation, storage, transport, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste is carefully managed. The DOD is regulated under RCRA for any of the hazardous waste stages, and is subject to permitting, on-site evaluations, and facility specific testing and monitoring. AAI provides waste characterization testing including Toxicity Characterization Leaching Procedure (TCLP), Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure (SPLP), Soluble Threshold Limit Concentration (STLC), and Deionized Water Waste Extraction Test (Di-Wet).