Soil Pacific Inc. (SPI) personnel undertake a wide variety of field investigations to gather the data necessary for developing solutions to environmental contamination situations. These field projects range in complexity from "windshield" surveys to full remedial investigations involving multimedia environmental sampling. Thorough planning is essential to a successful field investigation, including preparation of the following documents:
- Work plan - task descriptions, level of effort, budget, schedule, deliverables.
- Quality assurance project plan - data quality objectives, precision, accuracy, completeness, corrective actions, data management.
- Field sampling plan - type, number, and location of samples, preservation, packaging, shipping, custody, analyses
- Health and safety plan - levels of protection, air monitoring, decontamination, emergency procedures.
These planning documents conform to SPI's established quality assurance and health and safety requirements and are prepared for every field investigation that SPI undertakes. Careful review of these documents is critical to the thorough understanding of the project scope and allows for specific concerns to be addressed. SPI personnel have accumulated extensive experience in all aspects of field investigations including:
- Subsurface investigations - supervision, borehole logging, soil classification, geophysics, ground water modeling, ground water monitoring, and soil gas surveys.
- Multimedia environmental sampling - surface water, ground water, soils, sediments, waste materials, biota, air, and wipe sampling.
- Health and safety - work area organization, ambient air monitoring, heat and cold stress monitoring, decontamination, and equipment maintenance and calibration.
- RCRA/CERCLA inspections - preliminary assessments/site investigations, Hazard Ranking System scoring, RCRA facility assessments, environmental audits.
- Sampling procedures - sampling methods, sample preservation, packaging, labeling, shipping, chain-of-custody, and documentation.
- Analytical procedures - data interpretation, reduction, and validation; quality control interpretation; and methods determination.
- Risk assessments - public health evaluations, hazard evaluations, and applicable or relevant and appropriate requirements (ARARs).
All hazardous waste field activities are conducted by SPI staff who have completed required training and medical monitoring programs.
A thorough knowledge of the proper field procedures is essential in gathering the data necessary for making complex waste management decisions