The responsibilities of the Environmental & Hazardous Toxic and Radiological Waste Section are:
- Coordination and execution of all Engineering Division work related HTRW site investigations and assessments, remedial designs and technical assistance during remediation activities, including but not limited to projects funded under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP), Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and other direct funded support for installations and other Federal Agencies.
- Coordinating and executing all field investigations and collecting chemical data to be used for initial screenings and in preparation of construction cost estimates and remedial designs for HTRW projects.
- In conjunction with the Geology Section, coordinate and execute all hydrogeologic and site characterization studies for environmental and HTRW projects. Prepare reports in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.
- Preparing environmental restoration studies, reports and remedial designs which result in the preparation of contract plans and specifications for the treatment, disposal and remediation for HTRW sites and for the implementation of ecosystem-wide improvements for (non-hazardous) environmental restoration sites.
- Furnishing technical design input and IPMP/PMP inclusions in reconnaissance studies, feasibility studies and design reports for environmental engineering components of Civil Works environmental restoration programs, such as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), Modified Water Deliveries, Critical Projects, etc.
- Preparing scopes of work for A-E and services contracts related to execution of the various environmental and HTRW programs, reviewing A-E submittals for compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations, and administering all aspects of these contracts.
- Providing environmental and HTRW support to other agencies, in accordance with established Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Agreements (MOA).
- Serving as the District center of technical expertise for all HTRW related work. Furnishing technical consultation and advice as required by the District on matters pertaining to HTRW remediation phases of projects during design and construction.