Our client operates helicopters for public safety. They were able to fuel the helicopters from the supplier located in the building next to their hanger. TAIT was asked to assist and expedite a fueling solution to help make helicopter refueling more efficient. The client got approval to put a 1,000 gallon Jet-A trailer on the apron at the hanger.
New Orleans, LA
Our customer was given 5 underground tank removal/replacement jobs at the New Orleans airport. We were geared up for an early year start, but TAIT and the customer wanted a geotechnical survey performed prior to putting bid numbers and a work plan together since the site is less than a mile from the Mississippi River levee and notorious for flooding. The FAA had to get airspace approval for the survey, pushing back the start date to mid-year. TAIT's services included: Shoring the excavation for UST removal because of soil conditions, proximity to existing structure and entry to excavation for compaction testing, building a custom support system to brace the shoring walls due to poor soil conditions, backfill in 12" lifts with compaction testing on each lift, driving 50' timber piles in the excavation area (while monitoring vibration levels and driving blows) for the new pad to rest on, installing custom engineered rebar bracing for the concrete pad and installing flexible connectors in the product piping chase and conduit to allow for settling.
TAIT was contracted by Oncor Electric, the electrical services supplier for northeast Texas, to remove a 12,000 gallon gasoline tank and product piping from their downtown maintenance facility in Dallas, Texas. The site offered many challenges- the site is in a walled compound with low arched entrances and the tank was set between two canopies. TAIT successfully removed the tank, performed soil sampling and provided a closure letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. We were able to obtain site closure from the TCEQ.
TAIT works closely with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) in Northern California to keep their fueling systems up to date, and to make sure they meet all current regulations. We perform UST removals, and AST installations at their facilities. These projects are Design/Build. Our in-house team meets with PG&E staff to determine the needs for each facility, then we use the in-house Engineering Team to design the new systems, we permit the new installation, and then we construct the new Fueling system.
Los Angeles, CA
TAIT was hired by the City of Los Angeles, Department of General Services to provide UST Designated Operator inspections and facility employee training for over 140 city sites. The sites include critical fire service, police, and other City service locations. In addition to the mandated Designated Operator monthly inspection, TAIT also conducts air quality inspections of the City’s fuel dispensing equipment.
Long Beach, CA
TAIT hired by the Fleet Services Bureau of the City of Long Beach for underground storage tank (UST) consulting and construction management. The consulting role is centered on compliance with the consent judgment between the City of Long Beach and the state of California, while the construction management scope involves comprehensive management of all fuel storage tank capital improvement projects. The construction management role involves full service management. This includes development of project scope, review of bids, bid award selection input, facilitation of job-walks and kickoff meetings, and complete management of the construction activities (ensuring timeline adherence, change order processing, etc.).
Los Angeles, CA
TAIT was hired by the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to provide underground storage tank inspection, testing, repair and alarm response services. In addition to routine inspection and testing services, TAIT has provided repair and upgrade services for some very unique airport fuel system challenges. Our team provided a temporary solar powered monitoring system for a fuel system in a remote location of the airport. Our experts also assisted the airport with repairs and system upgrades associated with the multi-billion dollar renovation of the LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal.
TAIT’s environmental services include providing due diligence review for clients needing a second opinion on environmental issues of a project site. One good example of this type of service involved TAIT being contracted by a land developer to review the environmental issues at a former oil field in Southern California. The developer wanted a second opinion on whether the property could clear environmental hurdles for residential development. (more…)
TAIT Environmental Services, Inc. prepared the storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) for truck parking facilities as a requirement for the Industrial Storm Water Discharge Permit. TAIT also performed employee training for monthly site inspections, and completed the storm water sampling from the outfalls at each site during the Qualifying Storm Events (QSEs). TAIT’s Qualiﬁ ed Industrial Storm Water Practitioners (QISPs) will assist the client with reporting and sampling requirements going forward.
TAIT Environmental Services, Inc. TAIT was hired by Awalt Wholesale to investigate the source of a light aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) that was discovered in a monitor well at the truck stop. TAIT employed a free product skimming system to remove as much as possible of the ﬂoating LNAPL. We also employed mobile dual-phase extraction (MDPE) to remove additional vapor- and free-phase product from the site.
A major grocery retailer contracted TAIT to assist in bringing their reverse logistics operations into compliance with California’s complex hazardous waste regulations. TAIT conducts on-going audits of the returned retail products at one of their Southern California Distribution Centers. TAIT’s trained hazardous waste technicians regularly conduct audits of the returned retail products, helping to classify products that are RCRA or California hazardous waste to ensure regulatory compliance.
During remedial excavation activities at the Brea Transfer Station, a deep zone of soil impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons was discovered in the southern part of the site. TAIT subsequently assessed the extent of impacted soils, and utilized large-diameter auger borings to remove the impacted soil from the subsurface. TAIT met the client’s goal to remediate the site for future residential development, achieving site closure from the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Various Locations, CA
The California Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is the staff agency of the Judicial Council, the policy-making body for the state court system. TAIT provides environmental compliance and construction support for AOC facilities throughout the state, including 58 Superior Court locations. Services include storage tank inspection, compliance testing, and construction. TAIT has also prepared Hazardous Materials Business Plans and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans on behalf of AOC.
Various Locations, CA
Standard Pacific, one of the nation’s largest home builders, has developed multi and single-family homes throughout the United States for almost 50 years. TAIT provided critical environmental site assessment services for numerous potential developments throughout California. Services included environmental document review, Phase I Site Assessments and Phase II Site Investigations.