1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
require mitigation or special permits other than the normal licenses or permits required
by construction contractors.
3-16.1.7 It is not unusual for USAR sites to harbor protected wildlife. The design will
address any measures identified in the project environmental documentation.
3-16.1.8 Areas with natural vegetation should be preserved to the extent possible.
Contaminated Site Issues
3-126.96.36.199 New construction will not incorporate materials which contain asbestos,
lead or PCBs, or will only incorporate them in environmentally acceptable forms.
Designs for existing facility alterations will normally include mitigation provisions.
Mitigation design is typically based on previously accomplished environmental
assessments, and feasibility and mitigation studies, but occasionally may require the
designer to perform environmental investigations.
3-188.8.131.52 Mitigation design will comply Federal, state and local rules and
regulations, and will normally be completed with regulatory closure approval prior to
other construction. The construction contractor should be made liable for control and
use of potentially contaminating materials used in their operations.
3-16.2.2 Petroleum Products
3-184.108.40.206 Any environmental studies conducted prior to development should identify
whether there are on-site petroleum contamination issues. If petroleum contamination
consists of surface spills or shallow concentrated areas, the areas are normally
mitigated by removal and disposal of the fuel and any adjacent contaminated soil.
Underground tanks should be removed and contaminated soils disposed of, with
regulatory closure prior to construction on the site.
3-220.127.116.11 Certain Government sites, usually on existing Government installations,
may be included in a larger zone of petroleum contamination. In such cases, the
Government may make a determination that the site is developable even with the
presence of petroleum contamination. Site design should address possible vapor
emissions and accommodate any existing monitoring wells, extraction wells or treatment
facilities. Contractors will be required to have approved health and safety operating
plans in place prior to commencing work on the site.
3-18.104.22.168 Some Government sites will have had munitions storage, training,
manufacturing, or handling facilities. In such cases, the site should be cleared of all
munitions by Government ordinance disposal teams or contractors.