For the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) cleanup of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPS), the CE2-Kleinfelder Joint Venture (JV) manages the Base-Wide Groundwater Monitoring Program (BGMP). For excellent performance and customer focus on this work, the Navy has awarded the JV two different contracts with approximately 10 contract modifications —totaling more than $15 million since 2005.
Prior to the JV managing the BGMP, the regulatory agencies consistently questioned the validity and timeliness of the groundwater data. The JV was sought to help streamline and regulate SOPs and quality assurance/quality control procedures in order to meet regulations and save costs.
The JV successfully improved relations with regulators by improving field SOPs and quality assurance/quality control procedures using state-of-the-art data reporting instruments and techniques. These programmatic changes and improvements in data confidence supported Navy initiatives to reduce monitoring costs. The JV optimized the BGMP by upgrading technology, improving efficiency, and reducing the number of wells being sampled by more closely aligning the sampling strategy with the various feasibility studies, remedial action monitoring plans, records of decision, and five-year reviews.
Kleinfelder’s work in this joint venture has led to a reduction in the overall program (from 240 wells to approximately 90 wells) and a savings of more than $1 million per year—representing a 30% reduction in annual costs.