CGRS News – February 2018
At CGRS we are invested in our partnerships and want to ensure that we are doing everything we can to set the stage for a successful 2018! Our newsletters will highlight industry news that could affect your bottom line, and showcase innovative solutions from our wide variety of projects to inspire your own unique needs.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: City and County of Broomfield and Central Colorado Water Conservancy District
CGRS’ Construction Services group is working on the Heit and Koenig Infrastructure Project for the City and County of Broomfield and the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District. CGRS won the project, designed by Sunrise Engineering, with a bid amount of $658,000. Our crew is self-performing all of the work, which includes all the trenching and backfilling for about 3,500lineal feet of raw water pipelines that extend to the South Platte River northwest of Fort Lupton.
The PVC pipe being installed includes 18”, 24” and 36” pipe, along with installation of several 60” diameter precast concrete manholes. The project is scheduled to be completed in March and will tie into a pump station project for the Central Colorado Water Conservancy District, also won by CGRS and now underway.
ENVIRONMENTAL: Clean up fuel without disrupting business
In the past, installing a remediation system to clean up a fuel release could disrupt your business. CGRS is pioneering the use of horizontal directional drilling to install remediation systems with minimal disruption. This approach also allows us to reach contaminated soil and groundwater that could not otherwise be treated, greatly reducing the time and costto cleanup.
An example is this site (photos) where the contaminant plume extended under buildings, tanks, dispensers and a roadway. All of the air injection (sparging) and vapor extraction screens and piping needed for cleanup were installed under the site without trenching around the customer area so the installation occurred with no loss of business.
Is your SPCC Plan up to date?
If you store 1,320 gallons or more of regulated petroleum products in aboveground storage, you may be required to have a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. The SPCC regulation is an EPA requirement found at 40 CFR 112 that has been in place since 1973 as part of the Clean Water Act. Keep in mind that it’s not enough to just have an SPCC plan. You have to implement the plan. One of our long-time customers had an SPCC inspection visit from the EPA in 2017. He called us after the visit to thank us—he had passed with flying colors. This may not have been the case had the inspector come a year or two earlier. Fortunately, they had implemented all the recommendations in their SPCC plan and avoided potentially costly consequences.
Here are some things you need to know based on current requirements:
- Aboveground storage containers 55 gallons and greater count towards the 1,320 aggregate capacity limit.
- If you are considered a “qualified facility” you may be able to prepare and self-certify your own plan.
- SPCC Rule does apply to farms, although the criteria for applicability are different.
- Upstream facilities in the exploration and production sector must comply with SPCC if the facility meets the criteria.
- Downstream facilities are not limited to bulk terminals and gas stations. Bulk storage of any type of oil including vegetable oils, including oil from seeds, nuts, fruits; fats, oils or greases of animal, fish or mammal origin; synthetic oils, mineral oils and oil mixtures may require a SPCC plan.
- SPCC plans must be reviewed on regular basis and updated every 5 years —make sure yours is up to date.
Need help sorting this out? Call Craig Mulica at 800.288.2657 today!
COMPLIANCE: When our customers talk to us, we listen.
In the past, we have dedicated ourselves to understanding the regulations and keeping our clients in compliance. This is still a big portion of what we do, however, now more than ever we are utilizing our expertise to provide even more value to our clients’ bottom line. Above and beyond what will keep you compliant, when we step on to your site, we take a global view of everything from common failing aspects of UST systems right down to upcoming regulations that will affect you financially, to make recommendations for maintaining a healthy and profitable fueling business.
In all that we do, we strive to produce quality work, provide value to our partners, and build trusting relationships. This foundation is at the core of CGRS, the service attitude we embody, and the experiences we provide for our customers.
“Good compliance, education , and the trust that we have your future in mind for every decision is our goal.” -Kris Quantz, Compliance Services Manager