- SFO Fuel Program Management
Burns & McDonnell was retained by SFO Fuel Co., a limited liability corporation comprising airlines that purchase fuel and lease aviation fueling systems at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), to conduct environmental management during construction of a $100 million fuel system expansion at the airport. This project involved approximately 5 miles of new underground fuel piping and two 75,000-barrel aboveground storage tanks. Coordination with the San Francisco International Airport, the San Mateo County fire marshal and the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) required constant updates and meetings regarding the construction and the potential impact to the environment from this project. Burns & McDonnell prepared stormwater construction permits, air quality permits and San Mateo County drilling permits, as well as reporting on the progress and impact to the airport and RWQCB.
During the fuel project, Burns & McDonnell was responsible for environmental oversight. One task was to develop and implement a work plan to investigate the future fuel system corridor. The purpose of the investigation was to gain general knowledge of the subsurface conditions along the construction path. Information on pavement thickness, soil profiles and contaminants encountered were summarized into a report that was included with construction bid documents to record the subsurface conditions prior to installation of the new fueling system.
In addition, Burns & McDonnell developed and implemented an Environmental Contingency Plan (ECP). The plan outlined how contaminated soil and water would be handled if encountered during construction. The plan explained how soil and water was to be managed at the project site or, if the material could not be handled on-site, how it was to be transported to a separate staging area. Soil and water sampling and documentation procedures were detailed in the plan. During the construction project, Burns & McDonnell field personnel were on-site during all excavation and water pumping activities, collecting samples and documenting site activities as outlined in the ECP. Burns & McDonnell managed soil excavation and stockpiling, and more than 13,000 tons of contaminated soil was taken off-site for thermal treatment.
- Program management
- Waste management