BATTA Environmental Associates (BATTA) is a full service integrated professional environmental services firm with in-house accredited environmental laboratories. Our technical advantages and resources provide us with indispensable capabilities to handle environmental, health and safety challenges in the transportation infrastructure sector.
SHA – State Highway Administration, Maryland:
BATTA worked as a sub-consultant for the Maryland State Highway Administration in which we provided a range of environmental investigations including Phase I and Phase II Property Site Assessments, environmental mitigation, property, groundwater quality assessment, air quality assessment for
hazardous materials, engineering geologic assessments, vibration assessment and monitoring, geologic investigations, storage tank compliance, geo-hazard investigation and technical support in all phases of project delivery.
Our team was chosen by the Maryland State Highway Administration to work on this project thanks to our extensive experience with the following services, which were required for the overall project:
- Hazardous Materials site assessment of buildings/ properties
- Develop special provisions and cost estimates for the removal and disposal of hazardous materials and/or contaminated material
- Investigate worker safety issues
- Conduct Environmental Site Assessments
- Storage tank compliance
- Investigate hydrogeologic conditions and provide mitigation recommendations
- Investigate geologic hazards and provide mitigation recommendations
- Perform constructability reviews of SHA projects designed by others
- Provide technical expertise and support at construction projects
- Sample collection
- Geophysical surveys
- Environmental laboratory testing
- Preliminary design engineering
- Preparation of contract documents
- Technical construction supervision
- Analytical Services
Purple Line Transit (Baltimore, MD):
The Purple Line is a planned 16-mile light rail line in Maryland that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines; at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line will also connect to MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is taking the lead on this project, with the support and close coordination of a team that includes the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, State Highway Administration, and local municipalities in the project area.
The services that BATTA is responsible for performing and overseeing include:
- HAZMAT Sampling, and Laboratory Analysis for Asbestos, Lead, Metals, Mold, Hydrocarbons, etc.
- Hydrocarbon Soil Testing
- Removal and On-Site Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater
- Removal and Off-Site Remediation of Asbestos Containing Material
- Removal and Off-Site Remediation of Lead-Based Paint
- Excavate and Off-Site Remediation of PCB Containing Material
- Excavation and Off-Site Remediation of Radioactive Material
- Hazardous Building Material Assessment and Clearance Prior to Demolition
Pre-Demolition and Pre-Construction Environmental work for this project began in early 2017. The overall project is expected to be completed by the end of year 2021, with the Purple Line opening for service in early 2022. BATTA Environmental Associates is proud to have been selected as the Environmental Consultant for this project. We take pride in the ability to assist in projects like this, that will benefit so many people.
SEPTA 5th Street Station Rehabilitation project:
The Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) was performed for the existing SEPTA 5th & Market Street Subway Station Rehabilitation Assessment project. The subject property is located below the 5th and Market Street intersection in the historic Old City section of Philadelphia, PA. The Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment Study was performed to determine the likelihood that environmental contamination exists at the site due to current or previous activities on or in the vicinity of the subject property.
The information gathered while researching the prior use of the property and during the site reconnaissance highlighted that the site has recognized environmental concerns. Specific environmental concerns included possible heavy metal concern from the electric subway train operations which have been present on the subject property, from approximately 1908-present. PCB’s were also a concern and may have been utilized by the electric subway trains or equipment as part of the vehicle or subway operations. PCB’s have been identified with past SEPTA operations, specifically the PCB Arclor 1260 used in the electrical voltage transformers. The electric subway cars may have utilized cars which contained PCB’s in electrical transformers. Asbestos may have been utilized as part of the braking system of the various subway cars over the years. Heavy metals may have been present during normal operations, wear of the wheel track system, and lubricants. The presence of lead-based paint (LBP) coatings and suspect asbestos-containing materials (ACM), may be present in the station area.
The services BATTA provided for this project included:
- Asbestos survey
- PLM Analysis
- Lead survey
- Water Sampling and Testing
Monitoring was done at this site by BATTA for Marini’s Brothers Painting to determine and ensure that proper safety precautions were being taken to prevent excessive concentrations of airborne lead dust and respirable dust from being dispersed from the work area during the paint removal operations taking place on I-95. Sampling was conducted on the workers at the site by conducting personal air monitoring for worker exposure to lead dust and other heavy metals. A waste analysis was also completed at the job site and the result of the waste analysis was that None of the RCRA 8 metals exceeded EPA’s limit for a hazardous material.