Category: Project Planning

RCRA Overview

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was passed by the United States Congress in 1976 to address problems caused by municipal and industrial waste. RCRA’s focus is on active and future waste facilities and covers generation, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes. Abandoned and historical sites are managed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,…

What Are Your Data Telling You?

A Budget and Schedule Streamlining Review & Summary of Anaerobic Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Several previous articles discuss simplifying and streamlining environmental data acquisition and evaluation. Laboratory Procurement, Data Quality, & Budget Management provides recommendations for communicating with your laboratory so that the lab has the necessary information to provide accurate and complete costs, as…

Environmental Analyses and Your Project Budget, Part Two

As we discussed in Part One of this two-part series of articles, managing the budget is an important aspect of any project, and with Performance Based Contracts (PBCs), it is critical. In Part One, we discussed streamlining analytical parameters and what to consider when determining when and how to do so. In a previous article,…

Environmental Analyses and Your Project Budget, Part One

Managing the budget is an important aspect of any project, and with Performance Based Contracts (PBCs), it is critical. PBCs offer greater opportunities for technical innovation and efficiency but can also pose financial risks. In a previous article, we discussed what your laboratory needs to know to provide you with the most accurate pricing for…

Uniform Federal Policy Quality Assurance Project Plan (UFP-QAPP) – A Consultant’s Overview

UFP-QAPP stands for Uniform Federal Policy – Quality Assurance Project Plan. It is the result of extensive collaborations between the EPA, the DoD, and the Department of Energy (DOE)…The UFP-QAPP is much more than a traditional Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and if the current optimized template is followed with care, all aspects of project planning except Health & Safety will be considered.