Services

Bhate is ready to serve your environmental needs with expertise from highly skilled professionals. Our team, located in 12 offices in the US and abroad, includes the following:

  • Civil Engineers (PE)
  • Environmental Engineers (PE)
  • Geologists (PG)
  • Hydrogeologists (PG)
  • Environmental Scientists (CHMM)
  • Geographic Information System Specialists
  • Hazardous Waste Managers
  • Health & Safety Professionals
  • Building Scientists
  • Construction Managers
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
  • Certified Industrial Hygienists
  • Certified Safety Managers
  • Certified Safety Technicians
  • Certified Hazwoper Trained Workforce
  • Emergency Response
  • UXO/MEC
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for all service lines

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Compliance

Our regulatory compliance SMEs are in daily contact with state and federal regulators and continuously review environmental regulations, including federal, state, and host nations. Our research and in-depth interaction with regulatory agencies enables Bhate to provide expert advice and evaluation on major programs including: CERCLA, TSCA, RCRA, CWA, CAA, SDWA, and Final NCP.

Through our extensive work with DOD and non-DOD facilities worldwide, we have gained a thorough knowledge of each of these key environmental statutes and the regulations derived from them:

  • NEPA process (DOPAA/EA/FONSI/EIS)
  • Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention
  • Facility Response Plans (RFP)
  • Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP)
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)
  • Emission estimates and inventories
  • Permit applications (NPDES, RCRA, Subpart X)
  • Fueling O&M manuals
  • Community-Right-to-Know reporting (EPCRA)
  • Hazardous waste management plans
  • Wetlands delineation
  • Environmental compliance audits and assistance
  • SARA Title III support
  • Hazardous materials training
  • Pesticide management
  • Plans & specifications for PCBs, lead based paint, asbestos removal and remediation

 

Investigations/Studies

Bhate is highly experienced in evaluating site conditions and risk considerations in order to develop cost-effective investigations/studies for our customers. Bhate excels in our knowledge of regulations, success at negotiating favorable cleanup strategies, and our ability to focus our investigations on the shortest path to determining a remedial remedy (if required). Our engineers, geologists and hydrogeologists, risk assessors, chemists and other scientists are versed in literally every environmental regulatory program and investigation technique.

Specific areas of investigation study and program expertise include:

  • RCRA Investigations (RFI/CMS)
  • CERCLA Investigations (PA/SI/RI/FS)
  • Surface geophysics, Down-hole geophysics
  • Cone penetrometer testing (CPT)
  • Discrete, direct-push soil and groundwater sampling to define the extent of contamination
  • Membrane interface probe (MIP) contaminant delineation
  • Soil boring and monitoring well installation
  • Slug tests and long-term aquifer tests
  • Field-scale pilot studies
  • System optimization studies
  • Unexploded ordnance screening and identification
  • Low-level radiation screening and assessment
  • Flood zone studies
  • Phase I/II Assessments
  • Wetlands and stream assessments and evaluations
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys
  • Data interpretation techniques: CADD, GIS, and modeling
  • Risk Assessments
  • Data validation, ERPIMS, and Quality Control Summary Reports

 

Remedial Design/Remedial Action

Bhate has prepared design packages for DOD, State, Municipal, and private clients. Our experience and depth in remedial design benefits clients by:

  • accelerating the design process by quickly identifying the best remedial solution
  • lowering costs by adapting proven off-the-shelf designs from similar projects
  • applying proven innovative approaches and strategies

Bhate is experienced in providing “net present worth” and “life cycle” cost evaluations to assist the customer in making the best remedial decision.

We focus on evaluating site conditions and risk considerations to develop cost-effective solutions for our customers. Specific areas of remedial design and remedial action expertise include:

Remedial Design

  • AS/SVE/ and Multi-Phase Extraction Systems
  • In-situ Enhanced Bioremediation Systems (ORC®, HRC®, PHOSter®)
  • Remedial Process Optimization (RPO)
  • In-situ Chemical Oxidation
  • Airstripping and activated carbon absorption systems
  • Bioventing and biosparging
  • Landfarming and land application
  • Wastewater treatment designs
  • Streambank stabilization systems
  • Stormwater retention and management
  • Landfill covers and caps
  • Underground vault closure
  • Abatement (lead and asbestos)

Remediation/Construction/O&M

  • AS/SVE/Bioventing/Multi-phase Extraction
  • ORC®, HRC®, and PHOSter® Systems
  • Airstripping and activated carbon absorption systems
  • Groundwater extraction/treatment
  • In-situ Chemical Oxidation
  • Landfill caps/covers
  • Bioremediation
  • Asbestos/lead abatement and demolition
  • UST/AST removal, upgrades, and replacement
  • LTM/LTO

 

UXO/OE/MEC

Bhate is experienced in the identification, assessment and cleanup of ordnance of all types. Our technicians and supervisors are all former EOD trained personnel and understand the regulatory and physical hazard aspects of locating, handling, inerting and disposition of UXO/OE/MEC components. Specific areas of UXO/OE/MEC expertise include:

  • Site Investigation/Characterization
  • Geophysical Surveys (Identification and Avoidance)
  • Remediation and Disposal
  • Range Maintenance/Sustainment
  • Firing Range Assessment/Remediation

 

Demolition/Recycling

Bhate imploded the first-ever building on an Army installation (Ft. Myer) in the US in May 2007. More than 95% of the building materials were recycled from the demolition.

Since then, Bhate has become one of the premier demolition contractors in the US. We currently hold four Facility Reduction Program contracts via the USAESC/Huntsville. As part of our demolition services, the abatement of asbestos, lead, PCBs, and mercury ballasts fall within the common scope of our work components. Specific areas of our abatement, demoliton, and recycling expertise include:

  • Comprehensive abatement inspections, surveys and abatement prior to demolition
  • Self-perform demolition of admin and maintenance buildings, barracks and motor pools
  • Utility disconnects, installation of temporary power, UST/AST removal and site restoration
  • Consistently exceeding minimum recycling requirement of 50% of an entire building