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ACTT Workshop: Oklahoma
May 25-27, 2004, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Appendix C (continued): Skill Set Reporting Forms

Environmental

IDEA (Short Name) IDEA (Detailed Description) Implementation Details (Barriers, Skill Set Coordination, etc.)
1. Locate and characterize waste material in the old landfill in the area of the canal/Byers/proposed I-40.  
  • Barrier: Information not available
  • SSC: Geotechnical, Construction.
  • Coordination
  • Comments:
  • Geotechnical: An investigation needs to be done to identify extent of old landfill-agrees.
  • Construction: Agree, needs to be identified and addressed before construction.
  • Recommendation: Do comprehensive investigation to locate, characterize material, and determine the extent and effect the existing landfill will have on construction.
2. Comprehensive subsurface hazmat investigation.
  • Early identification and remediation before construction starts. Identify suspect areas (i.e., old landfills, drilled shafts, cut area, etc.) identified as potential/suspect contaminated sites. Determine location of underground contaminations, contaminated ground water plumes, and/or other potential hazmat sites that could cause delays and claims if not discovered.
  • Barriers: Legal right of entry to unacquired property.
  • Funding, scope, and immediate implementation.
  • SSC: Geotechnical, Contracting, Administration.
  • Coordination Comments:
  • Geotechnical: Agree, they are going to do a preliminary and final (if required) hazmat subsurface investigation.
  • Construction: Agree.
  • Recommendation: Complete detailed hazmat subsurface immediately and combine with no. 3 below to minimize contractor delays and claims.
3. One early contract to do corridor hazmat remediation/removal work.
  • Work to clear entire corridor before contractor start and have available onsite for duration of construction to reduce delays and claims. Write new contract and specification to define response time, etc., to avoid delays and claims.
  • Barrier: ODOT contract for this currently that addresses requirements to keep project on schedule, i.e., response time, etc.
  • SSC: Contracting, Environmental, Construction.
  • Coordination Comments:
  • Construction: Recommend
  • Contracting: Agree.
  • Recommendation: Proceed with developing and advertising this contract.
4. For areas along corridor and at the Byers neighborhood within proposed right-of-way, identify and permit for use as staging area.
  • Require contractor to grade park area to final park contours before they leave. Pre-clear sites with other agencies.
  • Also other area that city has park plans for (final grading when contractor leaves, etc.).
  • Also Byers neighborhood area. Obtain preapproval and environmental clearance of proposed staging areas.
  • Barrier: Neighborhood at pedestrian bridge.
  • MOA/MOU city, DEQ, etc.
  • SSC: PR, other agencies-city, DEQ, etc.
  • Coordination Comments:
  • PR: Not at the pedestrian bridge location.
  • Construction: Not at pedestrian bridge location.
  • Right-of-Way: Agrees.
  • Recommendation: Proceed in identifying areas and obtaining permits for them.
5. Accelerate pedestrian bridge.
  • Allows pedestrian access during construction. More a PR issue for the neighborhood's benefit. Pedestrian bridge is not on critical path.
  • Barrier: Decision.
  • SSC: PR issue, scheduling-construction and design.
  • PR: Agreed.
  • Construction: Agreed.
  • Recommendation: Advance pedestrian bridge as much as possible without affecting CPM.
6. Final design considerations for drainage on cut section.
  • Construction phasing-confirm adequate drainage during individual construction phases. Monitoring wells for ground water monitoring. Take steps to prevent flooding of cut section during construction.
  • SSC: Roadway and Drainage and DEQ.
  • Coordination Comments:
  • Roadway/DEQ: Consider settlement/detention ponds before discharges into the river.
  • Recommendation: Further evaluation with roadway/drainage.
7. Confirm there is an environmental consultant to provide noise and dust monitoring during construction.  
  • Confirmed
8. Construction oversight: same team as design continuity.  
  • Confirmed
9. Construct noise walls and fencing early for benefit of adjacent property and pedestrians.
  • Reduce noise impacts during construction and provide separation between pedestrians and construction area.
  • Barrier: Schedule-can this be advanced?
  • SSC: PR and Construction.
  • Coordination comments:
  • Construction: Agreed and are looking at and recommending early construction for these.
  • PR: Agrees for safety and noise control.
  • Recommendation: Proceed with advancing these as appropriate with entire project.
10. Confirm 404 permit is in progress and 401 permits will follow without delays.  
  • Barrier: 404.
  • SSC: DEQ.
  • Confirmed.
11. Salvage of railroad ties should be responsibility of railroads.  
  • Barrier: Appropriate railroad agreements.
  • SSC: Railroad and Utilities.
  • Railroad: Railroad will take ties with them-will be in railroad agreement.
  • Recommendation: Railroad ties must be addressed in railroad agreements.
12. Burning wood instead of putting in landfill.  
  • Recommendation: Environmental will investigate this further.
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