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10 Tips to Expedite Your Soil Shipment to a Beneficial Use Site
At Clean Earth we understand the various moving parts of a construction project and the importance of keeping those systems operating smoothly. Every project starts from the ground up and that is where we come in. If you need help getting you project started, Contact Us. Here are some helpful tips to expedite your soil shipments to beneficial use sites.
- Each site has its own unique site specific Material Acceptance Protocol. Compare the type of material that you have to the material accepted at the beneficial use site. If you see any differences, contact the beneficial use site’s Approval Manager to discuss your concerns.
- Obtain sampling requirements prior to testing. Contact the beneficial use site’s Approval Manager to help guide you through the sampling requirements. Clearly understanding the sampling requirements prior to the samples being taken will alleviate any duplication and assist in an efficient, timesaving sampling plan.
- Encore sampling is required for volatile organic compound sampling at all Clean Earth beneficial use sites. Encore sampling is a very convenient and efficient process to collect soil samples for VOC analysis.
- Provide historical site investigations, Phase II reports, geotechnical data, and soil boring test results. Any and all project information and reports that you share with your beneficial use site ahead of time will allow the team to prepare and execute a seamless approval and beneficial reuse plan for you.
- Provide a geotechnical sample (if required). Two (2) five-gallon (5 gal.) buckets are required for submission. The samples need to be as representative of the project material as possible.
- Samples collected for geotechnical data should be representative of the material intended to be excavated and beneficially reused. If multiple strata of material exist on site, additional geotechnical analysis should be performed to appropriately characterize the material.
- Submit completed applications. Please contact Clean Earth with any questions regarding your application, we can provide assistance and are happy to help.
- Some beneficial use sites require a site visit from the engineer prior to approval, be sure to discuss this with the Clean Earth team.
- All manifests must include sample/grid numbers, approval number, and trucking tag numbers.
- Conduct a Project Kick-Off meeting with your team, sub-contractors, and beneficial use site. Create a checklist of items needed, a contact sheet for easy communication, identify your timeline goals, and needs of your clients.
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Author: Kristin Foldes, Project Manager - Compliance