W&M provided soil sampling services at a stormwater and de-icing collection facility at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The collection facility was under construction in an area of the airport property historically used for fire training, and the presence of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in soil above Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) protective concentration levels (PCLs) was a potential concern.
In early 2019, Braun Intertec was retained as the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) designer for ongoing construction of a large wind farm in Wyoming. The project is located on both public and private lands in a remote area of the Rocky Mountain foothills in southern Wyoming where elevations range from 6,500 to 8,500 feet above mean sea level across the site.
Braun Intertec provided environmental support for the City in partnership with its development partners to facilitate the investigation, remediation and successful redevelopment of the site. The project included a comprehensive environmental investigation with multiple rounds of soil borings, temporary and permanent groundwater monitoring wells, test trenches, and sampling nearby municipal drinking water supply wells.
W&M provided environmental support to a real estate development company to assess a former City of San Antonio municipal service center for potential purchase and redevelopment for the presence of PFAS chemicals in accordance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) rules.
In 2018, Braun Intertec was retained to prepare a construction Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) design for an expansion of a manufacturing facility in an existing industrial park in Rogers, Minnesota. The expansion was designed for approximately 480,000 square feet, and the construction effort was planned for completion of two phases over 2 years and is nearing completion at the end of 2019.
W&M enjoyed participating in PARK(ing) Day last Friday, September 20th on Magnolia Ave in Fort Worth, organized by Near Southside, Inc.. Annually, cities across the world celebrate urban public spaces on PARK(ing) Day, where parking spaces are transformed into temporary public parks, learning spaces, art installations and more. PARK(ing) day started in San Fransisco in 2005 when a single parking space was transformed for park use for a day. The purpose of these spaces is to center smart urban design, civic engagement and community in a typically mundane and purely functional space. Among other small businesses, design, engineering, and architecture firms and arts organizations, W&M transformed its parking space into a playground fit for giants — equipped with huge versions of beloved games like Connect 4, Yahtzee, and Foosball. No regulation sizes permitted. Families with young children, friends, couples young and old, and business folks stopping for their lunch break
Tell us a bit about yourself, Sally. I grew up in Malibu, California and received my B.S. in Earth Systems and Minor in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. After working in the Bay Area of California in the environmental consulting industry for a few years, I moved to Austin, Texas. After Austin, I moved to Houston where I eventually found my role here at W&M as a Compliance Division Manager. I specialize in facility-level compliance and permitting in media such as air, wastewater, waste, spill prevention, and chemical reporting for various industries including upstream and midstream oil & gas, manufacturing, and chemical. How did you get your start in the industry? I took a summer internship with the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program after graduation then began working for a small environmental consulting firm in Oakland and San Francisco, California that provided soil and groundwater investigation, monitoring, and
USA Environment, L.P., requested W&M services for supplemental soft sediment sampling at the former Naval Air Station (NAS) in Dallas, Texas. The sampling was required to assess areas where sediments required removal to meet TCEQ cleanup criteria. W&M project managers coordinated with the Client to discuss the scope of sampling required, parameters for sample analysis, equipment needs and best practices for navigating the Site.
W&M conducted a site remediation involving the removal and disposal of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of impacted soil resulting from a pipeline gasoline release. The client’s objective was to remove all impacts to avoid possible long-term liabilities.