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  • FINAL Executive Summary Report

    Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Activities Report

    U.S. Coast Guard Housing Site 3022 Bernhardt Drive

    Port Arthur, Texas 77642

    Contract No. GS-10F-0230J / GS-00P-14-CY-A-0003 / Order No. GS-P-00-16-CY-7127

    Prepared For:

    United States General Services Administration Office of Real Property Utilization and Disposal

    1800 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20405

    Prepared By:

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. 46850 Magellan Drive, Suite 190

    Novi, Michigan 48377

    April 2017

    Amec Foster Wheeler Project No: 32106D009.0002

    Date of Site reconnaissance: September 13, 2016

    Erica Geasler-Bromley, P.E. Project Manager

    Lauren Bugdalski Geologist

  • United States Coast Guard Housing Site in Port Arthur, Texas Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Report

    T AB L E O F C O N T E N T S

    ACRONYM AND ABBREVIATION LIST......................................................................................II 1.0 INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................1-1

    1.1 SITE LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION.............................................................1-1 2.0 PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE AUDIT OVERVIEW............................2-1 3.0 ACM SURVEY AND CONDITION/RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW ...............................3-1 4.0 LEAD-BASED PAINT INSPECTION AND RISK ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW..............4-1 5.0 LEAD IN SOIL SAMPLING OVERVIEW .......................................................................5-1 6.0 MOLD SAMPLING OVERVIEW....................................................................................6-1 7.0 ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND NEPA DATA GATHERING OVERVIEW......7-1 8.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.............................................................8-1

    8.1 CONCLUSIONS................................................................................................8-1 8.2 RECOMMENDATIONS.....................................................................................8-2 8.3 LIMITATIONS ...................................................................................................8-3

    9.0 REFERENCES.............................................................................................................9-1

    T AB L E S

    Table 1 Summary of Site Information

    F I G U R E S

    Figure 1 Site Location Map Figure 2 Site Layout Map

    AP P E N D I C E S

    Appendix A Phase I EDDA Report Appendix B Asbestos Containing Material Survey Report Appendix C Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Inspection and Risk Assessment Report Appendix D Lead in Soil Sampling Report Appendix E Mold Sampling Report Appendix F Environmental Information and NEPA Data Gathering Report

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  • United States Coast Guard Housing Site in Port Arthur, Texas Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Report

    ACRONYM AND ABBREVIATION LIST

    ACM Asbestos Containing Material Amec Foster Wheeler Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials

    bgs below ground surface

    CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

    CEQ Council on Environmental Quality CFATF Civilian Federal Agency Task Force CFR Code of Federal Regulations

    EAL Environmental Action Level EDDA Environmental Due Diligence Audit EO Executive Order ESA Endangered Species Act

    FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

    GSA General Services Administration Guidance Guide on Evaluating Environmental Liability for Property Transfers

    HUD Housing and Urban Development

    IPaC USFWS’ Information, Planning, and Conservation System

    LBP lead-based paint

    mg/kg milligram per kilogram

    NEPA National Environmental Policy Act NHPA National Historic Preservation Act

    OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    PLM Polarized Light Microscopy ppm parts per million

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  • United States Coast Guard Housing Site in Port Arthur, Texas Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Report

    REC Recognized Environmental Condition RSL Reginal Screening Level

    SFHA Special Flood Hazard Area SHPD State Historic Preservation Division SIHP State Inventory of Historic Places Site 3022 Bernhardt Drive, Port Arthur, Texas SOW Scope of Work

    TCEQ Texas Commission on Environmental Quality TNRIS Texas Natural Resources Information System TPWD Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife

    U.S. United States USC United States Code USCG United States Coast Guard USEPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service

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  • United States Coast Guard Housing Site in Port Arthur, Texas Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Report

    1.0 INTRODUCTION

    Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure, Inc. (Amec Foster Wheeler) was retained by the United States (U.S.) General Services Administration (GSA) to perform Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Activities in support of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) housing sales. The Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Activities included a Phase I Environmental Due Diligence Audit (EDDA), lead- based paint (LBP) survey, asbestos containing material (ACM) survey, lead in soil sampling, mold sampling, and sensitive environmental area review, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) data gathering. The Environmental Compliance Due Diligence Activities were conducted for the USCG Housing Site located at 3022 Bernhardt Drive, Port Arthur, Texas (Site) (Figure 1). Amec Foster Wheeler was authorized to conduct these activities under the U.S. GSA Contract Number GS- 10F-0230J / GS-00P-14-CY-A-0003 and Award Number GS-P-00-16-CY-7127. Amec Foster Wheeler’s representatives Mr. Leonard Gilbert and Mr. Alan Luwe performed the site reconnaissance on September 13, 2016. Access to the Site was granted by Mr. Phillip Reaves, Chief Warrant Officer 3, USCG. It is Amec Foster Wheeler’s understanding that the USCG performed these environmental activities in preparation for divestiture of the property.

    1.1 SITE LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

    The Site is located at 3022 Bernhardt Drive, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Port Arthur, Texas (Figure 1). Figure 2 shows the site layout. The Site is located in a Residential Zoned Area. Table 1 below summarizes the site information. Copies of select site photographs are included in Attachment A.

    Table 1: Summary of Site Information

    Address Year Built Unit Size (square

    feet)

    Lot Size (acre)

    Unit Description Occupied

    3022 Bernhardt Drive

    Approx. 1951

    Approx. 1,200 0.21

    Three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom

    house No

    Amec Foster Wheeler conducted a site reconnaissance on September 13, 2016. The property located at 3022 Bernhardt Drive was observed to be a single-story, three-bedroom, 1.5-bath single family home constructed on a crawlspace and home on pilings foundation. The approximately 1,200 square foot house is constructed with wood framing, with an exterior consisting of vinyl and wood siding and a shingle roof. Flooring consists of hardwood, ceramic tile, carpet, and vinyl flooring. A concrete driveway was present, with a detached two-car garage. The housing unit was observed to be in poor condition, with structural damage to the back porch and roof. Mold was observed on the ceilings of bedrooms 1, 2 and 3, the bathroom, patio, and hallway. Municipal sewer connection is provided by the City of Port Arthur. Electricity and natural gas are available at the Site, but currently shut off. Minimal bare soil areas were observed under

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    trees in the lot. This did not appear to be an environmental concern, rather, it appeared to be due to shade from the trees.

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    2.0 PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE AUDIT OVERVIEW

    The Phase I EDDA was performed in general accordance with the Civilian Federal Agency Task Force (CFATF) Guide on Evaluating Environmental Liability for Property Transfers, dated August 1998 (Guidance), the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process E 1527-13 was used as a reference for conducting the EDDA, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) as detailed in Section 120(h)(4)(A)(i) to (vii).

    As specified under these standards, certain responsibilities lie with the “user” of the assessment. The “user” is defined as the party who intends to use the Guidance to perform an assessment. The “user” is generally the purchaser, owner, lender, property manager, or potential tenant, and, for the purposes of this project, is considered to be the U.S. GSA. Under the Guidance, it is the responsibility of the “user” to verify whether any environmental liens exist with regard to the property, and provide this information to the environmental professional preparing t