os Angeles World Airports include LAX, Van Nuys Airport and Ontario International Airport and serve the 2nd largest metropolitan region in the United States. Alta Environmental holds a 3-year, $5M value contract with LAWA to provide environmental technical and expert consulting services on an as-needed basis.
Under this contract vehicle, Alta has been contracted to ensure compliance with California’s Industrial Storm Water Permit at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Ontario International Airport (ONT), and Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
Alta is keeping one of the busiest airports in the world in compliance.LAWA is required to perform storm water monitoring at the airport facilities, as required by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, under the State General Industrial Storm Water Permit. Sampling is required to use automated flow and sampling equipment. The existing equipment required replacement and a more robust remote telemetry system was required to be implemented to increase system reliability.
As part of this major undertaking, Alta’s work will include procurement and installation of new Hach/Sigma flow meter/data loggers, rain gauges, auto-samplers, solar panels, custom IP ready high speed cellular modems and serial servers for remote telemetry access, development of installation diagrams, standard operating procedures, as well as, training of LAWA staff on the remote operation of the equipment. Installation of equipment requires confined space entry into the existing storm drain system. Alta will also conduct the monitoring, manage the laboratory analyses, and prepare annual reports for each facility.
In addition to conducting storm water monitoring support, Alta has been contracted to conduct hazardous waste management training for approximately 200 LAWA employees for the second consecutive year. Alta customizes training to be site specific and relevant to LAWA, as well as, compliant with California regulations, Department of Transportation regulations for employees handling hazardous materials, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s hazard communication standards, including the new Globally Harmonized System, for the classification and labeling of hazardous substances and Safety Data Sheets.
We keep our clients in compliance.
David Renfrew, CPSWQ, QSD, PMP– Director of Water Resources
(David.Renfrew@altaenviron.com) (760) 908.5749
Nicolas Serieys, PE, CPP – Director of Environmental Health & Safety
(Nicolas.Serieys@altaenviron.com) (562) 495-5777
Alta Environmental is the premier compliance services consultancy serving the needs of municipal, industrial, and construction clients throughout the Western United States. For more information about our air and water environmental compliance, subsurface remediation, building sciences and occupational safety capabilities call us at 562-495-5777.