USACE Awards Burleson $4 Million Contract for EPA Region 9 Abandoned Mine Sites Investigation

Burleson Consulting, Inc.

Burleson was awarded a $4M Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) in 2017 to support Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, and Removal/Remedial Actions at EPA Mine Sites. Burleson has assisted USACE and EPA Region 9 with expert support through the analysis and presentation of detailed technical data to assess the ongoing multi-responsible party response to environmental contamination at the Leviathan Mine Superfund Site since 2008. This SATOC allows Greg Reller, PG, Burleson’s abandoned mine team leader, to continue supporting the EPA at Leviathan and other mine sites. Burleson has provided expert support to develop data quality objectives, support ongoing investigations, and to anticipate and address competing interests of multiple responsible parties and diverse stakeholders.

Leviathan Mine

Burleson has completed mine remediation services for all types of clients since 2008 including the USACE, EPA Region 9, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, non-profit organizations including Tuleyome, Inc., and private local and international mining companies. Our western mine site experience has supported remediation with activities including surveys, field investigations, permit acquisition, and stakeholder and regulatory interaction.

Client Satisfaction

"Burleson Consulting was excellent to work with and very professional. They assembled a top-notch team of experts to study and propose solutions to the water supply challenges at Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. The communication was excellent throughout the project. This included project staff, contracting personnel, and interested stakeholders. As a result, the project was completed on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Burleson Consulting in the future."Kevin Clancy, Project Manager – United States Bureau of Reclamation

"Burleson provided exceptional services under this contract. Because of their successful work, they were awarded a $7M follow-on IDIQ contract in 2014, that also encompasses biological monitoring at former Fort Ord. They have consistently improved their plant material collection and propagation techniques and pass the savings onto the federal government. Burleson is a valuable team member on Fort Ord and I feel that they are true stewards of the environment." William K. Collins, BRAC Environmental Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson has been able to work with several government agencies (to include tribal groups and natural resource trustees) and several responsible parties to assist in progressing this site to a stage where technical and agency concerns can be identified and resolved. Strengths – overall and in depth understanding of mine site and CERCLA dynamics. Deficiencies – none. I would not hesitate to use Burleson." Daniel McMindes, USACE Liaison to EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson helped to manage the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement. They came through and were always available during an ‘energy crisis’ in California. I will continue to work with them."Loreen McMahon, Project Manager - California Public Utilities Commission

"We appreciated Burleson’s great work, re: completing the draft EIR on the scheduled date (it was a tremendous task, but they completed it). All of them put a lot of work into it (it was a true team effort). They should all be proud of this accomplishment given the changes and obstacles encountered along the way, and I cannot thank them enough."Glenn M. Shuder, AIA, CFM, Chief Architect - Project Director, SMUD

"We chose Burleson Consulting because of their experience with the specific project matter in technical and regulatory issues and for their record of excellent communication skills in complex, multiparty projects. They were responsive to the matter and were sensitive to all relationships between the parties involved."Kevin Mayer, PE, Project Manager - USEPA