Facilities Services - Environmental

Soil / UST Remediation

  • When discovered, old heating oil tanks, contaminated soils, etc. are addressed in accordance
    with rules established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • From 2006 to 2009 over 13,000 cubic yards of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
    contaminated soil was removed from the Brackenridge High School track (area).  PAH
    containing soils remain under the track and practice.  Salient points include:
  • A 12” protective layer of soil demarcated (from the PAH soils) with a geotech fabric was installed.
  • An all-weather track was installed in 2011 (and now provides an additional physical barrier). 
  • The physical barrier is inspected every 3-years by a licensed geologist.

See the Brackenridge HS Environmental Notice – PAH Soils link below for additional
information.

Demolition

  • Structures and vessels/equipment (e.g., boilers) are demolished under the guidance of
    Environmental Programs. 
  • Each structure / vessel is inspected by a licensed Texas licensed asbestos inspector. 
  • Prior to demolition, any asbestos-containing material (ACM) is removed by a Texas licensed
    asbestos contractor.

Environmental Lead (Based-Paint)

  • Structures and vessels/equipment (e.g., boilers) are demolished under the guidance of
    Environmental Programs. 
  • Each structure / vessel is inspected by a licensed Texas licensed asbestos inspector. 
  • Prior to demolition, any asbestos-containing material (ACM) is removed by a Texas licensed
    asbestos contractor.

Technical Assistance and Training

Environmental provide technical assistance and training a wide range of environmental, health
and safety issues including but not limited to:
  • Blood-borne pathogens (BBP),
  • Respiratory protection,
  • Asbestos, and
  • Hazard communication.

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