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Notice of Intent to Issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Professional Services for Site Assessment, Remedial Investigations, Remedial and Corrective Design and Oversight

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Office of Land Resources is soliciting responses from qualified environmental consultants to provide basic professional services for site assessments, remedial investigations, remedial and corrective action design and oversight as defined by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Division of Building Authority Minimum Standards and Criteria (DBA MSC) at potentially environmentally contaminated sites and solid waste facilities in and throughout the State of Arkansas.

Responses received to this RFQ will be used to screen prospective consultants and select finalists for interviews in accordance with the DBA MSC. Selected finalists will be required to conduct oral presentations and answer questions concerning technical performance and capabilities.

EPA is establishing a national system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically. This system, known as “e-Manifest,” will modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process while saving valuable time, resources, and dollars for industry and states. EPA anticipates launching e-Manifest on June 30, 2018.

ADEQ Law and Environment CLE Conference

ADEQ’s Office of Law and Policy is hosting a Law and Environment CLE Conference at ADEQ on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m. This conference is free and open to lawyers, managers, supervisors, and environmental professionals. Attorneys can receive up to three CLE credit hours for attending. For more information and to register, contact Sharnea Diggs at ADEQCLE@adeq.state.ar.us.

RFQ: Design Professional Contract Related to Releases from Regulated Storage Tanks

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Office of Land Resources (OLR) announces a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and is seeking responses from qualified environmental consultants to provide design professional services related to releases from underground storage tanks and certain aboveground petroleum storage tanks; emergency containment and hazard mitigation; environmental investigation and remediation; tank system removal; research of public records; tank system tightness testing; pilot testing; engineering design, cost estimates and management of a remediation system; oversight and review of petroleum storage tank projects; and reporting.

Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Training Set for Little Rock

ADEQ is partnering with the University of Texas at Arlington’s Environmental Training Institute to present a workshop on pollution prevention and Lean business practices. The training is set for July 31 – August 1, 2018, at the Cox Center, 120 River Market Avenue, in Little Rock. Sessions will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The 2018 Ozone Season has Begun!

Ozone season in Arkansas began on May 1st and runs through September 30th. That means it is important for everyone, but especially people with certain health conditions, to check the Air Quality Index before exercising outdoors for longer periods of time. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has already begun issuing forecasts for ground-level ozone, which may be particularly harmful to certain groups of people. When ozone concentrations reach higher levels, it can irritate airways and decrease lung function. People at greater risk of experiencing these symptoms include those with asthma, children, older adults, and individuals who are active outdoors. ADEQ has partnered with Metroplan, the Arkansas Department of Health, and the Arkansas Department of Transportation to inform the community about the potential risks from ground-level ozone. Learn more about ozone season at: https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/.

Free Tire Accountability Program Workshops

ADEQ is hosting several workshops for the Tire Accountability Program throughout the months of March – July. Topics include used tire programs, tire generators, manifest systems, beneficial use, rim removal fees, permitted sites, and waste tire sites.

For more information contact: Kelli Johnson at 501.682.0006 or johnsonk@adeq.state.ar.us.

The Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee (BBRAC) is an Arkansas-led collaborative established by Governor Asa Hutchinson to protect and enhance the Buffalo River Watershed through partnership, research, and action.

Find helpful instructions and information about ADEQ Environmental Self-Disclosure Incentive Policy.

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