Project Navigator personnel, in a Project Coordination and Oversight role, have managed and completed a removal action of lead impacted soils and slag from 691 homes in Cherryvale, Kansas. More than 100K cu yds of impacted soils and sediments were excavated and disposed of in a specially constructed local landfill cell. The work took place […]
Project Navigator is coordinating the implementation of an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) at the Patrick Bayou Superfund Site in Deer Park, TX. The EE/CA is expected to involve capping (ACBM and/or aggregate) over impacted sediments at this 2.5-mile bayou. At the Tex Tin CERCLA site in Texas City, PNL continues to coordinate the Focused Feasibility Study (FFS) […]
Project Navigator has been retained by the PRPs as the Project Coordinator at the Philip Services Corporation Site in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The proposed remedy involves in situ thermal treatment.
Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL), as the Independent Review Panel (IRP) Manager for PG&E’s Hinkley Groundwater Remediation Project, was interviewed by Erin Brockovich and featured on ABC News 20/20.
PNL has noted recent news about a mid-October 2019 GAO report titled EPA Should Take Additional Actions to Manage Risks from Climate Change. The report evaluated the potential for adverse climatic effects on Superfund sites in terms of flooding, storm surge, wildfires, and sea level rise. Each individual Superfund site in the US is evaluated and rated for its potential impact by location. Data included the FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer for flood hazards, the NOAA SLOSH Model for storm surge, a NOAA SLR Model for sea level rise and the U.S. Forest Service’s wildfire hazard potential map. PNL reviewed the report and we provide a brief summary.
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Business Partners, Project Navigator, Ltd. assures you that we take the health and well-being of our work environment and community very, very seriously. All PNL staff are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and are advising clients, fellow consultants and contractors on how to perform on a […]
Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) performed work as the on-site construction oversight contractor and client representative for the remediation of the former National Zinc smelter site which was operated under the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Voluntary Cleanup Program. Work involved excavation and consolidation of approximately 100,000 cubic yards of metal impacted slag in […]
PNL has been contracted to manage the O&M of the Site remedy which includes two 7-acre engineered caps containing stabilized waste. The caps contain passive gas vents and extensive riprap for erosion protection. PNL’s scope of work includes maintaining the vegetation on the caps and within the riprap areas, conducting Site inspections, completing an annual […]
Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) has been facilitating outreach to the Hinkley Community focusing recently on the findings from USGS’s ongoing Cr6 Background Study.
PNL continues to be especially active managing $10MM’s of our clients’ site remediation liabilities, especially in the West and along the Gulf Coast. Our work focus is especially on complex CERCLA and RCRA sites, where multiple PRP stakeholders help drive the work under the regulatory oversight of either U.S. EPA or the respective State Agency(-cies). […]
Project Navigator’s Ascon Landfill Site team has secured the proper approvals to move ahead on the final remedy for this 38-acre former oil waste landfill.
PNL’s Dr. Ian Webster presented and participated in a panel discussion about the development of solar power installations on Brownfield sites at this major event hosted by CCLR, U.S. EPA and DTSC. Panel participants included representatives from U.S. EPA Region 9, and Southern California’s new local community choice power provider in the Clean Power Alliance (www.cleanpoweralliance.org). […]
PNL has worked for PRPs managing environmental response actions at Gulf Coast CERCLA sites since the company’s founding 21 years ago.
Project Navigator, Ltd., has worked in partnership with Terradex, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) to conceive of, and develop a web-enabled, pipeline integrity monitoring system called Pipeline LandWatch, LLC. The service is in the process of being rolled out to pipeline owners and operators. An explanatory article has been published, and is online in the trade journal, North American Oil & […]
In this article, Genesis Energy, L.P.’s Kristi Unzicker and Project Navigator, Ltd.’s Bob Piniewski describe how, via collaborative effort of many stakeholders, and U.S. EPA certifying the site as “ready for reuse”, the former Tex Tin CERCLA site is presently functioning as a crude oil terminal.
Project Navigator, Ltd.’s Robert Fritz presented a poster on solar facilities on landfills, brownfields and Superfund sites at the March 2018 AEHS Winter Meeting in San Diego, CA.
DTSC approved the remedial design in May 2017 for the final remedy Completed Lagoon 5 solidification in November 2017 – solidification of drilling mud in Lagoon 5 to enable abandonment of two oil wells Currently in abandonment phase for the abandonment of two oil wells dating back to the 1920s Final remedy will begin after […]
PNL provided Project Coordination, Remedial Action Construction Management and Health and Safety oversight through the entire RA at the Malone Service Company Superfund Site.
Project Navigator, Ltd.’s Houston office staff have been managing interim action activities at the Brine Superfund Site in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) performs as the Independent Review Panel (IRP) Manager at PG&E’s Cr(VI) groundwater remediation project in Hinkley, CA.
DALLAS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized stakeholders at the former Tex Tin Superfund site in Texas City, Texas, with EPA’s Excellence in Site Reuse award. The award recognizes Superfund site partners who have collaborated with EPA to support redeveloping Superfund sites in ways that are beneficial to the community and compatible with the cleanup.
HOUSTON – Project Navigator, Ltd. manages remediation and response actions at several Superfund (CERCLA) sites in the Houston area.
Project Navigator, Ltd. working in association with sister solar power development firm, PVNavigator, LLC, and Marina Energy, LLC of South Jersey Industries (Folsom, NJ) has developed and commissioned the operation of a 3 MW PV solar power installation on a former Owens Corning landfill site in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.
PNL staff members Dr. Raudel Sanchez and Dr. Halil Kavak continue their support of Hinkley Community outreach and technical communications concerning PG&E’s Chromium-6 (Cr-VI) groundwater remediation program in Hinkley, CA.
Project Navigator, Ltd., and sister company PVNavigator, celebrate the Commercial Operation Date of their utility scale solar development atop the County of San Bernardino’s closed Milliken Sanitary Landfill in Ontario, CA.
Project Navigator, Ltd. participated in the sponsorship of a SoCal PEMA luncheon, featuring a speech by CA Senator Kevin de Leon, entitled, “California Environmental Policy: A look ahead as federal policies of the Trump Administration take shape.”
PNL’s Dr. Ian A. Webster and Robert Fritz delivered a presentation at a Center for Creative Land Recycling ( https://www.cclr.org/) workshop in Vista, CA on “Resources for Sustainable Redevelopment and Land Recycling: The “Solar Power Tool” (see slides here).
Project Navigator, Ltd.’s Dr. Ian A. Webster facilitated a workshop on “Renewable Energy Development on Brownfields: New Opportunities and Issues” at the Farella Braun + Martel, LLP legal firm as part of their Unplugged Renewable Energy Series (see slides here)
PNL provides Project Coordination and Construction Management services on behalf of the Malone Cooperating Parties for the Malone Service Company Superfund Site in Texas City, Texas.
PVNavigator, LLC is in the process of selecting an EPC contractor to complete design and build out PVN’s 3MW photovoltaic solar power installation on the top deck of the Milliken Landfill in Ontario, CA.
After essentially successfully completing Trustee duties at the $50MM demolition, remediation and repurposing for resuse at the former Asarco Smelter in El Paso, TX, (see more at www.RecastingTheSmelter.com),
PNL is pleased to announce a key addition to our construction management capacity with the addition of Mr. Matt Jackson to the team. Matt is joining PNL in Houston, TX and brings over 28 years of experience in environmental and civil construction.
PNL will be hosting a 2-day Environmental Industry Leadership Workshop in Houston, May 5-6, 2015, featuring 11 guest speakers. The workshop will provide Project Managers with practical information on cost saving strategies at both multi-party and single party sites, liability management, past successful case studies and lessons learned, regulatory changes and how these changes could […]
Project Navigator, Ltd staff continue to assist the Hinkley Community, Community leaders, California Regional Water Quality Control Board-Lahontan Region, and PG&E in performing technical outreach and communication regarding PG&E’s chromium-6 groundwater remediation program at over 3000 acres in the Hinkley Community to the west of Barstow, California. Notable recent events included a PNL presentation describing […]
PNL staff members Dr. Ian A. Webster and Dr. Nariman Nourbakhsh were invited to participate and speak at The Solar Qatar Summit 2014, in Doha, Qatar, supported by Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation. Their presentation on behalf of PV Navigator, LLC, focused on the need for strategic facility-location planning to go hand in hand […]
Project Navigator, Ltd.’s foundation is built on the application of science and engineering to solving environmental engineering challenges. PNL therefore maintains strong ties to academia as a source of ideas and talent. We also give back. PNL’s Dr. Halil Kavak participated as a judge in the University of Southern California’s Department of Chemical Engineering and […]
Ian Webster and Mark Landress of Project Navigator, Ltd. delivered two separate talks on oil field remediation topics at the 21st International Petroleum Environmental Conference held in Houston, Texas, October 14 to 16, 2014. Dr. Webster discussed the “soft science” of stakeholder management and approaches to improve trust between contentious parties during long and complex […]
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Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL), via its solar power projects development group, PVNavigator, LLC (PVN), has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison (SCE) for a 3MW (AC) solar photovoltaic (PV) facility to be located at the closed Milliken Sanitary Landfill located in Ontario, CA. The power generated from the facility will […]
PVNavigator, LLC has received conditional approvals from New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to design, build and operate a 3.9MW (DC) racked PV solar power installation at the Owens Corning’s closed Somerdale Landfill (300 Somerdale Road, Gloucester, NJ 08083) in Camden County. The Board’s actions, together with an earlier NJ Department of Environmental Protections […]
Via a donation, Project Navigator, Ltd. has helped fund the construction of planter boxes at The School of Tomorrow in Boyle Heights, California. PNL staff decided to help when we learned how the perception of soil lead impacts, associated with compliance issues regarding the Exide facility in Vernon, CA, were affecting school children’s plans to […]
PNL’s Dr. Ian A. Webster will discuss his recent work at PG&E’s chromium-6 groundwater remediation project in Hinkley, California at the March, 2014 National Meeting of AEHS in San Diego. Ian serves as a PG&E sponsored technical and project management resource to the Hinkley community. Duties include technical and regulatory interpretation, and community education. 1-pg […]
The work was funded by the California Energy Commission. The final report evaluated the performance of a solar racking system at the closed Operating Industries Incorporated (OII) Landfill in Monterrey Park, California a suburb in Los Angeles County located 15 miles southeast from Downtown. The system was placed at the landfill for over a year […]
Ian Webster was one of two outside speakers at a July 25, 2013 EPA Region V Information Session for RCRA and CERCLA Project Managers on “Renewable Energy on Contaminated Land.” Dr. Webster’s presentation focused on the technical and administrative opportunities and challenges associated with developing MW scale PV power installations on closed landfill sites. The […]
A Project Navigator, Ltd. staff team continues to support the Community of Hinkley in their understanding of the technical issues surrounding PG&E’s planning and remediation activities on the clean up of Hinkley’s chromium-6 groundwater plume. PNL staff recently provided a technical update at a July 17, 2013 meeting of the California Regional Water Quality Control […]
The Ward Transformer Superfund Site Trustees have selected Project Navigator, Ltd. as their Project Coordinator responsible for overseeing, monitoring and coordinating all actions necessary to conduct the Phase II Removal Action as required by a 2005 Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (“AOC”), and all actions necessary to conduct a supplemental RI and focused […]
Project Navigator, Ltd staff in Los Angeles are assisting the BKK Landfill Site Working Group (PRP Group) with all phases of current site management and eventual long-term remedy planning. The BKK Landfill is a State Superfund site of more than 500 acres, and is located in West Covina, CA. The majority of PNL’s activities encompass […]
PNL’s Houston office is assisting the PRPs, who are engaged in the early stages of the forecasted 4-year remediation of the Malone Superfund Site in Texas City, with the relocation of an old cemetery which is located within the boundary of the former waste disposal facility. Title to the cemetery land is also being held […]
Project Navigator, Ltd. project managers continue to assist the Ascon Landfill Site PRP Group with work on key project phases and overall site interim management and monitoring. The Ascon Site, located in Huntington Beach, CA, operated as a 38 acre waste disposal site, accepting drilling muds and associated wastes for over a 45 year time […]
Project Navigator, Ltd.’s Houston, Texas office has been managing all aspects of the planning, design, and remedy construction at the Cox Road landfill site, northeast of Houston. PNL has just received notification from TCEQ that all aspects of work proposed under the Remedial Action Plan (RAP) have been completed, as described in PNL’s Response Action […]
PVNavigator contributed to the U.S. EPA’s and NREL’s recently-released (February 2013) document titled ” Best Practices for Siting Solar Photovoltaics on Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.” The document was created to provide assistance in addressing common technical challenges and identifying the benefits for siting PV on MSW landfills. PVNavigator’s graphics can be found on pages 9 […]
U.S. EPA has posted a draft version of their long awaited document titled “Best Practices for Siting Solar Photovoltaics on Municipal Solid Waste Landfills,” to their website at http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland/. The document, coauthored with DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is extensive and detailed at 77 pages. PVN, a unit of PNL, is proud to have […]
PVN’s Dr. Ian A. Webster participated in the EDIN-USVI Energy Workshop held in Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. The workshop focused on ongoing projects and strategies for the USVI to achieve 60% clean energy by 2025. These programs are part of the Energy Development in Island Nations (EDIN)-U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) project launched in 2010 with […]
PVN participated in the Oklahoma Brownfields Conference 2012 held in Oklahoma City, OK on May 22-23, 2012. Dr. Ian Webster of PNL discussed developing landfill based, PV solar power installations during an opening day plenary roundtable discussion. The panel was hosted by Robert Colangelo of Chicago’s Green Sense Radio Show. Other panelists were Marielle Boortz […]
Many projects which had been in the planning stages in the mid to late 2000’s were significantly advanced, some even into and through remedial actions. In all the following projects PNL staff were deeply embedded and functioned in a remedy-influencing role, while at the same time, promoting a health and safety operating culture. Cox Road […]
Project Navigator, Ltd.’s solar power development business unit, PV Navigator, LLC has recently made significant strides in bringing a 1.5MW PV facility online. The development will be located on the cap of the closed Big Bear Landfill in San Bernardino County, CA. Read the news article from Big Bear Grizzly.
Project Navigator, Ltd. was selected as the Independent Review Panel (IRP) Manager to assist the Hinkley Community and its Community Advisory Committee (CAC) with technical issues for the Hinkley Groundwater Remediation Project.
By Solar Industry Staff – solarindustrymag.com Project Navigator Ltd. (PNL) has been retained by Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. to assist in the development of a prospective solar development on the mine’s behalf. PNL says it is seeking written proposals from renewable energy developers to negotiate and enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) to provide […]
By Caroline Quintanilla – KBHR 93.3FM Big Bear News Big Bear, Ca, February 14, 2011, 9:00am – A 2-megawatt solar power project has been proposed to top the Big Bear sanitary landfill site. Project Navigator, Ltd, a Brea, CA engineering firm has entered in to an option agreement with the County of San Bernardino to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BREA, CALIFORNIA Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL), via its solar power projects development group, PVNavigator (PVN), has entered into a lease option agreement with the County of San Bernardino to evaluate and explore the development of a photovoltaic (PV) solar facility at the closed Big Bear Sanitary Landfill located in Big Bear, CA. […]
PNL’s PVNavigator Group has won a contract from the U.S. Army to assess the viability of using solar power to run remote electrical equipment at Fort Irwin, California. Fort Irwin is a major training area for the U.S. Military, and is located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County. Facilities currently powered by generators, […]
Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) staff recently discussed the business opportunities which can be realized from siting small scale solar facilities on brownfield sites or urban-located closed landfills. At Tech Connect World Summit Conference & Expo 2010, Anaheim, CA, June 21 to 24, 2010) we had a booth, system model and made a presentation. PNL staff, […]
Dr. Ian Webster represented Project Navigator, Ltd. at the National Brownfields Association’s Atlanta 2010 Meeting on March 24 & 25. Ian was a member of a panel session covering Re-Powering America’s Land: Renewable Energy on Contaminated Sites. Ian described PNL’s business plan which entails the siting, design and financing of small scale, distributed solar facilities […]
Project Navigator, Ltd. has developed a rigorous protocol for the GIS-enabled screening of Brownfield sites. The system allows sites to be prioritized in the queue for reuse. Click here for poster.
Drs. Halil Kavak, Raudel Sanchez and Ian Webster have worked for a number of major clients on landfill assessment and closure projects. A notable example is the Operating Industries Inc (OII) Landfill in Monterey Park, CA. In addition to helping with more routine site design and construction activities, the PNL team was asked to investigate […]
Roberto Puga’s PNL team is now actively engaged in planning activities related to the future demolition and cleanup at the former Asarco smelter site in El Paso. Communication and outreach will be an important component of a successful project. PNL is expert in the use of visual techniques and graphics to explain project activities (Visual […]
PNL’s Ian Webster discussed how solar facilities can be sited on Brownfield Sites at NBA’s Sacramento Meeting on January 14, 2010. The talk discussed how smaller, urban-located PV facilities, which are close to transmission and load, can be more quickly permitted, financed brought online, than larger competing facilities located in the desert southwest. Webster gave […]