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13. At the conclusion of the project All Material Shipping Records (MSR) are tallied and the receiving facility once again Verifies with the material generator the total tonnage shipped with that received and signs off the final audit.
12. When material arrives at receiving re-use facility Material Shipping Records (MSR) are confirmed by on site personnel, copies of shipping documents, wait slips are taken. Daly totals are tallied and forwarded to the generating contractor for confirmation. Simultaneously the independent trucking companies are doing the same thing. All documents including original approval letters and associated data are maintained by LSP’s the generator, the trucking firm, and the environmental firm representing the receiving facility for not less than seven years.
11. Before material is shipped the LSP generates a Material Shipping Record (MSR) that is given to the individual trucks to identify the material on board and where it is going. Trucks are then weighed to determine the quantity shipped. This paperwork must be carried on the truck at all times. Transportation companies are subject severe fines, penalties and loss of license if these rules are not obeyed.12. When material arrives at receiving re-use facility Material Shipping Records (MSR) are confirmed by on site personnel, copies of shipping documents, wait slips are taken. Daly totals are tallied and forwarded to the generating contractor for confirmation. Simultaneously the independent trucking companies are doing the same thing. All documents including original approval letters and associated data are maintained by LSP’s the generator, the trucking firm, and the environmental firm representing the receiving facility for not less than seven years.

11. Before material is shipped the LSP generates a Material Shipping Record (MSR) that is given to the individual trucks to identify the material on board and where it is going. Trucks are then weighed to determine the quantity shipped. This paperwork must be carried on the truck at all times. Transportation companies are subject severe fines, penalties and loss of license if these rules are not obeyed.12. When material arrives at receiving re-use facility Material Shipping Records (MSR) are confirmed by on site personnel, copies of shipping documents, wait slips are taken. Daly totals are tallied and forwarded to the generating contractor for confirmation. Simultaneously the independent trucking companies are doing the same thing. All documents including original approval letters and associated data are maintained by LSP’s the generator, the trucking firm, and the environmental firm representing the receiving facility for not less than seven years.

12. When material arrives at receiving re-use facility Material Shipping Records (MSR) are confirmed by on site personnel, copies of shipping documents, wait slips are taken. Daly totals are tallied and forwarded to the generating contractor for confirmation. Simultaneously the independent trucking companies are doing the same thing. All documents including original approval letters and associated data are maintained by LSP’s the generator, the trucking firm, and the environmental firm representing the receiving facility for not less than seven years.
11. Before material is shipped the LSP generates a Material Shipping Record (MSR) that is given to the individual trucks to identify the material on board and where it is going. Trucks are then weighed to determine the quantity shipped. This paperwork must be carried on the truck at all times. Transportation companies are subject severe fines, penalties and loss of license if these rules are not obeyed
10. Once both LSPs are in agreement the receiving facility’s LSP issues an approval letter summarizing their decision. A copy of that letter is maintained by the generator and the re-use facility.11. Before material is shipped the LSP generates a Material Shipping Record (MSR) that is given to the individual trucks to identify the material on board and where it is going. Trucks are then weighed to determine the quantity shipped. This paperwork must be carried on the truck at all times. Transportation companies are subject severe fines, penalties and loss of license if these rules are not obeyed

4.Areas surrounding impacted areas are re-tested either in place or after excavation in stock piles with greater frequency to insure they are free of harmful concentrations of contaminants. This rechecking of the material is known as in-situ/ex-situ or post excavating characterization. It is a verification measure employed to insure the excavation is clear of the impacted area. This process is repeated until there is certainty by the sending site’s LSP or engineer that the excavation is clear and working outside any impacted area, and that the soils being excavated are now in fact non-impacted/sufficiently clean material as determined by the in-situ pre-characterization.6.Materials deemed clean or below RCS-1 also referred to as MCP unregulated material can be brought to any number of places for re-use (hence the name Below RCS-1 Soil RE-USE FACILITY). Some of these re-use facilities include but are not limited to golf courses, residential housing developments, farms, retired gravel pits, quarries, cemeteries and commercial developments just to name a few. A re-use facility is not a land fill because although filling is accruing it is with an end use in mind. The purpose of the filling is to improve or restore the property in an economically viable way. The re-use of material generated from excavation sites has proven to be a desirable option for both parties. This process allows the improvement of the re-use facility with pre-tested safe material at a minimal cost to the owner. At the same time it provides the generator of soils a reliable consistent source for the relocation of material generated from its project.

10.Once both LSPs are in agreement the receiving facility’s LSP issues an approval letter summarizing their decision. A copy of that letter is maintained by the generator and the re-use facility.
8.A re-use facility prior to receiving any material must establish its existing soils current chemical back ground levels in order to produce a Soil Re-use/Fill management plan. To accomplish this back ground samples are collected to determine the pre-existing chemical makeup of soil currently on the site. Tests for constituents are done consistent with MAS DEP policy for soil re-use at landfills and any other constituents that may be of concern. These tests generate an aggregate back ground of what the pre-existing conditions of the site are. This information along with other relevant issues such as ground water information and flow, location of drinking wells, wet land areas and other potential environmental receptors are compiled into what is known as a SOIL RE-USE or Fill MANAGEMENT PLAN. A soil reuse/fill management plan is NOT a site plan although a site plan may be incorporated into a fill management plan for a more complete picture to help a licensed site professional (LSP) best determine what if any additional precautions should be taken while evaluating any potential risk from incoming soils . An LSP is a professional engineer or scientist that has been licensed by the state via meeting the educational qualifications and passing a state sponsored test as well maintaining a minimum of prescribed amount of annual industry related continued education. An LSP also has a fiduciary responsibility to report environmental infraction to the state; in essence they are deputized via their license to act on behalf of the environmental well being of the state ,and are subject to MASS DEP audits at their discretion. Non-compliance with the MCP or MASS DEP Waste Site cleanup policies may subject an LSP to loss of license, fines or legal action.9.The fill management plan consolidates the background testing and other environmental data to prepare an ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA for incoming soils that are considered protective of the receiving site. The LSP responsible for preparing the plan reviews the soil generators’ LSP’s testing information and scientific judgements for each incoming soil package. If either LSP deems the soils unsuitable they are rejected. Both LSP’s must agree that the soil is suitable for this re-use facility.

2.Environmental firm conducts borings on proposed site in grids of approximately 500 yard intervals across entire site, or at a frequency deemed appropriate and necessary by the LSP, The boring s are also taken at the various depths of the excavation. If any contaminations are found above those considered naturally occurring, and regular standards additional testing is conducted by that firm to determine the exact size and scope of the impacted area ( The term for this is called in-situ or in ground pre-characterization as it is done prior to excavation).3.After it is determined the excavation is clear of the impacted area by this program of repeated tests. Then those soils are characterized as non impacted/sufficiently clean material for potential off-site re-use. Massachusetts Department of Environmental protection (MASS-DEP) categorizes these soils as below RCS-1 which means these soils are below any reportable level of contaminants that would have any impact on public health or safety. These deemed safe and acceptable levels for all known contaminants can be found in tables provided by the MASS-DEP Contingency Plan (MCP) were they are measured in parts per million.

4. Areas surrounding impacted areas are re-tested either in place or after excavation in stock piles with greater frequency to insure they are free of harmful concentrations of contaminants. This rechecking of the material is known as in-situ/ex-situ or post excavating characterization. It is a verification measure employed to insure the excavation is clear of the impacted area. This process is repeated until there is certainty by the sending site’s LSP or engineer that the excavation is clear and working outside any impacted area, and that the soils being excavated are now in fact non-impacted/sufficiently clean material as determined by the in-situ pre-characterization.

5.The MASS DEP MCP determines where materials can be brought for disposal or re-use based on the level of contaminants found in them. Contaminated materials must be brought to a MASS DEP permitted disposal facility such as a LAND FILL. Landfills are disposal sites ONLY. There intended purpose is to safely house contaminated material in a contained area to minimize the risk of those materials to public health and safety. These facilities do not have any other use their function is for disposal only.

6.Materials deemed clean or below RCS-1 also referred to as MCP unregulated material can be brought to any number of places for re-use (hence the name Below RCS-1 Soil RE-USE FACILITY). Some of these re-use facilities include but are not limited to golf courses, residential housing developments, farms, retired gravel pits, quarries, cemeteries and commercial developments just to name a few. A re-use facility is not a land fill because although filling is accruing it is with an end use in mind. The purpose of the filling is to improve or restore the property in an economically viable way. The re-use of material generated from excavation sites has proven to be a desirable option for both parties. This process allows the improvement of the re-use facility with pre-tested safe material at a minimal cost to the owner. At the same time it provides the generator of soils a reliable consistent source for the relocation of material generated from it’s project.

7. Although RCS-1 material is deemed sufficiently clean for a particular end use, and is said not regulated in detail by MASS DEP the MCP provides a regulation for re-use of Below RSC-1material. ALL BELOW RSC-1 material is subject to the MASS DEP MCP Anti-Degradation Provisions at 310 CWR 40.0032 (3). What that provision says is that the material being removed and re-used must not only be clean, but must not be significantly greater in concentration than the soils that exist where it is going. There is no definition for the term significant in the MCP. In this context evaluations of re-use is left up to an LSP to use scientific judgement and guidance from MAS DEP on determining that soils are safe for the sites intended use.8. A re-use facility prior to receiving any material must establish its existing soils current chemical back ground levels in order to produce a Soil Re-use/Fill management plan. To accomplish this back ground samples are collected to determine the pre-existing chemical makeup of soil currently on the site. Tests for constituents are done consistent with MAS DEP policy for soil re-use at landfills and any other constituents that may be of concern. These tests generate an aggregate back ground of what the pre-existing conditions of the site are. This information along with other relevant issues such as ground water information and flow, location of drinking wells, wet land areas and other potential environmental receptors are compiled into what is known as a SOIL RE-USE or Fill MANAGEMENT PLAN. A soil reuse/fill management plan is NOT a site plan although a site plan may be incorporated into a fill management plan for a more complete picture to help a licensed site professional (LSP) best determine what if any additional precautions should be taken while evaluating any potential risk from incoming soils . An LSP is a professional engineer or scientist that has been licensed by the state via meeting the educational qualifications and passing a state sponsored test as well maintaining a minimum of prescribed amount of annual industry related continued education. An LSP also has a fiduciary responsibility to report environmental infraction to the state; in essence they are deputized via their license to act on behalf of the environmental well being of the state ,and are subject to MASS DEP audits at their discretion. Non-compliance with the MCP or MASS DEP Waste Site cleanup policies may subject an LSP to loss of license, fines or legal action.

2. Environmental firm conducts borings on proposed site in grids of approximately 500 yard intervals across entire site, or at a frequency deemed appropriate and necessary by the LSP, The boring s are also taken at the various depths of the excavation. If any contaminations are found above those considered naturally occurring, and regular standards additional testing is conducted by that firm to determine the exact size and scope of the impacted area ( The term for this is called in-situ or in ground pre-characterization as it is done prior to excavation).3. After it is determined the excavation is clear of the impacted area by this program of repeated tests. Then those soils are characterized as non impacted/sufficiently clean material for potential off-site re-use. Massachusetts Department of Environmental protection (MASS-DEP) categorizes these soils as below RCS-1 which means these soils are below any reportable level of contaminants that would have any impact on public health or safety. These deemed safe and acceptable levels for all known contaminants can be found in tables provided by the MASS-DEP Contingency Plan (MCP) were they are measured in parts per million.