MTA LIRR On-Call Environmental Services

Under a first-of-its-kind contract that spanned 10 years as the Long Island Rail Road’s on-call environmental consultant, D&B undertook and completed a wide range of environmental engineering assignments at rail yards, petroleum bulk storage facilities, stations, right of-ways, maintenance facilities, and electric substations. Projects completed under this agreement include:

  • Petroleum Bulk Storage Facility Drainage Inventory and Assessment Program: Drainage inventory and assessment that has identified and inspected over 1,500 drainage structures at the LIRR’s nine largest rail yards and maintenance facilities.
  • Jamaica Station Remedial Investigation: Remedial investigation of an open petroleum spill that resulted from a release of No. 2 fuel oil from two 20,000-gallon underground storage tanks (UST).
  • Long Island City Freight Yard Remedial Investigation: Remedial investigation of an open petroleum spill associated with nine former 550-gallon USTs that leaked an unknown quantity of gasoline, resulting in documented soil and groundwater contamination.
  • Hillside Maintenance Facility Tank Closure: Investigation to determine the feasibility for the permanent closure of Tank 007, which is a UST that was installed in 1987 and temporarily closed in 2006.
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Compliance Assistance: Technical assistance to ensure compliance with regulations specified by the U.S. EPA’s 40 CFR Part 112.
  • Port Jefferson Yard Outfall Treatment System Retrofit: Conceptual design to retrofit an existing stormwater treatment system due to ongoing State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit effluent limit violations.
  • NYSDEC Electronic Data Deliverable Development: Preparation and submission of electronic data deliverables containing historical analytical data associated with 16 LIRR facilities to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
  • West Side Yard Potential Remedial Technologies: Preliminary evaluation of remedial technologies that may be implemented to treat soil and groundwater contamination at the 26-acre facility.