This is the primary educational benefit event for BOC. Over the past years, BOC has presented approximately $96,000 to local educational institutions.
BOC is a non-profit organization for the architectural, engineering, planning, environmental and construction industry. Its focus is to provide a forum for business development and career growth within Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. BOC works directly with public agencies, and private entities to promote dialog between providers and consumers of design, engineering and construction services.
Terraphase's Ryan Janoch presented two papers at the Annual North American Surface Water Quality Conference (StormCon). One paper was entitled "Pollutant Leaching from Filtration Media in Proprietary and LID BMPs." The co-author on this paper is Dr. Bo Liu (Mid-Atlantic Stormwater Research Center). The other paper entitled "New Laboratory Protocols to Assess Total Suspended Solids Removal by Manufactured Hydrodynamic Separator and Filtration Devices" was presented on behalf of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA). The co-author on this paper is Mike Kimberlain (KriStar).
Ryan will be presenting again on November 6th at the 8th Annual California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) conference on "New Laboratory Sediment Removal Efficiency Testing Protocols for Manufactured Treatment Devices." He will be presenting on behalf of SWEMA with his co-author Mike Kimberlain (KriStar).
SGT JV is providing professional stormwater management services to the US DOT — Maritime Administration (MARAD) for the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California. We assist the client with compliance with the California Stormwater Industrial General Permit, provide stormwater awareness and sampling training, and provide environmental support regarding RCRA waste and treatment system design, operation, and maintenance. For more information about SGT JV's work with MARAD, please contact Ryan Janoch, (510) 645-1850.
Terraphase has formed a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business joint venture with Sustainable Group, Inc. The Sustainable Group — Terraphase Joint Venture (SGT JV) provides a wide variety of services, including environmental characterization and remediation, engineering design, and construction services. Our experienced team provides a depth of service capable of meeting our clients' environmental and construction needs. SGT JV works together as a cohesive team to execute large and small infrastructure, construction, and remediation projects. For more information about the SGT JV please click here.
Terraphase's Peter Zawislanski presented a paper entitled "Mobility of a Highly Weathered Mixed Bunker Fuel and Diesel NAPL" on the design and implementation of a field and laboratory approach to limit the volume of soil excavation by identifying mobility of highly weathered free product. The co-authors on this paper are William L. Carson (Terraphase), James D. Levine (Upstream Investments), Michael Niemet (CH2MHill), and Steve Greason (Sitelab Corporation).
New Terraphase Engineering office
in West Sacramento:
3680 Industrial Blvd., Suite 600H
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Terraphase has been certified by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency as a small business enterprise (SBE). Terraphase was previously certified as a small, local, emerging business (SLEB) by the County of Alameda, the city of Oakland and the Alameda — Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit). Terraphase is also a state of California small business. Each of these programs is used by their respective organizations to support the local economy by encouraging the participation of small businesses in government procurements.
The main office for Terraphase Engineering
has moved to a new location:
1404 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Oakland, California 94612
California stormwater regulations have been undergoing a number of changes over the past few years. The new Construction General Permit (CGP) for the control of stormwater at construction sites, which governs stormwater permitting, sampling, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) for construction activities that disturb more than 1 acre of soil, was adopted by the Water Board in September 2009 and became effective July 2010. This new CGP mandates that SWPPPs be prepared by certified Qualified SWPPP Developers (QSDs) and be implemented by Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSPs), respectively.
The Industrial General Permit (IGP) was released in draft format in January 2011. The draft IGP significantly increases the number of inspections and required stormwater samples to be collected at many industrial facilities, and introduced numeric effluent limits (NELs) in place of the previous benchmarks. As expected, the IGP generated a number of comments from the community. In addition, a California Senate hearing was held on October 6, 2011, to address the potential economic impacts of these new regulations on industry. A revised draft IGP (version II) is expected in late 2011/early 2012. The revised draft IGP will likely require a Qualified Industrial SWPPP Practitioner (QISP) to prepare and/or implement the SWPPP. The QISP will likely have three levels of certification, which will be determined by some combination of training, examination, and/or demonstrated experience.
Terraphase assists it's clients with a complete range of stormwater-related services including engineering design, site evaluation, Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation, and application of advanced stormwater control technologies. Our QSDs and QSPs have engineered and designed innovative BMPs, prepared and implemented comprehensive SWPPPs, and provided detailed mapping of stormwater infrastructure in geographic information systems (GIS). We have applied our expertise for both construction projects and at active industrial facilities. We take into account site-specific conditions and the goals and objectives of the client. We prepare engineering plans and specifications, obtain necessary permits, provide construction management services, perform stormwater sampling (including first event sampling) and operate and maintain treatment systems. Our engineers have the ability to carefully evaluate our clients' problems and provide long-term solutions. We also specialize in working with stormwater treatment device manufacturers to develop thorough, cost-effective testing and evaluation programs that allow our clients to obtain regulatory approval of these new technologies.
For more information on Terraphase's Stormwater Management Services,
please contact Jeff Raines or Ryan Janoch at (510) 645-1850.
Terraphase Engineering Inc. was among the sponsors of the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative (TIHDI) Annual Fundraising Event, the Pavilion on Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA. The TIHDI is organized to provide exits from homelessness and other assistance for economically disadvantaged families and individuals through housing, employment, economic development, support services and opportunities on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island.
Terraphase Engineering Inc. was among the sponsors of the Annual Members Reception for the Environmental Law Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco (also known as Meet Your Environmental Regulators) at the City Club of San Francisco. The event is an opportunity to meet and mingle with representatives of many important environmental regulatory agencies, including the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, the Regional Water Quality Control Board, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and others.
Alan Gibbs, P.G., C.HG., has joined Terraphase as Principal Hydrogeologist and Vice President. Alan has over 30 years of environmental consulting experience and is a licensed geologist in California, Arizona, and Oregon. Alan has worked on numerous contaminated sites throughout California and the United States. He is a highly respected consultant to school districts and colleges throughout California and has provided consulting services to over 100 school districts regarding school siting, preliminary endangerment assessments, interactions with the California Department of Education, pipeline risk assessments, and CEQA issues. Additionally, Alan has extensive experience working on environmental investigations and remediation at numerous sites for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Department Toxic Substance Control, various municipalities, and private sector clients. Alan has provided expert witness services to multiple clients. He also has a broad background in mining and in the environmental assessment, characterization and remediation of former mine sites.
Alan can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (916-240-2293).
Terraphase's Ryan Janoch's paper Field Testing of Stormwater Treatment Devices: A Comparison of TARP and TAPE Requirements was accepted for presentation at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) 7th Annual Stormwater Conference, Monterey, California, September 2011. The abstract can be found at: http://stormwaterconference.com/App_Data/indooGrid/Abstracts/914.AbstractTextFile.abstractRJanochTAPETARPfieldtesting.pdf. The presentation can be viewed at: https://www.box.com/s/4itl1cmdtkocm2t6f2lj.
Terraphase Engineering was the top consultant selected by the Alameda County Community Development Agency to provide on-call geotechnical consultant services relative to mines and quarries in Alameda County, including compliance reviews, monitoring and inspection work. The work requires specific engineering expertise in the review and analysis of geotechnical problems and emergencies.
Terraphase's geotechnical team is lead by Jeff Raines. Jeff can be reached by email (email@example.com) or telephone (510-507-3086).
Nader Sherif has joined the Terraphase team as Associate Engineer. Nader has over 10 years of environmental consulting experience. He is responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing complex environmental remediation projects and managing environmental site assessments including soil and groundwater investigations. Nader has designed and managed the implementation of a variety of multi-million-dollar remediation projects in California. He has developed and implemented cost-effective solutions for petroleum and solvent-impacted sites and underground storage tank (UST) facilities. Nader has experience with designing, pilot testing, and full scale implementation of in-situ enhanced reductive dechlorination in groundwater using a variety of carbon substrates. Nader also has designed, installed, and operated soil-vapor extraction (SVE) systems, ozone/air-sparging systems, and groundwater extraction/ treatment systems.
Nader can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (510-501-7511).
More information about ITRC, the ITRC PRB Team, and the 2010 ITRC Awards can be found at: