Site Assessment

The Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) is committed to protecting public health and the environment in the CNMI by investigating leaking underground storage tank (LUST) sites where releases may have occurred.  In 2015, BECQ issued a Request for Proposal for the services of an experienced, qualified contractor to provide UST site investigations.  The project scope included the planning, records review, underground storage tank removal, site assessment and reconnaissance, evaluation and interpretation of data, and groundwater monitoring for W-2 Service Station located in the village of Puerto Rico, Saipan along Chalan Pale Arnold.  The subject site consists of approximately 500 square meters of land. The subject site is currently an Auto-Marine repair shop, which was constructed in 1984. The shop was initially a Mobil gas station that contained three steel, underground storage tanks (USTs) installed in 1984. One UST that contained gasoline did not meet regulations for precision testing, and was listed as a leaking UST (LUST), and subsequently closed in 1994. The remaining tanks are dealer owned and have apparently have been abandoned.

Below is the link to the final report of the site investigation at the former W-2 service station, Puerto Rico, Saipan. 

Final Report      Appendix A      Appendix B       Appendix C and   Appendix D & E

BECQ has a new RFP to continue the work. 

Who is the point of contact for RFP17-BECQ-001?

The person to contact regarding questions shall be:

Reina C. Camacho, Manager, Pesticide & Storage Tank Branch

Tel: 670.664.8500/8512 Fax: 670.664.8540

Email: reinacamacho@becq.gov.mp | storagetankspesticides@becq.gov.mp

 

How do I obtain the 2015 Environmental Site Assessment Report?

The report is available on this page (see above)

 

What is the primary purpose of the project?

1. To permanently close the USTs - empty and clean the USTs by removing all liquids (product and water) and any accumulated sludges.

2. All tanks may be removed from the ground, filled with an inert solid material, or closed in place.

3. Collect 5 soil samples around the perimeter of the two USTs. Samples shall be analyzed for GRO, DRO, and ORO using EPA Method 8015M, VOCs (EPA 8260), SVOCs (EPA 8270) and total lead (EPA 6010) and organic lead by an EPA-approved method (e.g., Methods 8081 or 8270).

4. Conduct two (2) groundwater monitoring events. The first shall be 90 days after UST closure; the second shall be performed 180 days after the first groundwater sampling event.

 

How many monitoring wells are at the site?

There are four (4) monitoring wells at the site.

 

What is the budget for this project?

There is approximately $43,000 available for the UST closure.

 

What is the mailing information to send the proposal?

All proposals shall be submitted to the Office of Procurement and Supply:

ATTENTION: Mr. Herman S. Sablan. Director of Procurement & Supply

Division of Procurement & Supply Department of Finance

P O Box 510008 Saipan, MP 96950

Email: procurement@pticom.com