USACE Galveston District awards small business task order for routine testing of dredged material
Release no. 12-031
GALVESTON, Texas (June 15, 2012) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order to Sol Engineering LLC, an 8(a) small business, in the amount of $239,380.19 for environmental services to include a study comprised of collection and chemical analyses of water and sediment samples from the federally-maintained Brazos Island Harbor, Entrance Channel and Brazos Island Harbor, Brownsville Channel.
Routine testing allows staff to analyze and evaluate shoal material to determine whether unacceptable impacts would result from dredging operations prior to maintenance of the channel.
“Water and sediment samples will be collected from the federally-maintained navigation channel for the purpose of conducting testing to characterize the shoal material that will be excavated during routine maintenance dredging,” said Lisa Finn, a physical scientist with the USACE Galveston Environmental Section. “The material will be evaluated to determine whether unacceptable adverse impacts would result from dredging and dredged material placement operations and will consist of chemical analyses of sediment, water, elutriate samples and grain-size analyses.”
The USACE Galveston District employs an environmental management framework to provide structure and accountability within its business processes to help enhance and expand the positive impacts of its mission, while reducing, mitigating or eliminating potential negative impacts.
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