PWT Awarded EPA Regions 5 & 6 Unified Regional Oversight

September 30, 2015 – Pacific Western Technologies Ltd., is awarded a five-year Unified Regional Oversight Contract  for Regions 5 and 6 by U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The contract is to provide technical support to EPA in fulfillment of its responsibilities for oversight and enforcement of both CERCLA and RCRA activities at active, closing, former Federal facilities, or non-Federal facilities.  Project locations may include Base Realignment and Closure installations, and Formerly Utilized Remedial Action sites, and non-Federal sites.  Work will be performed in Regions 5 and 6 which consist of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Total ceiling for this five-year contract is $9.0 million.

FHWA Awards PWT Road Inventory Contract

August 26, 2015 – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) awarded Pacific Western Technologies Ltd. (PWT) a 5-year road inventory contract at total contract value of $3.2 million. Since 2004, PWT has been providing data collection, database administration and quality assurance support, Geographic Information Systems support, and reporting quality assurance support for EFLHD Roadway Inventory Program (RIP).  The EFLHD established the FHWA RIP and began collecting a complete inventory and condition assessment of roads, parkways, and parking areas within the National Park Services (NPS) road network. Condition assessments are also conducted on other EFLHD Partner Agency Roads, including Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Forest Services, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, and some state department of transportation. PWT road inventory crew uses a fully equipped data collection vehicle to collect road condition data on paved Partner Agency routes.


PWT RAC Extension

July 27, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Division announced today, it is extending its Remedial Action Contracts (RAC) and Regional Oversight Contracts (ROC) with nine of its current contractors for a period of one year, with two one-year options.  The purpose of this extension is to allow EPA time to implement its new Remedial Acquisitions Framework (RAF).  Only a small portion of current existing contracts, 9 out of 31, are being extended.  PWT is among the nine contractors selected and was initially awarded the 10-year RAC contract in January, 2006.


EPA Extends Contract

PWT, a Colorado company headquartered in Wheat Ridge, has been awarded the 5-year contract option period for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Remedial Action Contract 2 (RAC2).  The $233‑million, 5-year base-period and 5-year option-period contract for environmental remediation services was awarded in 2006.

“We are pleased to continue our professional relationship with EPA with the extension of this contract,” said Ding-Wen Hsu, PWT owner, “and we appreciate EPA’s efforts to support small business on this type of procurement.”

During the 5-year base period, PWT has provided technical and management services on 23 Work Assignments for environmental cleanup and oversight at Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) sites throughout EPA Region 8, which includes Colorado, Montana, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, and Region 9 crossover work in California.  Contract work also supports states and communities in preparing for responses to releases of hazardous substances, as well as counter-terrorism.

This work includes the following projects:

  • PWT implemented a remedial action for a 3-year, $6.6 million project on a mine-tailings site in Leadville, Colorado. PWT was the prime contractor for implementation of a of first-of-its-kind in-situ remediation of large areas of mine tailings, and acquisition and management of construction subcontractors.
  • PWT finalized the performance-based design and implemented remedial action for a pump-and-treat system to treat contaminated groundwater on a $4.7 million project near Bountiful, UT.  The system consists of four extraction wells, 7,000 feet of groundwater extraction piping, and a treatment system using activated carbon.
  • PWT provides technical oversight services for the remedial action at a complex, urban industrial waste site contaminated with waste oils disposed in large waste pits on a $2.2 million project near Fresno, California. Work included review of all technical design and remedial action plans, soil and groundwater sampling, waste pile excavation and cover construction, and soil vapor extraction and vadose zone monitoring.
  • PWT developed remediation alternatives for the Record of Decision, prepared cost estimates for the preferred remedy,  and provided extensive community involvement, regulatory negotiations, and sampling evaluation on a $370K project at an abandoned mine/smelter site near East Helena, Montana.