Section 404 Individual Permit – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. – Alma, AR

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., experienced periodic flooding of retail facility in Alma, Arkansas. The store had received significant flood damage on separate occasions and a flood control project was necessary to prevent future flooding. Habitat Architects was contracted to complete a jurisdictional determination to identify wetlands and tributaries that may be impacted during a flood control project to protect the store. Wetlands were mapped and utilized as the basis for value engineering by avoiding and minimizing impacts to jurisdictional resources. Habitat also completed a Section 404 Individual Permit application for the client. The Section 404 IP included an assessment of the project purpose and need, on-site and off-site alternatives, resource avoidance and minimization and mitigation planning.

Environmental Assessment - East/West Arterial – Greene County, MO

Habitat Architects is working with Olsson Associates and Greene County, Missouri Highway Department to complete preliminary National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation for the proposed arterial roadway connecting Campbell Avenue to Farm Road 169 in southern Greene County, MO. The proposed “East-West” Arterial would be approximately 3 miles long and serve as a new transportation corridor to accommodate future development and relieve existing congestion adjacent roadways. The NEPA evaluation considered three alignment alternatives in order to select the preferred alternative for further study. Habitat Architects role in the project included; project management, agency coordination, wetland delineations, threatened/endangered species reviews, coordination of cultural resource surveys and public meetings. The Federal Highway Administration served as the authorizing Federal Agency.

Materials Packaging Corp., Harrisonville, MO

Materials Packaging Corporation, a subsidiary to Ash Grove Packaging, contracted Habitat Architects to complete quarterly stormwater and non-stormwater monitoring for their facility located in Harrisonville, MO in accordance with their Missouri General Operating Permit (GOP) for industrial activities. Quarterly monitoring activities include a visual assessment of each stormwater outfall, collection of stormwater and non-stormwater samples for analytical analysis, preparation of monitoring reports and coordination with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). Analytical tests evaluated for each stormwater and/or non-stormwater sample include oil and grease, total suspended solids, settleable solids, and pH.

Indian Ridge Resorts – Branson, MO

Habitat Architects was contracted by Indian Ridge Resorts, Inc. to complete a stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) for phase 1 of the greater 800 acre resort development. Preparation of the SWPPP included completion of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources application for General Permit for Land Disturbance Activities, erosion and sediment control plans and specifications, and inspection reports. Due to prior violations of the Clean Water Act at the proposed resort site, Habitat Architects also completed a site remediation plan to repair and protect natural waterways located upstream of Table Rock Lake, Missouri. Included with the remediation plan was the development of a Supplemental Enhancement Plan (SEP). Weekly monitoring of stormwater best management practices will be completed throughout the duration of construction activities.

East Locust Creek Reservoir, Sullivan County, MO

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission and Olsson Associates contracted Habitat Architects to complete Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) as part of the Round 1 and Round 2 land acquisitions for the proposed East Locust Creek Reservoir located in Sullivan County, MO. A total of 35 tracts covering approximately 4,100 acres near the towns of Boynton, MO and Pollock, MO were reviewed as part of the Phase I ESAs in accordance with ASTM standards E1527-05 and E2247-08. The Phase I ESAs identified several recognized environmental conditions (RECs) related to the assessment properties that warranted further investigation. Habitat Architects completed a Limited Phase II ESA for four tracts of land to investigate the potential for contamination. The Limited Phase II ESA included the collection and analysis of soil samples from fourteen locations across the four properties. Analytical tests included volatile petroleum hydrocarbons (GRO), total petroleum hydrocarbons (DRO), volatile organic compounds, and RCRA metals.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Habitat Architects has been contracted by various civil engineering design consultants to complete Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) as part of the land acquisition process for new and existing Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club store locations across Missouri and Arkansas. The Phase I ESAs included a review of Federal and State database records, interviews with landowners, State and local agency coordination, site reconnaissance, historical records reviews, and report preparation. Projects with recognized environmental conditions (RECs) proceeded to a Phase II ESA where soil and groundwater sampling occurred to evaluate the potential of hazardous materials on the assessment property. Analytical parameters evaluated include gasoline range organics, diesel range organics, volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, RCRA metals, pesticides, herbicides, etc. For sites where buildings are present, Habitat Architects coordinated the completion of Hazardous Building Materials investigations.