U.S. Navy Other Environmental Liability (OEL), Various Naval Bases, WA; URS for the Department of the Navy
White Shield, working as subcontractor for URS Corporation, assisted in conducting “Other Environmental Liability” (OEL) inventories at several Puget Sound Naval bases. The purpose of the project was to assist the Navy in the accounting of Non-DERP environmental liabilities that were never accounted for as required by Federal Accounting Standards. The project created an inventory of all equipment and facilities that would require cleaning before being moved, or prior to base closure. Creating the inventory required an audit of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans, Pollution Prevention Surveys, and other Environmental Compliance Documentation. The project also required performing compliance assessments to document environmental liabilities within the Naval industrial complex including warehouses, maintenance shops, office buildings, firing ranges, machining equipment, tanks, hazardous wastes and hazardous material storage areas, storm water impoundments and transformers. The naval bases included Bangor, Keyport, Whidbey Island, and the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.