Soil Blending and Soil Management Plan Guidance
Joseph L. Applegate, P.G., Sr. Principal Hydrogeologist, and Ryan Tuttle, P.G., Project Geologist, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection had developed new guidance on preparing Soil Management Plans and Soil Reuse Involving Soil Blending Activities at Chapter 62-780, F/.A.C., Sites. The FDEP District and Business Support Program prepared these guidance documents to help the environmental industry prepare and implement successful projects and to help promote consistency of data interpretation and to conduct soil blending in a protective manner for sites where soil reuse is performed. This presentation will provide a high-level overview of these guidance documents and will provide real case examples of how soil blending plans are prepared and implemented. The featured projects will include recent projects where plans have been developed and approved by the FDEP and have been implemented successfully to achieve cleanup target levels for COCs (mainly arsenic) at golf course/residential redevelopment projects.
Joe Applegate is a Sr. Principal Hydrogeologist in Geosyntec’s Tallahassee, FL office and has 35 years of environmental experience of characterization and fate and transport experience. He has managed multiple USEPA CERCLA, RCRA, projects including petroleum, dry-cleaning facilities, chemical manufacturers, and landfills. Mr. Applegate is a board member of the PFAS Forum and has presented and moderated at multiple conferences in Florida on industrial uses of these compounds, physicochemical properties, fate and transport of PFAS, as well as general assessment and remedial approaches.
Mr. Tuttle is a licensed Professional Geologist with 18 years of professional experience in environmental site assessment and remedial investigation. He has managed and conducted site assessment activities for various clients at manufactured gas plant (MGP), former legacy waste management, chlorinated solvent, and petroleum sites in Florida. Mr. Tuttle has achieved multiple Site conditional closures using Risk Management Options specified in Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 62-780.