RFS Contractor Notification and Specification Language (September 5, 2019 update)
The Richmond Field Station (RFS) is currently under a Site Investigation and Remediation Order from the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). UC Berkeley is continuing to investigate and clean up portions of the RFS that have been affected by historical industrial operations at the site and at adjacent properties. Chemicals that may be encountered in soils at the RFS include metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). It is important to follow established procedures if soil disturbance is planned to ensure RFS community and worker safety and to avoid disturbing sensitive wildlife.
General Contractor and Community Requirements
All persons who work at the RFS are required to take the Working at the Richmond Field Station Awareness training. Alternatively, a live training session can be scheduled with the campus Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S).
Due to the unique environmental conditions at the Richmond Field Station, prior approval is required for any activities that:
Persons who disturb soil must first obtain approval through Richmond Field Station Operations by contacting Scott Shackleton at firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) and require special training and precautions from EH&S.
The complete "Soil, Groundwater, and Geotechnical Borings Contract Requirements(PDF file)" file is available for download.