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The Proposed Fort Banks Elementary School Project involves comprehensive environmental consulting services for the construction of a new elementary school located in the historic location of Fort Banks Military Reserve, which was constructed in 1891. The former 8-acre military reserve consisted of many buildings including an ordinance machine and repair shop, gas chamber, barracks, officer housing and an officer’s club. The existing playing fields to the west were formerly used for military vehicle maintenance and storage and as a staging area for the former Winthrop Town Landfill. The property had been impacted by pesticides, lead and arsenic. Additionally, north of the Site are located the Belle Isle Marsh and Short Beach Creek an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).
Contracted by the project architect, DiNisco Design Partnership, Limited of Boston, Massachusetts, Environmental & Construction Management Services, Inc.’s Licensed Site Professional (LSP) is directing all aspects of this project in accordance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) 310 CMR 40.0000 and includes the following environmental consulting services:

  • UST removal management
  • Subsurface exploration, soil and groundwater analysis
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NPDES Permitting
  • Numerical Scoring System (NRS) and Tier Classification
  • Release Abatement Measure (RAM) Status Reports and Completion Report
  • Bill of Lading preparation for pesticide impacted soil
  • Winthrop Conservation Commission Requirements
  • Method 1 & 3 Risk Characterization
  • Response Action Outcome (RAO) or Site Closure
  • Public Notification Administration