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ADEQ Military Oversight Support Services

Matrix has supported the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) with Installation Restoration Program (IRP) and Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) activities at Department of Defense (DoD) facilities throughout Arizona since 2014. We have utilized our technical capabilities in Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) and site investigation, characterization, and remediation, combined with our program management expertise, to provide contractor support services for regulatory oversight on more than 30 task orders — and counting.

Our services augment the efforts of ADEQ regulatory staff to ensure protection of Arizona residents in the vicinity of DoD facilities. We have provided expert technical review, oversight, and guidance on work plans developed by the military and its consultants, quality assurance project plans, sampling plans, and completion reports, including remedial investigations, feasibility studies, proposed plans, and records of decision. Reviews entailed verifying that work plans were completed in accordance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and ADEQ rules.

In addition, we have used our data management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities to assess variables in the vicinity of military operations and provide tabulated and spatial distribution profiles for contaminants of concern in media, and specifically the distribution of PFAS in groundwater, to identify impacts to areas surrounding installations and to drinking water. Matrix has provided military oversight for ADEQ at the following installations:

  • Luke Air Force Base
  • Barry M. Goldwater Range
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
  • U.S. Air Force Plant 44
  • Arizona Air National Guard Facilities (Various)
  • Sahuarita Air Force Range (SAFR) Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS)