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Interagency & International Project Management
69A Hagood Ave
Charleston, SC 29405
CESAC-PM@sac.usace.army.mil

Call the Charleston District - 866.329.8187

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Interagency & International Support

The District’s robust IIS program provides technical assistance to non-Department of Defense federal agencies. The District provides engineering and construction services, environmental restoration and management services, research and development assistance, management of water and land related natural resources, relief and recovery work, and technical services to these agencies.

Charleston District's IIS Customers

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The District serves as the “One Door to the Corps” for our worldwide customer, the Defense Logistics Agency- Installation Support for Distribution that has 22 warehouse facilities CONUS and five warehouse facilities OCONUS. The District supports these warehouse facilities with sustainment, restoration and modernization, preventative maintenance, facility maintenance and repairs and fire suppression upgrades.
Savannah River Site (SRS) is an approximately 310-square mile site that is located 12 miles south of Aiken, South Carolina and is managed by the Department of Energy (DOE). It is bordered on the west by the Savannah River and Georgia and is close to several major cities, including Augusta and Savannah in Georgia and Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston in South Carolina. SRS is located in an area that local residents refer to as the Central Savannah River Area, or CSRA. Established in 1950 by the Atomic Energy Commission, initial construction at SRS began in the early 1950s to support the production of tritium and plutonium for our nation's defense programs and nuclear stockpile. Currently, the three primary DOE mission areas - nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, nuclear materials stewardship, and environmental stewardship - are supported at SRS. Focus on these mission areas has led to continuing missions in tritium reprocessing and defense waste processing, as well as environmental remediation and waste clean-up efforts.

Charleston District has been supporting DOE at SRS under an Interagency Agreement (IA) that was signed by the Site Manager and the Chief of Engineers in August 1985. This IA was replaced at the request of DOE in June 2010. The IA allows the Charleston District to support DOE within two major categories of work, Project Management Services and Design/Construction Management Services. Under Project Management Services, Charleston District supports DOE for general project management services, cost estimating, economic studies, design reviews, value engineering studies, and construction surveillance. Under Construction Management Services, Charleston District supports DOE for traditional design, procurement, and construction functions. All design/construction projects have been facility and infrastructure related. Charleston District has also been able to support work at other DOE facilities nationwide on tasks assigned by DOE-HQ, utilizing other District and Laboratory resources through the "One Door to the Corps" policy.

Since 2004, Charleston District has also been providing project and construction management support to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) at SRS. NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency within DOE that is responsible for enhancing national security through the military application of nuclear energy and non-proliferation of nuclear materials.
The Charleston District provides a wide-range of services, including facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization, direct digital controls for HVAC systems, intervention detection systems for security, and planned preventative maintenance, inspection, repair and certification to the 160 installations that MARFORRES maintains nationwide.

The District also helps keep their Marine Corps Reserve Centers functioning and up-to-date through a variety of construction and service contracts, such as tactical vehicle wash racks, anti-terrorism and force protection, and providing fixtures, furnishings and equipment for recently renovated centers around the nation.
Environmental Services (Shaw AFB, Ft. Jackson):

• Reimbursable Environmental Support (Environmental Quality)
• Air Quality Monitoring
• Prescribed Fire Burning
• Environmental Technician
• GIS Technician
• RCRA Permit Manager

Department of State:

• Bldg 644 Renovation at Charleston Federal Complex

National Park Service:

• Dredging at Ft. Moultrie
• Dock Repairs at Ft. Sumter
• Renewable Energy at Ft. Sumter
The District aids four VA Medical Centers in South Carolina and Georgia by providing design, construction and renovation support. In addition to this, the District has access to a full range of engineering, construction, procurement, administrative, and advisory staff that are available to support the VA in their efforts to execute their respective programs. The District is also supporting the VA’s National Cemetery Administration and the Fort Jackson National Cemetery with a cemetery expansion project.

VA National Cemetery Public Notice

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Charleston District, is distributing this public notice to inform the community that an Action Memorandum for a Time-Critical Removal Action (TCRA) is available for public review and comment. The Action Memorandum, approved on 25 February 2020, documents the USACE decision to undertake a TCRA for an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey and removal action at the VA National Cemetery located at 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229. The UXO survey and removal action is required to investigate and remove potential UXO that may exist in an area of the cemetery that is currently planned for construction. Construction supports a 2nd phase of gravesite expansion at the National Cemetery. UXO potentially exists in the project area due to range activities that occurred at Fort Jackson prior to transfer of the property to the VA National Cemetery Administration (NCA).

What is a TCRA?

TCRA’s are performed when it is determined that a removal action is necessary to protect human health and the environment from releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants and the removal action is required to be performed within six months of that determination. The TCRA will be conducted by the USACE in accordance with requirements of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP).

Description of the Proposed TCRA 

The USACE proposed the following TCRA in the Action Memorandum to mitigate threats posed by the presence of a CERCLA hazardous substance (UXO) in soil and sediment in the Phase 2 gravesite area at the VA National Cemetery:

  • Develop and implement a site-specific work plan;
  • Survey approximately 30 acres of the VA National Cemetery that encompasses the proposed Phase 2 gravesite expansion area;
  • Identify, evaluate and remove potential UXO anomalies identified from the survey;
  • Confirm removal of UXO; and
  • Prepare a summary report of the survey and removal action. 

It is estimated that the survey and removal action will take four (4) months to complete. The selected removal action is protective of human health and the environment and satisfies federal and state requirements that are applicable or relevant and appropriate to this TCRA. The USACE anticipates that, after implementation of the proposed removal action, there will be no further action required to ensure the protection of veterans, family members, and visitors that may access the VA National Cemetery from the CERCLA hazardous substance (UXO) on site.

The TCRA Process

The process for a TCRA cleanup is to:

  • Prepare an Action Memorandum to document the removal action decision;
  • Inform the community of the TCRA (at minimum, immediately affected citizens, state, and local officials);
  • Publish a public notice of availability of the Administrative Record file, established pursuant to the NCP [40 CFR 300.820(b)(1)], in a major newspaper within sixty days of the initiation of the on-site removal activity;
  • Provide a public comment period of not less than thirty days from the time the Administrative Record file is available for public inspection pursuant to the NCP [40 CFR 300.820(b)(2)]; and 
  • Prepare a written response to significant public comments submitted during the public comment period and include these responses in the Administrative Record file.

Information Repository

The Administrative Record file for the Phase 2 Gravesite Expansion at the VA National Cemetery, which includes the Action Memorandum and other project-related documents supporting the proposed TCRA decision, can be viewed by interested community members at the following locations during normal business hours (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday):

Fort Jackson National Cemetery Administration
4170 Percival Road
Columbia, SC 29229

The Administrative Record file can also be accessed online at the USACE Charleston District webpage: https://www.sac.usace.army.mil/ under the category “Other Public Notices."

How do I participate?

This notice provides the public with an opportunity to offer comments on the Action Memorandum, which documents the USACE decision to undertake a TCRA of unexploded ordnance at the proposed Phase 2 Gravesite Expansion area in the VA National Cemetery in Columbia, SC. Public comments regarding the proposed action should be submitted within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice to the following:

U.S. Army Engineer District, Huntsville Engineering Center
ATTN: Amy L. Doss, CEHNC-IST
e-mail: Amy.L.Doss@usace.army.mil

Notice to the postmasters/libraries and other various public entities: It is requested that this notice be conspicuously and continuously posted for 30 days from the date of issuance.

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