International Terminal and NOAA Marine Operations Center

(Newport, OR)  Landau Associates provided environmental services to the Port of Newport (Port) and Business Oregon for the Port’s International Terminal Redevelopment and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Operations Center-Pacific Construction projects in Newport, Oregon. The redeveloped $38 million, five-acre NOAA facility opened in August 2011 and was partly funded by Brownfields loans and grants obtained through Business Oregon, a state business and economic development agency.

For the International Terminal Redevelopment, Landau Associates provided Phase II Environmental Site Assessment and material characterization services for material to be removed and disposed during terminal redevelopment. For both projects, Landau Associates conducted marine sediment sampling and characterization activities necessary to support a suitability decision for proposed dredging/sediment disposal, coordinated and negotiated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the project review group lead agency. We prepared sampling and analysis plans and a Level 1 Dredging Assessment in accordance with the multi-agency Northwest Regional Sediment Evaluation Framework. Sediment sampling and preparation of sediment characterization reports was fast-tracked to expedite project permitting and meet critical construction timelines, and contributed to the Port’s ability to land NOAA’s relocated research fleet as a tenant despite fierce competition from several Washington ports. 

The Port of Newport International Terminal Redevelopment Project received a 2011 Phoenix Award in recognition of excellence in brownfield redevelopment, EPA Region 10.

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