Location: Ceiba, Puerto Rico
Naval Activity Puerto Rico is the site of the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, an 8,650-acre naval base on the Caribbean coast that included a multiple-runway military airfield. The base was closed under the U.S. Base Realignment and Closing Act in 2004, and efforts were in progress to dispose of the property through a combination of public sale, public-benefit conveyance, conservation conveyances, and other transfers. The facilities included petroleum sites, landfills, disposal areas, fire training pits, sludge drying beds, lagoons, drainage ditches, oil-water separators, service stations, bulk fuel storage systems and tanks. In coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region II and Caribbean Office and the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board. Michael Baker International performed environmental restoration work under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) from 1990 until October 1994, when the facility entered into a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part B permit. Since 2002, restoration program tasks have included Phase I and II environmental site assessments; development of the site management plan; RCRA facility investigations at 12 solid-waste management units (SWMU); corrective measure studies; human health and ecological risk assessments; contamination characterization; and operations and maintenance support at a large petroleum, oil, and lubricants facility. Michael Baker also developed the monitored natural attenuation work plan, including negotiating exit points with the regulators.