Edgewater is proud of the “corporate resume” we’ve developed based on our core capabilities. By partnering with our customers one-by-one and taking the time to understand the issues, we strive to develop and implement appropriate and cost-effective solutions.
Edgewater has provided operations support to nuclear and high-hazard activities including Category-2 nuclear facilities, accelerator, explosive, biological, gas plant, and radiological/hazardous material shipping facilities. Our integrated support has encompassed equipment operator, control room operator, and operations supervisor activities in integrated areas of day-to-day operations, emergency preparedness, safety basis and environmental regulatory compliance, training, procedures, and formality of operations. We have provided facility managers, senior supervisory watch, technical advisors, conduct of operation mentors, and full readiness preparation teams to multiple nuclear and high-hazard facilities within the DOE complex. We have also provided senior technical support for corrective action plan development and implementation in response to audit and DNFSB findings, facility audits, and supported facility startup/restart activities.
Edgewater has also provided operational support to industrial, radiological, RCRA, and TSCA waste facilities, and deactivation and decommissioning activities. We have handled and ensured the proper disposal of materials ranging from Transuranic, Low Level Waste (LLW), Mixed LLW, RCRA and TSCA Hazardous wastes, radioactive liquid waste, and environmental remediation sites (CERCLA), and supported the D&D of radiological and CERCLA/RCRA structures. Our support has encompassed project planning, waste generation, handling, segregation, characterization, certification, packaging, and shipping operations, as well as integrated areas of day-to-day operations, emergency preparedness, safety basis and environmental regulatory compliance, training, procedures, and formality of operations. We have provided project superintendents, shift managers, and technical advisors for DOT, EPA, CERCLA, RCRA, Consent Order, and Federal Facility Agreement support.
Edgewater’s senior staff of operations experts have supported facility readiness preparation for numerous Implementation Validation Reviews (IVRs), Operational Readiness Reviews (ORRs), and Contractor Readiness Assessments (CRAs). Our personnel regularly monitor activities and operations, support services, and the execution of roles and responsibilities to assure operationally compliant readiness and full implementation of all safety management programs and processes required to support safe and compliant operations. Rather than only assessing compliance, Edgewater personnel have provided “Find it and Fix it” teams, to identify and then correct problem areas in a range of functional areas which typically include:
- Safety Basis
- Quality Assurance
- Waste Management
- Issues management
- Training and Qualification
- Conduct of Operations
- Industrial Health and Safety
- Radiation Protection
- Safeguards and Security
- Engironmental Management
- Emergency Operations
- Facility Planning
- Abnormal Events
Formality of Operations is an essential element of any readiness preparation and ongoing operations, regardless of facility classification. Edgewater has provided extensive DOE O 421.1 Conduct of Operations program development and implementation at numerous facilities across the DOE complex. Our staff of senior experts have developed or enhanced ConOps programs, developed and implemented ConOps training, provided on-shift mentoring, and performed ConOps audits and assessments, all in support of DOE P 450.4 Integrated Safety Management (ISM) principles. We have also supported conduct of engineering, maintenance, and training programs at nuclear, environmental, and D&D facilities.
Edgewater has provided a wide range of 10CFR830 and DOE-STD-3009 or DOE-STD-3011 Safety Basis and Authorization Basis support including the analysis, development, and implementation of DSAs, TSDs, BIOs, TSRs and HASPs. Edgewater personnel have performed hazard analysis, accident analysis, Design Feature and SSC selection, and Control Set selection and development (TSRs). A senior Edgewater manager currently serves as the facility Safety Basis Manager for a DOE TRU Waste processing facility.
Edgewater had performed multiple compliance assessments of overall safety basis implementation, as well as TSR compliance, Specific Administrative Control selection process, and USQ implementation. We have provided USQ developers and USQ training and qualification. In concert with LANL, NNSA, EFCOG, and the University of California Berkley, Edgewater managed and performed the design and development of a DOE/NNSA complex-wide Safety Basis Academy (SBA) to establish a comprehensive, integrated training program to train and qualify Safety Analysts in nuclear, accelerator, explosives, and chemical Safety Basis design and development.
Edgewater has provided senior subject matter experts to support facility management with environmental program and compliance issues at DOE facilities across the complex. We have provided regulatory interpretation and strategic planning for negotiations and interface with DOE, State, and Federal regulators. This support typically includes strategic planning, oversight, compliance assessment, and management/supervision of daily operations of environmental sites and regulated outfalls. We have supported environmental remediation sites involving TRU, LLW, Mixed LLW, radioactive liquid, RCRA, and TSCA wastes.
We have provided subject mater expertise on issues ranging from characterization programs to RCRA, CERCLA, Consent Order, storm water, New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act, Natural Resource Damage (NRD), National Pollution Discharge Elimination and Groundwater Discharge permitting, Air Quality Act, Air Quality Control Regulations, and the New Mexico Solid Waste Act.
Additionally we have provided on-site worker-level support for material handling, tracking, characterization, radiological classification, and certification for waste disposal at all US commercial and DOE waste disposal and treatment sites. We have performed RCRA determinations, TSDF profile development, asbestos and beryllium determination, and WAC compliance evaluations, as well as waste packaging and transportation activities required to support shipments to WIPP, NNSS, Energy Solutions, Perma-Fix, US Ecology, and Waste Control Specialists, and the Oak Ridge Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF).
Edgewater personnel are expert in the Integrated Work Planning process. Edgewater provides senior work planning and scheduling resources to Operations, Maintenance and Construction activities and have been instrumental in the successful execution of hundreds of work planning jobs, ranging from preventive maintenance tasks to nuclear and non-nuclear facility modifications, construction, and D&D projects.
Our planners have led senior work review groups, interfaced with management and procurement, preformed planning, scheduling, cost estimating, job hazard analysis, field walkdowns, and pre-job briefs. Edgewater has also developed and delivered Person in Charge (PIC) qualification training for work package supervisors.
Edgewater is expert in the formal application of the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) and associated personnel qualification requirements mandated by DOE/NNSA and DOE Order 426.2. We have developed, managed, and implemented complete training and qualification programs for a wide variety of high-hazard programs including nuclear facility operations personnel, nuclear safety analyst and USQ preparers, waste facility operations personnel, waste packaging and transportation personnel, systems engineers, radiological engineers, procurement personnel, and fire departments responsible for nuclear facility emergency response. We have performed complete review and assessments of DOE facility site-wide training and qualification programs and developed and implemented corrective action training program improvement plans.
Ideally, training and procedures programs are integrated to achieve efficiency and maximize human performance. Procedures should contain appropriate detail based on the importance and complexity of each task, while recognizing the training, qualification, and skill of personnel performing the activity. We are expert in the application of DOE and industry standards for technical writing, and understand the logistical and managerial requirements associated with supporting procedures organizations in an integrated approach with training and qualification programs. This integration produces user-friendly, well-written procedures and work instructions that become key components of human reliability, required for complex, hazardous, or highly regulated environments.
Small Business Certification
Edgewater is registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) as a Small Business under the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes:
|541330||Engineering Services Awarded Under National Policy Act of 1992|
|562910||Environmental Remediation Services|