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Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Wastewater Treatment Facilities and in Landfill Leachate Request Date: 3/7/2019 10:14:24 AM
Open Date: 3/7/2019
Closing Date: 4/30/2019 4:00 PM
Intent To Bid Deadline: 
Est. Dollar Value: $0.00
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1 National Life Drive - Davis 1
MontpelierVT 05620

Bid Type:
Request for Proposal

Consultant Services, Water Treatment, Laboratory Services, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Conservation

Bid Description:
Since 1989 the Solid Waste Management Rules have regulated the construction, operation, closure and post-closure management of landfills in Vermont. This includes the collection and ultimate management of leachate generated by landfill facilities designed with leachate collection systems. In January 2018, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) completed preliminary work to assess the presence and concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) within landfill leachate and at wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs) that process that leachate. The results of that work indicated that PFAS was detected in all landfill leachate, WWTF influent, effluent, and biosolids sampled, see Attachment A for a link to the final report from this work. The DEC is seeking proposals for an Awardee to obtain and analyze samples from landfill leachate, WWTF influent, effluent, and biosolids and surface water receiving effluent from a WWTF. This work is intended to address remaining questions regarding the contribution of landfill leachate to influent and effluent concentrations of PFAS at WWTFs (Phase I) and assess the potential for PFAS contributions to the environment from WWTFs (Phase II). This work has developed from commitments that the DEC made to investigate this issue in an October 2018 responsiveness summary prepared for certification of the New England Waste Services of Vermont (NEWSVT) landfill, see Attachment A for a link to this document. Phase I of this project is to be completed by the end of November 2019 and Phase II by December 15, 2020. Provision of in-kind or cash match is preferred.

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Weston & Sampson
98 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT