USA Environmental, Inc. (USAE) is a small business leader in locating, assessing, characterizing, and removing Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) from underwater (UW) environments, which can be significantly more complex than addressing MEC on land. Similar to land-based munitions, clearing tidal and marine environments is important to public safety, environmental protection, and land use. USAE incorporates detailed planning when working in and around sensitive marine habitats and endangered species, oftentimes using remote methods to enhance their protection and the safety of personnel.
USAE’s MEC divers are highly experienced at providing UW site investigation and remediation services. Mostly prior U.S. Navy EOD technicians, USAE’s MEC divers are familiar with the techniques and safety protocols of locating, assessing, characterizing and removing tidal, beach and UW ordnance.
USAE explores world-wide trends in scientific and technological solutions to continually improve our value to our customers. We employ a wide array of tools such as autonomous UW vehicles, towed DGM and magnetometer arrays, navi-gation dive tablets, and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with multibeam imaging sonar positioning, allowing for real-time observation and video documentation.
USAE has more than 16 years of experience performing UW MEC services at CONUS/OCONUS locations, including Hawaii, U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, and CNMI), completing more than 50 UW projects.
“Field effort is always ahead of schedule...underwater effort exceeded schedule by 300%...task order under budget overall”. NAVFAC Atlantic comments, MEC Removal, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.
“USAE team overcame obstacles (many physical!) in executing the current fieldwork,...This follows the Remedial Investigation work where USAE’s meticulous care during execution of all three phases of underwater fieldwork gained the Corps greater credibility with our regulatory and resource agency partners.“ USACE Jacksonville DERP-FUDS Program Manager comments on RI/FS work at Culebra, Puerto Rico.
Underwater MEC Services and Capabilities
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Using Inspection Class ROVs, USAE performs inspection of culverts, dams, and other UW structures. USAE owns two VideoRay ROVs which allow real-time observation and video recording/documentation of UW environments.
USAE routinely conducts ROV video inspections for the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) at various culverts and water control structures.
Data Viewing and Capture
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