Ponded Ash Beneficial Use Investigation and Bid Solicitation.pdf

Adam Poffenberger, AECOM

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Ponded Ash Beneficial Use Investigation and Bid Solicitation Authors Mr. Adam Poffenberger - United States - AECOM Abstract In response to federal and state regulations pertaining to disposal of ponded coal ash, development of site investigations and data collection to facilitate development of bid solicitation packages for coal ash beneficial use as an alternative to landfilling has gained traction. Several considerations should be considered to ensure that the site investigation is completed safely and supports the collection of pertinent information for beneficial use vendors to assess the quality of ash and determine viability of beneficiation technologies and/or processes to produce an end-product meeting the requirements of the CCR Rule, state regulations, and industry standards. Development of beneficial use request for proposals (RFPs) establishing project requirements allowing flexibility for on-site and off-site beneficial use and disposal options while accurately capturing project costs is essential for project planning purposes and coordination with regulatory agencies. Historical examples include multiple site investigations completed on inactive ash ponds, impoundments and landfills. For instance, bid solicitation, evaluation, and reporting in response to state regulations has been completed in the Commonwealth of Virginia for multiple utilities and a similar process has been applied at additional sites in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States. Our approach to the solicitation and evaluation of beneficial use bids has been successfully implemented with multiple reports presented to state regulators and currently in the public domain. This presentation focuses on efficient collection of data through effective project planning, implementation of data visualization techniques, and application of lessons learned from previous bid solicitations and investigations. Incorporation of site-specific limitations and key project cost drivers, such as access to transportation infrastructure and utilities, as well as the established or projected market demand for the vendor’s end-product will be presented. Additional considerations, such as environmental permitting implications, and cost comparisons to on-site or off-site landfill disposal will also be discussed.

 
May 15th, 2:30 PM May 15th, 3:00 PM

Ponded Ash Beneficial Use Investigation and Bid Solicitation.pdf

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ponded Ash Beneficial Use Investigation and Bid Solicitation Authors Mr. Adam Poffenberger - United States - AECOM Abstract In response to federal and state regulations pertaining to disposal of ponded coal ash, development of site investigations and data collection to facilitate development of bid solicitation packages for coal ash beneficial use as an alternative to landfilling has gained traction. Several considerations should be considered to ensure that the site investigation is completed safely and supports the collection of pertinent information for beneficial use vendors to assess the quality of ash and determine viability of beneficiation technologies and/or processes to produce an end-product meeting the requirements of the CCR Rule, state regulations, and industry standards. Development of beneficial use request for proposals (RFPs) establishing project requirements allowing flexibility for on-site and off-site beneficial use and disposal options while accurately capturing project costs is essential for project planning purposes and coordination with regulatory agencies. Historical examples include multiple site investigations completed on inactive ash ponds, impoundments and landfills. For instance, bid solicitation, evaluation, and reporting in response to state regulations has been completed in the Commonwealth of Virginia for multiple utilities and a similar process has been applied at additional sites in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States. Our approach to the solicitation and evaluation of beneficial use bids has been successfully implemented with multiple reports presented to state regulators and currently in the public domain. This presentation focuses on efficient collection of data through effective project planning, implementation of data visualization techniques, and application of lessons learned from previous bid solicitations and investigations. Incorporation of site-specific limitations and key project cost drivers, such as access to transportation infrastructure and utilities, as well as the established or projected market demand for the vendor’s end-product will be presented. Additional considerations, such as environmental permitting implications, and cost comparisons to on-site or off-site landfill disposal will also be discussed.