Misawa Air Base, Misawa, Japan


HGL supported the Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste (HM/HW) Management Program at Misawa Air Base, Japan, for solid waste, pesticides, PCBs, asbestos, radon and related products, investigation-derived waste, lead-based paint, lead, and other hazardous materials and wastes. HGL provided the following HM/HW management services basewide:

  • Regulatory reviews and regulatory interface assistance,
  • Permit and licensing assistance,
  • Recycling,
  • Training,
  • Material control and tracking,
  • Emergency preparedness studies,
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) and compliance auditing,
  • Reduction assessments,
  • Health and Safety Plan preparation,
  • Record searches,
  • Compliance inspections, and
  • Abatement planning.

HGL also provided specialty services such as interpreting and analyzing Japanese regulations, Material Safety Data Sheets, Spill Prevention Plans, and other applicable documents.

Project Highlights
Instituted effective management and cost controls that resulted in substantial cost savings.
Ensured that no violations occurred when operations were shut down because of a tsunami through proactive education/training and HM/HW management processes.