Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) & Environmental Services
Kratos Government Solutions, Inc: Defense Engineering Services (DES) Division offers a wide variety of services in support of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) & Environmental Services to the Department of Defense (DoD), State, and Local Government
Delivery Team-One (SDVT-ONE), Supply Officer, Pearl City, Hawaii
Kratos DES provides Consolidated Hazardous Material Reutilization and Inventory Management (CHRIMP) in compliance with environmental regulations regarding the use and disposal of HAZMAT materials. Kratos key function is to Manage the use, Storage of, and Handling of hazardous materials using Information Technology/ Engineering Systems and techniques. Quality Assurance: Kratos DES created a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan for SDVT-ONE. Kratos DES then used its Subject matter Experts (SME) to establish and maintain CHRIMP/HICS/HSMS processes. Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) concept of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Management: Kratos DES ran the Logistics database management procedures for all the Hazmat material. DES did this by maintaining the Hazardous Inventory Control System (HICS) and Hazardous Substance Management System (HSMS) inventory management/tracking data base. DES on the front end collected all waste material and processed for disposal. All while maintaining a Recycling program for Aluminum, Steel, Corrugated Cardboard, and Wood Training: Kratos DES conducted the Hazardous communications indoctrination Training, Flammable locker training, training on compatibility of materials during storage and handling and other HM training. U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii (USAG-HI), Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Environmental Division (IMPC-HI-PWE):
Kratos DES provides Environmental Compliance Services to the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (USAG-HI). Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) concept of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Management:
Kratos DES support services are: Hazardous material tracking by using the Application Database Manager (ADBM) functions, to document, evaluate, generate and develop data required for Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier II and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reports. Kratos uses it in depth knowledge of the Hazardous Substances Management System (HSMS) Oracle database and other tracking software to run multiple reports and gather data for USAG-HI. Kratos provides technical onsite and in the field support to compile and collect electronic and physical inventories using an Oracle database to track hazardous material on USAG-HI installations. Database Management: Kratos DES provides HSMS/ HMMS Database Administration services by having a comprehensive understanding of the Oracle database and associated software applications. Using this knowledge Kratos DES prepares ad hoc Crystal reports as requested by the client. Kratos DES identifies troubleshoots, and assists new personnel on use of the selected software; implementing a total solution for software and hardware problems; and install/upgrade equipment. Kratos DES also documents all system changes/upgrades and modifications to hazardous materials business practices and operation procedures.
Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Camp Pendleton, CA:
Kratos DES provides Hazmat Buyer Support. Kratos DES orders all Hazardous Materials utilized on base MCAS, Camp Pendleton, CA that is issued through the HCP. Kratos does this through the Consumable Material Division (CMS) utilizing the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS). Kratos manages all aspects of a HAZMAT Warehouse. Kratos DES manages the warehouse to ensure stock levels are available to meet customer requirements and to maintain inventory on hand to support the squadron maintenance and deployment requirements. On another contract Kratos DES provides MCAS all functions necessary to sustain the Consolidated Material and Service Center (CMSC) Hazardous Material Consolidation Program (HCP). Kratos DES manages and operates the HCP and the four satellite sites. Continuously partakes with CMSC in the development and refinement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for all HCP sites, while identifying HCP opportunities, equipment, supply and process requirements to CMSC. Kratos DES operates and maintains all HCP sites on MCB Camp Pendleton. On another note Kratos DES performs the HCP Community Outreach Program in conjunction with CMSC. Kratos also utilized its International for Quality Management Systems (ISO) 9001 certificate.
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Virginia
Kratos DES works with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD), Virginia, Environmental Office and RDT&E programs to develop the Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for weapons development and testing conducted at NSWCDD. Environmental Services: Some of the items considered during the preparation of the EIS are the noise levels, air emissions, seismic disturbances, animals, plants and the water. KRATOS DES works to protect osprey nests but share the location installing cameras during testing procedures to gather photographic data. Being that one of the ranges is over water, we share the water with the recreational boaters in the evenings, weekends and when range operations are closed. Part of the latest EIS that Kratos DES helped develop was incorporated into a T&E Story. Part of this presentation was adopted by the PAO office for the Commanding Officer of Dahlgren to use in the Dahlgren Command Story. Kratos DES understands that all range operations (energetic or hazardous), must have an Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Kratos DES has authored and assisted with numerous SOPs. For example, Kratos DES recently completed the SOP for the SPQ 9B radar system located at the Search and Track Sensor Test Site, Salt Fog Tests of Energetic Materials, Salt Fog Tests of 30-mm Programmable Air Burst Munition- Traced (PABM-T) Cartridges. Handling Hazardous Materials: Kratos DES has fully trained and qualified personnel to handle hazardous materials and performs transport of explosives and supports barge operations through:
- Operating the LCM-8 Landing Craft for transporting explosives and hazardous materials to and from test sites for NSWCDD.
- Providing certified personnel to operate and assist with barge run operations.
- Providing licensed and certified (NAVSEA approved training) personnel to operate government owned vehicles and transport explosives at NSWCDD. Environmental Site Remediation: Kratos DES performs planning and environmental site remediation through having:
- Developed cost estimates, provide status reports, work proposals and perform project management of two remediation sites here at NSWCDD.
- Performed screening, remediation of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), excavation, and final grading at two environmental sites here at NSWCDD. Sensor Testing: Kratos DES performs riverboat testing and support with shipboard sensor testing and supports:
- Chemical sensor testing and evaluation,
- Riverboat operations for sensor tracking test and analysis, and
- Over-water range support for various target operations and range clearance.
Kratos DES supports various chemical sensors testing, to include the Joint Service Lightweight Stand-off Chemical Detector Test, a test that deploys a simulated chemical cloud for sensor test and evaluation. Kratos DES is part of the team that prepares vessel GATLIN to deploy and monitor the stimulant chemical cloud. Due to the extreme environmental and public relations sensitivities involved with this testing, great care is taken to accurately predict and monitor all releases.
Port Hueneme Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC PHD), Environmental Office:
Kratos DES, supported general environmental compliance and policy and procedure development at NSWC PHD. Key areas supported were the Environmental Management System (EMS), Compliance, and Instruction/Training development for the installation.
Environmental Management System: Kratos DES assisted with development and implementation of the NSWC PHD EMS. DES gathered the aspects and impacts of the various departments, analyzed the data, and recommended action on significant aspects. Recommended actions included additional training for personnel; development of standard operating procedures; and establishment of objectives and targets to minimize the significant environmental impacts.
Compliance: Kratos DES supported environmental compliance at NSWC PHD by conducting hazardous material (HAZMAT) storage locker, hazardous waste satellite accumulation area, universal waste accumulation area, and storm water pollution prevention inspections. DES assisted the Host Command, Naval Base Ventura County, with the annual EPCRA inventory, as well as by providing monthly data on volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions to ensure Air Permit compliance. DES also assisted with the installation’s annual Environmental Self-Assessment by gathering data, developing metrics, and preparing the final report for the Commanding Officer’s signature.
Environmental Instructions/Computer Based Training Development: Kratos DES was responsible for the annual review and update of NSWC PHD Environmental Instructions, including HAZMAT/hazardous waste compliance, Hazard Communication, Pollution Prevention, and the Environmental Management System. Developed and updated annual Computer Based Training packages for General Environmental Training, Hazard Communication, and Environmental Management System. Training packages included a series of test questions for personnel.
Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAWC WD), Logistics Branch
Kratos DES, supports the Airborne Weapon/Target System Hazardous Material Control and Management (HMCM) Program. With over 20 years of HMCM Program experience, Kratos DES provides technical support to all airborne weapon/target systems managed by NAWC WD. Key duties include review of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Independent Logistics Assessment (ILA), and airborne weapon/target system maintenance documentation for environmental, safety, and occupational health risks; and collection and management of source data for NAVAIR General Series Manual, NAVAIR 01-1A-75, Airborne Weapon and Associated Equipment, Consumable Material Applications and Hazardous Material Authorized Use List. NAVAIR 01-1A-75 is the key document for implementing the HMCM Program. The key purposes of the HMCM Program are to reduce hazardous waste, eliminate the use of VOC non-compliant materials, reduce the use of known and suspected carcinogens, and reduce the use of highly regulated hazardous materials
ILS, ILA and Maintenance Documentation: Kratos DES is responsible for reviewing ILS, ILA, and other maintenance documentation for environmental, safety and occupational health risks and providing recommendations for process improvement, hazardous material minimization opportunities, and air quality compliance. Documents reviewed include Engineering Change Proposals; Support Equipment Changes; Airborne Weapons Bulletins; Weapon System Organizational, Intermediate and Depot Level Maintenance Manuals; Acquisition Logistics Support Plans; Integrated Logistics Support Plans; and Programmatic Environmental Safety and Health Evaluations. Weapon Systems supported include HARM, Harpoon, SLAM ER, BQM-74 Target, M61A1 Aircraft Gun System, AARGM, Multi-Stage Supersonic Target, and 35 other commodities.
NAVAIR 01-1A-75 Data Management: Kratos DES provides technical assistance to the Fleet and Logistics Managers. Subject matter experts are able to research and respond to inquires within one hour of receipt. NAVAIR 01-1A-75 source data is collected through out the year, validated, and prioritized in preparation of the annual revision of NAVAIR 01-1A-75. Recommended changes to NAVAIR 01-1A-75 are provided to the Government sponsor for approval prior to preparation of the manuscript copy for the revision. Recommendations include new maintenance procedures; HAZMAT warning for personnel; HAZMAT shelf-life extension tests to avoid disposal as hazardous waste those materials that are still suitable for use; and the Hazardous Material Cross Reference, generated from the HAZMAT Database. Kratos DES tracks replacement actions in the HAZMAT Minimization Database, which contains over 3200 records.