This document provides technical criteria and outlines technical requirements for themore typical aspects of the Environmental Engineering. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Environmental Engineering. It is primarily intended for building demolition and building renovation projects. It does introduce other topics such as cultural resources preservation, wetlands protection, and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. While topics such as contaminated soil and groundwater are introduced, this UFC is not intended to cover the remediation of all hazardous materials. Where remediation of specific hazardous materials not covered in this criteria is warranted, contact the appropriate Environmental Engineering media manager.
Many of these topics are considered during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. This UFC assumes that appropriate NEPA actions have been accomplished prior to committing resources to any proposed activity. Many facilities were constructed with materials that are now considered hazardous to worker safety and the environment. Removal and disposal of these materials requires a complex analysis of Federal, state, and local regulations to determine the appropriate methods for removing and disposing of these hazardous materials. Use this UFC to determine the minimum environmental engineering design requirements. State and local regulations may be more stringent. Where other state or local criteria regulatory requirements exist, comply with the more stringent requirements.