Response and Recovery Activities

Response and Recovery
Emergency/Disaster Response

  • Emergency removal actions and minor containment
  • Federal disaster response
  • Oil spill response
  • Air monitoring and sampling
  • Hazardous material categorization and optimal grouping/bulking

Response and Release Assessment Training

  • Level A, B, and C PPE training
  • First responder operations training
  • Domestic preparedness – emergency response readiness training
  • Incident Command System 100, 200, and 300 Levels and radiation awareness
  • Contingency planning/modeling

Counter Terrorism/Domestic Preparedness

  • Risk Management Program (RMP) audits/inspections

Removal Actions

Response Data Management

  • Database development and management
  • EPA Scribe
  • Website development and maintenance

OTIE offers experienced and trained emergency response personnel and currently provides emergency response activities nationwide under several federal contracts. OTIE provides 24-hour, 7 day-a-week, year-round emergency response to customers through on-call personnel and fully-equipped emergency response vehicles. We use smart phone technologies to provide field personnel with full connectivity and immediate exchange of relevant information in real-time.

Featured Projects:

Natural Disaster Response

Natural Disaster Response

Emergency Response, TVA Fly Ash Spill, Harriman, TN

Emergency Response, Harriman, TN

Flex-a-Form Drum Response, Anderson, SC

Drum Response, Anderson, SC

OTIE provides emergency response activities involving minor containment, air monitoring, environmental and waste sampling, HAZCAT screening, and emergency removals. We have worked on such emergency response projects as:

  • Federal disasters such as hurricane responses and multi-state floods
  • Mercury spill cleanups in homes, apartments, schools, and medical complexes
  • Chemical and oil releases to air, ground, and surface waters
  • Train wrecks/chemical releases
  • Abandoned drum and tank facilities
  • Anthrax episodes

Our personnel are experienced with regulations promulgated under CERCLA, OPA, Stafford Act, and the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Our staff has Level A, B, and C PPE training and Incident Command System (ICS) Level 300 training enabling us to assume divisional leadership roles during incidents and to participate in joint training exercises without restrictions. OTIE has certified trainers as well as personnel trained in nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) awareness and responses as part of the National Response Plan. Our responders are trained in the identification of nuclear, biological, chemical, neurological, and radiological agents; proficiency in the use of M8 test kits; NBC equipment usage; and decontamination area setups. OTIE personnel have participated in USEPA Level A counter-terrorism exercises including simulated chemical and biological release scenarios.

OTIE has responded to natural disasters and incidents of natural significance including: Hurricane Katrina, the TVA Fly Ash Release, the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil disaster, regional floods, fires, and the Alabama tornado outbreaks. OTIE provided assessments, remedial oversight, on-site database management, GIS mapping, and logistics support. We have developed and applied innovative ways to streamline the data management process and use emerging technologies to expand information sharing.