Former Crude Oil Pipeline Corridor—Long-Term Asbestos Remediation Program

Efficient development and implementation of effective work plans for the removal of asbestos containing material (ACM) pipe wrap debris.

Landmark successfully managed and performed a long-term asbestos program for a crude oil pipeline corridor operated by a major oil and gas client. This 15-year project included management and implementation of asbestos compliance, industrial hygiene, safety, and operations and maintenance (O&M) programs. The asbestos consisted of pipe wrap used to insulate and protect the pipe from corrosion in the subsurface environment and was released during historical salvage operations by an independent contractor.

Operations have been safely completed without incident along the 170-mile oil transmission line easement with extensive associated infrastructure. This complex and challenging project has been successfully and proactively coordinated with multiple divisions within two state health departments and numerous other stakeholders. Technical services have included design and implementation of innovative approaches to cleanup and oversight, conscientious coordination with hundreds of private and public property owners.

Project Highlights

  • Landmark efficiently developed unique and effective work plans for the removal of asbestos containing material (ACM) pipe wrap debris.
  • No regulatory violations or worker injuries occurred during more than 500,000 labor hours worked and 400,000 miles driven over 15 years.
  • Surface and subsurface investigations were performed to focus response actions. Abatement practices were confirmed and completeness of removal was verified by skilled, licensed, and experienced asbestos inspectors.
  • Risks, costs, and benefits were strategically analyzed in close alignment with client goals at key project milestones.
  • Project work areas included challenging physical environments at remote locations where weather, access, and difficult terrain were key considerations.
  • Project technical challenges associated with dust loading on Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) air samples were addressed in order to attain established data quality objectives.