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Range Services

• Berm Lead Remediation and Stabilization
• Civil Engineering Services
• Development of OE Plans & Reports
• Environmental Assessment and Services
• Erosion and Storm Water Control and Design
• Geophysical Surveys
• GIS Data Analysis and Services
• Grounds Maintenance and Security
• OE Removal & Remediation
• Range and Berm Closures and Restoration
• Photogrammetric Analysis and Acquisition
• Salvage operations
• Site Restoration
• Targeting Systems Design, Install, and O&M
• Underwater Surveys
• UXO Surveys
• UXO Surface and Subsurface Clearance
• UXO Contamination Survey
• UXO Avoidance

The mission of HIES is to maintain Department of Defense active training ranges and facilities. HIES holds professional business licenses in Japan, Guam and throughout the Pacific region and is a leading Pacific Rim provider of comprehensive Environmental, Engineering and Range Services. The company currently supports the US Marine Corps, US Army, US Navy, and US Air Force for ranges and training areas to ensure long-term viability and utility to meet National Defense and Security Missions. With company offices in Hawaii, California, Colorado, Guam, Japan, and Okinawa, HIES is strategically positioned to support DoD and commercial clients.

Storm water runoff has the potential to cause damaging erosion, and transport contaminated soil and lead particles away from the normal confines of a firing range. Rainfall intensity, ground slope, soil type, and obstructions such as vegetation and fabricated structures will influence the potential transport of lead away from the range. Once the contaminated soil is transported beyond the firing range’s boundary, additional environmental impact such as bioaccumulation or bioconcentration and human exposure could occur. HIES has vast experience through its Civil Engineering Division in controlling, preventing, and analyzing/designing range areas to avoid damaging erosion which can affect range training and quality. The company utilizes advance GIS, hydro geological, geological and natural resource data to build storm water models to forecast erosion problems and then effectively stabilize erosion. Erosion can result in berm or range collapse or degradation causing safety concerns and training stoppages.

HIES’s civil engineering forte is to restructure Earthern Berms to reduce future maintenance cost and range closure time. For most active military training ranges, maintenance closure for deleading curtails valuable training that supports national security. HIES’s trained range heavy equipment operators, remediation specialists, and environmental engineers has created a proven system to drastically reduce deleading and berm rebuilding time thus reducing future maintenance costs and increase training quality.

HIES MEC characterization and clearance group consists of former DoD UXO PM, UXO Safety, and QC assurance personnel. Our management and safety process complies with guidelines under Osha, CERCLA, COE EM-385, and DoD protocols. Using strict engineering and quality control guidelines, our team has streamlined the surveys, remediation, and clearance process to reduce human risks associated with MEC/MC.

HIES’s scientist and engineers familiar with Range Environment Vulnerability Program under DoD Instruction 4715.14 conducts baseline assessments of range conditions, environmental sampling analysis, and responses including CERCLA reports and remedial designs. Our team can assess active ranges and provide complete services for range or berm closures, remediation, and restoration. The team uses GIS, Remote Sensing, and Geological technology to analyze lead loading, storm water path, groundwater pathways, erosion, soil type/conditions, vegetation volume, and safety concerns.

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