I-69 Section 5 Permit Monitoring & Compliance
The I-69 Section 5 project involves rehabilitating and upgrading 21 miles of the existing four lane State Road 37 in Morgan and Monroe counties to interstate standards from Bloomington to just south of Martinsville, Indiana.
For the I-69 Section 5 phase of construction, KERAMIDA is providing dedicated professionals serving as Environmental Compliance Manager, Erosion and Sediment Control Manager, Karst Specialist, and Safety Manager. Our diversely talented group of professionals is on-site daily as construction progresses.
The Environmental Compliance Manager (ECM) is tasked with developing, deploying, reviewing and maintaining environmental protection and sustainability activities for I-69. Our ECM provides advice, training, and guidance on environmental and sustainability issues during design and construction. Ultimately, KERAMIDA’s ECM is responsible for the developer’s compliance with all environmental commitments and conditions of Environmental Approvals required for the project, and is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year as part of the Emergency Response Team.
KERAMIDA's ECM is tasked with monitoring and maintaining compliance with the following permits and environmental plans:
- Section 401 Water Quality Certification
- Section 404 Permit of the Clean Water Act
- National Pollution Discharge Elimination System
- Isolated Wetlands
- Construction in a Floodway
- Rule 5 Stormwater
- Karst MOU (1993) and Section 5 Karst MOU (2013)
- Tall Structure Permit
- Class V Injection Well Permit
- Forest Mitigation Plan
- Noxious Weed Control Plan
- Spill Prevention Plan
- Hazardous Materials Management Plan
- Karst Emergency Response Plan
- Karst Water Quality Monitoring and Maintenance Plan
- Blasting and Vibration Monitoring
- Nutrient Management Plan
KERAMIDA’s Karst Specialist (KS) is a licensed professional geologist who performs field checks to confirm the presence of karst features identified in the Final Environmental Impact Statement and to determine if unidentified features are present. Additionally, the KS provides expert advice in determination of treatment for karst features and provides the oversight for the implementation of treatments.
The Erosion and Sediment Control Manager (EM) is responsible for developing Erosion Control Plans that comply with all environmental, erosion and sediment control measures. KERAMIDA’s EM has established quality control checkpoints at various stages of construction to ensure stormwater compliance.
The most overarching project role is KERAMIDA’s on-site Safety Manager (SM) who develops, maintains, and manages health and safety activities by ensuring that safety exceeds the expectations of the IFA and stakeholders. The SM is responsible for approval of the safety plan and safety standards. Safety is a top priority for our clients, and for us.
As the project has continued, KERAMIDA’s responsibilities have grown to encompass providing coordination and reporting for the project’s Karst Water Quality Monitoring Program, showing our competency and the trust that our client places with KERAMIDA staff as indispensable partners.