RALEIGH, NC — Geosyntec played a key role on the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base team at this year's Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards held on June 4, 2008 in Washington, DC. Eric Nesbit, PE represented Geosyntec at the ceremony along with the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base ERP Manger, Frank Werner. These distinguished awards are competed among all DoD facilities worldwide.
The Secretary of Defense honors installations, teams, and individuals for their outstanding achievement to protect and conserve the natural and cultural resources. The outstanding efforts of the winners demonstrate their commitment to military and environmental sustainability. Geosyntec performed work and assisted in writing award documentation for the installation.
SJAFB was chosen as the winner for the Secretary of Defense award for Environmental Restoration. SJAFB also received the Air Force Restoration Award for All Installations. Seymour Johnson Air Force base, a 3,216 Air Combat Command installation in Goldsboro, North Carolina, had the best managed environmental restoration program in the Air Force in 2007. This status as the clear leader in environmental restoration was attained through creative management, engineering expertise, stakeholder engagement and regulatory partnerships.
Seymour Johnson's Environmental Restoration Accomplishments that Geosyntec was directly responsible for under Eric Nesbit included:
- Use in-site bioaugmentation with bacterial seeding at an Old Jet Engine Test Cell Site to save $200,000 and shave seven years from the remediation schedule.
- Negotiated with regulators to apply Underground Storage Tank regulations to spill sites, saving eight years and $1.8 million in cleanup costs.