The Alaska District’s Environmental Engineering Branch is committed to providing the best possible service to our customers. Our goal is to be a valued and preferred source for our customers' environmental investigation, design and restoration needs. Our staff accomplishes work using in-house resources and/or through one of the many available contracting mechanisms.

Technical Support

The Environmental Engineering Branch has a staff with a diverse background covering the wide range of environmental disciplines: civil, chemical, environmental, and geological engineering; biology; chemistry; environmental toxicology; environmental management; geology; and risk assessment. Our staff members focus on customer needs, regulatory requirements, quality products and meeting high technical standards.

Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Program Support

The Environmental Engineering Branch supports the hazardous, toxic and radioactive waste mission and programs as a member of numerous project delivery teams across a variety of programs which include:

  • Defense Environmental Restoration Program  
  • Formerly Used Defense Sites 
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act/Superfund Support
  • Resource Conservation Recovery Act Support
  • Interagency and International Services Program
  • Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program 
  • Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration 
  • National Park Service, Army National Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 


The Environmental Engineering Branch provides regulatory and technical expertise for all phases of environmental and demolition projects from initial conception to project closeout. These phases can be preliminary assessments/site inspections, remedial investigations/feasibility studies, remedial designs, remedial actions and closeout reporting.

Technical expertise includes in-house preparation of project deliverables. Examples are integrated GIS support; remedial investigations/feasibility studies; remedial designs, plans, reports and studies; contract documents; scopes of work; and negotiation documents. Technical support also includes the review of project deliverables from consultants, other Corps entities and other government agencies.

The Environmental Engineering Branch operates two Rapid Optical Screening Tools (ROST) in conjunction with a direct push-drill rig. These machines are operated by our in-house staff. The ROST uses state-of-the-art technology with laser-induced fluorescence to delineate petroleum contaminated sites with more accuracy and for much less cost than conventional investigations. The ROST generates continuous real-time data over 1-inch depth intervals, and is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency verified and proven technology.

Additional Technical Assistance

The Environmental Engineering Branch also can assist our customers through a multitude of contracting support options with the Alaska District’s pre-placed architect-engineer contracts, environmental remediation services contracts, and all other federal contracting options.

To view a full list of available skills and expertise, click here.