Since 2000, MT2 has been recognized as the nation's Leading environmental firing range service provider and the largest and most professional contractor. We have demonstrated unmatched credentials and capabilities through performing over 1,000 indoor and outdoor range projects nationwide for a diverse variety of clients including police firing ranges, military ranges, local and national government agencies, and private clubs. Our firing range services include lead reclamation (bullets and lead shot recovery), firing range design, shooting range construction, gun range cleaning, and complete firing range maintenance and firing range remediation services. Our customer value proposition is to offer leading technology, superior field services, and knowledgeable environmental regulatory expertise to support sustained range operations, responsible maintenance, and closure/remediation services.
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Firing Range Compliance Consulting Package
MT2 is a leader in range safety. We provide consultation and assessment for all environmental and OSHA safety issues. MT2 has never received OSHA or EPA violations. In fact, not only does MT2 comply with regulations, we also helped establish industry standards for environmental and safety methods.
MT2 is committed to excellence. We have invested millions of dollars in developing proprietary systems and we own a large selection of specialized equipment available nationally for separating and processing range soils. MT2’s fleet of equipment is the largest in the industry which, when combined with our experience, gives us a considerable advantage in providing substantial cost and schedule savings to our clients.
MT2 maintains applicable professional licensing, is fully bondable, and provides $8MM of insurance protection including General and Pollution Liability Insurance to provide customers, site owners, and others the best available “peace of mind” in dealing with environmental liabilities. Knowledgeable range owners insist that this package be provided before any work involving lead is performed.
MT2 utilizes patented and proprietary ECOBOND® technology to mitigate potential physical, occupational, and environmental hazards associated with high concentrations of lead and other metals in firing range soils. All technology achieves compliance with EPA and state regulatory agencies recommended firing range environmental Best Management Practices (BMPs).
Is Your Firing Range in Compliance with OSHA, EPA & RCRA with Required Regular Maintenance?
When Was the Last Time Your Firing Range had the Lead Removed? Are you willing (and able) to take this risk just to save a little money?
Keep in mind: under certain specific circumstances, range solid waste impacted with lead can be a RCRA Hazardous Waste. What does this mean for your range?
Improperly managed range soil or other backstop material, along with incorrectly collected, containerized and stored lead bullets or shot can trigger RCRA hazardous waste requirements and obligations for your range.
o Does your range cleanup and contractor crew really know what they are doing?
o Can they accurately communicate and prove to you, the range Owner/Operator, how they are keeping you out of a possible compliance nightmare situation with potentially thousands of dollars in fines and penalties?
Your choice of a lead reclamation contractor could expose your firing range to EPA hazardous waste fines up to $37,500 per DAY and potential criminal charges.
Sections 7002 and 7003 of the RCRA statute allow EPA, states or citizens to use civil lawsuits, to compel cleanup of or other action for “solid waste” (e.g., spent lead shot) posing actual or potential imminent and substantial endangerment. Since the risk of lead migrating increases with time, making ranges that have not removed lead more likely candidates for government action or citizen lawsuits under RCRA Section 7002 and 7003, ranges are advised to maintain a schedule of regular lead removal.
You may think that the job is done when your contractor rolls off of your property and tells you they will handle the lead and lead-waste… but as a matter of fact, you could be facing a painful EPA investigation by taking their word for it. Lead contaminated soil and waste (paper, PPE, filters, debris etc.) is commonly determined to be RCRA hazardous waste.
Your range may be liable for the negligent actions of the contractor you choose.
The Environmental Daily Advisor reported that there are 7 RCRA Violations That Can Send You to Jail and the #1 reason is one that should cause major concern, because if your contractor does this, you may be liable! It is: “Transport hazardous waste to a non-permitted facility.” Think about it, did you know this can be a criminal offense?
Did you ask the contractor on your last lead reclamation project how they would be handling YOUR lead waste or if the lead recycling facility they took YOUR lead to, is properly permitted?
When these violations come up, there may also be the additional consequence of an enforcement action for costly cleanup and remediation including Regulatory fines and penalties. Recent firing range environmental cases and projects have shown that a typical OSHA or EPA regulatory fine is in the range of $250,000-$500,000. Additionally, when the EPA has to step in, range cleanups with their oversight involved can be in the $5,000,000-$8,000,000 range.
A range owner ALWAYS retains responsibility for ALL lead waste and materials derived from their range regardless if they assumed their chosen contractor would take care of it.
This is what is commonly known as: “Cradle (generating the hazardous waste) to Grave” (disposal of the hazardous waste)
For your protection, your lead reclamation contractor must have sufficient assets and environmental liability coverage to protect range ownership from claims or occurrences of violations, penalties and cleanup expenses due to contractor negligence…even if it is not intentional!
These points are critical because a contract indemnification from a BANKRUPT contractor is not worth the paper it's written on. Why would they go bankrupt? Because of OSHA or EPA violations and fines that they could not pay or resulting from: Under capitalization, Shoddy regulatory compliance, Volatility of lead pricing or Under-bid projects.
When dealing with the environmental hazards of lead, you simply CANNOT assign the risk away. You always retain significant liability and risk for your waste.