CHA was contracted by Lockheed Martin (a contractor to the United States Environmental Protection Agency) to perform site assessments of selected coal combustion surface impoundments (Project no. 0-381 Coal Combustion Surface Impoundments/Dam Safety Inspections). As part of this contract, CHA was assigned to perform a site assessment of Big Rivers Electric Corporations Coleman Generating Station, which is located in Hawesville, Kentucky. Big Rivers Electric Corporation (BREC) resumed operational control of the Coleman Generating Station from Western Kentucky Energy Corporation, an E.ON U.S. subsidiary, in July 2009. CHA made a site visit on November 17, 2009 to inventory coal combustion surface impoundments at the Coleman facility, to perform visual observations of the containment dikes, and to collect relevant information regarding the site assessment.