Archive for the ‘Redevelopment’ Category

Phase I Environmental Assessment For Historical Industrial Site

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA
Client:
Property Owner
Location(s):
Duluth, Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase 1, Environmental Assessment, All Appropriate Inquiry

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by the property owner to conduct a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for their property located in Duluth, Minnesota. Historical records indicated that the property was in industrial use from at least 1910 through 1970s. The assessment was conducted to meet the requirements of ASTM E-1527-13 and the US EPA All Appropriate Inquiry requirements. The assessment determined based on historical records where past industrial activities and bulk fuel storage occurred on the property.

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MPCA Option D Permit Review For New Air Emission Source At A Food Manufacturing Plant

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Option D Permit Review For New Process
Client:
Food Manufacturing Processing Facility
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Air permitting, Air permit compliance, Air emission estimates, Control equipment efficiency

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this food manufacturing processing facility to conducted an evaluation to determine if a new project planned at the facility would require a modification to the existing air emission permit issued by MPCA or if prior notifications would be required for the project. Caltha staff reviewed project plans to determine added air emissions resulting from the new project. These estimates were added to emission estimates for all other permitted sources at the facility to determine if any permit actions were required. Based on the technical evaluation, it was determined that the project could be constructed with no permit modifications or notifications.

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Soil Vapor Intrusion Assessment in Minnesota

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Soil Vapor Intrusion Assessment
Client:
 National bank
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Environmental site assessment, soil vapor sampling, ASTM Standard  E2600-10

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this national bank to address potential vapor intrusion risks identified in a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard  E2600-10. Potential vapor sources were identified within the specified search distance. Subslab soil vapor samples were collected in accordance with MPCA and US EPA guidelines. All concentrations were found to be below MPCA soil vapor intrusion screening values for commercial/industrial uses. No further investigation was required.

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Spill Prevention & Response Plan For A Vehicle Maintenace and Storage Facility

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Spill Prevention & Response Plan
Client:
 Public School District
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Spill Prevention & Response Plan, spill procedures, spill notification, wellhead protection zone

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this Independent School District to prepare a Spill Prevention & Response Plan for a planned Vehicle Maintenance & Storage Facility. The facility was located near a wellhead protection zone and was planning to use infiltration for stormwater management; therefore a plan was needed to reduce the risk of chemical and fuel spills which could enter the infiltration basins.

Caltha prepared a Spill Prevention & Response Plan based on the hazardous material inventory statement (HMIS) for the new facility. The plan identified key spill risk scenarios and developed mitigations to reduce the likelihood and potential impact of spills. The spill assigned responsibilities for prevention and response actions and developed guidelines for internal and external notifications. A training plan was also included in the final plan.

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Response Action Plan To Address Soil Contamination During Site Redevelopment

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project:Site Investigation, Response Action Under Voluntary Site Cleanup Program
Client:
Site Redevelopment Company
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, Phase 2 Limited Site Investigation, Response Action Plan

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by a site redevelopment company to conduct a Phase I ESA on this previously developed property. The assessment determined that past chemical releases had occurred on the property due to historical industrial activity on the property. A Phase 2 investigation was conducted which confirmed that contamination was present which would need to be addressed during the demolition and redevelopment of the site. Caltha prepared a Response Action Plan to be implemented during site redevelopment, which as approved by the State agency. Caltha then oversaw implementation of the RAP in coordination with the redevelopment contractor.

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Wisconsin Construction Stormwater Permit and Site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Construction Site Stormwater Discharge Permitting & SWPPP
Client:
 Construction  company
Location(s):
Wisconsin

Key Elements: Stormwater permitting, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by the general construction contactor to prepare construction stormwater discharge permit application materials associated with a large industrial site construction project near Milwaukee. Caltha also prepared the site Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to meet the requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) general permit.

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USDA Environmental Assessment Worksheet For Proposed Iowa Food Processing Plant

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: USDA Environmental Assessment Worksheet For Proposed Food Processing Plant
Client:
Food Processer and Regional Economic Development Corporation
Location(s):
Iowa

Key Elements: USDA Environmental Assessment Worksheet, Environmental Effects & Impacts, Regulatory and Permitting Requirements

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by the project proposer, a food processing company, and the Regional Economic Development Corporation to prepare an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed project as required by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to secure a USDA backed loan for the project. Caltha staff worked in coordination with the project proposer and local USDA staff to prepare the EAW document. EAW elements evaluated included:

I. Project Description Purpose and Need
II. Primary Beneficiaries and Related Activities
III. Description of the Project Area
IV. Environmental Impacts Resource Criteria

1. Air Quality
2. Surface Water, Water Supply Quality, Groundwater, Storm Water, and Waste Water
3. Solid Waste Management and Hazardous Waste Management
4. General Land Use
5. Transportation
6. Natural Environment
7. Human Population Socio-Economic/Environmental Justice
8. Construction
9. Energy
10. Miscellaneous

V. Coastal Zone Management Areas
VI. Cultural Resources, Historical, Archaeological
VII. Wild and Scenic Rivers
VIII. Biological Resources Critical Habitat and Endangered/Threatened Species Act
IX. Important Farmland
X. Floodplain Management and Wetlands Management
XI. Coastal Barrier Resources System
XII. State Environmental Policy Act
XIII. Intergovernmental Review
XIV. Environmental Analysis Of Participating Federal Agency
XV. Reaction To Project
XVI. Cumulative Impacts
XVII. Adverse Impacts
XVIII. Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action
XIX. Mitigation
XX. Consistency with Rural Development Environmental Policies

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Consultant Services To Pennsylvania Manufacturer For Propane AST Removal

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Environmental Consultant For Removal of Above Ground Propane Tank
Client:
Steel Manufacturer
Location(s):
Pennsylvania

Key Elements: Regulatory requirements, Reporting, ISO 14001

Overview: Caltha LLP was asked to review reporting and other requirements resulting from the removal of a large above ground propane tank from this ISO 14001 registered facility. Based on Federal, State & local regulations, updates and notifications were required related to:

  • Pennsylvania State tank registration
  • Hazardous material storage (EPCRA 311) notification
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) reporting

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Environmental Site Assessment For Bulk Chemical Storage Facility Near Madison, WI

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 Environmental Assessment For Bulk Chemical Storage Facility Near Madison, WI
Client: Food Product Manufacturer
Location(s): Wisconsin

Key Elements: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for property acquisition

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this food product manufacturing company to conduct a Phase 1 ESA for a property they intended to acquire to expand operations near Madison, Wisconsin. The property was a former bulk fuel and agricultural chemical storage and distribution facility and had known past spills  and leaking tanks resulting in reportable releases of herbicides and pesticides. Caltha reviewed historical records of spills and cleanup actions and discussed past remediation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture project manager responsible for overseeing cleanup and site closure. It was determined that historical releases had been adequately addresses and were considered “Historical Recognized Environmental Conditions” (HREC) only, and no further site investigation was recommended. The prospective Buyer was able to complete the acquisition of the property.

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Transaction Screen & Phase 1 ESA For Historic Green Bay, WI Industrial Property

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Transaction Screen & Phase 1 ESA For Historic Industrial Property
Client: SBA Lender
Location(s): Wisconsin

Key Elements:  Transaction Screen, Phase 1 ESA meeting SBA environmental requirements

Overview:  Caltha was retained by this Wisconsin Small Business Administration (SBA) lender to conduct environmental investigations required under SBA Environmental Policy SOP 50 10 5(C)- Lender and Development Company Loan Programs. The property qualified for a lower level of environmental review, which prescribed conducting a Transaction Screen using ASTM Method E-1528-08. The Transaction Screen identified past uses of the property as industrial and past spills and leaking tanks on adjoining properties. Therefore the next level of environmental review, consisting of a Phase 1 ESA using ASTM Method E-1527-05 was required. Based on the detailed environmental review, it was determined that past spills and other releases on and near the property had been adequately addressed, and were classified as “historic recognized conditions” only and no further investigation was required. The Phase 1 report was reviewed and accepted by SBA and a low-interest loan guaranteed through the SBA was obtained.

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