Archive for the ‘Site Assessment’ Category

Phase 1 Environmental Review For Leased Building

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Environmental Review Prior To Leasing Property
Client:
California Medical Device Company
Location(s):
Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this California-based medical device manufacturer to conduct an environmental review of a building they intended to lease for their new manufacturing operations. The building had prior industrial tenants and the review was to document the property condition prior to occupying the space. The assessment also provided further comfort that the prior industrial use of the building had not created hazardous conditions which could affect use of the site.

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Environmental Assessment In Rochester, Minnesota

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Environmental Site Assessment For Commercial Building
Client:
Medical Supply Company
Location(s):
Rochester, Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase I environmental, Hazardous Material, Site storage inspection

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this medical equipment supplier company to conduct a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA). The property was an existing commercial building with existing chemical supply companies as tenants. The review included evaluation of existing chemical storage and handling practices to assess risks of chemical spills.

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Multi-site Phase 1 ESAs Across Iowa, Illinois & Missouri

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments
Client:
Retail Corporation
Location(s):
Iowa, Illinois, Missouri

Key Elements: Phase 1 ESA

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained a national retail chain to conduct phase 1 environmental assessments for six locations it was considering for acquisition. The sites were located across Iowa, Illinois, Missouri. All assessments were completed and separate reports were issued for each location. No recognized environmental conditions were identified.

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Saint Paul Property Assessment To Meet SBA Environmental Review Policy

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment To Meet SBA Environmental Policy
Client:
National Bank
Location(s):
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase 1 Environmental inspection, SBA Environmental Policy, SBA Reliance Letter

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this national bank to conduct a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for this industrial property located in Saint Paul. The assessment had to meet the requirements of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan guarantee program. A Phase I report was issued to the Lender and a standard SBA Reliance Letter was issued to the SBA. The Phase 1 report was reviewed and approved by SBA.

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SBA Lender Phase I Environmental Assessment And Reliance Letter

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA To Meet SBA Environmental Review Requirements
Client:
National Bank
Location(s):
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase 1 ESA, SBA Environmental Policy, SBA Reliance Letter

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by this national bank to conduct a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment to meet the requirements of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan guarantee program. A Phase I report was issued to the Lender and a standard SBA Reliance Letter was issued to the SBA. The Phase 1 report was reviewed and approved by SBA.

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Tank Farm Leaking Tank Investigation / SPCC Plan For Agricultural Operation

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Tank Farm Investigation
Client:
Agricultural Production Sector
Location(s):
South Dakota

Key Elements: Phase 2 Investigation, leaking tank, SPCC requirements

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by a potential investor group to conduct a Phase 2 Limited Site Investigation (LSI) at this large farm site. During a Phase 1 Environmental Site Investigation, visual evidence of past leaks and spills were identified within the tank farm. Due to recent changes to Federal Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) rules which would require above ground tanks at agricultural facilities to comply with SPCC rule, the tank farm was expected to require upgrades. The key question was what cost impact would be expected during tank farm upgrade to address existing contamination. The results of the investigation provided clarity to the potential investors on the range of cost impacts.

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Due Diligence Compliance Audit – RMP Audit of Iowa Ammonia Refrigeration Operation

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Due Diligence RMP Focused Compliance Audit of Cold Storage Facility
Client:
National Food Processing Company
Location(s):
Iowa

Key Elements: Due Diligence, Environmental compliance audit, Multimedia compliance audit, Accidental Release Prevention, Risk Management Program

Overview: Caltha LLP was retained by a national food processing company to conduct a multimedia environmental compliance audit of this cold storage facility as part of its due diligence. The scope of the audit covered all media including wastes, hazardous waste, wastewater, hazardous materials, DOT HazMat and air emissions. Due to the use of anhydrous ammonia refrigerant systems, the facility was subject to the Accidental Release Prevention provisions of 40 CFR 68. The majority of the audit was to review operations for compliance with the requirements of the Risk Management Program and Process Safety Management. This included conformance with the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration guidelines. Caltha provided IIA certified auditors to conduct the review.

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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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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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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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