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Defining a NAPL Body

May 24, 2022

During an environmental investigation, contaminant exposure risk is evaluated through several pathways. These exposure pathways include: drinking water, direct contact, groundwater/surface water interface (GSI), and particulate or vapor inhalation. A conceptual site model (CSM), which is used to visualize the various exposure pathways that are applicable to a facility, is constructed through site characterization via

EPA Awards $1.5M to Michigan Communities to Tackle Brownfield Sites

May 13, 2022

On May 12th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the award of $254 million in Cleanup, Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grants to tackle the staggering number of brownfield sites across the country. Nationwide, 265 communities will benefit from these funds. “With today’s announcement, we’re turning blight into might for communities across America,” said

Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA)

May 12, 2022

A Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA), sometimes called a Desktop Review, is one of several products that Envirologic offers to help our clients meet their specific environmental due diligence needs. Alternatives to a RSRA include a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and an Environmental Transaction Screen, both of which offer different advantages. The

What is an Environmental Transaction Screen?

May 10, 2022

An Environmental Transaction Screen may be utilized to meet due diligence needs in certain instances in place of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) or a Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA). A Transaction Screen is a more thorough environmental evaluation than a RSRA; however, similar to a RSRA, a Transaction Screen is not

Redeveloping Vacant Gas Stations

May 2, 2022

Gas stations were once an important fixture of major intersections, thoroughfares, and rural communities across the United States. Over the past few decades, however, the number of stations has steadily been declining, in part because of decreasing gasoline profit margins and stricter environmental regulations. There was also a need historically for more gas stations as

Our View on Sustainability

April 22, 2022

Envirologic’s vision is to be a sustainability model through our efforts at our headquarters and the work we do on project sites across the country. We view sustainability as common-sense practices that lessen our environmental impact and promote a better quality of life, while supporting business success. Company owners Jeff Hawkins and David Warwick have always

Understanding the Impacts of High Water Levels on Your Facility

April 19, 2022

The purpose of a High Water Level Vulnerability Analysis (VA) is to identify potential impacts to a facility resulting from high water in the Great Lakes Basin. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) monitors and forecasts water levels of the Great Lakes Basin, which encompasses the Great Lakes, the surrounding states, and Ontario,

Understanding the Potential for Residual Pesticides

April 13, 2022

Fruit orchards and vineyards are common throughout West Michigan. In fact, Michigan s fruit belt spans much of the western side of the state, stretching from the southern border to the Traverse City area. This entire region provides prime growing conditions since Lake Michigan protects the fruit trees and vines from harsh temperature changes through

Envirologic’s Spring Newsletter

April 7, 2022

Welcome to Envirologic’s Spring Newsletter, packed with interesting and educational articles and updates sure to satisfy your need for knowledge, information about our team and overviews of our exciting projects. I am particularly delighted to welcome Hailey Cantrell to our Due Diligence Group and Logan Mulholland to our Brownfield Services Group. If you have a

Assessing Property During Acquisition

April 6, 2022

When a prospective buyer is purchasing a property or an existing owner is managing their assets, understanding the property’s past use history and existing environmental conditions is critical as they may represent potential liability. Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), regulators can fine property owners and require removal of hazardous materials

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