West Michigan-Based Industrial Business Expands

A thriving industrial business located in Ottawa County retained Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) to assist with their expansion into a new location with known environmental concerns.  LEI’s role in this project will be to conduct a Phase I ESA, Phase II Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan.  The environmental services rendered will protect LEI’s client from cleanup liability relating to the known contamination and ensure compliance with applicable due care and continuing obligations.

Upper Peninsula Community Benefits from Retail Development

A retail developer for a national chain obtained Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) for environmental services related to the acquisition and redevelopment of a former auto repair facility in the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Environmental services involved the completion of an All Appropriate Inquiry ASTM E 1527-05 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, asbestos survey, comprehensive Phase II Subsurface Investigation, Baseline Environmental Assessment, and Due Care Plan.  LEI also worked with the developer during redevelopment activities to ensure that exacerbation of contamination did not occur and that potential unacceptable exposures were mitigated.

Industrial Business Expands into New Facility

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc. (LEI) assisted a growing West Michigan based manufacturing company (the client) with the acquisition of a 300,000 square foot industrial facility.  LEI’s services were designed to meet the lending requirements of a local lender and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Initially, LEI completed an All Appropriate Inquiry ASTM E 1527-05 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, which revealed numerous recognized environmental concerns.  To address these concerns, LEI performed a Phase II Subsurface Investigation consisting of numerous soil borings and collection of soil and groundwater samples.  Results from the investigation revealed that the property was contaminated with various metals and volatile organic compounds.

Based on the presence of these hazardous substances, at levels above Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Part 201 Cleanup Criteria, a Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) was completed and submitted to the DEQ on behalf of the client.  A Due Care Plan, demonstrating compliance with applicable due care obligations, was also prepared and submitted to the DEQ for approval.  DEQ approval was granted, the lending requirements were met, and the client purchased the facility.