Certus provides environmental due diligence services to a national retailer throughout the Midwest.READ MORE
Multiple projects have entailed the entire environmental due diligence process, initiated with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and subsequently subsurface investigations, Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEA) [in Michigan], and the due care process.
Certus has provided due diligence and wetland services for a national retailer that looks to redevelop sites for their specific operations. During the Phase I ESA process, for example, we have identified environmental concerns that have included known and suspect historic underground storage tanks (USTs). Subsequent subsurface investigations have revealed contamination present at select properties, and due to the concentrations encountered, Certus has completed BEAs for our client to obtain liability protection and we’ve established strategies to help them meet their due care obligations. In addition, we have completed wetland delineations and permitting [using the Joint Permit Application (JPA) process] where proposed construction activities and future building site operations have been anticipated to impact nearby wetland resources. Additional project responsibilities have included the coordination of contract services such as geotechnical engineering, surveying, and asbestos inspections.
Certus has extensive experience managing investigation and remediation projects in Michigan and other portions of the Midwest.READ MORE
Certus has provided investigation and remediation services for an array of clients including commercial and industrial owner/operators, municipalities, and state regulatory agencies.
Certus’ professionals have experience in completing investigative and remedial activities at a variety of sites posing environmental concern including releases from leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs), industrial waste disposal practices, bulk-storage tank farm and pipeline operations, and more. Certus’ professionals experiences include devising and managing site investigation activities funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownsfields Programs and Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) projects funded by the State of Michigan; provided emergency release response and remediation at bulk petroleum storage facilities and at pipeline release sites; as well as investigation and remediation at active and historical dry cleaners and gas stations. Certus has negotiated regulatory requirements with municipal representatives and local, state, and federal regulators to achieve project closures.
Throughout project tasks, our experiences have included coordinating and conducting fieldwork such as soil, groundwater, and vapor sampling; as well as oversight of on-site activities such as soil boring completion, monitoring well installation, underground storage tank (UST) removal, soil and groundwater remediation, investigation-derived waste (IDW) management, etc.
Certus has provided its clients with meticulous drinking water sampling practices to achieve reliable results with every sampling event.READ MORE
As an example, Certus has conducted quarterly sampling for an international affiliate of a Fortune 500 airline company yielding “non-detect” results for all samples analyzed to date. We have been administering this program, following the international affiliate’s sampling requirements, since inception in 2011.
Our responsibilities include the collection of samples into certified sampling containers for designated analytical parameters, recording sampling details, preparation of the samples for shipment to the laboratory, and review of the data and reporting to our client. Drinking water samples are collected from either potable water supply trucks or gate-specific drinking water cabinets. We have collected nearly 100 samples to date and all events have reported successful results.