Property Acquisitions Support

Location: LaPorte, IN
Scope: Phase I and II ESA with Corrective Action

TecServ was retained by a real estate Trust to complete an initial Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for two contiguous commercial properties including vehicle fuelling activities. While performing the Phase I ESA according to ASTM E-1527, several recognized environmental conditions (RECs) were identified. Due to the urgent completion timeframe of the prospective purchaser, agreements were made to expand TecServ’s scope of work to incorporate concurrent Phase II investigation and Phase III corrective action activities.

Results from the subsurface soil and groundwater investigation for the former gasoline filling/ service station delineated impacted soil in the vicinity of the former USTs. This resulted in a corrective action of removal and disposal of the impacted soils consistent with criteria defined in the Indiana Department of Management’s (IDEM) Risk Integrated System of Closure (RISC) Defaulted Residential Scenario for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH).

Concurrent corrective action operations for the remaining RECs located on the property included removing ten abandoned hydraulic lifts, cleaning eight service garage floor drains/ sediment traps, cleaning an abandoned above grade “waste oil” container, and the permanent closure of an abandoned waste oil UST. The aforementioned removal operations included waste characterization and proper disposal methods. The successful completion of the environmental assessments and corrective action(s) allowed the property transaction to occur and meet the client’s condensed time line.