Monday, July 30, 2018

Environmental Investigation of Closed Solid Waste Facility

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA For Former Solid Waste Handling Station 
Client: Prospective Buyer  
Location(s): Minnesota

  Key Elements: Phase 1 Site investigation, Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment, ASTM E2600-10, Wastewater treatment facility

  Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for this property located in Minnesota which was the historical location of a solid waste management operation and more recently as a solid waste transfer facility. The facility stored and handled mixed municipal solid wastes from residential, commercial and light industrial sources. The focus of the environmental assessment was to determine if wastes residues remained on the property which could represent Recognized Environmental Conditions and potentially impact the future use of the property.

 The Phase 1 environmental also included a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard E2600-10. The screening assessment determined which, if any, could be a potential soil vapor encroachment risk for the property being assessed.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Phase II Investigation Of Former Waste Treatment Plant

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase II Investigation For Former WWTP Site 
Client: Prospective Buyer  
Location(s): Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota Metropolitan Area

Key Elements: Phase 2 Site investigation, GPRS, Ground Penetrating Radar, Wastewater treatment facility

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment for this property located in suburban Minneapolis / St Paul which was the historical location of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and wastewater sludge management facilities. The property had been the site of a WWTP dating from 1965 through the 1980s. The WWTP and associated sludge handling facilities had been abandoned and demolished approximately 40 years ago. However, it was determined that some wastes and underground structures associated with the wastewater facility may have be disposed of or abandoned on-site.

 The focus of the Phase II Investigation was to determine if wastes and abandoned structures remained on the property which could represent Recognized Environmental Conditions and potentially impact the future use of the property. The investigation includes a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey within the area of the former WWTP identified in historical aerial photographs and a Trenching Investigation in areas of the former sludge drying basins.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota Phase 1 For Mixed Use Property

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA For Historical Mixed Use Site 
Client: Prospective Buyer  
Location(s): Minneapolis, Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase 1 Site investigation, Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment, ASTM E2600-10

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for this multiple parcel property located Minneapolis, Minnesota. Phase 1 was conducted on behalf of a prospective Buyer. A focus of the Phase 1 ESA was to determine if any past uses of the property were considered "environmentally sensitive uses" which might impact the redevelopment of the property. The property had a long history of developed uses dating back to at least 1886, including residential and commercial uses. Historical records indicated past use as a filling station, a dry cleaner and a painting operation, all of which were considered a risk for site contamination.

 The Phase 1 environmental also included a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard E2600-10. Numerous current and historic vapor sources were identified in the area. The screening assessment determined which, if any, could be a potential soil vapor encroachment risk for the property being assessed.

Oil Contaminated Soil Abandoned On-site
















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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Phase 1 Environmental Assessment of Illinois Distribution Warehouse

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA For Warehousing and Distribution Center 
Client: Owner  
Location(s): Bloomington, Illinois

Key Elements: Phase 1 Site investigation, Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment, ASTM E2600-10,

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for this property located in Bloomington, Illinois on behalf of the property owner. The property was currently being used as a warehouse and distribution center. The focus of the environmental assessment was to determine if past or current uses on the property could represent Recognized Environmental Conditions and potentially impact the future use of the property.



The Phase 1 environmental also included a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard E2600-10. Current and historic vapor sources were screened in the area. The screening assessment determined which, if any, could be a potential soil vapor encroachment risk for the property being assessed.

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Environmental Investigation of Abandoned Sewage Treatment Plant

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA For Former WWTP Site 
Client: Prospective Buyer  
Location(s): Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota Metropolitan Area

Key Elements: Phase 1 Site investigation, Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment, ASTM E2600-10, Wastewater treatment facility

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for this property located in suburban Minneapolis / St Paul which was the historical location of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and wastewater sludge management facilities. The property had been the site of a WWTP dating from 1965 through the 1980s. The WWTP and associated sludge handling facilities had been abandoned and demolished approximately 40 years ago. However, it was determined that some wastes and underground structures associated with the wastewater facility may have be disposed of or abandoned on-site.

The focus of the environmental assessment was to determine if wastes and abandoned structures remained on the property which could represent Recognized Environmental Conditions and potentially impact the future use of the property.
Location of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Identified From Aerial Photos
 












The Phase 1 environmental also included a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard E2600-10. Numerous current and historic vapor sources were identified in the area. The screening assessment determined which, if any, could be a potential soil vapor encroachment risk for the property being assessed.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saint Cloud, Minnesota Area Phase I Environmental Assessment

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA For Residential Development 
Client: Prospective Buyer  
Location(s): Saint Cloud, Minnesota Area

Key Elements: Phase 1 Site investigation, Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment, ASTM E2600-10

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for this multifamily residential property located near Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Phase 1 was conducted on behalf of a prospective Buyer to meet the requirements of their Lender. A focus of the Phase 1 ESA was to determine if any past uses of the property were considered "environmentally sensitive uses" as defined by the SBA environmental policies and procedures.



Unpermitted Solid Waste Dump Site

The Phase 1 environmental also included a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard E2600-10. Numerous current and historic vapor sources were identified in the area. The screening assessment determined which, if any, could be a potential soil vapor encroachment risk for the property being assessed.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Phase I Environmental Company In Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa

Caltha LLP provides rapid response Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment and Phase 2 Environmental Assessments for clients across Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Minnesota
Iowa
Wisconsin


Abandoned Chemical Drums Found During 
Phase 1 Environmental Inspection

What Makes Caltha Unique?

We believe that our clients expect and value technical expertise. Our clients also expect that when they hire a consulting company that claims a wealth of expertise and past experience, the staff they will ultimately work with should actually have that same expertise and experience. By choosing Caltha, our clients will always work directly with our senior professional staff, most of which have twenty or more years of experience. At Caltha, technical work does not get delegated to inexperienced staff. Because we rely on experience and expertise, work is done correctly the first time and tasks are completed in much less time. The result is a better product at a lower cost. Caltha also values a broad range of expertise in our professional staff. Like our clients, we need to understand the full spectrum of regulatory and liability pressures our clients face. Our professional working on your air permit also needs to have an understanding of RCRA hazardous waste requirements, and can assure that wastes from a new process are handled properly. By assigning staff with broad expertise, we can anticipate issues and take steps to avoid them, and in the end saving time and money.
Proper Handling And Recycling of PCB Containing Wastes

Client Sectors

Caltha provides expert services across a range of clients in the private and public sectors, including:

Industrial & Manufacturing

  • Light Manufacturing
  • Heavy Manufacturing
  • Chemical Sector
  • Food Products Sector
  • Healthcare and Medical Device Sector
  • Mining Sector
  • Paper & Wood Products Sector
  • Primary Metals and Metal Fabrication
  • Electronic & Electrical Equipment
  • Electric Generation & Transmission
  • Transportation Sector

Professional and Institutional Clients

  • Banks and Other Lending Institutions
  • Real Estate Professional
  • Law Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Schools and Universities

Public Sector Clients

  • Airports
  • Public Utilities
  • Port Authority
  • Governmental Agencies

Caltha provides expertise in a wide range of business sectors

Community Involvement

Caltha LLP believes in maintaining strong connections within the professional community and our local communities. Caltha staff have had leadership roles within a number of professional organizations, including the Air & Waste Management Association, Academy of Certified Hazardous Material Managers, and the Industrial Council on Environmental Management. Caltha also provides continuing support to the Alliance of Hazardous Material Professional’s CHMMunity program. CHMMunity provides volunteer technical support of local certified Hazardous Material Managers to assist community projects.


What do our clients say?

In a recent survey of our clients, Caltha scored an average of 9.8 out of 10 on service, quality and overall client satisfaction. Here are some comments made by Caltha clients:
“Just a brief note to let you know how much our plant appreciates the exceptional performance your company provided us. You were able to quickly identify our unique concerns and responded with complete technical accuracy. More importantly, you educated me so I now have a comprehensive technical awareness of possible regulatory issues that I can use in the future. And if that were not enough, you were able to do that on a very compressed time schedule, enabling me to submit my report a day before the deadline. All this and at the lowest price of all competitors contacted. Thanks for a job well done.” Energy & Environmental Manager - Maryneal, TX
“provided excellent results on numerous environmental projects and divestitures… highly experienced, cost effective, thoughtful and smart!.” Corporate Audit Manager - Minneapolis, MN
“Leadership, collaboration, focus and expertise… skill set of engaging and enrolling others towards a common goal and/or purpose…extremely well educated in the broad scope of the environmental field.” Facility Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Arden Hills, MN
“We have hired many different consultants and have seen a wide range in responsiveness, expertise and quality… but, Caltha always provides consistently high quality services.” Environmental Attorney - Washington DC

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Phase 2 Soil Vapor Testing For SBA Loan

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 2 Vapor Intrusion Testing To Meet SBA Lender Requirements 
Client: Prospective Buyer  
Location(s): Rochester, Minnesota Area

Key Elements: Phase 2 Site investigation, Soil Vapor IntrusionTier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment, ASTM E2600-10

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment for this commercial property located in a historic downtown district of a southern Minnesota city. Phase 2 was conducted to meet the requirements of the Bank and the Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan Program. The Phase 1 ESA on the property determined that several potential soil vapor intrusion sources were located on and near the site. The Phase 2 collected subslab soil vapor samples to determine if vapor encroachment was a significant risk that could affect the future use of the property. The testing was conducted in accordance with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)  "Vapor Intrusion Assessments Performed During Site Investigations. Guidance Document 4-01a.

The Phase 1 environmental also included a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment conducted in accordance with ASTM Standard E2600-10. Numerous current and historic vapor sources were identified in the area. The screening assessment determined which, if any, could be a potential soil vapor encroachment risk for the property being assessed.  

 Canister Used For Subslab Soil Vapor Testing To Evaluation Soil Vapor Encroachment potential
Canister Used For Subslab Soil Vapor Sampling


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Oshkosh, WI Area Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase I Environmental Assessment 
Client: Food Sector Industry 
Location(s): Oshkosh, Wisconsin Area

Key Elements: Phase 1 environmental site assessment, ASTM 1527, soil vapor intrusion risk screening

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a pre-acquisition environmental assessment for an industrial property located near Oshkosh. The property had a long history of industrial uses covering a range of industrial processes and chemical use. Records of underground storage tank removals conducted for prior Owners also had to be acquired and reviewed. Based on the Phase 1 ESA results, no significant issues were identified and the property sale was completed on schedule.

  Large Floor Drain And flammable waste trap
Large Floor Trench And Oil-Water Separator


Phase 1 environmental inspections, environmental site assessment, phase 2 testing, site cleanup 
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Environmental Site Assessment In Minnesota Historic District

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Phase 1 ESA To Meet SBA Lender Requirement
Client: Prospective Buyer 
Location(s): Minnesota

Key Elements: Phase 1 environmental assessment, Tier 1 Soil Vapor Intrusion Screening

Overview: Caltha LLP conducted a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for this commercial property located in a historic district in southern Minnesota. A Phase 1 assessment was conducted to meet the requirements of a prospective Lender and the Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan guarantee program.  The building in the property was constructed in 1884 and had a long history of commercial uses which had to be evaluated to determine if SBA "environmentally sensitive uses" of the property had occurred in the past. Caltha conducted a Tier I Vapor Encroachment Screening Assessment in accordance with ASTM Standard E2600-10 in which numerous potential vapor sources were screened to determine if they presented a risk for soil vapor encroachment at the Subject Property. Caltha issued a Reliance Letter to the Bank and SBA for the assessment.

  Spills and Leaks on floor In Former Oil storage Tank area
Spills and Leaks In Former Oil Tank Room



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  Phase 1 environmental inspections, environmental site assessment, phase 2 testing, site cleanup 
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