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Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)
APEC conducts ESAs using the ASTM Standard E-1527-13: (Standard Practice of Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process) to assist our clients in due diligence assessments of property transactions or development projects necessary for the “innocent landowner” defense under CERCLA.
Our Phase II ESAs are conducted using the ASTM Standard E-1903-11: (Environmental Site Assessments: Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process) after Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) are identified from the Phase I ESA.
Asbestos Inspection & Mitigation
APEC’s staff is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accredited/licensed.
APEC conducts Subsurface Investigations for facilities and properties to determine if contamination from chemicals or otherhazardous substances derived from petroleum products, landfills, hazardous materials storage facilities, dry cleaners, and industrial facilities have been spilled or released onto the property. As part of the investigation, the horizontal and vertical extents, and levels of contamination are determined to assist the owner/buyer on the next steps for remediation. These investigations have involved drilling thousands of borings and the installation of groundwater monitoring wells in both unconsolidated material and bedrock. Other services included with our subsurface investigations also involve:
⦁ Bedrock Evaluations
⦁ Contaminant Fate & Transport Evaluations Risk Assessments
⦁ Geophysical Surveys
⦁ Aquifer Testing
⦁ Sub-Slab Vapor & Indoor Air Intrusion Evaluation & Mitigation
Brownfields Site Assessments & Redevelopment Plans
An environmentally distressed property or “Brownfield” is a problem for the entire community. By utilizing a “recycling” approach to redeveloping Brownfields, APEC can identify redevelopment opportunities where viable buildings and infrastructure are already present. Redevelopment of Brownfields properties in this way quickly benefits communities by rejuvenating vacant buildings, increasing the tax base and reducing blight.
APEC provides a turnkey approach to Brownfield Redevelopment. In addition to providing services for State and Federal grant application processing and management, the team addresses potential regulatory compliance issues, environmental assessment requirements, and project specific remediation and closure guidance.
Insurance Cost Recovery
Underground Storage Tank (UST) Closure & Reporting
APEC provides turnkey operations for Underground Storage Tank (UST) and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) removal and closure services. Our staff have managed and conducted UST removals for a variety of industrial and public sector clients. UST removal projects involve removing tanks, conducting interim remedial activities, and submitting UST closure reports to regulatory agencies.
Our UST closure services include in-house state certified personnel for excavation, tank interior cleaning, and tank removal.
Natural Resource Assessments
Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
Corrective Action & Remedial Work Plans
APEC prepares Corrective Action Plans (CAP) and Remedial Work Plans (RWP) based on site investigation data, physical characteristics of the contaminants and the evaluation of the potential migration and breakdown capabilities of the contaminants. The CAP/RWP includes the assessment of the toxicological affects upon the human health and the environment, and includes an evaluation of available remediation options and their cost-effectiveness that would be suitable for the subject property.
⦁ Multi-Phase Extraction
⦁ In Situ Chemical Reduction
⦁ Soil Vapor Extraction / Air Sparging
⦁ Natural Attenuation
⦁ Source Excavation and Disposal
⦁ Solvent Extraction
⦁ Ex-Situ & In-Situ Thermal Treatment
⦁ Permeable Reactive Barriers
Hazardous Material Spill Cleanup Management & Reporting
APEC understands environmental regulations and noncompliance issues, and has helped our clients with agency determined penalties for different types of legal proceedings and agreed orders. Our staff is prepared to provide expert witnesses in the fields of geology, contaminant evaluation, and engineering to provide expert testimony when needed.
NPDES Construction & Discharge Permitting, Sampling & Management
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
APEC conducts several types of work on INDOT highway and bridge projects and we are registered in the INDOT Prequalification Listing under the following Work Types:
5.2 NEPA – Environmental Document Preparation – CE (Categorical Exclusion)
5.12 Karst Studies
5.13 ESA Screening and Phase I ESA
5.14 Phase II ESA and Further Site Investigation/Corrective Action
7.1 Geotechnical Engineering Services
13.1 Construction Inspection