TCEQ Closes Out Two Projects For W&M

The IOP project is located in the Dallas area adjacent to a property that experienced a release from two 2,000 gallon underground storage tanks (USTs) in the 1980’s. Environmental investigations conducted at the Site and adjacent property identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater and light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL) on the Site.  According to the most recent Groundwater Sampling Report, the Site is still slightly impacted with gasoline range chemicals of concern (COCs) including toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes.  LNAPL was also measured in several of the on-Site monitoring wells.  Based on the review of the available files, there was no evidence that the Site caused or contributed to the contamination, and therefore was eligible for innocent owner/operator protection.  The TCEQ approved the IOP in the second quarter of 2017. The VCP project was for an Auto Services facility in a Dallas suburb. The Site was previously closed to
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Certificate of Completion for Manufacturing Client

A large manufacturing client of W&M's in central Houston, TX received a Certificate of Completion from the TCEQ for a portion of a 100 acre property. A response action was conducted in March of 2013, consisting of the excavation and removal of soils impacted with lead, copper and thallium. Excavated soils were taken off-site for recycling.

Confirmation samples collected from the various source areas demonstrated that impacted soils exceeding regulatory limits for Tl, Cu, and Pb were removed. Confirmation sampling verified that remaining in place soil concentrations were below Texas Risk Reduction Program Protective Concentration Levels. The removal action has been effective in removing impacted soil exceeding critical limits allowing the, once industrial property, to be developed for residential use.

VCP Closure – Retail Property Garland

W&M assisted a real estate developer with the evaluation, remediation, and closure of a property located in Garland that had been historically contaminated.  The Site had been a shopping center with a separate service station located on the front side of the property.  Contamination at the Site was associated with maintenance operations at the former service station along with several off-Site properties including a dry cleaner.  The Site was entered into the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) to address the chemicals of concern (COC) and subsequently re-develop the property. The property was completely razed to the ground and was being redeveloped for commercial retail businesses including a bank. The primary COCs were related to the former service station along with several off-Site sources.  The prompt remediation and closure from TCEQ were critical to the redevelopment process from the standpoint of the lender and the potential tenants who required that
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