Former Battery Disposal Facility

W&M assisted potentially responsible parties (PRP) in the closure of former battery disposal facility in Palmer, Texas. This site contained approximately 20,000 cubic yards of battery casing chips and other battery related waste materials. W&M conducted field investigations to delineate the environmental impacts, developed a site closure acceptable to the TCEQ, prepared plans and specifications to implement closure plan, assisted with selection of remediation contractor, and performed confirmation sampling and regulatory coordination. The remediation plan consisted of a RCRA-type solid waste management unit (SWMU) consolidating on-site waste materials and impacted soils. The SWMU was capped using on-site clay and the site was issued a VCP Final Certificate of Completion. W&M significantly reduces site closure costs by keeping the wastes on site (no off-site disposal) and utilizing Tier II calculations to minimize on-site excavation volumes.

Deal Making Strategies for Contaminated Real Estate in Texas

Michael Whitehead, CEO of W&M Environmental, is hosting a free lunchtime webinar, “Deal Making Strategies for Contaminated Real Estate in Texas” on June 25th at 11:30.  Whether buying, selling or lending, this informative webinar can help you understand environmental due diligence and solutions for contaminated properties. The webinar will address the Phase I/II ESA process, Texas regulatory programs, and remediation/closure strategies (along with related costs).  The webinar will include an overview of Texas regulatory programs such as the Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank (LPST) program, Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP), Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), and Municipal Setting Designation (MSD).

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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