ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT AND INVESTIGATION

MILCO assesses the environmental conditions of individual sites for our clients, which assists with regulations and protects landowners. Our team is experienced in conducting assessments and investigations, some of which are summarized below:

  • ASTM E 1527-13 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • ASTM E 1903-11 Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Property Transaction Screen Analyses
  • Asbestos Inspections
  • HUD Environmental Reviews
  • NEPA Assessments
  • SBA Loan Assessments
  • Limited Site Investigation
  • Vapor Intrusion Assessments
  • NG&P and USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species Reviews

Our clients often utilize funding sources to help with project development. MILCO is familiar with regulatory programs and has completed Environmental Reviews as part of the due diligence required by the review process for federal, state, and local environmental standards. MILCO understands the extent of review varies depending on individual site conditions, and we tailor our approach for compliance with every project.

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Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

In conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) we determine if the past and present uses of a property and adjacent properties could impact the property’s environmental integrity. If conditions identified during an assessment require additional testing, MILCO develops an ASTM E 1903-11 Phase II ESA to determine if the property has been impacted. Access to mobile Geoprobes with on-site laboratory capabilities, drill rigs, vapor analyzers, and geophysical equipment allows our team to conduct these assessments efficiently and effectively.

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Asbestos Inspections

Myth: Buildings constructed after 1980 do not contain asbestos and are therefore not subject to asbestos inspection and sampling.

Truth: There is a risk for asbestos exposure anytime a building is renovated or demolished.

If a client does not account for the proper identification and removal of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM), steep fines and project delays can result. MILCO provides asbestos consulting services to help clients determine the potential for ACM prior to renovations and/or demolition of a property. These services reduce the impact on building tenants and the environment, while also limiting the risk for building owners.

Our team of professionals is familiar with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Asbestos National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (Asbestos NESHAP) [40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 61, Subpart M]. Our licensed inspector and management planner can inspect your building for asbestos and give you additional information on how to proceed depending on the results.

If a building is slated for renovation or demolition and the possibility of encountering ACM needs to be determined, we can help. Once the asbestos is removed, we can perform a visual clearance inspection to deem the building asbestos free and ready for future use.

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Brownfields and Site Redevelopment

Brownfields are often believed or known to be impacted by the presence or likely presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. These sites are typically located in older portions of a community on vacant, under-utilized industrial or commercial property – railroad facilities, salvage yards, dry cleaners, landfills, active and old gas stations, service stations, etc. Clients and communities are often left wondering how to utilize these properties.

MILCO’s team is well versed in the assessment and proposed redevelopment of these properties along with the required environmental remediation technologies. Our site redevelopment understanding includes:

  • Grant Writing, including Management and Reporting
  • Community Involvement Plan Development, Outreach and Engagements
  • Quality Assurance Project Plans
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives
  • Institutional Controls
  • Property Acquisition Negotiation and Transaction Support

Our understanding of site redevelopment benefits local communities and private developers who want to utilize blighted or stigmatized property to help communities grow.

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NEPA

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires federal agencies to incorporate environmental values into determining potential environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives for an impending project.

MILCO prepares comprehensive environmental documents to describe the purpose and need of a project, the potential effect on the environment, the environmental consequences associated with a proposed action, and alternative actions when necessary. These documents, listed below, follow the NEPA implementation regulations and policies of various participating agencies.

  • Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determinations
  • Environmental Baseline Surveys
  • Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Biological Assessments (BA)
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
  • Records of Decision (ROD)

We work with our clients to develop strategies and gain support through agency consultations and public participation efforts.

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Wetland Delineations

MILCO provides a wide range of wetland services, starting with an initial wetland assessment to determine if wetlands exist at a site, conducting wetland delineations to define the boundaries of the identified wetlands and Waters of the United States, and preparing and submitting permit applications to the appropriate governing agencies such as Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE, formerly NDEQ), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). An accurate assessment of environmentally sensitive areas is critical to a project’s success. Whether you are considering a new development or modifications to an existing property in an area where wetlands may exist, early determination of the presence of wetlands and Waters of the United States can help you achieve your project goals within budget and with less permitting stress.

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MILCO Environmental Services, Inc.

1111 Central Avenue  |  Kearney, NE 68847  |  308.237.5923  |  Fax 308.234.1146  |  [email protected]

 

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