Stormwater BMP Management/Inspections

Managed EPA state mandated inspections throughout the U.S. for Rite Aid as well as self-performed BMP inspections on sites in Michigan and Ohio. BMP’s varied from swales to underground vault systems.

Stream Delineation and Relocation

Completed and submitted permit applications with the ACOE (Section 404) and OEPA (Section 401) for the relocation of Chapman Run (a perennial stream) at the Cambridge Municipal Airport in Cambridge, Ohio. Purpose of the stream relocation was to remove the existing length of stream from the FAA’s “runway safety free zone”. Work was completed and…

Wetland/Stream Delineations and Scoring

Due to historical flooding along the Blanchard River running through Findlay and Ottawa, Ohio a study (in cooperation with the two cities and the ACOE) was begun in 2009 to determine potential flood mitigation routes. Working with Van Horn, Hoover and Associates, Inc (Engineering and Surveying) delineation of approximately one hundred wetlands and thirty-eight streams…

Acquisition Due Diligence Marine Products Manufacturing Facility

MD&E completed environmental due diligence associated with the acquisition of a marine products manufacturing facility in northern Michigan. MD&E evaluated waste management practices and potential environmental impacts associated with a variety of aluminum machining and press operations.

Brownfield Redevelopment of Former Metal Finishing and Annealing Facility

MD&E is leading the closure of a 100-year old manufacturing facility in northwestern Ohio for a multi-national chemical company. The effort has entailed the detailed characterization of a facility that performed heat treatment of metal components for the automobile industry over much of its history. Currently, work performed by MD&E is focused on the removal…

Delisting of Industrial Facility

MD&E assisted a mid-Michigan manufacturing concern by developing a strategy and petition to remove their facility from the State of Michigan list of hazardous waste sites. Issues included verification of former wastewater managment practices and potential impacts on sensitive ecological receptors, including stream and wetland environments. The strategy was succesfully implemented, resulting in the complete…

Numerical Modeling of Environmental Processes

MD&E developed a series of regional- and local-scale models to simulate hydrodynamics within shallow (near surface) sediments in the northeast quadrant of the Great Salt Lake basin. The purpose of the modeling efforts is to evaluate a variety of natural and anthropogenic factors controlling groundwater flow and contaminant transport patterns at a chemical plant in…

Remedial Investigation/ Engineering Feasibility Study

MD&E is managing a multi-task study of the distribution of heavy metals and synthetic organic compounds in soil and groundwater reportedly associated with leachate from a 50-acre closed landfill. The subject landfill contains coal combustion by-products (CCBs), including fly ash, bottom ash and boiler slag from electric power generation facilities in central Michigan. Approximately 450,000…

Compliance Assistance – Multiple Facilities Nationwide

MD&E is coordinating the transition of permits for and certification of compliance at multiple printing operations distributed across the continental US. Permit compliance issues include Title V CAAPP Program Annual Emissions Reporting, pressure vessel integrity, and regulated waste management and tracking under RCRA and various state hazardous waste management programs.

Storage Tank Closures – Former Metals Fabrication/Finishing Plant

MD&E is coordinating the assessment and closure of five underground storage tanks at a vacant manufacturing facility in northwest Ohio. Tier I and II Closure Assessments are being conducted at the site pursuant to the requirements of the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation (BUSTR). The target UST systems are suspected to be over 50…