The Guardian Building
500 Griswold Street, Suite 1650
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(877) 963-8870

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Air Quality Services

bullet We reviewed maintenance and repair projects at a municipal power plant to determine whether any of the projects, individually or combined, would trigger a new source review permit modification and made recommendations to minimize the risk of future permit concerns.

bullet We helped a wastewater treatment plant with their sewage sludge incinerator dispersion modeling and permit application for their Clean Water Act permit.

bullet We toured and evaluated all air emission sources at several Michigan National Guard facilities for air permit status assessment.

Environmental Management Services

bullet File-Logic™, the environmental and/or safety filing system used as a structured method to organize, store and retrieve valuable documents and information.

bullet Operations reviews were performed to measure the effectiveness of a municipality's safety management system.

bullet We were selected as a consultant to implement the Kalamazoo County Facility Evaluation Program and the Battle Creek Facility Risk Evaluation Program. These programs involve conducting reviews of facilities in terms of pollution prevention methods and environmental management systems as part of the municipality's wellhead protection strategy. The work product is confidential between the customer and us.


Environmental Services

bullet We worked with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to perform groundwater modeling in the Milford area to determine whether changes should be made to the pump and treat system protecting the water quality for the City of Milford water supply.

bullet This project involved developing an initial strategy to perform BEAs at a site planned for revitalization of an area of Mexicantown in Detroit. The site will be developed as a Welcome Center generating commercial and tourist jobs. The site involves residential, commercial, vacant, and industrial properties. The site covers approximately 31 acres and consists of 180 lots. Areas of contaminated property exist at the site. Contamination includes fill material (lead), petroleum hydrocarbons, underground storage tank issues. HANDS utilized Phase I and Phase II data generated by the DEQ and its contractor for this project. HANDS worked with the DEQ and City of Detroit, on this project for MCDC. Close coordination of the project was necessary to ensure that all parties were in agreement with the proposed strategy.

bullet We conduct thorough Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments and Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs) for real estate transfers and due diligence. Our approach and product provides a high level of liability protection for new owner’s environmental remediation management for brownfield development projects.

bullet We perform Underground storage tank removal management.

bullet We were deeply involved with the Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision Project resident survey on environmental impacts at community level, funded by US EPA.

Safety Services

bullet We conducted Confined Space training for municipal workers. This critical aspect of Safety training reduces the risk of accidents and injuries for the workforce.
 

For more information, contact  our Governmental Sector Manager,
Mr. Charles Barker