The Lake Villa Illinois School District purchased a property back in 2000. The site is a former gasoline station that had three underground storage tanks (UST) removed in 2009. A release was declared during removal of the USTs because of corrosion and overfilling. Early Action and Stage I Investigations took place from June to September

A3 Environmental Consultant’s client is the owner of several gas stations. One of these gas stations, located in Alsip, Illinois, experienced a LUST incident (IEMA Incident #20150675, IEPA LPC #0310035069) in 2015. Following the release, approved Stage 1 and Stage 2 investigations were undertaken from 2016 to 2019. However, shortly after submission of the Stage

The site is a Federal Correctional Institution. A3 Environmental Consultants performed a UST Environmental Project at a facility located at 2600 South Second Street in Pekin, Illinois (the ‘Site’). On June 14-15, 2021, Earth Services, contracted by Greenwave Consultants (Greenwave) of Springfield, IL removed one (1) 1,000- gallon used oil Underground Storage Tank (UST), one

. . . . . . . . . . When it comes to environmental consulting, typically the laboratories and environmental scientists get all the glory. Labs prove definitively what’s in the soil. But what do you do if you can’t do lab work because there’s nothing there to test? Gather ’round the children and

The Sangamo Electric Dump/Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (the Refuge) is located five miles west of Marion in Williamson County, Illinois. The Refuge includes about 43,500 acres of land. The area is a wildlife refuge and is also in use for recreation, agriculture, and industrial purposes. Prior to and during World War II, the U.S.

A client with 65 years history providing heavy construction equipment rental from 109 facilities located across all 50 states contacted A3 Environmental Consultants seeking help with their purchase of a 24 acre industrial site. They had historic a Phase I ESA and a Phase II ESA showing contamination on the site indicative of heavy automotive

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is the third largest school district in the United States and is entrusted with educating the children of Chicago Illinois. With a total of 658 schools servicing over 400,000 students, CPS aims to provide a safe, healthy learning environment for its students and staff. In order to maintain such an environment

Busey Bank is headquartered in Champaign Illinois and has lending operations across the midwest and Florida. With a history dating back to 1868, Busey Bank currently has 1400 employees serving 47 locations and is a major business lender in their three state footprint. Due Diligence Figures A3E CADD Services provides due diligence figure packages for

Sinnissippi Park is a jewel of the Rockford Park District in Rockford Illinois. It consists of a golf course, park, and wooded area on the bluff overlooking the Rock River. With a band shell for summer concerts and picnic areas this public park is beloved by all. Its topographic relief and elevation has helped to create deep ravines which

A Chicagoland environmental company performed a Phase I ESA as part of a refinancing program for an apartment complex in Chicago Illinois. In the process they identified two underground storage tanks (UST) which were used to serve fuel oil to the HVAC system in years past. A3E works hard to have friendly relationships with fellow

In 2017 Wendler Engineering Services contacted A3 Environmental Consultants requesting to have their Site Remediation Project (SRP) site closed out so they could sell the property. The site was located in downtown DeKalb, Illinois and was the former location of Sawyer Auto Service Center. They had purchased it during the real estate market crash in

In 2019 A3 Environmental Consultants won their first of two consecutive bids for routine groundwater sampling at the Thornton Quarry, in Thornton Illinois for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC). The MWRD is responsible for all the water runoff and storm sewer outflow for their management area. They built an enormous public

Oxford Bank & Trust refinanced a large strip mall in Mundelein Illinois for a closely held real estate company. During the Phase I ESA a dry cleaning facility which was still an active tenant at the strip mall was suspected to have leaked chlorinated solvents, including tetrachloroethylene or PCE. A Phase II ESA was performed

CBRE is a worldwide real estate services company headquartered in Dallas Texas with satellite offices in Oakbrook Illinois. CBRE is in the business of property management, sales and due diligence for property transactions. As such they employ many professionals who work hard to illuminate risks being taking by buyers and sellers of commercial real estate.

A3 Environmental Consultants received a phone call from a landlord and current owner of a warehouse industrial facility. He was very interested in marketing the property for sale and was hamstrung by a Phase I ESA he had purchased where the consultant had identified two Recognized Environmental Conditions (REC) he personally disagreed with. A3E performed

A steel fabrication business that has been in business for over 100 years contracted A3 Environmental Consultants to perform a Phase I ESA on a vacant steel fabrication plant that the business was looking to acquire located in Hammond Indiana. The findings of the Phase I ESA warranted a Phase II ESA on the property. Phase I ESA The vacant site had a long history of

Essential Utilities is a utility company that has stakes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia The company provides drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure and services. Aqua America is Essential Utilities water services arm. Aqua America called A3E OES which is a joint venture between A3 Environmental Consultants and

In November of 2021, Integrity Investment Funds (IIF), RFO Holdings, LLC, contacted A3 Environmental (A3E) to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at an industrial property located in Rantoul, Illinois (Subject Property). IIF indicated the property was to go to auction in the Spring of 2022 and A3E set out to ensure that

A3E CADD Services provide complete figure sets for all clients requiring UST removal and excavation sampling. When we identify tanks in the ground that have been damaged or forgotten, action needs to be taken the ensure the safety of the public for the generations to come. Part of this process is to convey to the

Public utility provider(s) in Northern Illinois rely on A3 Environmental Consultants to manage their Underground Storage Tank (UST) removal and closures. In addition, A3E provides UST Compliance Audits to keep our clients on the right side of the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Our clients work hard to avoid regulatory compliance issues involved

In 2018, A3 Environmental Consultants was contracted to review a Phase I ESA which was completed twenty years earlier. The Phase I ESA identified the property as a former gas station. At the time of the Phase I ESA, several soil borings were advanced to determine if the former gas station adversely impacted the property.

Public utility provider(s) in Northern Illinois rely on A3 Environmental Consultants (A3E) to track waste streams, both hazardous and non-hazardous in their systems. A3E performs sample collection and analytical data reviews to determine the correct method for disposal of the material, which includes incineration, grouting in place, or final disposal at a Subtitle D landfill.

Public utility provider(s) in Northern Illinois rely on A3 Environmental Consultants to track waste streams, both hazardous and non- hazardous in their systems. A3E performs sample collection, analytical data reviews to determine the correct method for disposal of the material which includes incineration, grouting in place or final disposal at a Subtitle D landfill. The

Chaffee Housing Trust is a non-profit low income housing developer in Colorado. They called A3E to provide a Phase I ESA and all the details to be compliant with the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements for Environmental Justice. Known as 24 CFR Part 58 these environmental review procedures are part of the grant process

Hancock Engineering contacted A3 Environmental Consultants for four Preliminary Environmental Site Assessment (PESA) for a sewer improvement project in the City of Maywood, Illinois. Maywood was interested in starting sewer repair and replacement across several corridors of land and needed a PESA to protect worker health and safety as well as for soil management planning

City of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) builds and renovates playgrounds, athletic fields, facilities, parking lots and ADA compliance every year. By way of these facility improvement projects, CPS contracts with a host of subcontractors such as construction companies and engineering firms to dispose of soils generated during excavation on the projects. The City of Chicago,

In a former bus repair facility and former Bowman Dairy our client was looking to relocate his decorative stone business. A3E was contracted by the W. R. Weiss Company to perform a Phase I ESA prior to their acquisition. A3E performed the assessment in conformance with the scope and limitations of The American Society for

In October 2017, A3E was contracted to remove a 1,000-gallon fuel oil UST from an apartment building in Evanston, IL. A release was identified and reported to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. 20-Day/45-Day Reports A3E submitted the required 20-day and 45-day Reports to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). Early action activities included the removal

In 2020, A3E was contracted to complete a Phase I ESA on a vacated auto repair facility and restaurant in the City of Chicago. A3E performed the assessment in conformance with the scope and limitations of The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Touchmark National Bank is a Small Business Administration (SBA) lender and, notably a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) lender. A3 Environmental Consultants was contracted to perform a USDA Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for the city of Charlotte Amalie, on the Island of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The USDA

World Business Lenders is a New York based small business lender with over 100 employees. With a motto “We Lend. You Grow” A3 Environmental Consultants has been a partner to their lending operations for three years. We received a special request from our lending partner to perform a RUSH Phase I ESA on an industrial

A3 Environmental Consultants is an environmental consultant providing Clean Construction Demolition Debris (CCDD) services which is a less expensive alternative for disposing of soil from construction projects. We wrote extensively about how to understand Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regulations in this article: Understanding CCDD, A Guide for Regular People. The following paragraphs are project