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

Architects are interested in designing beautiful buildings. Engineers are interested in making sure the architect’s beautiful buildings will remain standing. Contractors execute the plants created by the architects and engineers. So far, I haven’t told you anything new. Bear with me, we’re just getting started. Table Of Contents Environmental Due Diligence Developing Contaminated Property Soil

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

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

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

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 (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.

If you’re interested in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) issues of Illinois, you should start by reading the following. Leaking Underground Tanks: How Big of a Problem Is It? I’m going to start by wrecking the surprise, I have no idea if the problem with the LUST fund has anything to do with the

If you’re interested in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) issues of Illinois, you should start by reading the following. Leaking Underground Tanks: How Big of a Problem Is It? I’m in business development for a small but growing environmental consulting company. A3 Environmental Consultants is located in Lisle, Illinois. We’ve been in business for

If you’re interested in the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) issues of Illinois, you should start by reading the following. Leaking Underground Tanks: How Big of a Problem Is It? This episode is about the funding of the LUST Trust Fund or LUST insurance fund if you prefer. I know everyone hates reading budgets and

This post is a continuing examination of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) program. In it, I seek to answer the question; “If IEPA is concerned about open LUST incidents, why do 38 year old open LUST incidents exist?” If you didn’t come here with any context, you should start

I’ve been thinking about collecting what I’ve learned about the Illinois Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) incidents through the eyes of business development. I have a fresh set of eyes. I’ve never called on LUST projects before and I’m learning new things every day. Bad Juju I’ve only heard bad things about the LUST program

There are currently over five thousand open incidents recorded in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) database. These open incidents reflect Illinois as being in the three worst states in the union for known leaking tanks. There are many reasons for this as I will explain in a moment, but

You’ve received a letter from us telling you your facility is in the “Red Tag” database at the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). You may be on this list for several reasons. The most common are because you have a tank that failed its tank tightness test. Other popular reasons to be in

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

You own a commercial property that currently has, or previously has had a leaking underground storage tank (LUST). Something about your situation is changing. Maybe you’re selling it, maybe your refinancing or maybe you just got a “nastygram” from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) telling you you needed to address your open incident. You

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) shows that your property has a Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) with an open incident. The state is stepping up enforcement and A3 Environmental Consultants would like to help you close this problem out. Finding Your Leaking Underground Storage Tank in the IEPA Database. Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Online

You recently had a “New Release” for your Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) opened a database record on your incident. This happens when the Office of the State Fire Marshal calls in what’s known as a “release” of petroleum. Finding Your Leaking Underground Storage Tank in the IEPA

You received a letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) recently and from A3 Environmental Consultants regarding an open Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) issue associated with your property. IEPA is stepping up enforcement for issues like these. We’d like show you your database record and how to read it, then pitch possible solutions

It may come as a surprise, but you are listed on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) database as the responsible party for a tank that leaked. You received a letter from the IEPA or maybe from A3 Environmental Consultants and now you’d like to know what’s going on and

You may have received a letter from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) or from A3 Environmental Consultants saying “NFR Not Recorded”. It means you never recorded the “No Further Remediation” (NFR) letter for a leaking underground storage tank that was on your property in the past. Most people’s reaction is shock mixed with a

The following is a guide for regular people regarding CCDD – which stands for Clean Construction Demolition Debris. In this primer, we’re going to take a beat to cover background information you’ll need to keep in mind while reading. I’m making the assumption that you, the reader, is not an engineer or environmental consultant but is in an industry that is touched by these regulations.