Earth Consulting Group, Inc.

Earth Consulting Group, Inc.

Assessment & Remediation Services

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A developer wanted to purchase a three-acre parcel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia for mixed-use redevelopment. To obtain a Limitation of Liability (LOL) under the Brownfield’s program, the client hired EarthCon to prepare a Brownfield corrective action plan (CAP). Due to delays in the sales and financing negotiations, the property closing was moved towards the end of the approved CAP’s site assessment/remediation activities schedule.  This delay placed the project on a fast track schedule to have all assessment/remediation activities completed and obtain the Limitation of Liability (LOL) before scheduled construction activities could begin.

BUSINESS SOLUTION  Within 90 days EarthCon was able to complete the entire project from inception to receipt of the Brownfields limitation of liability letter. The GA EPD featured this project in their 2009 State of the Environment report.

The approved CAP included site-specific clean-up criteria which led to EarthCon being able to pin-point areas of the site requiring soil remediation, and expedite delineation and excavation.  To demonstrate that contaminated soils at depth were actually related to existing groundwater contamination, EarthCon prepared additional data submittals and met with Georgia EPD personnel to obtain same-day approval.  This agreement allowed deeper soils to remain in place resulting in significant cost savings and kept the project on schedule.  Further coordination took place between EarthCon and the client’s demolition contractor to conduct asbestos and TCLP testing of onsite materials and schedule assessment and remediation activities around ongoing demolition.  The compliance status report was prepared for submittal and agency approval was received within two weeks. 

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