Due Diligence/Compliance Services Impact7G works with municipalities, government agencies, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies on a vast array of environmental projects. As an independent third party, Impact7G will help our clients avoid unnecessary risks and costs associated with environmental uncertainties. Environmental Services include, but are not limited to:
- Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
- Transactions Screens
- Asbestos & Lead Based Paint Inspections & Project Management
- Indoor Air Quality
- Underground Storage Tank (UST)/Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Services
- Annual EPA and Local Agency reporting
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
- Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
- Regulatory Permitting
- Hazard Communication Programs
- General Industry and Construction Industry Compliance Audits
Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is typically recommended and often required by lenders prior to purchasing commercial or industrial property. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E-1527-13 adheres to the EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Rule (40 CFR Part 312). As part of a Phase I ESA, the Environmental Professional completes an extensive review of historical documentation, regulatory databases, and additional research checking for potential environmental concerns that might have impacted the property. As part of the Phase II ESA, soil and groundwater samples are collected from the property to determine the presence of any contamination. These samples are submitted to a laboratory for analysis and the results are compared with either EPA Regional Levels or state specific standards.
The transaction screen is typically limited to a review of the regulatory databases and sometimes historical resources looking for potential environmental concerns. If potential concerns are identified, a full Phase I ESA is recommended.
Asbestos & Lead Based Paint Inspections & Project Management
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can become a health hazard when it is inhaled. Asbestos’ commercial value is as an insulating material and binding agent, and is often found in hundreds of building materials including pipe insulation, floor tile and caulking. Although asbestos use and production has decreased since 1980, products containing asbestos can still be purchased today. Impact7G offers inspection, sampling, and analysis services for asbestos.
Impact7G has a X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer to screen painted surfaces for lead-based paint. This tool provides instantaneous results without damaging building materials. A significant percentage of residential and commercial structures standing today are within the Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) target range of being constructed when lead-based paint was prevalent. This can present health risks for both habitants as well as contractors working with the building components.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can be impacted by a lot of various contaminants (mold, particulates, chemicals, etc.), most of which can have adverse health effects. Impact7G’s indoor air quality services range from mold spore sampling within a residence to employee chemical exposure monitoring in the workplace.
Underground Storage Tank (UST)/Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Services
Impact7G has three Certified Groundwater Professionals (CGPs) and a Licensed UST Remover on staff. Combined they have over 50 years’ experience in the UST and LUST field. We offer a multitude of services including UST Removal, Free Product Removal and Monitoring, Risk Based Corrective Action Assessments (Tier 1 Reports, Tier 2 Site Cleanup Reports, Site Monitoring Reports), and Corrective Action Design and Implementation.
Annual EPA and Local Agency reporting
Impact7G has experience helping Clients manage their reporting requirements for Minor Source Emission Inventories (MSEI), Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act (EPCRA) Hazardous Chemical Inventory, Tier I and Tier II, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
A SWPPP is often a requirement by a Construction General Permit to prevent stormwater pollution caused by surface water runoff. This plan will incorporate construction best practices, sediment and erosion controls, and other best management practices aimed at preventing pollution from your site.
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
The SPCC Rule is designed to prevent the discharge of oil or other petroleum products. If your facility stores more than 1,320 gallons of oil or petroleum products aboveground or more than 42,000 gallons of oil or petroleum products underground, you might be required to have a SPCC Plan.
Impact7G can help you apply and manage permit applications such as Minor Source Construction Air Permits or National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits.
Hazard Communication Programs
Hazards can come in many forms; chemical, physical, noise, etc. As part of compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), Impact7G can help identify those potential hazards within a facility and work with safety staff to develop a Hazard Communication Program. The program will consist of hazard classifications, labels, safety data sheets, and training.
General Industry and Construction Industry Compliance Audits
Whether it is OSHA or EPA, most workplaces fall within one of these jurisdictions and understanding their regulatory nuances can be overwhelming. Impact7G has helped many clients seek compliance by performing a “third party” audit and seeking potential sources of violations before they’re violations. An audit can be scaled to a single production line or an entire facility, a discrete overview or include interviewing employees, etc.