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  • Published On: August 5, 2020

    August Mack has had a 17-year relationship with a full-service real estate investment company who owns and/or manages over 20 million square feet of industrial, office and mixed-use properties across the U.S. For this project, the client partnered with an Indianapolis-based real estate development company to purchase a mostly historic […]

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  • Published On: July 27, 2020

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed the flammable liquids standard to provide guidance on identifying, storing, and managing these materials. In 2012, OSHA revised the flammable liquids standard to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). This revision changed the standard from “Flammable and Combustible Liquids” to “Flammable Liquids” […]

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  • Published On: July 27, 2020

    It is well known to the purchasers/lessors of real estate within Michigan that there is a protocol that was established in 1995 by the former Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), known as the Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) that provides environmental liability protection to new owners/occupants of contaminated land.  However, […]

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  • Published On: July 27, 2020

    Vapor Intrusion (“VI”), or the migration of contaminant vapors from soil and groundwater into overlying structures, has been a significant topic in the environmental world for over 20 years.  Common contaminants associated with VI are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include gasoline constituents, such as benzene, and industrial degreasing and […]

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  • Published On: July 27, 2020

    Environmental noncompliance happens.  Although each issue calls for its own type of response, there are best practices to promptly and effectively respond.  As a first step pause, carefully evaluate the compliance obligation, and consider the timing of any noncompliance and deadline.  For example, did you miss an internal deadline, like […]

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  • Published On: July 27, 2020

    In my eighteen (18) years as consultant, I’ve seen a lot of oversight of environmental regulations (regs) by a number of clients. Typically, these oversights are not due to negligence. Rather, I find, it’s purely a lack of awareness of the environmental regs that apply to their specific industry. If […]

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  • Published On: July 27, 2020

    The word “closure” has many meanings in the English language, including the more general – “a condition of being closed”, and the more ethereal – “an often comforting or satisfying sense of finality, or something that provides such a sense” (Merriam-Webster).  In the environmental world, closure can have a similar […]

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  • Published On: June 9, 2020

    August Mack began a working relationship with an Ohio-based glass manufacturing company providing environmental compliance support services. Initial projects involved the completion of air emission inventories and a ventilation survey at their main facility. August Mack was later retained to provide continued environmental compliance assistance by implementing our Compliance Assurance […]

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  • Published On: June 9, 2020

    August Mack was contracted to review the existing stormwater compliance management program at six scrap recycling centers and identify areas of improvement.    Following a review of each facility’s Notice of Intent, August Mack performed an inspection of each facility to determine if outfalls identified in past inspections continued to meet the regulatory definition of an outfall, as well as to locate any new […]

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  • Published On: June 2, 2020

    For the past 32 years, August Mack has strived to live up to our Corporate Mission of superior service to our customers and a strong commitment to our employees. The events of recent days have caused us to reassess our operating procedures to ensure that we are doing all we can to maintain this mission.

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  • Published On: June 2, 2020

    August Mack is prepared to support businesses dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. For over 30 years, we have handled new and emerging issues and become a valued partner to companies across the country. We understand that the current situation is constantly evolving and are ready to help our clients in all markets. We can support your company via minimizing risk in high volume areas, routine disinfection of facilities, and preparation for re-opening.

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  • Published On: May 21, 2020

    August Mack was retained by a Michigan-based short line railroad company to perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for five different railyards within the state. The purpose of this effort was to review each site’s history and evaluate the current conditions of each property in order to determine if […]

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