An Overview of Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene also referred to as occupational hygiene, is defined as anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling health hazards in the workplace. The OSHA Act of 1970 set mandatory occupational safety and health requirements to protect employees from workplace hazards. What steps should an employer take to comply with OSHA? Every [...]

By |2022-08-18T08:37:18-04:00August 17, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Environmental Considerations with Land Use Redevelopment

The range of land use in the United States is extensive, varying from agricultural land use to heavy industrial use. Not only do environmental considerations arise when redeveloping a Brownfields site, they must also be taken into account in nearly all redevelopment scenarios whether it is agricultural to residential or [...]

By |2022-08-25T14:07:38-04:00April 29, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

#LookbackFriday: Environmental Edition

Several of the most popular social media trends to recently sweep social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all have a common theme – looking back at the past and comparing it to today. Challenges like “10 Year Challenge!” “How it Went…How It’s Going” or “#LookbackFriday” are interesting to [...]

By |2022-01-31T10:43:31-05:00January 31, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Key Annual RCRA Notifications for SQG and VSQG’s

Two agency notifications may be required for Small Quantity Generators (SQG’s) and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG’s).  VSQG’s were formerly known as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG’s).   The 2016 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule requires SQG’s to re-notify the US EPA or state agency concerning their hazardous waste activities.  [...]

By |2021-04-15T16:51:54-04:00April 15, 2021|Due Diligence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do I Really Need An Asbestos Survey, Even If The Property Was Constructed After 1980?

As a seasoned asbestos inspector, this must be the number one misconception that most of my clients have about whether or not they need an asbestos survey. For some reason the conversation always ends up going a little something like this: Client: “Yeah business is really good and we are [...]

By |2021-02-12T08:25:47-05:00December 11, 2020|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Phase I Portfolio for Renewable Energy Developer

August Mack was retained to develop an environmental due diligence program for a national developer of renewable energy at multiple sites in the state of New York. In most multi-site portfolios, all sites are bundled under the same contract, allowing the client to realize cost-savings by combining multiple site inspections [...]

By |2022-03-25T14:58:14-04:00August 13, 2020|Due Diligence, Projects|0 Comments

Mold Remediation Project For Historic Commercial Properties

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 [...]

By |2020-08-14T07:45:22-04:00August 5, 2020|Due Diligence, Projects|0 Comments

Exceptions to Michigan’s Environmental Liability Protection Program and Michigan’s Due Care Obligations

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, [...]

By |2020-08-11T13:32:44-04:00July 27, 2020|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Services

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.

Five Railyard Portfolio

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 [...]

By |2020-08-11T15:39:37-04:00May 21, 2020|Due Diligence, Projects|0 Comments
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