A brownfield property is real estate that has redevelopment obstacles due to real or perceived environmental issues. Roberts has experience investigating and closing brownfield sites. These activities have included Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, soil, ground water, and vapor intrusion investigations, remediation, risk assessment, and ground water monitoring. These studies evaluated potential contaminant exposure concerns based on the specific end-use of the property (i.e., residential, recreational, or commercial/industrial). Typically, the ultimate goal of a brownfield project is to obtain a “Comfort Letter”, “Site Status Letter”, or “Comfort Closure Letter” from the appropriate agency to limit environmental liabilities associated with redevelopment. The purpose of the various agency letters is to allow the redevelopment of distressed property while protecting human health and the environment.
Our experience with brownfields has been obtained through both direct hire opportunities and through teaming opportunities with other consulting firms that have tasked Roberts with managing and completing field activities. We believe that it is important to note that, with the exception of the funding source and grant administration duties, brownfield activities are very similar to private-sector assessment, investigation, and remediation projects.
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
- Soil, Ground Water, & Vapor Investigations
- Comfort Letters for bona fide prospective purchasers (“BFPPs”) and Site Status Letters
- UST Removals & Closures
- Regulatory Agency Interaction
- Ground Water Monitoring Programs
- Risk Assessments
- Long Term Closure Plans
- Closures Utilizing IDEM’s Remediation Closure Guide (“RCG”)