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Projects Completed by Creekside Environmental Group

Environmental Compliance

Waste Stream Determination Update – Stimson Lumber Company, Multiple Facilities in Oregon & Idaho (Oct 2015 – Present)

Creekside was hired by SLC to review existing waste stream determinations and other associated documents and revise and update them to be consistent with current State agency hazardous waste rules and regulations. We are currently in the process of completing this project.


Comprehensive Environmental Compliance Audit – Fujimi Corp., Tualatin & Wilsonville, Oregon (April 2014 & 2015)

Creekside has been conducting multi-media environmental compliance audits for Fujimi’s two Oregon facilities for two years now and it’s resulted in very positive, compliant results with all applicable local, State and federal agency requirements.


Chemical Inventory Reporting (HSIS Survey) – Western Emulsions, Inc., White City, Oregon (May 2015)

Creekside worked with WEI’s environmental compliance manager and the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s office to accurately complete the 2015 hazardous substance information survey (HSIS). The work involved reviewing chemical inventory lists, Material Safety Data Sheets, OSFM’s forms and all of the sections in each form.


Environmental Compliance Planning & Auditing – A-dec, Inc., Newberg, Oregon (January – June 2015)

Creekside has been assisting A-dec for 12 years with preparation of SPCC plans, Storm Water Pollution Control Plans, compliance audits, USEPA Form R planning, Oregon State Fire Marshal planning, TSCA regulatory evaluations, air compliance work, Hazardous Waste Management reporting & recordkeeping, and Toxics Use Reduction & HW Reduction plans. We have worked successfully as a team in achieving A-dec’s goals for environmental responsibility.


Spill Prevention & Storm Water Planning & Reporting – Bimbo Bakery, Beaverton, Oregon (January 2014-April 2015)

Creekside prepared a new SPCC plan and Storm Water Pollution Control plan for one of the largest bakery operations in the US, and we’ve continued to assist Bimbo with additional work to enhance their operations and assist them in achieving their goals related to full environmental compliance with local, State & federal rules and regulations.


Preliminary Environmental Review – Confidential Wood Furniture Manufacturer, Grants Pass, Oregon (October 2014)

Creekside visited the subject site and completed a multi-media environmental compliance audit at a wood manufacturing facility in Grants Pass, Oregon. The audit covered interviews with key production staff, review of existing production and environmental operations including hazardous materials use, chemical inventory reporting, air quality permit files including the Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OR-OSHA) inspection reports, their Air Contaminant Discharge Permit application, material safety data sheets, an operation & maintenance plan, and emissions worksheets.


Air Pollution Control Discharge Permit Audit & Calculations for Potential to Emit — Rivergate Scrap Metal Recycling Facility, Portland, Oregon (August – October 2011)

Creekside was retained by RSM to conduct a comprehensive air quality audit and to determine compliance with current DEQ air pollution control rules. We were able to negotiate with DEQ and avoid point source stack testing in lieu of producing a well researched comparison study with other documented and permitted facilities with similar shredding equipment that produced similar air emissions. We also agreed to complete several DEQ Air Quality forms and a Land Use Compatibility Statement. The purpose for this project was to provide technical information for DEQ to show that our client (RSM) was in compliance and that their potential to emit was well within DEQ guidelines by using air emissions data from similar facilities with similar pollution generating and control equipment. To satisfy DEQ, Creekside provided technical data from similar air sources and we were able to prove (to DEQ) that RSM’s baghouse and Z-box cyclone could be omitted from future air quality monitoring and reporting.


Implementation of Zero Wastewater Discharge System – A-dec, Inc., Newberg, Oregon (January 2011-July 2012)

Our client decided to avoid obtaining a wastewater discharge permit under EPA’s Metal Finishing Category and hired Creekside to assist in the design, construction, permitting and budgeting for a zero wastewater discharge system at its Newberg, Oregon facility where they manufacture dental equipment (over 500 employees). Creekside’s scope of work involved coordinating with City of Newberg Source Control Supervisor, development and implementation of a work plan, identifying recycling machines that could reuse wastewater and evaporate other liquid wastes, and providing permitting support.


Comprehensive Environmental Compliance Audit – Trillium US, Inc., Clackamas, Oregon (June 2012)

Creekside successfully completed a multi-media environmental compliance audit at Trillium’s Clackamas, Oregon facility. The audit covered a full review of existing production and environmental operations and we provided valuable recommendations in several regulatory programs including hazardous materials use, chemical inventory reporting, hazardous waste stream determinations, air quality emissions, wastewater generation & discharge and storm water management.


Air Pollution Control Discharge Permit Audit & Source Testing – Adec Manufacturing Facility, Newberg, Oregon (February-Nov. 2010)

Creekside completed a comprehensive evaluation of the A-DEC, Inc. manufacturing processes and associated potential to emit air pollutants based on chemical use, production rates, and pollution control equipment for your Newberg, Oregon operations. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the A-dec operations for compliance with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP) rules. Based on our calculations, we determined that A-dec did not exceed 2,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission equivalents per year. We were also able to demonstrate that gasoline throughput at its onsite fuel station is always below 10,000 gallons per month. As a result, A-dec no longer needs a simple ACDP permit and no longer conducts onsite monitoring.


Environmental Compliance Program Development & Site Assessment – Chemical Tote Cleaning & Storage Operation (KPM), Vancouver, WA (2006-2010)

Project involved conducting full scale environmental compliance audit, preparation of several compliance plans (HASP, Personnel Training Program, Hazardous Waste Management Plan) for WA Dept. of Ecology; arranging for air monitoring, preparation of a formal work plan to conduct subsurface investigation, completion of comprehensive assessment of shallow soils and groundwater, preparation of several reports.


Environmental Compliance Audit – MRP Services, Inc., Portland, Oregon (February – April 2007)

Creekside conducted facility-wide audit, addressing stormwater and wastewater permitting compliance, materials management, spill prevention, housekeeping practices, and record-keeping. Creekside discovered where MRP’s deficiencies occurred (dating back to 2002), and executed appropriate plans to correct them. Created an in-house Compliance Schedule and Calendar, Housekeeping Schedule and Checklist, and created a full environmental record-keeping system for the facility. Also conducted records reviews and agency correspondence, submitted NPDES 1200Z Permit and Wastewater Treatment Permit renewal applications, and updated facility process charts.


Environmental Compliance Audit & Facility Investigation – Tosoh Quartz Facility, Portland, Oregon (April – June 2004)

Conducted the audit at a 1.5-acre quartz glassware manufacturing facility, in operation since 1974. Production, processes, hazardous waste and chemical management programs were successfully evaluated and audited by Creekside. The audit also included evaluation of air, wastewater, storm water compliance. Based on our audit findings, Creekside developed for this manufacturer a Personnel Training Plan, a RCRA Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Plan, a Toxic Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan, and Hazardous Waste Determinations Report.


Environmental Compliance Water Audit – Blount, Inc., Milwaukie, Oregon (February-April 2007).

Conducted an audit on all water systems at a 370,487 square feet saw chain, accessories (sprockets, bars, etc.) and other outdoor cutting implements manufacturing facility. The audit included evaluation of non-contact cooling water, industrial wastewater, storm water, domestic wastewater and UIC management issues. Based on audit findings, Creekside determined that the facility maintained a high level of sampling and monitoring practices and were in compliance with federal regulations and permits. Creekside assisted in implementing improved training and total quality management practices to ensure continued success at the facility.


Storm Water Pollution Control Plans (SWPCP) – Carlton Chain Saw, Milwaukie, Oregon (September-October 2008)

Creekside designed and helped implement the storm water pollution control plan for Carlton Chain Saw as required by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Stormwater Discharge Permit requirements. This involved a survey of the 11.12 acre subject facility to determine the potential impacts to storm water at the site. Additionally, best management practices were evaluated and implemented to prevent any potential of storm water pollution, specifically point source discharges from leaving the property.


Environmental Compliance Assistance – Oregon Sandblasting and Coating, Tualatin, Oregon (May 2009-Present)

Creekside has been hired by Oregon Sandblasting and Coating (OSCI) to help maintain compliance with local city, state and federal environmental laws. This includes updating the storm water pollution control plan (SWPCP) as necessary and filing the annual storm water report to DEQ, filing annual hazardous waste RCRA reports, maintaining compliance with air pollution permits and other related environmental issues.


Environmental Compliance Assistance – Heinz Corporation, Los Angeles, CA (2004-2007)

Conducted multiple environmental compliance audits for hazardous waste storage, waste water treatment, storm water and air discharge, and health and safety protocols at a 500,000 square feet food processing facility near Los Angeles, CA. The audits included evaluation of non-contact cooling water, industrial wastewater, storm water, domestic wastewater and hazardous waste and air permitting management issues. After providing onsite training and completing several environmental plans, permit and reports, Creekside assisted in bringing the facility into compliance with CA State and federal regulations and permits. Creekside assisted in implementing improved training and total quality management practices to ensure continued success.


Hazardous Materials & Asbestos Cleanup

Hazardous Materials Survey – Calpine-Hermiston Power, Hermiston, Oregon (March 2015)

Creekside conducted a comprehensive hazardous materials survey which included sampling and identification of materials and equipment which may contain asbestos, lead based paint, PCBs and mercury for Calpine prior to the demolition of a former 10,000 square-foot truck shop in Hermiston, Oregon. Twenty-one samples were collected and all the transformers and other equipment were evaluated and researched for potential hazardous materials.


Asbestos Survey – Fujimi Corporation, Wilsonville, Oregon (May 2014)

Creekside conducted a comprehensive hazardous materials survey which included sampling and identification of materials and equipment which may contain asbestos building materials for Fujimi at their manufacturing facility located in Wilsonville, Oregon. Five samples were collected and evaluated.


Hazardous Materials Survey – Fort Apartments, Vancouver, Washington (June 2014)

Creekside’s licensed hazardous materials inspector collected paint chip samples for lead evaluation and building material samples for asbestos and mold evaluation at the Fort Apartments in Vancouver. This work was part of a pre-sale due diligence effort and was successfully completed for our confidential client.


Asbestos Assessment & Abatement – The Holt Group, Happy Valley, Oregon (June 2014)

Creekside conducted several comprehensive pre-demolition asbestos surveys for The Holt Group at multiple residential homes located in Happy Valley and we followed up with supervising the abatement of several areas in each home which contained asbestos materials. This work allowed our THG to move forward with re-development of the residential site.


Asbestos Assessment & Abatement – Marion Car Rental & Park, Salem, Oregon (March 2014)

Creekside conducted a comprehensive pre-demolition asbestos survey for a confidential private client at their car rental and parking site located in Salem and we followed up with supervising the abatement of an area which was determined to contain asbestos materials. This work allowed our client to move forward with sale and re-development of the site.


Asbestos Assessment & Abatement – Renaissance Development Corporation, Wilsonville, Oregon (September 2013)

Creekside conducted a comprehensive pre-demolition asbestos survey for Renaissance Homes at their new Boat House Development located in Wilsonville and we followed up with supervising the abatement of several areas which contained asbestos materials. This work allowed our RDC to move forward with re-development of the residential site.


Asbestos Assessment & Abatement – Capital Center Office Building, Portland, Oregon (March 2013)

Creekside conducted a comprehensive asbestos survey for a confidential private client in their office located in Portland and we followed up with supervising the abatement of several areas which were determined to contain asbestos materials. This work allowed our client complete required due diligence efforts.


Asbestos Assessment & Abatement – City of Sherwood, Oregon (December 2012 – February 2013)

Creekside conducted a comprehensive pre-demolition asbestos survey for the City of Sherwood at a new site located Sherwood and followed up with supervising the abatement of several areas which were determined to contain asbestos materials. From December 2012 to February 2013, we successfully completed the required work which paved the way for construction of the City’s new Community Center.


Asbestos Assessment & Abatement – Clean Water Services, Multiple Locations in Oregon (January 2009 – April 2012)

Creekside conducted a comprehensive pre-demolition asbestos surveys for Clean Water Services at several CWS facilities located in Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, Rock Creek, Tualatin and Durham, and we followed up with supervising the abatement of several areas which were determined to contain asbestos materials. From December 2012 to February 2013, we successfully completed the required work which paved the way for construction of the City’s new Community Center.


Hazardous Materials Survey, for Totem Ocean Trailers Express, Inc. (February 2010)

Creekside completed a comprehensive assessment of the Great Land cargo ship including Asbestos, Lead and PCBs.


Hazardous Materials Surveys, for Guardian Management at Multiple Apartment Complexes (2007-2008)

Creekside was asked to assess Non-Scope Considerations (environmental issues outside the scope of the E 1527-05 guidance document). The scope of work for the Non-Scope Considerations included the assessment of the following items, using approved procedures and protocols: Asbestos, Lead-based Paint, Lead in Drinking Water, Mold, Radon, Presence of Wetlands, Vapor Intrusion, and Environmental Compliance.


Full Scale Brownfield Cleanup and Risk Assessment — Former Frontier Leather, Sherwood, Oregon (Sept. 2005 to May 2008)

Brownfields cleanup project from heavily contaminated former tannery to industrial park & storage facility; main chemicals of concern: Chromium, lead, arsenic, manganese, petroleum hydrocarbons, VOCs. Our services for this project included preparing work plans, permits, and reports for City of Sherwood and DEQ (storm water, hazardous waste, demolition, grading, and remediation); completed a test pit exploration program to assess the vertical and lateral extent of fire debris impacts & subsurface soil and groundwater impacts; completed sediment and surface water sampling within Rock Creek; implemented an analytical program that meets appropriate data quality objectives and allows for comprehensive identification of site contaminants of interest (COI), conceptual site model, locality of facility, beneficial use determinations and hot spot determinations; compiled data into a comprehensive database; updated the existing Level I Scoping ecological risk assessment (ERA), completed a Level II ERA, and completing human health risk screening; and obtaining a conditional NFA determination from DEQ.


Environmental Services – Asbestos Assessment & Abatement, UST Decommissioning – Vibra Healthcare, Portland, Oregon (Jan. 2007).

Creekside has collected approximately 250 asbestos samples throughout the former Woodland Park Memorial Hospital facility for Vibra. We have managed the abatement of approximately 1,000 asbestos-containing pipe insulation elbows, vinyl flooring with mastic, and other miscellaneous asbestos materials. Project also involved developing an Operations and Maintenance Plan, completion of Phase I / II Environmental Site Assessments, decommissioning of one large (10,000 gallon fuel UST), installation of a replacement UST, preparation of several plans and reports for Oregon DEQ, obtaining an NFA determination for the client.


Hazardous Materials Survey & Abatement, for Emerick Construction at a school in Salem, Oregon (2009).

Creekside conducted a comprehensive hazardous materials survey which included sampling and identification of materials and equipment which may contain asbestos, lead based paint, PCBs and mercury for Emerick Construction prior to the demolition of ten dormitory buildings and offices on at a private school. Approximately 80 samples were collected and all the transformers and other equipment were evaluated and researched for potential hazardous materials. Creekside also managed the abatement of any positive results to ensure proper disposal prior to the demolition of the buildings.


Asbestos & Lead Based Paint Assessment & Abatement, for Amtrak, Portland, Oregon (2004-2006).

The purpose of this project was to visit and inspect the areas and to determine if hazardous building materials were present through appropriate laboratory testing. Creekside assessed site conditions through inspection, sampling of suspect building materials, evaluation of laboratory test results from the samples, and comparison of the sample results to appropriate regulatory standards and benchmarks. Once sampling was completed, Creekside supervised the abatement work including removing cracked lead paint from the interior ceilings at Union Station in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of this project is to remove the lead hazard and re-paint the surfaces as required by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and US Environmental Protection Agency. An aggressive schedule was planned and implemented for this project.


Brownfields Cleanup Project/Contamination Characterization and Remediation – Former Eyerly Aircraft Repair Facility, Salem, OR (January 2005 to present).

Full scale cleanup from heavily contaminated aircraft maintenance and repair facility to military installation post for Oregon Dept. of Military; main chemicals of concern: Chromium, lead, petroleum hydrocarbons, VOCs. The environmental team of Creekside Environmental Consulting, L.L.C., General Client Services, Inc., and Scientec Inc. with chemical engineering provided by Univar and FMC Corporation and Bio-remediation consultation provided by Robert Radcliffe of Bioremediation Corporation, in a collaborative effort has recently completed the characterization of soil and shallow groundwater contamination beneath a 4.5-acre site (Jack Eyerly Trust Property) located on Turner Road SE, in Salem, Oregon. Based on that work, the environmental team developed, and has completed, remediation actions for contaminated site soil and shallow groundwater. Detailed information on all characterization and remediation activities has been provided to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) on an ongoing basis via weekly reports, project meetings, technical memorandums, emails, phone conversations, and numerous figures and tables. No Further Action determination has been recommended by DEQ.


Asbestos and Lead Based Paint Assessment & Abatement, for the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon (2009).

Creekside conducted a comprehensive asbestos survey for the City of Lake Oswego at their Central Maintenance Facility. The purpose of this project was to visit and inspect the areas of the facility to be renovated (i.e. structurally altered), and determine if asbestos-containing building materials or lead-based paint are present. The areas surveyed included portions throughout the building which are to be demolished or removed during renovation. A total of twenty-seven (27) samples were taken at the site. Creekside supervised the abatement of several areas which were determined to contain asbestos materials.


Hazardous Materials Surveys, for Clean Water Services at Multiple Facilities (2007-2009)

Creekside was asked to conduct hazardous materials surveys and abatement at several facilities in Washington County prior to upcoming demolition and remodeling of structures at the facilities. This included Asbestos, Lead-based Paint, PCBs and Mercury.


Hazardous Materials Survey for Mountain Park Recreation Center, Lake Oswego, Oregon (2008-2009)

Creekside was asked to conduct hazardous materials surveys and abatement at the Mountain Park Recreation Center in Lake Oswego, Oregon prior to upcoming demolition and remodeling of structures at the facilities. This included Asbestos, Lead-based Paint throughout the facility, workout rooms, locker rooms, pool area, pre-school, and meeting rooms.


Brownfield Remediation

Brownfields Cleanup Project/Characterization and Remediation – Former Willamette Industries Facility, Sweet Home, OR (August 2014)

Full scale investigation and cleanup from heavily contaminated mill site facility located along the Santiam River. Our investigation involved several phases of work including soil & groundwater quality evaluation and contaminated soil remediation. Creekside also completed a comprehensive risk assessment and prepared a Contaminated Media Management Plan for our confidential client.


Brownfields Cleanup Project/Characterization and Remediation – Former Eyerly Aircraft Repair Facility, Salem, OR (January 2005 to December 2012)

Full scale cleanup from heavily contaminated aircraft maintenance and repair facility to military installation post for Oregon Dept. of Military; main chemicals of concern: Chromium, lead, petroleum hydrocarbons, VOCs. The environmental team of Creekside Environmental Consulting, L.L.C., General Client Services, Inc., and Scientec Inc. with chemical engineering provided by Univar and FMC Corporation and Bio-remediation consultation provided by Robert Radcliffe of Bioremediation Corporation, in a collaborative effort has recently completed the characterization of soil and shallow groundwater contamination beneath a 4.5-acre site (Jack Eyerly Trust Property) located on Turner Road SE, in Salem, Oregon. Based on that work, the environmental team developed, and has completed, remediation actions for contaminated site soil and shallow groundwater. Detailed information on all characterization and remediation activities has been provided to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) on an ongoing basis via weekly reports, project meetings, technical memorandums, emails, phone conversations, and numerous figures and tables. No Further Action determination has been recommended by DEQ.


Portland Harbor Source Control Evaluation – Peninsula Iron Works, Portland, Oregon (July 2012 – Present)

Based on City of Portland’s recently completed industrial source control study, Peninsula Iron Works was identified as a potential source of contamination to the Portland Harbor at Basin 52 near Cathedral Park on the east side of the Willamette River. A Strategy Recommendation was completed & DEQ determined a Preliminary Assessment (PA) on the subject property should be conducted. Creekside completed the PA in July 2005, and prepared a work plan for DEQ which involved hot spot removal of PCB-impacted soils. Creekside provided construction oversight during remediation, collected confirmatory samples, prepared an ecological risk assessment, and successfully obtained an NFA from DEQ in May 2006.


Environmental Assessment & Site Cleanup – Portland Harbor Sediment Study Area – Romar Transportation Systems, N. Time Oil Road, Portland, Oregon (June-December 2005)

Based on initial sampling results from a river sediment quality study, DEQ identified Romar as a potential source of contamination to the Portland Harbor. A Strategy Recommendation was completed & DEQ determined a Preliminary Assessment (PA) on the subject property should be conducted. Creekside completed the PA in July 2005, and prepared a work plan for DEQ which involved hot spot removal of PCB-impacted soils. Creekside provided construction oversight during remediation, collected confirmatory samples, prepared an ecological risk assessment, and successfully obtained an NFA from DEQ in May 2006.


Full Scale Brownfield Cleanup and Risk Assessment — Former Frontier Leather, Sherwood, Oregon (Sept. 2005 to May 2008)

Brownfields cleanup project from heavily contaminated former tannery to industrial park & storage facility; main chemicals of concern: Chromium, lead, arsenic, manganese, petroleum hydrocarbons, VOCs. Our services for this project included preparing work plans, permits, and reports for City of Sherwood and DEQ (storm water, hazardous waste, demolition, grading, and remediation); completed a test pit exploration program to assess the vertical and lateral extent of fire debris impacts & subsurface soil and groundwater impacts; completed sediment and surface water sampling within Rock Creek; implemented an analytical program that meets appropriate data quality objectives and allows for comprehensive identification of site contaminants of interest (COI), conceptual site model, locality of facility, beneficial use determinations and hot spot determinations; compiled data into a comprehensive database; updated the existing Level I Scoping ecological risk assessment (ERA), completed a Level II ERA, and completing human health risk screening; and obtaining a conditional NFA determination from DEQ.


Environmental Services – Facility Closure, Asbestos Assessment & Abatement, UST Decommissioning – Former Physicians Hospital Site, Portland, Oregon (Jan. 2007)

Project involved conducting full scale asbestos assessment & abatement oversight, completion of Phase I / II Environmental Site Assessments, decommissioning of one large (10,000 gallon fuel UST), installation of a replacement UST, preparation of several plans and reports for Oregon DEQ, obtaining an NFA determination for the client.


Phase I, II Environmental Investigation/Facility Closure and Site Demolition and Decontamination, Avanti Auto Body/Former Battery X-Change, Portland, Oregon (2006-2007).

Creekside conducted comprehensive Phase I and II ESAs to establish the lateral and vertical extent of lead contamination. Work involved researching historical operating and land use information for the site; preparing a sampling and analysis plan; collecting several dozen wipe samples, shallow soil samples, and water samples; evaluating laboratory data; and preparing Phase I and II reports using standard ASTM protocols. Work also involved selecting a General Demolition Contractor, providing oversight during abatement of asbestos, PCBs, lead-contaminated soils, and building demolition; waste characterization; conducting Phase III confirmation soil sampling and testing after cleanup; and preparing a facility closure report. DEQ issued a No Further Action for this site in March 2007.


Brownfields Cleanup Project/Contamination Characterization and Remediation – Former Eyerly Aircraft Repair Facility, Salem, OR (January 2005 to present).

Full scale cleanup from heavily contaminated aircraft maintenance and repair facility to military installation post for Oregon Dept. of Military; main chemicals of concern: Chromium, lead, petroleum hydrocarbons, VOCs. The environmental team of Creekside Environmental Consulting, L.L.C., General Client Services, Inc., and Scientec Inc. with chemical engineering provided by Univar and FMC Corporation and Bio-remediation consultation provided by Robert Radcliffe of Bioremediation Corporation, in a collaborative effort has recently completed the characterization of soil and shallow groundwater contamination beneath a 4.5-acre site (Jack Eyerly Trust Property) located on Turner Road SE, in Salem, Oregon. Based on that work, the environmental team developed, and has completed, remediation actions for contaminated site soil and shallow groundwater. Detailed information on all characterization and remediation activities has been provided to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) on an ongoing basis via weekly reports, project meetings, technical memorandums, emails, phone conversations, and numerous figures and tables. No Further Action determination has been recommended by DEQ.


Environmental Assessment & Site Cleanup – Former Ken Foster Farms, Sherwood, Oregon (June-May 2008)

A Strategy Recommendation was completed & DEQ determined a Preliminary Assessment (PA) on the subject property should be conducted, under medium priority status. Creekside completed the PA in July 2005 then prepared a work plan for DEQ which involved hot spot removal of PCB-impacted soils. Creekside provided construction oversight during remediation, collected confirmatory samples, prepared an ecological risk assessment, and successfully obtained a letter of No Further Action from DEQ in May 2008.


Environmental Assessment & Site Cleanup – Happy Valley Landfill, Clackamas, Oregon (March 2008-January 2010)

This project involved collection and analysis of about 100 shallow soil, surface water, and ground water samples for assessment of current site conditions at an abandoned construction debris landfill on residential property. We removed several leaking USTs and about 200 tons of petroleum impacted soils. Through negotiations with Oregon DEQ, we are in the process of obtain site closure for our client (No Further Action determination).


Engineering Project – Groundwater Treatment for Elevated Arsenic – Nisqually Commercial Park, Olympia, WA (July 2009-December 2011)

Our client was tasked with installing a water treatment system for drinking water supply at his commercial park with 45 residents based on EPA’s new maximum arsenic concentration of 10 ppb. Creekside’s scope of work involved review of maps, aerial photographs, historical water quality data, and Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) file documents, site visits, collection and analysis of samples from nine wells and one spring located within one mile of the subject property, completion of a treatability study and pilot plant, review of various engineering options for treating the well water, obtaining construction permits, and design and installation of the water treatment system which is currently operating at the site.


Residential Cleanup Project/Characterization and Remediation – Former Ken Foster Farms Site, Sherwood, OR (November 2005 – April 2009)

In November 2005, Creekside was hired to complete a Phase 2 ESA for 5 acres of residential land that was previously referenced as the Former Ken Foster Farm Site. It was reportedly impacted with chromium-contaminated waste deposits originating from the Former Frontier Leather Tannery facility located about ¼ mile to the north. During our Phase 2 investigation, we confirmed that the property was impacted with Frontier Leather wastes. Shortly thereafter, Creekside was hired to conduct a full scale environmental investigation and cleanup of 4 acres which had been selected for residential redevelopment. During the 3 years we were involved, the Creekside Team collected hundreds of onsite samples (shallow soil, groundwater, pond water, pond sediments, and waste piles) and arranged for analysis of total and hexavalent chromium which were the primary chemicals of interest. We completed an Interim Remedial Action Measure (IRAM) plan and also managed the removal and on-site placement (into an Engineered Soil Cell) of over 8,000 tons of chromium-impacted soil and debris. Creekside also completed human health and ecological risk assessments and submitted final reports to DEQ. Our services for this project included preparing work plans, permits, and reports for our client with oversight and approval from DEQ. By April 10, 2009, our client obtained “No Further Action (NFA) determinations for all four 1-acre lots from DEQ which allowed him to market the property for redevelopment or for sale.


Environmental Due Diligence

Phase I, II Environmental Investigation/Facility Closure and Site Demolition and Decontamination, Avanti Auto Body/Former Battery X-Change, Portland, Oregon (2006-2007).

Creekside conducted comprehensive Phase I and II ESAs to establish the lateral and vertical extent of lead contamination. Work involved researching historical operating and land use information for the site; preparing a sampling and analysis plan; collecting several dozen wipe samples, shallow soil samples, and water samples; evaluating laboratory data; and preparing Phase I and II reports using standard ASTM protocols. Work also involved selecting a General Demolition Contractor, providing oversight during abatement of asbestos, PCBs, lead-contaminated soils, and building demolition; waste characterization; conducting Phase III confirmation soil sampling and testing after cleanup; and preparing a facility closure report. DEQ issued a No Further Action for this site in March 2007.


Risk-Based Closure – Warehouse Facility, Calbag Metals, Inc., Front Avenue, Portland, Oregon (June 2003)

Initially conducted Phase I and II ESAs then managed the removal of surface soils and asphalt, then conducted a comprehensive risk-based closure assessment of the subject site using Oregon Department of Environmental Quality RBCA Guidance Document for petroleum-contaminated sites. The assessments were conducted according to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards and included site inspections, investigation of area geology and hydrogeology, review of site history and land use, review of adjacent property history and land use, review of regulatory agency lists and files, interviews with the property owner and authorized regulatory officials, The phase II work included onsite sampling of soil, groundwater, asbestos, PCB’s, and drummed wastes, and preparation of the ESA report. The work involved collection of 85 shallow and intermediate depth soil and media samples and 4 shallow groundwater samples with GeoProbe equipment. Creekside provided well logs, test boring logs, cross sections, and 5 AutoCAD maps depicting site contamination and investigation areas. As part of this project, several leaking UST’s were discovered and removed by Creekside and its subcontractors. The project resulted in completion of a successful risk-based closure, achieved a No Further Action from the DEQ and the site was subsequently sold to the selected prospective purchaser.


Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, Willamette Valley Co., Centralia, Washington (2007-2008)

Creekside conducted an initial Phase 1 investigation on a property with many years of industrial use as a lumber mill, railroad turnaround, and wood flour processing plant. A second phase of work was initiated and completed and there is currently an ongoing investigation to fully establish an environmental baseline for the site. This is a complicated site that involves petroleum hydrocarbon impacts in soils.


Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, City of Wilsonville, Oregon (2008-2009)

Creekside conducted a Phase I ESA for the City of Wilsonville in December 2008 on a 1.25 acre parcel with multiple tax lots adjacent to Interstate 5, near SW Boones Ferry Road. The subject parcel included a former gas station which required Creekside to recommend a Phase II ESA consisting of a geophysical survey and subsurface exploration. A total of 19 samples were analyzed for total petroleum hydrocarbons by method NWTPHHCID. The Phase II was completed in February 2009 and was managed by Lynn Green. Mr. Green completed the scope of work on time, within about 6 weeks and in the allotted budget of $27,000.


Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Multiple Cities and Counties around Oregon for Umpqua Bank (2005-2009)

Creekside has conducted multiple Phase I ESAs for Umpqua Bank to provide an independent, professional opinion of the presence of recognized environmental conditions at various sites. These Phase I ESAs were conducted in general conformance with ASTM E 1527-05, standard practice for conducting environmental site assessments. Creekside has conducted over 30 Phase I ESAs for Umpqua Bank in various cities around Oregon.


Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Multiple Cities and Counties around Oregon for US Bank (2008-2009)

Creekside has conducted multiple Phase I ESAs for US Bank to provide an independent, professional opinion of the presence of recognized environmental conditions at various sites. These Phase I ESAs were conducted in general conformance with ASTM E 1527-05, standard practice for conducting environmental site assessments.  Creekside has conducted over 10 Phase I ESAs for US Bank in various cities around Oregon.


Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Multiple Cities and Counties around Oregon and Washington for Renaissance Homes (2005-2008)

Creekside has conducted multiple Phase I ESAs for Renaissance Homes to provide an independent, professional opinion of the presence of recognized environmental conditions at various sites. These Phase I ESAs were conducted in general conformance with ASTM E 1527-05, standard practice for conducting environmental site assessments. Creekside has conducted over 10 Phase I ESAs for Renaissance Homes in various cities around Oregon and Washington.


International Work

International Environmental Compliance Audit

Box Manufacturing Facility (Confidential Client), Ho Chi Ming City, Viet Nam (March 2005).

Conducted a comprehensive environmental audit of hazardous materials and waste practices including air monitoring in a workspace environment and wastewater treatment system operations and discharge. Project involved directing work onsite to improve regulated materials storage conditions, evaluating laboratory data, recommending site wide compliance improvements, and preparing an Environmental Compliance Report consistent with Vietnam EPA rules and regulations. The subject facility was issued an environmental operations approval letter following Creekside’s work.


Environmental Assessment & Equipment Demonstration Project

ECO International; Amur River, Khabarovsk, Eastern Russia (June 2007).

The Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association (PKSCA) Clean Water Initiative was conducted by ECO International LLC in cooperation with and support from the Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation (FRAEC) and supported by grants from the U.S. State Department and the Ford Foundation. This project involved meeting with the various Russian groups involved with different aspects of Amur River monitoring, obtaining an understanding of the regional ecosystems, particularly regarding the Amur River and its tributaries, field sampling water and sediments along the Amur river, and demonstrating a variety of field monitoring equipment including portable GCMS, PID, and other field monitoring devices.


Additional Projects

Environmental Compliance Assistance – Major Scrap Metal Facility in Portland, Oregon

Creekside conducted multiple environmental compliance audits for hazardous waste storage, waste water treatment, storm water and air discharge, and health and safety protocols at a 500,000 square feet scrap processing facility in Portland, OR. The audits included evaluation of non-contact cooling water, industrial wastewater, storm water, domestic wastewater and hazardous waste and air permitting management issues. After providing onsite training and completing several environmental plans, permit and reports, Creekside assisted in bringing the facility into compliance with CA State and federal regulations and permits. Creekside assisted in implementing improved training and total quality management practices to ensure continued success.


Environmental Compliance Audit & Facility Investigation – Confidential Client, Beaverton, Oregon (April – June 2010)

Creekside conducted a full scale compliance audit at a Beaverton, Oregon manufacturing facility that has been in operation since 1974. Production, processes, hazardous waste and chemical management required adherence with DEQ and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations. The audit included evaluation of air, wastewater, storm water, hazardous waste and chemical management issues. Based on audit findings, Creekside developed for this company a Personnel Training Plan, a RCRA Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Plan, a Toxic Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan, and Hazardous Waste Determinations Report. We also conducted a comprehensive environmental investigation at the facility including assessment of soils and groundwater, prepared a report for DEQ and obtained an NFA determination from DEQ for the site in November 2004.


Phase I, II Environmental Investigation/Facility Closure and Site Demolition and Decontamination, Battery X-Change, Portland, Oregon (2006-2007)

Conducted comprehensive Phase I and II ESAs to establish the lateral and vertical extent of lead contamination at the subject site. Work involved researching historical operating and land use information for the site; preparing a sampling and analysis plan; collecting several dozen wipe samples, shallow soil samples, and water samples; evaluating laboratory data; and preparing Phase I and II reports using standard ASTM protocols. Work also involved selecting a General Demolition Contractor, providing oversight during abatement of asbestos, PCBs, lead-contaminated soils, and building demolition; waste characterization; conducting Phase III confirmation soil sampling and testing after cleanup; and preparing a facility closure report. DEQ issued a No Further Action for this site in March 2007.


RCRA Closure, Chemical Distribution Center, Portland, Oregon

Confidential Chemical Distributor, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Investigated soil and groundwater impacts resulting from a release of chromated copper arsenic solution in a warehouse. Project involved preparing sampling and analysis plans, health and safety plans (with confined space entry provisions), supervising site cleanup activities, evaluating laboratory test results with appropriate regulatory criteria, recommending disposal options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and negotiating a groundwater test plan with several DEQ managers.


RCRA Closure and Part B Permit Application Preparation

Confidential Wood Products Manufacturer, White City, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project included evaluation of subsurface soil and groundwater impacted with pentachlorophenol, analysis and interpretation of appropriate and applicable environmental regulations, preparation of a Part B permit application, and negotiating cleanup standards and waste disposal options with Oregon DEQ project manager.


Investigation and Remediation of Lead-Impacted Soil

Confidential Metal Products Manufacturer, Madras, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Investigated soil and potential groundwater impacts at a lead-vinyl products manufacturer from releases of airborne dusts. Project included preparing several sampling and analysis plans, coordinating air monitoring and evaluating air containment systems, supervising site investigation and phase 1 cleanup activities, and corresponding with Oregon DEQ environmental cleanup division (ECD) personnel.


PCB Site Characterization and Cleanup, Oregon

Confidential Pump Service and Distributor, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Prepared a RCRA Closure Plan including liquid and soil removal procedures, a Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP), and a Health and Safety Plan. Utilized PCB field kits to minimize laboratory costs, compared laboratory test results with applicable regulatory reference criteria (40 CFR 761), supervised site cleanup activities, and received a “no further action” letter from the USEPA Region 10 PCB coordinator upon project completion.


RCRA Closure in Washington

PCB Incinerator Facility in Chehalis, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Work involved investigation of Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) and USEPA closure requirements, coordination of on-site facility decontamination, confirmation sampling, and facility closure certification.


Characterization and Remediation of Chromium and Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater

Confidential Chemical Manufacturing Facility, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Investigated soil and groundwater impacts resulting from a release of chromated copper arsenic solution in a warehouse at a chemical distribution facility in northwest Portland, Oregon. Project involved preparing sampling and analysis plans, health and safety plans (with confined space entry provisions), supervising site cleanup activities, evaluating laboratory test results with appropriate regulatory criteria, recommending disposal options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and negotiating a groundwater test plan with the Oregon DEQ.


Environmental Investigation in Rickreall, Oregon

Confidential Agricultural Co-Op, Rickreall, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assisted the client in emergency cleanup of fertilizer and pesticide fire debris, investigated waste disposal and treatment options, and worked closely with with DEQ in preparation and implementation of sampling, analysis, and closure plans and reports. Project involvement also included preparation of regulatory classification reports, design and installation of a wastewater treatment system, coordination of site cleanup and decontamination with Chemical Waste Management, Inc., and negotiation of site cleanup standards with DEQ. Also worked with Oregon DEQ and USEPA to exempt on-site wastes from RCRA Land Ban Disposal Restrictions. Other activities included:

  • Preparing a fire debris management plan
  • Sampling soil and debris contaminated with agricultural chemicals
  • Submitting samples with chain-of-custody documentation to a certified lab, interpreting the results, and characterizing the debris for disposal
  • Preparing regulatory classification reports
  • Identifying waste removal and disposal options
  • Designing a wastewater treatment system for pesticide-contaminated liquids using carbon filtration
  • Coordinating site cleanup and decontamination with Chemical Waste Management, Inc.
  • Preparing a fire debris removal report for the Oregon DEQ

CERCLA Superfund Site – Waste Characterization and Disposal Project

Confidential Hazardous Waste Facility, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project included evaluation of drummed hazardous waste solids and liquids including spent solvents, pentachlorophenol, creosote, paint, and acidic solutions; analysis and interpretation of appropriate and applicable environmental regulations; preparation of disposal permits and applications; and identification of cost-effective waste disposal options.


CERCLA Superfund Site Characterization and Remediation of Lead-Contaminated Soil and Groundwater

Bergsoe Metal Corporation, St. Helens, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Task Manager.

Assisted in the nvestigation soil and groundwater impacts resulting from multiple releases of lead-contaminated sulfuric acid solution at a lead smelting facility in St. Helens, Oregon. Project involved preparing sampling and analysis plans, health and safety plans, supervising site cleanup activities, evaluating laboratory test results with appropriate regulatory criteria, recommending disposal options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and preparing a risk assessment and RIFS for the Oregon DEQ.


CERCLA Superfund Site – Disposal of Creosote-Treated Lumber

McCormic & Baxter Site, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Task Manager.

Assisted in coordination of the disposal of several hundred creosote-treated logs at the subject site. Project involved preparing health and safety plans, supervising log disposal activities, evaluating appropriate regulatory criteria for the disposal recommending disposal/resale options, summarizing the project activities in several reports, and working with the Oregon DEQ.


Pacific Northwest Planning Services & Environmental Compliance

Several Major, Confidential Oil Companies and Consortiums, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Manager/Project Manager. 

Completed several spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans, oil spill and emergency response plans, and contingency plans.


Industrial Waste Regulations, California

City of Carpinteria, California
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Specialist.

Brent Jorgensen served as the author of the City of Carpinteria, California’s Industrial Waste Regulations Guidance Manual.


Waste Minimization Program, California

Confidential Printed Circuit Manufacturer Newbury Park, California
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Program utilized: aqueous photo-developing solutions to replace chlorinated solvent developing solutions, and sodium borohydride as a reducing agent to separate dissolved metals in chelated electroplating solutions. The treatment systems and source modifications contributed to a 67 percent hazardous waste reduction within 18 months.


Waste Minimization Program Initiation and Implementation

Confidential Northwest Pesticide Manufacturing Firm in Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Manager. 

Project involved use of membrane filtration, carbon absorption, and baghouse dust segregation. Treated wastewater was used as make up for subsequent batches and excess waste solvent was utilized as a fuel source for off-site incineration. The system helped reduce 54 percent of the annual waste generated.


Hazardous Materials Containment Plan, Portland, OR

Confidential Business Park, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Assessed the hazardous materials and waste activities and completed containment plans and designs for 10 businesses adjacent to the Columbia South Shore Slough.


Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan

Various Confidential Wood Products Clients, Oregon and Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted site inspections, developed an inventory of the chemicals and their associated quantities, and assessed the increased future chemical storage needs. Clients included:

  • Wood products manufacturer; Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • Wood treating facility; Washougal, Washington; involved chromated copper arsenic wood treating solution.

Oil Spill Prevention Strategy Plan, Seattle, Washington

Texaco Oil & Refining, Seattle, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted a comprehensive site assessment, reviewed environmental documents, evaluated on-site spill prevention systems, and prepared an oil spill prevention strategy plan. This project also required preparation of a risk analysis which accounted for potential worst case scenario occurrences in the event of bulk fuel tank leaks or complete rupture.


RCRA Part B Permit Application Project

Cascade Wood Products, Inc., Southern Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project involved negotiation with state environmental regulators; evaluation of process, groundwater, and waste characteristics information; and development of an interim measure corrective action plan for groundwater protection.


Site Investigation and Soil Cleanup, Willamette River

Confidential Oil & Chemical Corporation, Oregon 

Completed an assessment of a 1-acre area along the Willamette River (previously used for storing petroleum-impacted soil), met with managers to discuss soil testing results, prepared and implemented a sampling and analysis plan and a work plan and coordinated removal of about 1,200 tons of soil. Creekside prepared a soil remediation report as part of this project. Target constituents include petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds.


Environmental Investigation, Oregon

Allied Systems Company (June 2003 – April 2004).

Conducted a comprehensive environmental investigation of onsite storm water, soils, groundwater, and stream sediments. Project involved writing and implementing a Sampling and Analysis Plan, evaluating laboratory data, and preparing a Risk-Based Closure Report consistent with Oregon DEQ rules and regulations. DEQ issued a “No Further Action” letter for the site in April 2004.


Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, Redi-Strip of Oregon

Review historical assessment and regulatory files, met with Oregon DEQ to negotiate Phase II work plan and remedial measures, prepared an RI proposal and work plan, implemented RI Work Plan (including soil and groundwater sampling and analysis), and submitted a Draft RI Report to DEQ (project is “in progress”).


Site Investigation, City of Camas, Washington

Completed Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments including records review, hydrogeologic evaluation, agency file search, personnel interviews, research of environmental investigations on neighboring properties, met with City of Camas to discuss Phase I results, prepared and implemented work plan on a former concrete manufacturing facility in Camas, Washington. Target constituents include petroleum hydrocarbons, regulated metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds.


Environmental Investigation and Facility Closure

Carnation Dairy Site, Portland, Oregon (June – December 2004).

Conducted a comprehensive environmental investigation of onsite soils, groundwater and soil vapors. Project involved writing and implementing a Sampling and Analysis Plan, evaluating laboratory data, and preparing a Risk-Based Closure Report consistent with Oregon DEQ rules and regulations. DEQ issued a “No Further Action” letter for the site in December 2004.


Environmental Investigation and Site Cleanup Involving Chromium

Environmental Investigation and Site Cleanup of Chromium Impacted Animal Hides, Stella Olson Memorial Park, City of Sherwood, Oregon (November 2004). 

Project involved preparing a Work Plan which was approved by the Oregon DEQ; collecting soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater samples; arranging for the samples to be evaluated at a State-certified lab; evaluating the lab data; and developing and implementing a remediation plan for the City (project is ongoing).


Environmental Investigation and Site Cleanup, Washington State

Environmental Investigation and Site Cleanup of Petroleum Impacted Soils and Sediment Washington State Parks & Recreation, State Park Project (November 2004).

Provided emergency response and site cleanup management services, rented heavy equipment necessary for onsite removal of 80 tons of petroleum contaminated soils, hired a specialized subcontractor to remove and properly dispose of 4,000 gallons of oily wastewater, sampled soil and lake bed sediments, evaluated laboratory data, met with agency representatives of Clark County, WA State Parks, & Department of Ecology to develop a plan ofaction, implement the plan and resolve the problem for the park (project is ongoing).


Mold Assessment & Remediation – Oregon & Washington

BioGen Laboratory Developments, LLP, Private Parties, Yakima, WA & Salem, Oregon (July 2002 – September 2002). 

Prepared a sampling and analysis plan, collected swab, wipe, and air samples for mold, evaluated laboratory test results, prepared remediation plans, and remediated over 10,000 Ft2 surface area in 3 locations.


Extensive Mold Evaluation for Marion County, Oregon

Marion County Housing Authority, Oregon (June 2004). 

Managed mold investigation and remediation at site which included sampling, analysis, and prepared recommendations for the client, Marion County Housing Authority, who manages low income housing for farm workers.


Storm Water Treatment Studies and Monthly Monitoring

Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Port of Portland, Oregon. 

Collected storm water samples, prepared and initiated a monthly monitoring program, evaluated laboratory test results, conducted treatability tests using neutralizing agents such as sodium bisulfate, attempted bioremediation treatment with tannic acid, and completed and submitted quarterly reports required by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).


Storm Water Permit Preparation and Environmental File Organization

Texaco Refining & Marketing, Inc., Portland Terminal, Oregon.

Completed eight NPDES storm water permit applications following a corporate ownership change (Texaco to Equilon, Inc.) and reorganized the environmental filing system for Texaco’s corporate environmental engineer.


Stormwater Pollution Control Plan & Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan

Helser Bros. Transfer Company, Portland, Oregon.

Completed the SWPC and SPCC plans as required by the City of Portland, Oregon DEQ, and EPA. The plans were written consistent with proper regulatory protocols and were accepted and approved by the agencies.


RCRA Spill Contingency Plan, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan, and Sampling and Analysis Plan

Short Mountain Landfill, Eugene, Oregon.

This project involved completing the following general tasks: (1) developed a RCRA spill contingency plan, an SPCC and facility response plan (FRP), and a Sampling and Analysis Plan as mandated by the Oregon DEQ and the Environmental Protection Agency (Ref.: 40 CFR Part 112 and the Oil Pollution Act [OPA 90]), (2) developed an environmental training program, and (3) provided training for wastewater treatment operators who were managing a leachate treatment system. Work included reviewing existing OPA 90 spill prevention policies and plans, revising the plans to reflect current practices, auditing the general facility compliance programs (e.g., air, hazardous waste, water quality, etc.), comparing these programs with State of Oregon and EPA requirements, documenting our findings, and preparing comprehensive plans for our client.


Preparation of a Wastewater Discharge Permit Application

Wastewater and Storm Water Monitoring, Great Western Chemical Company, Springfield, Oregon.

Completed the wastewater permit application for the City of Springfield, conducted quarterly monitoring for the Springfield Utility Board, monitored storm water in the truck wells, and prepared applicable reports as required by the local and State agencies. Monitoring and reporting was consistent with proper regulatory protocols and were accepted and approved by the agencies.


Pollution Prevention Assessments, Plan Developments, and Implementation Projects

Various Confidential Northwest Clients
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Projects include:

  • Large aluminum reduction facility, Longview, Washington
  • Semiconductor (gallium arsenide wafer) manufacturer, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Lead/vinyl products manufacturer, Madras, Oregon

Pollution Prevention Plan, Longview, Washington

Confidential Client, Longview, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assessed the hazardous substance and waste generating processes, identified and evaluated alternative technologies and substitute products, and prepared economic comparisons and waste minimization goals.


Pollution Prevention Plan for a Water Power Company

Washington Water Power Company, Spokane, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Determined the waste stream designations and accounted for hazardous materials used. Interviewed key personnel and prepared mass balance calculations to determine waste generation and production use of hazardous materials. Project involved evaluating PCB dechlorination versus incineration processes. Assisted client with recycling opportunities.


Preparation of Wastewater Permit Application, Emergency Notification and Planning, and Evaluation of Chromium and Electroless Nickel Plating Processes

Circuit Technologies, Inc., Redmond, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Prepared a permit application which required a comprehensive site and manufacturing process assessment, an inventory of hazardous materials and waste storage, calculation of on-site chemical containment capabilities, preparation of an Emergency Notification and Spill Prevention Plan, spill notification procedures, and Solvent Management Plan.


Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (EPA Form R), 16 Facilities

Bohemia Wood Products, 16 Facilities, Western and Southern Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project tasks included review of hazardous materials and waste storage, use, and processing; estimation of annual air, wastewater, and land disposal quantities; and preparation and submittal of several Form R reports.


Engineering Code Reviews, Portland, Oregon

Confidential Client, Portland, Oregon. 

This project involved completing comprehensive Uniform Fire Code and Uniform Building Code reviews for a confidential developer constructing a new facility in the Portland area.


Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (EPA Form R)

Blue Heron Paper Company, Oregon City, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project tasks included review of hazardous materials and waste storage, use, and processing; estimation of annual air, wastewater, and land disposal quantities; and preparation and submittal of several Form R reports.


Pollution Control Tax Credit Applications, Portland

Canpotex, Kinder Morgan, McCall Oil, Novellus & Darigold, Portland, Oregon (October 2001-September 2002).

Completed 9 Pollution Control Tax Credit Applications for air and wastewater pollution control systems in a one year period. The eligible facility cost for these systems was 7.8 million dollars. Once approved, the applications will result in tax credits of about 3.9 million dollars over a ten year period.


Air Emissions Inventory & ACD Permits

Great Western Chemical Co. & McCall Oil & Chemical Company, Portland, Oregon (October 2000 – July 2001). 

Evaluated air emission sources, reviewed prior air compliance reports & evaluated past to current operations then determined permit requirements and policies enforced by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Also wrote an air emissions inventory report and assisted in preparation of the new Air Contaminant Discharge Permit.


General Environmental Compliance Services, Portland

McCall Oil & Chemical Company, Portland, Oregon. 

This project involved updating the existing spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) pland and facility response plan (FRP), as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (Ref.: 40 CFR Part 112 and the Oil Pollution Act [OPA 90]).


Underground Storage Tank Removal, Portland

Pendleton Woolen Mills, Portland, Oregon.

Managed the removal of one 6,000-gallon diesel UST and one 700-gallon isopropyl alcohol UST at Pendleton’s wool scouring facility in Northeast Portland. Work included UST excavation.


Financial Assurance Plan Review, Landfill Operator

Confidential Landfill Operator, Washington County, Oregon.

Completed a comprehensive review and audit of the financial assurance plan for a local (Washington County) landfill operator. Work involved reviewing the landfill’s existing operations, their historical records, physical improvements, and rates, then comparing these items with DEQ policies for landfill operations.


Facility Decontamination and Chromium Cleanup

Columbia Colstor Inc., Woodland, Washington.

Project involved removing sodium bichromate residues from concrete surfaces inside the cold storage warehouse, flushing the inside of approximately 450 pieces of sprinkler pipe and 1500 small parts, removing and containerizing contaminated soil, conducting wipe sampling inside the cold storage warehouse to confirm cleanliness at the subject facility, collecting soil, solid waste, and liquid waste samples to determine regulatory status, completing treatability testing at a local laboratory, attempting to complete onsite treatment of the chromium liquids using redox chemistry and ion exchange, arranging for waste disposal at a licensed TSDF, and preparing several reports for the Washington Department of Ecology.


Facility Decontamination and Confirmation, Tualatin, Oregon

Cleanliness Sampling, Analysis, and Reporting, OKI Semiconductor, Inc., Tualatin, Oregon.

Provided technical direction and support in closing and decontaminating the subject site, which was used to manufacture semiconductor components from 1986 to 1998. Work involved providing assistance with health and safety protocol, writing a comprehensive sampling and analysis plan, sampling facility surfaces after decontamination, evaluating laboratory test results, meeting with OKI’s corporate management staff, and documenting and reporting the results.


Offshore Oil and Waste Chemical Cleanup Management

McCall Oil & Chemical Company, Astoria Terminal, Oregon.

Evaluated oil spill impacts at subject site in Astoria, set approximately 200 feet of boom skirts, sampled and analyzed obsolete water treatment chemicals, and arranged for the appropriate disposal of those chemicals at a licensed treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility.


Eight Tax Credit Applications for Pollution Control Equipment

Various Oregon Manufacturing Facilities. 

Creekside has completed (or is in the process of completing) a total of eight tax credit applications for pollution control equipment for firms such as BrucePac, Package Containers, Inc., Rejuvenation, Inc., Times Litho, Leupold & Stevens, and Fujimi America. These projects require interviewing plant engineers and accountants; photographing the site and the pollution control equipment; obtaining copies of invoices for equipment, construction, and , labor; collecting wastes or wastewaters before and after treatment; evaluating laboratory data; communicating with the treatment equipment vendors; obtaining or preparing engineering AutoCAD drawings; conducting appropriate regulatory research; (occasionally) requesting a waiver for an independent accountant’s review; and preparing and submitting a tax credit application package (usually about 50 to 100 pages).


Underground Storage Tank Decommissioning

Eastman Chemical Company in Portland, City of Beaverton, Plainfields Restaurant, & Skidmore Realty – Oregon Sites (June – September 2002). 

Provided oversight and compliance permitting and agency correspondence for the decommissioning of fourteen 1,000 to 25,000 gallon USTs at various sites in Portland and surrounding suburbs. Projects involved preparing Sampling and Analysis Plans, Risk-Based, Matrix, & Generic Remedy Decommissioning Reports, and Corrective Action Plans for the sites.


Wastewater Treatment System Design, Installation, Permitting, & Monitoring

MRP Environmental Services, Inc. – (July 2002).

Creekside designed a 100 gpm wastewater treatment system for Metro Rooter Plumbing (located in the industrial section of NW Portland) in June and July 2002. The system is used to treat grease trap wastewater and oily water with sediments, regulated metals, fuels, and organic solvents. In addition to the engineering design work, Creekside also wrote the operation and maintenance manual and completed and submitted the wastewater discharge permit application and Baseline Monitoring Report to the City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services. At this point, MRP is in full compliance with the City & EPA regulations for Centralized Treatment Systems (Permit No. 437-001).


Nickel & Chromium Waste Treatment System Design

Electroplating Operation, Confidential Client
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

The $4.5 million waste system had a capacity of 250 gallons per minute and provided treatment through a series of chemical and physical processes. The waste stream was composed of alkaline cleaners, nickel strip solutions, pickling acids, electropolishing solutions, chrome rinses, and nickel plating solutions.


Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems, Manufacturer

Confidential Electromechanical Parts Manufacturer
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Process Control Chemist/Environmental Engineer.

The facility had a silver cyanide electroplating operation and was discharging a 25 parts per million (ppm) cyanide rinse to the local POTW. Treatment included silver recovery and cyanide destruct system using sodium hypochlorite reduction. Metal effluent concentrations were reduced 96 percent.


Metals Reduction in Wastewater, St. Helens, OR

Confidential Former Lead Smelting Facility, St. Helens, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Designed and installed a treatment system to extract lead and cadmium from wastewater during facility decontamination. The system used chemical oxidation, precipitation, and ultrafiltration technologies to reduce concentrations below local municipal wastewater discharge standards.


Hazardous Materials Assistance, Eugene, OR

Confidential Highway Maintenance Facility, Eugene, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Provided the following services:

  • Designed a hazardous materials storage facility for stocking large quantities of solvent-based paint.
  • Identified options and supervised design of an equipment cleaning facility with a water purification and recycling system for cleaning of trucks, parts, and construction equipment.
  • Designed a cleaning facility for asphalt trucks, including a recycling system for solvent cleaners and wash water.

RCRA Compliance Audit, Phoenix

Allied Signal Company, Phoenix, Arizona
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted the audit at a 130-acre manufacturing and test facility, which has been operating for over 40 years. Production, processes, hazardous waste and chemical management required adherence with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations. Processes audited included plating, electrochemical machining, sandblasting, welding, painting, solvent degreasing, and power unit assembly, elementary neutralization, wastewater treatment units, RCRA-classified tank systems, and military/aerospace quality assurance and quality control protocol.


Waste Minimization and Toxics Use Reduction Planning

Nu-Process Vinyl, Inc., Madras, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted an inventory and assessed the toxic use and hazardous waste management practices, identified and evaluated alternative technologies and substitute products, and prepared economic comparisons and waste minimization goals.


Environmental Compliance Assessment and Closure and Pollution Prevention Plans

Ross Electric Company, Chehalis, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted an environmental compliance assessment at a facility that incinerates polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Evaluated hazardous materials; wrote handling, storage, and spill prevention procedures; and prepared RCRA Waste Management Closure and Pollution Prevention Plans. Recommended alternative products, new ways to segregate reusable wastes, and techniques to improve handling of dangerous wastes. Implementation of these recommendations decreased the amount of waste sent for off-site disposal and reduced the possibility of site spills and accidents.


Environmental Compliance Management, California

Augat Microtec, Newbury Park, California
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Environmental Compliance Manager.

Responsible for implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive environmental compliance program, meeting RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, CAA, and CWA requirements. Conducted OSHA health and safety training at this printed circuit manufacturing facility. Work included bench-scale treatability research to establish new waste treatment reuse methods for chelated ammoniacal electroless copper plating solutions and dissolved photoresist stripping solutions.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment and Pollution Prevention Plan

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Inspected hazardous material and waste storage handling and processing areas, interviewed employees, reviewed in-house and environmental files, evaluated past and existing waste reduction practices, identified hazardous substances used and generated, prepared process description flow charts, determined available reduction opportunities, performed economic analyses for each opportunity, prepared a 5-year implementation schedule and executive summary, and recommended future actions to improve compliance status.


Environmental Compliance Assessment, Three Chemical Sites

Compliance Assessment, Waste Minimization, and Procedures Manual, Great Western Chemical Company — Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assessed the sites and learned the standard operating processes. Condensed, compiled, and wrote audit reports and policy manuals to assist with future RCRA compliance. Clients included:

  • Multnomah County, Oregon; involved branch offices in seven states; included a Waste Reduction Plan consistent with regulations in each state.
  • Portland, Oregon; included review of waste treatment and disposal practices and Solvent Management Plans.

Environmental Compliance Evaluation, Confidential Electronics Firm

Confidential Electronics Firm, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project tasks included on-site inspections of hazardous material storage areas, review of waste treatment/disposal practices and hazardous waste manifests, and evaluation of emergency preparedness/contingency planning programs. Determined the regulatory status (federal and state) of the waste streams and storage areas using USEPA Regulations 40 CFR Parts 262 and 265. Characterized on-site hazardous waste streams, which included metal-bearing solutions, organic solvents, paints, caustic materials, and pesticides.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment, Aurora, Oregon

Columbia Helicopter, Aurora, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Project involved a safety and environmental assessment which included inspection of hazardous material and waste storage, handling, and processing areas; interview of employees; review of in-house and environmental files; and recommendation of future actions to improve compliance status.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment, Environmental Action Plan

Precision Engineering, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project involved a safety and environmental assessment: inspected hazardous material and waste storage, handling, and processing areas; interviewed employees, reviewed in-house and environmental agency files; recommended future actions to improve compliance status; prepared a plan which provided hours, related costs, and target completion dates to comply with regulatory issues identified in the assessment.


Regulatory Compliance Evaluation and Wastewater Treatment System Design

Texaco Oil & Refining, Barbers Point, Hawaii
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Designed a practical and cost-effective method for on-site treatment of gasoline-contaminated rainwater; a carbon filtration system was selected. Provided regulatory compliance guidance and permit assistance.


Environmental Compliance Evaluation, Portland

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project tasks included on-site inspections of hazardous material storage areas, review of waste treatment/disposal practices and hazardous waste manifests, and evaluation of emergency preparedness/contingency planning programs. Determined the regulatory status (federal and state) of the waste streams and storage areas using USEPA Regulations 40 CFR Parts 262 and 265. Characterized on-site hazardous waste streams, which included metal-bearing solutions, organic solvents, paints, caustic materials, and proprietary chemicals.


Regulatory Compliance Assessment for a Semiconductor Mfr.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Beaverton, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager. 

Inspected hazardous material and waste storage handling and processing areas, interviewed employees, reviewed in-house and environmental files, evaluated past and existing waste reduction practices, identified hazardous substances used and generated, prepared process description flow charts, determined available hazardous waste and toxics use reduction opportunities, performed economic analyses for each opportunity, prepared a 5-year implementation schedule and executive summary, and recommended future actions to improve compliance status.


Environmental Records Review, Portland & Beaverton, Oregon

Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, and Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Assisted in preparation for the possibility of a multimedia regulatory compliance inspection. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of hundreds of environmental records (including hazardous waste manifests, land ban forms, exception letters, TSCA notifications, SARA Title III, Section 313 reports), and to provide recommendations for the client to achieve compliance with applicable environmental regulations.


International Environmental Compliance Audit

Box Manufacturing Facility (Confidential Client), Ho Chi Ming City, Viet Nam (March 2005).

Conducted a comprehensive environmental audit of hazardous materials and waste practices including air monitoring in a workspace environment and wastewater treatment system operations and discharge. Project involved directing work onsite to improve regulated materials storage conditions, evaluating laboratory data, recommending site wide compliance improvements, and preparing an Environmental Compliance Report consistent with Vietnam EPA rules and regulations. The subject facility was issued an environmental operations approval letter following Creekside’s work.


Chemical Manufacturing Environmental Compliance Audit

Confidential Chemical Manufacturing Company, Tualatin, Oregon.

Inspected hazardous material and waste storage handling and processing areas, interviewed employees, reviewed in-house and environmental files, evaluated past and existing waste handling and wastewater treatment practices, identified hazardous substances used and generated, completed waste stream determinations, met with corporate managers and legal council, prepared an environmental action plan, and recommended future actions to improve compliance status.


Environmental Permitting and General Compliance, Salem

Oregon Department of Corrections, Salem, Oregon. 

Awarded a contract as a team member to provide comprehensive environmental permitting and regulatory guidance for ODOC facilities including the new Day Road facility located in Wilsonville, Oregon (project is “in progress”).


General Environmental Compliance Services, Portland, Oregon

Oregon Steel Mills, Portland, Oregon.

This project involved updating the existing spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plan as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (Ref.: 40 CFR Part 112 and the Oil Pollution Act [OPA 90]).


Environmental Compliance Audit & Facility Investigation, Glass Manufacturing Facility

Portland, Oregon (April-June 2004).

Conducted the audit at a 1.5-acre quartz glassware manufacturing facility, which has been operating since 1974. Production, processes, hazardous waste and chemical management required adherence with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations. The audit included evaluation of air, wastewater, storm water, hazardous waste and chemical management issues. Based on audit findings, Creekside developed a Personnel Training Plan, a RCRA Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Plan, a Toxic Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Reduction Plan, and Hazardous Waste Determinations Report. Also conducted a comprehensive environmental investigation at the facility including assessment of soils and groundwater, prepared a report for DEQ and obtained a “No Further Action” letter from DEQ for the site in November 2004.


Environmental Assessment, Confidential Semiconductor Manufacturer

Redmond, Washington
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Conducted an assessment of the client’s manufacturing facility prior to its sale. A site investigation was also conducted to assess potential soil and groundwater contamination.


Phase I Site Investigation, Confidential Petroleum Oil Distribution Facility

Portland, Oregon
Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager.

Project involved conducting a complex focused Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of a bulk oil transfer facility located along the Willamette River on N.W. St. Helens Road in Portland, Oregon. Client was planning to lease and manage a portion of the subject property for petroleum product storage and distribution. Creekside staff reviewed hundreds of documents at DEQ’s headquarters office to attempt to determine the nature and extent of the hazardous material and waste impacts to the site and to the Willamette River. Work included reviewing regulatory standards for soil, groundwater and sediments. Adjacent property owners included Koppers Industries, Inc., Wacker Siltronic, Inc., Burlington Northern Railroad, and Olympic Pipeline.


Environmental Assessments, Confidential Wood Products Manufacturer

Owner/Principal Brent Jorgensen Served as Project Manager for these ESA’s.

Completed 12 environmental assessments for facilities in western Oregon as part of a facilities sale project. Facilities included saw, planer, plywood and veneer mills, glue lamination operations, maintenance facilities, woodwaste disposal sites, effluent lagoons, chemical and petroleum product USTs, and wood treating sites. The phase 1 assessment on each property was followed by recommendations for additional site characterization where appropriate and necessary. Completed phased assessments for seven of the facilities, and as a result developed phase 3 work plans for additional assessment or remediation. The majority of the work was completed in approximately nine weeks. Chemicals of concern included:

  • polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • dioxins
  • petroleum fuels
  • paints
  • resins and glues
  • regulated metal compounds
  • asbestos
  • pesticides
  • pentachlorophenol

Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s) for Real Estate Transactions (Additional List)

Creekside has successfully completed Phase I and II ESA’s for the following clients:

  • Calbag Metals (ELI, Inc.) – 15 Acres, Phase I, II ESAs, Portland, OR (June 2003)
  • Whiteside Theatre – ½ acre, P1ESA & UST Work, Corvallis, OR (May 2003)
  • Riverside Homes, Inc. – Five 10 ac. sites, Phas I ESAs, Portland & Vancouver (5-03)
  • Universal Construction Co. – 10 Acres, Phase I ESA, Vancouver, WA (Jan 2003)
  • 21st Avenue Tavern – 0.25 Acres, Phase I ESA, Portland, OR (Jan 2003)
  • Gresham Cinema Site – 4 Acres, Phase I & II ESAs, Portland, OR (Jan 2003)
  • Topnotch Feedstore – 8 Acres, Phase I & II ESAs, Hillsboro, Oregon (Jan 2003)
  • Metro Regional Services – 5 Acres, Phase I ESA, Portland, OR (Sept 2002)
  • Oregon Insurance Agency – 1 Acre, Phase I ESA, Oregon City, OR (Sept 2002)
  • Metro Regional Services – 5 Acres, Phase I ESA, Portland, OR (Sept 2002)
  • Dupont Chemical Co. – 4 Acres, Phase I & II ESAs, Portland, OR (June 2002)
  • Georgetown Realty – 2-Acres, 2 Phase I ESAs, Milwaukie, Oregon (June 2002)
  • Habitat for Humanity – 1-Acre Phase I ESA, Portland, Oregon (June 2002)
  • Arnold/Forcum & Assoc. – Two 1-Acre Phase I ESAs, Tualatin, OR (Feb 2002)
  • City of Woodburn – Five Phase I ESAs, 10 acres, Woodburn, Oregon (Ongoing)
  • Weyerhaeuser, Inc. – Phase I ESA, 20 acres, Elgin, Oregon (November 2001)
  • Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals – Phase I ESA and Environmental Compliance
  • Audit, 10 acres – Port of Longview, WA (October 2001)
  • Oregon Chief Meat Packing Plant – Extensive Phase II ESA including removing 2 USTs and 1,000 tons soil, 12 acres in North Portland, Oregon (October 2001)
  • Great Western International – four 2-acre sites in Tucson, AZ, El Paso & Austin, TX, and Sparks, NV, Phase II ESAs (March and April 2001)
  • Olsen Trucking Company – 10 acres, Vancouver, Washington (April 2001)
  • McCall Oil & Chemical – 1 acre, Bulk Fuel Terminal, Portland, OR (Feb 2001)
  • Bicandi Horse Farm – 20 acres, Ridgefield, Washington (January 2001)
  • City of Camas, Burlington Northern Property – 18 acres, Camas, WA (Jan 2001)
  • Starlite, Inc., 125 acres – housing development, Corvallis, OR (December 2000)
  • Oregon Culvert & Washington Culvert – Tualatin, OR & Arlington, WA (11/00)
  • Great Western Chemical Co. – 1 acre in Calgary, Alberta Canada (October 2000)
  • Dunmire Jeep Nissan, 1 acre, Albany, OR – Included asbestos work (July 2000)
  • SDS Wireless – 68 Phase I ESAs throughout Oregon (May 2000 – January 2001)
  • Great Western Chemical Company – 2 one acre parcels in Arleta, CA, and Tucson, AZ and one 50 acre parcel in Chicago, Illinois (February – July 2000)
  • Vickers, Foster & Assoc. – 100 acre parcel (Hillside Manor) McMinnville, OR
  • First Bank Beverly Hills – 5 acre parcel (Park Rose Care Center) Tacoma, WA
  • Kopy Kats Printing – ¼ acre parcel, Portland, Oregon (1999)
  • Touchstone Mortgage Company – ½ acre parcel, Milwauke, Oregon (1999)
  • Newark Group Company – 3 parcels totaling 65 acres, Woodburn, Oregon, and Longview and Vancouver, Washington (1997)
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) – 2 acre parcel, Salem, Oregon (1997)
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company – 1 acre parcel, Salem, Oregon (1996)
  • Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course – 350 acres, North Plains, Oregon (1996)
  • Tube Forgings & Zidell – 135 acres, NW Front Ave., Portland, Oregon (1995)
  • United Disposal Service – 3 parcels totaling 140 acres, Woodburn and Wilsonville, Oregon (1995)
  • J.H. Kelly, 5 acres – Vancouver, Washington (1996)
  • Golden Pacific Homes – 30 acre parcel, Woodburn, Oregon (1994)
  • Mt. Tabor Apartments – 1 acre parcel, Portland, Oregon (1993)
  • Ameritone Paint Center – 1 acre parcel, Portland, Oregon (1992)
  • Sherwood School District – 52 acre parcel, Sherwood, Oregon (1990)

Environmental Assessment & Equipment Demonstration Project

ECO International; Amur River, Khabarovsk, Eastern Russia (June 2007).

The Portland-Khabarovsk Sister City Association (PKSCA) Clean Water Initiative was conducted by ECO International LLC in cooperation with and support from the Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation (FRAEC) and supported by grants from the U.S. State Department and the Ford Foundation. This project involved meeting with the various Russian groups involved with different aspects of Amur River monitoring, obtaining an understanding of the regional ecosystems, particularly regarding the Amur River and its tributaries, field sampling water and sediments along the Amur river, and demonstrating a variety of field monitoring equipment including portable GCMS, PID, and other field monitoring devices.


Phase I, II, and III Environmental Investigation/Facility Closure and Site Demolition and Decontamination

Confidential Former Lead Facility, Portland, Oregon.

Conducted comprehensive Phase I and II ESA’s to establish the lateral and vertical extent of lead contamination at the subject site. Work involved researching historical operating and land use information for the site; preparing a sampling and analysis plan; collecting several dozen wipe samples, shallow soil samples, and water samples; evaluating laboratory data; and preparing Phase I and II reports using standard ASTM protocols. Work also involved selecting a General Demolition Contractor, providing oversight during abatement of asbestos, PCB’s, and lead-contaminated soils, and building demolition; waste characterization; conducting Phase III confirmation soil sampling and testing after cleanup; and preparing a facility closure report.


Phase I, II Environmental Site Assessments, Texas

Confidential Chemical Company, Austin, Texas facility.

Conducted comprehensive Phase I and II ESA’s to establish a baseline prior to a real estate transaction commitment. Work involved researching historical operating and land use information for an abandoned military contractor site; preparing a sampling and analysis plan; collecting several dozen wipe samples, shallow soil samples, and water samples; evaluating laboratory data; and preparing Phase I and II reports using standard ASTM protocols.


Phase I, Phase II ESA’s, Portland Metro Area

Hillsboro, Clackamas, McMinnville, and Portland, Oregon. 

Conducted ten Phase I ESA’s between January 1999 and May 2000 for commercial real estate brokers and construction developers. The assessments were conducted according to lending institution standards or American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards and included site inspections, investigation of area geology and hydrogeology, review of site history and land use, review of adjacent property history and land use, review of regulatory agency lists and files, interviews with the property owner and authorized regulatory officials, onsite sampling of soil, groundwater, asbestos, PCB’s, and drummed wastes, and preparation of the ESA report.


Phase I, II Environmental Site Assessments & Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Great Western Chemical Company, Chicago, Illinois.

Conducted comprehensive Phase I and II ESA’s and a Risk Assessment to establish a baseline prior to a major real estate transaction commitment. Work involved researching historical operating and land use information for an active chemical distribution facility; preparing a sampling and analysis plan; supervising collection of several dozen shallow soil samples and groundwater samples; evaluating laboratory data; and preparing Phase I and II reports using standard ASTM protocols. Project required gaining knowledge of Illinois EPA’s Tiered Approach to Corrective Action (TACO) regulations and requirements.


Phase I, II Environmental Site Assessments – Portland, July 2001

Confidential Meat Packing Facility, Portland, Oregon. 

Conducted a comprehensive Phase I ESA in July 2001 for facility owner looking to sell 11 acres. The assessment was conducted according to lending American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards and included site inspections, investigation of area geology and hydrogeology, review of site history and land use, review of adjacent property history and land use, review of regulatory agency lists and files, interviews with the property owner and authorized regulatory officials, onsite sampling of soil, groundwater, asbestos, PCB’s, and drummed wastes, and preparation of the ESA report. As part of this project, leaking USTs and contaminated soils were discovered and removed by Creekside and its subcontractors.


Phase I, II Environmental Site Assessments – Portland, Oregon

Dupont Chemical Company, Metro Regional Services, Oregon Insurance Agency, and Remax Realty – Portland, Oregon. 

Conducted multiple comprehensive Phase I & Phase II ESAs in From June to September 2002 for the four aforementioned clients. The assessments were conducted according to lending American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards and included site inspections, investigation of area geology and hydrogeology, review of site history and land use, review of adjacent property history and land use, review of regulatory agency lists and files, interviews with the property owner and authorized regulatory officials, onsite sampling of soil, groundwater, asbestos, PCB’s, and drummed wastes, and preparation of the ESA report. As part of this project, several leaking UST’s were discovered and removed by Creekside and its subcontractors.


Environmental Assessment & Site Cleanup – Portland Harbor Sediment Study Area

Romar Transportation Sytems, N. Time Oil Road, Portland, Oregon
(June – December 2005)

Based on initial sampling results from a river sediment quality study, DEQ identified Romar as a potential source of contamination to the Portland Harbor. A Strategy Recommendation was completed & DEQ determined a Preliminary Assessment (PA) on the subject property should be conducted, under medium priority status. Creekside completed the PA in July 2005, then prepared a work plan for DEQ which involved hot spot removal of PCB-impacted soils. Creekside provided construction oversight during remediation, collected confirmatory samples, prepared an ecological risk assessment, and successfully obtained a recommendation for No Further Action from DEQ.


Brownfields Site Investigation, City of Willamina, Oregon

Funded by Oregon State Lottery Funds Administered by OE & CDD.

Completed extensive Phase II Environmental Site Assessment including records review, hydrogeologic, surface water, soils and ecological risk evaluations; agency file search; personnel interviews; research of environmental investigations on the subject site and on neighboring properties; and pond and sediment sampling and analysis at a former log pond facility owned by Hampton Lumber Company. Met with City of Willamina and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to discuss the investigation results and prepared a work plan to remediate onsite contamination. Target constituents include petroleum hydrocarbons, regulated metals, Sapstain, and volatile organic compounds. Project is in progress and cleanup has not yet been authorized.