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Environmental Due Diligence Projects

Due Diligence Offerings from Creekside
 
Transaction Screen Reports are a fast and inexpensive method to research the land use history and environmental status of your property and surrounding sites. The transaction screen includes a search of federal, state and local environmental databases, completion of a questionnaire by a person knowledgeable of the site, owner and/or occupant interviews, fire department interviews and/or Sanborn map reviews, and a site inspection by one of our environmental professionals. Our reports meet or exceed the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) E-1528-06 standard for Transaction Screens.
 
The Transaction Screen is a standardized approach to environmental due diligence that provides a basic understanding of the environmental condition of the property. This level of assessment is only recommended for low impact sites such as undeveloped rural or residential properties. If the driving force behind the environmental due diligence is a desire to qualify for one of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Landowner Liability Protections (LLPs), a transaction screen should not be used. Instead, the ASTM Practice E 1527-05 for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (Phase 1 ESA) Process should be used. Please contact our Portland, Oregon Environmental Consultants if you are unsure about your due diligence obligations.
 
Typical Cost: $1,500

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.


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 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)