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Phase I Site Assessments Projects

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.


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

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.

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).


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 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.