PFAS Threat to Drinking Water

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a class of emerging contaminants. The carbon-fluorine bond that exists in PFAS is one of the strongest bonds in nature. PFAS have been used extensively in many industries. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) protects public drinking water supplies across the United States. Under the SDWA, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has regulated more than 90 drinking water contaminants. USEPA has the authority to set enforceable Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for specific chemicals [...]

2018-11-05T13:38:30+00:00 November 5th, 2018, 01:38pm|

Turnkey Approach to Environmental Due Diligence

Superior Environmental Corp is an industry leader in environmental consulting, engineering, and real estate transaction services. Our staff of experienced scientists and engineers recognize the potential environmental risks for buyers, sellers, lenders, or owners involved in property acquisitions and transactions and provide integrated and comprehensive solutions in a turnkey approach specifically designed to alleviate those risks. Phase I Environmental Site Assessment The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is an important first step in the property acquisition process that allows [...]

2018-10-08T09:19:24+00:00 October 8th, 2018, 09:19am|

Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is currently reviewing site information from recently submitted Baseline Environmental Assessments, remedial investigation reports, and some historically closed sites to examine if the Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway (VIAP) is a concern. Sites may now exceed current action screening levels and pose an environmental health threat. It may be a good time to investigate or review conditions on your property to protect the health, safety, and well-being of everyone who comes in your [...]

2018-09-24T11:47:43+00:00 September 24th, 2018, 11:47am|

Michigan Boating Industries Association Reviews Changed Requirements to Underground Storage Tank Rules

MBIA members who have USTs are subject to Federal rules and operator training requirements. In 2012, the Rules changed to require quarterly UST inspections from a Class B operator starting in 2015. In a conference call with Michigan’s LARA we understand that the new Federal UST rules require the quarterly inspections to now be monthly beginning October 13, 2018. Monthly inspection requirements would be extremely labor intensive and costly to our members, so we were pleased to discover that LARA [...]

2018-06-01T10:21:36+00:00 May 31st, 2018, 01:33pm|

Superior Attends Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway Workshop

On April 10, 2018, Superior Environmental employees Jonathan Sowder, CGWP and Tracy Hutchinson, P.E. attended the MDEQ sponsored Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway (VIAP) Workshop in Grand Rapids, MI. The training provided a solid refresher on investigating vapor intrusion for Part 201/213 Sites, real estate property transaction, and due care obligations. It is clear that the MDEQ is striving to provide clear and consistent guidance on the vapor intrusion pathway, however it is also clear that VIAP is still an [...]

2018-04-24T09:23:55+00:00 April 12th, 2018, 07:50am|

Superior Becomes 100% Employee Owned Through Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Superior Environmental Corp. (Superior), a leading environmental consulting, engineering, and construction related services solutions company, based in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, announced that the firm is now 100% employee owned through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust. This announcement marks the purchase of all outstanding shares from the founding shareholders, Vaughn Quince and James Quince. Superior was founded in 1989 as an environmental consulting business and was established to meet the demand for quality environmental services at a [...]

2018-03-22T12:49:12+00:00 July 26th, 2017, 08:00am|

New Michigan Law Significantly Reduced Deductible for UST Insurance

Last week, Governor Snyder gave owners and operators (O/O) of petroleum underground storage tanks an early Christmas present by signing House Bill 5599, creating Public Act 380 of 2016 which amends Part 215, Underground Storage Tank (UST) Corrective Action Funding, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The amendments significantly reduce the deductibles for O/O who use the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA) as their insurance (O/O are required to have insurance for [...]

2018-03-22T12:55:40+00:00 December 28th, 2016, 08:00am|

Superior Adds Professional Engineer to the Superior Solutions Team

Tracy Hutchinson P.E. has joined Superior Environmental to assist our Real Estate Services Group. Tracy has 22 years of experience providing civil and environmental engineering related services in Michigan and surrounding Midwest states. Superior has provided due diligence services since its founding over 28 years ago! These services include due diligence products for property transactions and financing purposes including transaction screens, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Baseline Environmental Assessments, and Due Care plans. Superior provides a number of real estate [...]

2018-03-22T12:56:39+00:00 December 14th, 2016, 05:00am|