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|

Superior Adds Experienced Scientist – Terry Lendy

Mr. Terry Lendy has joined Superior's Springfield, Illinois, office to provide a number of professional services for Environmental Compliance.   Terry serves as a Staff/Field Scientist and has over 22 years of experience in the environmental field in meeting the needs of both public and private sector clients. His technical experience includes wetland investigations, soil and groundwater sampling, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, asbestos inspections, and mold investigations. Terry has been involved in various environmental projects throughout Illinois, [...]

2018-03-22T12:51:51+00:00 August 17th, 2016, 05:00am|

Regulatory Changes Affecting Marina Fueling Stations

Article by Jonathan Sowder, Project Scientist at Superior Environmental Corp, as it appeared in the 2nd Quarter 2016 issue of Marine Trade News from Michigan Boating Industries Association.   Although it is very convenient for boaters to refill their gas tanks at the marina dock, there exists a certain amount of liability for the marinas that sell the fuel. A lot of work and infrastructure goes into storage and dispensing fuel, and even with the best intentions, sometimes the underground [...]

2018-03-22T12:58:59+00:00 August 11th, 2016, 05:00am|

New Real Estate Services Team Leader – James Bresko

Mr. James Bresko has 28 years of experience providing environmental services and solutions. Jim has conducted and managed numerous Phase I ESAs and Transaction Screens of industrial, commercial, residential, and undeveloped properties, in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, as well as Michigan specific Phase II ESAs, Baseline Environmental Assessments, and Due Care Plans. Jim has also provided nation-wide national account environmental management services for large lending institutions. He has conducted and/or [...]

2018-03-22T12:50:34+00:00 August 10th, 2016, 05:00am|