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 [...]

2019-01-25T15:30:15+00:00 August 10th, 2016, 05:00am|

Badger Injection

The Badger Injection System (Badger) is an innovative way to effectively deliver a wide range of remediation chemicals to the subsurface. Badger is a proprietary injection system that has proven toinject a variety of in-situ remediation products both further and faster than conventional technologies. Badger has delivered unprecedented radius, distribution, contact, monitoring and controls for in-situ remedial products during injection delivery events. Ongoing equipment, tooling and process refinements, along with the ability to quickly make adjustments (variable) to match a [...]

2018-03-22T13:00:06+00:00 July 8th, 2016, 05:00am|

Project Summary – Pilot Injection Test

Superior Environmental Corp was invited to bid on a pilot test scale injection to test how well 50 gallons of the Tersus product NutriSulfateĀ® would be accepted in a shallow water bearing unit of sand bound by an upper and lower clay unit. This saturated sand layer was varied in thickness but predominately bottomed out at approximately 20 feet below ground surface. Upon award of the pilot test, Superior Environmental Corp utilized its innovative injection technology (Badger). The Badger Injection [...]

2019-01-05T11:11:56+00:00 May 10th, 2016, 05:00am|

MUSTA Buy-Down Deductible Due by March 31

Notice to Owners/Operators in Michigan with 7 or Fewer USTs: MUSTA Buy-Down Deductible Due by March 31, 2016 If you own 7 or fewer refined petroleum underground storage tanks (USTs) and you want to use the new Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA) fund as your financial responsibility mechanisms, then you should be aware of the following information: The deductible for a release is $50,000. However, if you own 7 or less USTs, you can reduce the deductible per release [...]

2018-03-22T13:11:03+00:00 March 18th, 2016, 05:00am|

The Power of GIS

There is an increasing awareness of the benefits associated with utilizing a geographic information system (GIS). GIS helps users visualize, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. Superior Environmental Corp utilizes ArcGIS software powered by ESRI paired with EOS-Arrow Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to collect data with high level accuracy. The technology allows our field scientists to log relevant information, survey features with sub-foot accuracy, [...]

2018-03-22T13:14:06+00:00 February 8th, 2016, 05:00am|

LUST Site Closure Case Study

Superior Environmental Corp (Superior), on behalf of a confidential Bay County, Michigan automobile dealership, was hired to investigate and close a used oil underground storage tank (UST) release at the car dealership, originally reported in 1997. The following remedial actions were performed: On September 29, 1997, two 1,000 gallon steel UST systems were removed from the ground. On December 2 and 3, 1998, approximately 394 cubic yards of impacted soil was excavated from the UST basins. However, after the excavation, [...]

2018-03-22T13:14:59+00:00 February 2nd, 2016, 05:00am|

Superior Spill Response Capabilities

Superior recently attended the 26th annual No-Spills Conference in Traverse City as a contributing vendor. The Northern Michigan Waterways Hazardous Material Spill Planning Committee (No-Spills) is a regional organization focused on prevention of hazardous material spills on the Great Lakes and its tributaries. No-Spills provides a platform for networking that encourages and facilitates interaction between agency and industry professionals, subject matter experts, and other interested parties to foster communication and promote the study and analysis of issues associated with the [...]

2018-03-22T13:15:55+00:00 January 29th, 2016, 05:00am|

Underground Storage Tank Deadline Extended

At its meeting on January 19, 2016, the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority Board of Directors extended the deadline for owners and operators to buy-down their Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund deductible for calendar year 2016 to March 31, 2016. This option to buy-down the deductible from $50,000 per claim to $15,000 per claim is available to owners and operators and their affiliates who own 7 or fewer refined petroleum USTs. The previous deadline was January 31, 2016. For information [...]

2018-03-22T13:16:36+00:00 January 25th, 2016, 05:00am|