Environmental Assessment Activities – East Parking Garage, St. Louis, MO.

PE performed a Phase I and Phase II ESA at this 4-acre paved lot located in the City of St. Louis for BJC Healthcare. During the Phase I ESA, it was revealed that the subject property had been occupied by up to 20 aboveground storage tanks containing fuel oil between at least 1941 through at least 1979. The Phase II ESA was performed to sample and analyze soil and groundwater and evaluate the nature and extent of contamination in connection with subsurface free product discovered during site preparation geotechnical drilling operations. Activities included soil boring drilling, soil sampling, well installation, groundwater sampling, and well abandonment. Elevated PAHs were observed in samples of cinders, elevated VOCs in groundwater, and free product also in the subsurface. PE managed the disposal of contaminated soil (29,000 tons) and groundwater/wastewater (530,000 gallons) during construction activities.

Former City Hospital Redevelopment, St. Louis, MO.

PE personnel conducted the Phase I & II ESA of the former City Hospital Complex located in St. Louis, Missouri. PE’s licensed personnel conducted the initial investigations, remedial design and work plan/specifications, assisted the developer with the bid process/contractor selection, and conducted third party oversight clearance air/wipe samples during all environmental remediation buildings within the former hospital complex. Four of the buildings were remediated in accordance with federal NESHAP requirements to prepare for demolition, and the two remaining buildings were remediated as part of a $135 million renovation of the complex into luxury “Loti Style” residential units.

Bates NEPA Compliance, Ellington, MO.

PE provided NEPA compliance services to Bates & Associates Architects for a proposed health care facility in Reynolds County, Missouri. The subject property was a one-acre parcel located within a 100-year flood plain, adjacent to Logan Creek, on the north end of Ellington. The project was partially funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the Capital Improvement Program under the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As such, a NEPA Environmental Assessment (EA) was conducted by PE to analyze potential impacts related to the proposed project. As part of the EA, PE reviewed the proposed development plans and available desktop information, interviewed project personnel and government agencies, and performed a site reconnaissance of the subject property. In addition, PE conducted a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, a wetlands investigation/determination, a threatened and endangered (T&E) species assessment, and an evaluation of environmental consequences associated with the proposed development. Results of the EA indicated no recognized environmental conditions or business environmental risks associated with the subject property, no jurisdictional wetlands present on site, and no identified T&E species within or adjacent to the proposed development. Other results indicated (FONSI) for the proposed project.