What’s New

January 2020 

GRand Environmental recently renewed as a Qualified Consultant by MSHDA

GRand Environmental was recently named as a Qualified Consultant approved by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to provide Group A Services (Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Baseline Environmental Assessments, Due Care Compliance Analyses, Lead-Based Paint investigations, Asbestos Building Inspections and Technical Assistance) and Group B Services (National Environmental Protection Act) Assessments.  GRand is the only Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) named as a Qualified Consultant. 

January 2018

GRand Environmental, LLC has been certified as a Micro-Local Business Enterprise (Micro-LBE) by the City of Grand Rapids.  This designation will assist GRand and companies subcontracting GRand to further the City’s commitment to maximizing equal opportunity and diversity.

November 2016

WE HAVE MOVED!!  Check out our new location at 3315 3 Mile Road, NW, Walker, MI  49534.  Our phone number, fax number and e-mails have remained the same.

July 2016 

GRand Environmental recently named as a Qualified Consultant by MSHDA

GRand Environmental was recently named as a Qualified Consultant approved by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to provide Group A Services (Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, Baseline Environmental Assessments, Due Care Compliance Analyses, Lead-Based Paint investigations, Asbestos Building Inspections and Technical Assistance) and Group B Services (National Environmental Protection Act )Assessments . 

ASTM STANDARD FOR PHASE I ESAs 

The New ASTM Standard E1527-13 for Phase I ESAs was published on November 6, 2013 and incorporated into the All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Rule on December 31, 2013.

Major Changes to E1527-05  include

  1. RECs, HRECs and CRECs
  • Recognized Environmental Condition (REC) definition “simplified:
  • Revised definition of “Historical” REC (HREC)
  • New definition for a “Controlled” REC (CREC)

2. Vapor Migration

  •  Vapor migration clarified as being included in a Phase I ESA investigation

3.  Regulatory Agency File Reviews

  • Clarifies that file reviews should be conducted on adjoining properties and properties of concern

Minor Changes to E-1527-05 include

  1. User Responsibilities
  •  Minimal revisions to User responsibilities

2.  Industrial/Manufacturing Properties

3.  Appendices

  • Completely re-written Legal Appendix
  • Minor revisions to User Questionnaire Appendix
  • Simplified recommended Table of Contents and Report format Appendix
  • New Appendix discussing Non-Scope Business Environmental Risk Considerations

Please contact us to discuss specifics to the changes and how GRand Environmental, LLC can assist you in assuring that you and your clients receive a detailed and complete Phase I ESA report that meets the new ASTM Standard.

May 2013

Grand Environmental is named the only Qualified Consultant based in West Michigan pre-qualified to provide NEPA Assessments for MSHDA.

GRand Environmental has been named one of only nine approved Qualified Consultants in Michigan to provide Group B Services (i.e., National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Assessments) for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).    The MSHDA website states “The limited number of Qualified Consultants for Group B Services reflects the more specialized nature of conducting a compliant NEPA study.”  Developers and sponsors that require NEPA Assessment for federal funding requests may only choose from the list of nine pre-qualified firms.  However, for Group A Services (Phase I and II ESAs, BEAs, Due Care and Asbestos inspections) developers may choose  any qualified environmental consulting firm.  We have completed many MSHDA compliant Phase I and II ESAs, BEAs, Due Care Compliance Analyses and Close-Out reports over the years and are well versed in the current rules, regulations and MSHDA specific requirements.  We also realize timing can be critical to meet your application deadlines and we will work diligently to meet them.  Give us a call to discuss your project today!