With increased costs, environmental risks and regulations associated with ownership of petroleum Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), many are choosing to remove privately owned USTs and are fueling up their vehicle fleet at retail gas stations. However, navigating local, state and federal petroleum regulations required to remove USTs can be an inundating task for Michigan’s top municipal, commercial or industrial leaders.
A qualified environmental consultant can help ease the burden. One West Michigan-based company has been relying on their consultant for years.
“We have always been committed to being a good corporate citizen,” said Bruce Blair, president and chief executive officer of Consumers Concrete. “It has not waivered, but the challenge to keep up with the changing laws and regulations continues to require special expertise.
“We work with a consultant to keep us compliant in areas that we know little about. And with the ongoing changes in the regulation landscape, this continues to be more and more of a challenge.”
Consumers Concrete, the region’s premiere ready mix and concrete product manufacturer with over 20 locations in West Michigan, successfully removed a UST in the fall of 2019. It hired Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V) to manage the notification, sampling, and reporting requirements associated with removing the UST. F&V worked closely with the excavator, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE).
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