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Mostardi Platt Conducts Environmental Risks and Liability Evaluation

Project Summary: An industrial client was looking to acquire an existing Styrene Manufacturing Plant in the Midwest. Mostardi Platt performed a desktop due diligence as well as a regulatory compliance evaluation. These evaluations allowed potential liabilities and environmental risks to be identified if the client were to acquire the plant. Scope of Work A desktop

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Subsurface investigation

Subsurface Investigation

Mostardi Platt recently completed a subsurface investigation for real estate developer client that acquired a property previously operating as a gas station. A comprehensive No Further Remediation Letter (NFR) was required by the lender who was funding the new development of the property.  To obtain the NFR Letter, Mostardi Platt enrolled the property into the

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Underground Storage Tank Removal

Underground Storage Tank Removal

Project Summary A lender client asked that an underground storage tank be removed from the property prior to sale. Scope of Work The lender foreclosed on this property, where an underground storage tank was located. An interested buyer was identified by the lender but required that the tank be removed prior to closing on the

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Manufacturing Facilities: Mergers and Acquisitions

  Project Summary A manufacturing client had the potential to acquire eight building material manufacturing facilities. Mostardi Platt conducted due diligence and regulatory compliance evaluations at each of the eight facilities. SCOPE OF WORK Mostardi Platt initially reviewed available data for each of the eight manufacturing facilities in an online data room. Commercial databases, available

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Clean Construction and Demolition Debris

Project Summary:  Mostardi Platt managed the excess soil from development of a commercial site in the Chicago area. Samples from a stockpile of 6,500 tons of soil contained Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) test concentration of manganese above the allowable standard. The estimated cost of disposal of the soil as special waste was approximately $500,000.

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OSHA Compliance Checklist

The US Department of Labor’s penalties for serious posting requirements, other-than-serious posting requirements, failure to abate, and willful or repeated OSHA violations will increase effective January 15, 2021. These penalties may reach as high as $13,653 per first time violation.  The most recent memorandum from the Regional Administrator states that the increased penalty plan is

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Good Faith Efforts

OSHA Good Faith Efforts During a Pandemic

OSHA continues to modify procedures to adapt during the ongoing pandemic.  Its emphasis has remained focused on the employer’s responsibility to ensure employee safety in the workplace. OSHA describes the employer’s ability to seek alternative avenues to ensure safety as “Good Faith Efforts.” These are used to protect employees from hazardous tasks, processes, or equipment

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Restrictions in Illinois Manufacturing Facilites: Covid Tier 3

Beginning on November 21, 2020, at 12:01 AM, the following new restrictions go into effect for all manufacturing facilities located in Illinois. There are additional restrictions for non-manufacturing facilities including retail establishments, bars and restaurants, hotels, and office-only establishments, which can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website: Manufacturing Requirements

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Compliance Testing

Compliance Testing and Air Emissions Permits

Compliance testing may be a requirement for facilities with state issued EPA Air Pollution Control Permits. Periodic Compliance Testing measures the various air pollutants that exit the stack. Standardized testing requirements can vary depending on a facility’s category of work. Standardized testing requirements may include: Solvents and Organic Flavoring- Volatile Organic Materials (VOM) Natural gas

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