Continuing Growth in the Michigan Environmental Consulting Industry

by Pam Jackson
Dec 29, 2020

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Like many small businesses across Michigan, Envirologic has worked exceptionally hard in 2020 to achieve success in a very challenging business environment. Co-owners Jeffrey Hawkins and David Warwick feel it's important to share and celebrate these successes and future business opportunities with their clients, subcontractors and vendors. There are four specific opportunities that the company is proud to reveal: acquiring contracts with two County Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities, once again being listed as a Qualified Consultant for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and becoming a Qualified Environmental Consultant with the State Land Bank Authority of Michigan.

In 2020, the Jackson County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the St. Joseph County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (SJCBRA) successfully secured $300,000 U.S. EPA Brownfield Community-wide Assessment Grants, both of which Envirologic authored on behalf of the counties. These grants -- which Envirologic will also manage -- will be used to assess abandoned and contaminated properties. These are very competitive grant funds; in Michigan, only nine communities received these federal funds. In total, 155 communities and organizations across the country were awarded the grants. "Grants awarded by EPA's Brownfield Program provide communities and tribes across the country with an opportunity to transform contaminated sites into community assets," said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
Ken Jones, Chair of the SJBRA, said, "We appreciate the efforts of Envirologic to help the county secure these funds and look forward to working with their team over the next several years to achieve even more successful results for the entire county." These grants will provide the resources for environmental assessments, cleanup planning and community outreach activities in both counties.

Envirologic is also proud to once again be included in MSHDA's Qualified Consultant list. This list provides developers with an index of environmental consultants that have demonstrated knowledge of MSHDA's Environmental Review Requirements. Being on the list ensures that Envirologic's team understands and can implement the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and MSHDA's environmental requirements. As a Qualified Consultant, Envirologic can support clients and projects that are utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (i.e., credits that provide a tax incentive to construct or rehabilitate affordable rental housing for low-income households) and direct funding programs through MSHDA. Envirologic's team is also qualified to help clients with HUD and MSHDA compliance related to mold, lead, asbestos and radon.

In addition, the State Land Bank Authority (State Land Bank) of Michigan selected Envirologic as a qualified environmental consultant to provide various services, including Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)/Hazardous Materials Surveys, Lead-based Paint Surveys, ACM Air Clearances, Lead Clearances, Demolition Site Supervision and Brownfield Planning. The State Land Bank's mission is to "create a positive economic impact on Michigan communities by recycling land to productive use." This work involves a coordinated effort with local units of government and County Land Bank Authorities to foster the redevelopment of property (mostly abandoned and tax-foreclosed properties). The State Land Bank has established itself as a critical partner in economic development and brownfield redevelopment, particularly for some of Michigan's most challenging properties.

To learn more about the services the Envirologic team provides, please visit our website.

For over 31 years, Envirologic Technologies, Inc. has served as a full-service environmental consulting and services firm dedicated to assisting the regulated community in many facets of the environment. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Envirologic provides support for brownfields, environmental investigation and remediation, compliance, due diligence services and more throughout Michigan, the Great Lakes Region and other states. To learn more, visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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