Client: City of Detroit - Department of Public Works
Location: Detroit, MI
Prime Consultant: NTH Consultants, Ltd.
Total Project Budget: $232,000
NTH Project Budget: $50,000
City of Detroit Department of Public Works UST System Removals
The City of Detroit’s Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for underground storage tanks (USTs) at police precincts, fire departments, recreation department yards and DPW equipment yards across the city. The DPW is committed to reducing the operating costs associated with owning and operating storage tanks, as well as the associated environmental risks that unused or underutilized USTs can pose.
The DPW identified locations with underutilized storage tanks and initiated a scheduled removal of these USTs. The DPW contracted NTH to assist. As a Qualified Underground Storage Tank Consultant (QUSTC) firm, NTH drew on many years of storage tank experience in this large-scale removal effort.
Project Approach Working with DPW project managers, NTH developed a prioritized schedule and implementation program overseeing the removal of the USTs at 12 DPW locations within the City of Detroit. We solicited bids from several qualified storage tank contractors and aided the Department with selecting a contractor. Once this process was completed, we assisted the department with concluding contract with the selected contractor.
NTH’s services in this project included:
Developing detailed plans and specifications for each site and compiling them into a public bid document in an effort to retain an environmental contractor to remove the USTs from multiple sites
Preparing all MDEQ storage tank documentation, including the Intent to
Remove, tank registrations, and site assessments
Documenting UST removal activities and the release of UST product, when appropriate
Notifying the MDEQ of releases and then working with the owner and the MDEQ to obtain closure at each site
Preparing and submitting MDEQ-required closure documentation for leaking and non-leaking UST systems
Submitting revised UST registration forms
NTH’s turnkey management allowed the Department of Public Works to work with a single experience project manager who worked to ensure the client’s expectations were met. NTH’s experience as a QUSTC enabled the work to be completed in accordance with applicable MDEQ storage tank regulations.