On behalf of a long-time client, a Fortune 500 company which has steadily expanded its relationship with Antea Group and now utilizes each of our Practice Areas, we recently received a ‘No Further Action’ letter for environmental activity at an underground storage tank (UST) site. It was the 200th such notification Antea Group has received on behalf of this client, which is cause for celebration of a job well done.
Antea Group began work on UST sites for this company nearly 20 years ago, and in 1998, was given an exclusive on a portfolio covering all company underground storage tank issues. Since then, we have eliminated liability on 200 projects, or 80% of the portfolio. Work has been performed all over the US, including North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Many states have been closed out completely. Antea Group’s mastery of state and federal regulations, coupled with an ability to facilitate positive outcomes for multiple stakeholders, unique to each of the 200 UST incidents, was a primary factor in this accomplishment.
Along with our subcontractors (drillers, excavators, laboratories), the Antea Group team has logged over 250,000 labor hours in that time, with just one OSHA Recordable Incident in 20 years. The end result for the client is a savings or cost avoidance of several million dollars each year, plus recovery of 60% of their expenses from various state underground storage tank reimbursement funds.
In honor of this milestone, a celebration was held earlier this month and included attendance by client personnel involved with the UST Portfolio over the years (even if they were retired!) and Antea Group resources involved with the portfolio. Presentations were made, including one by Antea Group’s own Jerry Hincka, noting that most people working on the portfolio have been involved with the work for 10+ years, a practical demonstration of how Antea Group is a true partner in helping the client manage their liability and safety programs.
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