Former Reynolds Metals Company Property Industrial Park Development – Due Diligence, Strategic Support, and Environmental Compliance
Hart Crowser supported the Port of Portland with Phase I and II environmental due diligence for acquisition of this 700-acre property (a Superfund site), that included the former 80acre Reynolds Metals Company aluminum plant, agricultural land, undeveloped land, and lakes. Extensive environmental investigation and remediation work had been done at the site, and we conducted an in-depth assessment of this work to document historical impacts to soil, groundwater, ditch sediment, and surface water. Following the Port’s acquisition of the property for the Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park, Hart Crowser continued to provide on-call technical support to the Port. Our work has included:
- We prepared the state and federal permit application for Phase II/III of the project, which included a detailed US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)/Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) Joint Permit Application (JPA), Biological Assessment (BA), and Wetland/Waterway Mitigation Plan. The JPA also addressed potential project effects on air quality, noise, and traffic patterns to provide documentation for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.
- As part of this process, our staff collected standard baseline water quality and aquatic habitat information and performed grab sampling at surface water sites during stormwater runoff events to evaluate baseline water chemistry conditions pursuant to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.
- Our staff worked closely with the Port of Portland and its consultant team to address and respond to agency concerns, particularly regarding stormwater effects on downstream fish resources.
The Port was successful in obtaining all necessary permits for the project and construction is underway.