Cleanup Program: How We're Doing It

Environmental cleanups to address historic contamination are required at about 60 former GM locations that were transferred to The RACER Trust when it was formed. At many of these locations, cleanup projects are already under way. In most cases, these properties can be sold or leased even before cleanups have been started or completed, provided The RACER Trust is guaranteed access for cleanup activity.

RACER is working with state and federal regulatory agencies to achieve comprehensive, thorough and effective cleanups. Our goal is to obtain "No Further Action" letters from the regulatory agencies for all locations where cleanups are needed. The RACER Trust was provided with nearly $500 million to conduct these investigations and cleanups.

The Environmental Team

RACER has assembled a team of experienced environmental professionals to oversee its remediation projects. RACER's environmental team includes:

 width= Pamela Barnett, Cleanup Manager for the former GM properties in Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Pamela L. Barnett manages all aspects of site investigations; design and implementation of remedial project work; and integrating remedial project work with redevelopment activities at Trust properties in six states. Ms. Barnett is a professional geologist with extensive environmental experience in consulting and manufacturing.

Robert Hare, Cleanup Manager for the former GM properties in Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin and New Jersey. Robert W. Hare manages all aspects of site investigations; design and implementation of remedial project work; and integrating remedial project work with redevelopment activities at Trust properties in six states. Mr. Hare has more than 32 years of experience with environmental compliance and remediation at auto facilities. Most recently, he served as Director of Environmental for Motors Liquidation Company, overseeing environmental operations of the estate and managing remediation projects in Michigan and New Jersey. Mr. Hare has co-published various papers on waste water treatment and remediation and is the recipient of the Ohio Water Environment Association F.H. Waring award for outstanding contributions to the industrial waste water field (1992). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Registered Environmental Manager/Registered Environmental Property Assessor, and a Certified Hazardous Material Manager.

M. Brendan Mullen, Cleanup Manager for the former GM properties in New York. M. Brendan Mullen manages all aspects of site investigations; design and implementation of remedial project work; and integrating remedial project work — including demolition — with redevelopment activities at Trust properties in New York. He is a board-certified environmental engineer and holds an MBA in financial management.

Grant Trigger, Cleanup Manager for the former GM properties in Michigan. Grant R. Trigger manages all aspects of site investigations; design and implementation of remedial project work; and integrating remedial project work with redevelopment activities at Trust properties in Michigan. Mr. Trigger is a professional engineer, environmental attorney, and adjunct professor of Law at the University of Detroit School of Law. He also serves on the Executive Council of the Michigan Chapter of the National Brownfield Association.

Dave Favero, Deputy Cleanup Manager for the former GM properties in Michigan. Dave Favero helps coordinate and support remediation and redevelopment of Trust properties in Michigan. Mr. Favero has extensive experience with regulatory compliance and environmental cleanup, as well as working cooperatively with site redevelopers. He was a Contract Project Manager for GM, a Senior Project Manager for an environmental consulting firm in Illinois, and a Superfund Remedial Project Manager for U.S. EPA Region 5 and the Illinois EPA.

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