A Not-for-Profit Solution for Providing Long-Term Stewardship, Verification and Evaluation of Environmental Land Use Restrictions

Sentinel Stewardship Companies

With offices in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington DC, Virginia and Wisconsin, the Sentinel Stewardship Companies are uniquely positioned to address IC/EC stewardship issues across the nation.

Sentinel Stewardship Principals

- Douglas W. Michaud

- A. J. Birkbeck

- Donald W. Richardson


Sentinel Stewardship Purposes

The Sentinel Stewardship Companies' primary purpose is to satisfy responsible parties’ (“RPs”) long-term stewardship obligations associated with mandatory restrictive covenants, institutional controls and engineering controls (collectively the “control mechanisms”).  The Sentinel Stewardship Companies also provide for related services, such as the provision of legal and engineering services, and financial assurance products, to RPs at brownfield sites, superfund sites and RCRA or corrective action sites. Trust representatives will also work with the State to secure innovative insurance products to enhance the long term viability of control mechanisms.  In sum, the companies provide a simple and cost effective means by which the regulated community might comply with state reporting requirements associated with risk based cleanups, in addition to offering related products and services to assist commericial property owners.

Benefits to Commercial Property Owners

  -  Cost-Effective Satisfaction of “Tech Reg” Certification Requirements

  -  Optional Drafting and Filing of Restrictive Covenants

  -  Work with the Regulated Community and Local Communities to assure proper Implementation of Institutional Controls

  -  Optional Engineered Control Maintenance Services

  -  Procurement and Maintenance of Remediation Funding Sources

  -  Brownfields Database to Supplement Existing On-Line Resources

  -  Potential Tax Benefits to Brownfield Owners & Operators through the use of existing, but rarely used, federal tax incentive mechanisms

  -  Create and Obtain Innovative Insurance Products to assist Stewardship

  -  Comfort in Knowing that the Trust works closely with State Regulators to ensure Consistency with Applicable Regulations and Requirements

Welcome to the family of Sentinel Stewardship Companies  

Providing long-term stewardship alternatives for the maintenance of engineering controls and institutional controls to brownfield redevelopers and   commercial property owners.  The Sentinel Stewarship Companies are all units of the American Brownfields Assurance Company, Inc.

Contact Information


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     2093 Robinson Road, SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan   49506
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