Our environmental consulting services help clients navigate complex environmental regulations, pursue cleanup and redevelopment, and restore productive use to their property. We have extensive technical and regulatory experience in both site assessment and environmental engineering, lending us a unique capacity to identify environmental issues, provide due diligence, and identify innovative solutions for contaminated sites. We also have extensive experience designing water treatment systems, wastewater and septic systems, and permitting discharges. Those capabilities are described in our civil engineering and water resources services pages.
Environmental site remediation & redevelopment services
Superfund CERCLA/CECRA and Brownfields expertise, Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) studies, Sampling and Analysis Plans (SAP), Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) plans, remediation design, groundwater treatment systems, monitoring well oversight and logging
Petroleum cleanup and spill prevention
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC), leaky tank remediation (UST/LUST)
AIR QUALITY PERMITS
New source review and Title V permitting, Title V emission inventories, air dispersion modeling, air pollution control engineering
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
BUTTE MONTANA SUPERFUND
The Silver Bow Creek/Butte Area NPL Site is the headwaters of the largest Federal Superfund complex in the U.S. We have served as technical advisors for over two decades for cleanup of the mining and wood-treatment chemicals which contaminate soil and water.
POWELL COUNTY BROWNFIELDS
This former Milwaukee Railroad Depot located in the heart of a small community was contaminated by fuel and chemical spills and heavy metals. Our staff investigated contaminants, planned environmental cleanup remediation, and provided construction oversight for an expedited contaminant removal where the public was exposed to soils with heavy metal lead contamination.
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE STATION ESA
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are performed for real estate and business transactions to identify existing or potential environmental contamination. The property subject to this real estate sale had been used as an auto repair station for decades. Scott Payne, PhD, RG was contracted by the lending bank to lead an ESA using ASTM methods.
Scott Payne, PhD, PG
Scott is a PhD hydrogeologist with over 30 years’ experience as a project manager for environmental and toxic waste investigations. Scott is the author of Strategies for Accelerating Cleanup at Toxic Waste Sites, which outlines streamlining regulatory processes, negotiating decisions, identifying win-win solutions, and applying practical solutions to challenging environmental problems.