Client Trust Leads to Multi-State Projects

by Pam Jackson
Jul 14, 2016
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Client Trust

Although we are a Michigan-based environmental consulting and services company, many of our clients have interests in other states we support during property acquisition and redevelopment planning. Over the past two years, our brownfields, remediation, and ecological services teams have been involved in twenty-six projects outside of Michigan.

Because Envirologic provides a full range of environmental services, our clients with projects or existing facilities out-of-state trust our team to manage often complicated multi-state regulatory issues. With over twenty-five years in the industry, we've experienced a myriad of regulatory differences among state agencies. Although it's often challenging to understand each state's regulatory environment and "lingo," our experience allows us to understand the underlying regulatory objectives. We know the questions to ask and how to move a project forward.

We've been fortunate to work with highly respected clients with interests in other states including Alro Steel, Zeigler, Comerica Bank, Melling Tool, and many other Michigan-based industries. Recently we successfully negotiated a Brownfield Agreement in North Carolina through the Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of Alro Steel. The site had challenges including Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds in the groundwater on site. An on-site water supply well was at risk from the identified contamination. Envirologic negotiated an agreement with the state to provide liability protection in exchange for the extension of municipal water supplies to the site. Further, the Brownfield Agreement provides property tax benefits for future development plans.

Alro Greensboro

For a project in Indiana, our role was to provide a wetland delineation so our client could determine if a planned development project would be impacted by wetlands. If a proposed development is near a lakeshore, river or stream bank, or a wetland, it should be a priority to have these features mapped. We have provided wetland services throughout the Midwest and have qualified Project Scientists and Biologists on staff to support the work. Our team conducted an avian survey at an Ohio site which was scheduled to be cleared during migration season and therefore affected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (The Audubon Society explains the Act simply as a law that protects birds from people and encourages companies whose activities pose threats to migratory birds to take action to reduce that risk.)

Envirologic approaches these out-of-state projects strategically often teaming with a local partner to supplement the knowledge of local regulation and decrease the cost of mobilization. Our expertise and experience allows us to quickly navigate through complex regulatory requirements to develop effective and efficient strategies for meeting our client's goals. We oversee all aspects of the project, and we're seen as a trusted and experienced partner with the capacity to manage all aspects of the environmental investigation, remediation, due diligence and compliance in the best interests of our clients from start to finish. Our client relationships are valuable, and we believe in long-term commitments. Better service equals a better outcome every time.


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