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Environmental Compliance

Terrawest Conservancy provides a variety of environmental compliance services which include: conducting compliance audits, preparing environmental compliance plans, preparing waste minimization and pollution prevention studies, and preparing facility toxic and hazardous waste management and operations plans and reports, such as Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting. Terrawest compliance specialists work closely with clients to tailor a strategy for achieving compliance that meets corporate and operational needs.

Compliance Management Plans

Terrawest Conservancy will typically initiate compliance planning services with a general facility audit or inspection. Our team of compliance specialists review facility operations permits, plans, manifests, process documents, and the facility notification status.

Following the initial audit or inspection, a detailed site inspection is performed. During this site inspection process we evaluate compliance with Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). ECA is also knowledgeable of DOT and OSHA requirements and regulations.

All of our compliance inspections are summarized in a facility inspection report which will provide a detailed account of individual compliance issues observed during our inspections. Our inspection reports are designed to be informative and accessible with all observations being accompanied by explanations of compliance issues, possible regulatory citations, and compliance solutions. Once the audit process is complete, Terrawest assists in the implementation of procedures, process changes, and strategies designed to achieve compliance with the required environmental, and OSHA regulations. We prioritize which violations need immediate attention versus those that are less likely to result in adverse safety conditions or incur regulatory fines. Our goal is to work together and develop a long term strategy for full compliance.

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting

Terrawest Conservancy offers inspection services to ensure our clients’ compliance with Federal and state regulations regarding point source discharges of pollutants. This includes the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), as well as state-specific regulation.

Once land disturbance is initiated, our NPDES Inspections regularly assess the condition of structural onsite controls, such as silt fencing, inlet protection, sediment basin function, etc., as well as non-structural controls such as hazardous materials housekeeping, training of personnel, placement of portable toilets, and the stabilization of disturbed areas, etc. Our team of Erosion and Sediment (E&S) control/NPDES inspectors have established a distinguished role above other inspection providers through sincere dedication to a higher level of oversight.

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Cultural Resource Monitoring and Reporting

Terrawest Conservacy provides cultural resources consulting and compliance services to a broad range of clients, helping them meet the unique cultural resources management requirements associated with development projects.

Industries

Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrial, Government, Commercial

With an extensive history in Cultural Resource Management, the team at Terrawest Conservancy has worked with a broad range of private-and public sector clients to identify and address vital cultural resource concerns. Our long standing relationships with local, state and federal regulatory agencies allow us to guide projects through the review process swiftly and successfully.

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Soil Management Plans

Terrawest soil and groundwater services go beyond just Phase II ESA sampling. Terrawest Conservancy is a valuable part of your construction team. Our dedicated team has been conducting soil and groundwater characterization and management related to site redevelopment.

SOIL AND GROUNDWATER INVESTIGATIONS AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Site Characterization
  • Soil and Groundwater Profiling for Disposal and/or Re-use Purposes
  • Short and Long Term Groundwater Sampling and Monitoring
  • Soil Excavation Oversight and Soil Off-Haul for Large Scale Projects
  • Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation
  • Regulatory Agency Interaction
  • Site Case Closure
  • Brownfield Assessment and Redevelopment
  • Health and Safety Plans
  • Site Mitigation Plans
  • Soil Management Plans
  • Maher Ordinance Compliance
  • Dust Monitoring

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)

Terrawest Conservancy works on behalf of all parties in real estate transactions including; buyers, sellers, investors, and lenders. To ensure our work meets the highest standards, our team follows the industry recognized ASTM guidelines (ASTM e1527-13 and the Federal EPA All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) standard). We understand the importance of helping the deal come together and strive to determine “real” environmental concerns and not raise red flags or where issues can be resolved in the Phase I ESA process.

Phase I ESA includes:

  • Records Review
    • Environmental Database Search
    • Regulatory Agency Records Review
    • Historical Document Review (Historical Aerial Photographs, Topographic Maps, Sanborn Maps, City Directories, Title Reports and Other Land Use Records
    • Geologic and Hydrogeology Review
    • Site Reconnaissance
    • Interior and Exterior site walk through
    • Interviews
    • Phase I ESA User
    • Owners, Property Managers, and Occupants
    • All knowable Parties
    • Government Agencies
    • Non-Scope Additional Considerations
    • Lead
    • Asbestos
    • Radon
    • Polychlorinated biphenyl’s (PCBs) (light ballasts & electrical) transformers
    • Electronic PDF Reporting
      • A digital report summarizing all findings, with color photos, and color site maps.

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

The purpose of a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is to determine the presence, likely presence, or absence of substances (constituents of concern) in environmental media including; soil, soil vapor, groundwater, surface water, and indoor air. Phase IIs are typically conducted as a result of Recognized Environmental Conditions identified in a Phase I ESA.

Phase II ESAs assist our clients in evaluating potential environmental risks, health risks, financial risks, and potential liability associated with these risks based on our clients needs and potential uses of the Site. Phase II ESA may include some or all of the following services:

  • Sampling of Environmental Media
    • Soil Boring Investigation
    • Soil Sampling
    • Soil Vapor/Soil Gas Sampling
    • Groundwater Sampling
    • Sampling of building materials

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