GEI offers a comprehensive suite of services to address your environmental, health and safety needs.
Our core services include:
- Environmental, health, and safety program development, implementation and training
- Environmental site assessments for commercial, industrial, and municipal properties
- Air, soil, and groundwater environmental investigations and feasibility studies
- Project management for contaminated site cleanups and redevelopment
- Facility and site environmental compliance, permitting and auditing
Whether the need is Due Diligence, Risk Management or Regulatory Compliance, we’re here to help.
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Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
Our services help clients identify environmentalrelated financial and legal risks associated with a property. ESAs are conducted in accordance with governmental and industry standards, as well as our own internal quality standards, so clients can fulfill lender requirements while also protecting the health of their employees and the environment.
ESAs typically involve a Phase I assessment and may include a Phase II subsurface investigation to assess Recognized Environmental Conditions identified in the Phase I.
All aspects of Phase I and Phase II assessments are managed by GEI.
Phase I assessments include a review of the following:
- A questionnaire completed by the current property owner with a follow-up interview
- Any existing environmental site assessment documentation provided by the current property owner
- Local historic business directories
- City building or planning department files
- Historic fire insurance maps (including their acquisition)
- Historic aerial photographs
- Local, state, and federal environmental agency lists for spill incidents or other potential releases to air, soil, and/or groundwater on the subject property and surrounding properties within a one-mile radius
- Fire and local and/or regional environmental agency case files for the subject property and any high-risk surrounding properties.
- Determination of reported characteristics of the subject property’s hydrology and hydrogeology
- Visual inspection of the subject property for natural waterways, surface water discharges, waste disposal areas, ponds, groundwater wells, cisterns, cesspools, septic tanks, abnormal property odors or discolorations, soil disturbances, distressed vegetation, right of ways, chemical usage and storage, underground tanks, potential asbestos-containing building materials, and color photography of property conditions observed during the inspection
- Visual inspection of neighboring properties to determine potential impact to the subject property
- Preparation of a Phase I ESA report, which includes recognized environmental conditions and other potential environmental concerns, recommendations, site figures, and inspection photographs
Operations which involve hazardous materials or petroleum products often require environmental operating permits from local, state, and federal environmental regulatory agencies.
GEI stays abreast of environmental legal and regulatory permitting requirements and offers our clients environmental permit preparation and agency liaison and negotiation services.
Our experience with regulatory agencies allows us to streamline the permitting process and expedite acquisition of necessary permits for operations.
Examples of environmental permits GEI has obtained for clients include air pollution, industrial wastewater discharges, industrial and construction site stormwater discharges, hazardous material storage, hazardous waste generation, and hazardous waste treatment.
GEI also prepares environmental reports concerning air and water discharges, hazardous material storage and hazardous waste generation.
Environmental, Health and Safety Programming, Implementation and Auditing
There are numerous federal, state, and local laws and regulations imposed upon manufacturers, research companies, and contractors for the protection of the environment, the community, and their employees.
Without compliance, a business can face significant financial and legal liabilities, as well as potential harm to employees and community health. To help develop and ensure a safe working environment, GEI reviews a client’s existing EH&S programs and provides recommendations for improvements or additions, if necessary.
GEI will evaluate a client’s EH&S needs based on applicable laws and regulations, company culture and resources, and facility or site risk factors. GEI will then tailor compliance programs to fit the identified requirements in a cost-effective manner.
GEI can design programs which can be maintained entirely in-house, or with varying degrees of our support. Typical EH&S compliance programs include Injury and Illness Prevention, Hazard Communication, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazardous Material/Waste Storage and Handling, including preparation of Hazardous Material Business Plan. GEI’s staff will conduct the required EH&S employee training at our client’s facility or site, eliminating the time wasted in sending personnel off-site. Our cost-effective, client focused approach allows for efficient and streamlined program implementation.