We live in a complex, ever-changing, and environmentally-sensitive world. Business owners know that it is important to comply with industry regulations in order to protect their businesses and the environment, but this is easier said than done. You must manage your business proactively, follow changes in the industry, make adjustments, and respond quickly to emergencies if you want to minimize the impact your business has on the environment. To ease your stress levels, ensure compliance, and bolster your decisions with confidence, you may be interested in exploring environmental consulting services.
Environmental Consulting Services
What is an environmental consultant?
An environmental consultant is an advice-giving professional who will ensure that your business or site is maintaining compliance with current environmental regulations. They help businesses overcome uncertainty, build strong management systems, and react to unexpected emergencies. In addition, they help their clients thoroughly understand local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
When might a person need an environmental consultant?
- COMPLIANCE. If you need assistance in obtaining or complying with a local, state, or federal permit, you could benefit from the services of an environmental consultant. This includes compliance regarding storm water, wastewater, air, construction projects, mineral exploration, and more. Or, you might need help if you’re dealing with environmental regulations in a state with which you’re unfamiliar.
- REAL ESTATE. Do you need help with a commercial real estate transaction? For example, maybe you’re seeking assistance with due diligence (also called “all appropriate inquiry”) assessments (transaction screening, Phase I, Phase II), which establish an environmental “baseline” of a property, before buying, selling, or lending.
- CONTAMINANTS. An environmental consultant can help you deal with known or potential mold, lead, or asbestos impact. They can also assist with the investigation and cleanup of soil or groundwater contamination.
- NEW CONSTRUCTION. If you need help determining if a new construction project may impact wetlands, water bodies, threatened or endangered species and their habitats, or historically cultural areas, contact an environmental consultant. Your consultant can also help you develop a plan to avoid or mitigate impacts to these vulnerable areas and animals.
- STORAGE TANKS & UNEXPECTED HAZARDS. An environmental consultant would be glad to help you deal with aboveground or underground storage tank registration, compliance, repairs, industrial maintenance, and/or cleanup. They can also assist if you encounter unexpected environmental hazards on your property that require proper disposal and cleanup (for example, buried tanks, unlabeled or damaged drums, surplus chemicals, etc.).
- MANAGEMENT. Looking to develop an integrated task management system? Whether you have one facility or hundreds, the right environmental consultant can help you build a plan that handles inspection deadlines, operation and maintenance schedules, employee training records, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), including online document retrieval and storage.
- EMERGENCY RESPONSE. During an emergency, you can contact an environmental consultant for support. Many companies offer emergency response services with 24/7 availability to contain and clean up emergencies while complying with state and federal regulations.
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Finally, remember that hiring a well-rounded consultant with experience in many service lines can help you identify potential problems beyond the initial issue of concern. If you’re on the hunt for an environmental consultant, check out Environmental Works, Inc. With our many years of experience, we can help you manage your environmental compliance with confidence. We have a skilled team of professionals including engineers, geologists, chemists, industrial technicians, spill responders, and more, all working under one roof. To learn more about our environmental consulting services, please give us a call at 417-890-9500. Or if you need an emergency response, call 877-827-9500 straightaway.