Environmental

CTE’s breadth of diversified expertise available to project owners and their representatives begins with Environmental Assessment Specialists consisting of Professional Engineers and Engineering Geologists (PEs and CEGs) and Registered Environmental Assessors (REAs). Our personnel have conducted literally hundreds of environmental assessments, hazardous materials evaluations, and identification of contaminants in soils and groundwater. Following comprehensive site evaluation, CTE has efficiently coordinated field remediation efforts that have ranged from underground storage tank removals to full site soil and groundwater cleanup for unrestricted site reuse as per the requirements of the agencies having jurisdiction.

Environmental Remediation

Successful remediation satisfies regulatory compliance while also ensuring the continuing safety of the environment. Attentive and competent exploration early in the development process enhances overall operating efficiency during remediation and construction. While minimizing inevitable liability exposure, the client achieves satisfactory regulatory compliance in a timely and economical manner.

Our team can perform assessment characterization and remediation studies for air, soil, gas, and groundwater contamination to disclose the presence of petroleum, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and other toxic compounds. CTE produces comprehensive Phase I Environmental Site Assessment reports that exceed the minimum requirements of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) E1527-13 and the US EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) standards. These reports identify environmental risk and mitigation measures that enable proposed development plans and project funding to proceed smoothly while helping clients reduce liability and complete due diligence requirements, including CERCLA’s innocent landowner, contiguous property owner, or bona fide prospective purchaser defense.

  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Site Characterization
  • Remediation Coordination
  • Environmental Coordination
  • Record of Survey
  • Easement Exhibits
  • Historical Site Research
  • Impact Planning
  • Full Risk Assessment
  • Tentative Maps
  • Final Maps
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Due Diligence

Identifying environmental liabilities prior to purchasing or financing a property is an essential part of a successful project. CTE's experienced team of environmental scientists, geologists, and engineers - with the support of UES' nationwide personnel and resources - are highly qualified to evaluate risks and potential costs associated with a wide range of project types and developments. Our team investigates and advises our clients on environmental issues that may affect property transactions and future development decisions.

Corrective Action Services

Cleaning up a contaminated site can be complex and often challenging. Attention must be given to the practicality of the remedial plan, the costs of corrective actions, site disruption, timing, and the desired clean-up goals for any remediation project, all of which are typically driven by regulatory requirements. Wallace-Kuhl's technical staff - with the support of UES' nationwide personnel and resources - has vast experience in providing remediation services in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. We are always looking at innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies to provide our clients with cost-effective and efficient approaches to remediating a site.

Our Corrective Action services include:

  • Remedial Action Plan Design/Implementation
  • Ozone and Peroxide Treatment
  • Soil Vapor Extraction
  • Air Sparging
  • Bioremediation
  • Groundwater Pump and Treat
  • In-Situ Treatment
  • Passive Barrier Wall Treatment
  • Free Product Recovery
  • Material Stabilization
  • Source Removal
  • Groundwater Monitoring

Specialty Environmental

CTE's team - with the support of UES' nationwide personnel and resources - has performed specialty environmental services under numerous local, state, and federal regulated programs for decades. These programs assist property owners with contaminated sites by providing funding and/or tax incentives for clean-up activities. We not only have assisted our clients with technical consulting services for these complex projects, but we often aid in securing funding and tax relief appropriations through private, local, state, and federal resources.

Our Specialty Environmental services include:

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  • Underground Storage Tank Assessments and Closures
  • Brownfield Site Designation and Grant Preparation
  • Brownfield Assessments and Site Rehabilitation
  • Corrective Action Plan Preparation (CAP A/B)
  • Vapor Intrusion Studies and Mitigation Planning
  • Landfill Assessments and Post-Closure Care
  • Pre-Demolition Asbestos-Containing Materials Surveys
  • Pre-Demolition Lead-Based Paint Screening Surveys
  • Facility Decommissioning and Site Restoration
  • Hazardous Material Surveys and Waste Management Activities
  • Material Management Plans and Oversight Consulting
  • Storm Water Compliance Plans and Monitoring Programs
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans