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There are many factors to consider when dealing with an environmentally impacted operating facility, an orphaned property, a new acquisition, or a get-it-off-the-books divestiture that is identified as an environmental eyesore. The old approach of “ assessing it forever” and using one traditional low-tech remediation method (e.g., pump-and-treat or dig-and-haul) have proven to be costly and, in many cases, only marginally effective alternatives.
CPEG has developed an outstanding team that approaches each project with a business management mindset. Although the initial objective may be to “clean up the mess” because “we have to”, the final objective should be to manage the impact to create positive results regarding community relations, regulators, customers, stock holders, fellow associates, long-term strategies, etc. In many cases, environmental eyesores that keep financial officers awake at night can be managed using technically sound business solutions to minimize the direct expense and duration of clean-up, while improving public relations and meeting regulatory and client goals.
The best business solution is not always obvious when first looking at the symptoms. Let CPEG introduce our team of experts to your management team to identify site goals and potential solutions that are most consistent with your business strategies.
CPEG has been successful in minimizing or eliminating enforcement action, and attaining letters of no-further-action and covenants-not-to-sue from regulatory agencies. These results are accomplished, in part, using successful negotiating and conflict resolution techniques that consider the client's regulatory obligations without losing sight of the client's business objectives. For each project, a site-specific strategic plan and decision-making flow path are prepared that empowers the project team and the client. By presenting a feasible strategy to the regulatory agencies, project control and direction remains with the client and the project team.
Natural attenuation and enhanced in situ passive bioremediation techniques can reduce the capital costs, as well as the operation and maintenance costs at sites that exhibit characteristics and contaminants receptive to biodegradation and/or other natural attenuation processes. CPEG associates project, using standard methods, the length of time the site will require to attain chemical-specific remedial action goals using passive techniques. Estimated costs for monitoring per current regulations are compared with the costs of more intrusive remedies to enable the client to make a business decision based on cost-effectiveness and timeliness.