Investigations / Compliance Consulting

Environmental Risk & Compliance

Our team provides expert advice in the identification and mitigation of risk in environmental matters and develops solutions to deliver ongoing EHS regulatory compliance and independent monitoring.

We are engaged by organizations across the globe to deliver comprehensive environmental compliance and risk management services, including compliance audits and risk assessments; due diligence during mergers and acquisitions; Environmental Management System (EMS) development and implementation; permitting and project planning assistance; regulatory agency interfacing and rulemaking advocacy; independent monitorships; and consultation on environmental, social, and governance topics.

Our Services
  • Compliance Auditing
  • Emergency Response Planning & Recovery
  • Environmental, Social & Governance Consulting
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) Development & Implementation
  • Environmental Multi-media Permitting – Air, Energy, Waste, Water
  • Independent Monitoring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions – EHS Risk Assessment & Management
  • Project Siting & Business Continuity Evaluation
  • Public Relations & Risk Communications
  • Regulatory & Rulemaking Advocacy
  • Regulatory Agency Interfacing
  • Risk Qualification, Quantification & Mitigation
  • Risk Registry Development
Our Subject Matter Experts
  • Certified Floodplain Managers
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
  • Certified Industrial Hygienists
  • Certified Safety Professionals
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Energy Transition, Impact & Permitting Experts
  • Entomologists
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Former Environmental Law Attorneys
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialists
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Hydrogeologists
  • Infectious Disease Experts
  • Professional Engineers
  • Regulatory Compliance Experts
  • Restoration Consultants
  • Statisticians
  • Toxicologists
  • Workplace Safety Experts
Environmental Compliance Audits

Our experts are experienced in performing compliance audits to evaluate the legal obligations an organization must meet from an environmental standpoint, and assess if the organization is in compliance with those requirements. Once an audit is complete, our experts offer guidance on effective strategies and solutions to remediate any issues of noncompliance and deliver insight into how well a company is meeting its own internal environmental policies and guidelines. These audits can be an invaluable resource in not only ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws, but also can help to identify possible issues before environmental harm takes place, avoiding potentially significant financial and reputational damage to the organization.

Environmental Risk Assessments

Our experts perform comprehensive environmental risk assessments to deliver actionable insight regarding potential hazards an organization may face specific to ecological concerns and human health. We are adept in identifying potential environmental risks and offering qualitative and quantitative understanding regarding the depth of risk and thorough estimations of exposure and adverse effects.

Our risk assessments begin with the compilation of exposure data from the site (or from a similar site if a project is still in a planning stage) to identify potential stressors and risk factors. Our team then utilizes appropriate models, such as air dispersion or groundwater modeling, and applies the data to determine concentration levels of stressors in an environmental medium (soil, air, water, food, etc.) and their risk of spread and exposure. Finally, our experts determine the effect that those stressors could have on the ecosystem itself and on humans that are exposed to a given site.

We help our clients navigate environmental risk concerns to avoid costly and damaging environmental violations; meet or exceed corporate sustainability goals; and fully realize corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs.

Regulatory Program Compliance & Agency Interfacing

We provide specialized compliance expertise to our clients to ensure fulfillment of requirements with applicable environmental regulatory programs. Our team is engaged to provide expert counsel in matters involving:

  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Pollution Prevention Act (PPA)
  • Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Our experts maintain relationships and work directly with environmental regulatory agencies on clients’ behalf, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and associated state and local agencies. We provide strategic guidance to our clients regarding environmental regulatory agencies in compliance matters, permitting negotiations, and violation response in order to support their interests and mitigate risk of violations.

Due Diligence – Mergers & Acquisitions

Our team assists clients in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to mitigate the risk of environmental issues post-transaction. We work with parties during negotiations and deal closure to obtain the appropriate site assessment reports and associated documentation to ensure that all known conditions are identified, and disclosures of potential environmental concerns are readily available.

Environmental Management System Development

We provide expert guidance in the creation, development, and implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for organizations of all sizes. These systems provide a framework for businesses to meet their environmental goals through consistent benchmarking, review, and optimization, which creates a feedback loop for continuous improvement. A well-functioning EMS can aid in increasing operational efficiency, lowering operating costs, and enhancing an organization’s reputation with clients, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies. Our experts have extensive experience in creating client-focused EMS to maintain compliance with environmental regulations at all levels and mitigate risk of potential violations and damage to the environment. We offer ongoing guidance on EMS implementation regarding resource allocation, training, process and procedure development, documentation, and communication to ensure organizational alignment.

Independent Monitoring & Auditing

Our experts act as independent monitors and auditors in the implementation and testing of external obligations and internal programs to ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations and provide guidance to efficiently resolve and prevent future violations.

Our team is routinely selected to serve as independent monitors by various government regulatory bodies to opine on an organization’s compliance with environmental rules and regulations. We have been engaged in matters involving:

  • Air
  • Product Registration & Reporting
  • Waste Management
  • Water
Environmental & Regulatory Multi-media Permitting

We deliver expert counsel to our clients in obtaining appropriate environmental permits for proposed projects across all environmental multi-media, including air, water, waste, and energy. Whether clients are acquiring new property or transitioning existing sites for new purposes, our team helps to confirm that proper permitting has been obtained and detrimental project delays or interruptions are avoided. Our team remains up to date as regulations on specific environmental media change and provide ongoing permitting assistance to clients to ensure they remain in compliance.

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