Downstream chemicals and petrochemicals manufacturing and refining industries require integrated multidisciplinary technical services for strategic management, planning and resolution of complex environmental issues. Geosyntec doesn't just apply a standard, one-size-fits-all solution. We help clients develop site-specific, focused, and innovative approaches to environmental permitting and planning strategies; compliance management; site assessment and remediation; and property development and redevelopment logistics.

Whether the site is a potential property to develop, an operating facility, a retained liability, or a potential candidate to repurpose, we develop creative, best-value programs that utilize the latest proven technologies and regulatory flexibility to meet business objectives, schedules and minimize long term compliance risk. Our practitioners have significant experience in industrial facility development, environmental permitting and planning to inform project schedules and budgets, utilities procurement, multi-media permitting and agency negotiations and advocacy, soil and groundwater remediation of chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and oxygenates. For the chemical and petrochemical industry, our expertise in air quality, water and wastewater, stormwater, ecological and land compliance as well as sustainability, remediation, and emergency response services are an integral part of our service offerings.

Geosyntec is an industry leader in remediating chlorinated solvent impacts to groundwater using advanced in situ bioremediation techniques developed by firm personnel. We also offer significant expertise in evaluation of the vapor intrusion pathway, a critical exposure pathway that recently has received heightened regulatory attention.

Geosyntec practitioners have a keen understanding of current and upcoming environmental regulations, common and specifically challenging compliance requirements that are applicable to these industries. With our hands-on understanding of these issues, coupled with our technical expertise, we can optimize the flexibilities in state and federal regulations to expedite approvals, startup, remediation or closures. For example, at a former chlor-alkali NPL site in West Virginia, we worked with our client to take advantage of the Corrective Action Management Units (CAMU) Rule which led to regulatory approval for an on-site disposal facility. This approach allowed our client to save millions of dollars in off-site disposal costs. Our practitioners also design solutions that optimize redevelopment options, and we are often retained to address and manage complex challenges associated with multi party or high-profile sites.


  • Site planning and permitting for air, land, and water
  • Site feasibility analyses
  • Brownfield site investigation and characterization
  • Coordination with utilities, development boards, collocated facilities
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Regulatory liaison
  • Remediation system installation, operation, and maintenance
  • Site management and regulatory strategies
  • LNAPL and DNAPL assessment and remediation
  • Human health and ecological risk assessments
  • Vapor intrusion pathway evaluation
  • Litigation support
  • Natural Resource Damages (NRD) actions
  • RCRA corrective action
  • Environmental database/GIS management

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