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Regulatory Strategy and Cleanup Goal Development

Geosyntec provides a diverse portfolio of services to our public and private clients to improve their environmental and financial performance, manage risk, and reduce environmental liabilities consistent with their financial and stewardship goals.

Our practitioners are committed to providing practical solutions and a clear vision for environmental remediation that exceed client expectations and help them earn regulatory approval of the solutions they deploy.

Dynamic environmental laws and standards and evolving remediation guidance demand proactive cleanup solutions and a clear strategy for addressing regulatory requirements in order for businesses to minimize environmental risk while maintaining economic benefit. Our engineers and scientists use their proven experience to guide clients through the many hurdles they might face in this journey.

Geosyntec's engineers and scientists help our clients manage existing and potential liability associated with environmental, health, and safety issues. For example, our environmental compliance services include helping clients earn permits through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program and in determining the regulatory compliance of a waste storage facility under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). We also develop testing procedures that help coal-fired power plants meet the U.S. EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards or develop facility designs that help them prepare for implementation of the new Coal Combustion Residuals Rule under the Clean Water Act.

Geosyntec practitioners regularly apply their strong regulatory knowledge to advocate for clients during regulatory reviews. We also help negotiate cleanup goals with regulatory agencies during strategy development and, of course, steer clients through the implementation of their long-term remediation plans. We work closely with clients to develop risk-based closure strategy and criteria, advise on site closure and reuse options, and negotiate closure criteria with key regulators.