BB&J has provided environmental consulting services to public sector clients at both the federal and local levels. BB&J currently maintains two contracts with the United States Department of Army, and has been engaged to provide environmental services to several municipalities and regional entities. Municipalities served by BB&J include large cities, such as the City of Chicago, as well as villages with a few thousand residents. Regional entities have included transit authorities and special water districts. Some of BB&J’s professionals have had extensive experience providing environmental consulting services in support of major State and Federal contracts, including those with the Departments of Army and Navy, USEPA, and state environmental protection agencies. BB&J has previously contracted with public sector clients located in the Midwest, Southeast, and West. In addition, BB&J can provide services to the Federal government through GSA Contract Number GS-10F-0471X.
In serving the public sector, BB&J has provided services from all five of its technical practices. Typically, those services have included Real Property and Pollution Management related services, including environmental due diligence, brownfield redevelopment, geotechnical evaluation, and site remediation. On projects generating considerable citizen interest, BB&J professionals have directed public outreach activities, including presentations at public hearings, newsletter preparation, and public access television addresses.
BB&J’s Regulatory Compliance Practice provides both innovative and traditional services to public sector clients. Traditional public sector needs include permitting, compliance audit, regulatory reporting services, and drinking water treatment and testing. However, in response to increasing waste disposal costs, BB&J’s regulatory compliance practice is actively assisting public sector clients with finding beneficial uses for wastes, such as biosolids.
In response to increased demand on water resources, the Financial Advisory Practice has been active in providing Water Resource Management services to water district clients. These services include supply-demand modeling and analyzing the performance of water supply systems under actual and hypothetical conditions. Such modeling can be used to determine the short and long term impacts of demand and supply side decisions on water resource quality, sustainability, and conserved use. The models focus on the identification and assessment of threats to water resources and the human and wildlife populations that depend on these resources.
The Natural Resource Practice assists public sector clients with wetland and stream related permitting, particularly in support of transportation or public building development projects.