This eBook covers how to use CSM as a tool for managing Superfund (CERCLA) and RCRA corrective action as well as in site investigations related to contaminated site transfer.
BBJ Group EHS compliance services are designed to reduce clients’ exposure to liability, including regulatory violations and fines. The EHS auditing, planning, and training process demonstrate a commitment to responsible corporate management, thereby enhancing relationships with communities, investors, and regulatory agencies.
A client subleasing a bus terminal property received a state-issued notice of violation (NOV). To discharge the NOV, BBJ Group prepared a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and site-specific stormwater monitoring program in agreement with state guidance documents and regulations. Facility managers were trained to implement the program, showing them how to perform monitoring tests, document findings, report results, and keep records of all actions.
As part of its dispute resolution services, BBJ Group senior personnel and Alliance professionals often work with attorneys, providing support to counsel and acting as expert witnesses for a range of litigated and administrative matters including responsible party disputes, regulatory negotiations, and transactions.
A publicly traded company purchased brass foundries across the Country. Seller escrowed contingent environmental liability funds. Unspent dollars were periodically released to seller’s shareholders. At the last escrow period, the buyer disputed the seller’s claim to the remaining $12 million. The agreement provided for “baseball” arbitration by an independent third party environmental consultant. BBJ Group was retained; its decision based on a review of written, final arguments provided by the parties.
BBJ conducts environmental due diligence for real estate transactions and mergers and acquisitions when real estate is part of the deal. Fortune 500 and Global 100 companies across North America
Natural resources include fish, wildlife, biota, air, water, groundwater, drinking water supplies, and other such resources. Natural Resource Damage (NRD) occurs when there is a loss of services to the ecosystem and/or humans using the ecosystem.
A disposal company mishandled hazardous waste generated by a manufacturer, contaminating groundwater used by local residents as their potable water source. Impacts prohibiting use of the groundwater led to the assessment of NRD.
BBJ Group helped the Client evaluate the technical merit of the state’s claim and found that the extent of injury and NRD was far less than alleged.
BBJ Group’s opinions of cost are developed using decision and risk analysis and other techniques to establish expected costs. Clients use our valuations to identify and select the best strategy in terms of several metrics: (1) expected value, (2) return on investment, and (3) benefit.
State agencies often have jurisdiction supplementing federal authority for cleanup of contaminated groundwater, surface water soil, and other media. To meet state and local requirements, BBJ Group professionals have investigated and restored more than 1,000 contaminated sites in North America.