Tag: Environment Management & Engineering


Brownfield Success Story – Economic Alliance takes empty manufacturing to productive warehouse

In 2013, Economic Alliance contacted SMG to assist them in turning an empty manufacturing facility in Harrodsburg, Kentucky with contamination into a productive site. SMG suggested a then new approach that allowed them to manage contamination liability onsite without further site investigation, remediation or risk assessment. The approach involved using the bona fide prospective purchaser […]


Property Owners - Beware of Formally Cleaned Closed Sites

In April 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) announced they intended to screen approximately 1,000 closed sites with known trichloroethylene contamination to assess if TCE concentrations at these sites posed an imminent health risk based on a new understanding of health risks.  This assessment included sites that […]


A Common Sense Assessment and Local Limits Adoption Process

This segment of the blog talks about a Common Sense Assessment in determining whether the developed local limits are achievable are not and gives a brief idea regarding public participation, approval and adoption process involved. After developing local limits, POTW should ask to determine if its limits pass the common sense test: Are the limits technologically […]


Site Development and Endangered Species – You Have Options in Kentucky!

If you haven’t been through the permitting process on a site development project in a while, chances are you aren’t aware of the growing importance of threatened or endangered bat species on project timelines. For those of us working with telecommunications or mining industries, this has been on our radar for a long time and […]


Updates to the Lexington Stormwater Manual

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) Stormwater Manual identifies the standards for management of regulated stormwater at private residential, commercial, and industrial properties in Fayette County. The current version of the manual is dated January 2009, with minor revisions occurring in 2011 and 2014. However, much of the language has not changed since the manual […]