Regulatory Compliance

For many companies, regardless of size, environmental regulatory compliance can be a headache. In addition to the usual need to comply with regulations when doing business, environmental regulations may rely on a degree of scientific understanding that may not be realistic for those outside of scientific disciplines. A constantly shifting and evolving landscape of regulations requires companies to dedicate extensive time and money to staying current, understanding their obligations, and bringing their projects into compliance. However, as business leaders are well aware, the cost of noncompliance can be significant, with the constant threat of legal and financial repercussions such as fines and penalties. It can be difficult for companies to feel confident that they have complied fully.

The help of experts like those at L&M, who are former regulators as well as environmental scientists, can be invaluable to maintaining compliance. Our experts can provide guidance on how to interpret the regulations and how to implement best practices that will help companies remain in compliance, reducing their environmental impact as well as the risk of liability. We can also assist companies in identifying potential environmental risks, develop risk management plans, and improve their environmental performance by providing training and resources to reference for those on the ground working on the project, as well as those directing it from their offices.

Our services break down into two main areas, those pertaining to air, waste, and water, and those related to having an understanding of the impact of your project on, and taking steps to protect, wildlife.

Air, Waste, and Water Services

We ensure that you obtain the appropriate permits for the likely environmental effects of your project, including:

  • Title V, Small Source (for air)
  • LPDES/NPDES (for water)
  • RECAP (for waste, hazardous waste, solid waste)

We conduct compliance audits to ensure that your project is in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and assist you to determine how to correct any errors we find.

We provide training and reference material to help you understand how to comply with regulations regarding:

  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP): We can help you to know whether you need a permit or an NOI, and if so, how to create an SWPP and implement it prior to beginning construction.
  • FRP/SPCC/VRP (for potential oil or chemical spills): When it comes to oil or chemical spills in particular, we can assist you to understand how to avoid or mitigate these issues should they occur on your site.

Our enforcement assistance, via our on-site consultants, helps you ensure that all employees, contractors, subcontractors, and others working on your project comply with the regulations you have committed to follow.

We can also assist with training your leadership, employees, and other stakeholders to monitor each other to make sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the importance of complying with these regulations and the potential consequences for themselves and the company of noncompliance.

Wildlife-Related Services

Our staff includes a NOAA-Certified Protected Species Observer, who will help you comply with federal regulations involving species protected by federal law if they are observed in your work area for marine construction and dredge projects.

L&M personnel conduct surveys to determine whether your project may impact the habitat of endangered or sensitive species, particularly those species covered by the Endangered Species Act, helping you to avoid potentially very costly consequences of causing any such damage.

It is critical for you to be aware of what species may be impacted by your work in or near their habitat, including marine species. Our assessments leverage our specialized experience, including oyster assessments and certified divers, to ensure that you are not taken by surprise in these situations.

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Whether it’s containing a spill, managing a chemical release or achieving regulatory compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, L&M Environmental Response, LLC will be with you from start to finish and beyond.

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