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Environmental Consulting Services
The majority of our services are associated with soil management at redevelopment sites. ReadyEarth can assist clients with environmental issues at those development sites, assist with off-site management of impacted soils at a contractor’s disposal site (CDS), and facilitate funding for through various federal, state, and municipal programs.

Our services also include traditional environmental services, such as Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, site investigation (SI) services, remedial action planning and oversight, site closure activities, soil management associated with re-developing historic fill sites, procuring various reimbursement or grant funding, storage tank management, regulatory compliance and permitting, and a variety of client services associated with all of the above. These are all described in more detail below.

Contractor’s Disposal Sites:
ReadyEarth is continuing to pioneer a process with the DNR to grant site-specific low-hazard exemptions (LHEs) to allow for soils meeting the proper criteria to be disposed at a DNR-designated contractor’s disposal site (CDS) as opposed to traditional landfill disposal. ReadyEarth has vast experience in preparing and obtaining these exemptions for clients that realize an average savings of approximately $40-$50/cubic yard on disposal costs. No one else in the industry has the experience that Mr. Bartley has in preparing and obtaining these exemptions. The soils management services that ReadyEarth can offer is a clear separation from the rest of the industry.

Property Development:
Development opportunities are ever present. Municipalities are constantly seeking developers and are offering various incentive programs or financing to entice new development. In particular, developments are typically sought within urban areas where environmental issues are virtually ubiquitous. In Milwaukee, for example, virtually every development project requires some level of environmental assistance to manage historic fill soils or point source impacts. The historic fill soils typically require most of the ReadyEarth services described above. Further, the opportunities for our clients to benefit from our LHE and CDS services discussed earlier will be available for as long as sites are being developed.

There are numerous funding mechanisms for clean up and/or redevelopment of sites that are impacted or even perceived to be impacted. ReadyEarth has vast experience with the Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Act (PECFA) program and Drycleaner Environmental Cleanup Fund (DERF) program. Mr. Bartley of ReadyEarth has also procured over $1,000,000 in Brownfield grants for environmental issues at redevelopment sites.

Phase I and II Environmental Assessments:
Phase I and II assessments are typically required by lending institutions and/or attorneys as components of property transactions. ReadyEarth has the qualifications and relevant experience to conduct AAI-compliant Phase I assessments. If potential issues arise during the Phase I that warrant further evaluation through Phase II assessment, ReadyEarth can recommend Phase II scopes appropriate with and limited to our clients goals.

Investigations/Remedial Actions/Closures:
If the results of Phase II (or other sampling) indicate that impacts are present at a site, the environmental regulations require that the degree and extent of impacts be investigated, and/or remediated. Closure can be obtained in a variety of ways, and will typically be based on the environmental risk and the client’s objectives for the project. Our focus will be to understand those risks and the client’s goals, and to implement the most efficient and cost-effective solution. The ultimate closure of an environmental issue often involves the simple approach of using a planned development as an integral part of the final remedial approach (i.e. cap). Early communications and remedial action planning with the regulatory agencies can be critical toward the success of remediations and closures, particularly when a development schedule or financing depend on it.

Petroleum Storage Tank Management:
The need to address petroleum storage tanks often arises from Phase I and II assessments and as surprises during property developments. ReadyEarth can assist with services such as documenting tank removal, closure assessment sampling, and contingency plans if impacts are encountered.

Regulatory Compliance:
Environmental regulations may require a business to comply with the proper handling, storage, disposal, and reporting of hazardous materials used in the facility’s operations. ReadyEarth has expertise in preparing compliance documents including storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) and spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans.