The environmental sciences discipline covers a broad scope – but with a focused purpose that is centered around managing potential environmental issues that may affect the use of a property, identifying the specific requirements for land use, and helping to avoid potential environmental setbacks during site development and the course of daily facility operations. By researching the land’s history, identifying environmental issues that could present a risk to human health and the environment, designing and implementing remediation and mitigation strategies, and preparing the site for use by ensuring that the facility operates in accordance with applicable regulations through environmental permitting and compliance, we will not only ensure the continued preservation of our natural resources, but we will also make certain that the project remains a valuable asset to stakeholders now and in the future.
Our services seek to identify current site conditions, ensure the feasibility of certain environmental design elements of a proposed project, work with the design professionals, address permitting and compliance needs, and to identify potential environmental concerns that could interfere with current site use or future plans. When necessary, investigations that can evaluate all environmental media (i.e. soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment and air) for contaminants of concern can be performed to not only determine if contamination exists at a site but to also determine the severity or extent of impact. Petroleum storage tank closures, remediation, and mitigation strategies can be designed and implemented to address any issues that may be present. Once a facility is operational, our environmental permitting and compliance services will continue to ensure that all site activities are conducted in accordance with applicable regulations.
MSA Environmental Scientists – Looking Beneath the Surface
MSA’s in-house team of environmental and wetland scientists, geologists, sewage system professionals and compliance specialists have the experience and knowledge necessary to determine if and how prior land uses or natural events have affected the property. The full potential of a property can be evaluated and risk can be assessed based on current or proposed land use. Additionally, our solid relationships with municipal, state and federal regulators ensure that a full understanding of project needs is reached on all sides. While we understand and support the need for environmental regulation to protect our natural resources and encourage corporate responsibility, we also work to assure you achieve the highest use of your real estate assets.