Industry News

Amy Essig Desai Announced as Farallon Chief Executive Officer
January 19, 2017
Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Essig Desai has been named Chief Executive Officer.  Amy has been with Farallon since 2002, and a Member since 2008.  Farallon Co-Founders Peter Jewett and Clifford Schmitt will continue to provide technical expertise to clients and will transition into a leadership structure supported by a Board of Directors as Amy serves in the...
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Climate Resiliency and Green Remediation
January 16, 2017
Farallon is assisting the Washington State Department of Ecology in evaluating state cleanup sites and landfills that may be vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, wildfires, flooding, and landslides.  Farallon’s research into ways to make projects more resilient to climate change includes assessing vulnerabilities, compiling mitigation technologies, and providing support...
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Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant
December 8, 2016
Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant Contributing Authors:Katherine Dlubac, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Farallon ConsultingGary Hokkanen, Principal and Member, Farallon ConsultingSteve Figgins, Principal, Farallon Consulting An emerging contaminant of significant interest to regulators and the public is a class of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), human-made chemicals...
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Current Status of Voluntary Cleanup Program
August 4, 2016
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) serves hundreds of applicants working toward a No Further Action (NFA) determination for contaminated sites.  Ecology budget cuts and staff attrition have left over 200 sites enrolled in the VCP without a Project Manager, and minimal staff at Ecology Regional Offices to address the increasing number of sites...
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2016 Managing Stormwater in Oregon
May 20, 2016
Farallon is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council.  These annual stormwater conferences bring together regulated companies, regulators, and service providers to discuss the challenges of handling stormwater in our region. Again this year, Farallon will be a presenter, sharing its stormwater expertise...
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KIRO TV Features Innovative Cleanup in Skykomish, Washington
December 3, 2015
Seattle television news station KIRO recently featured the innovative railyard cleanup work being conducted to restore the small town of Skykomish, Washington.  View the story of the successful cleanup action and Farallon's creative solution to clean up the historic local schoolhouse here.  
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Farallon Adds Natural Resources Services, Opens Baker City, Oregon Office
October 23, 2015
Farallon is proud to announce its expansion into natural resources consulting with the opening of its Baker City, Oregon office.  The addition of Senior Ecologist Peggy Browne and Staff Environmental Scientists Sara Haynes and Parker Emahiser enables Farallon to provide a range of natural resource services across the western United States. Ms. Browne, who holds a Master of Science degree in...
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Farallon Welcomes Teresa Michelsen to its Issaquah, Washington Office
September 1, 2015
Environmental Scientist and Geochemist Dr. Teresa Michelsen is Farallon’s newest addition.  Teresa brings 26 years of experience in aquatic site investigation and cleanup, regulatory support and permitting, expert witness and litigation support, and alternative dispute resolution.  She has provided technical assistance for and oversight of investigations and cleanups of sediment sites in...
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Steve Figgins and Gary Hokkanen Speak at EECMA Conference
July 12, 2015
Farallon Principals Steve Figgins and Gary Hokkanen participated in presentations at the  (EECMA) Conference held recently in Orlando, Florida.  Steve’s presentation, attended by over 150 insurance firm representatives, attorneys, claims managers, and consultants, focused on the conflict over scarce water in California’s drought-wracked central basin area, where agricultural and petroleum-...
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2015 NEBC Stormwater Conference Highlights
July 12, 2015
Heightened stormwater management requirements sparked strong interest in the 2015 Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) Managing Stormwater conferences held recently in Washington and Oregon.  Among the 750 conference attendees were several stormwater specialists from Farallon’s Washington and Oregon offices, keeping apprised of industry developments to better support client stormwater...
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