Industry News

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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New California Industrial General Permit: Prepare Now for Compliance
June 10, 2015
After 18 years, the California Industrial General Permit (IGP) is getting a makeover, bringing significant changes for industry. Understanding how these changes affect your business and preparing now for compliance is vital. Starting July 1, 2015, industries will be required to submit all permit-related documents electronically via the Stormwater Multi-Application Reporting & Tracking System...
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Farallon Compliance Specialist Sarah Glathar to Present at GOSH
March 5, 2015
Sarah Glathar, CHMM, offers her expertise as a Compliance Specialist at the 34th biennial Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety & Health conference March 9 to 12 in Portland.  Sarah will present two courses on Wednesday March 11: 1.  Just Do It:  Survive (and Thrive) During the Environmental and Safety Inspection will offer tips on how to successfully go through an inspection with regulatory...
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Managing Stormwater in Washington: Farallon Sponsors NEBC 2015
February 4, 2015
Northwest Environmental Business Council’s stormwater conferences bring together regulated companies, regulators, and service providers to discuss the challenges of handling stormwater in the Pacific Northwest.  Farallon is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s event, demonstrating its commitment to the industry.  Farallon's Tom Long will contribute his stormwater expertise in a “Stormwater...
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Award For Wastewater Management
August 1, 2013
Farallon’s ongoing efforts to manage wastewater at the BNSF Railway Company Wastewater Treatment Plant have resulted in BNSF’s receiving the King County Industrial Waste Program Commitment-to-Compliance Award.  This prestigious award, presented to only six companies throughout King County, was earned by meeting or exceeding wastewater discharge permit requirements for 5 consecutive years. ...
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Phase I Environmental Site Assessments: Not All Are Created Equal
October 9, 2012
When it comes to selecting a consulting firm to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA), we know you have a lot of choices. Whether the Phase I ESA is being conducted as part of the due diligence process associated with a property transaction or to meet another objective, you want documentation that thoroughly and accurately assesses potential environmental liabilities....
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Stormwater Regulatory Developments: Construction and Logging Operations
February 24, 2011
Recent stormwater-related developments have heightened regulatory requirements for construction and logging operations.  Highlights of these developments and sources for additional information are provided below.  The engineering and stormwater management professionals at Farallon Consulting can assist you with these requirements to ensure compliance. CONSTRUCTION STORMWATER GENERAL PERMIT...
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Vapor Intrusion, Mitigating Stakeholder Risk
June 30, 2009
July 30, 2009 Is Vapor Intrusion the Next Regulatory Juggernaut? Forthcoming rules on vapor intrusion are likely to rival those of asbestos in the 1980s. By Carla Brock Farallon Consulting Vapor intrusion, if you haven't heard about it yet, you soon will, especially if you own, manage or occupy a building that is located on or near a contaminated property. The state Department of Health defines...
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Don't Let Your Site be Taken to the Cleaners
July 29, 2004
By Richard W. McManus Farallon Consulting July 29, 2004 So you plan to sell that strip mall you purchased 25 years ago to provide a nice, comfortable retirement — until soil and groundwater contamination is discovered when a prospective buyer conducts a routine environmental investigation. Consultants are frequently called upon to assess contamination that remained undiscovered until a pending...
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