Industry News

Dr. Teresa Michelsen to Conduct Sediments Workshop
August 8, 2016
Farallon Principal Environmental Scientist Dr. Teresa Michelsen will teach a course on sediment cleanup standards with the Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC) in Kirkland, Washington on October 18, 2016.  NWETC offers customized in-person and online courses on current policy, standards, technology, and regulations for environmental professionals. Topics to be covered in this 1-day...
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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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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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