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Farallon Receives Waste Prevention and Recycling Honor
July 24, 2015
Farallon has been honored by the King County Solid Waste Division as a Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling.  The significant impact made by the local businesses selected for their commitment to reducing waste sent to the landfill was acknowledged by King County Executive Dow Constantine:  “These companies deserve special recognition for demonstrating their ingenuity and commitment...
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Farallon Announces New Members Craig Ware, Gary Hokkanen, and Dave West
July 21, 2015
Farallon is pleased to announce that Craig Ware, Gary Hokkanen, and Dave West have become Farallon Members, assuming an ownership interest in the firm.  Craig Ware is a Principal Hydrogeologist with 28 years of environmental consulting experience and serves as Farallon’s Oregon Operations Manager.  Craig has extensive experience conducting remedial investigations and feasibility studies,...
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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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Farallon's Portland Office Welcomes Eric Mapson
June 25, 2015
Eric Mapson has joined Farallon’s growing Portland office as a Staff Environmental Scientist.  Eric has more than 7 years of experience in the environmental consulting field, and has successfully performed or managed hundreds of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Limited Site Investigations, and Property Condition Assessments in accordance with ASTM guidelines and client-specific...
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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 and Duke Construction Volunteer with Woape in Sandy, Oregon
June 3, 2015
Woape (woh-ah-pay) is an educational youth program based in Sandy, Oregon that provides community- and occupation-based teaching resulting in spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical development and well-being.  Learning experiences take place in both indoor and outdoor classrooms, including a 2-acre community garden.  Program participants work in the garden throughout the summer, eventually...
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Farallon Oakland Goes Green
April 29, 2015
Farallon is pleased to announce that its Oakland, California office had been certified as a Green Business. The California Green Business Program requires certified businesses to demonstrate a commitment to recycling, energy and water conservation, and pollution prevention. This year, more than 2,800 California Green Businesses have saved 822,677 metric tons of CO2 and 124,312,888 gallons of...
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Farallon Welcomes Lori Pettegrew to its Oakland Office
April 24, 2015
Senior Environmental Scientist Ms. Lori Pettegrew is the newest addition to Farallon’s Oakland, California office. Lori has more than 25 years of experience with regulatory compliance, stormwater program management and implementation, and waste discharge permitting. Her regulatory compliance experience in California includes an extensive history of successful negotiation with California Regional...
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Farallon Awarded for Support of Military Employees
April 15, 2015
As an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Farallon Staff Geologist Jerome Chen takes action when military duty calls him to serve, responding to releases of hazardous chemicals in the waterways of the Pacific Northwest.  Farallon actively supports its military employees, and Jerome has appreciated the firm's flexibility in balancing his U.S. Coast Guard obligations with his work at...
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