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Going Greener Program Making an Impact
July 11, 2013
Farallon’s Going Greener campaign continues in full swing after being formally unveiled in January 2012 complete with a new Going Greener logo. A new green work environment theme was featured each month during 2012, and measurable improvements have been identified on several fronts. January’s Reduce Electricity Use theme included installation of motion-sensor light switches in the Issaquah office...
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Farallon Survey Results Are In
January 2, 2013
As part of its continuous improvement effort, Farallon conducted a Client Satisfaction Survey in November 2012 to obtain client feedback about the service they receive from Farallon. A broad representation of Farallon clients were selected to participate in the independently administered electronic survey. The survey response exceeded expectations for both the rate of response (nearly 60 percent...
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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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Strategic Plan 2012 and Beyond
June 29, 2012
As part of its forward-looking management style and corporate values, Farallon periodically conducts strategic planning to assess the current state of the firm in fundamental areas and to identify opportunities for growth and improvement. Company-wide meetings held in 2011 to kick off the current strategic planning effort resulted in the selection of three primary initiatives: Growth to increase...
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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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