Environmental

We are ever mindful about preserving and protecting the environment. But we are also serious about making sure your project fully complies with all environmental rules and regulations. Our Team of geologists, scientists, wetland specialists, hydrogeologists, and environmental professionals bring a wealth of experience and know-how to every project.

Our Environmental Team works with our in-house utility designers, surveyors, and engineers to complete project components simultaneously. Working together in real-time allows for a final project design that minimizes environmental conflict right from the beginning, thereby reducing environmental permitting needs and construction lead-time.

Bottom Line: Your project gets built faster and for less.

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At Mi-Tech, we work for you and with you as a partner. Our talented roster is an all-star team of professionals, so completing your project and doing it right is what keeps us going. Simply put, it’s what we do!

Our Team includes:

  • Professional Geologists (PG)
  • Professional Engineers (PE)
  • Certified Soil Tester (WI)
  • Certified Endangered Resource (ER) Reviewers (WI)
  • Qualified Karner Blue Butterfly and Lupine Surveyors (WI)
  • Trained Wetland Delineators (Nationwide)
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certified
  • Erosion & Stormwater Management Certification (MN)
  • Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector (TN)
  • Environmental Professionals
  • Scientists
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Environmental Review for Compliance
  • Wetland Delineation & Permitting
  • Stormwater and Erosion Control Permitting
  • Endangered Species Review
  • Contaminated Sites Review, Investigation, Remediation, and Site Closure
  • Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Geologic & Hydrogeologic Evaluations
  • Solid Waste Site – Environmental Monitoring
  • Septage Land Disposal & Compliance
  • Groundwater, Soil, Air Monitoring/Sampling
  • GIS Creation & Maintenance

From route selection to design through construction, environmental compliance plays a pivotal role in the success of every utility project. No matter how small, project owners should screen every project for environmental issues as soon as the preliminary route is determined.

Environmental screening identifies issues like wetland complexes, endangered species, waterway crossings, federal or state lands, potential contamination sites—problems that can cause lengthy and costly delays if identified later in the project. By identifying these issues at the start of the project, these areas can be avoided or designed around, often eliminating the need for permitting.

During construction, our environmental professionals work with field crews to ensure all permits and permissions are followed, and we are simply there if anything unexpected occurs.

Our goal is to ensure your project is completed as smoothly as possible under all applicable environmental rules and regulations.

During the Route Selection (Screening) Process

  • Desktop Review of Wetlands & Waterways
  • Federal Waters Screening
  • Endangered Resources Screening
  • Cultural & Historical Resources Screening
  • Federal / State Lands Screening
  • Floodplain Screening
  • Stormwater Permitting Applicability
  • Potential Contamination Sites

During the Design (Field Review) Process

  • Field delineation of Wetlands
  • Wetlands & Waterways Permitting
  • Endangered Resources Review
  • Floodplain Permitting
  • Cultural & Historical Resources Review
  • SHPO / Tribal Consultation
  • Stormwater Permitting
  • NEPA Reviews, EIS, EA Preparation

During Construction (Inspection)

  • Flagging/Staking of Environmental Features
  • Stormwater Inspections
  • Environmental Compliance Inspections
  • Contamination Discoveries/Buried Tanks
  • Archaeological Site Coordination
  • GIS Creation and As-Built Plans
  • Regulatory Coordination
  • Permit/Project Close-Out

If you deploy wireless facilities or allow deployment of such facilities on your infrastructure (power poles, light poles, or buildings), chances are that deployment is licensed or registered with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Every deployment, no matter how small, should be reviewed for compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.

Mi-Tech can provide a project review for regulatory requirements to ensure that all the proper steps are taken for a successful wireless deployment.

  • Project Review for Regulatory Requirements
  • NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) Reviews & Documentation
  • EIS (Environmental Impact Statements)/EA (Environmental Assessments)
  • Section 106 NHPA (National Historic Preservation Agency) Reviews & THPO (Tribal Historic Preservation Agency) Reviews
  • SHPO (State Historic Preservation Office) Consultation
  • Tribal Consultation
  • Public/Stakeholder Involvement
  • GIS Data Reviews
  • Wetland Delineation and Permitting
  • Endangered Resources Reviews
  • Environmental Inspection during Construction

Know before you buy or build!

Whether a property is undeveloped, residential, or commercial, buyers should be aware of an abundance of environmental concerns. So let Mi-Tech’s Environmental Specialists review your property for liabilities.

 

Could there be wetlands on the property?

  • Wetland delineation
  • Wetland permitting
  • Wetland mitigation

 

Is the site suitable for building?     

  • Geotechnical Evaluation
  • Floodplain evaluation/ FEMA coordination
  • Property boundary surveying, plat of survey, CSM

 

Could there be contamination from past usage?   

  • Transaction Screen Assessment (TSA)
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ASTM, SBA, DOT)
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
  • Soil borings, soil/water sampling
  • Private water-supply sampling
  • Indoor air/vapor sampling
  • Underground/aboveground tank removal
  • Contamination investigation, remediation, monitoring, site closure
  • Lender Liability Exemption (LLE)
  • Voluntary Party Liability Exemption (VPLE)

Achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance for septage pumpers and land appliers can be a daunting task for even the most experienced septage firm. So let our experts do the heavy lifting for you to save you time, money, and stress.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Preparation for regulatory audits & inspections
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Manuals
  • Spill Control Plans
  • Daily Logs / Records systems
  • Regulatory Coordination / Correspondence

Landspreading Sites

  • Site pre-screening
  • Applications (forms & coordination)
  • Site & soil evaluations
  • Soil testing for high-use
  • Soil borings & test pits
  • Winter spreading evaluation
  • Boundary & topographic surveys
  • Wetland delineations
  • GIS mapping
  • Spreading documentation
  • Revised application rates
  • Pathogen reduction & vector control

 

We’ve got your back!

You’ve got the strength of experienced professionals behind you—every step of the way. We are your liaison to the regulators.

Mi-Tech’s Environmental Team specializes in environmental monitoring for landfill sites.  In addition, we can help with:

  • Waste generation and composition studies
  • Needs & alternative analysis
  • Facility siting evaluations & feasibility studies
  • Disposal & recycling plans of operation
  • Landfill leachate & recirculation
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Data evaluation
  • Gas extraction system operation and maintenance
  • Air sampling & permitting
  • Organic waste stabilization
  • Materials testing services
  • Permitting & regulatory coordination
  • Wetland delineation and permitting
  • Survey services (settlement, land, waste grades, etc.)
  • Unanticipated dump site discoveries
  • Groundwater contamination studies and remediation

Mi-Tech maintains a materials testing laboratory capable of providing a number of test methods for soils, clays, aggregates, peat, and soilless growing media.  Additional methods are available upon request.  Contact us for pricing and to obtain a Chain of Custody form for sample submittal.

Soils / Clays / Aggregates

  • Visual Classification: ASTM D2488
  • Classification for Engineering Purposes: D2487, D3282
  • Particle Size Analysis: ASTMs D1140, D6913
  • Hydrometer Particle Size: ASTMs D7928, D422
  • Moisture Content: ASTM D2216
  • Liquid Limit / Plastic Limit / Plasticity Index (Atterbergs): ASTM D4318
  • Organic Content: ASTM D2974
  • pH: ASTM D4972
  • Density: ASTM D4254
  • Unit Weight, Void Ratio, Degree of Saturation: ASTM D7263
  • Moisture Density (Proctor, modified and standard): ASTMs D1557, D698
  • Permeability (Constant and Falling Head): ASTMs D2434, D5084

 

Peat / Peat Products / Soilless Growing Media

  • Moisture Content: ASTM D2974
  • Ash and Organic Matter Content: ASTM D2974
  • Volume and Density: ASTM D4531
  • pH: ASTM D2976
  • Water-Holding Capacity, Total Porosity, Aeration Porosity: ASTMs D2980, USDA 41-85
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