Environmental Compliance

MINIMIZING COMPANY ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE RISKS

Wenck supports an enormous variety of clients in numerous market sectors nationally and internationally.  A global and diverse client list requires our staff of engineers and scientists to maintain a substantial environmental knowledge base and continuously track regulatory developments at the federal and state levels. Whether we’re helping with a report or providing technical expertise to support enforcement negotiations, we deliver the planning expertise, core knowledge, and leadership required to ensure your facility complies with environmental regulatory programs. Also, as part of our extensive environmental compliance services, we offer comprehensive environmental audits of your industrial facilities. Audits are completed with the strictest confidence and we will work with your attorney upon request to ensure attorney-client privilege. One of the many benefits of working with us is that we combine the expertise of environmental, industrial, civil, chemical, and mechanical engineers with our in-house environmental scientists and industrial hygienists to provide the most comprehensive audit possible. That is one reason our services are consistently in demand to provide specialized environmental compliance support.

Management System- ISO 14001 & ISO 9001

Wenck’s award-winning Environmental, Quality, Occupational Health & Safety Management System (EQHSMS) experts have led a large number of organizations through EQHSMS implementation and to ISO 14001, 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications since the standards were introduced 20 years ago. This vast experience enhances our ability to efficiently help you to:

  • Maximize EQHS Performance
  • Integrate Management Systems where Beneficial
  • Simplify & Continually Improve Management Processes 
  • Minimize Risks, Liabilities, & Impacts 
  • Proactively Comply with EQHS Requirements 
  • Provide Business Assurances to Interested Parties
Environmental Monitoring & Reporting

The Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act place a number of environmental requirements on solid waste facility owners and operators. It can be difficult to stay on top of all the federal, state and local regulations and permit requirements that can change over time, particularly since they cover the entire active life of the facility – and beyond. However, this is an area where Wenck can help. For sites where it is required, Wenck can provide air, surface water, groundwater and other environmental monitoring services as well as prepare associated reports.

Environmental Review

Wenck’s environmental review and site assessment services can help you find the right spot for your project, while simultaneously satisfying all associated federal, state and local requirements. We ask the right questions, addressing all issues related to ecologically sensitive material such as water quality/use, soil, erosion, sedimentation, hazardous waste, and air emissions – as well as impacts on parks, farmlands, and historical sites. Let Wenck do the work for you.

Environmental Compliance & Auditing

Wenck maintains a substantial environmental knowledge base and continuously tracks regulatory developments at the federal and state levels. We help clients navigate the complicated world of environmental regulations so they can focus on other essential business interests. Audits are completed with the strictest confidence and we will work with your attorney upon request to ensure attorney-client privilege. One of the many benefits of working with us is that we combine the expertise of environmental, industrial, civil, chemical, and mechanical engineers with our in-house environmental scientists and industrial hygienists to provide the most comprehensive audit possible. Our expertise includes: 

  • Emergency Planning & Community Right to-Know Act (EPCRA) Reporting
  • Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure Plans & Facility Response Plans
  • Storm Water Permits & Plans
  • Wastewater Compliance Assistance & Permitting
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Management & Contingency Planning
  • Comprehensive Air Quality Services
  • Environmental Compliance Auditing
Natural Resource Surveys

Wenck employs a diverse group of biologists, ecologists and other technical experts who can help you address biological, terrestrial, and water issues with an ultimate goal of managing natural resources in the midst of development. Our expertise includes: 

  • Site Specific Assessments of Threatened & Endangered Wildlife & Plant Species
  • Habitat & Rangeland Assessments
  • Avian Migration Surveys
  • Wildlife/Botany Surveys
  • Wetland Survey & Delineation
  • Endangered Species Act Compliance – Section 7 Consultations & Section 10(a) Permitting
Health & Safety Compliance

At Wenck, health and safety are at the forefront of everything we do. They are essential principals for any company – to minimize employee risk and streamline implementation – ensuring everybody goes home in the same condition they came to work in. We understand OSHA regulations and will find the most cost-effective, efficient solutions to maintain compliance and keep your employees safe. Our experts can perform detailed audits of your company’s health and safety programs to assess your written protocol, work practices, record keeping, employee behavior, work environments, and process safety management. Assessments can be tailored to either a comprehensive review of your entire operation, or a detailed investigation on a specific area of concern. Once the audit is complete, we can work with you to identify root causes, establish a schedule for compliance, and assist with ongoing training. Our expertise includes: 

  • Occupational Safety & Health Management systems
  • Hazardous Management
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Combustible Dust
  • Electrical Safety
  • Working at Heights/Fall Protection
  • Hearing Protection
  • Radiation Safety
  • Grain Handling Safety
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Shipping
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Powered Industrial Trucks & Forklifts
  • Machine Guarding
  • Robotic/Laser Safety
  • Injury Recordkeeping
  • Walking Working Surfaces
Industrial Hygiene

Employees are key assets in the success of any organization. Assuring their health and safety is a key business priority. Wenck has trained and certified experts on staff to conduct employee monitoring of chemical, biological, and physical hazards. Our experienced staff will also help you implement control strategies to reduce the exposure. These strategies can include product substitution, engineering controls, administrative changes, personal protective equipment and work practice changes. Our expertise includes: 

  • Building Evaluations for Mold & Indoor Air Quality
  • Hazardous Material Exposure Evaluations including Particulates, Vapors, Gases, Fumes, & Mists
  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessment
  • Industrial Noise Exposure and
  • Community Noise Assessments
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)/Risk Management Program
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA’s)
  • Flammable Liquid Safety & Health Evaluations
  • Ventilation Hood Certification for Air Emission Permit Compliance
  • Permit Required Confined Space Program Management
  • Health & Safety Training

We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your organization's environmental compliance needs.

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Aaron Benker at Wenck, has partnered with us to obtain nearly $2 million in local Brownfields Cleanup Grant funding. Redesign has an extended relationship with Aaron going back to 2006 as our environmental consultant, assisting with the assessment, cleanup and grant funding process for all significant projects. Aaron's attention to detail, thoroughness, timeliness and customer service of the highest quality make him easy to work with on complex cleanup projects.

Brian Miller
Executive Director | Redesign

I have had the pleasure of working with Wenck Associates through the leadership of David Landecker on the development of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAPP) site. I have found David to be very knowledgeable, responsive, thorough, timely, and honest. Wenck has met or exceeded all of our requirements and expectations for this extensive, constantly evolving multi-jurisdictional project.

Craig Hinzman
Land Surveyor | Ramsey County, MN