Environmental Consulting

In today’s world, few projects can be completed without environmental oversight. This may range from environmental permitting to achieve regulatory approval, remediation engineering to remove a historic problem on an existing or potential site, due diligence or ecological assessment to identify issues during project infancy, or health and safety issues associated with operations or materials.

B&L provides a broad range of environmental engineering and environmental science based services to address these needs.

Permits are required for many environmental based projects. B&L works diligently to maintain our relationships with regulatory staff in local, county and state review agencies. This commitment has allowed B&L to obtain environmental permits for our clients quickly and efficiently.  In addition, B&L has a strong remedial engineering group that helps communities and private businesses assess and develop Brownfield sites; an expanding ecological consulting practice addressing wildlife, wetlands, and ecosystem concerns; and an experienced industrial hygiene group that can help solve your hazardous materials management needs.

Monroe County Green Fleet Fueling
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Monroe County Green Fleet Fueling

Monroe County Green Fleet Fueling

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The Multi-Agency Green Fleet Fueling Facilities project is a unique cost-sharing, inter-municipal partnership that serves as a model for alternative fuel dispensing stations by other agencies in the region.  The objective of this project was to provide convenient alternative fleet fueling stations at various locations in the Rochester area available to the City of Rochester, Monroe County, and potentially the public to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles. By providing convenient and easy accessibility to alternative fuel, such as ethanol (E-85), bio-diesel (B-20), compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and propane, the municipalities will be better able to convert existing conventional fuel fleets to alternative fuel vehicle fleets and reduce mobile source emissions.

 

 

 

Brownfield Redevelopment King & King Office Complex
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King & King

King & KIng

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B&L partnered with King & King Architects, LLP for the re-development of the site of their new office complex. The project was a LEED platinum certified project for renovation of an abandoned warehouse and contaminated site into an energy efficient and state-of-the-art professional office building. A classic Brownfield! B&L employed in-situ remediation techniques including oxidation processes to reduce the contaminant burden on the lot, and focused source removals in other areas to address identified underground storage tanks and other subsurface drainage structures. 

 

Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling and Design
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Ludlowville Stormwater

Ludlowville Stormwater

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The Ludlowville area had a history of localized flooding and erosion associated with large storm events. B&L developed a technically feasible, cost‐effective, and community accepted solution to the reoccurring flooding and sediment loss.

 

Utilizing historical reports and FEMA studies and mapping, B&L developed a hydrologic/hydraulic modeling report and solicited community input. B&L then progressed the final design of the selected alternatives including natural streambank stabilization, and construction of upstream stormwater retention facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Services
  • Remedial site characterization and design
  • Brownfield site investigation and remediation
  • Hydrogeological investigation
  • Due diligence assessment
  • Phase I environmental assessment
  • Phase II site investigation
  • Ecological studies
  • Wetland assessment
  • Wetland permitting and mitigation
  • Wildlife survey
  • Stream restoration
  • Environmental engineering
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Air permitting
  • Audits
  • Industrial hygiene and air containment survey
  • Asbestos management
  • Indoor air quality assessment/mechanical hygiene
  • Lead based paint management
  • OSHA compliance services
  • Stormwater management
  • Agricultural engineering
Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
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Oswego County Hazard Mitigation

Oswego County Haz Mit

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B&L coordinated the development of a multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Oswego County, which involved, in addition to the County, a total of 31 participating municipalities including 19 towns, 9 villages, and 2 cities.

 

B&L, the primary author of the Plan, assisted the County with:

  • coordination of the development of the Plan

  • managing the public outreach component of the project

  • assessing a wide range of potential natural hazards

  • developing prioritized mitigation measures that address the most critical identified hazards.

     

B&L submitted the final draft Plan to the New York State Emergency Management Office (NYSEMO) early in 2011, it was accepted, and has been transmitted to FEMA for final review and approval.

 

Industrial Hygiene Services - Watervliet Arsenal
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Watervliet Arsenal

Watervliet Arsenal

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B&L was retained by M+W Zander U.S. Operations, Inc. (MWZ), for three projects at the Watervliet Arsenal. Services included asbestos and lead-based surveys, sampling, preparation and completion of asbestos removal and lead-based paint handling work plans in accordance with WVA protocol, construction bidding assistance and evaluation, and construction monitoring during removal and handling of asbestos and lead based paint.  

 

B&L also provided air sampling and project monitoring as required by New York State Industrial Code Rule 56 for each project. This included background sampling prior to the start of the project, daily perimeter sampling and project monitoring during removal as required, and post-abatement clearance sampling.

               

The project encompassed approximately $700,000 in hazardous building material abatement prior to reconstruction and renovations.