RALEIGH, N.C., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutions-IES, Inc., a Raleigh-based environmental and engineering company, on behalf of a Fortune 500 international corporation with former manufacturing operations in central North Carolina, has successfully obtained a RCRA Permit Termination Decision from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). This decision is the first for any site in North Carolina, exercising the state's newest environmental law that allows risk-based closure for industrial sites. Solutions-IES demonstrated that site specific remedial goals would be protective of human and environmental receptors without the need for additional cleanup or long-term monitoring.
A final determination of No Further Action and Permit Termination was obtained in May 2015, allowing the NCDENR to close the books on this site decades earlier than it would have under traditional post-closure permit requirements. This saved the client a projected $240,000 in future long term monitoring costs, and provided the property owner with unrestricted acreage potentially worth millions in development opportunity.
"This was new and uncharted territory for closing out industrial sites in North Carolina, and is particularly important since RCRA sites are so challenging to close out. But with cooperation all around, we successfully established good precedence and a guide for future implementation of risk-based remediation in our state," said Tony Lieberman, Sr. Consultant with Solutions-IES and Project Manager for this site.
Solutions-IES, Inc. is an award-winning global environmental consulting, engineering and remediation firm. The breadth and depth of Company resources integrates unique regulatory approaches with innovative engineering to produce sustainable environmental management practices, collaborating with clients to achieve quality cost-effective solutions. Headquartered in the Research Triangle area, Solutions-IES is a Woman-Owned Small Business meeting today's environmental challenges with professional service, creative thinking and industry expertise.
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