Rule Engineering, LLC (Rule), was founded in 1997 to offer professional environmental engineering, safety, health, industrial hygiene and planning consulting services to industry. Rule’s business approach is to become well acquainted with the culture of our clients, enabling us to develop and implement business approaches that address the requirements of a variety of environmental and safety risks and regulations in a manner that best reflects our client’s best interests. Rule has offices in Lakewood and Grand Junction, Colorado. Rule’s staff of registered engineers, certified safety professionals, registered professional geologists, certified industrial hygienists and technical specialists is focused on providing a high level of service to meet each of our client’s specific business needs.
Rule addresses client concerns related to EPA and OSHA compliance, including: RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) construction and general industry standards training, and worker’s compensation. Rule also provides support for other state and local planning, environmental and safety related regulations including: permits to drill, land use permitting, voluntary cleanup programs, storm water management, UST regulations, waste management, and groundwater cleanup programs. Rule also has successfully filed reimbursement claims under state UST fund programs using innovative financial programs.
Rule Engineering Key Personnel
Rule’s professional resources, include our principals, employees and associates. Rule is comprised of a mix of engineers, certified safety professionals, certified industrial hygienists and other environmental, safety and health professionals, and support staff. The Rule team brings a broad base of technical and business skills to its clients.
Rule Principal Members
Mr. Michael A. Brown, PE; Principal Engineer & Managing Member
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Mr. Russell V. Knight, RG; Principal Hydrogeologist
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Mr. Blair Rollins; Grand Junction Project Manager
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Ms. Heather M. Woods, PG; Farmington Area Manager
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Rule’s professional resources include a large group of associates and technical-specialty subcontractors to provide services as needed. Rule’s associates include senior-level engineers, certified industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, risk-management specialists, scientists and field technicians. Rule engages the necessary support staff to address project specific needs.
Copies of registrations or certifications are available upon request. More detailed resumes can be found in our statement of qualifications.
E&P Groundwater Remediation
Western ColoradoSee More
Groundwater contamination due to migration from a natural gas well along natural fractures resulted in exceedances of benzene and methane in surface water and groundwater. After several years of operating a sparge system with little progress, Rule was selected to provide remediation for the site. Our evaluation...
Flare Management Plan for NSPS Subpart Ja
Texas RefinerySee More
Prepared a FMP to comply with the final Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries (NSPS Subpart Ja). The plan provides the specifications of the flare system, documents applicability with the requirements of the regulation and outlines a compliance strategy, and included devising the best compliance strat...
Refinery Groundwater Containment System
A containment system was designed under a Consent Order with the WDEQ to prevent off-site migration of contaminated groundwater and LNAPL. An alternative evaluation design was used to select a soil bentonite slurry wall with a series of interceptor. Data from a detailed subsurface investigation was used to desig...
404 Permitting for Corrective Action Project
Wyoming RefinerySee More
Prepare a 404 permit application to reroute an intermittent stream that was in the location of a proposed corrective measure. The permit consists of a Pre-Construction Notification and includes wetland delineation, identification of an area for wetland mitigation and preparation of a Wetland Mitigation Plan. End...
Refinery Groundwater Modeling
A groundwater model was developed to address corrective actions under the WDEQ to provide an understanding of remedial alternatives to prevent off-site migration of contaminated groundwater and LNAPL. A three-dimensional finite-difference groundwater model was used to assist with the design and placement of a gro...
Air and Land Use Permitting
Colorado E&P Waste Management FacilitySee More
Prepared state and county major impact land use permit applications for a centralized E&P waste management facility, including: facility operations and contingency plans, storm water management, hydrology, geologic hazards, a sensitive area analysis with wildlife impact/habitat BMPs, land suitability and impac...