Rule’s multi-discipline staff have accomplished a wide range of projects in the technical areas of environmental planning, permitting and compliance; release response, assessment and remediation of soils and groundwater, and waste management; and safety evaluation, planning and implementation. Rule develops specific solutions to meet the technical circumstances of the project and the cultural needs of our client.
Rule has successfully implemented solutions for release response, site assessment, and groundwater and soil remediation. Our greatest experience is with petroleum constituents related to impacts at refineries, E&P sites and retail gas stations. We also have experience with PCB’s and chlorinated solvents. Of note we have applied Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) strategies to focus assessment and remediation to manage actual or potential risks. Remediation experience includes application of Natural Attenuation as well as a variety of routine and innovative technologies for remediation.
Rule specializes in preparing plans, permit applications, and compliance auditing and implementation for our industrial clients in the areas of: air, water, waste and land use. A more comprehensive list of services is available under “Learn More”.
Rule’s safety, training and industrial hygiene services focus on heavy industrial facilities, construction and E&P. A more comprehensive list of services is available under “Learn More”.
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...