Environmental Project Management
Steve’s responsibilities involve coordination with and supervision of environmental consults. His work includes the preparation of environmental site assessment work plans, assessment reports, response action plans, and implementation reports. He also assists client’s environmental consultants in overseeing site investigation and cleanup activities. Steve prepares the required documents to secure environmental liability protection letters, determinations, and certificates. This work includes the preparation of Proposed Action letters, Affidavits establishing non-responsible party status, Affidavits identifying and describing residual contamination remaining after cleanup, and Restrictive Covenants. He is also responsible for negotiating the terms of environmental remediation agreements and liability assurance with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency or other State Departments (e.g., Minnesota Department of Agriculture).
Environmental Funding Management
Steve manages environmental funding efforts for firm clients. His responsibilities involve the preparation of investigation, cleanup and redevelopment grant applications from federal, state or local programs. Over the last twenty years, Steve has secured over $50 million in environmental grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and U.S. EPA. Once grants have been awarded, he is responsible for managing the grants, including tracking costs eligible for grant reimbursement, coordinating local match requirements, preparing grant disbursement applications, fulfilling reporting requirements, and representing the grantee in close out audits for completed grants.
Steve assists clients with obtaining reimbursement from Minnesota’s Petrofund program and Agriculture Chemical program. This work includes hiring contractors to satisfy program requirements, tracking eligible costs and preparing reimbursement applications. He also assists with cost recovery efforts, including environmental insurance claims.
Energy and Renewable Energy Funding
Steve also provides assistance to the firm’s energy and renewable energy clients in various federal grant applications. Examples include industrial efficiency grants and Section 48C Energy Manufacturing Tax credit applications. Responsibilities include sourcing appropriate grant information, assisting with application preparation and creating detail budgets.
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