ALL provides a broad array of environmental and engineering services nationally. Our staff consists of experienced professionals with an average experience level of more than 20 years. Our services include engineering design and studies, regulatory and compliance support, various types of site investigations, outsourcing and privatization, pollution prevention, environmental data management, permitting and remediation.
Coal Bed Methane and GIS
ALL and a co-researcher (the Montana Board of Oil & Gas Conservation) were selected for a contract from the Energy Department's National Petroleum Technology Office (NPTO) for a coal bed methane project in Montana. The project involves development of best management practices and integration of GIS technology in evaluation of environmental impact solutions and permitting issues. Benefits from the project include continued success of affordable coal bed methane production in Montana and other areas throughout the U.S., along with improved environmental protection, better decision making, and a framework from which other state and federal agencies can design and implement similar technologies.
Environmental Impact Statements & Assessments under NEPA
Collecting samples for an evironmental assessment
Commonly, pipeline extensions, oil & gas activities (including coal bed methane), development and remediation and construction activities require EIS or EA documents to be prepared. Our experienced staff have prepared EIS and EA documents and categorical exclusions for various types of facilities. We maintain a multi-disciplined team to comprehensively address the variety of environmental and resources issues that must be considered and addressed.
Pollution Prevention Surveys
Services include conducting pollution prevention surveys, development of pollution prevention plans, economic evaluations of proposed or possible alternatives, design and development of custom information solutions to track and/or analyze data gathered as well as results.
Archeological, Historic and other Cultural Resources Management Plans, Studies, and Consultations
ALL's Archeological Team maintains in-house expertise and capabilities relative to a variety of archeological and cultural resources studies. Our staff has conducted archeological studies to support conventional natural gas development decisions along the Rocky Mountain front, the western plains (including the Powder River Basin), as well as the Gulf of Mexico. We have constructed detailed terrain maps as the basis for surveys of plant cover, endangered species, wetlands, paleontological, and archeological resources. Under contract to the Bureau of Land Management, ALL recently conducted a detailed study of a proposed gas play along the Rocky Mountain Front in the Blackleaf Canyon area of Montana. ALL's field team searched for evidence of the "Old North Trail" and cultural and archeological sites of significance in the planning area. Although not all our projects involve field reconnaissance in Grizzly County, our team of professionals is well adapted and equipped to work under a variety of field conditions.
Soil & Groundwater Remediation
Collecting samples following an oil spill.
ALL staff have undertaken remediation projects using a variety of innovative techniques that have ranged from bioremediation to phyto-remediation to excavation. We are experienced at remediation design, specification development, cost estimating, and full-scale remediation construction. A project that was the result of cooperation by the Kansas Corporation Commission, the Kansas Biological Survey, the NRCS and ALL through a grant provided from the U.S. Department of Energy involved remediation of a site that was scarred by historic oil production. From this project a "Site-Specific Soil Remediation Planner Website" was developed.
ALL offers complete services related to state and federal Underground Injection Control (UIC) programs for all well types. ALL's experienced includes siting and feasibility analysis; drilling and completion; testing and maintenance; and abandonment. ALL staff have completed large area permits for Class II injection wells, prepared both permits and permit modifications for Class I wells, authored a comprehensive manual on testing Class III salt solution mining wells for the Solution Mining Research Institute, and permitted and drilled both Class IV and V type injection wells for various purposes, including groundwater remediation projects. Additionally, ALL has obtained both minor and major aquifer exemptions under the UIC program, and has experience through more than 1,000 surface discharge permits for clients throughout the United States.