Tansley Associates Environmental Sciences Inc. (TAES - reclamation remediation

By: Tansley Associates Environmental Sciences  09-12-2011

Tansley Associates is committed to developing strategic reclamation proposals and plans for both small and large oil and gas operations. Our vast experience in the oil and gas Industry enables us to develop customized plans and imaginative solutions for any type of project. Tansley Associates can develop a solid reclamation timeline that is budget oriented, yet still sensitive to existing cultural, environmental and socio-economic factors.

In order to make the reclamation process more efficient, Alberta Environment (AENV) has begun to audit 15% of all reclamation applications. A certain amount of this 15% is random audits, while others are selections that have been "flagged" as questionable sites. Tansley Associates is at the forefront in addressing these changes, and is fully dedicated to helping our clients create a competitive advantage within the industry. We promote efficient site management, from initial site preparation to final reclamation.

Reclamation Proposals

An audit protocol can be as simple as a site visit and certificate approval. However, at the very least AENV will require concrete evidence that your site meets applicable guidelines and criteria. This includes acceptable vegetative cover, soil profiles that meet criteria, and an equivalent land capability. Tansley Associates can ensure that your site has all of these components, and allow you to avoid negative outcomes such as redundant work and additional lease payments.

Tansley Associates also offers full management coordination for your reclamation project. The TAES reclamation proposal gives you the power to minimize your costs and ensure success. Some specific benefits include avoiding excessive equipment procurement, providing the most efficient and appropriate site-specific reclamation strategy, avoiding surprises through the use of a detailed timeline, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing qualified reclamation professionals are working in your best interests.

Reclamation Consultants

Tansley Associates' reclamation consultants are available to offer their expertise for a full reclamation assessment and proposal. Our personnel will coordinate and effectively manage your sites in the field, provide logistics, and supply all of the scientific field data your company requires to proceed towards reclamation certification.

Tansley Associates also offers in-house consultants to manage your reclamation certificate applications and preparatory work, ensuring that your applications proceed unhindered. The advantages of using TAES consultants for your in-house needs are threefold: you receive the expertise of our office personnel, we ensure that the most qualified and suitable people are provided to you, and you maintain the benefit and inherent flexibility associated with outsourcing.

Phase I Assessments

Tansley Associates also provides municipal phase I environmental assessments. As an approved supplier of phase I environmental assessments by major Canadian banking institutions, TAES is trusted to supply accurate, detailed and comprehensive information. Information is always crucial to a successful transfer of industrial or commercial properties.

Phase II Assessments

Upon discovery of potential contamination, the next step is to delineate the extent of contamination and determine the chemical characteristics of the contaminant. Tansley Associates can accurately map the extent of contamination, determine the best remediation strategy (disposal, bio-remediation, composting, etc.) and provide an accurate associated cost. The TAES phase II assessment provides clients with the right information to make good decisions on how to proceed with any given site.

Phase III Assessments

Once the decision on the type of remediation is made, phase III can begin. A phase III assessment goes a step further than the phase II, including excavation and treatment or management of the contamination. Tansley Associates' vast network of specialized suppliers of heavy equipment specific for phase III enable us to provide all the right equipment - at the most competitive price.


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