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July 01, 2020

SLR's response to Coronavirus / COVID-19

​In response to the ongoing global pandemic, SLR is actively following the advice and guidance on coronavirus provided by the relevant national and state governments. Our leadership team and H&S professionals are regularly monitoring developments and updating advice to our people using all available communications channels. That advice covers infection risk, travel guidance, office management, working from home and ongoing support to all employees.

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June 18, 2020

International Surveyors Week

We are excited to celebrate International Land Surveyors Week! For over 25 years SLR has been providing surveying services to the oil & gas, power, waste management, built environment, and civil engineering and construction industries. This week we celebrate all the Professional Surveyors from various locations of our organization for their hard work in the field and office, especially during these challenging times. Below we highlight a few of SLR’s surveyors across multiple disciplines.

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June 10, 2020

Containment systems for the prevention of pollution – Industry consultation, sponsored by SLR

In 2014, CIRIA (the Construction Industry Research and Information Association) in conjunction with SLR Consulting and a wider Project Steering Group released new guidance: ‘Containment systems for the systems for the prevention of pollution: Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises’ (C736). CIRIA have recently announced plans to begin the process of reviewing and updating the guidance, starting with an industry consultation. The first stage of this is a survey, which is available via the following link: and has been part sponsored by SLR Consulting.

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June 05, 2020

World Environment Day

To celebrate and recognise the importance of the world around us this World Environment Day, we've created a short video showcasing some stunning photographs taken by SLR employees.

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May 21, 2020

Cross Border Collaboration for Giant Mine Continues for 7th Year

SLR’s Air Quality Team in Canada and U.S., has installed and continues to operate community-based air monitoring stations at Giant Mine in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Canada. This real-time data is published to a public website as part of the public outreach program associated with the remediation efforts at the mine site.

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May 14, 2020

Food, Drink and Milk BREF - Withdrawal of sector guidance for the food, drink and milk industries

Following recent SLR articles regarding publication of the updated food, drink and milk sectors BREF and the BAT Conclusions in December 2019, which has triggered an environmental permit review for the Food and Drink sector by the UK environmental regulators, the food and drink sector and dairy and milk processing sector technical guidance notes were formally withdrawn by the Environment Agency on the 6th May 2020.

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March 30, 2020

SLR Completes Focused Feasibility Study for Former Lumber Mill Site

Through SLR’s long-standing attorney relationship, our team was retained in April 2016 to conduct a feasibility study for the Avison Lumber Company, located in Molalla, Oregon. The former mill company produced lumber from the 1950s to 1990’s and was sanctioned by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to perform extensive cleanup before redevelopment.

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February 21, 2020

SLR in Europe joins WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

Founded back in 1984, WISE is an organisation which has helped thousands of individuals, organisations and businesses to support the one million women working in the STEM sector and has contributed to a wide range of campaigns to raise the profile of women and girls working in STEM. We are pleased to have just joined WISE,...

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February 20, 2020

Working in partnership; protecting Devon’s wildlife

During his discussion with Richard, Ben noticed a few bird, bat and hedgehog boxes in the workshop, being constructed for local gardeners. Ben was really impressed at the quality of the boxes and wondered whether there was an opportunity for the Wood Works team to build dormouse boxes. The SLR team needed a lot of these in in 2019, to provide mitigation and enhancement for many of their major infrastructure and residential projects.

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January 23, 2020

SLR Acquires Milone & MacBroom

SLR has acquired Milone & MacBroom, Inc. (MMI), a 185-person US East Coast consulting firm with seven offices located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. SLR and MMI’s combined team in the US of over 400 professionals will now offer a complete range of advisory, environmental and engineering services.

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November 26, 2019

Peter Skinner joins SLR as new Chief Operating Officer

SLR has appointed Peter Skinner as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Peter joins SLR from AECOM where he led their Environment and Ground Engineering business in EMEA for the past five years. As COO and a main board director, Peter will lead operational management and growth in the business: providing leadership and working closely with SLR’s five Regional Managers (Africa, APAC, Canada, Europe, US) and their service line and sector teams.

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October 22, 2019

California Water Boards Release PFAS Assessment Data for Drinking Water Supplies

On October 14, 2019 the California State Water Resources Control Board released results from their first phase of their state-wide investigation into the presence of PFAS in groundwater. This initial phase of testing included almost 600 drinking water supply wells, primarily those in the vicinity of airports and municipal solid waste landfills, and in wells where these contaminants had been observed previously.

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October 02, 2019

John McCorkle Joins Advisory Group for Washington Cleanup Rule

SLR Principal John McCorkle recently accepted an invitation from the Washington State Department of Ecology to participate in a 22-person Cleanup Rule Stakeholder & Tribal Advisory Group (STAG) which is responsible for providing stakeholder input and recommendations to the agency on proposed changes to the state's rules and regulations around contaminated site cleanups.

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September 23, 2019

Kellye (Larsen) Dundon Elected as Oregon Chapter Chair of the Air & Waste Management Association

SLR’s Kellye Larsen-Dundon, Associate Scientist was elected to serve another year as vice chair for the Oregon Chapter of Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA). Kellye has been in this role since 2017 and has also served as chapter secretary from 2013 to 2017. Kellye began her career over 7 years ago and specializes in transportation noise analysis and industrial noise monitoring. She has measured existing noise levels and counted traffic for proposed highway projects in the state of Oregon, as well as analyzing noise mitigation techniques, such as barriers of different heights to optimize noise reduction and cost effectiveness. She specializes in regulatory compliance, permitting, and greenhouse gas emissions​.

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September 10, 2019

SLR has acquired RPA Inc

We're delighted to share the news that SLR has acquired RPA Inc, a 60-person, world-leading mining advisory business with teams in Toronto, Denver and London.

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August 20, 2019

Dr. Ric Horobin joins SLR as Principal Hydrogeologist

SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. announced today that highly regarded technical hydrogeologist, Dr. Ric Horobin, will be joining SLR taking on the role Principal Hydrogeologist. Ric will report to Ian Mitchell, head of the groundwater team, and will be based in the Whitehorse, Yukon office.

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April 23, 2019

SLR acquires Novus Environmental

SLR, a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions, has acquired Novus Environmental, a 25 person specialized environmental firm based in Guelph Ontario and Calgary Alberta, Canada.

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March 15, 2019

PFAS Update: EPA issues new action plan

In March, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would classify all PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) as “hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Emergency Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), often referred to as Superfund. If this bill passes and is signed into law, cleanups of these chemicals would be eligible for CERCLA cleanup funds and cost recovery actions under that law. The bill was introduced following the EPA’s issuance of their PFAS Action Plan, which was met with a mixed response, including skepticism from states who have indicated that some of the steps highlighted in the action plan should be taken more quickly – such as the change outlined in this recent legislation.

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February 19, 2019

SLR Selected to Help Develop Open Access Oil and Gas Operations Emission Calculator for Research Group

University of Texas (UT), Austin is partnering with Colorado State University (CSU), and SLR to develop libraries of emissions data sets and activity factors for The Collaboratory to Advance Methane Science (CAMS), an industry-led collaborative research consortium. This will be their first research project to study spatial and temporal methane emissions profiles across various oil and gas basin locations.

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January 23, 2019

SLR Expands in Eastern U.S.

SLR has expanded its operations on the U.S. East Coast with addition of a number of new advisory and environmental consultants joining our team in offices in New York and Connecticut. New team members include:

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December 12, 2018

SLR contributed to successful IAIA symposium

SLR recently co-sponsored and participated in an international symposium on Improving Impact Assessment and Management in the Mining Sector. The symposium was organised by the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA) and hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) at their offices in London.

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November 01, 2018

Matt Harrison, P.E. Joins SLR

SLR is pleased to welcome its newest managing principal, Matt Harrison, P.E. who brings over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and energy business sectors. With a strong background in air emissions and regulatory interpretation and regulatory compliance, Matt is nationally recognized in his specialty in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurements, characterizations, and mitigation.

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October 29, 2018

SLR's APAC region welcomes Andrew O'Brien

​SLR Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew O’Brien as Operations Manager - Environmental Management, Planning and Approvals (EMPA) . Andrew will be based in our Brisbane office, and will be responsible for leading our Asia Pacific Environment and Social Impact Assessment, Transport Advisory and Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance teams.

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October 05, 2018

SLR Canada Welcomes New Marketing Manager Jen White

SLR is delighted to welcome Jen White as our new Marketing and Communications Manager for Canada. With over 18 years experience in the environmental and engineering consulting sector, Jen’s extensive background and experience will play a critical role in helping us build on our growth strategies and brand, and positioning SLR as a top tier service provider of environmental and advisory services.

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August 28, 2018

SLR announces key appointment Australia wide

SLR Consulting has recently announced the Principal appointments of Paul Goldsworthy, Richard Simmons and Giorgio De Nola. These appointments are a great reflection of our growth not only across multiple technical disciplines, but geographically as well.

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August 22, 2018

SLR secures project with SoCity in Leeds

We’re pleased to share the news that SLR’s Built Environment Planning team has secured instruction from a brand-new client - SoCity (Leeds) Limited. SoCity is a lifestyle brand of parent company Prospect Property Group, a property development company with experience completing residential and commercial projects.

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May 03, 2018

SLR Expands South-East Queensland Footprint

SLR Consulting has recently announced the expansion of their South-East Queensland offices to include a new Gold Coast premise. The company first commenced operations in Brisbane in 1990 and has expanded to include over fifteen local specialist technical services with over 80 staff permanently based in the SEQ region.

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April 19, 2018

Managing Recyclables Price Risk – Is the Sector Missing a Partner?

Does reluctance in the waste sector to manage recyclables price risk presents opportunities for the insurance sector? Over 6 million tonnes of recyclables (e.g. paper, card, metals, plastics, glass) are collected annually from 23 million households in England and the volumes are expected to increase further in the future. The responsibility for providing household recyclables collection service in England sits with c.320 local authorities, of which over 170 have contracts with private waste management companies for the provision of collection services.

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March 26, 2018

Charterhouse Capital Partners invests in SLR Consulting

SLR Consulting (“SLR”), a leading global environmental and advisory consultancy, announces that it has agreed to partner with Charterhouse Capital Partners (“Charterhouse”), a leading European private equity firm, to support the business in its next phase of growth and development.

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March 15, 2018

SLR secures planning consent for landmark Birmingham building

Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee unanimously resolved to grant planning permission for restoration and conversion of Birmingham’s Methodist Central Hall, a Grade II* Listed Building, into a high quality mixed-use hotel and apart-hotel facility on 1 March 2018. Despite the buildings complexities and sheer scale the decision was received within 13 weeks that included comprehensive discussions with Historic England and other consultee partners who all have an interest in the iconic building’s future use and protection.

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February 23, 2018

SLR Welcomes Todd Lusk to SLR’s Water and Wastewater Team

Senior Engineer Todd Lusk has recently joined SLR with expertise in industrial wastewater engineering via our new office located in Florence, Kentucky. He brings over 16 years of experience in treatability investigations, wastewater technology evaluations, biological wastewater treatment, water efficiency evaluations, wastewater operations troubleshooting, and microscopic biomass assessments for a range of industries including petrochemical, pharmaceuticals,...

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February 08, 2018

PLIA and Ecology Optimistic about First Month of New Technical Assistance Program

In a recent presentation to the Northwest Environmental Business Council, the Director of the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA), Russ Olsen, was pleased with the progress of the new Petroleum Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), citing the successful entry of 48 sites into the new program, which provides technical assistance and opinion letters on low- and medium risk sites where petroleum is the only contamination.

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September 29, 2017

We're on the move in Perth

SLR Consulting will relocate to the Perth CBD on Monday 3 October to accommodate for the continued growth of the business. After commencing operations in Western Australia nine years ago, the company has expanded its technical capability and range of clients across numerous business sectors.

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