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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 Vice 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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October 23, 2017

SLR presents in IEMA webinar on ISO14001

​On the 18th of October Nigel Leehane, Technical Director at SLR, and Toby Bridgeman from British Gypsum joined BSI and IEMA in sharing a webinar titled 'ISO 14001 – thinking about context of the organisation and interested parties​​'. The webinar explored the ISO14001:2015 requirements for organisational context and interested parties, as well as the potential value and approaches to addressing them. ​

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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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August 17, 2017

SLR provides environmental, social and governance due diligence for Enko Capital

SLR’s Africa Advisory Services have recently provided environmental, social and governance due diligence services for Enko Capital’s expansion capital investment in AMI Logistics. Enko Capital is an asset management company focussed on African investment, and their $7 million transaction gives the $64 million Enko Africa Private Equity Fund a significant minority stake in AMI, as well as a seat on AMI’s board.

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August 08, 2017

SLR Launches Landscape Architecture in Asia Pacific

SLR has this week announced the further expansion of its services in Asia Pacific with the launch of Landscape Architecture. Previously only serviced from the European region, the additional expertise will be of great benefit to existing and new SLR clients involved with urban regeneration and development sectors.

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June 23, 2017

SLR Appoint New Air Quality Technical Lead in APAC

SLR is pleased to announced the appointment of Graeme Starke to lead the Air Quality team in the Asia Pacific region. Graeme brings more than seventeen years’ experience and has a particular focus in the assessment of the environmental effects of air discharges, emission inventories, atmospheric dispersion modelling, management plans and air monitoring.

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June 08, 2017

Victoria’s “Better Apartment Design Standards” and noise – what does it mean for your site?

The State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) have recently released their ‘Better Apartment Design Standards’ (BADS) which includes internal noise requirements for apartment buildings. These requirements are for properties within stated catchment areas from industrial, road and rail land uses. This has the potential to impact over 400,000 land parcels within Greater Melbourne. SLR have developed the tools to quickly and easily support our clients in screening sites for possible noise implications. This is to help understand the potential cost impacts due to noise abatement during early costing exercises on a development site. Ben Hinze (Manger – Environmental Mapping) and Alex Campbell (Sector Lead – Infrastructure) provide a summary of the impacts and an enlightening case study.

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May 30, 2017

SLR Support INEOS Acquisition of Dong Oil & Gas

The SLR Oil & Gas Advisory team assisted INEOS’ with their recently announced acquisition of Dong Oil & Gas Business from DONG Energy for a payment of $1.05 billion, plus a contingent payment of $250 million. The acquisition positions INEOS as a top ten company in the North Sea and the biggest privately owned exploration and production business operating in...

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May 17, 2017

Welcome Kerry Mierau to SLR's Growing Wastewater Team

Senior Project Manager, Kerry Mierau, has joined SLR bringing over 15 years of experience with supporting and managing projects in the area of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting. Her expertise includes preparing new, renewal and modification NPDES discharge permit applications, CWA 316(b) cooling water intake support, aquatic bio-assessments, whole effluent toxicity (WET) and aquatic toxicity, water quality-based effluent limit derivation, and site-specific criteria development. Ms. Mierau has also served as supporting or lead eco-toxicologist in the development of registration dossiers under REACH regulations for more than 20 substances.

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May 16, 2017

The New EIA Regulations 2017 – it should be business as usual

Like you, staff at SLR are receiving many briefings being circulated about the new EIA Regulations. Much of the comment appears to be raising the potential for concern, pushing those developing projects to seek additional advice that in reality may well be unnecessary. Our perspective is that if you were already pro-actively applying the old EIA Regulations to the specific advantage of your project, then the new regulations change little.

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May 12, 2017

SLR Strengthens Engineering Capability

SLR has this week announced the appointment of Trent Collins as Principal Consultant in the firm’s Mine Waste Engineering team. Trent has over sixteen years’ experience in the geotechnical industry with a focus on Mine Waste, Tailings Dams and Earthworks Construction.

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May 11, 2017

Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week

Road Safety is one of the most important community issues worldwide. Whilst it is a global problem, we all need to think “and act” locally to seek an improvement in road safety and a reduction of injuries and fatalities on our transport network.

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April 20, 2017

SLR Expands Wastewater Services in South Central Region

SLR is pleased to welcome Managing Principal, D’Ann Wilkins, who has opened a new office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in March 2017. With over 20 years of experience in water treatment and wastewater services, D’Ann will further develop SLR’s technical service offerings in the engineering and water quality service area.

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