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Contact information
For information on cleanup of environmental contamination, contact:
Michael Prager
Remediation and Redevelopment Program
608-261-4927

Selecting an environmental consultant

Site investigations and cleanup procedures can be complex, time consuming and costly. It is important to select a qualified environmental consultant to perform the tasks required to thoroughly investigate and clean up your contamination.

A competent and experienced consultant can also help you explore redevelopment options for your property, and ensure that you have information about possible financial assistance.

Consultant qualifications

Summary of NR 712

Environmental Response Action NR 712 Minimum Personnel Qualification Requirements
Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessment All Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments submitted to the department must be prepared under the supervision of a professional engineer, hydrogeologist or scientist.
Sampling for immediate and interim actions - not involving treatment or engineering controls
  1. Graduate of a vocational or technical school, with coursework in science or engineering and 40 hours supervised field experience; or
  2. 40 hours of training in sampling techniques, 80 hours of supervised field experience and a letter or certificate documenting the necessary field experience.
Sampling for interim actions involving treatment or engineering controls, and remedial actions Working under the supervision of a Professional Engineer (P.E.), Hydrogeologist or Scientist:
  1. graduate of a vocational or technical school, with coursework in science or engineering and 40 hours of supervised field experience; or
  2. 40 hours of training in sampling techniques, 80 hours of supervised field experience and a letter or certificate documenting the necessary field experience.
Soil boring logs Graduate of an accredited institution of higher education with a major in an appropriate science or engineering specialty.

Submittals for: NR 712 Minimum Personnel Qualification Requirements
Free Product Removal to address groundwater contamination Prepared under the supervision of a P.E. and a Hydrogeologist
Response actions (not including groundwater) Prepared under the supervision of a P.E.
Assessments of groundwater conditions Prepared under the supervision of a Hydrogeologist
Last revised: Friday September 05 2014