Recently Completed Projects

Regional Sand and Gravel, Asphalt, and Concrete Manufacturing Companies - GL has provided environmental consulting services for numerous local and regional companies in the form of New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Air Quality Permits and United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs). GL has provided training on implementation of best management practices (BMPs) as well as easy to use methodologies to remain in compliance with permit conditions. 

Regional Construction Companies - GL has provided services for several local construction companies in the form of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) including training on implementation of best management practices (BMPs), preparation of solid waste management plans, and providing interface with regulatory agencies.  

Mold, Spores, and Fungus Sampling - GL has provided indoor air quality assessments and mold inspections for several structures from different industries.  Inspections included sampling, analysis, and assessment of structures with potentially hazardous mold, spores, and fungus.  

URENCO - GL conducted site biological and physiochemical surveys as part of an EIS in support of a client’s successful Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) permit application. GL conducted ecological baseline characterizations including robust threatened and endangered species surveys. GL established background chemical concentrations and radiological activities of target analytes in air, soil, vegetation, groundwater, surface water, and animal tissue. GL was then contracted to conduct the environmental baseline and pre-operational studies necessary to meet NRC license requirements. Monitoring included the collection, analysis, and reporting of radiological, chemical and ecological environmental data. Quality Assurance Protocols were developed for both field sampling and contract laboratory analysis. GL also managed integration of NRC, EPA, NM Environment Department, County and City requirements and regulations, a land exchange with the NM State Land Office, implementation of an ISO 14001/9000 Sustainability Program, NRC license amendments for site design infrastructure changes, and meteorological monitoring.


Community 1st Bank of Las Vegas - GL has recently completed E1507-05 ASTM Phase I: Environmental Site Assessments and Small Business Association risk evaluations for several commercial and industrial properties in northeastern New Mexico. Over the past 10+ years GL’s experienced staff haves completed numerous Phase I Environmental Assessments for various commercial and industrial properties.


David Montoya Construction Inc. - GL performed pre-construction field surveys and natural resources analyses and prepared a Categorical Exclusion to comply with federal NEPA requirements for activities associated with a Department of Transportation GRIP highway construction project on US 64/87 in Union County, NM. Additionally a mine operation plan and a reclamation plan were prepared as part of a successful New Mexico State Land Office application that obtained a mineral extraction lease on State Trust Lands that supplied borrow material to complete the project.


Eunice Wastewater Treatment Facility - Site characterization of the WWTP consisted of establishing monitoring wells and soil sampling locations, supervising monitoring well installation, collecting and analyzing soil and groundwater samples, and determining local groundwater gradients. These data were collected in order to determine potential existing impacts from WWTP operations to groundwater, establish background concentrations, and to verify whether a contamination plume from a nearby petroleum plant had impacted groundwater quality.


N-COM - GL recently completed New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) environmental permitting for approximately 150 miles of fiber optic cable installation within NMDOT right-of way areas in San Miguel and Mora counties in northeastern New Mexico. The project was federally funded through a loan from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service.


New Mexico Highlands University - GL was contracted to sample building materials including insulation, wall tiles, roofing tiles, floor tiles, mastics, paint, and pipes to determine the presence and extent of asbestos and lead in over 50,000 square feet of buildings throughout the campus. Hundreds of samples were collected and analyzed. The project was completed on time and within budget. GL has additionally provided Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, project oversight for the remediation of a leaking underground petroleum storage tank, Phase I Environmental Assessment investigations, and post-petroleum-release monitoring for health and safety at the University.


NM 599 Jaguar Drive Interchange - GL drafted an EA for the FHWA on behalf of the City of Santa Fe and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for the construction of an interchange at NM Highway 599 and Jaguar Drive in Santa Fe, NM.  For this project, GL performed extensive baseline/background research including environmental database searches and interviews, conducted field surveys, and produced appropriate specialist reports, including hazardous materials, biological, noise, traffic, and carbon monoxide (CO) hotspot analyses. GL performed public scoping, held public meetings/hearings, and interacted cooperatively with a wide array of government agencies, including the City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) from the FHWA on behalf of the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).

San Miguel County Quarry - GL prepared a successful permit application for a 62.9 acre gravel surfacequarry mining operation for San Miguel County’s own Sand and Gravel Ordinance. A New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Air Quality Bureau General Construction Permit ( CGP-2) and an NPDES permit for industrial stormwater discharges were also obtained. GL provided training on industrial stormwater control and best management practices, and continues to provide monthly opacity monitoring for crushing and screening operations.

Projects Currently In-Progress

International Isotopes Fluorine Products, LLC - GL facilitated meetings with state environment department staff to develop the uranium de-conversion facility’s regulatory scope. GL has been contracted to provide consulting services for preparation of the facility’s New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) New Source Review (NSR) Air Quality Permit Application, initial ecological and chemical monitoring, and NMED Groundwater Discharge Permit Application.


N-COM - GL is currently conducting biological surveys of more than 200 miles of right-of way areas in Roosevelt, Curry, Chavez, and Lea Counties in eastern New Mexico prior to optic fiber cable installation. The project scope includes generation of a biological assessment (BA) and hazardous materials inventory (HMI) for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for a categorical exclusion application for the project area, and a biological assessment for the Department of Agriculture Rural Utility Service ( RUS) to ensure compliance with the Threatened and Endangered Species Act.


Lee Ranch Coal Company - GL evaluates on an annual basis the reclamation efforts of this large surface coal mine owned by Peabody Energy. GL performs a field survey and analysis of vegetative cover, production, and shrub density in order to determine whether Lee Ranch has met its requirements for reclamation bond release from the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division. GL’s field survey team is made up of experts in plant identification and field data collection.

Nekekim Corporation - GL has recently conducted initial studies, prepared a permitting strategy, and submitted a BLM Plan Of Operations (POO) for a new mine in Nevada to satisfy state and federal requirements for hard-rock mining. GL is currently permitting the mine site and two processing plants. Permits include Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) air quality permits, Water Pollution Control Permit, a Protection of Wildlife permit, a County Special Use permit, NPDES NOIs, a SWPPP, and a Reclamation Permit.

New Mining Operations - GL has been contracted to perform initial site assessments; prepare environmental reports; develop permitting and acquisition strategies; and acquire necessary permits through local, county, state, and federal programs and agencies for several proposed exploration projects and mines in New Mexico.

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation - Due to funding of mining operations during the 1990s in New Mexico, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation has continued to contract with GL to provide monitoring and evaluation for potential financial liability from environmental risks related to past corporate holdings at the Chino Copper Mining Complex in southwestern New Mexico.  


Española Mercantile Company - As part of an ongoing relationship, GL has obtained numerous EPA and NMED permits for both construction and industrial activities including groundwater discharge permits, air quality permits, petroleum storage tank permits, and Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments. GL also provides Española Mercantile Company with a monthly environmental audit service.

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