Stormwater & Deicing Management Program Support for Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan
LimnoTech, The Great Lakes Protection Fund, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Michigan State [...]
Airports face ever-increasing challenges in balancing interests associated with serving their travelers, airlines, and airport tenants; generating revenue; and minimizing the impact of airport activities on the environment. LimnoTech has a long history of assisting airports achieve and maintain compliance with environmental regulations. We understand the potential impacts of airport operations on the environment and have taken an active role in negotiating discharge permits, maintaining awareness of new water pollution control approaches and technologies, engaging in the development of proposed regulations, and helping airports proactively engage in environmental problem-solving.
Our approach to airport regulatory compliance fits into our larger program of Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting and regulatory support services, an area that has been a central part of our services since our founding more than four decades ago. Since then, LimnoTech has supported clients in the development of rational regulatory compliance strategies based on the latest science and technology in the areas of NPDES permitting, TMDL support, deicing planning and management, stormwater program management and remediation oversight. As the airline industry has evolved over the decades, LimnoTech’s services have grown with them to include environmental management system development and implementation and sustainability program support.
A consistent theme of our airport services is proactive management and engagement to provide stakeholders with an appreciation of the unique aspects of the airport operating environment. Our understanding of the specific issues faced by airports allows us to develop scientifically sound solutions that are appropriate, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible. Our reputation for innovation has placed us at the leading edge of snow/ice and stormwater management technologies, giving our clients a competitive advance in developing their compliance strategies.
“LimnoTech has assisted us in deicing control strategies, stormwater management, stormwater monitoring, facility inspections, and technical discussions regarding NPDES and stormwater permits. They have consistently exhibited a high level of professionalism and been proactive in searching for “the right solution” to the problem at hand. They always meet deadlines, and have provided invaluable advice on numerous occasions resulting in savings of money, time, and headaches.”