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CPS can provide assistance with all aspects of LCGE operations including management of LCGE "wastes", permitting of equipment and permitting of end use facilities.
The materials generated from land clearing, grubbing and excavation (LCGE) operations have the potential to cause a variety of adverse effects, through different media, to human health, safety, and the environment. LCGE therefore requires very careful management and operating practices. Most states do not allow the disposal of these materials at off-site locations except when a permit has been issued. Additionally, they impose certain limitations to those sites that implement either on-site storage and disposal, or off-site storage (prior to processing) operations. 

The materials generated from LCGE operations can be managed in several ways, including chipping,  shredding, mulching, composting, temporary storage or on-site accumulation prior to processing. Each of these management techniques can be done in a way to minimize potential nuisances and prevent negative impacts on health, safety and the environment. 


Air Permit Preparation for:
  • Mulching Machines 
  • Screeners
  • Grinding Units
  • Conveyors 
Visual Emissions Monitoring
Air Sampling & Reporting Services
Contamination of surface water may result via run-off from storage and disposal of LCGE plant material. Storage and disposal sites are usually maintained outdoors, where they are exposed to rain and snow. Over time, with the addition of water, LCGE plant material begins to decompose, releasing a dark brown organic l leachate, which may contain high levels of tannins, organic acids, and other contaminants. Due to its potentially acidic nature, leachate from wood material can degrade the quality of nearby water sources by reducing the pH, mobilizing metals within the soil and other surface formations, and lowering the level of dissolved oxygen in surface water which can kill fish and other aquatic organisms, and impair wildlife habitats.


Proper drainage (i.e., diversions, drains, dikes, etc.) should be constructed and maintained and on-site stormwater runoff may be directed to either a properly sized vegetated filter area for treatment, or a properly sized temporary storage impoundment or tank for reuse, recycling, or disposal.

Compliance Plus Services, Inc. can also provide assistance with proper managment and permitting of stormwater run-off associated with LCGE activities as well as at storage and/or disposal sites .

Stormwater Permit Preparation:
  • Notice of Intent 
  • General Permits
  • Individual permits
  • Construction Activities
​Stormwater Management Plans
Preparedness, Prevention and Contingency (PPC Plans)