Great Lakes Environmental Center Applied Water Quality & Environmental Sciences

Industrial Services

GLEC has over 20 years experience providing compliance, permitting, sitespecific research, and technical services to a wide variety of industrial operations. We help companies evaluate operational impacts on surface water, groundwater, sediment, and soil, and provide compliance assistance with NPDES, RCRA, Superfund, Clean Water Act, NEPA, and FERC regulations. Our capabilities in site-specific criteria development have provided many industrial clients with more efficient water quality compliance solutions.

GLEC industrial clients include firms involved in:

  • Petroleum Refining and Distribution
  • Wastewater Treatment Operations
  • Foundries
  • Steel Manufacturing
  • Pulp and Paper Production
  • Automotive Parts Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Electroplating
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Mining Operations

GLEC industrial services include:

Screening Level Ecological Risk Assessment

  • “multiple lines of evidence” approach
  • surface and sediment chemistry
  • surface water and sediment toxicity and bioaccumulation
  • biological investigation of surface water and wetlands
  • toxicity identification evaluation (TIE)

Groundwater and Surface Water Quality Assessment

  • hydrogeologic assessement
  • groundwater/surface water interface (GSI) evaluations
  • USEPA RCRA Corrective Action groundwater assessment
  • RCRA groundwater monitoring statistical evaluation
  • NPDES permit compliance and mixing zone evaluation

Criteria Development, Surface Water, Groundwater, and Sediment

  • surface water quality critera, Tier I and Tier II
  • GSI criteria
  • sediment criteria

GIS Services for Industry

  • preliminary radio frequency analysis
  • cell tower site selection
  • wind turbine site selection


Contact: John Barkach, Senior Program Manager
Click to Email     248-538-0900


Regulatory Compliance Support

Regulatory Permitting Support

Site-Specific Criteria Development

Water and Sediment Quality Testing

Habitat Assessments

Ecological Surveys

Endangered Species Surveys

GIS Consulting

Industry Services



Anchor Danly

Dow Chemical

American Honda Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

LaFarge Corporation

Modular Mining

Inmet Mining

Packaging Corporation of America

Proctor & Gamble


U.S. Steel

Xcel Energy