Risk Assessment & Environmental Economics

Huff & Huff, Inc. has completed numerous risk assessments to satisfy regulatory requirements as well as property transaction needs. We participated in the regulatory process for establishing the Tiered Approach to Cleanup Objectives for Illinois on behalf of an industrial consortium. This included testimony and research on multiple state procedures. We also acted as a Remedial Evaluation Licensed Professional Engineer on behalf of the IEPA for specific sites in Illinois.

Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Risk-Based Corrective Action Assessments
  • Economic Impact
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Cost-Effectiveness Studies
  • Application of U.S. EPA Soil Screening Guidance
  • Application of ASTM’s Risk-Based Corrective Action Procedures
  • Transport Modeling
  • Tier 3 Assessments a variety of contaminants

Our projects have been submitted and received IEPA closure for industrial facilities following the risk assessment process. We have completed approved risk assessments in accordance with the States of Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Massachusetts. We have derived cleanup objectives utilizing protocols developed by USEPA in Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund in Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, and Kansas.  Huff & Huff, Inc. has also completed over 16 economic impact and cost/benefit studies regarding regulatory changes in water and air pollution have been prepared for the State of Illinois.  The firm has also completed an Affordability Analysis under USEPA Guidelines for a wastewater treatment plant expansion in Illinois.