About

Rule Engineering, LLC (Rule), was founded in 1997 to offer professional environmental engineering, regulatory and planning consulting services to industry. Rule’s business approach is to become well acquainted with the culture of our clients, enabling us to develop and implement business approaches that address the requirements of a variety of environmental risks and regulations in a manner that best reflects our client’s best interests. Rule has offices in Lakewood, Colorado and Farmington, New Mexico. Rule’s staff of registered engineers, registered professional geologists, and technical specialists is focused on providing a high level of service to meet each of our client’s specific business needs. Rule addresses client concerns related to EPA, including: RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, Clean Air Act (CAA) and Clean Water Act (CWA). Rule also provides support for other state and local planning and environmental related regulations including: permits to drill, land use permitting, voluntary cleanup programs, storm water management, UST regulations, waste management and groundwater cleanup programs. Rule also has successfully filed reimbursement claims under state UST fund programs using innovative financial programs.

Rule Engineering Key Personnel

Rule’s professional resources, include our principals, employees and associates. Rule is comprised of a mix of engineers, geologists, environmental scientists and support staff. The Rule team brings a broad base of technical and business skills to its clients.

Rule Principal Members

Mr. Michael A. Brown, PE; Principal Engineer & Managing Member
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Mr. Russell V. Knight, RG; Principal Hydrogeologist
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Mr. Daniel J. Dawson; Principal Environmental Scientist
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Mr. Brad White; Principal Chemical Engineer
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Ms. Deanne Schiele; Office Manager, Secretary/Treasurer
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Ms. Tracy Loftus; Principal Environmental Scientist
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Ms. Heather M. Woods, PG; Farmington Area Manager
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Rule’s professional resources include a large group of associates and technical-specialty subcontractors to provide services as needed. Rule’s associates include senior-level engineers, certified industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, risk-management specialists, scientists and field technicians. Rule engages the necessary support staff to address project specific needs.

Copies of registrations or certifications are available upon request.

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Project:

E&P Groundwater Remediation

Location:

Western Colorado

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Groundwater contamination due to migration from a natural gas well along natural fractures resulted in benzene and methane in surface­ water and groundwater. After several years of operating a sparge system with little progress, Rule was selected to provide remediation…

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Flare Management Plan for NSPS Subpart Ja

Location:

Texas Refinery

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Prepared a FMP to comply with the final Standards of Performance for Petroleum Refineries (NSPS Subpart Ja). The plan provides the specifications of the flare system, documents applicability with the requirements of the regulation and outlines a compliance strategy, and…

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Refinery Groundwater Containment System

Location:

Wyoming

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A containment system was designed under a Consent Order with the WDEQ to prevent off-site migration of contaminated groundwater and LNAPL. An alternative evaluation design was used to select a soil bentonite slurry wall with a series of interceptor. Data…

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404 Permitting for Corrective Action Project

Location:

Wyoming Refinery

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Prepare a 404 permit application to reroute an intermittent stream that was in the location of a proposed corrective measure. The permit consists of a Pre-Construction Notification and includes wetland delineation, identification of an area for wetland mitigation and preparation…

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Refinery Groundwater Modeling

Location:

Wyoming

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A groundwater model was developed to address corrective actions under the WDEQ to provide an understanding of remedial alternatives to prevent off-site migration of contaminated groundwater and LNAPL. A three-dimensional finite-difference groundwater model was used to assist with the design…

Project:

Air and Land Use Permitting

Location:

Colorado E&P Waste Management Facility

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Prepared state and county major impact land use permit applications for a centralized E&P waste management facility, including: facility operations and contingency plans, storm water management, hydrology, geologic hazards, a sensitive area analysis with wildlife impact/habitat BMPs, land suitability and…