Barr provided a designated representative and support team for environmental review and permitting of several natural-gas-distribution projects in northeastern Minnesota, as directed by Minnesota Energy Resources (a WEC Energy Group subsidiary). We coordinated independent environmental reviews, interpreted environmental regulations, and evaluated permit requirements and exemptions. Our work included assessing federal, state, and local regulations; impacts on protected species, wetlands, and water bodies; and potential third-party contamination.
Barr also provided field surveys as needed to help ensure environmental compliance throughout permit procurement and project execution. All told, we completed more than a dozen natural-gas-distribution projects for Minnesota Energy Resources, ranging from replacing a pipeline across a water body to installing 15 miles of new pipeline.
Senior Environmental Scientist
Senior Ecologist Office Business Unit Representative