Casey E. Smith
Senior Project Geologist
Environmental Services

Casey E. Smith provides project management in the area of environmental consulting, including site assessment and monitoring, environmental due diligence, stormwater, remediation and brownfield redevelopment. He has 12 years of experience working with property owners, banks, industrial clients, developers, construction companies, real estate agents and communities to address environmental challenges associated with acquiring and developing property, fulfilling liable party obligations, and navigating the complex regulatory requirements of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 P.A. 451, as amended (Act 451). Casey is driven daily by working on projects that result in removing community blight and returning sites to beneficial uses.

Casey has a BS degree in Natural Resource Biology and Environmental Science and an MS degree in Earth Science with a Hydrogeology and Environmental concentration. He also has experience working with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies on issues related to site cleanup, property redevelopment, PCB-contaminated media disposal, underground storage tank (UST) closure, and stormwater management. Understanding the complex environmental issues facing his clients, and helping them resolve those issues in a sensible, cost-effective manner, is part of what motivates Casey. He often acts as an interpreter of sorts, assisting his clients to effectively navigate environmental regulation.

Casey has significant field experience with soil, groundwater, and soil gas sampling; monitoring well installation; environmental drilling methods; asbestos, lead paint, and hazardous materials inspections; and contractor oversight. He has provided technical assistance on complex site characterization and remediation project issues, including contaminated soil and groundwater management, nonaqueous-phase liquid (NAPL) recovery, chemical vapor mitigation in buildings, hazardous materials inspection in buildings, concrete and demolition debris recycling, stormwater management, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste characterization and disposal.

He is a member of the West Michigan Air and Waste Management Association - Young Professionals Committee. Casey also volunteers for the West Michigan Environmental Action Council Teach for the Watershed program, educating elementary and middle school-aged children about stormwater runoff and its effect on surface water.

Being an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, Casey has a personal affinity for Michigan’s lakes and streams. Outside of his professional work, he enjoys spending time camping, hunting, fly fishing, and enjoying the Great Lakes.


Multidiscipline team resurrects manufacturing plant

A $1 million state brownfield grant helped agri-tool supplier address the vapor intrusion threat and redevelop a closed manufacturing plant to create new headquarters, expand manufacturing operations, and add new jobs in Michigan’s fastest growing county.


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