Environmental Solutions, LLC, an operating company of Security
Management Consultants, Inc., is a full-service outdoor firearms range
RLES specializes in new range planning and construction.
Additionally, RLES consults on older range maintenance and environmental
protection. RLES can prepare and customize an Environmental
Stewardship Plan (ESP) and submit it to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) for certification.
A certified ESP insulates the range owner from lawsuits that can
result in the closing of a range. Certification also ensures that
approved methods of lead contamination to surrounding water and ground
water are limited. It is a two-pronged approach to limit your
liability and to protect the environment.
RLES can outline the best practices for controlling soil chemistry,
drainage of run-off water in contact with expended lead ammunition and
ultimately remove expended lead rounds from range berms.
RLES employs former FBI and Secret Service firearms instructors
with decades of experience with military and law enforcement ranges.
Their goal is to ensure that a client's range remains open for training.
RLES offers complete services in the maintenance and storage of all
records associated with a client's range. These include
statistics such as total number of rounds fired, semi-annual soil testing,
the addition of chemicals, and the conducting of PH tests..
Furthermore, our consultants can advise a client as to when bullet removal
should commence to remain in compliance with government standards.
to Avoid Costly Litigation
Lawsuits resulting in the closing of ranges are filed under the Clean
Water Act (CWA) and the Resource Conservation and Reclamation Act (RCRA).
Expended bullet lead at a a firing range site has the potential for
leaching into the ground water under the range and can trigger costly
environmental lawsuits. Therefore, a certified Environment
Stewardship Plan is a requirement for continued operation of the range.
Lawsuits brought by environmental groups are on the rise and could cost a
municipality or government agency significant taxpayer dollars to litigate
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Range Lead Environmental Solutions Specialist
for non-compliance with environmental regulations
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RLES provides litigation support services to help range owners and
municipalities overcome an injunctive process.
Environment-compliance Services include:
- Soil maintenance for
proper PH levels
- Identify and remedy
- Soil sample collection
for chemical analyses
- Ground water and
- Compile and maintain
records related to expended lead rounds that impact soil and ground
- Stabilize ranges for
lead removal and develop plan for ongoing range use
- Maintain twice-yearly
- Maintain records for
annual shot deposition
- Obtain aerial or
satellite photography of range
- Provide advise to
range operators and owners on improvements to range design
- Provide design
services for new ranges