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Steve Rakowski

Technical Expert, Senior Associate

Steve is motivated by solving problems as a team. He’s passionate about mentoring staff, helping to increase their knowledge and advance their careers – which in turn bolsters the premier service Steve and Haley & Aldrich provide to clients. 

For more than 25 years, Steve has accrued extensive environmental permitting and compliance expertise, including air quality, hazardous waste, and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reporting. His remedial investigation and risk assessment acumen includes a mix of ambient air, soil, and groundwater media. Additionally, Steve has unique insight into regulatory compliance, having worked for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality early in his career. 

Clients appreciate Steve’s proactive approach to problem solving, which includes clear communication, helping to define issues, and working through every option. Steve doesn’t just love working to improve the environment – he loves being outdoors and gets in as many Grand Canyon hikes as he can during his down time. 

  • Checkmark Air quality, hazardous waste, aquifer protection
  • Checkmark Environmental permitting and compliance
  • Checkmark Investigation and risk assessment of air, soil, and groundwater
  • Checkmark Legacy mining and arsenic background assessment
  • Checkmark Strategic planning and regulatory applicability
  • Checkmark TRI and TSCA reporting

“It’s important to me to truly listen to my clients, to understand and help them define their issues, and identify case-specific solutions that address what is important to them.”