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Compliance Management

Staying abreast of constantly changing regulations across multiple jurisdictions in multiple states, and ever-evolving equipment, processes, and requirements can be an overwhelming challenge to even the most adept property owners. Often carrying heavy fines, penalties and onerous restrictions non-compliance can have a severe financial impact on your business.

Our understanding of the interactions of various agencies and the nuanced applicability of countless and seemingly conflicting regulations provides MJK’s clients with an accomplished and experienced partner that provides cost-effective, proven and reliable compliance services making it easy to stay in compliance.

Case Study: City of Pasadena - EVR Phase II Upgrades


Project: In accordance with a regulation change, this client looked to MJK to manage and perform EVR Phase II upgrades at four locations.

Challenge: With less than 21 days left before a state-mandated deadline, this municipality looked to MJK to provide a short turn around on this work at four fleet yard facilities. Despite the short turnaround needed, the industry was facing a shortage of the approved EVR systems needed for installation. Failure to meet the deadline would mean regulatory fines and penalties for this client.

MJK Solution: MJK assigned a team of dedicated individuals to focus on this project to insure the deadlines were met. We worked closely with the City to push permits through the permitting process and contacted our most valued suppliers, securing the necessary parts despite the shortage of availability. MJK was the proud recipient of special recognition from the City of Pasadena for a job well done.

Case Study: Public Utility - EVR Phase I Upgrades

Project: In accordance with a regulation change, this client looked to MJK to manage and perform EVR Phase I upgrades at twenty locations.

Challenge: Due to approaching upgrade deadlines, MJK needed to work quickly to produce plans, obtain permits and complete the work at these locations, each located in a different regulatory jurisdiction. Site visits were required to investigate existing conditions, and multiple approaches were developed to meet the needs of each particular site.

MJK Solution: MJK quickly worked through the site investigation process and segregated sites into similar upgrade approaches. This allowed staff members working with field crews to concentrate on a specific set of sites and work approaches and ramp up materials and develop schedules to complete their work in a methodical fashion.

Case Study: Telecommunications Restricted Access - Underground Tank Removal


Project: Regulatory changes required that an existing underground tank system be removed. Because the tank top was not covered by a structure, regulators would not allow abandonment in place.

Challenge: This tank was located on the peak of a 4,000+ foot mountain under the protection of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Without anticipation of future regulation changes, a new building had been erected in front of the tank, effectively cutting off all access to the tank location. An alternate access had to be established, however due to BLM restrictions, any alteration of the natural landscape had to be removed in its entirety, and the natural contours of the property restored.

MJK Solution: While other proposals suggested the infill and development of road access to the area, MJK proposed to designed and build a platform behind the building. After presentation of calculations of equipment working loads, MJK obtained approval for their proposal. Access to the tank was gained by placing excavation equipment on this platform to reach the tank location. MJK’s approach was estimated to have saved the tank owner over half a million dollars in addition to the cost of potential penalties and fines from the regulatory agency.