Meet Our Staff: Chris Lalli

June 21 2020

Chris Lalli has over 23 years of experience in environmental engineering, consulting, and regulatory compliance. He specializes in due diligence investigations, site characterization studies, remediation, Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401/404 permitting, environmental reviews, regulatory compliance, and pollution prevention planning.  Chris is an owner and Vice President of 3e that has been based in our Blacksburg, Virginia office for fifteen years.

Experience with Transportation Projects

Chris has extensive experience providing a broad range of environmental services with a focus on complex transportation projects in Virginia.  He understands the NEPA and State Environmental Review Processes, application of regulations that require review and agency consultation, and how they relate to the various project delivery methods that have increased in complexity over the past decade.  This provides our client base with confidence that environmental risks and constraints are identified early in the preliminary engineering and design planning stages of the project for incorporation of avoidance and minimization measures.  For impacts that are unavoidable, early identification of the environmental constraints also facilitates completion of the requisite delineations and studies for jurisdictional determinations and permit acquisitions and to adopt special provisions to ensure that environmental commitments are met during construction.  Chris has successfully used this knowledge and approach to provide environmental services on several Design Build, Design Bid Build, and Locally-Administered projects across the various VDOT Districts that encompass Virginia.        

Experience working with Virginia Department of Transportation

Chris has also served as the Project Manager for five consecutive terms contracts with VDOT for Statewide Hazardous Materials and Environmental Compliance Services.  Services completed on over 1,350 tasks statewide since 2007 include Phase I ESA Corridor Studies; Phase II ESAs to identify the potential for adverse impacts to proposed Right-of-Way (ROW) acquisitions, permanent easements, and media that would be disturbed during construction; asbestos containing material (ACM) inspections for bridges and structures scheduled for demolition; underground storage tank (UST) removal and closures; development of Special Provisions to construction contracts for the management of impacted media; and management, reuse, and/or disposal of impacted soil and groundwater. 

Recent projects he has managed for a broad range of hazardous material services include:

  • I-81 widening projects in the City of Salem and Roanoke County;
  • I-66 Outside the Beltway in Fairfax and Prince William Counties;
  • US Route 1 in Fairfax and Prince William Counties;
  • Martinsville Southern Connector in Pittsylvania County;  
  • Environmental remediation for an illicit solid waste disposal site along Route 29 in Campbell County.

On all these projects, Mr. Lalli worked with closely with the VDOT Hazardous Materials Managers to ensure that the required information was generated to inform the applicable environmental documents as well as to identify known impacts for consideration in the early planning stages of the project.           

Put our experience to work for your next project!

Chris’s experience and expertise in performing these environmental studies contributes to 3e’s ability to be an effective environmental consultant for transportation projects. We have successfully partnered with several architectural and engineering firms on projects ranging from complex Design-Build Interstate widening and bridge replacement projects, to the Locally Administered roadway and/or pedestrian improvement projects. Chris understands that there is no perfect project and that design changes and unforeseen circumstances during construction will present challenges.  However; adequate planning, familiarity with working with the various stakeholders, and drawing on experiences from similar projects will provide timely and sensible solutions that will keep a project in compliance and on track and within budget. 

Give Chris a call today to learn more about how 3e can contribute to your next transportation project!  He can be reached by phone at (540) 953-0170 x310. You can also reach him by e-mail through our Contact Us page.