Public invited to comment on River View Construction’s entrance into Green Tier

WAUSAU, Wis. — The public has an opportunity to comment on an application to the Department of Natural Resources’ Green Tier program for River View Construction, Inc.

River View Construction is applying for Tier 1 of the Green Tier program for its Wausau facility in Marathon County. River View is a heavy equipment contractor that primarily works on landfill construction, site development, grading, Wisconsin Department of Transportation heavy highway, lake and pond construction and other various site work. River View Construction operates at sites across Wisconsin, working on more than 2,000 sites across the state since 1950.

Tier 1 is designed to encourage, recognize and reward companies that are committed to improved environmental performance. Green Tier encourages businesses to voluntarily collaborate with DNR. Applicants with a good environmental record are required to develop and implement an Environmental Management System (EMS), which will be used to set goals, assess progress and identify potential improvements.

The Green Tier application will cover River View Construction’s Wausau facility, various parameters at job sites across the state and emission/fuel related standards of River View Transport LLC.

River View Construction applies an integrated approach to environmental performance to attain innovative, social, environmental and economic benefits. In addition, River View is finalizing an Environmental Management System, which will be ISO 14000 equivalent. Future goals for environmental achievements include:

  • reducing emission output from on-road and off-road fleets;
  • implementing an idle reduction policy; and
  • purchasing equipment that reduces harmful off-gasses and meets high standards of emission reduction.

The DNR will accept public comments on River View’s Green Tier application through February 9, 2018. Comments may be directed to Laurel Sukup at 608-267-6817, or by email at Laurel.Sukup@wisconsin.gov.

More details about River View Construction’s application can be found by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for “Green Tier” and clicking on the button for See Green Tier participants and selecting “River View Construction” under the applicants tab.