Environment, Health & Safety
Facility Compliance Services
- Regulatory multimedia EHS Audit support
- Asbestos and Mold Abatement Project Management
- Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Removal/Closure
- Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments for Real Estate Ownership Transfers, Pre-acquisition Audits and Environmental Risk Assessments
Environmental Health & Safety Training
- 40 Hour and 8 Hour HAZWOPER training
- RCRA & DOT Awareness Training
- Storm Water and SPCC Training
Hazardous Waste Management Services
- Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) Closures
- Facility EHS compliance Auditing
- Waste sampling
- Disposal options/cost analysis
- Waste management planning (NOR, Form R, Tier II, Annual Waste Summaries etc.)
- Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)
- Environmental assessment and remediation project management and consulting
- Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) closures
- Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) support
A Sample of Our Work
8-Hour and 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training in North Texas
Conducts Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training for industry and environmental consulting firms in North Texas. The training is usually held at the client’s office.
RCRA, Storm Water Pollution Prevention and SPCC Training
Has Conducted many training sessions with industry that include waste management, pollution and spill prevention.
Course Development and Instruction for Texas A&M’s Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in Mesquite, Texas
Assisted in putting together PRT-145 for TEEX. Also conducted training for PRT-145: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Environmental Regulations course.
VCP Closure of a 40.5 acre industrial facility in Dallas, Texas
Conducted a comprehensive Environmental Site Assessment, Environmental Subsurface Investigation, entered site in Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and pursued closure of the site using MSD adjusted critical Protective Concentration Levels (PCLs) under the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP). The City of Dallas and TCEQ approved the MSD application.
VCP Closure of a Semiconductor Facility in West Texas
Conducted site investigation, decontamination and closure oversight of a former semiconductor assembly building. Site investigation efforts concluded that the facility’s waste collection system had leaked over time and released trichloroethylene (TCE) into soils at the site. The site was entered into the TCEQ’s VCP where a remedial plan was approved involving the excavation and removal of the affected soil to below the TCE cleanup criteria. Provided oversight of remedial contractor to verify that closure goals were met.
VCP & IOP Closure of a Printing Facility in North Texas
Conducted an Environmental Site Assessment on a printing facility. Environmental concerns were further investigated and two groundwater plumes were identified; one from off-site and one from on-site. The site was entered into the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and the Innocent Owner Purchaser (IOP) programs. Certificates of completion were issued for both the IOP (off-site source) plume and the VCP (on-site) plume under TRRP.
Multimedia Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Audit, Printing Facility in North Texas
Conducted a multimedia environmental, health and safety Compliance Audit of a major printing facility in north Texas. The audit was conducted pursuant to Section 10(g) of the Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act, which provides immunity for violations voluntarily disclosed as a result of a compliance audit. The scope of the audit included the evaluation of the facilities compliance with applicable Environmental, Health and Safety regulations, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hazardous waste regulations and TCEQ Industrial Solid and Hazardous Waste regulations, TCEQ’s Air Quality, TCEQ’s Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit, and local Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Discharge Permits.
Expert Testimony, retained by plaintiff in DFW Metroplex area
Served as an expert witness on a case where hazardous industrial waste sludge (lead) was spilled on the plaintiff’s property. Testimony included disclosure of the results of an extensive environmental site investigation that determined the aerial and vertical extent of affected media. The case was settled out of court in favor of the plaintiff.
Ongoing EHS Compliance Consulting for Galvanizing Facility
Serves the facility in a compliance capacity for programs including Hazcom, Confined Space, Lockout/Tagout, storm water pollution prevention plans & sampling, Pollution Prevention (P2 Plan) Plan (Source Reduction & Waste Minimization), Form R and TRI reporting, Tier II reporting and develops & conducts EHS programs training.
VCP Closure and Groundwater Remediation in Grapevine, Texas
Entered site in VCP and pursued closure under TRRP for site in Grapevine, Texas. The groundwater plume contained dissolved concentrations of trichloroethylene, cis-1, 2-dichloroethene and vinyl chloride. The project involved installation of groundwater monitoring wells to delineate the horizontal and vertical extent of affected media. Geological cross-sections and geological subsurface maps were drawn to evaluate the site’s geology. Numerous subsurface maps of groundwater contaminates were drawn to illustrate the dimension and character of the groundwater plume. Observed and monitored the installation and operation of a potassium permanganate injection system utilized to treat the chlorinated solvent affected groundwater. Conducted groundwater sampling to evaluate the effectiveness of the potassium permanganate injections. The project has been closed and the property was sold.
Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) Development
Completed SPCC plans for 43 producing wells in east Texas for an oil & gas operator.
Groundwater and Surface Water Intrusion at a Warehouse Facility in North Texas
Conducted surface drainage and subsurface groundwater investigation to solve a flooding problem at a warehouse facility in northern Texas. Seven groundwater observation wells were installed in two shallow horizons; unconsolidated clayey soils and weathered Austin Chalk. The problem was solved by regarding the site and rerouting downspouts to channel water away from the building structure.