We offer environmental science and environmental engineering services with core competencies and experience in site assessment and investigation, human health and ecological risk assessments, feasibility studies to identify remediation options, remediation of contaminated property and environmental media, environmental management and regulatory compliance.
Our experienced staff and our in-depth knowledge of the U.S. Government’s CERCLA, or Superfund program, regulatory relationships and administrative processes help to position us as a skilled contractor that can reduce environmental costs, accelerate program progress and meet performance goals.
With decades of experience in a range of environmental disciplines, we have proven capabilities and in-depth knowledge in the following areas:
We provide professional advice and support negotiations with regulatory agencies. We help with prioritizing actions, negotiating cleanup goals and providing support for meetings with regulatory and community stakeholders. We’ve implemented and maintained web-based Superfund Information Repository and Administrative Records (IR/AR) and databases in accordance with CERCLA requirements. We also prepare CERCLA decision documents and participate in public meetings. We maintain excellent working relationships with Federal and state regulatory agencies.
We offer a wealth of experience in collecting environmental samples of soil, groundwater, surface water and sediment using established protocols. We are experienced in the use of X-ray fluorescence (XRF), immunoassay and other field methods and instrumentation to provide real-time data. Using our own Geoprobe® unit, we collect subsurface samples efficiently and cost-effectively. Our experienced teams conduct asbestos and lead-based paint surveys, and our reports summarize, evaluate and interpret the data.
We develop Quality Assurance Program Plans (QAPP), Health and Safety Plans (HASP), site- and media-specific sampling methodologies, work plans, and protocols.
We’re experienced in completing remedial investigations at complex sites such as old landfills, groundwater contamination sites, hazardous waste disposal sites and radiological and medical waste sites. Investigations include demographic studies, hydrogeologic studies and groundwater modeling, contaminant fate and transport assessments, and many other elements.
We have successfully completed a facility-wide Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment (BERA) for a large Federal facility. This was one of only a handful of facility-wide assessments completed in the U.S. and we identified a variety of exposure pathways for key receptors.
We work with customers and state authorities to identify and delineate key wetland resources. We actively coordinate work to create, enhance, restore and protect wetland resources.
We conduct Feasibility Studies (FS) for a range of sites in accordance with EPA protocols to evaluate a range of remedial options for contaminated sites. These feasibility studies include evaluation of innovative and emerging environmental technologies, yet still also focus on meeting regulatory requirements in an efficient, cost-effective way.
We have self-performed numerous remedial actions to address contamination such as PCBs, arsenic, lead, pesticides (DDT, dieldrin), solid waste, medical waste and petroleum.
We self-perform numerous decontamination and decommissioning projects, including decontamination of biological pathogens, radiation, medical waste and demolition.
We maintain an unrivalled expertise in regulatory compliance auditing using EPA protocols. We also develop, implement and audit Environmental Management Systems (EMS) using ISO 14001 standards. We maintain extensive experience in completing NEPA compliance and assessment projects.
We prepare applications for a variety of permitted regulatory programs (e.g., soil erosion and sediment control, NPDES, UST, SPCC, subsurface utilities, wetlands).