Environmental Services

Since 1987, our Environmental Services Group has provided a wide range of services for government entities, military installations, industrial clients, and businesses throughout the southwest. Our geologists, hydrogeologists, chemists, and environmental engineers have the appropriate training, certifications, and registrations necessary to work on virtually any type of site or facility.

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  • Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Inspections

    EEC asbestos building inspectors, management planners, lead-based paint inspectors, and risk assessors are available on short notice for quick report turnaround. We have completed hundreds of inspections for asbestos-containing materials and lead-based paint in structures ranging from small sheds to large high-rise structures. EEC uses our X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzer for lead-based paint surveys. This instrument can produce hundreds of readings per day, providing instantaneous information with no marks as opposed to the "scrape and analyze" protocol which leaves blemishes, is several days slower, and is more costly per sample.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Asbestos Inspections
    • Asbestos Operation and Maintenance Plans
    • Paint Inspections
    • Paint Assessments
    • Surveys for Demolition

  • Facility Decommissioning

    EEC provides services needed to decommission and decontaminate existing facilities and industrial equipment and machinery. We provide a full range of services, from preparation of decommissioning plans to oversight of demolition, to preparation of closure reports, all in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Facility and Equipment Decontamination
    • Waste Segregation and Management
    • Facility Closure Plans and Reports

  • Landfills

    EEC provides a full range of landfill services including permitting, assessments, monitoring programs, and closure plans. EEC has designed, installed, and operated methane recovery systems for operational and closed landfill facilities, and has prepared a closure-post closure plan for the only combined hazardous waste and low-level hazardous waste landfill in Arizona.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Permitting
    • Assessments
    • Monitoring Programs
    • Closure Plans

  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments

    EEC provides two levels of Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for property transfer: The full Phase I ESA and the Transaction Screen Process Assessment, when a full Phase I ESA is not warranted. If environmental concerns are found, we can provide the Phase II expertise to document the absence or presence of contaminants. We have conducted more than 2,000 Phase I and Phase II ESAs for properties ranging from large industrial and commercial sites to small office buildings and vacant land scheduled for development. EEC's staff is keenly aware of issues and problems that may have an adverse environmental effect on a property or business. Our staff has the evaluation (Phase II) experience to define the extent of concerns, and the remediation experience needed to mitigate defined environmental contamination.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Research and Evaluation
    • Site Assessment
    • Reporting
    • Remediation

  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation

    Following full characterization of a contaminated site, EEC's staff evaluates applicable remedial solutions. Once a suitable, cost-effective solution is determined, EEC's staff designs, constructs, permits, operates and maintains the remedial unit. EEC installs and operates soil vapor extraction equipment, dual phase extraction apparatus, free product recovery facilities, bioremediation systems, and other equipment for groundwater and soil remediation.

  • Stormwater Permitting, Reporting and Compliance

    EEC has extensive experience with storm water permitting and planning under the requirements of the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP), Phase I and II Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits, and construction permits.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Storm Water Management Plans (SWMPs) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)
    • Best Management Practices (BMPs)
    • Annual Comprehensive Compliance Evaluation Reports
    • Storm water sampling and outfall monitoring
    • Surface and storm water drainage mapping
    • Employee training and community outreach
    • Permit application and negotiation

  • Subsurface Site Investigations

    EEC has conducted several hundred investigations of soil and water for potential contamination resulting from releases of regulated chemicals. Soil investigations have included sampling to 250 feet below the land surface (bls). Groundwater investigations have ranged from 10 to 600 feet bls.
    EEC has completed soil investigations and groundwater investigations for explosives, petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, PCBs and heavy metals. EEC's experience and fate and transport knowledge allows us to complete soil and groundwater investigations with targeted sampling, thus providing cost savings to our clients.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Surface Sampling
    • Deep Soil Impacts
    • Groundwater Assessments for Contamination
    • Petroleum Hydrocarbons
    • Chlorinated Solvents

  • Underground Storage Tanks

    EEC is sensitive to the difficulties facing underground storage tank (UST) owners. We can supply owners with an assessment that addresses both the physical integrity and the regulatory status of the facility. We conduct subsurface soil investigations utilizing soil gas analysis and/or hollow stem auger drilling, and provide complete laboratory analysis. We define the appropriate clean-up measures and potential costs, and provide the engineering services required to remove and replace the leaking components; clean up contaminated soil or water; and restore the site to meet ADEQ standards.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Permitting
    • Assessments
    • Monitoring Programs
    • Closure Plans

  • Water Resources and Watershed Management

    Water is a precious resource that Southwestern residents cannot take for granted. Growth pressures and compliance with environmental regulations require communities to develop creative solutions to achieve workable approaches when it comes to conserving water. EEC's team of professionals can craft comprehensive approaches to problem solving. With experienced staff in the fields of engineering, water, and watershed resource management, EEC can help ensure compliance with real world solutions.

    Service Areas Include:

    • Water Resources Planning
    • Erosion Control
    • Channel Protection
    • 404 and NPDES Permitting
    • Flood Insurance Studies
    • Stream Corridor Restoration

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