Multimedia Environmental Services
Many clients often feel entrapped in convoluted pathways that lead to perpetual spending. EIC's comprehensive straightforward solutions clients have consistently reached their goals in the shortest period and at the lowest lifecycle costs.
EIC has provided litigation support services for major energy companies, insurance firms, and law firms on several environmental claims in the USA. Drawing from its extensive domain expertise in the environmental field, EIC served as an expert witness on complex environmental claims. EIC has also provided environmental support on property acquisitions and divestitures for large portfolios of sites managing time sensitive and environmentally challenging constraints.
EIC is capable of providing critical multimedia environmental support during emergency response operations. EIC has effectively performed multimedia monitoring, compliance support, and remediation and supported first responders in minimizing exposure to receptors and minimized impact to the environment. Additionally, all field staff have the Transporation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) mandated by Homeland Security. EIC can also conduct spill drills to test the facility response systems.
EIC has consistently applied unique techniques to reach remedial endpoints at the lowest lifecycle costs in conducting remediation at various sites on a global scale. These projects have ranged from the use of conventional methods such as excavation of soil source material to the implementation of in situ technologies to minimization or eliminate perpetual liabilities. Typical projects involved remediation of oil spills, chemical spill, landfills, pesticide releases, hazardous materials, and other impacts to soil, groundwater, surface water, and sediments.
EIC has conducted environmental assessments and site investigations to address oil spills, hazardous wastes, pesticides, pharmaceutical wastes, and at several sites around the world - even in war zones! At some locations, EIC’s unique cradle-to-grave evaluations led to significant savings in fuel costs and effective management of fuels. In USEPA Regions 2, 3, and 6, EIC utilized self-disclosure audits of the multimedia environmental elements and rectified non-compliance items that led to waivers of civil and criminal penalties. The audits can be useful in complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) stipulations for publicly traded firms
The US Military needed a rapid assessment of several warehouses filled with unknown chemicals at a military base in a war zone. Within two weeks of authorization, EIC mobilized a trained environmental team to the military base and cleared the potential threat from hazardous wastes in record time facilitating advancing soldiers to utilize much-needed space. At another site, chemical storage was uncertain whether the prevailing containment was sufficient to meet the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rules. Recognizing that certain dikes comprised of complex hybrid walls in a sloping land surface, EIC developed a GIS-based environmental solution to compute the storage capacity more accurately.
EIC has supported numerous clients on various tasks involving Underground Storage Tank (UST)compliance. In some instances, these tasks involved compliance evaluation following permit requirements and in other situations, EIC conducted proper removal of the tanks and disposal of impacted media following the federal, state, and local regulations. Considering that the regulations can vary between states within the US, EIC ensures that the work-product not only meets the client's objectives but also satisfies the site-specific regulatory requirements.
In contrast with limited assessments performed by competing firms, EIC routinely conducts thorough Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) to properly identify potential environmental risks. This approach will minimize potential discoveries of undefined risks that may lead to costly litigation between sellers and buyers. Typically, EIC conducts the ESA in conformance with ASTM Standards and/or in compliance with "All Appropriate Inquiries" conforming to the US EPA's regulations. EIC has also performed Phase II Site investigation to delineate REC and in some instances Phase III response tasks to address site impairments.
EIC routinely conducts training on various environmental and safety areas. On a global scale, EIC has conducted technical presentations at technical conferences and seminars on multimedia environmental topics. EIC has also conducted workshops for regulatory agencies (16 State regulatory agencies and EPA Regions 2, 4, 6, 9, and 10) on unique technical approaches to assess and remediate nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPL) in the subsurface. Over the past three decades, EIC has trained over 200 site workers in the petroleum industry, food industry, and electric utility on site-specific Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
Environmental Compliance• Air (including Title V and GHG reporting), water (resources and sustainability evaluation), wastewater (NPDES permitting and compliance), sediment, solid waste, hazardous waste, dust hazard, etc. • CCR groundwater monitoring and containment • ELG modeling for stream impairments and surface water sampling • Applied GIS-based solutions for environmental management systems • SPCC compliance • Acquisition and divestment support with environmental solutions such as Phase I and II, stormwater permitting and compliance, UST Compliance and Brownfield Site Redevelopment