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TES was engaged in the implementation and monitoring of a wetland mitigation area as part of permittee responsible mitigation for a large industrial client in Harris County, Texas. As part of the agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District (...Read More
After completing environmental assessments, TES applied for Municipal Setting Designations (MSDs) for three sites in Northeast Texas. In early 2016 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality granted MSD Certificates for these properties. This designation allows for the ...Read More
TES has conducted numerous environmental compliance audits per the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act. Audits help our clients gain an understanding of what is required-and not required-while improving the TCEQ compliance rating.
Calculation of Benzene Emissions and Modeling of Offsite Impact Associated with Operation of Glycol Dehydrators at a Natural Gas Compressor LocationTES was engaged to determine the benzene emissions generated from four glycol dehydrators located at a large gas compressor station in Louisiana. TES utilized the GLYCalc 4.0 program to evaluate emissions from the glycol units under varying operating conditions. Through c...Read More
Modification of a LPDES Permit Authorizing Discharges from an Industrial Park Complex– Chalmette, LouisianaTES was engaged to modify a Louisiana Pollution Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit for an industrial park which houses several diverse industries. TES prepared and submitted the amendment application which resulted in the issuance of a new LPDES permit authorizin...Read More
Monitoring Well Installation and Soil Sampling and Preparation of Annual Closure Progress Reports at former RCRA TSDFTES has installed more than twenty groundwater monitoring wells and prepared Annual Closure Progress Reports at a former RCRA TSDF. TES obtained approval of the use of Monitored Natural Attenuation as the site remedy. TES prepared and submitted an application for a Pos...Read More
Stormwater Permitting and Permit-by-Rule Registration for a Brass & Aluminum Foundry–Longview, TexasTES was engaged by a facility that engages in foundry activities to obtain coverage under the TPDES industrial stormwater general permit and to prepare a SWP3. During work on the stormwater issue, TES discovered that the facility had not registered for coverage under the ...Read More
Negotiations with State and Federal Regulators Concerning the Regulatory Status of Materials Produced by a Potassium Hydroxide Manufacturing CompanyTES was engaged to obtain concurrence from State and Federal regulatory agencies that materials produced by a company engaged in the production of potassium hydroxide from oil refinery scrubber liquids were not solid wastes. TES prepared correspondence and supportive mate...Read More
TES was engaged to review the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) for a large paper mill in Louisiana. The mill had many large oil storage vessels which triggered the evaluation of the need for a Facility Response Plan. TES revised the SPCC plan to me...Read More
TES fulfilled the role of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Environmental Inspector for an interstate pipeline company during the construction of a 10 mile pipeline segment and 17 additional injection/withdrawal wells. Duties included environmental training of a...Read More
TES was engaged by an automotive parts manufacturing facility to modify an existing air permit to include emissions related to anticipated installation of additional manufacturing equipment. Additionally, TES was engaged to obtain authorization for stormwater discharges p...Read More
Enforcement Negotiations, Environmental Media Sampling, and Tank System Closure Documentation for a Refinery–Texas Gulf CoastTES was engaged by the owners of a small specialty refinery facility to resolve issues related to the cleaning and closure of a tank system. The previous owner of the refinery had entered into an Agreed Final Judgment (AFJ) to resolve allegations that it had illegally sto...Read More
Due Diligence Evaluation for Prospective Purchaser of Four TSDFs and 14 Used Oil Processing Facilities–Houston, TexasTES was engaged to review the regulatory compliance status of four TSDFs and 14 used oil processing facilities located around the country on behalf of a prospective purchaser. The TSDFs and used oil processing facilities were owned by one of the nation’s largest waste m...Read More
Pre-Purchase Audit and Phase II and III ESA at an Industrial Water Treatment Facility–Memphis, TennesseeTES conducted an environmental regulatory audit and Phase II ESA at an industrial water treatment facility on behalf of a potential buyer. TES performed sampling to identify affected soils and delineate areas requiring clean-up. TES directed clean-up efforts and provided ...Read More
TES performed a complete audit of a Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility (TSDF) located in Arizona. The TSDF was preparing to submit a Part B application and engaged TES to prepare portions of the application. In anticipation of heightened scrutiny by EPA Region IX, th...Read More
Preparation of an Innocent Owner/Operator Program Application for a Facility Manufacturing Printing Supplies, Closure of IHW Units at Site–Jacksonville, TexasTES was engaged to prepare and submit an application to gain certification as an “innocent owner/operator” pursuant to the TCEQ’s program for owners and operators of property or facilities impacted by environmental contamination emanating from offsite sources. TES r...Read More
By working cooperatively with regulatory agencies, TES was able to help client receive a permit to construct in three months time.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Natural Resources Review of Oil and Gas Production Facilities Located on a 7000 Acre LeaseTES Performed a Phase I Site Assessment on seven current oil and gas well locations located on more than 7,000 acres of lease property. During the course of the site visit at the oil and gas well locations, TES personnel identified potential Asbestos Containing Material (...Read More
Non-TRRP Closure of Former Refinery Site Discovered during Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment ProcessTES characterized and closed a historical affected property. Petroleum-contaminated soil was discovered during Phase I and II ESAs. TES conducted a soil and groundwater investigation, spot cleanup, and non-TRRP closure of the site prior to construction of a multi-million...Read More
TES provided environmental monitoring of air and water during and following a blowout of a gas well located in East Texas. TES personnel monitored oxygen and salinity levels in a 160 acre lake affected by the release, as well as various water wells and locations within th...Read More
TES has worked with several clients to simplify air permitting requirements. These adjustments resulted in reduced recordkeeping and reporting requirements while limiting the potential for environmental non-compliance.
TES obtained water rights permits for the use of state-owned water at various locations in Texas. TES worked with clients to identify sites in close proximity to the place of use, with flow rates sufficient to supply hih withdrawal rates. In certain projects, TES identifi...Read More
TES utilized aerial photography and other geographic data sources, as well as on-site evaluation, to plan the placement of well sites, roads, and pipelines in various locations across Texas and Louisiana. Clients avoided wetlands and minimized impacts to the extent pract...Read More