Conducting environmental projects is a mainstay of our business. The founders of SES all have their roots in environmental compliance, permitting, assessment, investigations and remediation. SES and its staff have provided environmental services to a diverse client base. These clients include:
Assessments and Investigations:
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
- Kansas Army National Guard
- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF)
- Union Pacific Railroad
- Smithfield Foods
- Dairy Farmers of America
SES conducts phase I and II environmental assessments for property transfers, as well as targeted investigations for specific environmental releases. The founders are pioneers in conducting expedited field investigations of soil and groundwater contamination using field screening methods. SES staff has conducted environmental monitoring technology verifications for the EPA and are experts in the use of these technologies. We have found that conducting field screening using innovative technologies is often the most efficient method of conducting environmental investigations.
SES is a national leader in providing odor assessments and evaluations. Our staff have years of experience in this highly specialized area. We assist our clients with quantitative odor monitoring and determination of appropriate management strategies and technology.
Environmental regulations are complex, and many companies enlist the help of professionals to assist in maintaining compliance. SES staff has conducted hundreds of multi-media and targeted environmental audits and regulatory inspections. In addition, we routinely assist our clients with compliance and permitting issues. We are experts in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Clean air Act (CAA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Sustainability is a cornerstone of SES’s mission. In fact, we were incorporated in 1998 as Sustainable Environmental Solutions, Inc. SES also conducts life cycle analyses. SES has conducted a global sustainability standard assessment to determine the impact of these standards on several of our clients. SES also assists clients with compliance issues related to renewable energy projects.
SES is a leader in verification of carbon credits and we have verified carbon projects on four continents. SES assists clients with determining their carbon footprints as well as their overall environmental impact.
SES has the capabilities and experience to provide practical environmental solutions to clean up contaminated sites. Our approach is not one of excessive study and overblown remedial strategies for fixing contamination problems. Instead, we use an “end-focused” approach to environmental restoration, defining the client’s goals and the environmental risks that may be posed by the problem, and developing remediation objectives focused toward those goals. Only remedial alternatives relevant to those objectives are evaluated and promoted.
The success of our staff in environmental remediation has been excellent. Our staff has used innovative ideas for remediating sites that include using common agricultural chemicals to stabilize metals-contaminated sites, effectively demonstrating risk-based corrective action levels for site closure, and using institutional controls to eliminate exposure pathways and minimize the need for expensive treatment and/or removal programs.
SES provides effective, expert oversight of remediation projects. As a result of our experience, clients have been able to save millions of dollars from the projected cost of cleaning up impaired sites. Costs can skyrocket when remediation contractors use more equipment than necessary, or institute excessive treatment measures.
If you have any questions pertaining to the services SES can provide, please contact Frank Bryant or John Parks at 1-800-897-1163.