Taking care of the environment and dealing with environmental problems are a part of almost any civil engineering project in today’s modern world. Schultz Surveying & Engineering (SSE) has formed a strategic partnership with LO Environmental LLC (LOE) in order to provide our clients with the latest advice and support when it come to dealing with environmental issues.
Whether you have a hazardous waste spill or need a dock assessments or just basic regulatory guidance, SSE & LO Environmental LLC (LOE) offers consulting services that assure compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines. Since 2002, LOE has helped developers, realtors, construction companies, and the general public, deal with state and federal regulatory requirements that are needed to operate and function within a given framework. Their track record of service is exactly why SSE decided to team up with them in 2008. Together we have been providing helpful and timely advice on environmental issues that affect our customers projects.
SSE & LOE work hard to understand the customer’s situation and needs. We then develop a plan to help them handle their unique situation while working within the regulatory framework. We can pick from a number of options and deliver the solution that effectively handles the situation in the most cost effective way possible.
Services provided include:
• Phase I environmental site assessment for real estate transactions
Commercial, industrial and undeveloped land property is a major investment, and so it’s important to provide lending institutions, sellers, and potential buyers with assurances that they won’t be confronted with any type of costly delays or surprises because of the discovery of unknown environmental hazards.
• Dock Environmental Assessments and Permitting
AmerenUE and FERC now require all commercial marinas, large boat docks, and any significant shoreline developments to be permitted prior to the construction of their dock or docks.
This assessment looks at the impact on the environment and the immediate surrounding area. We help developers navigate the regulatory maze and advise them everything they need to think about. We also assist them in contacting the various government agencies, such as the conservation commission, water patrol, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and many others. We work in concert with AmerenUE, and the dock builder to assure that the project will meet the requirements needed in a timely manner.
• Encapsulated floats Testing
The guidelines and requirements for dock floats are constantly changing. It is important to have your float materials tested to make sure it meets the new guidelines. LOE performs quality assurance and quality control tests to insure that the floats meet specifications for lakes and waterways around the country. We can test all float manufactures such as Permafloat, Galva Foam, InsulBead, and Atlantic-Meeco and many others.
• Waste Water Treatment Facility Operation and Management
LOE holds a Class D operator license. Manage and maintain all system types form Sand filters to Extended Aeration systems. In addition we are able to install Chlorination / de-chlorination systems as well as UV systems. Together SSE & LOE are better able to assist with various compliance issues from Notices of Violations to Letters of Warning.
• Drinking water distribution system management
LO Environmental holds a DS1 operator license; and is able to manage small municipal drinking water systems with populations up to 3,300. LO Environmental will service and perform all required system management and oversight of repairs and installation of all equipment related to the system. Together SSE & LO Environmental support you through the numerous and various compliance issues. This partnership also provides better planning for the development and growth of the distribution system over the long haul.
EMERGENCY SPILL RESPONSE 24/7
SSE & LOE operates several branch locations strategically located throughout the Lake of the Ozarks and the Midwest. This strategic positioning along with a large inventory of response equipment, personnel and resources, allows SSE & LOE to provide clients with maximum capabilities and minimal time delays to incidents occurring throughout the Midwest.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year, SSE & LOE are at the ready to provide emergency spill response to trucking companies, chemical manufacturers, petroleum companies, marine industries, farming operations and any other situation that may arise. SSE & LOE also provide cleanup capabilities for a broad range of incidents including discharge of petroleum products and/or hazardous materials resulting from vehicular/marine incidents, fuel tank abandonment, natural disasters and industrial facility accidents.
All response personnel have training in emergency response, including the HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) course. SSE & LOE personnel combine experience, knowledge and training to provide safe, effective, reliable and practical coverage
• Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
SSE & LOE also can help you prepare a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. If you store oil, fuel, or greases in any form you must have a SPCC plan. This plan is required by the State Of Missouri and the EPA. It is designed to protect our rivers, lakes and ground water supply by identifying what measures you will take in case of an unplanned release. We can help you develop a plan that meets all the governments’ guidelines and answers all their requirements. Keep in mind transportation companies, fuel storage terminals; marinas, resorts, and gas stations owners can be fined by the EPA for not having this prepared plan.
• OSHA compliance
Health and safety on the job is import to all employees in the workplace. Compliance with OSHA regulations and understanding how they can impact the finical structure of any business is important in today’s business world. Havening the proper written programs will ensure the health and safety training meet OHHA’s requirements. These programs can lower of insurance cost, and assist in employee retention.
• LOE provides, compliance audits, development of health and safety training programs, train the trainer instruction, and assistance in the compliance of new and up coming regulations that will impact your business.
LO E Laboratory services- When our customers need accurate and fast test results they turn to SSE & LOE for all the testing needs. We have the capabilities to perform a full spectrum of water quality tests. We have helped cities, water districts, sewer districts and private individuals obtain the results they needed in a timely manner. Our state of the art laboratory allows us to not only test basic water quality, but we can also test for specific problems. Additionally, we can test and monitor hazardous waste samples and mold is becoming a bigger problem in homes and businesses.
Here are a few of the key tests we conduct:
Wastewater testing- Full Bacterial Testing -E-coli and Fecial; Storm water monitoring. NPDES compliance.
Drinking water analysis- for communities, municipalities, non-transient non-community water supplies, industry and private individuals. We also provide analysis for bottled waters and other purified water sources.
Composite sampling- is a requirement in most wastewater treatment plant licenses, and a portable composite sampler is an ideal tool for collecting those samples.
Solid waste or hazardous waste- testing for permitting to disposal facilities, we provide complete analytical services. We can interpret the data and work directly with your permit reviewers.
Heavy metals testing and organics- to complete required priority pollutant or Total Toxic Organic (TTO) monitoring.
Mold and Biological Sampling and Testing
SSE & LOE have been helping customers navigate the environmental regulations since 2002. From massive oil spills like the one in the gulf to small discharges from privet boats on the lake we can give you the advice, support and help you need to minimize the effect on the environment. These are just a few of the many services we provide. You can go to http://www.lakeozarkenvironmental.com to learn more about these services.
We have a long track record of providing top quality service to all our clients’ environmental needs. Whether you are just starting your planning process, or you’re in the middle of the building process or you are dealing with an unplanned release, SSE & LOE can help you handle any environmental difficulties.