October 25th, 2022

SSCI was selected to accomplish the fuel tank removal of a former gas station on the TxDOT 288 Expansion Project.  SSCI provided the engineering design, construction, and environmental field investigations for the tank removal.  The fueling system consisted of two (2) 20,000-gallon underground storage tanks (USTs).  One containing gasoline and the other diesel fuel.  Please read below to see how this was accomplished one step at a time. Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Surveys First step:  SSCI performed an Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Survey for demolition.  The objective was to identify and sample suspect asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and Lead-Based Paint Materials Read More »

January 17th, 2022

When buying or selling commercial real estate (CRE) this year, property owners should note: The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM E1527-21 standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) was published on November 1, 2021. The standard is currently under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review and is expected to go into effect within a few months to a year from now. • The historical records review will now require the review of aerial photographs, topographic maps, fire insurance maps and city directories for the subject and adjoining properties. These were suggested in the past. • To qualify Read More »

September 22nd, 2021

Activities and Results Separation Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSCI) performed as the fueling consultant for the design of the installation, removal and rehabilitation of the Williamson County (WILCO) Facility Maintenance Department in Georgetown, Texas. SSCI’s services include the design of a new state of the art fueling system to provide gasoline, diesel, and propane fueling services to countywide service vehicles for maintenance, emergency response, and public safety. SSCI conducted multiple site inspections and meetings with stakeholders to assess the fueling demands and logistical requirements for the new fueling system. With local expertise, SSCI developed the design of the new fueling system Read More »

September 22nd, 2021

Activities and Results SSCI performed a detention pond inspection and prepared the report to be submitted to City of Webster water authority to renew the pond’s stormwater quality permit.  In order to bring the pond into compliance with the City of Webster’s stormwater ordinance, SSCI provided the following services: Mowing of vegetation, removal of small trees and shrubs, and clearing of trash and debris in and around the pond. Once the pond maintenance was completed, SSCI finalized the 2019 annual detention pond permitting with the City of Webster. Before After

April 29th, 2020

In partnership with Armand Bayou Nature Center, SSCI urges you to enjoy a night in at Armand Bayou Nature Center’s virtual gala, no event, just creative online engagement, allowing 100% of the funds raised to go towards the survival of the Nature Center and the creatures who inhabit it. Don’t dress up or hire a babysitter, wear your pajamas and enjoy your open bar – it’ll be the most comfy gala of the year! Our goal this year is to raise $200,000. Sponsors and individuals are invited to donate online or by mail before we share the results at the big Read More »

March 20th, 2020

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has implemented changes to specification regarding Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) commitments for the March 2020 Letting.  All bidders must submit a DBE Utilization Plan within five calendar days of each bid opening.  For more information visit TxDOT Submission Deadlines – DBE Utilization Plans – Fiscal Year 2020.  SSCI Environmental is a TxDOT certified DBE with certifications and experience in TxDOT projects.   SSCI currently serves as the Hazardous Materials Manager for the SH 288 Toll Road Expansion Project and the Emergency Response contractor for Grand Parkway Segments F1, F2, and G.  We are pleased Read More »

March 19th, 2020

  SSCI team member Stacy Emerick lead the clean-up crew known as the Vilmaris Crew to help clean the beach along Pelican Island.  The cleanup was organized by the Mountain Ocean Project (MOP) an organization that has removed over 7,200 pounds of trash from the beaches of Galveston, Texas. Participants in the beach cleanup included over 150 individuals with groups from SSCI and the Save Our Seas – Texas A&M University at Galveston. Save Our Seas is a student organized network supporting conservation efforts and healthy lifestyles through education and participation in environmental outreach.

March 19th, 2020

SSCI’s team of professionals including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, biologists, and engineers have experience in disaster response and recovery including emergency response for natural disasters and catastrophes. Our services include Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) compliant programs. Our team members have performed as Incident Commanders for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and EPA response for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Harvey in Texas and Louisiana as well as for many tornado debris responses in Oklahoma. Our team has performed emergency response for the Texas Commission on Read More »

March 19th, 2020

IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY RUSH TURN AROUND WITH NO FEE COMPETITIVE PRICING ASTM AND AAI COMPLIANT SSCI’s approach to risk audits and Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) assures sounds, reliable findings and cost-effective solutions.  SSCI has over thirty years of experience in Phase I, Phase II, and other environmental services.  SSCI is experienced in HUD grants, GLO grants, and SBA loans.  Our staff has set a professional standard in the industry and conducts investigations in accordance with the standard practice of ASTM E 1527-13.  With offices in Texas and Louisiana, SSCI can respond quickly to your ESA needs. EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS  Phase I Environmental Read More »