December 18th, 2015

      Separation Systems Consultants, Inc. 17041 El Camino Real #200 Houston, TX 77058   E-mail: [email protected] Web: During the Holiday Season, our thoughts turn to those who have helped us achieve our goals throughout the years:  our customers, teaming partners, family and friends.  To give back and show our gratitude for another successful year, we have made donations to Armand Bayou Nature Center, The League City Historical Society and Interfaith Caring Ministries. Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) was founded, based on the conviction that an educated, involved community is vital to the preservation of our natural environment.  Read More »

December 18th, 2015

We just received the following from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). We are pleased to announce the TCEQ updates to the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) Tier 1 Protective Concentration Levels (PCLs) are now available. You can access these tables using the link: We are releasing the 2015 PCL table update as a single Microsoft Excel workbook with each table on a separate worksheet. We are also releasing the updates as a print only Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF) file. The Excel file and the PDF file each contain PCL tables 1 through 10 and the Read More »

December 16th, 2015

One of SSCI’s favorite charities has some fun yet educational activities for the holiday school break in the Clear Lake area.  Check out their winter schedule of events here:  ABNC Calendar ABNC was founded based on the conviction that an educated, involved community is vital to the preservation of our natural environment.  ABNC has two missions:  provide environmental education to the public and act as the steward of the 2,500 undeveloped acres under its care.  ABNC receives no regular government funding and relies on foundation support, contributions from business and industry, dues, special project funding and the goodwill of the Read More »

December 15th, 2015

Environmental Scientist Chrystal Fretwell has officially joined the SSCI Houston team this December.  Ms. Fretwell began her internship at SSCI in May of 2015 during her final year at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and continued to contribute as an Environmental Technician after the completion of her internship.  During her time at SSCI, she has become proficient in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Records Search with Risk Assessments (RSRAs) and natural resources and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance projects.  Ms. Fretwell has served as a key team member in various locally and federally funded projects.  She has assisted in the performance of Affected Read More »

December 10th, 2015

“A strong team that is focused on quality work and innovative but proven methods can build partnerships that produce results on time and within budget.  Separation Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSCI), professionals in environmental management and field remediation, is just that kind of team.  And we’d like to be part of your team for success.” These words were written a few decades ago but are still just as true today.  To read more:  SSCI – Teamwork Builds Results (printable version)  

November 25th, 2015

The greyhound Takota is a former race dog who needed space to run! Takota is shown here running laps in a three-acre detention pond in Webster maintained by SSCI. Read more about Takota in SSCI’s blog: A doggone good deed, Separation Systems Consultants Inc. (SSCI) would like to remind you that the time is fast approaching to have your annual Detention/Retention Pond Inspection renewed to comply with your City’s Stormwater Enforcement Policy. SSCI has worked with many Detention and Retention Pond owners in the City of Webster, the City of Clear Lake, and other municipalities on understanding and following the Read More »

October 29th, 2015

Advantages of Utilizing a Contract with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN): Do you ever use Buy Boards or Cooperative Purchasing Networks for your Products and Services? Do you know you have the option of using SSCI’s TCPN Contract? It is free of charges to you.  No fees.  No dues.  Why you might choose the TCPN option? State & Federal Laws “Strongly Encourages” participation in Purchasing Networks & Buy Boards. TCPN is mandated to follow all State Procurement Laws & Regulations.  Audited by State Controller’s Office twice/year. Saves time & money (“Soft Costs”) in the Procurement Process.  Eliminated bidding process, associated Read More »

October 12th, 2015

In September 2015, SSCI team members attended the League City Historical Society Living History Dinner at the Walding Station in League City, Texas.  The League City Historical Society’s annual fundraiser offers the opportunity to spend an evening with a famous “figure in history”.  This year the nationally known Larry Marple from Ohio provided an informative and entertaining portrayal of the Colonel Theodore Roosevelt.  Mr. Marple played the role of Col. Roosevelt riding along with his Rough Riders as they headed to Cuba to fight for Cuban Independence. SSCI’s President, Helen I. Hodges, serves on the Board of Directors for the League City Historical Read More »

October 8th, 2015

Throwback Thursday to SSCI’s barbecue where the SSCI Houston office celebrated Mr. Dan Tibbals’ recent achievement of passing the Professional Geoscientist exam and begun the planning of SSCI’s 30th birthday celebration.  SSCI employees and their families were invited to enjoy the beautiful summer day at the Hodges’ Ranch in Santa Fe, Texas on July 12, 2015.  “It was a great opportunity to meet each other’s spouses and children -those people we know so well from conversations with co-workers, but not in person,” said Ms. Jo Keim. Activities at the ranch included feeding and grooming horses, rounding up the cows, an Read More »

October 5th, 2015

Like the rest of us, mold loves Houston. The warm, humid climate makes our city as natural a home for molds as it is for the energy industry. At normal levels, mold is harmless. There are lots of types of molds that grow outdoors as well as indoors like inside your home and office building. The problem comes when moisture problems inside those structures cause mold to grow beyond normal levels. “Normal levels” is a subjective term – even the government has yet to place regulations on what constitutes as natural levels or unhealthy levels. If mold levels grow beyond minimum levels, the indoor Read More »