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 »
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
Iconic Whooping Cranes Making Way to Texas Coast First Sightings Reported Near Rockport With the first sightings last week of iconic, endangered whooping cranes along the Texas coast, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding Texans to be on the lookout for these impressive birds as they move through the state. Whooping cranes face a harrowing, 2,500 mile journey from the breeding grounds in the marshy taiga of northern Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park to the coastal marshes of Texas each year. The migration south to Texas can take up to 50 days with the population typically traveling in Read More »
Creepy Crawlers Saturday October 27, 2018 at 6:30 Join Armand Bayou Nature Center this Saturday October 27, 2018 for a fun night of Halloween-themed games and activities for the entire family! Activities include a night hike in the woods, games, face painting, a barn show, a hay stack dive, and live animals to experience. Reservations are required and will be available on September 4th. The reservation is $10 per person, kids 3 and under are free. Please bring a flashlight- it gets dark out here! Book your reservations now!
On August 23, 2018, SSCI attended the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP) Luncheon entitled “Drones – A New Tool for the Environmental Professional”. Mr. Mike Allison, president of Raptor Aerial Services, showed off his assortment of drones and explained their applications in the environmental field. Of particular interest to SSCI is the use of drones for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). Drones can be a useful tool for identifying site conditions such as buildings, aboveground storage tanks, water bodies, and other features. Drones can also be used to analyze overland flow, an important part of any Phase I! Read More »
“Lest We Forget” SSCI Environmental is an official sponsor of the World War I 100th Anniversary Mobile Museum and we highly encourage you to attend!
Three Questions for . . . Dr. William Hodges, TAMU ’14 Dr. William Hodges, (Texas A&M, 2014; VMBA roles: president of TAMU’s VBMA chapter for 2012 and 2013. National Marketing Chair for 2013). He currently resides in Raleigh, N.C. How did your participation in the VBMA at the leadership level change your perspectives while you were a veterinary student? Cognizance of need. Prior to veterinary school, I had limited experience in the veterinary business environment. I am fortunate to have two entrepreneurs as parents, so I understood the value of business, but never connected business and veterinary medicine. VBMA was Read More »
As an Environmental Scientist at Separation Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSCI), Allyson Graziano performed a wetland delineation. For two weeks, Allyson walked approximately 400 acres of land in Baytown, Texas near Cedar Bayou to locate and map out the wetlands in the area. She saw many snakes, spiders, skinks, deer, frogs, cattle, horses and a large variety of plant species during their field work. Together, they located eight wetlands, five tributary streams, two gullies and one bayou. This was a large wetland delineation and one of the toughest Sites performed by SSCI. The vegetation was thick, the streams were wide and Read More »
New Emergency Preparedness Training Requirements for Hospitals
The implementation date for the new training requirements is November 15, 2017. The new rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements that include adequately planning for disasters that fall on a continuum between disruptive to disastrous. The new regulations apply to healthcare providers, including hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and long-term care facilities. To find out more, please follow this link to Occupational Health and Safety magazine. https://ohsonline.com/articles/2017/11/01/cms-emergency-preparedness-training.aspx If you need assistance with assessing your training needs or if you are looking for a training provider, please contact SSCI at 800-324-7724 or visit our website at www.sscienvironmental.com or SSCI-HEALTH-SAFETY & Read More »
SSCI has been awarded a contract with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) care of Region 8 Educational Service Center. SSCI’s contract extends through 2020!. SSCI’s TIPS profile provides contract information and a listing of our services. Our services include, but are not limited to, environmental site assessments; soil and groundwater investigations; asbestos/mold/lead surveys and abatement and management services; soil and groundwater remediation, risk-based assessment modeling and evaluation; engineering assistance and oversight; construction services; environmental compliance audits; hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal; and natural resource assessments and investigations. The Interlocal Purchasing System, better known as TIPS Purchasing Cooperative, began in 2002 Read More »