Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality

Environmental Compliance & Remediation

Case Study

Athens Generating Plant
Athens Generating Plant

ESS began its work at the Athens Generating Plant in 1997 as the lead environmental consultant in charge of permitting this 1100 MW gas fired, combined cycle electric generation facility.
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The transition from our Environmental Manager to ESS handling our day-to-day environmental compliance has been seamless. ESS has handled all our environmental compliance and reporting requirements and has kept us in full compliance of environmental regulations.

Alfred Canuel, Director of Engineering, Cranston Print Works Company

Environmental Compliance & Monitoring

Environmental MonitoringESS provides integrated multi-media compliance assessments for energy, industrial, commercial and federal clients, and extends those services to include auditing and training. Our staff of scientists, engineers, and regulatory specialists can fully address air quality, water quality, wastewater, solid and hazardous materials, and waste disposal issues in a coordinated team approach. We perform construction services for new developments and compliance services for operating facilities. Our full suite of multi-disciplinary in-house service capabilities provides a distinct cost-effective and timely advantage to our clients.

Periodic to Continuous Construction Inspection and Environmental Monitoring

The requirement for construction period environmental inspections is routinely included in permit conditions and technical specifications to ensure environmental compliance and reduce environmental liabilities. ESS has been providing construction-related environmental inspection services for over 15 years and has provided these services in both upland and marine settings. ESS can deploy experienced environmental and engineering technical staff to cover periodic to daily on-site inspections and monitoring of construction activities. ESS environmental inspectors:


  • Perform day-to-day environmental compliance monitoring and inspection services at active construction sites
  • Facilitate contractor compliance with environmental permit conditions, procedures, regulations, and rules to construction staff
  • Serve as project construction liaisons for federal, state, and local regulatory staff
  • Prepare and implement compliance management and pollution prevention plans
  • Prepare and issue daily, weekly, and monthly environmental compliance reports
  • Maintain on-site records related to environmental compliance
  • Assist in the preparation of air, water, soil, and waste discharge estimates and inventories
  • Perform environmental training/orientation to construction staff
  • Conduct technical/scientific literature reviews and data searches


Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Services

ESS assists companies in setting up proactive environmental management programs that can provide the benefits of reducing environmental liabilities, identifying cost saving measures, and demonstrating a corporate commitment to environmental performance to customers, regulators, and the local community. Specific services include:

  • Multi-media Environmental Compliance Audits and Training
  • On-site Environmental Inspection of Construction Activities
  • Environmental Management Systems and Training
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Plans
  • Soil and Sediment Sampling and Analysis
  • Water Quality Sampling and Monitoring
  • Air Emission Inventories and Monitoring
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans
  • Facility Response Plans
  • Remediation Oversight and Monitoring
  • Corporate Environmental Sustainability Policies and Strategy Development