Environmental Consulting

UES provides sound, client-focused solutions for real estate related environmental liabilities and occupational health and safety compliance issues. We offer comprehensive integrated services, extensive technical expertise, and a long-standing reputation for excellence and integrity. As a well-established and growing firm, UES has the experience necessary to perform consistent, high-quality work. We offer a diverse range of services to help our clients maintain compliance and achieve their goals.

UES' consulting staff includes professional geologists, environmental engineers, environmental scientists, biologists, industrial hygienists, and safety professionals with the focus of being a solution provider that can assist you in managing your project liabilities and risks. Many of our technical consultants are cross-trained in the services that UES provides, which allows us to develop innovative and economical solutions for regulatory compliance in any industry. As a recognized regional leader in environmental consulting services, UES has the technical team to protect your assets and promote the sustainability of your business.

Due Diligence Services

Identifying environmental liabilities prior to purchasing or financing a property is an essential part of a successful project. UES' experienced team of environmental scientists, geologists and engineers are highly experienced at evaluating risks and potential costs associated with a wide range of project types and developments, from large-scale manufacturing facilities to virgin land sites. UES investigates and advises our clients on environmental issues that may affect property transactions and future development decisions. Our services include:

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  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Environmental Transaction Screens
  • Baseline Environmental Assessments
  • National Environmental Policy Act Audits
  • Environmental Impact Statements/Reports (EIS/EIR)
  • Limited Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Assessments
  • Property Condition Assessments
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Subsurface Assessment Services

When environmental concerns have been identified during the due diligence process or when known contamination has been documented on a property, the UES team provides subsurface assessment services to further characterize the property. Our professionals take the approach to assist you in assessing the extent and magnitude of subsurface impacts on a property by collecting and analyzing soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water samples. Our services not only help guide the client with addressing environmental risk associated with property redevelopment or future use but we will provide the assessment activities in accordance with regulatory guidelines in the pursuit of achieving site closure at some point in the future. Our services include:

  • Phase II Site Assessments
  • Petroleum-Hydrocarbon Contamination Assessments
  • Hazardous Substance Contamination Assessments
  • Florida Site Assessment Report (SAR) Investigations and Reporting
  • Georgia Hazardous Site Response Act (HSRA) Assessment,
    Scoring, and Reporting
  • Compliance Status Reports
  • Hazardous and Toxic Waste Assessments
  • Soil and Sediment Testing
  • Groundwater and Surface Water Testing
  • Soil Boring Installation
  • Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation
  • Contract Drilling Services

Corrective Action Services

Cleaning up a contaminated site can be complex and often proves to be challenging in many ways. Attention must be given to the practicality of the remedial plan, the costs of corrective actions, site disruption, timing, and the desired clean-up goals for any remediation project, all of which are typically driven by regulatory requirements. UES' technical staff has vast experience in providing remediation services in residential, commercial, and industrial settings throughout the southeastern United States. We are always looking at innovative solutions and cutting edge technologies to provide our clients with cost-effective and efficient approaches to remediating a site. Our services include:

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  • Remedial Action Plan Design/Implementation
  • Electrical Resistive Heating
  • Ozone and Peroxide Treatment
  • Soil Vapor Extraction
  • Air Sparging
  • Bioremediation
  • Groundwater Pump and Treat
  • In-situ Treatment
  • Passive Barrier Wall Treatment
  • Free Product Recovery
  • Material Stabilization
  • Source Removal
  • Groundwater Monitoring

Specialty Environmental Services

UES has performed specialty environmental services under numerous local, state and federal regulated programs since 1984. These programs assist property owners with contaminated sites by providing funding and/or tax incentives for clean-up activities. We not only have assisted our clients with technical consulting services for these complex projects, but we often aid in securing funding and tax relief appropriations through private, local, state, and federal resources. Our services include:

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  • Underground Storage Tank Assessments and Closures
  • Brownfield Site Designation and Grant Preparation
  • Brownfield Assessments and Site Rehabilitation
  • Corrective Action Plan Preparation (CAP A/B)
  • Vapor Intrusion Studies and Mitigation Planning
  • Landfill Assessments and Post-Closure Care
  • Pre-Demolition Asbestos-Containing Materials Surveys
  • Pre-Demolition Lead-Based Paint Screening Surveys
  • Facility Decommissioning and Site Restoration
  • Hazardous Material Surveys and Waste Management Activities
  • Material Management Plans and Oversight Consulting
  • Storm Water Compliance Plans and Monitoring Programs
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans
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Ecological Services

UES provides wetland-related services, including wetland assessments and delineations, both of which property owners or prospective buyers can use to determine the developable acreage that is present and if wetland impacts would be required for the intended future development. Our staff can assist clients with all aspects of coordination, permitting, and mitigation associated with projects that have an adverse effect on jurisdictional wetlands (and/or surface waters) through the local, state, and federal agencies. In addition, UES can perform protected species assessments to determine the potential for any state and/or federally listed animal or plant species to have an effect on the development of a property. Our team can also assist in coordination, permitting, and mitigation of impacts to listed species and their habitat through state-managed wildlife agencies and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Our services include:

  • Preliminary Wetland/State Water Assessments
  • Wetland Determinations
  • Wetland Identification and Delineation (1987 USCAE Manual)
  • Regulatory Coordination and Preparation/Submittal of Environmental Impact Permits
  • USACE and Issuing Authority Coordination/Negotiation
  • Section 404 of the Clean Water Act Federal Permitting Services
  • Mitigation Banking/Planning
  • Wetland Creation / Restoration / Enhancement / Monitoring
  • Streambank Restoration/Design
  • Permit Preparation/Planning/Negotiating
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Assessments
  • Terrestrial/Aquatic Species Assessments
  • FFWCC Authorized Gopher Tortoise Relocation Agents

Professionals and Certifications

  • Professional Geologists (PG)
  • Professional Engineers (PE)
  • Project Management Professionals (PMP)
  • Registered Geotechnical Engineer (GE)
  • Certified Hydrogeologists (CHG)
  • Certified Engineering Geologists (CEG)
  • Certified Environmental Manager (CEM)
  • Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEP)
  • OSHA 40-Hour Training (HAZWOPER)
  • OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Training (Construction)
  • Stormwater Pollution Control Managers
  • FWC Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent