ERI is a Licensed Mold Assessment Company (TDSHS License #ACO0186) and Mold Analysis Lab (TDSHS License #LAB0115). Our consultants inspect the structure for visible mold growth, possible moisture sources, and collect mold bulk and air samples during the initial field investigation. After laboratory analysis to determine fungal spore identification and concentration, the consultant prepares a final report, documenting findings and providing recommendations. If needed, mold remediation protocols are prepared. Clearance samples are collected and analyzed upon successful remediation to document air quality.
Industrial hygiene services are provided to document occupational exposures and compliance
with applicable OSHA regulations and NIOSH guidelines. These services include initial
sampling, periodic monitoring, design of engineering controls to minimize exposure levels, and
surveys for noise, acids, hydrocarbons, asbestos, respirable dust, silica, particulates, gases/fumes,
hazardous materials, heavy metals, pesticides, and volatile organics. Our industrial hygienists
prepare risk assessments for industrial contaminants and provide operation and maintenance
programs including respirator programs, safety manuals, and on-site training.
PHASE I ASSESSMENTS / TRANSACTION SCREENINGS
ERI provides Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in accordance with the ASTM E-1527-13 Standard Practice. Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are conducted on commercial properties to determine the presence of, or potential for, environmental hazards.
Our Phase I ESA’s include a thorough field investigation and review of the governmental data base and other records. Our report includes maps, records of communication with parties knowledgeable about the site, copies of the governmental data base, local fire insurance maps (Sanborn Maps), aerial photographs, topographic maps, flood plain maps, soil survey maps, and land surveys, when available. Our environmental professionals provide an opinion, based on our findings, regarding the environmental condition of the property, and whether further investigation is recommended.
ERI provides Transaction Screen in accordance with ASTM E1528-14 Standard Practice. Transaction Screens are conducted on commercial properties to determine the presence of, or potential for, environmental hazards. Transaction Screens are generally performed on undeveloped property.
ERI provides NEPA studies in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This act establishes a framework for protecting the environment, by assuring that proper consideration is given to the environment prior to undertaking any major federal or federally-funded action that significantly affects the environment.
Our NEPA Studies may include investigation regarding historical properties, flood plain management, wetlands protection, air quality, noise control, endangered species, contamination & toxic substances, etc. A public comment provision is often called for.
PHASE II AND PHASE III ASSESSMENTS / REMEDIATION
ERI provides in-depth Phase II investigations in all media, including air, water, and soil. We compare our Phase II investigation findings to the state’s guidelines (for example, the TCEQ’s Tier I and Tier II PCL’s), and determine if remediation (Phase III) or additional studies, such as the Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR) are required. Our goal on Phase II ESA’s is simply to find the quickest, most economical path for determining the liabilities associated with the subject property.
ERI provides evaluation, design, bidding and oversight of demolition projects. Many of the projects include the prior removal of hazardous materials (i.e. asbestos, lead, etc.). Design considerations include site safety, traffic safety, salvage values, waste reduction, as well as federal, state, and local permitting and notifications. We offer design/build or manager-at-risk services on demolition projects. All demolition design is an engineering service performed by Larry G. Snodgrass, P.E., and is covered under his seal.