Consulting Division

ERI Consulting, Inc. provides quality environmental consulting services in a variety of disciplines.

ASBESTOS

  • ERI is a licensed consulting agency (TDSHS #10-0020) with multiple individually Licensed Asbestos Consultants in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, with comparable credentials/qualifications in most other states.
  • Our design professionals prepare cost estimates, and plans/specifications for asbestos abatement, assist in selection of a qualified abatement contractor, conduct pre-bid conferences, attend bid openings, conduct pre-construction conferences, provide oversight during abatement and prepare final compliance reports. 
  • We have successfully designed and managed over 6,000 individual asbestos abatement projects since our founding in 1987.
  • ERI staff of field technicians have the experience, training, licensing and equipment to perform both asbestos inspections and abatement project management.
  • Every field and management employee begins their employment learning our core business of asbestos inspections and abatement project management before specializing in other disciplines.
  • All field staff have the ability to analyze air samples by Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) on site using their field laboratories.
  • ERI has the ability to staff 11 simultaneous abatement projects in-house.
  • ERI has successfully completed over 20,000 asbestos inspections since our founding in 1987.

MOLD INVESTIGATIONS

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

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.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Investigations of indoor air quality for residential, office, school, hospital, and industrial settings include testing for such contaminants as radon, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, molds, fungi, and bacteria. Our services include a physical inspection of the building to establish possible sources of airborne irritants and health hazards, and evaluation of the building’s HVAC systems. Also included are air and bulk sample collection for environmental health hazards, with analysis by an accredited laboratory.  A final report documenting the findings, along with recommendations, is issued at completion of the investigation.

LEAD-BASED PAINTS

  • Lead-based paint inspections are required in all states for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facilities and HUD-assisted facilities. ERI performs lead-based paint inspections in these facilities, as well as in target housing constructed prior to 1977. 
  • ERI is a TDSHS Accredited Lead Agency which employs TDSHS Accredited Lead Project Designers, Risk Assessors, Lead Inspectors, and uses a NITON XRF Spectrum Analyzer XL-309 for detection of lead-based paint and lead in soils.
  • ERI provides industrial, highway bridge, and military lead-based inspections using both XRF and bulk sampling.  Our designers prepare remediation specifications and/or stabilization work plans  for lead-based paint activities in these environments.
  • ERI maintains current individual EPA Lead Renovator Repair & Painting accreditation, per 40 CFR 745.225.

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.

Since we also have the capability and licensing/certification to perform asbestos inspections, lead based paint inspections, and IAQ investigations in conjunction with our Phase I ESA’s, we can provide a complete above-ground environmental review, if desired.

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.

This screening is basically the field investigation portion of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, along with governmental database research. Aerial photographs are not included.  Our environmental professionals provide an opinion, based on the field investigation, governmental data base review, and the Transaction Screening Questionnaire, regarding the environmental condition of the property, and whether further investigation is recommended.

NEPA STUDIES

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.

INDUSTRIAL PLANT SERVICES

ERI provides a variety of services to the industrial plant. Services include:

  • Asbestos surveys
  • Lead-based paint surveys
  • Wetlands delineation
  • Hazardous Materials Characterization Handling and Disposal
  • Well drill site silica air monitoring
  • NORM surveys
  • Safety plans
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits
  • Noise surveys
  • CAD drafting
  • Long-term air monitoring for asbestos and lead abatement programs
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual industrial hygiene surveys
  • Operation and Maintenance Plans

COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

ERI provides services for commercial properties.  Services include:

  • HUD Noise Surveys
  • HUD Acceptable Separation Distance Studies
  • Hazardous Materials Characterization, Handling and Disposal, including unused inventory, old school laboratory inventory, and unknown stored materials on properties.
  • Lead in drinking water in schools
  • Legionella sampling for churches, medical facilities, and assisted living facilities
  • ASTM Property Condition Assessments to assist remote lenders and/or buyers of developed commercial properties

DEMOLITION CONSULTING

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. 


Tyler Office

2026 Republic Drive, Suite A
Tyler, Texas 75701
Ph (903) 534-5001
Fax (903) 534-8701

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Fort Worth Office

4796 Highway 377 S.
Ft. Worth, Texas 76116
Ph (817) 560-1613
Fax (817) 560-1642

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