Environmental Engineering

Effective regulatory negotiations and compliance requires more than just knowing the details of the various federal, state, and local regulations and agencies. It requires understanding how to interpret and apply the relevant regulations and how to effectively interact with the regulatory agencies. NCE staff brings that understanding to each project, allowing us to untangle the red tape, obtain favorable decisions, maintain schedules, and develop cost effective solutions. Because regulators have come to know and trust the NCE staff, we can often negotiate practical solutions and implementation schedules that save our clients time and money.NCE understands the systems and procedures required to successfully deliver environmental engineering services to a variety of municipal, county, state, and private clients.

Property Acquisition Support and Due Diligence

  • Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) (I) ASTM (II) AAI Rule
  • Strategic Planning andImplementation
  • Grant Application andDevelopment
  • Soil and Surface Water Sampling and Analysis
  • Asbestos and Lead-based Paint Studies
  • Sampling andAnalysis Plans
  • Groundwater Monitoring Well Installationand Sampling
  • Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Management
  • Database Development
  • Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Investigations

Site Assessment and Remedial Services

  • Project Management andAdministration
  • Critical Path Scheduling
  • Technical Advisory Committee Facilitation & Coordination
  • Goals & Objectives Development
  • Schedule andBudget Management
  • Aquifer Performance Testing
  • Fate andTransport Modeling
  • Report of Waste Discharge (RoWD)
  • Feasibility and Pilot Scale Studies
  • Regulatory Agency Liaison andNegotiations
  • Business Outreach and Education
  • Program Success Tracking
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • County Environmental Health Departments
  • Brownfields Grant Application Support
  • Remedial Action Plans (RAP) and Permitting
  • California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • California Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Plans, Specifications and Estimates for Remedial Systems
  • Operations, Maintenance Monitoring of Treatment Systems
  • Construction Oversight, Documentation and Monitoring of Corrective Actions
  • Interpreting Regulations for Clients Who are Under Compliance Orders to Clean Up Sites
  • Preparation of USEPA Required Brownfields Planning Documents and Investigation Implementation
  • Reviewing Applicable Regulations to Respond Properly to Hazardous Materials and Environmental Laws
  • Obtaining Permits as Needed to Build Facilities or Characterize and Treat Compromised Properties
  • Management and navigation through California DTSC Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and Preliminary
    Endangerment Assessment (PEA) processes.

Environmental Compliance

  • Facility Audits and Assessments
  • UST Systems Compliance
  • Spill Reporting, Documentation and Regulatory Closure
  • Storm Water Management Plans
  • Training and Industry Specific Workshops
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
  • Auditing Facilities and Systems for Regulatory Compliance
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC Plans)

Litigation Support Services

  • Third Party Review of Technical Documents
  • Litigation Support Services
  • Split Sampling, Analysis and Data Evaluation
  • Expert Witness Testimony