Federal, State and Local Government:
AEA is registered to do business with the Government through their System for Award Management (SAM). The following NAIC codes are the service codes that we can use in pursuing Federal Government contracts anywhere in the USA and Government institutions and Establishments abroad. Our company name can be researched and found in the SAM.
- NAICS CODES: 561210, 561790, 238990, 541620, 541513, 541611 562112, 238990, 562110, 541690, 562910, 562998, 424720, 561720, 541330
- Certified Lead Base Paint Firm (OKFIRM 13334) and Supervisor on staff with Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
- Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with Oklahoma State Department of Transportation (ODOT)
- HAZWPOPER Technician (29 CFR 1910.120)
Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
There is a big risk involved when developing an environmentally contaminated property especially if hazardous waste contaminants were discovered on a property you have recently acquired. Let AEA identify those potential contaminants and hazardous substances on the site. Our Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments services are available to Federal, State and Local Governments.
- The Phase I Environmental Site Assessments was established under the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM E1527-13 is currently used as standard for addressing “Recognized Environmental Condition” (REC) and the EPA “All‐Appropriate‐Inquiry” (AAI) aspect to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).
- CERCLA is a government National policy, and procedures for containing or removing hazardous substances that have been released into the environment. CERCLA also provides funding and guidance for cleaning up some abandoned and contaminated hazardous waste sites.
In accordance with the ASTM E1527-13, our highly trained professionals review current and historical records through referenced sources such as:
- Aerial photographs,
- Fire insurance maps,
- Property tax files,
- USGS topographic maps,
- Land title records, with lien records for environmental liens or activity and use limitations.
- Local street directories,
Current and past property use and condition interviews are held with owners, occupants, neighbors and local government officials. Because contamination could occur through activities from nearby properties, the neighboring sites are also reviewed through Public records.
All ESAs are conducted by AEA’s environmental professionals who are trained in the appropriate standards and procedures.
Because the review of government records and interviews can be time consuming, and to ensure a quality assessment, we advise that our clients allow sufficient time for the process.
While Phase I ESA identifies potential contaminants and hazardous materials on the site, Phase II ESA involves sampling the potential contaminants and hazardous substances for laboratory analysis to confirm the presence of the contaminants and hazardous substances from the Recognized Environmental Condition (REC).
We adhere to the ASTM E 1903-11 Standards of practice for conducting Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA).
Some Phase II ESA samples for confirmatory tests may include:
- surficial soil and water samples
- subsurface soil borings
- groundwater monitoring well installation
- sampling, and analysis (may be appropriate on neighboring properties as well to determine the presence of contamination)
- drum sampling (if any were left on the property)
- sampling of dry wells, floor drains and catch basins
- transformer/capacitor sampling for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
- geophysical testing for buried tanks and drums
- testing of underground storage tanks
Grant funds for assessing and cleaning up contamination may be available through a state or federal Brownfield grants program.
AEA prepares Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment in accordance with ASTM E 1527. Our Phase I and Phase II reports are detailed, accurate and performed by Professional Environmental engineers with many years of experience.
Indoor Environmental Quality LEED 3.2 credit Air Test & Monitoring
AEA uses the latest air quality sampling and testing equipment to work with and help Federal Government contractors achieve the required contaminant detection limits acceptable under the LEED Green building program.
AEA Environmental Services work with General Contractors on Federal Building construction projects to fulfill the IEQ LEED 3.2 credit air test under the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED (Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating system.
The Federal Government requires all buildings new and remodel, constructed with Federal Dollar to have the Green Building certification and AEA has worked on Federal Government projects to achieve the LEED certification goals.
The U.S. Green Building Council, or USGBC implemented the LEED rating system in order to provide a third party certification for "green" buildings. This process reduces indoor air quality (IAQ) problems that results from construction or renovation and promotes the comfort and well-being of construction workers and building occupants. The green buildings frameworks include strategies for energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, and improved indoor environmental quality.
AEA testing protocols are consistent with the EPA Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutant in Indoor Air. The testing procedures are established in detail in the LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction, 2009 Edition.
The USGBC guide stipulates the following parameters to be measured:
- Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC's)
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
- Occasionally 4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH) where there are carpets installed.
|Total Volatile Organic Compounds||(TVOCs)||<500ug/m3|
|Carbon Monoxide||CO||<9ppm, and no more than >2ppm above outdoor levels|
|4Phenylcyclohexene||4-PCH)||>6.5ug/m3 This measurement is only required for spaces where carpeting or fabrics with styrene butadiene rubber(SBR) backing has been installed.|
Our Green Building Services Include:
- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Plans for Construction
- Thermal Comfort Diagnostics
- Duct Leakage Testing
- Commercial Energy Surveys
NEPA Environmental Assessments
AEA Professionals prepare outstanding National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) study reports according to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) 1978 regulations [40 CFR Parts 1500-15081]. We can prepare NEPA Environmental Assessments for federal grant applications from federal agencies, such as: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Health and Human Services (HHS), Federal Health Care Stimulus funds, etc. There are three levels of analysis involved in making a decision as to whether or not an undertaking could significantly affect the environment. The three levels include:
- Categorical exclusion determination;
- Preparation of an environmental assessment/finding of no significant impact (EA/FONSI); and
- Preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS)
Compliance, Permitting, and Consulting
We offer an extensive range of compliance, permitting, and consulting services such as Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (40 CFR 230-233) which requires that a program be established which will regulate the discharge dredged or fill material into the waters of the United States of America. The ever-evolving register of federal and state environmental regulatory and compliance requirements is an everyday reality for both private and public facilities. We can provide solutions for all of their compliance and permitting needs. AEA is very dedicated to helping businesses and government agencies fulfill their obligations and requirements for meeting a full spectrum of environmental, health, and safety regulations.