Environmental Specialties Group, Inc.
Villas at Five Forks, James City County, Virginia
This project involved the development of a regional stormwater management facility in the loop area of the I-64 off ramp for the Hampton Roads Center Parkway west. ESG performed a wetlands delineation and all necessary permitting to allow for the placement of the stormwater facility in this area. Preservation and use of existing aquatic features in the nearby nature park were used for mitigation.
The Jamestown – Yorktown Foundation
The Jamestown – Yorktown Foundation has made improvements to the Jamestown Settlement in anticipation of the 400th Anniversary Celebration in 2007. Projects of this magnitude require that an Environmental Impact Review be performed to determine the likelihood of environmental impacts and benefits. The completed Review is then sent to the Governor’s office for approval.
Christopher Newport University
ESG has performed a number of Phase I Environmental Assessments for hazardous materials on various properties that the University has purchased in order to expand. These Phase I investigations follow the standards outlined in the American Standard for Testing and Materials (ASTM) “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process”.
City of Hampton
In this five year open-ended contract, Environmental Specialties Group is assisting Hampton with its environmental constraints and analysis issues for wetlands permitting for the City’s construction projects and environmental services. Among some of those projects are Commander Sheppard Boulevard, North Campus Parkway, a new elementary and middle school behind Bethel High School, Hampton Roads Center Parkway, and the Hamptons Golf Course. Environmental Specialties Group also provided innovative and cost effective solutions in obtaining a permit from the Corps to fill approximately 22 acres of wetlands on the 470 acre site so the City could expand its industrial base.
Environmental Specialties Group performed a 70 acre wetland delineation of Dupont’s property in Chesterfield County. A Corps permit was obtained (valid for five years) which will enable Dupont to reserve a prime piece of developable property for near-term plant expansion.
City of Chesapeake Public Schools
ESG performed numerous wetland delineations in highly complex wetland systems for the expansion of school projects throughout the city.
Environmental Specialties Group performed a 40 acre wetland determination and stormwater analysis for Union Camp’s property located in Southampton County, Virginia.
Lucy Corr Nursing Home/Chesterfield Co.
The nursing home was interested in expanding, but the surrounding soils were hydric. They were facing extensive wetland impacts, costly mitigation, and a lengthy review and permitting process. ESG managed to convince the Corps that only two acres of the headwater wetland would be impacted, enabling the project to be reviewed under the Nationwide 26 guidelines; thus, reducing costs and delays.
Dominion Virginia Power and Electric Company
ESG performed Phase I Environmental Assessments and wetland delineations on two tracts of land owned by Virginia Power. Information obtained in the Phase I reports aided Virginia Power in making future development plans for large, undeveloped properties.
ESG also assisted Dominion Virginia Power in the application of regulatory procedures regarding their cooling water and fly ash facilities.
A Phase I Environmental Assessment was performed prior to a major remodeling/redevelopment of the dealership. The site assessment identified a gasoline tank which was no longer in use. Preliminary soil sampling around this tank found it to be leaking. ESG worked with Bowditch Ford and the Department of Environmental Quality to close this tank in a timely and cost effective manner.
Environmental Specialties Group has provided numerous Phase I Environmental Site Assessments on proposed cellular tower sites for AT&T using the methodology outlined in the American Society for Testing and Materials’ Standards on Environmental Site Assessments for Commercial Real Estate. Using these reports, AT&T has been able to document the existing site conditions and evaluate their various proposed tower sites.
Virginia Natural Gas
Environmental Specialties Group performed a Phase I Environmental Assessment on a piece of land slated for a measurement and regulation station in James City County. Prior to engineering and site development, the report gave VNG an understanding of the site conditions and liability associated with the property.
A Phase I Environmental Assessment was performed on Bonton’s future warehouse distribution center in Newport News, Virginia. Prior to purchasing the property, a Phase I report was prepared for Bonton outlining the conditions in the warehouse and surrounding property. Use of the report aided Bonton in negotiating a purchase price for the building.
Julie Steele worked on roadway design strategies that encompassed wetland delineations, regulatory permitting and mitigation planning. This project was the first privately funded toll road in the State of Virginia. The project, therefore, required a great deal of environmental documentation, coordination, and permitting as well as an extensive mitigation plan. Ms. Steele was able to obtain a permit for the project within a five month review period which is an extraordinarily rapid permitting effort.
Winston-Salem Northwest Beltway
The North Carolina Department of Transportation had proposed construction of a beltway around the northwestern edge of the City of Winston-Salem. The staff members of ESG worked extensively with NCDOT on proposed corridor alignments of the highway to determine the most preferable alternative. Following the alignment decision by NCDOT, a wetland delineation was performed on the preferred 13 mile corridor alignment. Additionally, site inspections were coordinated with the Corps of Engineers to receive confirmation of the wetland delineation. Support was also given to the NCDOT location and survey team during their survey of wetlands and benchmarks within the corridor alignment.
U.S. 220 Realignment - Ellerbe, NC
This project for the North Carolina Department of Transportation involved the delineation of 21 miles of proposed roadway corridor. Following the wetland delineation of this proposed road, the project was coordinated with the Corps of Engineers to receive confirmation of the wetland delineation. During this process an environmental impact assessment was performed on the preferred alignment position. Also, survey support was given to the NCDOT location and survey team during their location effort of the wetland areas.
N.C. 68 Alignment - Greensboro, NC
ESG worked extensively with the North Carolina Department of Transportation on the realignment corridor for 12 miles of Highway 68. During this project, a wetland delineation was performed on the roadway corridor after which the roadway was designed around wetland impacts. The NCDOT location and survey division was supported during their efforts to record the wetlands in this corridor alignment. Additionally, coordination with the Corps of Engineers was performed after which the wetland delineation confirmation was received.
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