Profile: Ecology and Environment Inc (EEI.O)
24 Oct 2014
Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E&E), incorporated in February 1970, is an environmental consulting firm. E&E has completed more than 50,000 projects for a range of clients in 113 countries, providing environmental solutions. The Company has rendered consulting services to commercial and government clients in a range of service sectors, such as energy, natural resource management/restoration, green programs, planning, emergency planning and management, hazardous material services, international and health sciences. Its revenues originate from federal, state and local governments, domestic private clients, and private and governmental international clients. On March 18, 2011 the Company acquired another 5.5% of its majority owned subsidiary Walsh Environmental Scientists & Engineers, LLC.
E&E supports all phases of energy development by conducting critical feature/fatal flaw analyses, environmental impact assessments, feasibility and siting studies, and permitting. E&E works with energy industry clients through all aspects of development, generation, and transmission. The Company performs site screening and alternative selection; analyzes environmental impacts, and acquires needed certificates, approvals, and permits for electric transmission facilities worldwide to bring renewable energy from its source to regional population centers. The Company is working in the Marcellus and Barnett Shale Gas Reserves. E&E supports projects involving oil and gas exploration and production; subsea pipelines; deepwater oil ports; liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, and projects involving components of offshore wind, wave, current, and tidal power subsea electrical transmission.
The Company prepares third-party environmental impact statements/ environmental impact assessment (EISs/EIAs), deepwater port applications, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) energy research (ERs); performs siting/feasibility studies, plankton surveys, marine mammal acoustic impact modeling, dredging impact studies, coastal zone consistency evaluations, risk assessments, and marine vessel traffic studies; and develops and implements plans for stakeholder engagement/outreach. The Company’s civil engineering support services include design of structure foundations and roadways and coordination for gathering line placement, substation, and transmission line requirements. E&E supports all phases of solar energy development by providing strategic consulting services. It conducts environmental impact assessments, feasibility and siting studies, permitting and due diligence audits; prepare environmental documentation and permit applications, and identify and track state and federal compliance issues affecting facility development and operation.
E&E offers planning and consulting services to address environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with geothermal energy development. E&E is helping clients through the environmental hurdles of the licensing process by performing siting studies and environmental investigations and preparing environmental reports. E&E assists its clients to navigate the deregulated power industry and expedite the permitting process with a thorough understanding of the environmental and regulatory requirements (federal and state) associated with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), including geologic investigation, deep well construction, power plant and pipeline sitting and construction and long-term CO2 storage.
Natural Resource Management/Restoration
The Company conceives and designs environmental restoration projects that restore affected habitat through the efficient and innovative integration of biological and engineering solutions. E&E assists its clients in meeting their goals through the application of restoration measures to mine reclamation, contaminated sediment remediation, land development strategies, recreational planning, comprehensive watershed planning, and threatened and endangered species protection.
E&E’s Web-based rideshare application reduces automobile dependency and promotes use of alternative transportation. GreenRide helps users find carpool partners by searching for other users who live nearby and have similar schedules and commuting needs. The Company provides consulting services to builders and developers relating to understanding environmental sustainability concepts within the context of an office building, school, hospital, or college/university setting. E&E supports the United States Green Building Council’s LEED programs by offering certification application assistance and green building project planning and consulting. GreenMeter, E&E’s energy-tracking and management system, is designed for schools, businesses, universities, and commercial buildings and offers an easy-to-use approach to collecting, storing, and displaying near real-time energy consumption. E&E provides strategic guidance to help guide the clients through the shifting carbon landscape. The Company offers expertise in GHG and climate change technical support, financial analysis, strategy and policy development, health and risk assessment, and legal analysis.
The Company evaluates and develops methods to avoid or mitigate potential environmental impacts of a proposed project and to help ensure that the project complies with regulatory requirements. E&E’s services include air and water quality analysis, terrestrial and aquatic biological surveys, threatened and endangered species surveys and wetland delineations, social economic studies, transportation analyses and land use planning. The Company assists Department of Defense (DOD) installations in reducing their environmental footprint while sustaining mission requirements.
Emergency Planning and Management
E&E provides logistical support, emergency response/management services, and comprehensive planning to support businesses and state, county, and municipal governments in all phases of incident management, including preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. In providing these multifaceted services, the Company determines local vulnerabilities/hazards, the in-place resources/assets to address those hazards, and the thoroughness and shortcomings of existing emergency management plans. It uses guidelines, such as the National Response Plan (NRP), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), and Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HICS) to support businesses, state government agencies, and communities in their emergency planning/preparedness and response activities.
Hazardous Material Services
E&E has conducted hazardous waste site evaluations throughout the United States, providing site investigation, engineering design, and operation and maintenance for a range of industrial and governmental clients. The Company inventories and collects sample materials on site and then evaluates waste management practices, potential off-site impacts, and liability concerns. E&E then designs, implements, and monitors associated cleanup programs. The Company’s field investigation services primarily involve the development of work plans, health and safety plans, and quality assurance/quality control plans to govern and conduct field investigations to define the nature and extent of contaminants at a site.
With an understanding of cultural, political, economic, operational, and legal factors that influence the solution to a given environmental problem, E&E aids international governments and lending institutions in their efforts to advance institutional systems for environmental management. The Company has completed assignments involving environmental assessment; management and financial planning; institutional strengthening and standards development; water supply and development; wastewater treatment, and solid waste project construction supervision. In addition, it has added issues of public health, sustainability, and social and economic development to that portfolio.
E&E offers services to address issues organizations may have as a result of this global pandemic. It includes pandemic influenza response and preparedness plans, media roundtables, emergency plans, all-hazards plans, school crisis plans, crisis communications plans, continuity of operations plans, gap/needs assessments, and client-specific exercises and scenarios.
Ecology and Environment Inc
368 Pleasant View Drive
LANCASTER NY 14086