Profile: Ecology and Environment Inc (EEI.O)
17 Apr 2015
Ecology and Environment, Inc. (EEI), incorporated on February 20, 1970, is a global broad-based environmental consulting firm. Together with its subsidiaries, EEI has direct and indirect ownership in eleven active wholly-owned and majority-owned operating subsidiaries in six countries. EEI has completed more than 50,000 projects for a range of clients in 120 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.
EEI supports all phases of energy development by conducting critical feature/fatal flaw analyses, environmental impact assessments, feasibility and siting studies, and permitting. EEI 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. EEI 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 (EISs) and Environmental Impact Assessment (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. It is also engaged in providing environmental consulting services to wind energy developers and is a consulting member of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
The Company has collectively worked on more than 420 wind energy projects in 37 states, helping clients successfully develop wind projects capable of producing more than 6,000 Megawatts (MW) of environmentally safe, renewable electricity. 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. EEI 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. EEI offers planning and consulting services to address environmental and socioeconomic impacts associated with geothermal energy development. EEI is helping clients through the environmental hurdles of the licensing process by performing siting studies and environmental investigations and preparing environmental reports.
Natural Resource Management/Restoration
The Company conceives and designs environmental restoration projects that restore affected habitat through the integration of biological and engineering solutions. EEI 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.
Sustainability, Resiliency, and Climate Adaptation
The Company’s planning teams are working with communities around the world with development and implementation of sustainable approaches for projects as varied as neighborhood-scale urban redevelopment, large-scale green city planning and design, and regional sustainability plans. The Company helps organizations and government agencies to plan for, respond to, and recover from extreme disruptive events that can result in a wide range of cascading emergencies, with an emphasis on building more resilient communities. For example, it led the preparation of five community reconstruction zone plans developed as part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program to help communities recently affected by extreme weather events build more resilient communities to better withstand storms of the future.
Environmental impact assessment is at the core of the Company’s business. The environmental impact assessment has included numerous EIS and ER projects, initial studies and EAs, and has mitigated negative declarations in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and various state requirements. It also prepares similar documents under state laws, such as the California Environmental Quality Act. The Company assists Department of Defense (DOD) installations in reducing their environmental footprint while sustaining mission requirements. The Company develops military master planning tools by leveraging the latest in Geographic Information System (GIS) and information technology.
Emergency Planning and Management
EEI 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.
Hazardous Material Services
EEI 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 evaluate waste management practices, potential off-site impacts, and liability concerns. EEI 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, EEI 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.
Ecology and Environment Inc
368 Pleasant View Dr
LANCASTER NY 14086-1316