Environmental Site Assessment & Remediation Solutions
The Environmental Consulting Division of Rogers & Callcott is dedicated to providing expert environmental site restoration and compliance solutions and helping clients determine and manage risk when buying or selling property. Our team of hydrogeologists, engineers, and chemists use an arsenal of investigative procedures and decades of field experience to detect and assess environmental impacts to soil and groundwater. We then develop practical, cost-effective solutions by implementing both innovative and traditional remediation technologies in a Lifecycle Design – a system of corrective measures and monitoring that is adaptable to changes that occur throughout the remediation process and within the regulatory framework.
We strive to find that balance between addressing the requirements of environmental risk management, compliance, and fiscal responsibility.
Rogers & Callcott is committed to helping our clients manage environmental liability during property transactions through systematic investigative procedures to determine if a site has potential or existing environmental issues. Following ASTM standards, we will prepare a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) that includes file reviews, interviews, and a site visit to document past and present conditions of the site and surrounding area. Our due diligence measures also include reviewing existing environmental reports and documentation pertaining to the site and surrounding area and making recommendations based on our findings. When warranted, we will progress to a Phase II ESA, during which soil, sediment, water, and/or air may be sampled to investigate issues identified in the Phase I ESA or to provide additional data for liability management.
Blighted properties such as abandoned industrial facilities, old gas stations, or dry cleaners are often overlooked for redevelopment due to environmental concerns, financing, and liability. Many still hold significant potential to thrive again, adding to community appeal or reinvigorating an entire area—with the right plan.
Brownfields are defined as real properties for which the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants. There are many Brownfields programs to mitigate these risks and facilitate redevelopment of a property, from managing environmental liability for new owners to assessment and cleanup grants.
Rogers & Callcott has deep experience in the Brownfields non-responsible party voluntary cleanup process as well as USEPA Brownfields grant preparation. We can help identify sites throughout South Carolina that would be good Brownfields candidates and then help procure grants, negotiate voluntary cleanup contracts, assess site conditions, and plan and conduct site monitoring and/or remediation as necessary. The end result is a win-win for both communities and investors.
We collect site-specific data and use data visualization tools, including geographic information system (GIS) mapping, to assess the presence (or absence) of environmental contaminants in soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and/or air. We then delineate the extent of the impact, both horizontally and vertically, using hydrogeologic studies and modeling to provide the basis for our remedial approach. Because we operate a nationally accredited Environmental Laboratory on-site, Rogers & Callcott scientists and engineers have rapid access to critical soil and water data and can make timely decisions to formulate strategic compliance solutions. Of course, not every site is a candidate for active remediation, and we often close projects following the initial assessment.
Following site assessment and modeling, the clear picture of environmental impact can be addressed and contaminants reduced or eliminated. We employ methods that are custom-designed for our clients’ needs and each unique situation. We do not use cut-and-paste remediation and sampling plans to cut corners and save time. We provide in-situ and ex-situ treatments and work closely with clients to identify cost-effective solutions that might be as simple as using a single, traditional technology, or as advanced as combining a number of both traditional and innovative remedies, depending on site complexity. Our remediation technologies include in-situ chemical oxidation and reduction, enhanced in-situ bioremediation, pump and treat, excavation, soil vapor extraction, thermal desorption, and more.
Our experienced team of environmental engineers and scientists offer turnkey environmental engineering services to efficiently resolve your site remediation and compliance needs. These environmental engineering services include complete remediation design and project planning, all permits to construct and operate remediation systems, and a full range of construction management services to handle all subcontractors as well as ongoing maintenance and service to keep remediation systems operating optimally. Our experience includes:
Pump and Treat, Soil Vapor Extraction, excavation In-Situ Chemical Oxidation &/or Reduction, In-situ Bioremediation, Thermal Desorption, and more.
RCRA Part A/B, Discharge, Drilling, Underground Injection Control, Permits to Construct & Operate Remediation Systems, and Air Permitting
Capping, Restoration, Assessment, and Corrective Action Monitoring
Draft specs, solicit bids, choose contractors, project oversight in the field, contract administration, budget tracking, and final inspections/certification
Preventative maintenance, inspections, troubleshooting, repairs, sampling, and performance optimization