Environmental and social impact assessments studies

Environmental Planning

Our environmental services address the built, natural and social environment aspects of projects. These aspects include those that are associated with Environment Site Assessments (ESAs), Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Studies and Environment Audits (EAs) for regulatory compliance, management of wastes and protection of the soil and groundwater.

Environmental Impact Assessments/Environmental Audits

Using a multi-disciplined approach by trained professionals, the firm undertakes EIA Studies and EAs strictly in accordance with the requirements of the Environment Management and Coordination Act, 1999 (EMCA) and its subsidiary legislation. The firm is familiar with the requirements of lead agencies such as the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) while undertaking EIA Studies and EAs.

Environment Site Assessments

Preliminary Site Assessment ( PSA ) and Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessment (ESA) assures facility compliance. The firm employs stringent criteria and documentation in accordance with the American Society of Testing Materials ( ASTM ) site assessment standards and local regulations to protect the Customer’s interests.

Risk Based Corrective Action (RBCA) for soil and groundwater contamination

The firm possesses international standards for characterization of cleanup for sub-surface soil and groundwater contamination. The firm possesses the latest equipment for soil gas surveys and sub-surface investigation and uses these for undertaking RBCA of sites. Cleanup methods employed include, individually or collectively, soil and ground water removal treatment technologies and/or biological remediation.

The firm also possesses the knowledge to design and implement ground water remediation systems for natural geologic substances such as heavy metals, etc.

Hazardous Waste Services

Hazardous waste affects all aspects of our environment (i.e., air, water, and soil) and, therefore, requires a multi-disciplined approach to problem resolution. In light of the Waste Regulations 2006, the firm utilizes multi-disciplined professional staff to assess, manage and remediate hazardous waste problems affecting its Customers. The following is a brief outline of the firm’s capabilities in the field of hazardous waste:

Site Investigation

Performance of initial site investigation to determine the extent of the hazard and the delineation of responsibility from adjacent sites and/or responsible parties.

Underground Storage Tank ( UST ) and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Management
  • Determination of Customer needs regarding properties where USTs and ASTs are installed where suspected leaks may be occurring; development of programs to bring sites into compliance with regulatory and corporate standards.
  • Communication with regulatory agencies and the Customer throughout the project.

 

Waste Characterization and Profiling
  • Characterization and evaluation of toxicity levels of unknown materials;
  • Development of profiles for recycling and/or disposal.

 

Waste Treatment and Disposal
  • Development of a program to understand the materials involved and to properly treat or dispose of these materials in the most cost-effective and environmentally sound manner. Incineration, recycling, bioremediation and other technologies, individually or collectively assist in minimizing the concentration of hazardous waste in the environment.
  • Implementation of management programs for treatment and disposal in accordance with requirements of environmental and other local regulatory agencies.