Separation Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSCI)

Separation Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSCI) is a multi-disciplinary environmental consulting, construction and field remediation firm with diverse capabilities and experience. In addition to hands-on field services, SSCI regularly provides scientific and technical advice, project management, expert witness testimony and general management services to government agencies and the private sector, including commercial and industrial clients, banks, attorneys, real estate brokers, land owners/buyers and others

Company details

17041 El Camino Real, Ste 200 , Houston , Texas 77058 USA

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Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental Management
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

Our Sound Solutions Approach

Founded in 1986, SSCI specializes in enhancing the environment through its sound solutions approach.  SSCI follows all regulatory requirements, client/agency guidelines and standard practices.  In the real estate segment, the firm has developed a suite of services geared toward developers, investors and property owners that allows projects to move seamlessly from a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment to a signed contract with any necessary investigations and remedial/site closure work being completed in a timely, cost-effective manner.  “Getting the job done is priority number one, not prolonging our participation,” Helen I. Hodges, President and CEO.

SSCI’s Mission Statement

“To be a premier provider of dependable, technically-correct, cost-effective and timely solutions to each customer’s unique environmental needs.”

Our approach to problem solving consists of responding rapidly with a creative and effective program, designed to specifically meet our clients’ needs.  Maintaining this basic philosophy has been the keystone to our successful relationships and has assured that our clients consistently receive cost-effective, environmentally-sound solutions to today’s ever changing environmental challenges.

SSCI’s Vision Statement

“To provide services that are meaningful in the overall effort to improve and protect the environment by providing responsible environmental and construction services and advice. SSCI is also dedicated to the progress of woman-owned businesses and endeavours to assist and participate in programs aimed at helping women and other minorities in business.”

With offices in Texas’ major regions, Houston, Galveston County, North Texas and the Austin area; presence in the Washington, D.C. area; an office in Houma, Louisiana; and field offices located in Mississippi, Florida, New Mexico, California and Oklahoma – SSCI can respond quickly to your environmental needs. SSCI routinely performs work for commercial and industrial clients, banks, attorneys, real estate brokers, land owners/buyers and government agencies. SSCI follows all regulatory requirements, client/agency guidelines and standard practices. In the market, we are known for high-quality, economical, efficient and timely work.

I.  Site Assessment/Professional Services

  • Asbestos Sampling and Management
  • Design and Engineering of Environmental Projects and Waste Cleanups
  • Design and Engineering of Underground and Aboveground Fueling Systems
  • Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) – Phase I, II and III
  • Risk-Based Facility and Oil-Field Cleanups
  • Subsurface investigations, borings, monitor wells, pushprobe, soil and groundwater sampling
  • Sample Plan Development and Implementation – Soil and Water
  • Wetlands and Ecological Consultations

II.  Site Remediation/Fuel Systems

  • Aboveground and Underground (AST/UST) Fuel System Design, Installation, Removal, Disposal and Remediation
  • Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Remediation
  • Pit and Sump Cleanouts and Closures
  • Specialized and Maintenance Dredging
  • Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and Brownfields Closures

III.  Waste Management

  • Drum and Waste Handling, Characterization and Disposal
  • Pit and Sump Cleanouts and Closures
  • Asbestos, Lead-based paint and Mold Remediation Project Oversight

IV.  Natural Resource Management

  • Wetlands Endangered Species and Special Resources Identification, Delineation, Mitigation and Permitting
  • Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) determination

V.  Compliance

  • Aboveground and Underground (AST/UST) Fuel System Compliance Audits and Assessment 
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Air, water and solid-waste permitting: initial, modification and renewal
  • Audits and accident investigations
  • Stormwater, spill response plans, EPCRA reporting, NPDES/TPDES reporting

VI.  Technical Support

  • Expert witness, Litigation support and environmental forensics
  • Fuel system (TCEQ) compliance and inventory management
  • Stormwater, spill response, spill containment
  • QA/QC and Health and Safety Plans (HASP) and monitoring
  • Surveying, drafting and technical writing
  • Technical training and general consulting

VII.  Professional Training

  • Certified OSHA, EPA & DOT technical training
  • Certified TCEQ UST installation and removal training
  • Inventory control and fuel system management training