Field Services Group
Our Field Services Group offers our clients access to personnel experienced in providing onsite project management and services for industrial, commercial and residential applications involving hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Our personnel have extensive experience in emergency response activities, onsite remediation and drum management. For the past 30 years the Field Services Group has grown and developed to be one of the industry leaders within Cincinnati, and the surrounding tri-state areas.
The multiple on-site services provided by our Field Services Group include:
- Emergency Spill Response
- Remediation Service
- PCB Service
- Facility Closure & Decontamination
- Drum Management
- Industrial Cleaning
- Underground Storage Tanks
EEI has been in the emergency response business for more than thirty years. During this time EEI has responded on an average to more than 150 emergency responses per year. These spills have involved oils, cyanides, phenols, acids/bases, pesticides, and other chemicals. EEI personnel have worked closely with all government agencies, including the Ohio EPA, and local authorities to provide fast, efficient and thorough cleanup activities. EEI has held the Emergency Response contract for the Ohio EPA for the past 16 years. With this experience, EEI has gained the ability to handle a variety of spills in compliance with all the applicable federal, state, and local regulations. EEI currently holds major emergency response contracts with government agencies including the Ohio EPA, University of Cincinnati, City of Cincinnati, and numerous transportation companies. EEI is also a forerunner in emergency spill response activities for many of Cincinnati's largest manufacturing firms. EEI maintains a large inventory of spill control supplies, equipped response vans and vacuum trucks located on Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester, Ohio. All supplies and vehicles are available for immediate departure from this location. This inventory also includes personal protective equipment available for Level A, B, C, and D spill response activities.
Described below is a short list of some of our safety equipment:
- Level A Kapplar First Responder Suits
- Level B Kapplar fully-encapsulating suits
- Aluminized Nomex flash suit
- MSA and Survivair self-contained breathing apparatus
- Full-face air-purifying respirators
- Supplied air-line equipment
- Photoionization detectors
- H2S/LEL/O2 Meters
- Mercury (Lumex) Meters
- Draeger and Sensidyne colormetric tube indicators
- pH Meters
Our extensive inventory enhances our ability to respond quickly to a spill scene and to handle spills involving large quantities of materials (e.g., overturned tankers or above ground storage tanks).
Our on-hand spill response supplies include:
- Approximately 40 tons of cement kiln dust
- One semi-trailer load of oil dry
- Approximately 200 empty DOT 17H drums
- Approximately 100 empty poly drums
- Approximately 100 overpacks
- Portable air compressors, air operated tools, and pumps
- Containment booms (Approx. 750 feet)
- Absorbent booms and pads
- Frac tanks (60,000 gallons of storage)
- Two portable generators
- Light stands
- A large variety of hand tools
- Multiple HEPA vacuums
Owning and maintaining the proper equipment is only one key to successful emergency response efforts. EEI also has the properly trained individuals to operate it. EEI has over seventy-five employees with 40-hour OSHA training available to respond to spills. EEI's project managers have anywhere from ten to over twenty years of experience in the industry. EEI also maintains a staff of qualified engineers, field chemists, industrial hygienists, safety officers, project superintendents, and EOD experts.
EEI's Field Services Division provides emergency spill response services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. EEI's 24-hour hotline is 1-800-392-1503. EEI's Field Services Division Emergency Spill Response teams respond from 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester, Ohio. From this location, response crews are dispatched and will be at any emergency site in the Cincinnati and Tri-state area within 1 to 2 hours from the time of initial contact by a client.
An important aspect of material release incidents is the notification of the proper authorities. Notification is the responsibility of the party who has incurred the release. EEI has compiled a brochure that summarizes the applicable regulations and presents the regulations in a 'user friendly' format. This brochure and any additional information regarding EEI's spill response services are available.
EEI has completed a variety of field remediation projects, as well as a variety of remedial system designs, installation, operation and maintenance projects for our customers. Having been in the remedial industry since RCRA's inception in 1976, EEI has observed the industry from its infancy to the present. Utilizing our own equipment we have developed a portfolio of experience in the area of excavation and disposal, facility decontamination, rigging and dismantling of heavy steel, and the removal of chemical residuals from sites. Owning our own transportation resources allow EEI to provide our customers with roll-off boxes. We can also provide dump trailers, a low boy for hauling equipment and frac tanks. Our trucking company (MET) is fully certified to transport hazardous and non-hazardous materials. The success of any remedial design is rooted in the expert understanding, consideration and evaluation of all remedial options.
EEI's Field Service Division in conjunction with our Environmental Assessment Group provides our clients with a variety of reports from detailed Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) closure reports to simple grid plans and diagrams. EEI will structure any post-remediation services around the clients' needs and goals while providing a quality, environmentally sound remediation project with direct EEI project control and management.
Facility closures consolidate into one project all the services of the various EEI divisions. EEI's Field Services Division's 'Value Added Service' advantage is its extensive experience with closures. EEI has completed the closure of various types of facilities including plating operations, which used cyanides, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) treatment facilities, storage facilities and other types of operations. This work has given EEI and its personnel extensive experience in working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulators and regulations. This technical and regulatory experience is crucial in providing a comprehensive, economically balanced closure service.
EEI was involved in the clean out of approximately thirty tanks and 90,000 square feet of building for a company relocating to Cincinnati, Ohio. This project involved the clean up of floors, walls, trench drains, a large number of tank cleanings, mezzanine areas, decontamination of areas contaminated with carcinogens, the clean out of sumps and equipment for removal, and decontamination of various dryers and equipment. This project also involved the clean out and encapsulation of asbestos containing materials from a boiler house building, as well as the decontamination of reaction vessels and tanks used for processing pigments containing heavy metals, flammable materials, acids, and caustics.
The EEI family of services provides a comprehensive PCB program. The Field Services Division performs PCB transformer draining, flushing and disposing. EEI's Field Services Division, through EEI's Treatment, Storage, Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) will dispose of PCB light ballast, capacitors, switches, and other PCB containing materials. Furthermore, EEI's TSDF is a permitted TSCA storage facility for PCB's. EEI has participated in the draining and flushing of PCB transformers in the eastern United States. EEI currently maintains pumps and equipment specifically dedicated to PCB transformer decommissioning.
EEI's Field Services Division's drum management program reduces EEI's clients' environmental liabilities through proper management of all aspects associated with the disposal of drummed waste material while minimizing the associated costs. EEI offers the advantage that all required services are provided within one organization and not subcontracted to outside firms.
The Drum Management Program has three key parts:
- Drum Handling
- Waste Stream Profile Approval / Disposal Services
The key to effective industrial cleaning and decontamination is having the chemistry, engineering and safety expertise to develop sound work plans. EEI has experience with a variety of industrial cleaning and decontamination projects. Each project is unique and presents different challenges. EEI has developed effective work plans to clean and decontaminate both petroleum and chemical tanks including acids, bases, water reactives, poisons and other liquid and semisolid materials. EEI's Field Service Division welcomes all new challenges and prides itself on its ability to address our clients' industrial cleaning and decontamination needs, no matter how complicated the application.
Safety is the most important aspect of an industrial cleaning and decontamination project. EEI's Field Service Division follows all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidelines including Confined Space Entry Protocols. All EEI Field Service Personnel have had formal Confined Space Entry Training. Sound safety protocols are EEI's Field Service Division's first priority in providing industrial cleaning and decontamination services. EEI also has a full time Environmental Health & Safety Manager who is available for review or development of project HASP's.
EEI has performed state approved underground storage tank (UST) removal since the inception of BUSTR in 1986. EEI works closely with local Certified Tank Inspectors and Installers to provide underground storage tank removal services. These individuals are certified with the Ohio Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulation, Kentucky Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
EEI's services include:
- Excavation and removal of existing UST systems
- Upgrading of existing UST systems
- Development and implementation of UST corrective action plans for the remediation of contaminated sites; groundwater and soils
- Site investigations of UST systems including potential releases, locating abandoned systems, groundwater, and soil impacts. The EEI advantage is the ability to customize the required services around the client's needs.