Environmental Site Assessments

The contamination of our soil and groundwater has been a major concern for many years. EMC Engineering Services offers environmental site assessments to evaluate these concerns for interested parties. Environmental hazards caused by leachates from landfills, leaking fuel tanks, industrial waste discharges, and other sources can cause irreparable damage to our environment, particularly our groundwater. Federal and state laws have been enacted that make property owners responsible for damage caused by hazardous wastes on their property. This includes damage caused to adjacent properties, whether or not the property owner caused the hazardous wastes to be present. These laws have made it prudent to investigate for the presence of contaminants on any property being purchased and to perform remediation measures on those sites where contaminants are known to be present. Environmental Site Assessment Services at EMC can provide the existing and potential property owners with this information.

The process includes a variety of services, from initial consultations with property owners for a Phase I ESA to Certifications of Compliance following the Phase III ESA remediation. EMC has provided these services for existing and proposed commercial, industrial, residential, and institutional facilities in addition to EPD designated Hazardous Substance Release Sites. Clients have included private developers, industries, commercial businesses, architects, state and federal agencies, counties, and municipalities. Providing these services are experienced professional engineers, groundwater scientists, professional geologists, bonded groundwater monitoring well drillers, and OSHA Hazardous Materials Trained personnel. This staff is very knowledgeable of the federal and state rules and regulations concerning environmental assessments and remediation and all ESAs are performed in accordance with ASTM Standards.


Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

  • Data Collection and Review (aerial photographs, maps, deeds, environmental records)
  • Site Reconnaissance
  • Interviews (property owners and public officials)
  • Statement of Findings and Recommendations

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

  • Subsurface Investigations
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Modeling
  • Underground Injection Permits
  • Prospective Purchaser Corrective Action Plans (PPCAP)
  • Compliance Status Reports (CSR)
  • Long Term Monitoring
  • Corrective Action Plans (CAP)

Phase III Environmental Site Assessment

  • Contractor Selection
  • Corrective Action Plan Implementation
  • Risk Reduction Standards Compliance
  • Long Term Monitoring
  • Certification of Compliance



EMC is one of the strongest design firms I have worked with in the past 15 years.  EMC’s expertise, experience and commitment have made critical contributions to our design-build team.  They are our go to civil and survey design partner.

George Woods, Vice President, Lifecycle Construction Services

EMC has been essential to our City’s successful navigation through some  very rapid growth over the last 18 years. EMC has been extremely responsive to our needs providing quality recommendations and over site in more than $25,000,000 in Water, Sewer, Waste Water Treatment, Roads and Recreational projects for the City of Rincon, in just the past 8 years. EMC has provided the professional service that has helped our city build quality relationships with in our state and community. We look forward to future possibilities with EMC as our engineers.

Wesley Corbitt, City Manager, City of Rincon

EMC is a quality organization that produces work quickly and with professionalism. Their designs are accurate, cost conscious, met safety requirements, and their creative ideas save money and reduce construction time. They are a “hands on” company that will remain with you throughout the project and be there to handle any unforeseen situations that may arise during construction. Based on their exceptional performance on past and current projects, we are pleased to recommend EMC Engineering Services for all of your design needs.

Matt Schlachter, PE Division Director-Engineering Services Columbia County, GA

Over the past ten years, Augusta-Richmond County has utilized EMC for; the review of private development construction plans, technical assistance with capital improvement projects, roadway design, water system design and stormwater management projects. It has been refreshing to have EMC provide professional consulting services for Augusta-Richmond County. Their dedication to the EMC mission statement of "Quality Services; On Budget -On Time" is most notable. I strongly recommend utilizing EMC Engineering Services, Inc. to anyone seeking the professional services of an experienced, responsive and client oriented company.

Abie L. Ladson, PE, CPESC Director of Engineering Augusta-Richmond County

Over the course of the past nine years, I have had the privilege of having EMC assist the City of Metter with numerous municipal projects, and the dedication of their motto, “Quality Services; On-Budget, On-Time”, has always been evident.  …I would recommend the services of EMC Engineering Services, Inc. to any municipality seeking the assistance of an experienced, client-oriented professional engineering firm.

Cliff Hendrix – Director of Public Works, Metter Georgia

EMC’s work has been a major factor in our project's continued success in the CM at Risk Process. EMC has proven consistently that with quick engineering on various scenarios that they are able to reduce the project’s budget without losing quality on the job.

Keith Solomon Project Manager Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench & Jarbeau

Thank you for your excellent report! The "committee of SRS engineers/architects, etc." will be reviewing it soon and we'll begin to deal with the problems. Several other engineers also reviewed the situation and pretty much agreed with your recommendations; although their reports differed slightly from the one you compiled, yours is definitely the most specific and helpful. Again, thank you for your excellent work.

Meade Telfair- Home Owner West Lake Subdivision Augusta, GA

EMC’s professionals have the expertise, community familiarity, available resources and experience in road design to provide quality services in a timely and cost effective method. Upon our initial meeting, we were told of EMC’s corporate motto of “Quality Services – On Budget – On Time”. The Worth County Board of Commissioners could not agree more as the services we have received have certainly met these criteria. Many citizens have commented how refreshing it is to see road designs being completed for road projects that have been on the paving list for years. It has been noted by local business leaders that the hiring of EMC Engineering Services is one of the best moves that the Commissioners have made in a number of years regarding professional services. It has been expressed repeatedly that our citizens are pleased to see their tax dollars being spent on badly needed road improvements for the first time in years. I strongly recommend using EMC Engineering Services, Inc. for any road improvements project that you may be considering.

Matt Medders Chairman – Worth County Board of Commissioners

We are pleased with EMC’s work performance and professionalism, and would definitely consider hiring this company for future projects.

Freeman Montgomery Chairman – Talbot County Board of Commissioners

EMC gives us timely service and their response to our requests cannot be matched. The work that EMC accomplish is professionaly rendered and without question, accurate, and responsive to our needs and requirements. You will be most pleased should you hire EMC Engineering Services, Inc. to assist you with your design and management of any civil and/or environmental activity.”

George L. Smith Director – Physical Plant Georgia Southwestern State University

EMC consistently provided quality inspection services with a staff that met or exceeded the needs of District 5 and the Department. The staff they provided was dedicated, flexible and willing to work nights, weekends and overtime when called upon to do so. EMC successfully fulfilled their contractural obligations while performing CEI services in District 5 on past contracts. EMC was a key partner in the successful inspection , management and completion of construction projects in District 5. We look forward to opportunities in the future to perform work with EMC.”

Glenn Durrence, P.E. – GDOT District 5 Engineer

EMC has completed several drainage, transportation, and environmental related project for the City of Savannah over the past 28 years and has been instrumental in assisting with the construction of all of them. Their assistance has helped to assure quality while controlling costs and we commend their efforts.”

Kenneth G. Kelly – City of Savannah Stormwater Management Director