Qualifications

Qualifications

Stellar Environmental Solutions was established in 1995 to serve the local environmental needs of the San Francisco Bay Area in both the private and public sectors. We have built a solid reputation for responsiveness and technical excellence in the multi-disciplinary field of environmental analyses—including geology, engineering geology, and hydrogeology. Our solutions orientation and low overhead costs relative to the larger design firms translates into highly efficient, effective and cost-competitive projects.

Introduction

At Stellar Environmental Solutions, we provide our clients with cost- and time-effective solutions for meeting regulatory requirements. Our goals are to:

  • Thoroughly understand our clients’ needs;
  • Provide high quality environmental and engineering services;
  • Manage projects economically and efficiently; and
  • Supply responsive and value-added service to our clients.

Stellar Environmental Solutions personnel possess the superior technical and project management credentials to support municipal and industrial clients in addressing their environmental and hazardous waste management challenges. Our environmental professionals are experienced in interacting with federal, state, and local regulators, and are trained in health and safety protocols for work at hazardous waste sites. All work is conducted in compliance with environmental regulations and guidance.  Due to our knowledge of pertinent environmental regulations and the positive working relationships we have developed with federal, State, and local regulators, we are adept at facilitating the permitting, work plan approval, and other regulatory approval processes associated with environmental and engineering projects.  Our experience with the regulators, and their confidence in our solutions, translates into more rapid review procedures and decisions and frequent concurrence with our recommendations.

Company Philosophy

Stellar Environmental Solutions’ mission is to reduce our clients’ environmental liabilities at the lowest cost, while maintaining integrity and quality standards. We are committed to remaining small and focused on providing services to Bay Area public and private sector clients. In short, our philosophy is a commitment to quality and professionalism, and to providing our clients with practical, timely, cost-effective solutions to their environmental problems.

Our Approach

Our approach is twofold:

  1. Expertise with environmental regulations and a positive relationship with the regulators; and
  2. Knowledge of innovative technology applications. Our investigations are designed to meet multiple functions with site resolution objectives in mind.

We are familiar with the newest and most effective in-situ technologies for soil and groundwater cleanup. To maximize site investigation effectiveness, we utilize the most cost- and time-effective subcontractors to conduct field and laboratory work.

We have worked hard to gain trust and achieve recognition by our clients and the regulatory community with which we often interact on behalf of our clients. Our positive relationships with the regulators translates into quicker reviews, and frequent agreements with our recommendations. Our clients have been favorably impressed—in fact, over 90 percent of our clients have retained us to do follow-on work.

Costs and Accounting

Our contracting and management sytems can be tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs. We can perform our work using a variety of contractual relationships including time and expenses, not-to-exceed cost limit, unit price contract, or fixed fee. Our extensive field experience allows us to accurately forecast field costs and offer competitive fixed fee bids on projects.

Computing Resources

Our computer systems and graphical output are state-of-the-art  PCs that allow for the integration of text, relational database and graphical output critical to clear communication. Because our software is linkable, we can process and analyze large data sets and view our projects from many geologic, engineering design and statistical perspectives. Our webiste provides access to all of our clients project data and report needs.

Training

All personnel working on Stellar Environmental Solutions contracts have the appropriate and required training per OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120 (minimum 40 hours of health and safety instruction). Managers and supervisors are further required to receive at least 8 additional hours of specialized training in managing hazardous waste operations. In addition, personnel involved in hazardous waste site investigations receive 8 hours of refresher training each year. All subcontractors and technical support are also checked to insure their compliance with training requirements.

Our health and safety staff can assist existing programs or create and manage new programs designed to comply with all site-specific health and safety plan regulatory requirements. We will work with other project personnel to recognize work place hazards, evaluate the degree of risk presented by each hazard, and develop plans to control these risks. Our internal health and safety standards are set by standard operational procedures which meet or exceed the standards of OSHA, SARA, Cal/OSHA, EPA, DOD, and state regulatory agencies.