April 11 2017
3e staff had a great time at the 2017 Environment Virginia Symposium at the VMI Center for Leadership & Ethics April 4-6 in Lexington, Virginia. Our staff enjoyed the opportunity to network with peers and attend the interesting breakout sessions. Katie Shoemaker, PE and Steve Marks, PE, CFM gave a presentation on Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Credits for Urban Stream Restoration. Thanks to the VMI Center for Leadership & Ethics for hosting this great event!
February 03 2017
Clean Water Act Section 404 Nationwide permits (NWPs) are general permits issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on a nationwide basis for activities having minimal impacts. NWPs are designed to provide timely USACE authorization for a wide variety of activities in wetlands and other areas that the federal government has determined to be regulated “waters of the United States.” Work in these jurisdictional wetlands and streams can include residential developments, utility lines and road crossings, for example.
The NWPs are proposed, issued, modified, reissued (extended), and revoked from time to time, after the opportunity for public notice and comment. Last issued on March 19, 2012, there are currently 50 Nationwide Permits. All of these Nationwide Permits expire five years after issuance on March 18, 2017.
The USACE has proposed changes to several existing NWPs, as well as the issuance of two new NWPs and modification to some of the General Condition and Definitions. The Corps’ proposed modifications to existing NWPs, which are tabulated in the Corps’ summary table for the Proposal, aim largely to clarify the terms of the NWPs rather than change their substantive authorization.
Permittees with coverage under an existing NWP may wish to consider seeking to “grandfather” their permit by entering into a contract by March 18, 2017 to perform the work authorized by the NWPs, and/or by commencing construction by that date, and must complete construction by March 18, 2018.
Contact 3e if you have questions about your project's permit status.
October 13 2016
EEE Consulting, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of two new Associates of the firm. The new Associates are Jennifer Jones and Chris Schrinel, PE. These employees were selected due to their outstanding performance within the company, and their demonstrated dedication to its mission. Jennifer holds a broad skill set in the areas of Stormwater Management, Environmental Compliance and Hazardous Materials Management, as well as extensive experience working with state agencies such as Dept. of Military Affairs and Virginia Dept. of Transportation. Chris’ expertise in Stormwater Management provides our clients exceptional assistance in understanding and complying with stormwater regulations. Chris regularly serves clients in state agencies such as Virginia Community College System and Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services as well as a range of localities to include City of Hopewell, Salem, and the Town of Christiansburg, Virginia. Congratulations Jennifer and Chris!
August 29 2016
EEE Consulting, Inc. has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.
This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Virginia and North Carolina and across the country. In 2016, approximately 350 workplaces received awards.
The award is the result of a rigorous assessment. Worksites must first qualify by ranking in the top 20 percent of the country based on a nationally representative sample of employers. Two-thirds of the evaluation of applicants comes from an employee survey. Applicants are evaluated on six research-based ingredients of an effective workplace: opportunities for learning; a culture of trust; work/life fit; supervisor support for work success; autonomy; and satisfaction with earnings, benefits and opportunities for advancement — all factors associated with employee health, well-being and engagement.
“These employers have excelled at creating effective workplaces yielding tremendously positive results for business success, as well as for their employees’ well-being and productivity,” said Ellen Galinsky, president of FWI. “Effective workplaces recognize that employees are an organization’s greatest resource and make a critical difference in the organization’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive.”
“The 2016 When Work Works Award winners confirm that leading employers are continuing the movement toward effective workplace strategies that benefit both business and employees,” said Lisa Horn, director of SHRM’s workplace flexibility initiative. “These innovative strategies are what sets these organizations apart, allowing them to attract and retain top talent, giving them a competitive advantage.”
To learn more, check out this interactive map, which includes winning organizations by state: http://www.whenworkworks.org/be-effective/2016-when-work-works-award-winners-state-listing
When Work Works is a national project that shares research results on what makes an effective and flexible workplace with the business community.
For more information about the When Work Works initiative and the When Work Works Award, visit www.whenworkworks.org
August 01 2016
3e staff attended the Transportation Research Board Comittees on Resource Conservation & Recovery and Geo-Environmental Processes 2016 Summer Workshop July 26-29 in Asheville, North Carolina. Our staff also presented four topics during the speaker sessions throughout the week. Hosted by NCDOT, the workshop was a great way to share ideas with other industry professionals and to make new contacts. A few of the presentations were posted to 3e's Facebook page!
Staffing the 3e exhibitor booth