GIS and Training

GIS Services

3e maintains a state of the art inventory of Geographic Information System (GIS) hardware and software.  Most importantly, we have individuals on staff that are specifically trained in the discipline of GIS.  Our employees have strong experience in applying GIS to solve problems in a wide variety of environmental fields. The environmental backgrounds of our employees include biology, earth and environmental science, ecology, geology, soil science, natural resource management, environmental management, forestry, wetlands, and watershed analysis.  We have performed analysis as diverse as supporting Storm Water Utility billing systems to multi-variable constraint analyses to support a County wide groundwater drilling program.  Our GIS driven analysis reduces project costs by identifying environmentally-sensitive areas that should be considered for avoidance or mitigation, and by focusing field surveys on the most suitable and advantageous project areas.

Training Programs

EEE Consulting, Inc. stands for Environmental Engineering and Educational solutions.   3e has developed, facilitated and implemented comprehensive training programs for Sediment and Erosion Control Inspection programs, Stormwater Management Inspection programs, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) implementation, Spill Prevention Countermeasures and Control (SPCC) programs, Comprehensive Environmental Compliance Awareness programs, Tier II EPCRA Reporting systems, and many other specific subjects.  If you have a training need, 3e can provide you with the expertise and ability to develop, facilitate and deliver a dynamic and custom designed training experience. Training programs occur in the classroom or in the field as appropriate, and may qualify for continuing education credits.


  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Training
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Training
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Training
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program Compliance Training
  • Outfall Inspection Training
  • Post Construction Stormwater Management Facility Inspection and Maintenance Training
  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Training
  • Nutrient Management Plan Implementation Training
  • Wetland Permit Compliance Training
  • UST Operator Training Class A and B
  • 2-hour Asbestos Awareness Training
  • Stormwater Outfall Mapping
  • GIS Analysis for Stormwater Utility Planning

Relevant Project Experience

City of Hopewell On-Call Contract for Stormwater Compliance and Implementation, Hopewell, VA

3e is currently under contract with the City of Hopewell to provide Stormwater Management Services and for the implementation of their Stormwater Utility Enterprise Fund.  Services that we are providing the City include:

  • Develop MS4 Program Plan/Annual Reporting Template
  • Illicit Discharge, Detection, and Elimination Manual Development and Screening
  • Develop Good Housekeeping/Pollution Prevention Manual
  • Identification of High Priority Facilities
  • Create Construction Site Inspection/Enforcement Program Implementation Tools
  • Develop Post-Construction BMP Inspection and Maintenance Manual
  • Pollution Reduction TMDL Action Plan for Appomattox and James River TMDLs (E. coli)
  • Pollution Reduction TMDL Action Plan for Chesapeake Bay TMDL (Nutrients and Sediment)
  • Stormwater Utility Fee Program Implementation Planning
  • GIS Mapping Support

City of Salem On-Call Contract for Stormwater Compliance and Implementation, Salem, VA

3e provided on-call services that includes the following approved assignments:

  • Developed an MS4 Program Plan and Annual Reporting Workbook explicitly consistent with the requirements of the current General Permit
  • Updated the City’s MS4 Public Education and Outreach Program to support compliance to MCM-1
  • Developed a Training Plan to support compliance with MCM-6 utilizing existing SWPPPs and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination written procedures, including initial training session
  • Developed a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Implementation Tools (targeted mapping, practice references, and inspection forms) to support compliance with MCM-6
  • Developed of an Operator-Owned Post-Construction Best Management Practice (BMP) Inspection and Maintenance Manual to support compliance to MCM-5
  • Prepared the 2013-2014 MS4 Annual Report for submittal to the Department of Environmental Quality
  • Developed TMDL Action Plans to support compliance with the General Permit’s Special Conditions for Non-Chesapeake Bay TMDLs, specifically the Roanoke (Staunton) River PCB and the Upper Roanoke River Watershed E. Coli and Sediment TMDLs (in process)
  • Developed of a New Program Plan, Good Housekeeping Procedures/Pollution Prevention Manual and Public Outreach Plan 

Stormwater Permit Implementation Support 

3e assisted with the development of the City’s Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP) Ordinance required for submittal to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as part of their local VSMP Application package. Ordinance development including assuring consistency with other Town Code and the integration and consistency of local standards exceeding those required by the VSMP. Additionally, 3e performed compliance evaluations at several Salem maintenance facilities including the streets maintenance facility, the transfer station, and equipment storage areas.  This effort followed the new requirements of Minimum Control Measure (MCM) 6 – Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.  As part of the evaluation, 3e determined existing flow pathways, identified potential stormwater pollutant sources, completed an inventory of regulated outfalls, and recommended control measures. Using interviews and visual observations, 3e determined the procedures that are currently in place to comply with MS4 and compile them into usable reference and training materials.  This overall effort resulted in the preparation of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan for each of the applicable facilities.

Spill Prevention Planning and Training  

3e assisted with the development of ten Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans for the City of Salem Electrical Department.  The Plans addressed the Main Facility Building, eight emergency generator sites and the Pole Yard.  Following the development of the Plans, 3e prepared and conducted SPCC training for 17 City personnel.  

Virginia Department of Transportation MS4 Stormwater Management Term Services, Statewide, Virginia

3e was the prime consultant with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on a four year $9 million contract to assist with technical support and compliance on its MS4 Permit Program Implementation Plan. More than ninety tasks have been assigned to date.  3e’s work to date has included:

  • MS4, TMDL, and Runoff Reduction Methodology training
  • TMDL watershed characterization and water quality modeling for nine TMDLs
  • Conceptual cost estimate and development of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan
  • Identification of BMPs and Action Plans to address wasteload allocations (WLA) for the nine TMDL
  • Investigation and inspection of existing stormwater facilities/BMPs
  • Outfall inventory and IDDE screening
  • Stormwater BMP retrofits
  • Development of E&S plans and standards and specifications
  • Technical support for LID, preparation of MS4 BMP manuals, policies and procedures
  • GIS development, including mobile collection tools used with off-the shelf tablets
  • EPA MS4 compliance assessment support
  • MS4 Annual Report support
  • MS4 Program Compliance Audit
  • TMDL Development and Implementation Technical Assistance
  • Statewide MS4 Program Manual and Protocols
  • Commonwealth-wide TMDL investigations
  • Run-off Reduction Based Criteria Training Workshop
  • BMP Database Development
  • VDOT Outfall and Illicit Discharge Detection Manuals
  • DEQ Stormwater Management Training
  • Recommendations for Rehabilitation and Improvement for VDOT Post-Construction Stormwater BMP’s
  • Effectively communicating with internal and external stakeholders and regulatory agencies 
  • Review and evaluation of all of VDOT’s legal authorities and policies related to stormwater management and VDOT’s MS4 permit 
  • Revised VDOT’s internal form (L&D 445) which is used as the DCR approved registration statement for obtaining coverage under the General Permit for discharge of stormwater from construction related activities
  • Development of a comprehensive stormwater BMP database for more than 1000 stormwater BMPs across the state, including analysis of the type, HUC code, and acreage treated by the BMP
  • Development of an Inspection Manual and checklist for post-construction stormwater management BMP’s
  • Revised inspection and inventory forms in the BMP Inspection Database currently in use to incorporate the new BMP’s in the Clearing House as mandated by revised stormwater regulations
  • Prepared technical documents for the State Attorney General and qualified as expert witness for a lawsuit against the EPA for the Accotink Creek TMDL
  • Development of an O&M Manual for post-construction stormwater management facilities
  • Analysis of the new DCR stormwater regulations and training of staff on the new Virginia Stormwater Program (VMSP) regulations, specifically the Virginia Runoff Reduction Methodology (VRRM) and the energy balance
  • Assisted with revisions to the 2034 and 2014 Annual Standards and Specifications for ESC and SWM
  • Analysis of 26 stormwater TMDLs, including development of compliance programs to achieve the Waste Load Allocations assigned to VDOT by the TMDL.  The work included the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, James River PCB TMDL, and James River fecal coliform TMDL