June 18 2019
As described by one of the Principals of our firm, “Zach is the ‘Education’ in EEE.” Zach Kiracofe, PG, is an environmental scientist who has been with the company for four years. Zach is a scientist through and through. In his free time, he teaches online science courses to middle- and high-school students through Outschool. His courses include topics such as water resources, soil science, minerology, as well as investigations into the geology of electronic devices and the geology of the environments as seen in Harry Potter movies. Zach earned his BS in Geology from James Madison University, his MS in Geosciences from Virginia Tech, and is licensed as a Professional Geologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Zach’s responsibilities at 3e include hazardous materials investigations, Phase I/II ESAs, conducting natural resources reviews, and contributing to NEPA documents (CatEx and environmental assessments).
Interested in Zach’s Outschool courses? Check them out here: https://outschool.com/teachers/Zach-Kiracofe#abjsdcb1gj
March 01 2019
Kay Cabe is a Professional Engineer, and Vice President of EEE Consulting, Inc. with 20 years of experience in MS4 stormwater management and water resource engineering. Kay has extensive MS4 experience including development, implementation and training of Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping programs, Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination programs, public outreach programs, and BMP Inspection and Maintenance Programs. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia and was a former engineer for the Hanover County Department of Public Works.
Kay enjoys grilling out at the family pond and traveling. When asked what gets her out of bed each morning, she replied, “Honestly, the snooze alarm, I am NOT a morning person! However, once I get moving, I really look forward to working with the great team of environmental professionals at 3e and our partners in the stormwater field to come up with innovative ways to protect our environment. There is always a challenge to meet and finding a creative effective way to do that is very fulfilling. I worked on a Public Outreach Campaign with VDOT for their MS4 permit compliance and while travelling North and stopping at a rest area, the sign we helped design was displayed by the sidewalk. I was so excited, I felt famous and took my picture with it! Everyone else thought I was a geek, which happens to engineers a lot, but it did not damper my enthusiasm.” We at 3e are grateful for the enthusiasm Kay brings to work each day!
December 28 2018
2018 has been a year to celebrate at 3e – we hit our 20th year in business this summer! To honor this achievement, we gathered at Montfair Resort Farm in Crozet, Virginia for good food, beautiful scenery, and great company. All of us at 3e are excited about continuing our success and serving our clients in the years to come. Here’s to many more!
December 18 2018
3e would like to congratulate Sharon Harless for becoming a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager! Sharon is Senior Vice President of 3e and is a principal owner of the firm. Sharon has 30+ years of experience in consulting and regulatory compliance and is a former EPA Region III RCRA Corrective Action Project Manager. When she's not serving our clients or managing the company, she finds time for professional development! Way to go, Sharon!
November 09 2018
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) has two Stormwater Program permits currently available for public comment: the Industrial General Permit (9 VAC25-870-151) and the Construction General Permit (9 VAC25-870-880). The comment period ends on 12/28/18 for both. Links for commenting are provided below.
Industrial General Permit: http://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewXML.cfm?textid=12951
Construction General Permit: http://townhall.virginia.gov/L/ViewXML.cfm?textid=12950
In addition, VDEQ’s 2018-2023 MS4 General Permit is now final with an effective date of 11/01/18 and is posted here https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincodeexpand/title9/agency25/chapter890.
3e’s Water Resources group is tracking all updates and can help navigate the permitting process and what it may mean for our clients.