Whitehead Environmental Solutions specializes in environmental due diligence and consulting services in Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida.


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Whitehead Environmental Solutions (Whitehead E. S.) is an environmental consulting firm serving Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Central Florida (Tampa/St. Petersburg and the area along I-4 to Lakeland).

Whitehead E. S. specializes in environmental due diligence services including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II Investigations, remediation, and regulatory closure, storm water pollution prevention plans (SWP3), and spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans (SPCCs). We also provide FLIR camera/Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) inspections for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) at oil and gas sites in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

In Texas, we work through the following Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) remediation programs Corrective Action, Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP), Petroleum Storage Tank (PST), and the Municipal Setting Designation (MSD).  For oil & gas sites, we also work with the Railroad Commision of Texas (RRC).

Our staff has successfully worked on numerous contaminated real estate deals in urban areas such as service stations, dry cleaners, strip centers, auto repair, and industrial facilities.  Our expertise and great working relationship with the TCEQ has resulted in the closure of many industrial facilities with challenging environmental concerns such as Exide Battery, dry cleaning plants, General Cable, RSR, Phelps Dodge, and Univar USA.. Many of these properties in Texas were cleaned up, closed through the TCEQ, and redeveloped into apartments for residential use or new strip centers and restaurants. Whitehead E. S. can expertly navigate you through key regulatory programs like the VCP, IOP, Corrective Action, PST, and MSD. We can also assist you with the early stages of the TCEQ Dry Cleaner Remediation Program (DCRP). Once in this program, TCEQ will designate one of their pre-approved contractors to complete the work.

As a note, MSD is a Texas program that prevents use of groundwater in a designated area and eliminates the respective groundwater Protective Concentration Levels (PCLs) or cleanup levels at sites.  As a result, the MSD significantly increases the critical cleanup levels for soil and groundwater, which is generally a big “game changer”.  The MSD must be pre-approved by the City in which the site is located, certified by TCEQ, and included in a Texas remediation program such as VCP or Corrective Action.  

Whitehead E. S. is experienced in assessment of properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida, collection/evaluation of sample data, finding regulatory solutions, and working with TCEQ and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff and managers to complete the closure process. The founder of Whitehead E. S., Michael Whitehead, has worked to successfully close over 125 remediation program cases.

If you are looking for a consultant that turns projects quickly, knows how to assess data, determines key issues, finds cost-effective solutions, and effectively works with TCEQ, please contact us. Let us be “Your Solution to Pollution.”

Our Team

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Michael Whitehead

Founder, Soil Scientist

Michael has a master’s degree in soil science from the University of Florida and more than 30 years of professional experience working as an environmental consultant in Boston, Dallas, and Tampa.  He grew up in Tampa, Florida and has a home in St. Petersburg.  He has worked in a wide range of roles as a consultant to a business owner.

His expertise includes Phase I ESAs, Phase II Investigations, remediation of contaminated sites, risk-based cleanup remedies, SPCC plans, SWP3s, and closure of contaminated properties/facilities. Michael has successfully remediated/closed contaminated properties through Texas regulatory programs such as Superfund, VCP, IOP, and Corrective Action. He has personally worked on and closed more than 100 Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) cases.  He also has used the Texas MSD at a number of Texas cities as a risk-based option to physical remediation to cost effectively address contaminated sites, especially properties impacted from chlorinated solvents and metals.  In many of these cases, the MSD was a “game changer” to conventional groundwater treatment options for cost and time frame for closure.

Michael has worked on a broad range of projects in the region, including dry cleaners and shopping centers, service stations (leaking tank cases), Superfund projects in Texas, Colorado, and the northeast along with battery manufacturing facilities, former Poly-cycle Industrial facility (battery wastes), Phelps Dodge refinery in El Paso, General Cable facilities in Texas, former Univar plant in Farmers Branch, PEMEX facilities in Mexico, semiconductor facilities, Transco/Williams compressor stations from Texas to North Carolina, Schlumberger, and oil & gas leases.  With many of these projects, Michael has worked together with the client’s legal counsel to successfully complete projects.

Michael has an excellent working knowledge of environmental regulations and experience working with state regulatory staff (case coordinators and managers). This experience has been helpful in working as an advocate for Whitehead E.S.’s clients to get sites closed. He speaks regularly at real estate events and discusses solutions for buying and selling contaminated properties.

Michael is married, has two adult children, and remains active in gardening, exercising, and playing basketball.

Fred Nawrocki

Senior Hydrogeologist

Fred is a licensed Professional Geoscientist with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a Master of Science degree from Baylor University. Since 1995, Fred has performed technical and managerial tasks as a multi-disciplinary environmental consultant based in Texas and Nevada. In various roles, he has conducted tasks as a technical resource, subject-matter expert, and project and office manager. Fred currently manages the company’s operations in Fort Worth.

His expertise includes Phase II site investigations, hydrogeologic characterization, groundwater flow and contaminant transport, and remediation and closure of contaminated sites. Fred has successfully assessed, remediated and closed affected properties through various regulatory programs administered by the TCEQ and RRC.  These have included the VCP, TRRP, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Corrective Action, PST, MSD, Operator Cleanup Program (OCP), IOP and Risk Reduction Rules (RRR).

Fred has worked on numerous and diverse environmental and engineering projects.  These have included assessment and remediation at large commercial and industrial properties and RCRA-permitted facilities; leaking PST (LPST) sites; Oil and Natural Gas E&P (upstream and midstream) sites; sites affected by chlorinated solvents, metals, aromatic compounds, and radionuclides.

Fred has an excellent working knowledge of Texas regulations and technical protocol for completing assessment and remediation tasks. As an avid client advocate, his knowledge, skills and abilities have facilitated the closure of contaminated properties.

Fred is married and has four children. He is active in coaching youth sports (go Aledo Bearcats) and “tries” to exercise whenever time allows.

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