San Antonio, TX Office: We’re Growing!

We are excited to announce that Whitehead E. S. is expanding our reach to South-Central Texas! Starting January 2021, Whitehead E. S. will officially open a new office in San Antonio, located at 1100 NW Loop 410 Ste. 700 San Antonio, TX 78213. Environmental services offered from our San Antonio office will include Phase I […]

Environmental Challenges of Urban Real Estate: Building on Old Landfills

Urban areas like Dallas and Fort Worth have a range of environmental concerns that may hamper deal-making for real estate professionals.  Whitehead E. S. specializes in real estate deals on contaminated properties such as filling stations, dry cleaners, and even properties located on old closed landfills. In Dallas, land west of IH-35 was historically used for […]

PST Removal and Closure of Former Bread Facility in Dallas

Whitehead E. S. recently assisted a client in closing a former bakery in Dallas through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ’s) Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Program.  The property historically operated as a distribution facility for baked bread from at least 1950 until 1970.  During that time, a 1,000-gallon gasoline underground storage tank (UST) was […]

Not Subject to TRRP: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Remediation & Closure

Soil testing

The Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) Rule (30 TAC Chapter 350) establishes criteria for determining if a release is subject to remediation and regulatory controls. If an investigation is conducted on a property with a suspected release and concentrations are below TCEQ’s critical assessment levels, the property may not be subject to TRRP. In other […]

“Fast and No Free Product”

Water in bailer

Whitehead E. S. recently assisted a small family business in Dallas with the successful regulatory closure through the TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Division.  The family owned and operated a small convenience store with fueling services but could not sell the property to an interested buyer since the Site was in the TCEQ Leaking PST […]

Whitehead E. S. Pays It Forward!

Science fair presentation

As a graduate of Texas A&M University and Environmental Scientist at Whitehead E. S., giving back to my community is a privilege that I strive to accomplish on a regular basis. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a judge for the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair (DRSEF) in the Earth and Environmental […]

The Ghost Is Clear

Loader pulling a storage tank out of the ground

Whitehead E.S. assisted a private estate in southwest Dallas with the removal and successful regulatory closure through the TCEQ Petroleum Storage Tank (PST) Division. The private estate, which was historically a dairy operation, was initially in the process of a property transfer when Whitehead E.S. was contracted to complete a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment […]

No Further Action Letter for Tank on Dallas Property

storage tank being pulled out of the ground

Whitehead E.S. recently assisted a south Dallas entity with assessment of a commercial property and subsequent removal of an “out of service” gasoline underground storage tank (UST).  Whitehead E. S. performed a Phase I ESA of the property that identified an out of service gasoline UST as a Recognized Environmental Concern (REC).  Whitehead E. S. […]

“Ready, Aim, Fire”

people at a gun range loading their equipment

Whitehead E. S. assisted a gun range near San Antonio receive closure through the TCEQ Corrective Action Program. After the gun range was decommissioned in January 2015, soil impacted with bullet fragments was excavated and transported to a private property for disposal by a previous consultant/contractor. The TCEQ was ready to close the original source […]

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