Aegis Environmental

Woman-owned small business environmental consulting firm focused on providing integrated, cost-effective environmental management strategies.

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SBA Self-Certified, Virginia and New York Certified Woman-Owned Small Business

About


Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with a satellite office in South Carolina, Aegis Environmental provides services throughout the United States to industrial, municipal, state, and federal clients.  

The managing principals have over fifty years of combined experience and Aegis’ technical staff averages more than twenty years of experience handling environmental challenges.  We champion operational flexibility over regulatory restrictions.

Whether you are looking for assistance with an air permit application for a facility modification or a comprehensive multi-media environmental compliance strategy, Aegis has the knowledge and experience you need at competitive rates, with an unwavering emphasis on service.
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UST Operator Training

Aegis Environmental, a Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved training provider, offers an Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training for UST Operators Class A and B to meet state requirements.

Team


Lori Bonds, P.E., Principal

Kelly Bonds, P.E., Principal

Ginger Ellis, South Carolina Director

David Sayre, P.G., Geo Director

Sandra L. Morse, Senior Project Advisor

Judi W. Fox, Senior Project Advisor

Jessica Gunter, Shield(R) Program Director

Scott N. Mortimer, Senior Project Manager

Katrina Scanlan, P.E., Project Engineer III

Chris Lampel, P.E., Project Engineer III

Mason A. Pritchett, P.G., Project Geologist II

William P. Ruch, Project Scientist II

Courtney Rockafellow, Project Engineer II

Nicole Schneiter, Project Scientist

Sarah Logan, Project Scientist

Erica Stratton, Project Scientist

Jennifer Witt, Office Manager

Matt Reynolds, Project Scientist

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Services


Air Quality

We know air regulations because some of our key staff helped write them while at the VA DEQ. We put this knowledge to work for clients....

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Data Management Solutions

Manage your environmental permits and programs accurately and efficiently with Shield®, an innovative, custom compliance and reporting platform....

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Environmental Auditing

Some firms excel at fixing environmental problems after they’ve occurred. Aegis prefers to steer its clients clear of trouble before it begins.

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GeoEnvironmental

Experts in investigation of soil and groundwater conditions and the application of investigation results to regulatory compliance and business risk management strategy.

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Contingency Planning

An effective contingency plan not only ensures swift response and cuts unnecessary costs, but routine plan review can prevent incidents before they occur.

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Environmental Training

One of the most important things you can do for employees is educate them. At best, an accident costs money; at worst, it costs lives.

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Environmental Reporting

Whether you have quarterly, annual or one-time reporting requirements, our environmental professionals can save you time and money with our practiced, polished regulatory submittal expertise.

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Water Quality

Aegis helps companies save money by evaluating water and wastewater impacts; obtaining necessary permits; and determining, achieving, maintaining and documenting compliance.

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Environmental Management System

Because “going green” is more than just the right thing to do…it’s good business practice. Let us help you track and achieve your “green” goals.

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Sustainability

Well-crafted sustainability programs are proven to reduce operational costs through analysis of energy, materials, water and wastes.

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Environmental Compliance Coordinators

Aegis provides qualified individuals to serve as Environmental Compliance Coordinators during construction and operating activities.

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Online Courses & Webinars

Online Training and Webinars provides your company with the flexibility to schedule your own environmental training, which you can take on your own time without leaving your desk.

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Testimonials


“Aegis has worked with Honeywell on several air quality projects, including permitting and compliance support. They provided the necessary experienced staff and manpower required to expedite a complicated permit application under an expedited time frame.”"

Ms. Deborah B. Young, Health, Safety & EnvironmentalHoneywell Specialty Materials

“I was fortunate enough to discover Aegis Environmental eight years ago in my search for compliance support for our company. I have found Aegis to be the perfect combination of diverse technical knowledge and responsiveness. Aegis Environmental has assisted our company with many environmental projects and always provides quality work often under very strict timelines. Aegis has been instrumental in the compliance success of our company. I highly suggest you allow them to assist you with your compliance related activities.”"

Mr. James Murphree, Director of Environmental ComplianceMatheson

“Kelly Bonds and his team of environmental consultants at Aegis Environmental are very capable, knowledgeable and dependable. They consistently provide me with a high level of quality of work and in a very timely manner. I have always been able to depend on them to provide me whatever assistance I request and they make themselves readily available. I give these folks very high marks all the way around.”"

Mr. Joe G. Loschiavo, Senior Environmental AssociateDuPont Spruance Plant

Aegis is a true partner! They shepherd their clients through the steps of compliance."

Mr. Tom Earle, PresidentYour Corporate Board

I love the fact that Aegis is a small business. They take their time, and give personal attention. They are the “go to” air folks, with a legacy of expertise."

Mr. Jim Loveland, Corporate Gas Operations ManagerWaste Management

Aegis is very straight forward, they understand the conceptual nature of my work, they provide a great deliverable, they are credible, dependable, and they provide consistent specific knowledge for state and local compliance requirements."

Mr. Joe Gibson, MCV Campus Power Plant SupervisorVirginia Commonwealth University

Clients


Fortune 500 & Corporate Clients

Since its inception in 1996, Aegis has tackled the multifaceted and complex environmental issues of recognized industry giants and Fortune 10, 100 and 500 firms, as well as the unique needs of small and medium size businesses. The Aegis team is highly qualified to provide a variety of expert environmental solutions to meet your company’s specific needs.

Our projects routinely require us to work with regulators in the states of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, California, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama in industrial sectors including manufacturing, food, power, paper, automotive, foundry, shipbuilding, specialty chemical, oil and gas.

Repeat clients include DuPont, Honeywell (AdvanSix), Michelin North America, Inc., Nestlé Purina, Waste Management, Volvo Trucks, Suez International, Dominion Energy, Washington Gas, Rolls-Royce, United Natural Foods, Incorporated (UNFI), and many other large industrial clients. Repeat business speaks volumes about client satisfaction with Aegis.

Federal & Municipal Clients

Aegis is an SBA self-certified, woman-owned, small business experienced with federal government and municipal contracting procedures and is contracted with or has performed work for the U.S. Navy; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the General Services Administration Prince William County, Virginia; Albemarle County, Virginia; Chesterfield County, Virginia; and the cities of Charlottesville, Hampton Roads and Manassas, Virginia.

Aegis has been a prime and subcontractor for NAVFAC Washington, providing air permitting and compliance services for Navy installations in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Aegis has assisted these installations with air permitting and compliance strategies, permit data management and reporting, air emission and ODS inventories, air compliance assessments, and Integrated Contingency Plans (ICP), Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC), and Facility Response Plans (FRP). Aegis has an excellent reputation with NAVFAC Washington and is known for its highly experienced staff.

Aegis has demonstrable experience developing Environmental Management Systems, performing compliance audits and providing necessary training. Aegis provides Engineering Services, including Air Quality, Storage Tank Management, Wastewater and Water Plant Permitting, SPCC and ODCP Spill Plans, and development of policies and procedures to address best management practices and/or regulatory issues.

Of particular note, Aegis has worked with several municipalities during the development of an Environmental Management System program, leading to the submittal of applications for certification such as Environmental Enterprise (E2) and Exemplary Environmental Enterprise (E3) in the Virginia Environmental Excellence Program of the VADEQ.

Primary NAICS Codes: 541330, 541620, 541690, 541990, 562910, 611430, 611710


University Clients

Universities have unique and comprehensive environmental issues, attributed to their city-like operational structure and widely varying waste streams ranging from cafeteria operations to research and development activities. Aegis’ distinctive capabilities of auditing, training and regulatory expertise enable us to tailor plans and environmental strategies specifically matched for university clients. Aegis developed a cost-effective environmental compliance tool (Shield®) which facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements and minimizes the burden of monitoring, record keeping and reporting associated with environmental permits, regulations and programs.

Of particular note to universities with boilers, Aegis has assisted several clients to interpret and meet the new boiler MACT requirements involving heating plant capacity, space heating needs and New Source Review (NSR) permits. Aegis has also developed Storage Tank compliance strategies, SPCC spill plans, Title V operating and PSD construction permit applications, Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM) plans and air emissions stack testing for universities.

Aegis’ university clients include: University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Longwood University, Clemson University, University of Georgia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the State University of New York at Binghamton, the State University of New York at Oneonta, and Buffalo State College.

Blog


Regulatory Alert - October 2018

Regulatory Alert - October 2018

Both NJ and Virginia are set to join the Northeast carbon trading program, with final rules expected to be released in 2018 and adopted in 2019.....

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Mason Pritchett Interview

Mason Pritchett Interview

We sat down with one of our Professional Geologists, Mason Pritchett to find out more about his work and hobbies....

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Regulatory Alert - September 2018

Regulatory Alert - September 2018

Earlier this month, EPA proposed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which would establish emissions guidelines for state-run programs designed to address greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants....

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Nicole Schneiter Interview

Nicole Schneiter Interview

We sat down with one of our Project Scientists, Nicole Schneiter, and got the inside scoop on her work, podcasts, and advice for new environmental professionals. Read about what Nicole had to say in this article...

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Regulatory Alert - July 2018

Regulatory Alert - July 2018

Aegis extends this brief regulatory update and reminder of upcoming routine regulatory reporting deadlines: Unannounced Inspections Virginia DEQ has received directives from the EPA to increase the number of unannounced inspections and proposed changes to aboveground chemical storage tanks.

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Aegis Celebrates Sandy Morse

Aegis Celebrates Sandy Morse

We recently celebrated Sandy Morse’s Birthday and we were able to capture this great company photo when a good portion of the Aegis family was able to be together!

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Aegis Environmental Website Announcement

Aegis Environmental Website Announcement

Aegis Environmental, Inc. is excited to announce that we recently launched our newly redesigned website! The team at Aegis is proud to have provided environmental strategies and support to clients for over 21 years. We are excited about the future at Aegis and look forward to continuing our relationships with our valued clients...

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Environment Virginia Symposium - VMI Conference

Environment Virginia Symposium - VMI Conference

We enjoyed attending the 2018 Environment Virginia Symposium and had great take away's from the presentations, panel discussions, and networking with other environmental professionals. Find out more details and also plan to attend the next VMI Conference happening March 26-28 2019.

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Regulatory Alert - March 2018

Regulatory Alert - March 2018

Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality EPA Revises its “Once in Always in” MACT Policy On January 25, 2018 the EPA issued a memo reversing the “once in always in” policy for major sources subject to a MACT. Under that policy, any major source (having […]

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Chris Lampel Receives P.E. License

Chris Lampel Receives P.E. License

Join us in congratulating Chris Lampel on receiving his P.E. License in December 2017! Chris has been with Aegis Environmental since the fall of 2010, and we are very proud of him and his accomplishment!

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Regulatory Alert – September 2017

Regulatory Alert – September 2017

Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality Virginia DEQ Proposes Significant Increases to Air Permit and Emissions Fees Virginia DEQ is proposing significant increases to permit and emissions fees in 2018 and beyond. As examples, the following are proposed for 2018: Major NSR permit application fee […]

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Regulatory Alert- June 2017

Regulatory Alert- June 2017

Aegis Environmental, Inc. extends this brief update of pertinent news and regulatory compliance requirements: Air Quality Virginia DEQ Proposes Significant Increases to Air Permit and Emissions Fees Virginia DEQ is proposing significant increases to permit and emissions fees in 2018 and beyond. As examples, the following are proposed for 2018: Major NSR permit application […]

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Projects


Winner of ASCE Outstanding Local Civil Engineering Achievement Award for 2007 David Sayre of Aegis GeoEnvironmental, LLC has provided consulting services including geotechnical engineering and environmental services for the construction of a fourteen-story office building, three seven-story apartment buildings, seven three-story townhouse complexes, a two-story parking deck and associated infrastructure and currently provides general consulting for ongoing phases of the development. Geotechnical Design As part of our geotechnical design services, we completed 27 test borings to depths up to 76 feet, 12 test pits, and 12 CPT probes to develop data for geotechnical design. We designed a laboratory testing program, including unconsolidated undrained ...

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Since 2003, under successive multi-year contracts, Aegis has assisted Prince William County (PWC) in the development and on-going expansion of an Environmental Management System (EMS) Program along with determining compliance with many complex environmental requirements. Initial tasks included conducting environmental compliance audits of some twelve activities (e.g., fleet maintenance, fueling stations, print shop, landfill & recycling operations, fire & police training facility, and buildings and grounds chemical storage & maintenance) and assisting with development of policies and procedures to address best management practices and/or regulatory issues, especially associated with waste handling procedures. In association with these audits, Aegis developed storm water ...

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Aegis has provided general environmental support to Dominion Energy Resources under successive multi-year contracts since 2001. Projects for both Electric and Gas services have included air permitting and compliance, EMS development and gap analyses, EPCRA reporting, database development and management, SPCC plans, nutrient credits and offsets, visible emissions evaluations, training development and delivery, compliance audits, station and construction Environmental Compliance Coordinators (ECC) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans.

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For more than fourteen years Aegis has provided Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with general environmental engineering services. Since 2008 these services have been delivered through a VASCUPP contract vehicle (#4492822-BM) initiated by VCU and with the most recent renewal is accessible through 2017. Aegis has completed projects at both the Monroe main academic campus and the Medical College of VA (MCV) to involve most university operations to include: the steam plant and other utilities; numerous emergency generators, fuel oil tanks, used oil furnaces, an ethylene oxide sterilization facility, a biomass boiler, dining facilities, and industrial wastewater discharges. Aegis has routinely ...

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For three consecutive contract terms, Aegis has provided a broad array of multi-media environmental consulting services to NAVFAC Washington throughout its area of responsibility (AOR) since 2002 and ongoing. Under these contracts Aegis provides assistance in meeting statutory compliance requirements for all applicable environmental laws and regulations including air, water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, solid waste, petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL), and pollution prevention to Naval and Marine Corps facilities in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. To date, Aegis staff have completed 31 task orders at 13 separate installations within Naval District Washington (NDW) with a contract value exceeding $1.6M. Clean ...

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David Sayre of Aegis GeoEnvironmental, LLC has provided consulting services including audit services, training, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plans, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Notices of intent to be covered under general permits for discharge of storm water associated with industrial activities, No exposure certifications, and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Hazardous Chemical Storage Tier 2 Reporting under several contracts with UNFI. Our current annual contract includes the following services at facilities in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania: Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Hazardous Chemical Storage Tier 2 ...

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White Papers


Environmental Aspects of Business Growth Economic Considerations for Water Compliance

In order to maximize business growth and avoid unforeseen costs, it is important to know ahead of time what potential environmental aspects must be considered for a new business venture or project. Planning ahead of time to meet required compliance objectives will reduce later expenses in retrofit or remediation, and limit potential legal costs for non-compliance.

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Tools for Tracking Compliance

Corporations, and the environmental compliance professionals serving at or for them, need a variety of tools to manage the many varied and dynamic requirements of environmental regulations. Frequently, personnel (from operators to supervisors to engineers) are asked to manage compliance for regulations on which they have little to no formal training; while the demands of their main job tasks often does not allow sufficient time to effectively understand such complex environmental regulations.

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Environmental Aspect of Business Growth – Economic Considerations for Waste Management Strategies

One of the easiest ways to save operating costs is by managing waste streams properly from the start. This is true of everything from office wastes to process wastes. Regardless of whether a business growth venture or project involves a new facility or improvements to an existing operation, consideration of waste generation and its appropriate management should be included early on in the planning stages. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is to consider the facility or process as a box.

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Managing Environmental Inspections

Your Inspector just called to let you know that tomorrow will be your Environmental Inspection, perhaps in water or air or waste. As you put it on the calendar, you are wondering what the Inspector might find, and worrying about which items could result in violations that are problematic to your facility, and therefore to you…. There are some easy ways to prepare for your inspection that will help it go smoothly. Obviously, being in total compliance with your permits 365 days a year is the very best way to manage an inspection.

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