January 27th, 2016

One of SSCI’s favorite charities, Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM), is having a fun, healthy event for the whole family.  Do us a favor and check out their Super Hero Fun Run The mission of Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM) is to honor our faiths and strengthen our community one family at a time by helping local families, individuals, and seniors in need.  Find out more information at Interfaith Caring Ministries.

January 25th, 2016

As of January 1, 2016, the use of the USEPA SW846 Method 5035A – which is a purge-and-trap technology – has been deemed mandatory by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Remediation Division for sampling volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soil and waste samples.  After December 31, 2015, the TCEQ Remediation Division will not accept VOC data reported for solid samples that have been collected and prepared using other methods if the data is intended to demonstrate compliance with the rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapters 334, 335, or 350.  The intent of collecting soild/soil samples via a closed-system Read More »

January 21st, 2016

With pollution experts, look before you leap.  Experience counts; bargains can prove costly. Here are some common fallacies: A limited asbestos survey is sufficient to determine the presence of asbestos. Environmental regulations are the same in every state. A consultant who has identified an environmental problem with a Phase I assessment can then just clean it up; there is no need to pay for a Phase II assessment. Historical use of the property is not a source of concern. If the environmental consultant makes no recommendations for further study or cleanup, there are no problems. This article appeared in the Read More »

January 19th, 2016

One of SSCI’s favorite charities, Armand Bayou Nature Center, is currently taking reservations for their January Owl Prowl! Sign up now before all the spots are filled.  January 23rd, 5:15pm. Ages 6+. Call 281-474-2551×10. ABNC was founded based on the conviction that an educated, involved community is vital to the preservation of our natural environment.  ABNC has two missions:  provide environmental education to the public and act as the steward of the 2,500 undeveloped acres under its care.  ABNC receives no regular government funding and relies on foundation support, contributions from business and industry, dues, special project funding and the Read More »