Environmental Enterprises USA Inc

58485 Pearl Acres Rd
Slidell LA 70461

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Environmental Enterprises USA, Inc was founded in April 1987 by Harold A. Loyacano, Jr., Ph.D. to perform acute toxicity testing of drilling fluids for the offshore oil and gas industry working in the Gulf of Mexico. After Environmental Enterprises USA was established as the premiere laboratory for testing toxicity of drilling fluids, an expansion program was begun to test various waste streams for compliance with the toxicity testing requirements of the USEPA NPDES program. In the early months of 1990 Environmental Enterprises USA began performing acute and chronic toxicity tests using marine organisms. Shortly thereafter we began to perform acute and chronic toxicity tests using freshwater organisms. For each expansion program in-house cultures were established and a series of reference toxicity tests was performed prior to accepting contract work for these services. With the increased volume of laboratory services available a move was made to expand the physical plant to accommodate the added work. In 1994 suitable land was acquired for the construction of a new building. We moved into that building in October 1995. The building was designed and built as an aquatic toxicity testing laboratory. Some of the special features of our new facility are a private deep water well, fireproof file room, four independent environmental chambers ( two with redundant heating/cooling systems ), and an automatic emergency gas-powered electrical generator capable of powering our entire facility. We added a marine amphipod to our in-house cultures in March of 1999. In December of 1999, we added more laboratory space and dedicated it to sediment toxicity testing. The newest services offered by Environmental Enterprises USA are sediment toxicity tests ( 10-day synthetic base fluid and 96-hr synthetic base mud ) and 275-day anaerobic biodegradation tests on synthetic base fluids. These test methods are part of the requirements for the testing of synthetic base fluids and synthetic base muds for the general discharge permit for the Western portion of the Gulf of Mexico. These additional services can help many other industries achieve their goals for protecting the environment. In July 2001, Environmental Enterprises USA broke ground for a significant expansion of our toxicity testing and aquaculture facilities. Today Environmental Enterprises USA, Inc is one of the largest aquatic toxicity testing laboratories in the Gulf South. We routinely run 30-40 pairs of 7-day chronic tests and 150 acute toxicity tests per month. We service over 100 clients throughout the United States and have received samples from South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally we offer toxicity testing for the National Contingency Plan and can customize tests to meet specific needs for our clients. To accommodate our oil and gas customers we began performing oil and grease analyses ( method 413.1 ) for produced water in 1994. Our Oil & Grease Analysis System may be of particular interest to you. Oil & grease samples are analyzed in house to allow us to provide, in most cases, 2-3 day turnaround for produced water samples with no more than five working days guaranteed. As any client has a right to expect, the stated turnaround times are a general rule of thumb and do not apply to samples received near the end of the month, resamples of previous failures, etc. These samples receive higher priority as the monitoring period progresses and as each case warrants without RUSH charges! Completion fluids always receive a maximum of 24-hours turnaround. RUSH service is available for completion fluids or other samples 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. As a dynamic company, Environmental Enterprises USA responds to the needs of our clients. This has moved us into the area of Data Management and Discharge Monitoring Report preparation. When offshore operations are trimmed, the workloads on all remaining personnel are increased. Environmental Enterprises USA can assist you by p