Environmental and Range Support

Environmental and Range Support Overview

Epsilon Systems’ team members have more than 20 years of experience in environmental site investigation, regulatory compliance, and environmental management activities on private, municipal, tribal, and federal lands.

Epsilon Systems provides expertise in water quality sampling and analysis, groundwater modeling, vulnerability assessments, and watershed studies. Epsilon Systems is also proficient in facility compliance analysis, including experience with solid waste management plans, Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) documentation, pollution prevention programs, spill contingency plans, and risk management services.

Some of the areas in which Epsilon Systems provides support for environmental programs include:


Environmental Management Services

  • Environmental Management Systems (EMS) development and implementation (for ISO14001)
  • Facility environmental audits and inspections for loss control and quality assurance/quality control purposes
  • Pollution Prevention (P2) program development
  • Environmental database management
  • Technical work plans, procedures, and protocols
  • Environmental compliance and permitting
  • Program development, review, and implementation
  • Worker health and safety programs, including OSHA requirements
  • Permitting and compliance:
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
    • Clean Water Act
    • CAL Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
    • Air
  • Natural resource management
    • Endangered species surveys
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Military Compatibility Analysis Tool (MCAT)
    • Spatial data analysis, data management and map production
    • High end graphics design
  • Cultural Resources Surveys (CRM)
    • Section 110 and 106 surveys and compliance
    • Historic and prehistoric archaeology
    • Historic building renovation and protection
    • Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER)
Environmental Management Services

Cultural Resources Management

Epsilon Systems’ cultural resources management staff consists of Secretary of the Interior (SOI)–qualified archaeologists, historians, and architectural historians with extensive experience throughout California and New Mexico. Our professionals possess the capabilities to review, assess, and facilitate comprehensive cultural resources management programs, including the following:

  • Prehistoric and historic surveys, testing, and data recovery
  • Section 106 and 110 consultations
  • Mitigation planning and monitoring
  • Curation and archival management
  • Ethnographic studies
  • Archival research
  • Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historical American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and CAL Environmental Quality Act
  • (CEQA) documentation
  • Historical architecture
Cultural Resources Management
Cultural Resources Management

Natural Resources Management

Comprehensive natural resources management includes planning and support services, such as surveying, assessing, and managing species of concern and their habitats. Species of concern are often drivers for many of the biological resource projects Epsilon Systems currently handles. These projects frequently include Epsilon Systems' personnel are currently providing natural resource management services in the following areas:

  • Sensitive plant and wildlife surveys
  • Biological baseline studies
  • Endangered Species Act support (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Section 7 coordination)
  • Mitigation planning and monitoring (best management practices)
  • Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans
  • Environmental impact assessments, including CEQA/NEPA documentation
  • Surface and groundwater quality investigations
  • Watershed studies
Natural Resources Management
Natural Resources Management

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services

Our team of certified professionals develops geospatially-enabled solutions and automates the visualization of key business information across the enterprise. We support our cultural, natural and environmental resource management services with innovative applications and multi-scale geospatial information system (GIS) technology to preserve our heritage and intelligently plan for our dynamic ecosystems.

Our complete set of geographic information systems (GIS) service offerings, when combined with our environmental, information technology, and program management expertise, provide end-to-end solutions to support your total mission requirements.

Capabilities include:

  • Systems design, configuration and administration
    • Application hosting
    • Geodatabase design and management
    • Information assurance and accreditation
  • Application development and systems integration
    • Data automation
    • Web and mobile services
    • Business-driven solutions
  • Data visualization
    • Web map services
    • Spatial data analysis
    • Cartographic services
  • Training and technical support
    • Desktop and web applications
    • Help desk staffing and management
    • Customized, blended-media instruction
    • Site development constraints evaluation
    • Permit approval collaboration and project management
  • Emergency response
    • Logistics management
    • Mobile route management
    • Hazard escape planning

Epsilon Systems has developed strong client relationships across a diversity of industries and organizations both in the public and private sectors. Our clients include:

Department of Defense Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD):

  • U.S. Navy: NAVAIR, NAVFAC, NAWCAD China Lake
  • U.S. Air Force

Renewable Energy:

  • Terra-Gen Power
  • Sapphire Energy

Department of Interior:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs, Multiple California Tribes
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS Cartographic Support

GIS, mapping, and image processing services include:

  • Image processing and spatial analysis
  • Geo- and ortho-correction of data
  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM) extraction and processing
  • 3-D image profiling and visualization
  • Cartographic quality mapping
  • Mosaicking of imagery
  • Digitizing and data conversion
  • Database development
  • Slope, aspect, shaded relief and contour generation
  • Viewshed and line-of-site analysis
  • Ecological modeling
  • Geologic, soils, vegetation, and hydrologic mapping
GIS Cartographic Support
GIS, Mapping, and Imaging Processing Services

NAWCWD Environmental and Range Support Services

Epsilon Systems supports the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake. Support includes environmental management, natural and cultural resources preservation and geographical information systems such as the Mission Capability Analysis Tool (MCAT). The un-encroached air and land ranges at China Lake provide unmatched geographic conditions in which to develop and test weapon systems and explore tactics for desert and mountain environments. China Lake provides efficient deployment of new weapon systems through its collocated laboratories, ranges, and weapons test squadrons. The site supports fleet training and tactics development, including major exercises on the Land Range, Superior Valley Tactical Training Range and Electronic Combat Range. The one million acres of Navy-owned lands within the remote Mojave Desert at China Lake has elevations spanning from 1,400 to 8,800 feet above sea level. The NAWCWD also manages the 36,000 square mile Sea Range at Point Mugu, California, including San Nicolas, and portions of Santa Cruz and San Miguel Islands.

An AV-8B Harrier over Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
An AV-8B Harrier over Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Remedial Investigation and Hazardous Waste Management Services

  • CERCLA Section 106 and 107 investigations with multiple PRPs
  • RCRA Facility Investigations (RFI) of sites with multiple solid waste management units
  • Hazardous waste management compliance assistance
  • Integration of laboratory analytical data with GIS and AutoCAD presentations
Remedial Investigation and Hazardous Waste Management Services
Hazardous Waste