• OEI is officially a TxDOT certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE)!  This certification is added to our VA SDVOSB status and our State of Texas HUB firm status.  For our certificate, please go to our Certifications page.
  • Texas has approximately 7,500 non-federally owned dams; nearly 1,000 are classified “high-hazard,” approximately 750 are “significant hazard,” and the balance is deemed “low hazard.”  Back in 2009, the State enacted legislation requiring owners of “high” and “significant hazard” dams to file an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  This requirement was mandated by January 1, 2011. At its simplest, an EAP is a plan of action for the owner, the
  • After serving our federal government for over a decade as a subconsultant and as a prime on several single issue contracts, OEI was awarded our first long-term (5-year) IDIQ contract in 2015.  The AE $15M capacity contract was issued by the Fort Worth District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Construction Support Office.  It allows us to not only serve the Fort Worth District but other USACE Districts and other federal agencies
  • “Strategic regulatory permitting” is a phrase OEI adopted to describe our ability to streamline the often hairy environmental regulatory permitting approval process.  Because OEI has been focused on solving water issues for 30 years, we have developed efficiencies in streamlining the permitting processes and developing relationships with and a reputation among regulatory agencies, deftly navigating and working within the parameters of the complex regulatory process.  Various regulatory agency rules often compete – and conflict – with each other on the

TxDOT Certified SBE

OEI is officially a TxDOT certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE)!  This certification is added to our VA SDVOSB status and our State of Texas HUB firm status.  For our certificate, please go to our Certifications page.

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USACE ECSO Win

After serving our federal government for over a decade as a subconsultant and as a prime on several single issue contracts, OEI was awarded our first long-term (5-year) IDIQ contract in 2015.  The AE $15M capacity contract was issued by…

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Strategic regulatory permitting. What is it?

"Strategic regulatory permitting" is a phrase OEI adopted to describe our ability to streamline the often hairy environmental regulatory permitting approval process.  Because OEI has been focused on solving water issues for 30 years, we have developed efficiencies in streamlining the permitting processes and…

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