Oklahoma Environmental Services announced Wednesday the testing of soil and groundwater at 55 petroleum storage tank sites across Oklahoma, including Enid and the surrounding area. 

The tank sites, registered as "temporarily out of use," will be tested for potential leakage. They currently don't meet Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines either because of not meeting upgrade requirements for continued use or they have not been permanently closed to EPA standards, according to OES. 

Recently, Oklahoma Corporation Commission solicited bids from environmental consultants to conduct the sampling effort to determine if any of the tanks have previously leaked. OES won the bid to perform testing, and will begin at each site by drilling either 5 feet or 20 feet below the surface to collect soil and groundwater samples. 

If contamination is found, pending eligibility, an available state fund is open to help with required follow-up actions, according to OES. 

In a similar situation in 2015, OES examined a site in Okmulgee formerly known as Catfish George's Place, where former convenience store owner George LeGrand had tanks on his property needing to be removed, but was worried about it being costly. OES approached LeGrand and helped to resolve the storage tank issue. 

“Our commitment is to work as aggressively as possible to resolve cases and secure the environmental safety of the communities we serve,” said OES President Deanna Atkinson. “And getting to represent the best interest of clients like Mr. LeGrand is just icing on the cake.”

OES has offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Enid, and completes field work and remediation with in-house consultants and field technicians. 

All 55 site assessments are scheduled for completion by May 15. 

For information about the investigation, OES can be reached at (888) 584-3386 or by visiting http://www.oeservices.net/

Article by Ryan Miller of the Enid News & Eagle

OKLAHOMA CITY – One year ago, Oklahoma Environmental Services (OES) added Robert Lassiter to their team as testing services Manager. Lassiter provides preventative below and above ground petroleum storage tank testing to businesses regulated by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Lassiter supervises a team of technicians that provide tank and line testing, leak detection, water and fuel removal and cathodic protection.

“We keep the public safe by ensuring our customers are compliant with state regulations,” said Lassiter.

We have added compliance audits and monthly walk throughs to our list of services provided to keep customers compliant with the federal and states requirements that are mandated by October 2018. Not only has his employment with OES allowed them to expand their testing services, Lassiter brings experience from the Oklahoma Department of Labor where he worked as the alternative fuels compliance officer and assisted in writing legislation for the Alternative Fuels Act. He is familiar with the state’s annual testing requirements and now serves the private sector by making sure businesses stay compliant with federal and state regulations.

OES is a full-service environmental consulting firm celebrating its 15th anniversary in the environmental compliance and remediation industry. The firm has four Oklahoma locations: Enid, Moore, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For more information on OES’s testing services, contact Lassiter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 405-568-0115

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobey Heater recently joined the Oklahoma Environmental Services (OES) team as a project manager, specializing in environmental remediation. Heater, a licensed consultant, works on behalf of petroleum storage tank owners, the oil and gas industry and other businesses to coordinate with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to meet state requirements for site clean-ups.

"We work with clients in all phases of the compliance process, from the investigation to clean-up and closure," said Heater.

He contributes diverse experience to OES specifically in the areas of property development and redevelopment of properties that have a historic impact.

OES is a full-service environmental consulting firm celebrating its 15th anniversary in the environmental compliance and remediation industry. The firm has four Oklahoma locations: Enid, Moore, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For more information on site clean-up or environmental regulations, contact Heater at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-584-3386.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Dona Crouch recently joined the Oklahoma Environmental Services (OES) team as a project manager, with seventeen years of experience in oil and gas exploration and over twenty years of experience in the environmental consulting field.  Working with a broad diversity of oil and gas, industrial, and commercial clients, she has extensive field and management experience in site assessments for property transactions and in investigations relating to contaminant source identification and delineation, comprehensive through the design and implementation of remedial activities. Ms. Crouch specializes in meeting the environmental and regulatory service needs of the oil and gas industry and petroleum storage tank owners.  

In addition to being a licensed consultant with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission Petroleum Storage Division, she has extensive experience in dealing with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and with the state regulatory agencies in Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas.

OES is a full-service environmental consulting firm celebrating its 15th anniversary in the environmental compliance and remediation industry. The firm has four Oklahoma locations: Enid, Moore, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For more information on site clean-up or environmental regulations, contact Dona at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-584-3386.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Environmental Services (OES) added Robert Lassiter to their team as testing services manager. Lassiter provides preventative below and above ground petroleum storage tank testing to businesses regulated by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Lassiter supervises a team of technicians that provide tank and line testing, leak detection, water and fuel removal and cathodic protection.

"We keep the public safe by ensuring our customers are compliant with state regulations," said Lassiter.

Not only has his employment with OES allowed them to expand their testing services, Lassiter brings experience from the Oklahoma Department of Labor where he worked as the alternative fuels compliance officer and assisted in writing legislation for the Alternative Fuels Act. He is familiar with the state's annual testing requirements and now serves the private sector by making sure businesses stay compliant with federal and state regulations.

OES is a full-service environmental consulting firm celebrating its 15th anniversary in the environmental compliance and remediation industry. The firm has four Oklahoma locations: Enid, Moore, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For more information on OES's testing services, contact Lassiter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-584-3386.