Stokes Environmental Associates, Ltd. (SEA) provides innovative consulting solutions to individuals, business, industry, and government. We continually develop innovative strategies to serve each client’s needs.


SEA performs a broad range of assessments, testing, remediation, mitigation, permitting, and management needed by our clients.

Whether you require a single professional for a short period of time, or the combined efforts of an interdisciplinary team for larger projects, Stokes Environmental Associates, Ltd. provides an efficient, effective, and highly professional response in accordance with all environmental regulations.


Our staff are well trained and experienced, including the following credentials:

  • Registered Environmental Manager and Certified Environmental Professional
  • Court-qualified Expert Witness
  • OSHA-certified for Hazardous Waste Site Operations
  • Virginia-certified Professional Wetland Delineator
  • Virginia-licensed Authorized Onsite Soil Evaluator
  • Virginia-licensed Asbestos Inspectors, Management Planners, & Project Monitors
  • Virginia licensed Lead Inspectors and Risk Assessors
  • North Carolina-licensed Asbestos Inspectors and Project Monitors
  • NIOSH 582-certified Analysts
  • Virginia Class A Contractor License
  • Associate Professional Engineers (PE), Professional Geologists, and Certified Industrial
    Hygienists (CIH)
  • Management Consultants for Environmental-related Issues


We focus geographically on southeastern Virginia, yet our clients have used us at their locations as far afield as New York, Maryland, Washington D.C., South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Panama, Italy, and Japan.

Our office is centrally located in Norfolk, Virginia and is easily accessible all over Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, Eastern Shore, and Northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks.


Our services include:

Environmental Site Assessments
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• Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ASTM)
• Subsurface Testing – Soil and Groundwater
• EPA Brownfields Initiatives
• Environmental Compliance
• RCRA Hazardous Waste Assessments
• Vapor Intrusion Assessment and Mitigation
• LNAPL and DNAPL Mobility Assessment
• Regulatory Negotiation and Enforcement Resolution
• Risk and Remediation Assessments
• Underground Storage Tank Closures, Assessments, and Reporting
• Natural Gas Pipeline Hazard Assessment
• Sewage Overflow, Spills, and Contaminated Sites
• Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP)
• Financing Remediation – Petroleum Fund and Other Sources

NEPA Documentation, Environmental Review Impact Statement, and Assessments (HUD Part 58 & NEPA Rules)
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• HUD Part 58 and NEPA rules
• Environmental Record Review
• Environmental Assessment
• Environmental Impact Statement

Indoor Environmental Quality
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• Microbial and Bioaerosol Identification and Health Risk Assessment
• Assessment/Corrective Action Plans for Mold
• Operational and Management Plan Consultation
• Indoor Hazardous Material Detection and Risk Assessment
• Building-related Illness Assessment

Industrial Hygiene Services
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• Asbestos Inspections and Planning
• Lead Based Paint Inspections and Planning
• Hazardous Materials Inventory
• Other Industrial Hygiene and Testing Services
• OSHA Consultations
• Personal Exposure Assessment
• Noise Surveys

Defective Drywall Remediation Assessment
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• Identification of contaminated drywall (also known as Chinese drywall)
• Assessment of defective drywall removal projects
• Clearance testing and inspection of completed projects

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• Wetland delineations
• Land use feasibility determinations
• Wetland permitting
• Mitigation site location, planning, construction and monitoring.
• Wetland Delineations, Mitigation, and Permitting
• Cultural Resource Assessment
• Resource Protection Area (RPA) Determinations

Wetland Mitigation Banking
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•  Wetland Mitigation Banks
•  Habitat Mitigation Banks
•  Bank Planning and Regulatory Approval
•  Bank Construction and Monitoring
•  Bank Operation and Mitigation Credit Processing

Onsite Sewage Disposal Feasibility
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• Soil Evaluations for Single Lots and Subdivisions
• Design of Conventional and Alternative Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems

Shoreline Erosion & Structures
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• Shoreline and Beach Erosion Analysis
• Permit Assistance for Piers, Bulkheads, and Breakwaters
• Design of Shoreline Erosion Controls
• Riparian rights analysis based on determination of mean low water and other rights based on mean high water and jurisdictional wetland boundaries

Protected Species Services
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• Habitat Surveys
• Resource Management
• Permit Approvals
• Marine Mammal Observation
• Protected Species Surveys – Endangered, Threatened, and Protected
• Terrestrial Mammal and Plant Surveys
• Oyster Habitat Investigation
• Surveys and Assessments

Covid-19 Assessment and Protection Plan
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Businesses must comply with changing and newly-emerging regulations and executive orders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Stokes Environmental Associates, Ltd. (SEA) assesses, promotes, and confirms compliance with these regulations to ensure safe and healthy work environments with reduced sources of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Conservation, Inc.
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Conservation, Inc. is a not for profit tax exempt land trust established for natural area and habitat conservation. Conservation, Inc. is available to hold conservation easements and fee simple land donations for environmental conservation purposes.