environmental permit Articles

  • Addressing Environmental Justice in the Permitting Process

    On February 11, 1994, Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations was issued.  Executive Order 12898 calls on each Federal agency to make achieving environmental justice part of its mission.  Since that time the United States ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Minergy GFT Permitting Feasibility Report

    A 39-mile stretch of the Fox River and portions of Green Bay in northeastern Wisconsin (the Fox River site) are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) laden sediment. The contamination was caused by historical effluent discharges from paper mills manufacturing and/or recycling carbonless paper that utilized dyes dissolved in PCBs. PCBs are the primary contaminant of concern; however ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • Stormwater Solids Reduction for NPDES Permits

    Finally obtaining a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit is often a relief but is by far not the end of the story. Meeting the requirements of that permit often proves to be quite difficult and stiff fines are freely doled out to those who fail to meet regulatory limits. For one Midwest jet propulsion manufacturing facility, the issue of total daily solids discharge ...

  • Sustainable development and permits to pollute – an impossible combination

    The world economy is experiencing the turbulence of the end of a long wave of development or the Kondratieff cycle that precedes its entry into the new cycle, on which the 21st century will leave its mark. A technical system is drawing to a close – that of the 20th century characterised by a monetary, fiscal, political, epidemiological, economic, cultural, scientific, organisational, etc., order ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to Obtain an Air Pollution Construction Permit Infographic

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is more aggressively pursuing enforcement actions against industrial sources than ever before. This is a result of EPA desire to generate revenue, as well as reflecting the desires of current leadership. In this regulatory climate, it’s increasingly important for emission unit operators to understand enforcement risks and liabilities. ...

  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Watershed-Based General Stormwater Permitting

    ABSTRACTThe U.S. EPA and most water resources professionals advocate holistic and adaptive watershed management approaches to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems by encouraging pollution control strategies that are developed through collaborative partnerships within a hydrologic boundary. This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the holistic adaptive management approach through ...

  • EPA shifts PM2.5 PSD permitting policies

    On August 12, 2009, EPA created a significant stir in the regulated community when it issued an order that signals a significant shift in how the agency intends particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) emissions to be regulated under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program. The order specifically applied to petitions filed by environmental groups ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • New permitting requirements for sources in Indian country

    In a June 10, 2011 signed rule (published in the Federal Register (FR) on July 1, 2011) , EPA finalized a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for “Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country.” The rules, originally proposed by EPA on August 21, 2006, establish a minor New Source Review (NSR) program (minor preconstruction permits) and a major nonattainment NSR program for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Permit Compliance Monitoring for the Power Generation Industry

    The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 authorized EPA to develop regulations requiring facilities to monitor the adequacy of emission control equipment and plant operations. This paper discusses the various methods available for coal-fired power plants and gas turbine installations to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of facility compliance with emission limitations, and ensure that control ...


    By Mostardi Platt Environmental

  • Landfill site improvement condition for PPC permit

    The installation is a landfill site licensed for the disposal of inert waste. It lies in a potentially sensitive location on the flood plain of the River Great Ouse, near Milton Keynes and it is therefore important to the client to ensure good environmental monitoring is undertaken. The site is divided into two sections, (the north western area and the south eastern area) by the River Great Ouse, ...

  • Addressing New Source Permitting and Visibility Issues

    Within the past decade-- and especially in the past year-- several important developments have occurred, which affect new or proposed emission sources in virtually every region of the country. These developments include the availability of new, more accurate techniques for assessing air quality impacts, significant increases in the areas subject to assessments of pollutant impacts on Class I, ...


    By AECOM

  • Methodologies for atmospheric pollution assessment and the procedures for environmental permits in large combustion plants in Europe

    The procedures followed by the European electricity companies for securing operation licenses and obtaining environmental permits, as well as the content of the environmental permits and authorisation documents, have been reviewed. The review aims to identify different and common elements of the procedures, since most of the companies recognise that the interaction between environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `Federal PSD/Title V Stationary Source Permitting Exclusion of Nonroad Engines,` presented at the 2004 Railroad Environmental Conference

    Abstract The PSD and Title V programs derive their applicability based on the aggregate air emissions from on-site equipment at each facility. Many railyards operate small combustion equipment such as gasoline-powered welders, compressors, and generators. These units may qualify as nonroad engines. Air emissions from nonroad engines need not be included in a facility's aggregate air ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Experience of Slovak Environmental Agency as Authorized Body, Preparedness of IPPC Operators in the Process of Integrat. Permit Applicat. Elaboration

    Abstract This report deals with legislative context of IPPC in Slovakia in introduction, it is focused on elaborating of integrated permit application. Permit application must be delivered by IPPC operator to relevant Inspection Office. Application might be/doesn´t need to be elaborated by operator. Operator has possibility to ask such service for some of authorized bodies. Slovak ...


    By Slovak Environmental Agency

  • `Title V Permit Compliance Monitoring & Certifications: Implications for Enforcement,` presented at the 2006 FET Environmental conference

    Outline Background Continuous Compliance, IntermittentCompliance, and Deviations Anecdotal Implications of ReportingDeviations Special Considerations What source owners should be doing now Title V Background: “Benefits”(from 9/4/92 Federal Register) Enable source, States, EPA and ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Eagle Rock Energy Simplifies Environmental Permitting With EMIS, Earns Positive ROI within Only Two Years

    Houston-based Eagle Rock Energy Partners MLP (ERE), builds and operates oil and gas properties, natural gas gathering systems, and natural gas processing plants across the United States. As part of the company’s growth strategy, ERE has acquired many new sites nationwide– each with its own permit requirements and compliance liabilities. Past owners had invariably relied on paper ...


    By IHS

  • Evolution of marketable permits: the US experience with sulphur dioxide allowance trading

    The Sulfur Dioxide Allowance Programme, created under Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, is the first national market-based approach to environmental management employed in the United States and represents a radical departure from both the traditional regulatory approach to environmental policy and from previous emissions trading efforts. This paper reviews the goals of the SO2 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Air Quality Permitting for a New Coal-Fired Power Plant: A Timeline

    The high price of natural gas and alternative fuels has made utility companies take a second look at coal as a cheap, plentiful fuel source. For a greenfield plant considering coal, the environmental considerations are significant but not insurmountable. This article discusses the air quality regulations and permitting requirements that must be addressed, from New Source Review to greenhouse gas ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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