operating permit Articles

  • How Do You Know If An Industrial Facility Needs a Wastewater Treatment System?

    Not properly treating wastewater can potentially harm the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater is being reused). It can also cause a company to incur heavy fines and possible legal action if wastewater is being improperly discharged into a POTW (publicly owned treatment works) or to the environment (usually under a National Pollutant ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, 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

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Permitting and Regulatory Developments

    Presented for AIMCAL by Catalytic Products International. A Catalytic Products International White Paper Your Presenters Chris Heikkila Catalytic Products International Market Segment Manager Fifteen years of pollution control experience specializing in the printing, coating, laminating, and bio-fuels and food industry. ...

  • The Operation And Optimization of R.C.R.A. Permitted Liquid Injection Hazardous Waste Incinerators

    BASF Corporation in Hannibal, MO has operated multiple liquid incinerators for more than 20 years, burning various liquid wastes on a campaign basis. The composition of these wastes range from high organic content liquids to aqueous wastes. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Case study: permit to work system

    “The ‘Permit Vision’ project has been a tremendous success. Operational management has an amazingly accurate overview of work being carried out and onsite personnel accepted the system as if it where their own. Safety and especially awareness have increased tremendously due to the automated conflicting situation detection. Effectiveness and productivity have increased due to the ...


    By eVision Industry Software

  • 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

  • How to Select Permit Conditions That Ensure Maximum Operational Flexibility: A Case Study at a Cardboard Manufacturing Site

    The identification and acquisition of flexible permit conditions has been essential to the successful operation and compliance status of a cardboard manufacturing site in Los Angeles. In 1999, the owner was cited for exceeding the volatile organic compound (VOC) emission limits on two stationary sources by the California Air Quality Management District (CAQMD). A notice of violation (NOV) was ...


    By Coto Consulting, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • EPA Issues Final Tailoring GHG Permitting Rule

    EPA estimates that Title V permits would be required for over six million sources not now subject to the program. On June 3, 2010, EPA issued a final rule addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This controversial rule set thresholds for GHG emissions that define when permits under the New Source Review Prevention of Significant ...


    By Acta Group

  • Key Operating Strategies for Chlorine Disinfection Operating Systems

    ABSTRACTChlorine has been used as a standard for disinfecting wastewater for many years. While being the standard There are many levels of automation for control of disinfection. To select the best control approach for your facility both control strategies and chlorination chemistry must be understood. Permit conditions must also be fully identified; organism concentrations and operational data. ...

  • 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

  • A Water Quality Modeling Approach to Negotiating NPDES Wastewater Permits

    ABSTRACTJohnson County Wastewater (JCW) of Overland Park, Kansas operates two wastewater treatment plants on Indian Creek, the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin WWTP (MB) and the Tomahawk Creek WWTP (TC), which discharges to Indian Creek about 7 creek miles downstream of the MB discharge location. In 2004, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued draft revisions to the NPDES ...

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