strategic permit Articles

  • Meeting the world’s growing energy needs - a strategic perspective

    Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., President & CEO of Marathon Oil Corporation, participated in a CEO Dialogue on The Future of Energy at GLOBE 2010. The focus of that Dialogue was on Leadership in the energy sector, which is perhaps more vital than in any other industrial sector in the global transformation to a lower-carbon economy. This article is a concise overview of the points Mr. Cazalot made ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Negotiating Higher NPDES Permit Limits Strategies for Optimizing Technology and Water Quality-based Effluent Limit Calculations for Petroleum Refining

    Untitled Document Introduction The Clean Water Act is generally considered to be one of the most successful ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Strategic change for the banking industry under financial deregulation: implications from Taiwan evidence

    Through progressive financial liberalisation, banks are now facing more competition than ever before. In response to the impact of deregulation, strategic changes have been initiated within the banking industry. This study concentrates on the impact caused by Taiwan's financial deregulation on banks' new operational environment and their top-management-team (TMT) members. This deregulation is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Duke Energy’s e-TRAC system achieves strategic EHS compliance and safety incident management goals

    Duke Energy, which is poised to become the largest utility in the United States1, is widely recognized as a leader in addressing a broad array of environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance and sustainability challenges. One major step in delivering on the company’s strategic vision for EHS management excellence began in 2007 when Duke Energy identified four objectives as key to its ...


    By IHS

  • Clean air research multi-year plan 2008-2012

    The Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) Multi-Year Plans (MYPs) describe what research ORD proposes to accomplish over the next 5-10 years in a variety of areas. The MYPs serve three principal purposes: to describe where the research programs are going, to present the significant outputs of the research, and to communicate the research plans within ORD and with stakeholders and clients. ...

  • Real-time air emissions monitoring

    Due to increasingly rigorous requirements for regulatory and permit compliance, organizations are seeking more from all compliance support systems. The ability to expand systems to encompass new, or migrate existing, regulatory calculations used to monitor environmental performance is vital. Planning strategically for a scalable and sustainable system has been shown to reduce overall compliance ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • A path-based approach to information technology in manufacturing

    Two archetypal approaches to performance improvement in operations are to undertake periodic "strategic leaps", or to take frequent small actions in a quest for "continuous improvement". Much research on the implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) indicates that even though their introduction appears to be a strategic leap, principles of continuous ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Saved Over $1 Million in Unnecessary Expenses

    Santa Barbara, CA - The City of Santa Barbara (CSB) serves nearly 100,000 customers. During the seasonal rains, deteriorating and aging sewer pipes permit unwanted I/I to enter the system raising the risk of sanitary sewer overflows. Santa Barbara recognized that a more comprehensive understanding of their systems performance was necessary to more proactively manage and rehabilitate the City’s ...

  • The Reuse Loop Hoops

    ABSTRACTThe San Antonio Water System owns and operates the nation's largest recycled water distribution system, which is tied to several major water recycling centers and constructed as a 'reuse loop' around almost the entire metropolitan area. In addition to providing recycled water to commercial and industrial customers, the dual-use system also provides streamflow ...

  • Environmental technology verification report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program to facilitate the deployment of innovative environmental technologies through performance verification and dissemination of information. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by accelerating the acceptance and use of improved and cost-effective technologies. ...


  • Supporting best in class performance case study

    Challenge: A precious metals refiner retained Antea Group to evaluate and improve their EHS programs with the end goal of achieving best in class EHS performance among the industry as a way to differentiate itself and create additional business opportunity.   As their current New Jersey industrial facility with deteriorating infrastructure was recognized as a significant ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A constant eye on emissions

    Due to increasingly rigorous requirements for regulatory and permit compliance, organisations are seeking more from all compliance support systems. The ability to expand systems to encompass new, or migrate existing, regulatory calculations used to monitor environmental performance is vital. Planning strategically for a scalable and sustainable system has been shown to reduce overall compliance ...


    By Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

  • Case Study - Hawaiian Electric Company

    Providing support to power plants, electrical sub-stations and base yards across the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) Environmental department had a goal to replace their current manual methods of data collection and reporting with a software solution to help streamline environmental related reporting across the company. In 2005/6 E2 was retained to develop a corporate ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Duke energy empowers EH&S sustainability and efficiency in support of corporate expansion

    Duke Energy is a leading multinational company that serves 3.9 million residents in the United States alone. Since 1904, the company has grown to employ over 18,000 people with operations across North and South America. One key to its success has been its commitment to Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) for sustainability management – evident in the 2007 publication of Duke Energy's first ...


    By IHS

  • PROJECT BRIEF - Saved Over $1 Million in Unnecessary Expenses - Santa Barbara, California

    Temporary Flow Monitoring Santa Barbara, CA - The City of Santa Barbara (CSB) serves nearly 100,000 customers. During the seasonal rains, deteriorating and aging sewer pipes permit unwanted I/I to enter the system raising the risk of sanitary sewer overflows. Santa Barbara recognized that a more comprehensive understanding of their systems performance was necessary to more proactively manage ...

  • Decision support system for the long-term city metabolism planning problem

    A decision support system (DSS) tool for the assessment of intervention strategies (Alternatives) in an urban water system (UWS) with an integral simulation model called ‘WaterMet2’ is presented. The DSS permits the user to identify one or more optimal Alternatives over a fixed long-term planning horizon using performance metrics mapped to the TRUST sustainability criteria. The DSS exposes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • The Effects of Bioaugmentation in Collection System on WWTP Operations

    In 2004 the wastewater treatment plant in the Town of Orange Park had a very unique problem. The Town was in violation of the current Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) permit while they were simultaneously planning for the even more stringent, Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) permit to take effect in 2008. The Town needed to address both long and short term wastewater treatment ...

  • Final effluent monitors protect wastewater treatment efficiency

    Southern Water operates 370 wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), many of which are unmanned for most of the time and most have numeric environmental permits, so a network of online monitors has been established to improve treatment and protect discharge compliance. This has involved the installation of final effluent monitors at over 300 sites in a programme that has lasted for more than ten ...


  • The Virginia Chesapeake Bay Watershed Nutrient Credit Exchange Program

    ABSTRACTIn 2003, the Chesapeake Bay Program adopted new annual mass load goals for nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Chesapeake Bay and allocated these loads by river basin and state. To help implement and achieve the point source allocations, and at the urging of the Virginia Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies and the Virginia Manufacturers Association, the Virginia General Assembly ...

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