Environmental Permits Articles

  • IInternational Paints LLC - VOCs Case Study

    About the Project Summary Union, NJ — Operations management at International Paint LLC here reports dramatic savings in compliance costs for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, through replacement of a gas-fired thermal oxidation afterburner with a 3000-cfm,  combination biofiltration and ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • EPA to host events soliciting information on regulatory reforms

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be hosting several events to gather input on regulatory actions that could be repealed, replaced or modified as part of EPA’s regulatory reform efforts under Executive Order (EO) 13777.  The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) will host a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cost effective monitoring strategies in MS4 programs - Case study

    A Tale of Two Cities: The Evolution of Monitoring Strategies In Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Programs City of Hoover NPDES Permit History On October 12. 2001, the Alabama Department erf Environmental Management (ADEM) issued National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) Permit Number ALS000001 for "Birmingham Area Municipal Separate ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Case Study - Groundwater Discharge Permit - Plymouth, Massachusetts

    The process of obtaining a groundwater discharge permit for a subdivision scale septic absorption system was faciliated by using the advanced GIS features within EnviroInsite. Geologic features were downloaded and presented at the site scale along with the subdivision boundary and potential downgradient receptors. A cross-section was created showing the detailed soil descriptions, water levels ...


    By EI LLC

  • EPA Releases Draft NPDES Pesticide General Permit for Discharges

    On January 26, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from the Application of Pesticides in the Federal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A seasonal waste load allocation policy in an integrated discharge permit and reclaimed water market

    This paper intends to assess the seasonal demand for nitrogen discharge permits and its influence on waste load allocation (WLA) strategies. For this purpose, the Sefidrud catchment is analyzed, where the agricultural demands for discharge permits and reclaimed water (RW) are significant and also intermittent. The paper discusses using variable total maximum daily loads and a transferable ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Neutralization basin odor control for agricultural chemical production

    Challenge: An agricultural plant located in the Midwest manufactures herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides. Strict environmental regulations require the company to capture and neutralize all surface runoff and grey water produced at the plant before disposing into the municipal system. In addition, air permits prohibit any odors to cross their fence lines. As ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • International EHS Permitting - A Review of Enhesa's May 2011 Webinar

    Enhesa’s webinar held on May 19 and 21 2011, explored the intricate and complex international Environmental, Health & Safety permitting process. Enhesa experts, Cecile Baudon and Eduardo Molina brought the topic to light by sharing the varying methods of permitting globally.   The webinar offered practical and usable information on how to: identify when a permit becomes ...

  • EPA isues GHG BACT guidance

    Beginning in 2011, major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that trigger Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permitting must implement Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for GHG emissions from new and modified sources. EPA has issued a variety of guidance in an attempt to clarify the BACT determination process for GHG emissions from common stationary sources:1 EPA’s ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Legal lookout: 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 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Case Study - Valero-Wilmington Refinery

    Valero implemented the ESS Essential Suite software package compliance management module corporate wide in 2005/6. E2 's had a contract with the Valero Wilmington Refinery to review the existing ESS instance and a compare it with a revised Title V permit. In 2006 the refinery applied for the Title V and loaded an initial set of tasks into the system based on that application. With the newly ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • The tailoring of greenhouse gases to the clean air act – challenges for PSD and title v permitting ahead?

    In anticipation of the promulgation of Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, EPA published the proposed PSD and Title V GHG Tailoring Rule. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2009 and has a 60-day public comment period; thus comments are due by December 28, 2009. The proposed GHG Tailoring Rule attempts to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • NESHAP SSM exemption Vacatur mandated by the DC circuit

    The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), codified in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 63, set emission standards and monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for specific source categories that emit HAPs. NESHAP Subpart A, the General Provisions, includes general requirements for NESHAP subject facilities, including provisions for startup, ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Confronting allegations of air quality non-compliance

    A facility with an air quality permit must comply with all the conditions of that permit and demonstrate its compliance on an on-going basis. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently the facility and corporate staff strives to assure continuous compliance, unexpected compliance challenges can occur. For example, new equipment fails the emissions guarantees provided by equipment vendors; new staff ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Selenium Removal

    The oil refinery was in search of a feasible solution for the removal of selenium. Discharge permit changes by the EPA require a reduction of 50% from current levels. Integrated Engineers, Inc. was given an opportunity to perform a feasibility test to determine a treatment process as well as estimated operational costs. The best process was to adjust the pH from 7.0 to 10.0 using caustic, ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Ceramic Polishing

    A company was using several chemistries to remove the total suspended solids (TSS) from their wastewater. The facility manufactures stainless steel surgical instruments. The wastewater is generated from the polishing/deburring of these instruments using an aluminum/ceramic polishing media. The jar tests shown are from the addition of the Floccin-H to the wastewater and moderate mixing. The TSS ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Saving on compliance

    Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations, located in Alcoa, Tenn., manufactures aluminum can sheet materials.  The facility is subject to the federal Title V operating permit program because of its many air emission sources.  Prior to the operating permit program, air module software (Essential Air, part of ESS' Essential Suite) was used to perform annual emission estimates at the facility. ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Case Study: Precision Machine Shop Eliminates Sewer Discharge

    Samsco Water Evaporator enables both cost reduction and elimination of sewer discharge. TEC, Inc. (Rockville, MD), providers of precision sheet metal fabrication and precision machining, for more than thirty years, has partnered with many well-known technology companies to meet their need for superior quality, precision metal products.  Their offerings range from simple metal components to ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • `Arkansas Air Permitting Issues Update,` presented at the 2006 AEF conference

    Chuck’s On The Horizon Issues AERMOD Proper use of terrain andmet data NSR Reform Proposal Debottlenecking Aggregation Netting Dispersion Modeling Update On November 9, 2006, AERMOD willreplace ISC as the approved ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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