ESS Group, Inc.

Multi-Media Environmental Compliance Services



ESS has provided hundreds of integrated multi-media compliance assessments for client types ranging from energy facilities, commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities to federal facilities and installations. Our strong regulatory skills and hands-on experience provide a distinct advantage when it comes to determining the applicability of various programs to facility operations. This experience also allows ESS to develop practical recommendations for compliance and environmental management. Our multi-media environmental compliance services include auditing, reporting, database development, facility monitoring, record keeping, and development of proactive environmental management programs. Our multi-disciplinary capabilities provide the added value of 'one-stop shopping' for clients with multiple environmental compliance needs and specific sustainability goals.

Fundamental to our environmental compliance capabilities is our through understanding of the regulations effecting our clients operations, missions and programs, including the following:

  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Oil Pollution Act (OPA)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Emergency Planning And Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, And Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Environmental Compliance Audits

ESS conducts comprehensive environmental compliance audits of on-site operations to assess each facility’s compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations. These audits have involved observations of site facilities and processes; interviews with facility personnel; review of relevant facility documents, permits, and plans; identifying conformance issues for each environmental media; and preparing reports of findings. The environmental audits cover the range of environmental media and subject matter.

We focus on cost-effective and timely solutions and understand the importance of plant production goals when managing ongoing environmental compliance. ESS environmental compliance services for facility operations include:

  • Monitoring, Record Keeping, and Reporting
  • Database Development
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) Development
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Plans/Training
  • Regulatory Research and Applicability Determinations
  • Compliance Litigation Support
  • Corporate Environmental Policy and Strategy Development
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Development

Compliance Plans / Annual Reporting

ESS provides reporting services to assist clients in preparing compliance reports, and written facility plans as required by various local, state, and federal regulatory permits and regulations. ESS prepares compliance reports for all environmental media – air, water, soil, and toxic material use. Our environmental compliance reporting experience includes filings for numerous industrial facilities ranging from power plants and manufacturing facilities to municipalities and construction sites for land development projects.

  • Clean Air Act: Air Quality Source Registration and Compliance Certification Reporting for Title V Operating Permits and other state regulatory requirements, Title IV Acid Deposition Control, New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), GHG (Green House Gas) and Carbon Reduction Initiatives
  • Clean Water Act: National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Wastewater Effluent Reporting; NPDES Water Withdrawal Reporting; and Board of Health Potable Water Supply Reporting
  • NPDES Stormwater: NPDES Stormwater Discharge Reporting; and Maintenance of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Toxics/Hazardous Waste: Toxics Use Reduction (TURA) Reporting; Sara 313 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting for CERCLA or SARA Spills Incidents, Associated Spills and Spill Responses; Maintenance of Spill Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans; and Biennial Hazardous Waste Reporting
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA): Chemical Inventories; Bulk Storage Reporting; and Maintenance of Emergency Response Plans
  • Construction Management Plans and Permit Conditions: Local, state, and federal regulatory reporting for compliance with construction management plans and/or permit conditions – noise, traffic, stormwater, natural resource restoration, cultural resource/historic preservation

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