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Permit and Compliance Strategy
(Development and Support):
Development of a permitting and compliance strategy is affected by many factors, such as the possibility that both state and federal permits may be required.
New Source Review and
Title V Operating Permits:
Preparation of air permit applications and exemptions is done by staff members who are knowledgeable of the requirements of both state and federal agencies.
Liaison and negotiation with regulatory agencies are often necessary during a project, requiring frequent interaction with regulatory personnel. Major permitting issues are identified and discussed.
Regulatory Analysis, Recordkeeping, and Reporting:
Interpretation of regulations is critical. Our engineering staff reviews new and amended environmental regulations at both state and federal levels as they are proposed.
Air Dispersion Modeling and
Air Quality Analysis:
Atmospheric dispersion modeling is frequently required during permitting to show that no NAAQS, federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) increment standards, or state property line standards
Waid’s in-house capabilities include the use of ProMax® process simulation software. Our engineers attend training to ensure they can use the software accurately and efficiently. ProMax® is included as part of our standard set of services, with no additional administrative fee from Waid Environmental.
Emissions Inventory Preparation:
Actual emissions are calculated with proven and reliable approaches using cost effective proprietary tools. Annual emissions are currently reported for traditional pollutants.
Expert Testimony and
Waid Environmental staff members have provided expert testimony at public hearings in support of both industrial clients and citizen’s groups. Waid Environmental has a hard-earned reputation for fairness and professionalism.
Emission Controls, BACT, LAER, and MACT Evaluation:
Technical evaluation of emission controls and analysis of BACT is a fundamental requirement of the permitting process. In nonattainment areas, new source review may require …
Environmental Audits and
Waid staff has assisted with the design and implementation of the audit scheduling, as well as provided air, wastewater, and solid/hazardous waste, and due diligence audits for clients selling or acquiring assets.
Training and Continuing Education:
Waid staff are well versed in state and EPA guidance documents, and Waid frequently attends seminars and workshops, as well as hosts private in-house tech sessions to make sure all our employees are kept up-to-date with the latest guidance.
Waste and Wastewater Management
Permit and Compliance Strategy Development
Development of a permitting and compliance strategy is affected by many factors: changing regulations, the possibility that both state and federal review may be required, the future use of the facility, the location of the facility with respect to area geology, topography, land use, and short-term versus long-term permitting considerations, among others. Early evaluation of these factors can streamline the process and balance the short-term and long-term needs of the facility.
RCRA Permits can be entirely prepared by our staff or we can assist in preparing any of the individual plans required in the applications, such as the Waste Analysis Plan, Closure and Post-Closure Plans, Air Addendum, or Trial Burn Plan. Because of our expertise in the air field, our staff is particularly adept in permitting hazardous waste combustion units or facilities subject to the more recent RCRA Organic Air Emissions Standards.
Agency Negotiations and Liaison
Agency negotiations are often necessary during a project, requiring frequent interaction with regulatory personnel. Major permitting issues are identified and discussed early in the preparation process to ensure that they are resolved promptly. Issues that arise during the agency’s permit application review are expeditiously settled due to our frequent contacts with agency staff. In the latter stages of the permitting process, we negotiate with the agency staff to obtain permit provisions as reasonable as possible.
Analysis and interpretation of environmental regulations is a crucial step in maintaining facility compliance. Our engineering staff reviews new and amended regulations at both the state and federal levels as they are proposed and adopted. A thorough knowledge of applicable regulations and the ability to interpret the requirements is essential in defining control deficiencies and discharge limits and in reporting and negotiating with the regulatory agencies.
Compliance Audits and Compliance Resolution
Compliance audits and compliance resolution can be performed to help achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and permit conditions. Our staff is also available to assist clients in resolving compliance disputes with the regulatory agencies when cited during inspections or complaints.
More Services We Provide
• National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and state waste-water and storm water permits
• Contingency plans
• Evaluation of source reduction and waste minimization options
• Pollution prevention plans
• Environmental site assessments and inspections
• Environmental audits and risk assessment
• Remedial investigation plans
• SARA Title III reports