Environmental

Both federal and state environmental laws are increasingly complex causing greater reporting requirements coupled with aggressive enforcement.

OECS environmental staff handles many environmental regulations for companies saving time and money in compliance.

Hazardous Waste

HP2-9-1-Haz-WasteIf your company disposes of a “listed chemical” or a waste with hazardous waste characteristics, you need to comply with the hazardous waste rules.  OECS, Inc. environmental staff assists with Hazardous Waste Rules compliance.  Consider a hazardous waste audit to determine if your company is in compliance.

SARA

SARA is an acronym for The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act. We staff professional environmental Compliance professionals that make onsite evaluations to include a compliance plan of action.

HP2-9-2-SARA-302SARA 302/304: SARA 302 outlines requirements if an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) quantity at a facility is in a quantity greater than or equal to the established Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ).  An example is ammonia. Any facility that stores any EHS in amounts greater than the TPQ for any one day must file SARA 302/304 reports with several agencies.  An extensive Emergency Response Plan (SARA 304) is required on how your company must respond to a chemical release.

HP2-9-2--SARA-312SARA 311/312 –The purpose of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) is to let the state and the local emergency planning commission know you have significant amounts of hazardous materials stored at your site.  OECS environmental professionals provide onsite evaluation for reporting.

 

 

HP2-9-2-SARA-313SARA 313 – The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Forms “R” or “A” are data oriented and time consuming reports to comply with.  It requires an onsite evaluation of listed materials that indicates how much was used and where did it all go. It is likely a company will need a Pollution Prevention Plan (another regulatory requirement).  OECS environmental staff provides onsite TRI reviews, calculations and periodic regulatory filing.

Storm Water (SWPPP)

HP2-9-3-Storm-WaterStorm Water Pollution Prevention Regulations requires a company to control Storm Water contact discharges so to minimize water runoff pollution entering our waterways.  Regulated parties must develop storm water pollution prevention plans using engineering and best practices to address storm water discharges.

OECS, Inc. professional environmental compliance staff assists in Storm Water Site Permits. We develop written Storm Water Pollution Prevention programs, conduct employee training, establish inspection requirements and assist in the annual reporting and periodic re-permitting.

SPCC

HP2-9-4-SPCCThe Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Regulations (SPCC) requires facilities using oil products to establish a SPCC plan where it could reasonably be expected to discharge oil in harmful quantities into or upon navigable waters.  In addition, the SPCC plan may be required to be certified by a professional engineer, periodic facility inspections and training.  Many general industries will need to comply with the SPCC regulations.

OECS, Inc. environmental staff assists in SPCC onsite evaluation. We provide SPCC certification assistance, develop programs with employee training

NESHAP

HP2-9-5-NESHAPThe National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants regulations is also known as NESHAP.  This is an EPA emissions standard that identifies listed chemicals that are considered Hazardous Air Pollutants such as Trichloroethylene used in a vapor degreaser.

OECS experienced environmental staff will provide the required periodic reporting and annual training.

Air Permitting

HP2-9-6-Air-PermittingAir permitting requires a company having an emission source (Example: paint spray booth) to track emit VOC’s and HAP’s.  OECS, Inc. will assist companies in complying with the Air Permit Regulations such as Options A, B, C and D.  We evaluate the “potential to emit”, develop compliance programs with periodic training in addition to periodic compliance reporting.  We are involved in Title V permit issues as well.

Tank Registration

HP2-9-7-Tank-RegistrationOECS Environmental Staff assists in compliance with the Above Ground Storage Tank regulations, facility diagrams, diking, reporting requirements, and tank registration.

Compliance Audits

HP-2-9-8-Env-Compliance-AudWe assess your environmental programs to determine if all requirements of regulatory agencies are being met.

Our Environmental Professional staff can move you beyond regulatory compliance to a level of environmental excellence by assisting you with implementation of elements of an environmental management system.  Many companies have an Environmental Management System Program (EMSP) to deal with the various ISO type requirements such as certification, recertification and required audits.  OECS, Inc. can help you develop EMSP to incorporate the “Green Issues” the ISO 14001 standard addresses but without going through the ISO 14001.  A growing number of clients are looking at vendors that demonstrate a “Green” program is in place similar to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.  We can help make that happen.

We have a certified auditor that can determine how well your company is doing with existing programs.  This is a great way to see how your program is working within the company, what is being done well and what can be done to improve.

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