Environmental Compliance Consulting
Air Resource Specialists provides environmental compliance consulting to regulated entities located across the U.S. For example, ARS provides technical and regulatory support on Clean Air Act permitting for capital projects, including air permit applications for new/modified plant construction (PSD, Title V, minor source, etc.). Under the Clean Water Act, we prepare wastewater and stormwater discharge applications under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. In support of these air and water discharge permit applications, we provide technical and regulatory analyses including: emission calculations; air quality dispersion modeling; and emissions control technology assessments for selection of controls meeting standards for Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT), Best Available Control Technology (BACT), and/or Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER).
As required to support the above activities, ARS also assists by representing clients at meetings with regulatory agencies and interested stakeholders, and testifying at public hearings and other administrative proceedings concerning the permit applications. Once permits are issued, ARS provides continuing support for plant-level and corporate environmental compliance activities, including preparing environmental data reports and related documents for submission to regulatory agencies. For example, ARS completes emission inventory reports for criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and Toxic Release Inventory (Form R) reports. We also aid clients by assessing plant-level environmental compliance status through formal multi-discipline audits and similar reviews, developing client-friendly tools that track environmental data and enhance in-house environmental compliance programs, preparing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, providing training to plant-level and corporate EHS staff on required environmental compliance activities, and managing third-party environmental monitoring programs such as leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs and stack emissions testing.