The typical green red tape.
When the job at hand is ensuring regulatory compliance and obtaining permits, you want a team who has been in the field, seen every side of the issues and sustained a proven record. Our engineers, planners and scientists stand as your advocates in environmental compliance relating to facilities, programs and specific projects. We can also assist with permit applications for activities relating to air, water, land, solid waste, hazardous waste and other media. In many instances, regulatory agencies use our applications, reports and processes/methods as models for others in meeting requirements.
Air Quality Management
Every breath you take.
The quality of the air surrounds us 24/7. At Guernsey, we intimately understand compliance issues related to air quality and the many sources of air emissions that are prevalent in society. Our process/chemical engineering/environmental staff can assist with the assessment, inventorying, permitting, and design of air quality control/emission equipment as part of the air quality compliance process.
It’s undeniably complex. We can help.
The requirements mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for greenhouse gas reporting are prescriptive and complex. They require quantification of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4) and fluorinated gas emissions from sources that include fugitive emissions, process emissions, stationary combustion and/or mobile combustion. Each facility/source had to have a plan in place for capturing required data starting on January 1, 2010.
Our engineering professionals can provide the process engineering, environmental reviews and other technical applications needed to evaluate monitoring requirements for your facility.
Solid/Hazardous Waste Management
Handling correctly, disposing responsibly.
Regulations for solid and hazardous waste management and disposal are only getting more stringent. To remain compliant, many of our industrial, municipal and federal clients rely on us to address all their waste handling requirements. We identify, inventory, evaluate, and propose recommendations regarding waste management needs.
Soil & Groundwater
Partners below the ground and from the ground up.
On-site and off-site groundwater contamination can have a serious long-term impact to any organization. Our engineers and environmental scientists address all phases of soil and groundwater investigation and remedial design.
Our priority is to develop effective solutions while minimizing risks through corrective actions. We accomplish this through use of risk assessments, risk-based corrective action (RBCA) analysis, and the establishment of site-specific risk levels. Remedial designs are then based on the most cost-effective and appropriate methods for the chemicals of concern and site conditions, including in-situ and ex-situ treatment of soil and groundwater, air emission control, and groundwater management.
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCCP)
Protecting downstream neighbors.
SPCCPs are intended to assist in the prevention of spills impacting public water supplies, stormwater systems, sewer systems and navigable waters of the United States. Our professionals assist public, commercial, federal, Department of Defense and industrial clients with SPCCP needs. Any non-transportation-related facility such as oil and gas, a manufacturing facility, an electric utility installation, an educational institution, a healthcare facility or any number of commercial entities may be subject to the SPCCP rule if it has a total above-ground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons, or a completely buried oil storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons. We prepare SPCCPs, coordinate with regulatory agencies if required, and can provide support during EPA inspections if requested.