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Enviroplan Consulting
Wayne Plaza II, Suite 109
155 Route 46 West
Wayne, NJ 07470

973-575-2555 Phone

www.enviroplan.com
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AIR POLLUTION AND METEOROLOGICAL CONSULTING
SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE


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SERVICES

   Services for New Facilities or Modifications to Existing Facilities

   Services for Existing Facilities

   Services for Government Air Pollution Control Agencies

EXPERIENCE

SERVICES

   Services for New Facilities or Modifications to Existing Facilities

For proposed new facilities or modifications to existing facilities in the private sector, we conduct all air quality studies including all Prevention of Significant Deterioration analyses required to obtain air quality construction permits. They include:

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Project planning assistance to identify potential pitfalls associated with the project size, location, and operating requirements as they relate to air pollution regulatory permitting requirements

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Development of emission inventories and emissions netting analyses to determine applicability for the major source pre-construction permitting requirements of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Nonattainment New Source Review programs

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Control technology evaluations to determine Federal BACT and LAER, as well as state control technology requirements

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Air quality screening modeling and refined modeling for those pollutants subject to PSD review or state modeling requirements including determining impacts in PSD Class I areas to satisfy Federal Land Manager requirements

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Cooling tower modeling to assess the potential for annual hours of fogging/icing, as well as particulate matter deposition if necessary

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Ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring subject to PSD requirements

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Liaison with the regulatory agencies responsible for issuing the air quality permits

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Related permitting assistance, including Title V (Part 70) or Federally Enforceable State Operating Permitting, Title IV (Acid Rain) Permitting, or Federal Aviation Administration Form 7460-1 for construction of tall structures (e.g. stacks), as needed

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   Services for Existing Facilities

For existing facilities in the private sector, we provide all air pollution related consulting services. These include:

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Permitting, emissions estimation and reporting

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Greenhouse Gas emissions quantification for existing facilities and mitigation projects and third party validation and verification

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Local scale and regional air quality modeling

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Control technology evaluations and control plans

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Risk Management Plan development and revisions

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Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) Visibility Exemption Modeling and BART Determination Studies

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Technical support for State Implementation Plan development especially for PM2.5 and ozone Model Attainment Demonstrations and attainment of Reasonable Progress Goals for Regional Haze in PSD Class I Areas

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Assistance in dealing with opacity and other air pollution compliance problems

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Assistance with other air pollution issues

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   Services for Government Air Pollution Control Agencies

For government air pollution control agencies and other government agencies, we provide:

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Air pollution permitting support

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Air quality modeling support

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Compliance reviews

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Air quality and meteorological monitoring support

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Other air pollution consulting services

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Air quality analyses of transportation projects through emissions estimation and air quality modeling.

EXPERIENCE

AIR POLLUTION AND METEOROLOGICAL CONSULTING

We have conducted over 3,000 air pollution and meteorological studies and monitoring programs. Table 1 provides the approximate number of organizations we have conducted these studies and monitoring programs for by industry grouping.

Table 1: Number of Organizations by Organization Type for Which Enviroplan Consulting has Conducted Air Pollution and Meteorological Consulting Services and Monitoring Programs

Industry
No. of Companies
Steel and Coke
36
Electric Utilities and Independent Power Producers
58
Chemical, Petroleum and Pharmaceutical
40
Pulp and Paper
10
Other
71
Government Agencies
23

Following is our experience conducting air pollution and meteorological consulting studies:

New Source Review Studies for Private Industry

We have conducted New Source Review (NSR) studies in support of construction permit applications for 27 companies throughout the eastern half of the U.S. Many of these studies have included all the required tasks to obtain Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permits.

Air Pollution Permitting for Private Industry

We are one of the most experienced firms in the United States conducting air permitting for existing and planned new facilities This work includes conducting all technical analyses, preparing permit applications and negotiating permits under the Title V operating permit program, Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit program and other operating and construction permit programs.

We have prepared Title V operating permit applications for over 120 projects for 32 companies in ten states.

In addition, Enviroplan Consulting has written over 2,500 air permits under contract with seven state and local air pollution control agencies for projects in private industry from Florida to Alaska. This work involved the development of comprehensive air emission inventories, assessment of regulatory compliance, evaluation of alternative facility operating scenarios, development of Compliance Assurance Monitoring protocol plans and preparing MACT and NESHAP permit requirements for a wide range of industries.

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Model Attainment Demonstrations for PM2.5 and Ozone SIPs

We have conducted and continue to conduct emissions inventory development, control scenario evaluation and regional (CAMx and CMAQ) and local scale modeling to influence state agencies in their ozone, PM2.5 and visibility Model Attainment Demonstrations for State Implementation Plan revisions in several Nonattainment Areas on behalf of our industrial and electric power company clients including the PM2.5 and ozone Nonattainment Areas in Cleveland, OH, Chicago IL, Milwaukee WI and Birmingham AL.

Air Pollution Emission Inventory Development

The development of emissions inventory data bases has been a key element of the air quality services supplied to our clients. Our staff has developed facility emissions inventories in support of Title V operating permits and state Annual Emissions Statements. Many complex emissions inventories have been developed for fugitive emissions sources from coal-fired power plants and material handling facilities.

For nearly every air quality modeling study, our staff has conducted emissions inventory development. Our experience includes conducting engineering calculations, analyzing emission measurement data, and checking emissions inventory data with respect to published values. This experience also includes evaluations of control equipment efficiencies from both design and operating standpoints.

In our work writing over 2,500 air pollution construction and operating permits for state and local air pollution control agencies, we have developed many of the air pollution emissions inventories and in other cases reviewed and corrected the emissions inventories developed by permit applicants.

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Air Quality Modeling

We have conducted over a thousand air quality modeling studies.

Our air quality dispersion modeling studies include those for existing facilities in support of State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision requests as well as for new facilities including Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit analyses, nonattainment area impact analyses, and assessments to be included in Environmental Impact Statements. Our staff's experience in these areas includes the validation and application of alternative air quality dispersion models.

Our air quality modeling studies have included:

  •    Modeling in flat and complex terrain;
  •    Modeling of plume impact on tall buildings;
  •    Modeling aerodynamic downwash effects;
  •    Fugitive particulate emissions modeling;
  •    Cooling tower vapor and drift emissions modeling;
  •    Lakeshore and coastal fumigation modeling;
  •    Modeling of accidental releases of hazardous air pollutants;
  •    Long range transport modeling for concentrations, atmospheric visibility and
       atmospheric wet/dry deposition impact analyses in PSD Class I areas;
  •    Cumulative background source modeling;
  •    Modeling for monitoring network design; and
  •    Modeling in urban areas with large point and area source emissions data bases.
  •    Regional air quality modeling.

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Our air quality modeling experience and capabilities include application of the models in Table 2 among others.

Table 2: Air Quality Models Used By Enviroplan Consulting

AERMOD
CALINE3
SCREEN3
CONCEPT
CALPUFF
SMOKE
Comprehensive Air quality Model with extensions (CAMx)
PART5
Community Multi-Scale Air Quality Model (CMAQ)
NONROAD
BLP
GloBEIS
DEGADIS
GEOSChem
Mobile6
MOZART
MOVES
WRF
CAL3QHC
MM5

Hazard Assessments and Risk Management

Enviroplan Consulting has helped its clients in several industries comply with the chemical accident prevention requirements under 40CFR Part 68. Our services include:

  •    Determining whether and for which chemicals a facility is subject to the
       requirements of 40 CFR Part 68.

  •    Developing and implementing programs to exempt some or all of the chemicals
       from Part 68 requirements, and helping the client determine whether it is subject
       to the Program 1, 2, or 3 requirements.

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Air Pollution Control Technology Evaluations

Our staff has conducted numerous studies involving the evaluation of the technological and economic feasibility of air pollution control equipment for a wide range of emission sources. These studies have included BACT/LAER determinations in support of New Source Review permitting activities, case-by-case RACT plans for existing sources in nonattainment areas, and engineering studies to specify and oversee the installation of air pollution control equipment. We prepared the above air pollution control technology evaluations for many of the over 2,000 air construction and operating permits we prepared for state and local air pollution control agencies.

Compliance Management

Enviroplan Consulting develops Compliance Management Systems based on the principles of ISO 14001 to help clients improve their management processes for complying with all environmental regulations.

Our work has included:

  •    Identifying the compliance tasks the facility is responsible for,
  •    Assuring there is clear responsibility for who completes each task,
  •    Documenting the steps in each compliance task via Action work Forms,
  •    Building ownership and commitment of the front line people responsible for
       actually carrying out each task,
  •    Developing a Management Checklist to assure follow up so that if a compliance
       task is not completed when required this is known immediately and the
       responsible person is contacted,
  •    Keeping track of any outstanding corrective actions needed to maintain
       compliance.

Our staff has helped companies improve their environmental compliance management processes and develop compliance management systems at over 20 facilities. The benefits of these services are not just more effective compliance but in many cases lower costs of compliance.

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Community Right-to-Know Reporting

The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Title III Sections 312 and 313 established reporting requirements concerning chemical inventories and chemical releases to the environment for more than four million businesses. Sections 303 and 304 have also established requirements for planning, detecting, reporting and assessing the impact on public health of emergency releases of designated chemicals. We have prepared many SARA Title III Sections 312 and 313 annual reports including the Toxic Release Inventory Forms for our private sector clients. Our experience has been over a wide range of industries including the automotive, chemical, coatings and resins, manufacturing, petroleum, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, steel and coke industries.

Review of Air Permit Applications for State and Local Air Pollution Agencies

Since 1991, Enviroplan Consulting has been under contract to 11 state and local air pollution control agencies to support their air pollution control programs.

During this time we have prepared over 2,500 Title V, Title I, minor source, and other construction and operating air permits.

Development of Training Programs for State Air Pollution Agencies

For a state air pollution control agency, we developed a comprehensive training program for state air permit writers in air pollution control technologies. The program covered training in all principal control technologies for particulate matter, SO2, VOC and NOx.

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Transportation Projects

Enviroplan Consulting has helped state and regional transportation agencies conduct the air quality impact analyses for transportation projects involving motor vehicle, rail and aviation emissions including:

  •    Emissions analyses.
  •    Air quality impact analyses.
  •    Review of State Implementation Plans for making Project Conformity
       determinations with the SIP.
  •    Planning studies.
  •    Litigation support.

Work involves determining and assembling needed input data for emissions analyses with U.S. EPA's Mobile 6, PART5 and earlier versions of these models and air quality analyses with the CAL3QHC and CALINE3 Models as well as the Industrial Source Complex (ISC) Model and the AERMOD Model.

Among our clients have been The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Massachusetts Highway Department, the Massachusetts Port Authority, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, the New York State Department of Transportation, the New York City Convention Center, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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