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

973-575-2555 Phone

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GREENHOUSE GAS CONSULTING SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE


Statement of Qualifications Greenhouse Gas Consulting Services

Download our GHG SOQ


U.S. EPA Final GHG Tailoring Rule May 13, 2010

U.S. EPA Final GHG Reporting Rule September 22, 2009

Enviroplan Consulting's Proceedings Massachusetts GHG Reporting Rule Conference July 23, 2009

Enviroplan Consulting's WEBINAR April 6, 2010: The Road Map to a Low Emissions Future - Lessons Learned from National Grid


SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE

   Developing GHG emissions inventories

   Developing a carbon strategy with mitigation projects

   BACT Determinations for Greenhouse Gases

PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE

Developing GHG Emissions Inventories

Since 1972, a cornerstone of Enviroplan Consulting's professional services has been the development of air pollution emissions inventories for a very large cross section of industry and government. We have worked for hundreds of companies on air pollution emissions inventory development.

Under contract to five states and two local governments since 1994, Enviroplan Consulting has also been responsible for reviewing and evaluating emissions inventories submitted as part of air pollution construction and operating permit applications and renewals for over 2,500 permits.

Therefore, we are very familiar with combustion and other sources of GHG emissions for a very wide cross section of U.S. industry and government.

In addition to the above experience, we have over a decade of experience developing GHG emissions inventories for industry and government.

We also worked for the American National Standards Institute on helping develop its national accreditation program for Verification and Validation Bodies in accord with ISO 14065. A member of our staff also worked on the Technical Expert Panel of The Climate Registry's Electric Power Sector (EPS) Protocol (for GHG emissions inventories).

Enviroplan Consulting has developed GHG emissions inventories for its private sector and government clients and has used and/or is familiar with the following GHG emissions inventory reporting protocols among others:


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U.S. EPA emissions reporting procedures in the GHG Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 98)

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The Climate Registry (TCR)

      

- General Reporting Protocol

      

- Electric Power Sector Protocol

      

- Local Government Operations Protocol

      

- Oil & Gas Production Protocol

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The Climate Action Registry (CAR)

      

- Cement Sector Protocol

      

- Forest Sector Protocol

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The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative

      

- Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standards (Corporate Standard)

      

- Project Accounting Protocol and Guidelines

Developing a Carbon Strategy with Mitigation Projects

What is a Carbon Strategy?

A carbon strategy is a procedure for making the decision faced each year by a company or other organization (e.g. government unit) subject to voluntary internal or mandatory external mandates for carbon emissions reductions. The decision consists of deciding how to satisfy required carbon emission reductions in a way that best achieves the company's objectives. These objectives are expected to include reducing the costs of achieving the emission reductions and improving company relations with customers, government agencies whose actions affect the company's profitability, investors and the general public.

Why Develop a Carbon Strategy?

The costs of carbon credits generated from External Mitigation Projects are lower today than they will be when carbon reductions become mandatory over a broad cross section of the economy. Developing a carbon strategy today will permit an organization to take advantage of the lower current costs of securing carbon credits and have procedures in place to determine the lowest cost way of satisfying future voluntary and mandatory carbon emission reductions.

Developing a carbon strategy now will also be responsive to new Securities and Exchange Commission requirements of companies to disclose climate related risks.

Developing a climate strategy will also provide a company preparation for responding to a growing amount of litigation claiming climate related damages that have already been filed in three Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Finally, developing a carbon strategy may help a company further improve their public relations with government regulators, investors and the general public.

How to Develop a Carbon Strategy?

Each year, a company or other organization must decide how to satisfy its required carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emission reductions in a way that best achieves the organization's objectives. There are three ways (individually or in combination) to achieve the required CO2e emission reductions:

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Make internal CO2e emission reductions

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Undertake External Mitigation Projects that generate CO2e emission reductions

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Purchase Carbon Allowances and/or CO2e emission reductions from External Projects either under a Futures Contract for the year of the emissions cap or on the Spot Market

We will help an organization identify alternative internal CO2e emission reductions, the available tons of CO2e reductions from each internal project, and the cost per ton of realizing these reductions.

We will identify candidate External Mitigation Projects, quantify the available carbon credits from each type of project in a realistic geographic area that we determine together with you, quantify the costs and cost per ton of carbon credit through implementing each type of project, help you decide which project(s) to develop, provide guidance on the operational implementation of these projects, assist in project development and document the project and its GHG emission reductions in accord with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization ISO 14064-2 and any additional requirements of the applicable GHG program.

We will help the organization develop a system and procedures for determining the least cost way of satisfying its carbon reduction mandates through internal and external carbon credit development combined with the purchase of current or future carbon credits on the open market.

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Experience in Developing Carbon Strategies

Enviroplan Consulting's GHG Consulting Group has develop a detailed generic carbon strategy approach with the assistance of its strategic partners including MetroEnergy Solutions for building energy conservation projects, Cummings and Smith, Inc. for methane collection from landfills and several subcontractors including for forestation projects.

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BACT Determinations for Greenhouse Gases

The GHG Tailoring Rule was promulgated by U.S. EPA on May 13, 2010.This rule requires GHGs to be treated as an air pollutant subject to EPA's New Source Review (NSR) regulations including determination of Best Available Control Technology for GHG emissions. We will conduct these BACT Determinations for GHGs as part of our overall NSR services.

Since the original Prevention of Significant Deterioration Regulation was promulgated in the 1970's, Enviroplan Consulting has been conducting BACT Determinations for many of its hundreds of private sector clients for combustion units and process units in many industries. Enviroplan Consulting has also reviewed hundreds of proposed BACT Determinations for its seven state and local air pollution consulting clients for which it has prepared over 2,500 air pollution construction and operating permits.

U.S. EPA through its Office of Research and Development is currently developing its Greenhouse Mitigation Strategies Database similar to the BACT/RACT/LAER Clearinghouse. EPA is also in the process of preparing guidance documents to assist government agencies in making GHG BACT Determinations. Among the currently unresolved policy issues are whether reductions in GHGs from other emission units at the same facility or trading of GHG emissions from emission units not controlled by the source subject to BACT may be used in the BACT Determinations.

Enviroplan Consulting is closely following these developments and plans to review EPA's draft policy and guidance as they are developed. We intend to be well prepared to assist our clients in making BACT Determinations for GHGs when these requirements begin.

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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

Enviroplan Consulting's GHG Consulting Group is led by some of the nation's top experts on GHG issues. They include:


DR. JOHN BEWICK
DIRECTOR, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Verification and Validation Services

John Bewick, Director, Enviroplan Consulting

Dr.John Bewick is Director of Enviroplan Consulting's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Verification and Validation Services. He is certified by CSA America, Inc. as a Greenhouse Gas Verifier. He is directing for a large electric power company the verification of the GHG emissions inventory to be reported to The Climate Registry. He also specializes in conducting environmental assessments and audits. He has over 25 years of experience in the environmental field. For the American National Standards Institute, he was responsible for ISO 14065 Conformity Assessment determinations for GHG verification and validation bodies. Previously, he served as Secretary, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he directed an agency with 3,600 people and a budget of $120 million.

JAMES MAHONEY, Ph.D.
PRINCIPAL

James Mahoney, Ph.D., Principal, Enviroplan Consulting

James Mahoney, Ph.D. is a Senior Principal at Enviroplan Consulting. He focuses on research in the basic atmospheric sciences; consultation on planning and design of air pollution prevention and greenhouse gas emission limitation systems; and international climate management advisory studies conducted in approximately 45 nations throughout the world. Following his retirement in 2006 as Deputy Director of the National Oceanic and Administration as Director of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, he joined Enviroplan Consulting.He is currently Chairman of the Climate Change Education Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, charged with exploring improved methods of conveying climate change information and design guidance to private and public sector decision makers.

DAN STEEN, P.E.
PRINCIPAL

Dan Steen, P.E., Principal, Enviroplan Consulting

Dan Steen, P.E. is a Principal at Enviroplan Consulting where his primary focus is consultation on planning and design of compliance options for GHG emission limitations including the use of wind energy and other forms of renewable energy.  Following his retirement in 2009 as Vice President, Environmental of FirstEnergy Corporation, one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, he joined Enviroplan Consulting on a part time basis. He is former Chair of the Global Climate Change Subcommittee of the Edison Electric Institute. He has over 30 years experience in the electric power industry.

JOE KWASNIK
PRINCIPAL

Joe Kwasnik, Principal, Enviroplan Consulting

Joe Kwasnik is a Principal at Enviroplan Consulting where he focuses on assisting development of comprehensive strategic management systems for addressing climate change issues. Joe is the former Head of Global Climate Change at National Grid where he led their international effort to restructure the company to meet corporate emission reduction goals through the year 2050.Joe is the former VP for Environment (US) for National Grid.

STEPHEN GREENE
PRINCIPAL

Stephen Greene, Principal, Enviroplan Consulting

Stephen Greene is a Principal and a Lead Verifier for Enviroplan Consulting's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Verification and Validation Services. He is serving as a Lead Verifier on the verification of the GHG emissions inventory of a large electric power company to be reported to The Climate Registry. Prior to joining Enviroplan Consulting, he worked as a contractor for the American National Standards Institute where he was responsible for ISO 14065 Conformity Assessment determinations for GHG verification and validation bodies. Previously for 15 years, he served as Product Stewardship and International Environmental Manager for the Polaroid Corporation. Prior to that for 20 years, he was Strategic Corporate Manager of Environmental Affairs for Digital Equipment Corporation.

DR. HOWARD ELLIS, QEP
PRINCIPAL

Howard Ellis, Principal, Enviroplan Consulting

Dr. Howard Ellis, QEP is a Senior Principal with 38 years experience in air pollution emissions inventory development on local and regional scales. He is an expert in the major GHG Reporting Protocols including the General Reporting Protocol and the Verification Protocol of The Climate Registry and the International Standards Organization 14063, 14064 and 14065 Standards for developing and validating/verifying GHG emissions and for accrediting bodies who validate/verify GHG emissions. He served as Project Manager and Principal Investigator for the American National Standards Institute on a project to develop the ANSI national accreditation program for validation and verification bodies for GHG assertions and project reductions in accord with ISO 14065. He was a member of the Technical Expert Panel of The Climate Registry's Electric Power Sector (EPS) Protocol (for GHG emissions inventories).

ALLEN DITTENHOEFER, Ph.D.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Allen Dittenhoefer, Principal, Enviroplan Consulting

Allen Dittenhoefer, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and a Principal at Enviroplan Consulting. Dr. Dittenhoefer has 29 years of experience as an air pollution consultant in areas including estimation of GHG emissions, toxic air emissions and other chemical releases from complex mobile and stationary sources, atmospheric dispersion modeling, long range transport, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol physics, atmospheric visibility and multimedia environmental audits.

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