Environmental regulatory and environmental compliance services perform site and facility assessments, analyze permitting requirements, review designs and recommend modifications, and represent clients before regulatory agencies. They may also provide training and instruction about federal, state, and local environmental standards and requirements. Some environmental regulatory and environmental compliance services help clients to develop plans and goals to meet these environmental regulations. Others specialize in the design of remediation processes, the management of remediation projects, and the preparation of corporate compliance certifications. Additional services may include assistance with site closure and gray fields, as well as permit preparation and submission.
Environmental regulatory and environmental compliance services help their clients to develop programs that minimize environmental risks and reduce long-term liability. These environmental programs may be designed to reduce employee exposure to chemicals; manage air, waste, and water streams; comply with aviation, shipping, and transportation regulations; or provide workers with required safety and environmental instruction. Hazardous waste management includes activities such as the characterization of new wastes, the submission of waste profiles, and periodic audits of treatment storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) for chemicals. Air quality management activities include the development of plans to contain releases and to mitigate the impact of accidents, typically with abatement devices. Environmental regulatory and environmental compliance services that specialize in storm water permits and wastewater treatment are also available.
Environmental regulatory and environmental compliance services can provide environmental training and instruction, file permits and write reports, and perform periodic audits. Training covers initial training and remedial instruction, as well as the development of client-specific programs that incorporate a company’s use of specific substances such as dry cleaning chemicals. By using a client’s own material safety data sheets (MSDS), environmental regulatory and environmental compliance services can provide employees with customized training. Service providers can also help their clients complete permit applications for new and modified equipment, submit period regulatory reports, and identify process improvements. Environmental regulatory and environmental compliance services that work with transportation companies can help trucking companies to develop plans for the shipment, transportation, and handling of hazardous wastes and hazardous materials.