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Air Pollution Regulations and Permitting

We have been the lead contractor in obtaining construction and operating permits for electric utilities, cogeneration plants, oil and gas production fields, and other facilities. We provide the technical interface with permitting agencies, estimate emissions, conduct risk assessments and prepare the application packages. Mr. Wilson was one of the first engineers authorized by SCAQMD as a Certified Permit Preparer (CPP) which assures the fastest possible agency review of the application packages. We have also participated on behalf of our clients in many rule making activities on the local, state and federal level.

A few examples:

Prudhoe Bay Power Plant 
Assisted Arctic Utilities, Inc, diesel and gas-fired facility in Deadhorse, Alaska, in obtaining their PSD, Title V and state air pollution permits to operate. We were the primary contact with the regulatory staff and coordinated other contractors.

Cogeneration Plant 
Assisted Harbor Cogeneration in converting their Permit to Construct into Permit to Operate for their 80 MW gas-fired cogeneration facility in Wilmington. We were the primary contact with the SCAQMD staff and testified at the variance hearings regarding the unit's progress toward compliance with the SCAQMD rules and regulations. We also assisted them on Air Toxics, Title V, RECLAIM emission trading and other issues.

Oil and Gas Producers 
Numerous permits to construct and operate have been obtained for oil and gas producers for various equipment and for entire facilities. We have also assisted in the development of emission limiting rules, emission trading, air toxics and Title V implementation.

Permit Processing 
Nearly 3000 permit application packages were reviewed and Permits to Operate were prepared in order to assist the SCAQMD Engineering Division in their efforts to permit several industrial groups.