Environmental audits are necessary to determine whether clients are in compliance with current and applicable federal, state and local regulations. If compliance needs are identified, we can assist our Clients in making the necessary improvements.
Complex and changing requirements of the following make the task of maintaining compliance increasingly difficult.
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
Business owners commonly need assistance in determining a business' potential to emit air pollutants. Potential to emit (PTE) is defined as: The maximum capacity of a stationary source to emit any air pollutant under its physical and operational design. Any physical or operational limitation on the capacity of a source to emit an air pollutant, including air pollution control equipment and restrictions on hours of operation or on the type or amount of materials used, stored or processed, shall be treated as part of its design. This definition does not alter or affect the use of this term for any other purposes under the Clean Air Act, or the term "capacity factor" as used in Title IV of the Clean Air Act or the regulations promulgated there under.
Under this definition, when calculating your PTE you must assume all emission units at a source will run 8,760 hours per year at full production capacity, unless your operation is restricted by a federally enforceable permit limitation.
Does Your Business Need an Air Pollution Control Permit? Klingner & Associates, P.C. can assist with determining if a construction and/or operating permit is required for your facility, and if needed, prepare permit applications. If needed, our services include design of manufacturing/processing facilities along with air pollution control equipment. (You may review a fact sheet produced by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at the following: Does My Business need an Air Pollution Control Permit?)