Permitting & Compliance

AquAeTer provides specialized expertise that is required for permitting and compliance solutions.

Our clients depend on our extensive experience in developing comprehensive permit applications for various types of media including water, air, and solid and hazardous wastes. We also offer compliance and support for both existing and proposed permits. We are successful because we understand the regulatory environment, we think both strategically and tactically, and we understand that maintaining compliance is a key business process.

Case Studies
Air Permits
AquAeTer¬†contracted to prepare Title V Air Operating Permit applications for seven Kerr-McGee (now TRONOX) creosote wood treating facilities. First, methodology was developed from available testing data and literature values (AP-42) for standardizing the emission factors for the various processes at a wood treatment facility. Secondly, state agencies were contacted to determined that these facilities were […]
NPDES Permit
AquAeTer provides ongoing assistance to an inorganic chemical manufacturing plant with their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit renewal and modification applications. In addition, AquAeTer has worked closely with plant personnel and the State regulatory agencies to facilitate permit renewals and modifications. In the past, projects have included designing a diffuser system, conducting mixing […]
SPCC plan
AquAeTer was retained by a new biofuel manufacturing facility to prepare a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan. Firstly, a site visit was made to observe storage areas and stormwater drainage at the site, and collect information for the plan. Preparing the plan entailed confirming the actual containment volumes and required volumes, determining spill/release […]
Stormwater Pollution
Stormwater Pollution
AquAeTer conducts Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Evaluations for two inorganic chemical manufacturing plants on an annual basis. Each year, the plants are visited to determine if the SWPPP has been implemented to evaluate stormwater controls. Findings and recommendations are presented to the facilities annually to improve the program and maintain compliance. Recommendations have included: regrade […]
Wetlands Permitting
Wetlands Permitting
AquAeTer was retained by a commercial real estate developer to perform a wetland delineation and assist with the environmental permitting for the construction of a commercial building in Louisiana. During the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment it was noted that the subject site was situated on hydric soils. AquAeTer confirmed these findings through a Preliminary […]

Permitting & Compliance Services

Air Quality

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Sinks
  • Minor Source, New Source Review (NSR)
  • Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)
  • Synthetic Minor Permits
  • Title V Operating Permits

Compliance Plans

  • Best Available Control Technologies (BACT)
  • Best Management Practices (BMP)
  • Compliance Evaluations & Training
  • Notifications of Hazardous Waste Activity
  • Risk-Based Alternate Concentration Limits
  • SARA Reporting
  • Spill Prevention and Counter-Measures (SPCC)

Groundwater & Soil

  • Affected Property Assessments
  • CERCLA Actions
  • RCRA Subtitle C and D Facility Permitting & Compliance
  • TSCA Toxic Substances Facility Permits and Compliance
  • Underground Injection Control (UIC)

Permit Applications, Modifications & Renewals
Regulatory Interpretations and Strategy
Regulatory Agency Negotiations
Water Quality

  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Stormwater Management Plans
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL)
  • Water Quality Standards Adjustments
  • Wetlands Section 401 and 404 Permitting