ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

BGE Environmental Services

Environmental awareness has evolved. Keeping up with the regulatory environment, also changing at a rapid pace, can be a daunting challenge or worse—a lurking risk that could jeopardize your project. BGE can help you manage and mitigate that risk, whether it’s for a public or private endeavor. From planning through construction, our engineers and environmental scientists are standing by with the guidance necessary for compliance with local, state and federal regulations—preserving both the natural world and the viability of your venture.

Planning

  • Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Fatal flaw analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Regulatory risk analysis
  • Site selection studies
  • Routing studies and analyses
  • NEPA document preparation (CE, EA, EIS)
  • Public involvement
  • Pre-application meetings
  • Permit schedule analysis
  • Cultural resources probability analysis
  • Constraints mapping
  • GIS, natural resource inventory

Remediation/Site Closure

  • Phase II/III support and management
  • Waste management
  • Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) regulatory strategy
  • Voluntary cleanup program
  • TCEQ and EPA agency negotiation support
  • Spill response oversight and management

Construction

  • Environmental awareness contractor training
  • Environmental commitment documents
  • Environmental inspection/oversight
  • SWPPP implementation, inspection, reporting and management
  • After-the-fact permits, violations and enforcement actions
  • Agency inspections and site visits

Design and Permitting

  • Design alternatives analysis
  • Mitigation sequencing – impact avoidance and minimization measures
  • Scientific studies – wetland delineation, preliminary/approved jurisdictional determinations, protected species, cultural resources, hydraulic event modeling
  • Permitting risk analysis
  • Permit application preparation
  • Agency consultation and coordination
  • Permit negotiation
  • State Water Quality Certification, Section 401
  • SWPPP/NOI/NOT/Section 402
  • Clean Water Act Section 404
  • Rivers and Harbors Act, Sections 9 and 10
  • Hydrostatic Test Water Acquisition and Discharge
  • Endangered Species Act (Sections 7, 9 and 10) consultation, surveys, habitat assessments, permitting
  • Texas Antiquities Code Permit
  • Compensatory mitigation – risk analysis, mitigation banking, in lieu fee, permittee responsible mitigation; habitat restoration, enhancement, establishment/creation
  • SPCC plans

AIR QUALITY SERVICES

Our air quality services cover a wide range of guidance and support, including: the preparation of air permit applications; review of reports and other materials required for compliance; clear communication of scientific and technical information to project teams, clients or relevant agencies; and assistance with agency coordination, permit acquisition and compliance.

BGE scientists and environmental engineers know what it takes to comply with federal, state and local air-quality regulations while maintaining operational flexibility in highly competitive industries. These markets include petrochemical, pulp and paper, lumber, aluminum, carbon black and activated carbon production, oil and gas (upstream, midstream, downstream), power, food manufacturing and other manufacturing facilities.

Consulting and Engineering

  • New Source Review (NSR) permit applications
  • Federal Operating Permit (Title V) initial and renewal applications
  • Federal NSR Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and nonattainment permit applications
  • Air dispersion modeling and health effects review
  • Permit applications for planned maintenance, startup and shutdown (MSS) activities
  • Permit by rule registrations
  • Permitting strategies
  • Regulatory applicability determinations
  • Air quality compliance audits
  • Emissions inventories (including GHG and TRI)
  • Title V deviation reports and compliance certifications