ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS

BGE Environmental Services

Environmental awareness has evolved. Keeping up with the regulatory environment, which is also changing rapidly, 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, and 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, and permitting
  • Texas Antiquities Code Permit
  • Compensatory mitigation – risk analysis, mitigation banking, in lieu fee, permittee responsible mitigation, and habitat restoration, enhancement, and establishment/creation
  • SPCC plans

AIR QUALITY SERVICES

BGE engineers and scientists 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
  • Federal Nonattainment NSR (NNSR)
    permit applications
  • State minor source permit applications
  • Permit applications for planned maintenance, startup, and shutdown (MSS) activities
  • Permits by rule
  • Permitting strategies
  • Regulatory applicability determinations
  • Air quality compliance audits
  • Compliance management systems development
  • Emissions inventories
    (including GHG and TRI)

 

  • Title V deviation reports and compliance certifications
  • Mass emissions cap and trade
  • Continuous emissions monitors QA/QC plans
  • Source emissions test plans preparation
  • Source emissions testing management
  • Preparation of toxic release inventories
  • Air dispersion modeling and health effects review
  • Air quality modeling in support of minor NSR permitting
  • Air quality modeling in support of PSD permitting
  • Air quality modeling for Class I areas
  • Visibility analyses
  • Emissions event modeling
  • Chemical release modeling