Environmental Compliance

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Since 1985, Haley Ward has provided clients with sensible environmental compliance solutions.  Our staff of Scientists, Professionals, Engineers, and Technicians are experienced with environmental regulations and understand the importance of protecting human health and our natural resources.  Comprehensive environmental programs protect our clients against potential environmental liability and provide compliance with evolving rules and regulations.  Haley Ward has worked to build positive relationships with State and Federal regulators that facilitates communication and leads to improved outcomes for our clients.  Our clients include businesses, schools, hospitals, municipalities, solid waste facilities, manufacturing facilities, industrial facilities, processing facilities, land application sites, and various remediation and clean-up sites.

Haley Ward services include the following compliance areas:

Air Emissions

Air emissions estimates, permitting, and reporting can be critical aspects of any facility’s environmental compliance program. Startup of a new facility or equipment, modification to an existing site, or changes to regulatory programs can trigger new or additional compliance requirements. Haley Ward provides the experience and knowledge base to help our clients navigate compliance with applicable State and Federal Regulations.

In support of facility licensing efforts Haley Ward provides the following services to our clients:

  • Determining a Facility’s Potential to Emit
  • Minor or Major Source License Applications
  • Best Achievable Control Technology (BACT) Analysis
  • Air Dispersion Modeling and Impact Analysis

Following issuance of an Air License, Haley Ward assists our clients with their understanding of their ongoing compliance obligations and provides necessary support ranging from managing Title V compliance programs to simple monthly calculations.

Examples of these compliance tasks include:

  • Monthly Emissions Calculations
  • Annual Maine Air Emissions Inventory Reporting System (MAIRIS) Reporting
  • Gas Audit Reporting
  • Title V Annual/Semiannual Compliance Certification
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Evaluation
  • Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Evaluations

Environmental Monitoring

Haley Ward’s trained and qualified field staff has extensive experience in conducting groundwater, surface water, pore water, residential, and gas monitoring. Our experience includes all aspects of these programs to ensure compliance with State and Federal standards and guidelines. Haley Ward utilizes up=to-date sampling equipment technology to handle any sampling request. We have experience developing and implementing Environmental Monitoring Plans (EMP), Sampling Analysis Plans (SAP), and Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP) to make sure the requirements of your monitoring program are being met.

Our projects typically involve coordination with clients to determine their needs, coordination with laboratories, sampling in accordance with proper protocols, assessment of laboratory reports, and reporting of the lab results and field observations to clients and regulators. Typical environmental services provided include:

  • Groundwater and Surface Water Monitoring & Data Management
  • Residential Well Monitoring
  • Landfill Gas Monitoring
  • Landfill Flare Gas Monitoring
  • Leak Detection System Monitoring
  • Porewater Device Installations and Monitoring
  • Storm Water Monitoring
  • Wastewater Effluent and Spray Irrigation Site Monitoring
  • Special Waste Sampling (Ash, Soil, etc)
  • Soil Sampling

Petroleum, Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management

Haley Ward works with a broad cross section of clients to implement petroleum, hazardous materials, and hazardous waste management programs. These compliance programs are designed to meet the applicable requirements of the Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Waste, and Universal Waste rules.

Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management

  • Waste Characterization
  • License Applications for Treatment and Storage
  • Biennial Hazardous Waste Reporting
  • Manifesting of Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Generator Closure
  • Preparation of Hazardous Waste Contingency Plans
  • State of Maine Spill Prevention Control and Clean-up Plans for Hazardous Materials
  • Training on Handling and Storage

Petroleum Storage

  • Underground and Aboveground Tank Siting
  • Fire Marshal Permit for Aboveground Storage Tanks for Flammable or Combustible Liquids
  • EPA Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans (Tier 1 and Tier 2)
  • Spill Reporting
  • Chapter 600 License Applications and Renewals for Terminals
  • Secondary Containment Design

Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)

  • Toxic Release Inventory Reporting
  • Tier 2 Chemical Inventory Reporting
  • Emergency Planning
  • Exercise/drill Compliance
  • Facility Emergency Response Programs

Stormwater Compliance

Haley Ward’s experienced staff assists municipal, industrial, and commercial permit holders with State and Federal stormwater compliance. Industrial clients subject to comply with the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) receive assistance with Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) development and implementation, monitoring, inspections, trainings, and best management practices (BMPs) guidance. Municipal clients subject to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit receive assistance with Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) development and implementation including education and outreach, public involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE), construction services, post-construction services, and municipal good housekeeping measures. We have developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) to assist municipalities with IDDE Investigations including development of Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) to aid in illicit discharge investigations. We also provide services to municipalities seeking SOPs for construction and post-construction requirements. Commercial clients utilize our services for post-construction inspections and 5-year recertifications for long-term maintenance of stormwater management system which are completed by our professional engineers or a certified professional in erosion and sedimentation control.

Stormwater Compliance

Haley Ward has licensed wastewater operators and professional engineers on staff to assist with your wastewater operations and compliance. Haley Ward’s team has experience with wastewater license applications, compliance monitoring, NetDMR reporting, operation manual development, and troubleshooting guidance to ensure compliance with your waste discharge licenses.