Environmental Compliance Services Maintaining regulatory compliance is an important part of operating a facility or owning property. Making sure that the facility or property adheres to environmental regulations helps an owner or operator avoid costly corrective actions, prevent government-imposed penalties, and preserve intrinsic property value. Environmental audits and site assessments are two methods of ensuring that owners stay in compliance - from acquisition through operation to final disposition.
Environmental compliance audits are the most effective way to identify deficiencies and areas of potential noncompliance. A thorough audit evaluates permit and compliance status with respect to federal, state, and local regulations. It typically covers areas such as waste generation and disposal, storage and process tanks, air emissions, safety and health hazards, and hazardous materials handling. As a form of due diligence, site assessments are critical to assessing the potential environmental problems associated with a site before any property transactions occur.
EMG has a wealth of experience providing a variety of compliance support services. In essence, we become part of a client’s “team” - representing and protecting the client’s best interests. We evaluate client procedures, operations and policies. If we identify a deficiency, we ensure client confidentiality and recommend a plan for corrective action.
EMG’s services in the area of environmental compliance include:
Conducting internal compliance audits
Conducting Phase-I site assessments
Providing environmental planning and management support
Evaluating and designing environmental management systems (EMSs)
Assessing procedures, operations and policies
Performing regulatory analyses to determine the impact of proposed actions or pending legislation
Assisting with the preparation of permits and permit modification applications
Identifying and coordinating permitting requirements at the federal, state and local levels
Compiling and analyzing environmental data in support of permit/and or Notices of Violation (NOV) negotiations
Developing environmental reports to fulfill regulatory requirements (e.g., EPCRA, TRI, and permit compliance reports)
Defining environmental liability and assessing risks
Identifying technologies and best management practices to enhance compliance while reducing permitting requirements, control and treatment equipment expenditures, and sampling efforts