February 1, 2017
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Shield Engineering has extensive experience working with all size businesses – from small operations to Fortune 500 clients - in a variety of industrial and manufacturing environments. Our team of professionals is dedicated to the responsible management of environmental resources, industrial construction projects, and waste. Our clients come to us both for guidance and assistance with large-scale and small environmental issues.
Services Shield provides include:
Shield Engineering provides environmental compliance assessments, monitoring, and training programs as part of auditing existing programs, defining liabilities and implementing program improvements to achieve compliance with facility permits. Our staff has extensive experience with all types of environmental permits and compliance rules throughout the United States including water, wastewater, stormwater, air, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, petroleum, and solid waste. We work with clients to develop specific assessment programs to evaluate potential permit deficiencies and create compliance and training strategies to prevent violations before they occur.
Our team has developed successful solutions that allow clients to identify, quantify, prioritize, and manage the environmental compliance and financial risks associated with ongoing and idle operations and resources. In doing so, we have assisted all levels of an organization in managing the daily aspects of their existing operations through policy development, compliance programs, regulatory research, and applicability assessments. We provide assistance in reducing environmental liabilities through the completion of comprehensive site audits, inventories, process reviews, and waste stream analyses. These efforts have resulted in cost savings, waste reduction, production efficiencies, and reduction of product/waste toxicity.
Our team provides strong capabilities to support Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) initiatives. We have collectively completed substantial EPCRA projects for private industry clients. These projects have included review and maintenance of hazardous waste management plans, air emissions documents, and waste inventories to accomplish project goals. We use our knowledge with waste inventories and databases to support related environmental management system programs for representative clients.
Therefore, whether your facility needs a Best Management Practices Plan to cover spent pulping liquor, soap, turpentine, or other industrial process spill prevention management and control, your facility’s stormwater discharges exceed permit standards, or you need assistance in making sense of EPCRA Tier II reporting requirements, give Shield Engineering a call. We can take a look at your operations with the focus on ensuring that you have the processes and procedures in place to operate within all permitted requirements. In the event that deficiencies are found, we will assist you with correcting them, whether it means developing new processes and procedures, or applying for new/updated permits.
Shield provides a wide range of services focused on Air & Water Quality.
Shield will help you stay in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule. If your facility has a aggregate above ground “oil” storage capacity (in any size container from 55-gallons and above) in excess of 1,320-gallons or 42,000-gallons in underground storage capacity, your facility will be required to comply with the EPA requirements of Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 112 (40 CFR §112) – Oil Pollution Prevention. “Oil” is defined by the Federal rule to include: petroleum; fuel oil; sludge; oil refuse; fats, oils or greases of animal, fish, or marine mammal; vegetable oils including oils from seeds, nuts, fruits, or kernels; synthetic oils; and mineral oils. Shield’s Professional Engineers are highly trained and experienced in interpreting 40 CFR §112 including its many modifications and amendments in the preparation of a certified SPCC Plan that meets the needs of your facility while complying with EPA requirements. But just having a SPCC Plan on the shelf is not enough, Shield can provide valuable assistance in the design and implementation of any structural changes or best management practices, required inspections or audits, record keeping, employee training, and much more.