Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance
Environmental Studies & Permitting
Natural & Cultural Resources
Compliance with stringent nonattainment air permitting rules can obstruct, delay or escalate costs for an industrial project before it begins. Purchasing costly emission reduction credits (ERCs) from the emission trading market is a conventional option if ERCs are available at the right time.
If you hope to develop or expand heavy industrial facilities in areas that do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, you face rigorous requirements to obtain a federal nonattainment air permit. Options include purchasing ERCs and internal emissions reductions, but each option features different timelines, costs, compliance implications and risks that are difficult to compare. An integrated emission reduction options analysis can strategically support regulatory compliance and streamline permitting, especially if tapped early in the project timeline.
Our team can evaluate your current processes and existing emissions to discover opportunities for internal emissions reductions that can offset your own expansions or avoid nonattainment permitting requirements. These can be more cost-effective solutions, avoiding open market ERC purchase costs.
Our broad capabilities in engineering, permitting, environmental services, construction and more can help you select, optimize and implement economical solutions aligned with your project schedule. Our integrated emission reduction consulting, design and construction services deliver complete streamlined solutions, eliminating the need for multiple firms and contracts. Integrated emission reduction solutions are most successful when your partner has a deep understanding of the challenges you face.
When project plans are complicated by nonattainment permitting requirements, we can help you evaluate all emission reduction options and find the best fit for your project. The best fit depends on the complex overlap between compliance, economics, schedule and risk management. We have the process experience, permitting knowledge and integrated design-build capabilities to deliver the best solution for your project success.