A Title V air permit is issued to major sites that are over a specified threshold of air emissions. This permit covers a plethora of federal and state regulations that are applicable to each major facility. A top chemicals manufacturer which had just recently been issued a Title V permit required assistance in developing systems to meet these requirements. Our people were instrumental in simplifying all the permit requirements in a simplistic format to enable comprehensive compliance with all requirements. These enabled the company to confidently carry out Title V deviation reviews.
To combat tropospheric ozone (smog) related issues, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) issued rules requiring major industries in the Harris County area to comply with more stringent environmental requirements for Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOC). Our technical team was key to the success of a major chemical site implementing these requirements and also prepared a detailed HRVOC Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) document for the site.
A major refinery in the Texas city area with an interest in carrying out a deep dive of all its environmental obligations used a team of experienced consultants across the US for this task. This exercise turned out to be the largest known comprehensive environmental audit of its time (Over $9 MM) and Green Curve's personnel played a significant role in helping the client achieve its intended goals of preparing white papers in different areas such as HRVOC requirements, Process Vents, etc.
Over the years, Green curves personnel have acquired authorizations for over 500 different projects of varying complexities, primarily in Texas. These include Permit by Rules, Standard Permits, Minor and Major NSR Permits and Title V permits.
Green Curve's personnel were involved in a project leading out of a conflict between the US EPA and the TCEQ. Yes you heard it right. The Federal and State Environmental agencies were openly in conflict with each other. This resulted in the corporate environmental leadership of a major refiner taking a proactive approach in changing the flexible permits that authorized equipments at the sites to stand alone permits for each equipment. Green Curve's people in a past role managed the project for a Texas City refinery of this major to successful completion
A. major chemical plant in the Beaumont/Port Arthur Area had to negotiate stringent consent decree conditions for flares and fugitives over a year's period with the EPA. Green Curve's personnel led every major aspect of this exercise, with interactions across plant, corporate and legal lead to favorable outcomes for the plant and a satisfied EPA.
Green Curve's personnel were involved in the implementation of EPA's NSPS Ja regulations involving Sulfur compounds in one of the top ten largest refineries in the United States. This involved a major environmental capital project in excess of $15MM, preparation of comprehensive Flare Management Plans (FMPs) and associated air permitting.
Green Curve's people have also been involved in various other initiatives such as Section 114 Requests, VERP programs, ISO audits, global e-waste, lithium plant and refinery HSE audits, etc.