GRI – The federal Clean Water Act requires that

GRI offers a full line of UST, petroleum and environmental permitting and compliance services:NPDES Waste Water Permits – The federal Clean Water Act requires that all municipal, industrial and commercial facilities that discharge wastewater or storm water directly from a point source (a discrete conveyance such as a pipe, ditch or channel) into a water of the United States (such as a lake, river, or ocean) must obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. All permits are written to ensure the receiving waters will achieve their Water Quality Standards.Land Application Permits For Petroleum Contaminated Soil – Permitted soil treatment facilities that receive soil from numerous sources are referred to as dedicated contaminated soil facilities and  are designed to receive contaminated soil on a repeated basis. These facilities may use conventional land application rate, production facility storage, or containment and treatment methodologies. GRI can assist with the land application permit. Temporary UST Operating PermitsPermits To Install or Replace USTsUST Compliance Audits – Underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators have a responsibility to keep their regulated USTs in compliance. UST Compliance requirements have been established in an effort to protect human health and the environment from UST system releases.  Each state has an implementing agency responsible for assuring that all regulated underground storage tanks (USTs) meet the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) requirements for release detection, spill and overflow prevention, and corrosion protection.  The state implementing agency is responsible for tracking UST facilities, inspecting UST facilities, and implementing enforcement actions in accordance with EPA requirements.  GRI can help you prepare for and comply with the requirements of this audit.CERCLA and SARA – The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund, was enacted by Congress on December 11, 1980. This law created a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries and provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. Money is collected and the tax went to a trust fund for cleaning up abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) reflected EPA’s experience in administering the complex Superfund program during its first six years and made several important changes and additions to the program:stressed the importance of permanent remedies and innovative treatment technologies in cleaning up hazardous waste sites;required Superfund actions to consider the standards and requirements found in other State and Federal environmental laws and regulations;provided new enforcement authorities and settlement tools;increased State involvement in every phase of the Superfund program;increased the focus on human health problems posed by hazardous waste sites;encouraged greater citizen participation in making decisions on how sites should be cleaned upGRI brings experience working on state and federal Superfund sites. We have performed, supported, and/or produced remedial investigation and feasibility studies, remedial action plans, remedial design plans, and remediation reports.Tier I/II Forms – Submission of Tier I and II forms is required under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA). The purpose of the Tier I form is to provide State and local officials and the public with information on the general hazard types and locations of hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year.  The purpose of the Tier II form is to provide State, local officials, and the public with specific information on potential hazards. This includes the locations, as well as the amount, of hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year and are required for certain quantities of chemicals. To find out if you need a Tier II report visit the EPA Website at this address http://www.epa.gov/epcra/state-tier-ii-reporting-requirements-and-procedures Tier II Reports are submitted annually to local fire departments, Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) to help those agencies plan for and respond to chemical emergencies. Since the Tier II report includes all of the information found on the Tier I, plus additional information, most states require the comprehensive Tier II report.Form R Reporting – Form R reporting is also known as Toxic Release Inventory Reporting (TRI). The current toxic chemical list contains 595 individually-listed chemicals and 32 chemical categories (including five categories containing 70 specifically-listed chemicals).  The list can be found at https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/tri-listed-chemicals If a facility meets all three of the criteria below, it must complete the From R report online:Is in a specific industry sector (e.g., manufacturing, mining, electric power generation)  check yours here https://www.epa.gov/toxics-release-inventory-tri-program/my-facilitys-six-digit-naics-code-tri-covered-industryEmploys 10 or more full-time equivalent employeesManufactures, processes, or otherwise uses a TRI-listed chemical in quantities above threshold levels in a given year.

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