Compliance and Permitting

Environmental Compliance and Permitting Assistance

When you need to understand diverse local, state and federal environmental regulations, as they relate to your facility operations and environmental permits, our environmental professionals can help.

AET provides permitting, sampling, reporting and management services for a wide variety of compliance issues related to air emissions, stormwater and wastewater, spill prevention, and solid and hazardous waste management.

  • Environmental compliance audits and plans
  • Air emissions permits for major and minor sources
  • Emission inventories and emission factor development
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)
  • New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
  • Wastewater discharge permit compliance
  • Industrial stormwater management and permit compliance
  • Construction stormwater management and permit compliance
  • Preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for industrial and construction stormwater
  • Preparation and implementation of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Facility Response Plans (FRP)
  • Solid and hazardous waste management

Working in conjunction with AET environmental professionals, you gain the insights to meet permit and environmental standards and make improvements to your facility’s processes before environmental compliance issues become unwieldy.

We provide a seasoned, professional team of engineers and scientists who add credibility with regulators for your reporting and compliance requirements,

Our support lets you focus on operating your facility, efficiently and safely

Our environmental professionals stay ahead of regulatory changes, so you can focus on operating your facility, efficiently and safely. We have experience with environmental compliance for agriculture, manufacturing, energy, mining, wastewater, and many other special-use facilities that must meet stringent and rapidly changing environmental regulations and laws.

We will tailor services to your specific operations for cost-effective permitting, tracking and reporting. We can also train your management team and staff to effectively manage your own compliance and permitting.

As an AET client, you will have a senior environmental specialist assigned to serve as your client manager. This client manager will be your main contact throughout the project. As new projects come up, we feel it is critical that the same person continue to stay intimately involved in your environmental compliance needs. This designated client manager will be responsible for drawing on other AET professionals, if additional expertise is needed.

We offer a wide range of environmental compliance and permitting support

Environmental Compliance Audits

If you are in the process of planning your new business, expanding your business, adding to your operations or have identified a potential compliance issue, we will work with you to determine applicable regulatory requirements and help develop an environmental compliance program.  AET has developed a comprehensive Environmental Compliance Checklist to assist with the process, based on your site operations, and can confirm a facility’s compliance and/or assist with bringing operations into compliance.

Air Emissions Permits and Compliance

AET air emissions professionals can assist with the preparation of air emissions permits for both major and minor sources, prepare air emissions inventories, develop equipment specific emission factors, perform emissions sampling and monitoring in accordance with existing permits We will also be your liaison with air emission permits and compliance regulators. 

More on Stack Testing and Air Monitoring

Wastewater Discharge Permit Compliance

AET has the expertise and equipment to sample wastewater discharges to confirm you are meeting permit requirements. This includes facilities that discharge to local wastewater treatment systems (pre-treatment or direct discharge) as well as facilities permitted to discharge directly to surface waters (pre-treatment or direct). We also perform reporting required by your permit and provide insight into any modifications to the permit that may be beneficial.

Industrial Stormwater Management and Permit Compliance

Industries that are listed under specific business codes are required to apply for coverage under the appropriate Multi-Sector Stormwater Permit. We assist with a facility’s application for coverage, prepare the required Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, help select Best Management Practices, and perform sampling and reporting required by a facility’s permit.

Construction Stormwater Management and Permit Compliance

Construction sites disturbing over one acre of land are required to apply for and obtain permit coverage under the required Construction Stormwater Permit Program.  Our environmental compliance specialists hold certifications in the design and site management of erosion and sediment control best management practices. We assist with the application for coverage, prepare the required Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, help select Best Management Practices, and perform sampling and reporting required by a facility’s permit.

Preparation and Implementation of SPCC and Facility Response Plans

Facilities that store large quantities of oil or oil products in ways that could impact surface waters if a spill were to occur, may be subject to Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) and Facility Response Plan requirements under federal and local regulations. We are available to prepare the required plans, assist with plan implementation, and serve as your regulatory agency liaison.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Whether it is hazardous waste, special waste or other industrial solid waste, many commercial and industrial facilities generate waste that need to be properly stored and disposed of, in accordance with regulatory requirements. AET Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMMs) and other environmental professionals will assist you with the proper management, tracking, disposal and documentation of your waste streams.  AET can also assist with training and facility plan preparation.

Contact an Environmental Professional

Related Services

Environmental Projects

Let’s discuss how we can support your project