Posts Tagged ‘Tennessee’

Approval of Tennessee DEC Plan To Control Lead Air Emissions

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

EPA has taken final action to approve in part, and conditionally approve in part, portions of the Tennessee State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission related to compliance with the 2008 Lead national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA, which is commonly referred to as an “infrastructure” SIP. In 2009, TDEC certified in its infrastructure submission that the Tennessee SIP contains provisions that ensure the 2008 Lead NAAQS are implemented, enforced, and maintained in Tennessee. EPA has made the determination that TDEC’s infrastructure submission meets the infrastructure requirements for the 2008 Lead NAAQS. This approval will be effective July 18, 2013.

As background, in 1978, EPA promulgated primary and secondary NAAQS for Lead; both primary and secondary standards were set at a level of 1.5 µg/m3, measured as Lead in total suspended particulate matter (Pb-TSP), not to be exceeded by the maximum arithmetic mean concentration averaged over a calendar quarter. In 2008, EPA issued a final rule to revise the primary and secondary Lead NAAQS. The revised primary and secondary Lead NAAQS were revised to 0.15 µg/m3. By statute, revised SIPs are to be submitted by states within 3 years after promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS. Tennessee provided its infrastructure submission for the 2008 Lead NAAQS on October 19, 2009.

On March 28, 2012, Tennessee submitted a letter of commitment to EPA to adopt specific enforceable measures to address the current deficiencies in the Tennessee SIP. On March 20, 2013, EPA proposed to approve the majority of Tennessee’s 2009 infrastructure submission and proposed in the alternative to conditionally approve some portions of the submission.

Tennessee Industrial Permitting and SPCC Rule Compliance

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Storm Water Permitting and SPCC Rule Compliance
Client: National Control Equipment Manufacture
Location(s): Tennessee

Key Elements: Industrial stormwater permitting, SWPPP preparation, SPCC Plan preparation and certification

Overview: Caltha provided technical services to this national pump and flow manufacturing facility to comply with the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation industrial stormwater permit. Services included preparing facility stormwater pollution prevention plans, preparation of TDEC application forms (Notice of Intent), and preparation of site-specific inspection checklists to comply with Tennessee inspection requirements applicable to this industrial sector. Work was completed using Caltha’s State SWPPP template, prepared to meet the requirements under the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation industrial stormwater discharge general permit.

In addition, the facility exceeded thresholds for on-site oil storage capacity that made it subject to the Federal SPCC Rules (40 CFR 112). Caltha prepared a Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan for the site to conform to SPCC rules as well as Tennessee DEC spill prevention and spill notification requirements. The SPCC Plan was certified by a Tennessee licensed professional engineer. Caltha then provided ad hoc technical support to facility to address questions during roll-out of the compliance programs for both industrial stormwater discharges and SPCC rule.

For more information on Caltha LLP SPCC services, go to the Environmental Health & Safety Plan | Spill Plan Information Request Form.

Facility SPCC Plan For Tennessee Manufacturer

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Facility SPCC Plan
Client: National Control Equipment Manufacturer
Location(s): Tennessee

Key Elements:  SPCC Plan

Overview: Caltha prepared the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan for this metal fabrication and equipment manufacturing facility located in Tennessee to comply with the requirements of 40 CFR 112, Tennessee spill prevention requirements, and Tennessee spill reporting requirements . Caltha staff conducted on on-site inspection to confirm controls and containment required under the SPCC rule were present and being implemented. Caltha prepared the SPCC Plan, SPCC inspection checklists, spill containment discharge logs, SPCC Plan Review log, and other elements required under 40 CFR 112. The SPCC plan was certified by a Tennessee licensed Professional Engineer.

For more information on Caltha LLP services, go to the Caltha Contact Page

Logistics Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance
Client: International Retailer
Location(s): California, Washington, Utah, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, Missouri

Key Elements: SWPPP preparation, Stormwater monitoring, Compliance plan, Permit application

Overview: Caltha LLP has provided consulting services to this international retailer at multiple logistics and warehousing locations to comply with individual State industrial stormwater rules. Services included preparing facility stormwater pollution prevention plans, preparation of State or EPA application forms (Notice of Intent), preparation of site-specific inspection checklists to comply with individual State inspection requirements, preparation of site-specific stormwater monitoring and benchmark monitoring plans to meet State requirements applicable to this industrial sector. Caltha then provided ad hoc technical support to facilities to address questions during roll-out of the compliance programs.

For more information on Caltha LLP SWPPP services, go to the Environmental Health & Safety Plan | Spill Plan Information Request Form.

Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Caltha LLP Project Summary

Project: Industrial Storm Water Permitting & Compliance
Client: National manufacturer
Location(s): California, Utah, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Kansas, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee

Key Elements: SWPPP, Stormwater monitoring, Compliance plan, Permit application

Overview: Caltha LLP has provided consulting services to this manufacturing at multiple locations to comply with individual State industrial stormwater rules. Services included preparing facility stormwater pollution prevention plans, preparation of State or EPA application forms (Notice of Intent), preparation of site-specific inspection checklists to comply with individual State inspection requirements, preparation of site-specific stormwater monitoring and benchmark monitoring plans to meet State requirements applicable to this industrial sector. Caltha then provided ad hoc technical support to facilities to address questions during roll-out of the compliance programs.

For more information on Caltha LLP SWPPP services, go to the Environmental Health & Safety Plan | Spill Plan Information Request Form.